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Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc

Course code

H300PADVME

Start date

September

No placement available

Mode of study

1 year full-time

Fees

UK / EU:  £9,100

International:  £18,720

Entry requirements

2:2 (A-level)

N/A (BTEC)

N/A (IB)

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Overview

Brunel’s Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc degree allows you to specialise in one of two streams, thermofluids or solid body mechanics, and will give you the thorough learning experience you need to take your career in these areas to the next level.

This advanced course will help you to develop the versatility and depth to deal with complex challenges in fluid or solid engineering faced by senior engineers. It will provide you with the advanced knowledge and understanding to apply your scientific skills to solve problems and design machines that help us enjoy a better lifestyle.

Brunel’s expert academics are conducting some of the latest research in the field and this feeds directly into the course teaching. They collaborate with major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and leading industrial firms and government laboratories. We also work with universities around the world.

You’ll have access to our well-equipped laboratories with dedicated areas for fluid mechanics, internal combustion engines, vibrations and structural testing, and will use our high-tech computing facilities for simulation and modelling of fluid and solid research.

Our advanced mechanical engineering course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and is studied full-time over one year.

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Course content

In this postgraduate engineering degree, you will study the taught modules in terms one and two, each term being 12 weeks of full-time study. Four modules are the same for both streams, and the other four will cover your elective specialism in either thermofluids or solid body mechanics. You then move on to your individual project and prepare your dissertation. This will be an advanced piece of research relevant to either fluid or solid engineering.

Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.

Year 1

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Careers and your future

With Brunel’s Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc degree you will be ideally placed for employment in mechanical and related engineering. Typical roles include design, consultancy, maintenance, operations and project management.

Some graduates progress to research and development roles in manufacturing, aerospace, energy, automotive, micro/nano technology, nuclear and defence.

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UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology subject. Other subjects in a related area, including but not limited to physics and mathematics will be considered and assessed on an individual basis.

Entry to this programme requires all students who are not nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) and have temporary immigration permission to remain in the UK  to obtain an ATAS certificate. If you are made an offer to join this course and you are not an EEA national, you will be required to obtain an ATAS certificate as a condition of your offer.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

UK / EU

£9,100 full-time

International

£18,720 full-time

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

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Teaching and Learning

Our advanced mechanical engineering degree is delivered by a passionate teaching team who specialise in a variety of mechanical engineering disciplines, and enhanced by industry professionals who are part of our extensive network of collaborative partners.

Study will combine lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory experiments, computer modelling sessions, independent research, self-study and individual project work. There will also be guest talks from industry experts.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

Modules are assessed by assignment and/or examination. Your work will include written coursework, technical project reports, design project work, research assignments, an individual project and your dissertation.

 

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.