This programme emphasises the application of computational techniques and packages to solve complex mechanical engineering problems and provide engineering graduates with the advanced understanding skills and knowledge to pursue careers in a wide range of industry sectors.
- Learning Mode
- On Campus Learning
- Degree Qualification
- 12 months
- Study Mode
- Full Time
- Start Month
- January or September
- Location of Study
The MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering is designed to equip mechanical engineering graduates, as well as graduates of related disciplines including civil, materials, chemical, and aerospace engineering, with the advanced skills and knowledge demanded by the world’s leading employers in the automotive, energy, defence and manufacturing sectors.
In particular, this programme focuses on applying computational techniques and packages to solve complex engineering problems through the study of computational fluid dynamics, numerical simulation of waves, advanced composite materials, finite element methods, mathematical optimisation, and engineering risk and reliability analysis.
In addition to these core topics, you will choose from further optional courses covering topics in marine and wind energy, riser systems and hydrodynamics, fire and explosion engineering, structural vibrations and project management.
Finally, your individual research project will further hone your independent research skills and develop your expertise in a practical topic confronting the industry today.
This programme is developed and reviewed by an Industry Advisory Board, made up of experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds and also holds accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means the programme is designed and delivered in accordance with IMechE's high standards and that our students are well placed to progress to achieve professional engineering status.
Available Programmes of Study
Advanced Mechanical EngineeringQualification Duration Learning Mode Study Mode Start Month LocationMSc 12 months On Campus Learning Full Time September MoreMSc 12 months On Campus Learning Full Time January Aberdeen More
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
Additional Fee Information
- Fees for individual programmes can be viewed in the Programmes section above.
- In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
- For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.
Shell U.K. Limited is offering up to 5 scholarships for students commencing a Master's programme aligned to the Centre for Energy Transition commencing in the 2023/24 academic year. Find out more.
Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.
How You'll Study
- Group Projects
- Individual Projects
- Lab Work
- Peer Learning
Why Study Advanced Mechanical Engineering?
- Improve employability for a variety of different industrial sectors such as Aerospace, Marine, Defences, Transport Systems and Vehicles.
- Our geographic location puts us in a unique position of being able to offer a curriculum that is highly relevant to the needs of employers, alongside cutting-edge research. A degree from the University of Aberdeen puts you in a unique position to develop crucial business links alongside your learning.
- To ensure that the degree programmes remain current and connected to industry, the programme is developed and reviewed by an Industry Advisory Board, made up of experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds.
- Our close links with industry ensures that you experience lectures taught by industry professionals, get the chance to visit relevant organisations, attend industry events, and undertake MSc projects with leading firms.
- Our engineering graduates move into very successful careers with a large proportion working in senior roles in the industry, even as high as CEO and MD level. It doesn't matter where in the world you end up working, you are likely to have a fellow Aberdeen graduate engineer working with you. Our School of Engineering truly is a global family network.
The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
- 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in Mechanical/Civil/Materials/Chemical/Aerospace Engineering.
- Those with a 2:2 Honours degree in Mechanical/Civil/Materials/Chemical/Aerospace Engineering may also be considered if they can demonstrate 2+ years of relevant experience
- Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics and mechanical subjects.
Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate
The CAH3 code for this degree is CAH10-01-02 Students who need a visa to live or study in the UK must to apply for ATAS clearance. The ATAS clearance certificate must be valid when you apply for a visa to enter the UK. To find out if you need to apply for ATAS clearance, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme
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English Language Requirements
To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59
Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:
OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.
- an up-to-date CV/Resumé
- Degree Certificate
- a degree certificate showing your qualifications
- Degree Transcript
- a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
- Personal Statement
- a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme
There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.
This degree holds accreditation from
- Programme Coordinator
- Dr Vahid Vaziri
Information About Staff Changes
You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
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