City, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Advanced Mechanical Engineering (Taught)

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Course summary

Whether you are a new graduate or an engineering professional, this course has been designed to help you develop advanced skills in thermofluids science and technology, fluid dynamics, structural analysis, heat conversion and recovery. You will learn with leading experts in the field on modules informed by the latest developments in technology and practice. This course is designed to help you meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global market, with a focus on advanced thermal power, systems and processes. As a result, your studies will prepare you for a successful career in a wide range of engineering enterprises. The programme has been developed from our research strength in fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, mathematical modelling in CAD, renewable and sustainable energy, gas turbine engineering, IC engines and powertrain, and advanced heat transfer. The Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc will help you:

  • Gain advanced knowledge of the latest technological developments in advanced mechanical engineering, particularly in thermo-fluids applications.
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals, practical skills and an appreciation of the latest developments in engineering solutions in the energy and transport sectors.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the general areas of Mechanical Engineering subjects and to extended knowledge of underlying principles of modern methods of control and design of vehicle and power  train systems.
  • Assess the behaviour of mechanical, aeronautical or electrical systems.
  • Apply advanced methods of analysis to mechanical, aeronautical or electrical systems.
  • Gain extended knowledge of the underlying principles of modern methods of design of mechanical, aeronautical or electrical systems with appropriate methods.
  • Appreciate advanced computer methods, e.g. CFD and CAD, using different software techniques.
The course has been accredited regularly by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), on behalf of the Engineering Council.


On this MSc, there are six taught modules equating to 120 credits, plus a dissertation of 60 credits. The taught part of the MSc is structured into modules of 20 credits each. If we have an insufficient number of students interested in an elective module, this may not be offered. In rare cases, one or two elective modules may not run due to low interest or unanticipated changes in timetabling, including scheduling clashes, room and staff availability. If an elective module will not run, we will advise you at the beginning of every academic term or as soon as possible, and help you choose an alternative module. The dissertation provides a stimulating and challenging opportunity to apply knowledge and develop a deep understanding in a specialised topic of your choice. Dissertations can be research- or industry-inspired, allowing you to prepare for your future career choices. The course follows a weekly teaching structure delivered at City, throughout the year at the rate of four days per week. 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 an MSc degree.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on marks obtained throughout the year for your coursework, class tests, end of year exams and dissertation. IT skill is assessed through submitted work on design reports and computational coursework. Your dissertation provides a stimulating and challenging opportunity to apply your knowledge and develop a deep understanding in a specialised topic of your choice. Dissertations can be research or industry inspired, allowing you to prepare for your future career choices.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree with lower second class honours or above, 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, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners. INTO City, University of London Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre. These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering. Kaplan International College London City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students wishing to complete their postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20760 Year 1
England £10110 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10110 Year 1
Scotland £10110 Year 1
Wales £10110 Year 1
International £20760 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Advanced Mechanical Engineering at City, University of London - UCAS