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Full time | Paisley Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mechanical Engineering (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Our MSc Mechanical Engineering is intended for mechanical engineering graduates (and engineering graduates from related disciplines, eg aircraft, aeronautical, product design engineering) and will deepen and widen your knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering specialist topics.

In addition to enhancing your technical skills and knowledge, the MSc Mechanical Engineering will allow you to further develop your interpersonal and transferable skills. These will allow you to function in an advanced engineering environment as a senior engineer and manager.

The taught element of the course will focus on advanced mechanical engineering subjects such as advanced fluid mechanics and CFD, applied Finite Element Analysis and structural integrity etc. However, you will have the opportunity to specialise and explore a specific subject in more detail through the master's dissertation.

Our graduates will have developed expertise to improve their employability within design and development of the automotive, aerospace, offshore, oil and gas and all main stream mechanical engineering industry sectors.

The MSc is ideal for engineers holding a BEng degree that require a further learning element to qualify for Chartered Engineer registration.

Teaching & Assessment

Our Mechanical Engineering course is taught by highly-qualified and experienced members of the School’s teaching staff through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical classes
  • laboratories
  • case studies
  • specialist guest lectures

You will be assessed principally by:

  • coursework assignments
  • laboratory investigations
  • examinations

You will also be expected to present your work to internal staff and external industrialists as part of the learning and assessment process.


Advanced Fluid Mechanics and CFD (20 Credits) - Core
Advanced Engineering Materials (10 Credits) - Core
Structural Integrity (20 Credits) - Core
Measurement and Instrumentation (10 Credits) - Core
Composites Design and Analysis (10 Credits) - Core
Research Design and Methods (10 Credits) - Core
Advanced Heat Transfer (20 Credits) - Core
Applied Finite Element Analysis (20 Credits) - Core
MSc Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


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

A second-class Honours degree or equivalent qualification, in mechanical engineering or related area or an equivalent professional qualification or lower qualifications with appropriate professional or industrial work experience.