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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design

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Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mechanical Engineering (General) Mechanical Engineering Design

Course type


Course Summary

From silicone chip production to the development of electric vehicles and jet aircraft, mechanical engineers connect innovation to everyday activities. Enhance your existing engineering qualifications, move into research, or gain advanced engineering techniques, with our highly-practical and challenging MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design postgraduate course.

Relevant for both graduates with a relevant engineering degree and experienced professionals, the course will guide you through latest methodology and practice. You will review the design, development, commission and maintenance of engineering systems. With a focus on your future career, you will also assess the social, legal and environmental issues associated with senior engineering roles.

You will:

  • Develop advanced engineering knowledge for a career in research in industry or academia
  • Develop rapid prototyping skills using our MakerSpace facility
  • Learn about the application of computational methods and packages in mechanical engineering analysis design and manufacture to solve complex engineering problems


You will learn using a combination of lectures, seminars and laboratory practicals. Seminars featuring smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor./p>

During your studies, you will use industry-standard design software and have access to engineering and computer laboratory facilities.


Mechanical engineering is a gateway to influencing the structures and systems that support everyday life. Equipped with advanced engineering knowledge and skills, you will be able to pursue careers in a wide range of industry sectors, including aerospace, automotive, energy generation and manufacturing.

As a course graduate, you may choose to apply your skills working in computer aided product design and development, computer modelling and simulation, materials engineering industries and automation in manufacturing companies.

Students Can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.


The module will help you to develop an understanding of the principles of mechanical engineering design. You will look at CAD concepts and how to use the underlying principles of rapid prototyping to solve real-world problems. As part of your learning, you will gain an understanding of legal requirements concerning health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues and to analyse their impact on engineering design. You will also be able to evaluate customer satisfaction and understand basic types of risk associated with manufacturing goods and products.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a relevant engineers honours degree at 2:2 or above, in subjects such as aeronautical, mechanical, civil or structural engineering. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more

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