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Mechanical Engineering  MSc

Overview

This course provides broad-based knowledge of the latest technological developments in mechanical engineering:

  • Internal combustion engines
  • Renewable energy and alternative fuel
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Gas turbine engineering
  • Vehicle engineering
  • Computer aided design.

You will be trained in structured design process using the latest version of industry standard CAD tools; CATIA, Ansys, Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES), Fluent and solid work.

Our cutting edge academics deliver modules in mechanics, structures, dynamics of structures, materials, fluids, thermodynamics and mechatronics. These modules are designed to improve your knowledge in science and technology, but they also help to develop transferable skills such as communication, team work, leadership, multi-tasking, planning and management. These important skills will help you to become successful in your future career and initiating new innovative technologies.

The course requires that each student completes a research project which will:

  • Focus your research interests
  • Develop your report writing
  • Enhance your presentation, critical thinking and analytical skills.


There are a wide range of project areas to choose from which include materials, energy conversation, compressors, expanders, energy efficient vehicle technologies and appropriate technologies. These projects are often the result of a collaboration between our students and either local, national or global companies.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics has international reputation for the excellence of its research which is funded by many national and international bodies, including the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), European Research Council (ERC) and European Commission (EC).

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

The School offers generous scholarships, bursaries and prizes for this course:

This MSc is accredited by the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers and satisfies the academic requirement for applications for chartered engineer status.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree in mechanical or automotive engineering or a related scientific or engineering discipline, or the equivalent from an international institution.

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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £16,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year
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Start Date:

Autumn 2016

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree in mechanical or automotive engineering or a related scientific or engineering discipline, or the equivalent from an international institution.

Consideration is given to candidates who can demonstrate work experience in an appropriate field.

Other Suitable Qualifications

INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

Additionally, the University works in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

Course Content

This course develops the broad skills and knowledge base required by mechanical engineers and provides a platform for career development.

City's internationally-recognised Research Centre for Energy and Transport has excellent computational and experimental facilities which cover all topics including several modern test facilities for experimentations and advanced optical/mechanical instruments for different diagnostic methods. Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and dissertation will lead to the award of a Masters degree. Specialisations include computer-aided design, energy systems and management, combustions, IC engines, screw compressors and expanders, experimental techniques, mechatronics and dynamics of structures.

Course Structure

Modules include:

Core modules:

  • Advanced heat transfer
  • Advanced computational fluid dynamics
  • Advanced structural mechanics
  • IC engines and vehicle propulsion
  • Research skills
  • Combustion fundamentals and applications.

Plus

  • Individual project

Three elective modules from:

  • Gas turbine engineering
  • Energy utilisation and management
  • Renewable energy
  • Mathematical modeling in CAD.

Read the full programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching

The course is taught by staff from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering and some external industrial experts. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and seminars. Throughout the programme, teaching and learning strategies are designed to encourage independent self study and teamwork, creativity and critical thinking.

Assessment

Assessment is based on marks obtained throughout the year for courseworks, class tests,  and end-of-year examinations. Modules, based on coursework only, are assessed through substantial individually designed courseworks, assignments and small projects. IT skill is assessed through submitted work on CATIA design reports and computational courseworks.

Read the full programme specification

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £16,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

The School offers generous scholarships, bursaries and prizes for this course:

Career Prospects

City's Mechanical Engineering MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and provides a path for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer status. Blending theory and practice, this course develops the broad skills and knowledge base required by mechanical engineers, providing a platform for career development. You will be equipped with the skills and confidence needed to fulfil leading engineering roles with critical thinking and creativity.

Our academic staff are at the cutting edge of their field and many have research collaborations with different organisations including:

  • Toyota
  • Shell
  • Delphi
  • BP

These connections often lead to employment opportunities but many students also find employment in other companies.


Where are they now? Employment destinations of graduates include:

  • Ford
  • Rolls Royce
  • Lotus
  • BP
  • Howden
  • Shell
  • Heliex
  • Sortex
  • Transport for London
  • Jaguar
  • Toyota
  • Delphi
  • Holroyd

These companies actively participate in developing and monitoring our course content and student research projects. The course has been designed and developed in collaboration with industry and the professional bodies so that in addition to strong academic qualifications, students will gain the important skills and knowledge for a successful career.


Apply for MSc Mechanical Engineering

We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post as soon as possible after submitting your online application to:

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
City University London
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London
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