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Mechanical Engineering (Conversion Programme) MSc

Mechanical Engineering (Conversion Programme) MSc

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mechanical Engineering (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc conversion programme is aimed at students who already have a science background and want to convert to a career in mechanical engineering. You’ll work on a project with one of our internationally respected research teams and gain solid practical and theoretical skills to boost your chosen trajectory.

  • Join a dynamic, internationally leading research team at a top UK university
  • Be taught by world-leading academics and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Work in our state-of-the-art facilities


School facilities include:

  • Combustion Laboratory
  • Computational Modelling Facilities
  • Mechanical Testing Facilities
  • Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer Labs
  • Workshops for Engineering Manufacture
  • Our ARQ lab is equipped with: robotic-arms, mobile platforms, mechatronic and control systems, swarm robots, humanoid robotic systems, virtual reality and haptic interfaces and human motion tracking systems

Career paths

You’ll leave this MSc as a very well-qualified graduate, with opportunities for employment both in many leading industries as well as in research.

Our Industrial Liaison Forum gives you a chance to network with our industrial partners and build your professional contacts.

Graduates from SEMS postgraduate programmes have gone onto a diverse range of job roles including:

  • Engineering Professionals – Civil, Design, Electrical, Mechanical
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Actuary
  • Management Consultant


Five elective modules - Core
Four compulsory module - Core
Research project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a Science, Mathematics or related discipline.