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MSc Mechanical Engineering

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Full time | Lincoln (Main Site) | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mechanical Engineering (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme aims to provide the opportunity for graduates from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines to gain the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to meet the significant demands required of the 21st Century professional engineer.

Our Master's in Mechanical Engineering has been developed around the key strands of energy conversion, system design using computer-aided engineering, system control, and sustainability.

Study is based upon enquiry and action learning, where students are introduced to a topic and then have the opportunity to develop their understanding through problem-based scenarios.

You can be part of a thriving hub of research and development within the School of Engineering, where you will have the chance to work alongside academics on projects in collaboration with industry.

How You Study

Students will be taught through a mixture of lectures, laboratory and practical sessions, and seminar work in our School of Engineering.

Contact and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class, students are expected to spend at least two - three hours in independent study.

How You Are Assessed

The assessment strategy adopted within the MSc Mechanical Engineering reflects the programme's emphasis on applied practice and the development of a range of skills.

Assessment methods will vary from module to module, and this will include both coursework and examinations. Students will also be expected to complete a major research project following the taught modules.

Career Opportunities

Highly skilled engineers are in demand in the UK and overseas. Through teaching methods and high levels of employer collaboration, this programme aims to prepare graduates for careers in the power, energy, and mechanical engineering industries.


The aim of this module is to provide an overview of the management of projects throughout the project life-cycle, from concept to beneficial operation. Business has long recognised the imperative for good, integrated processes in order to extract best value from capital investments; this course explores the benefits and imperatives for adopting a Capital Value Process for selecting the right projects to deliver required business goals, and for establishing robust Project Execution Plans for delivering world class results, as well as facilitating executive control at all stages throughout the project lifecycle. The student will compare and contrast the differing emphases and approaches to project delivery for several professional bodies and will be introduced to ten key project principles which underpin world class project performance across a broad range of industry sectors. They will also practise using several strategic planning tools to aid objective decision making and option screening. Importantly, the course will establish the imperative of good health, safety and environmental performance as a business value. It is not the intention of this module to teach project technical skills, such as planning, estimating or contract administration, but more to equip future project managers with a broad range of skills and competences so that, armed with the core project principles they might harness the skills of a diverse team of project professionals in developing and executing major projects, programmes and portfolios of the future.

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Students need to have a honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience.