School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

MSc Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

This innovative MSc course provides an advanced understanding of mechanical engineering, with the aim of producing postgraduates who can overcome the new and exciting challenges of the subject, and encourage imaginative and creative innovation.

This innovative MSc course provides an advanced understanding of mechanical engineering, with the aim of producing postgraduates who can overcome the new and exciting challenges of the subject, and encourage imaginative and creative innovation.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

This innovative MSc course provides an advanced understanding of mechanical engineering, with the aim of producing postgraduates who can overcome the new and exciting challenges of the subject, and encourage imaginative and creative innovation. Balancing academic theory with practical considerations, this course covers key areas of the mechanical sciences such as stress analysis, CFD and heat transfer, along with product design, advanced materials, research methods and computer-aided engineering. 

A principal component of the course is the dissertation project, which is usually associated with current research activity or industrial consultancy in the School of Engineering, allowing students to gain substantial expertise in one specific area.

You will pay attention to the development of investigative modelling and computational strategies. This will allow you acquire advanced knowledge and a systematic understanding of contemporary finite element modelling techniques, to analyse the behaviour of complex engineering systems and components. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of advanced solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and other analytical techniques used in product development and sustainability, and to apply these techniques to synthesise novel designs for a range of engineering applications.

What happens on the course?

Modules will include:

  • Research Methods and Professional Skills
  • Design Optimisation and Simulation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • CAD and Product Definition
  • Applied Stress Analysis
  • MSc Project

The assessment methods used with the programme are varied, formative and will develop your transferable skills as well as your technical ability. The ability to plan, judge, communicate complex issues, solve problems logically, and develop original solutions while critically appraising the work of others and managing your own learning are all significant contributors to determine your grade for a module.

Some modules on the course are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination. The coursework is designed to assess practical skills and problem-solving ability, whereas the examination will focus more on assessing knowledge and understanding. Some modules will be teaching practical applied skills and so may be assessed entirely by coursework which might include laboratory work, report writing, and presentations.

The learning strategy will promote the transferable skills gained during the course. These will include project management, analytical thinking, process application, and materials analysis, allowing you to pursue a career in mechanical engineering. Where possible, you will be encouraged to undertake live industrial projects as part of your study, which will assist those who may choose industrially based careers in research and development, design, or product development. In addition, the combination of materials knowledge, design capability, and the understanding of applications for new and emerging technologies will provide you with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical/research environments across the world.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course is aimed at students who wish to undertake a career in mechanical engineering administration and management. The examples and case studies used in the course are all designed to increase the students’ knowledge of the theory and practice of mechanical engineering to enhance their employability.

This innovative course offers graduates excellent career prospects in a broad field of mechanical engineering-related industries. It will also provide excellent preparation for those wishing to undertake a PhD. This course is a broad-based programme covering an important and industrially relevant portfolio of mechanical engineering modules including Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Stress Analysis, Finite Element Analysis Techniques, Advanced Materials, and Computer-Aided Product Design.

This taught course offers a wide exposure to the philosophy and practice of mechanical engineering design whilst simultaneously enabling the students to deepen their knowledge of certain engineering disciplines, which have largely been chosen on the basis of our research and teaching strengths of the discipline in the School of Engineering.

Effective communication is an important employability skill for the modern professional engineer. This course includes sessions to help develop the ability, both through formal guidance sessions dedicated to good practice in report writing, and through oral/poster presentations of project work. This is designed to support the research project (worth 60 credits) which is undertaken throughout the duration of the course. Project work is assessed by dissertation and oral/poster presentations.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course has been developed according to the UK Engineering Council's benchmark requirements for professional engineering, to ensure that our students enter the workforce with the broad expertise and relevant capabilities that employers value. For all disciplines addressed in the course syllabus, students will be taught by lecturers who have a wealth of industrial experience in an environment that is focused on working with, and supporting, engineering and technology-led companies. The students will participate in a multi-disciplinary group project which will require advanced technologies and techniques in a progressive engineering environment.

The learning strategy will promote the transferable skills gained during the course. These would include project management, analytical thinking, process application and materials analysis, allowing graduates to pursue careers in the general engineering and a significant range of other sectors. Where possible, students will be encouraged to undertake live industrial projects as part of their studies. This activity will assist graduates who may choose industrially based careers in research and development, design, or product development. In addition, the combination of materials knowledge, design capability, and the understanding of applications for new and emerging technologies will provide graduates of this course with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical/research environments across the world.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £6550 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3275 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13950 per year 2021-22

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Students should normally be educated to honours degree level, with a minimum of a 2.2, in Mechanical Engineering, Technology or a closely related discipline.

  • International Students will require approval from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). Its aim is to help stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery. The ATAS is specifically designed to ensure that those applying for postgraduate study in certain sensitive subjects do not acquire knowledge that could potentially be used in WMD courses. Please see link for further info: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/atas/atas-what/
  • New teaching facilities are an integral part of a recent £10m investment at the University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Innovation Campus, which meets the teaching and learning requirements of students on this MSc course. All the specialist equipment needed for the delivery of the course including solid mechanics and fluid mechanics laboratories, subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels, advanced materials and composites analysis and advanced additive manufacturing engineering facilities are located at our Telford Innovation Campus. The course is underpinned by high quality teaching from highly experienced and qualified members of academic staff who are at the cutting edge of research in their respective fields.

    The course has been developed according to the UK Engineering Council's benchmark requirements for professional engineering, to ensure that our students enter the workforce with the broad expertise and relevant capabilities that employers value.

    Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

    You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,750 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

    * Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


    Changes for EU students:

    The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

    EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


    Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

    You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

    The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

    There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

    The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


    Self-funded:

    If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


    Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

    Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

    We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


    Financial Hardship:

    Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


    Charitable Funding:

    You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


    You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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