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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. Students will also achieve Postgraduate Diploma in this course. 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. You will have developed the expertise to improve your employability within design and development of the following industry sectors: Automotive; Aerospace; Offshore; Oil and gas; all main stream mechanical engineering industry sectors. Graduates from this MSc have secured professional employment with major international companies such as: Rolls Royce; Howden; Doosan Babcock; Babcock International; Spirit AeroSystem; BAE System; and Thales Optronics. Upon completion of our course, you will have attained an internationally-recognised Master's degree and may pursue additional postgraduate study or doctoral level and secure a PhD studentship.

Different course options

Full time | Paisley Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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

Applicants need to have 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.