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Advanced Mechanical Engineering - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Our Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc focuses on the key skills required by the modern mechanical engineer. It aims to provide education in mechanical engineering that will enable you to proceed to Chartered Engineer status. You will develop the versatility and depth of knowledge to deal with new and unusual challenges across a wide range of disciplines, within engineering and beyond.

Teaching is underpinned by research in automotive systems, biomedical engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, electrical and thermal energy systems, energy conversion/storage and sustainable cities. You’ll also complete an individual research project – an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by you in conjunction with your academic supervisor.

*Before you apply, we ask that you look at the problems presented here for the prescribed mathematical concepts and check whether you can do them. All applicants will be required to take an online maths test as part of the application process.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Precision Engineering and Microsystems
  • Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Individual Project

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • Mathematical and Computational Modelling
  • Heat Transfer Theory and Design
  • Renewable Energy
  • Fuel Cells and Energy Storage

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


The degree comprises eight taught modules and a project. The individual research project is an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by you in conjunction with your academic supervisor. Previous project titles include: CFD for electric car battery cooling system design; Developing and testing an improved solar thermal collector (for hot water); Modelling and simulation of biological control systems.

Contact Hours:

The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

i) Eight taught modules (15 credits each)

ii) A research project (60 credits)

The typical workload for a 15-credit module is as follows:

i) 20-30 hours of lectures/seminars

ii) 5 hours of laboratory work

iii) 45 hours of private/directed study

iv) 70 hours of assessed work

The research project is valued at 60 credits and students should plan to execute around 600 hours of work towards the completion of the project dissertation.

Class Sizes:

Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.


A combination of coursework and written examinations.

Our graduates have gone on to work in sectors including: Construction, Manufacturing; Information and communication; Professional, scientific and technical activities.

They have progressed into roles such as: Mechanical Engineer, Assistant Site Engineer, Analyst.

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant branch of engineering or science.

Important note: In order for you to cope easily with the course we are looking for competence in the majority of the mathematics taught in the first and second year of an undergraduate Engineering or Physics course.

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

Department of Study

School of Engineering

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Offer holders qualify to apply for a School of Engineering Taught Master’s Scholarship. For 2018 entry, 9 Scholarships were available for £5k-£10k each.

Additional Course Costs

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.

How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.