Introduction

This programme emphasises the application of computational techniques and packages to solve complex engineering problems. It offers students a broad range of advanced subjects across the mechanical engineering disciplines in order to work in various industrial sectors.

MSc Advance Mechanical Engineering is the latest addition to our world-class suite of engineering programmes; opening up a broader range of career opportunities in many areas of Mechanical Engineering.

The programme will provide graduate engineers with an in‐depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical topics, particularly in the area of computational mechanics, mechanical response of engineering materials and reliability engineering.

It will enhance the skills of experienced engineers who have been already working in industry and equip graduates with transferable skills required for demanding employment.

The programme emphasises the application of computational techniques and packages to solve complex engineering problems. This will be accomplished by core courses. Since the new MSc programme involves a broad range of applications in Mechanical Engineering, students tailor the programme to their future goals and preferences through their individual project and by choosing two of five optional courses.

Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Learning Mode
On Campus Learning
Degree Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 Year
Study Mode
Full Time
Start Month
September

What You'll Study

The information below applies to the 1 year full time on campus learning MSc programme which runs in September.

Semester 1

Compulsory Courses

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Simulation of Waves
  • Advanced Composite Materials

Optional Courses

Plus 1 of the following:

  • Fire and Explosion
  • Structural Vibrations
  • Project Management
Semester 2

Compulsory Courses

  • Finite Element Methods
  • Mathematical Optimisation
  • Engineering Risk and Reliability Analysis

Optional Courses

Plus 1 of the following:

  • Riser Systems and Hydrodynamics
  • Hydro, Marine and Wind Energy
Semester 3

Compulsory Courses

Individual Project in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Course Availability

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.

How You'll Study

Learning Methods

  • Group Projects
  • Individual Projects
  • Lab Work
  • Lectures
  • Peer Learning
  • Research
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

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.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • 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.

English Language Requirements

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.

Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Physical Sciences Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.

If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.

Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Document Requirements

You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme.

CV
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

Fees and Funding

You will be classified as one of the fee categories below.

Fee information
Fee category Cost
Home / EU / RUK Students £5,200
Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year
International Students £19,000
Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year

Additional Fees

  • 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.

Our Funding Database

View all funding options in our Funding Database.

Careers

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 Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

Our Experts

Programme Coordinator
Dr Mehmet Kartal

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.

Contact Us

Address
College of Physical Sciences Graduate School
University of Aberdeen
Fraser Noble Building
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3UE