University of Southampton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Propulsion and Engine Systems Engineering (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) (Taught)

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Course summary

Our master's degrees in advanced mechanical engineering science combine the traditional aspects of mechanical engineering with interdisciplinary subjects so you can specialise in a career you want. You'll be exposed to modern issues in advanced mechanical engineering science, and explore the performance and reliability of rocket motors, jet engines and compressors. You’ll learn to analyse and design advanced electrical systems, and study subjects like gas turbines, internal combustion and, electrical and hybrid engines. This course is ideal if you are an engineering, mathematics or physical science graduate who wants to be challenged academically.


Compulsory modules include: Introduction to Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science; Advanced Electrical Systems; Aircraft Propulsion; Automotive Propulsion; MSc Research Project. Optional modules include: Advanced Sensors and Condition Monitoring; Applications of CFD; Materials for Transport Applications; Failure of Materials and Components; Spacecraft Propulsion; Fundamentals of Acoustics; Principles of Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries; Transport Economics; Microstructural and Surface Characterisation; Tribology for Future Mobility. For a full list of modules visit the website.

Assessment method

Examinations, presentations, coursework and dissertation

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences or a related subject.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Propulsion and Engine Systems Engineering (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) at University of Southampton - UCAS