Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The programme is aimed at students who already have an in depth knowledge of a mechanically-based Engineering area, and who wish to specialise further in an area of Mechanical Engineering. You will be able to choose study modules that align with your background, your choice of specialisation area and your project topic. This programme will teach you advanced skills in computational modelling, numerical and experimental techniques in one of the following areas of mechanical engineering: solid mechanics, robotics and automation, or thermofluids and combustion. The MSc will enable you to develop novel computational and technology products for the mechanical engineering industries as well as perform design and analysis of mechanical engineering systems.

This MSc includes a substantial research project in advanced mechanical engineering, supervised by staff working in a wide range of research areas and working in our excellent facilities. These include high performance computing clusters owned by QMUL, a wide range of internal combustion engines, heat transfer facilities, wind tunnels, an anechoic chamber, a UK cueSim Flight Simulator, a France-Price Induction jet engine test bench, and materials synthesis and characterisation labs. Whenever possible we try to link up project students with one of our industrial partners, for example last year two of our students worked on a project in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover.

Our graduates work in research, development and consultancy positions within the engineering and materials industries for companies such as BAE Systems, Atkins and JRI Orthopaedics. Many graduates apply their degree knowledge directly, working as engineers and/or scientists in sectors relevant to those they have studied. Some graduates use their MSc to secure positions within the wider fields of mechanical and general engineering. Others work in areas beyond those directly related to their degree, including regulatory bodies, teaching, finance and the NHS. The range of skills developed through our programmes, coupled with opportunities for extracurricular activities and work experience, has enabled our graduates to move into careers across many successful companies both in the UK and worldwide. A significant proportion of our graduates also go on to undertake PhDs in engineering and materials science.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in a mechanically-based engineering subject or equivalent. Each application is individually assessed; you are recommended to contact us for guidance in specific cases.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5.
  • IELTS score: 6.5