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Course summary

Our MSc course offers the chance to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering. Building upon a broad base, we offer a number of streams which allow you to specialise in one particular area such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing or a general advanced mechanical engineering option. These streams build on our key research and academic strengths, along with our strong industrial links. Modules and projects are delivered by internationally recognised experts in the area, including specialist lectures from industrial experts.


You will share the same first year across the department - developing knowledge of the engineering fundamentals, science and design. The science subjects studied include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics and electro-mechanical systems. In design, the emphasis is on project work and in both the first and second years, you will undertake a design, make and test project, which you will manufacture in the department's well-equipped student workshop. Course flexibility opens up in the third and fourth years, with optional modules to help you tailor your degree to your interests and aspirations. You can choose the broad mechanical engineering programme, or you can pick one of the specialist streams (aerospace, automotive, bioengineering, management, manufacture, materials, mechatronics or sustainability). You will undertake a major group design-and-make project in your third year and an individual research project in your final year, many of which are based on real industry-relevant problems or challenges.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 8.5 in Mathematics 5 and 8.5 in either Physics (preferred) or Further Maths as a second subject, or Mathematics with any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Design, Economics, Psychology, Electronics, Computer Science. GCSE requirements for all applicants - English grade C/4 or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Mechanical Engineering at University of Nottingham - UCAS