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Mechanical Engineering

MSc |
The MSc Mechanical Engineering programme provides practical skills and an understanding of fundamental theory to prepare students for the rapidly changing global market.

Key Information

Start date

Autumn 2016

Duration

Full time: 1 year.

Part time: 2 years.

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,000

Part-time: £4,500 per year

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,000

Part-time: £8,000 per year

Who is it for?

The programme is aimed at both new graduates and engineering professionals who wish to develop advanced skills in thermofluid, structural analysis, heat conversion and recovery, design and technology that are taught by leading experts in the field; all modules are updated by the latest advancements in technology.

This course is designed to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global market; with the focus on well-designed systems and processes that are key to successful commercial enterprises.

Objectives

This course provides a broad-based knowledge of the latest technological developments in mechanical engineering. This includes thermos-fluids, structural mechanics, renewable energy, gas turbine, IC engines and advanced heat transfer.

Students not only gain an in-depth understanding on fundamental theory, but also acquire practical skills and can appreciate impending developments in the Mechanical fields of technology.

The Dissertation provides a stimulating and challenging opportunity to apply knowledge and develop a deep understanding in a specialised aspect of your choice. Dissertations can be university or industry based and company sponsored students have the opportunity to develop their career. Successful industrial projects often lead to the recruitment of students by the collaborating company.

Accreditation

Institution of Mechanical Engineers logo

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

Requirements and 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

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.

Additionally, the University works in partnership with Kaplan International College (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 six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

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

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for application is 31st August 2016.

In order for your application to be given a full consideration, please ensure that you upload the following documentation with your application:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree (if you do not have your final results at the time of making your application please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks).
  • If you are not a native English speaker, or you have not been taught in English for your first degree subject, please upload Proof of English proficiency if you have already obtained it.
  • If you would require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake master studies in the UK, please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City University London, as well as explaining how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career.

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
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

If you have any enquiries please contact the Programmes Office:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

2nd
City's Mechanical Engineering department was ranked 2nd in London in the Guardian University Guide 2017.
11th
City's Mechanical Engineering department was ranked 11th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2017.
79%
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 79% of engineering staff ranked as 3*-4*

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

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Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

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

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.

Academic facilities

Mechanical Engineering facilities

The department has extensive experimental and computational facilities that students can use in the course of their study, particularly during the work leading to their dissertation. This includes micro-gas turbine test cells which are currently used to develop new technology for utilisation with concentrated solar power, fuel injection with applications in the automotive industry, screw compressors and expanders, and high speed aerodynamic measurements test rigs and wind tunnels.

The department also has a parallel computing cluster with licences to the most commonly used computational software in addition to in-house developed programmes.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City University London students.

Find out how to apply

Teaching and learning

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.

Modules

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.

Core modules

  • Advanced heat transfer (15 credits)
  • Advanced computational fluid dynamics (15 credits)
  • Advanced structural mechanics (15 credits)
  • IC engines and vehicle propulsion (15 credits)
  • Research skills (15 credits)
  • Combustion fundamentals and applications (15 credits).

Plus an individual project (45 credits).

Elective modules

Choose three from:

  • Gas turbine engineering (15 credits)
  • Energy utilisation and management (15 credits)
  • Renewable energy (15 credits)
  • Mathematical modeling in CAD (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Control (15 credits).
  • Academic expert
    Professor of Energy Engineering working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Academic expert
    Professor of Energy Systems working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Academic expert
    Professor of Fluid Simulation working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Academic expert
    Director, International Institute for Cavitation Research working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Academic expert
    Professor of Structural Dynamics working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.

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.


Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for application is 31st August 2016.

In order for your application to be given a full consideration, please ensure that you upload the following documentation with your application:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree (if you do not have your final results at the time of making your application please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks).
  • If you are not a native English speaker, or you have not been taught in English for your first degree subject, please upload Proof of English proficiency if you have already obtained it.
  • If you would require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake master studies in the UK, please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City University London, as well as explaining how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career.

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
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

If you have any enquiries please contact the Programmes Office:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Contact details

Programmes Office (room A302)

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