Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Durham University - UCAS

Durham University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Mechanical Engineering (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering is a highly respected course that will give you a clear understanding of the engineering challenges faced by industry and society across the world and provide you with the skills and knowledge to tackle them. Using leading-edge tools and technologies, the course will bring out your engineering best through a combination of theoretical and practical learning. You will work in taught modules, join in group design activity and complete your own research and development project.  The taught modules will introduce you to a range of advanced mechanical engineering topics including turbomachinery design, non-linear stress analysis, fluid mechanics, contact and friction, giving you the extensive knowledge base that is essential for an engineering career.   You will learn vital collaborative working skills by joining with other students in exciting multinational teams to carry out advanced design work to the appropriate design standards, using complex engineering analysis tools. A key feature of the course will require you to work independently on a research and development project that will help build your skillset and allow you to demonstrate how you are able to create your own innovative solutions for complex engineering challenges. Our MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering course is hugely fulfilling. Led by our mechanical engineering experts, it will provide you with all the skills and experience you need to build a successful career in industry, in further engineering research or in academia, the choice is yours.


Core Modules Research & Development Project Design Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery Applied Mechanics 4 Optional Modules available in previous years include: Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 3 Applied Mechanics 3

How to apply

International applicants

If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take a pre-Masters pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.

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

To be admitted to the MSc course in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, you need the equivalent of a UK Honours degree to at least an upper second class standard (2:1). This should normally be in an appropriate Engineering or Engineering-related subject including modules in Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists. Although in some instances we can consider industrial or other relevant experience if you have a different first degree. If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take a pre-Masters pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.

English language requirements

Durham University welcomes applications from all students irrespective of background. We encourage the recruitment of academically well-qualified and highly motivated students, who are non-native speakers of English, whose full potential can be realised with a limited amount of English Language training either prior to entry or through pre-sessional and/or in-sessional courses. It is the normal expectation that candidates for admission should be able to demonstrate satisfactory English proficiency before the start of a programme of study, whether via the submission of an appropriate English language qualification or by attendance on an appropriate pre-sessional course. Acceptable evidence and levels required can be viewed by following the link provided.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £13500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £13500 Year 1
Scotland £13500 Year 1
Wales £13500 Year 1
Channel Islands £13500 Year 1
EU £30250 Year 1
International £30250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £30250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The tuition fees shown are for one complete academic year of full time study, are set according to the academic year of entry, and remain the same throughout the duration of the programme for that cohort (unless otherwise stated).

Sponsorship information

For further information see the course listing.

Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Durham University - UCAS