Engineering (Research) University of Aberdeen

Our research extends from theoretical mechanics through computational modelling to advanced engineering and incorporates subject-focused Research Groups; and problem-focused Research Programmes.

The School of Engineering is a modern School which offers Honours Degrees of MEng and BEng, and postgraduate opportunities in a wide range of topics across the spectrum of engineering activity.

The School has a strong tradition of success in research with an international reputation in a number of areas including applied dynamics, impact mechanics, engineering materials, sediment transport, communications protocols, and holography.

All areas of research in the School are supported by modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and fully networked computing facilities including major engineering commercial software. There is excellent technical support provided by electronic and mechanical engineering workshops.

  • Qualification

    MSc (Res)

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Location

    King's Campus

  • Duration

    24 months


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Course details

Assessment method

Students undertake a research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and, unlike a postgraduate taught degree by coursework and dissertation, there are no formal lectures or seminars and work is not formally examined until after the final thesis is submitted. The thesis is required to display evidence of originality or present a satisfactory, orderly and critical exposition of existing knowledge within the field concerned.


Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours undergraduate degree in an appropriate field.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The part-time fee rate for research postgraduate programmes is 50% of the relevant full-time fee rate.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

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