Advanced Mechanical Engineering, MSc

Advanced Mechanical Engineering, MSc

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.

Study Information

Study Options

Learning Mode
On Campus Learning
Degree Qualification
MSc
Duration
12 months
Study Mode
Full Time
Start Month
September or January
Location of Study
Aberdeen
Subject marketing image

The MSc Advanced 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 and related areas, including automotive, energy, defence and manufacturing.

The programme provides mechanical engineer graduates, and graduates of related disciplines including civil, materials, chemical, aerospace engineering, 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.

In addition, the programme is designed to enhance the skills of experienced engineers who have been already working in industry and equip graduates with transferable skills required for demanding employment.

This advanced Master's programme emphasises the application of computational techniques and packages to solve complex engineering problems through core courses alongside a range of optional courses and the individual research project, which you can choose depending on your career interests. The optional courses available reflect the wide range of mechanical expertise present in the School, including fire and explosion engineering, structural vibrations, project management and riser systems and hydrodynamics.

2022 NEO Energy Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

NEO Energy, an independent full-cycle energy business in the UKCS, are offering two postgraduate scholarships in a variety of taught degree programmes at the University of Aberdeen. Each scholarship is worth £20,000 each for Home/UK students commencing an energy-related postgraduate degree in September 2022.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 24 August 2022. Full details can be found at: https://abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/610

Available Programmes of Study

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.

Fee 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.

Scholarships

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

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

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

Please enter your country to view country-specific entry requirements.

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:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

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

Read more about specific English Language requirements here.

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. 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.

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

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 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.

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.

Get in Touch

Contact Details

Address
Student Recruitment & Admissions
University of Aberdeen
University Office
Regent Walk
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX