Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, up to 8 years part-time

Loughborough is an international centre of excellence in mechanical engineering and ranked in the UK top 10 in the Times Good University Guide 2015 for this subject area. This programme is based at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The School has recently received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition open to a University or College.

MSc

Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, up to 8 years part-time

Loughborough is an international centre of excellence in mechanical engineering and ranked in the UK top 10 in the Times Good University Guide 2015 for this subject area. This programme is based at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The School has recently received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition open to a University or College.

Programme information

This programme is designed to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global market; the availability of well-designed products, processes and systems is the foundation of successful commercial enterprises. 

The programme is aimed at both new graduates and engineering professionals who wish to develop advanced skills in engineering science, design and technology.  It will equip you with the technical and transferable skills highly sought after by industry or academic research. 

Modules are taught by leading experts in the field.  Loughborough University is ranked 3rd in the UK for overall quality of research in mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical and chemical engineering in the latest Government Research Exercise.  Modules are directly informed by the latest industry advancements and our research expertise.

Key Facts

  • An outstanding place to study. Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough is ranked in the UK top 10 in the Times Good University Guide 2015
  • Research-led teaching from international experts. Ranked 3rd in the UK for overall quality of research in mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical and chemical engineering in the latest Government Research Exercise
  • Fully accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Employability

Loughborough graduates are highly employable.  Many companies target our graduates because they know they are of a high quality and well trained.  Our MSc graduates work all over the world in various industries.  Many also go on to complete their Doctorates at universities across the globe. 

Companies our recent graduates work at include:

  • Airbus, Mechanical Engineer
  • BAE Systems, Structural Engineer
  • Chicago Bridge and Iron, Pipeline Engineer
  • Jaguar Land Rover, Product Development Engineer

 

Facilities

As a student within the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering you will have access to a range of state-of-the-art equipment.  Our computer labs are open 24/7 and use some of the latest industry standard software including STAR-CCM and CAD.

We have high-tech laboratories devoted to

  • Dynamics and control
  • Electronics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Materials
  • Mechatronics
  • Metrology
  • Optical engineering
  • Structural integrity
  • Thermodynamics

Scholarships

The University offers over 100 scholarships each year to new self-financing full-time international students who are permanently resident in a country outside the European Union. These scholarships are to the value of 25% of the programme tuition fee and that value will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account. 

You can apply for a scholarship once you have received an offer for a place on this programme.  To find out more and apply visit our fees and financial support pages.  

How you will learn

You will learn through a carefully balanced combination of lectures, in-class guided workshops, hands-on computer modelling and independent research. 

The programme consists of eight, week-long, taught lecture modules plus project work.  Each taught module is self-contained and covers a complete target. This programme is available in both full-time and part-time forms. Full-time students commence their studies on the first Monday in October for a period of 12 months. Part-time students may commence their registration at any time between October and the following March, and may take a maximum period of 8 years to complete the programme.

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Plan and monitor multi-disciplinary projects;
  • appreciate the central role of design within engineering;
  • demonstrate competence in using computer based engineering techniques;
  • analyse and understand complex engineering problems; and
  • use team working skills and communicate effectively at an advanced technical level.

 

Entry qualifications

Upper second class honours degree in any engineering discipline, or HND with appropriate industrial experience. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Programme modules

Experimental Mechanics

This module introduces the following elements: experimental techniques for analysis and characterisation of various engineering materials and full-field, non-contact optical methods for deformation and strain measurements.  Students will learn to identify the most appropriate experimental techniques for evaluating material response in a specific setting and for different types of materials. 

Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes

The objective of this module is to introduce students to the concepts in numerical simulation of advanced materials and processes. To enable students to gain theoretical and practical experience in simulating mechanical behaviour of advanced materials and modelling processes related to these materials using finite element modelling techniques.

Structural Analysis

Students will gain an understanding of modern concepts of structural analysis.  They will gain practical experience in analyses of structures using finite-element modelling and understand the need for structural analysis in design. 

Computer Aided Engineering

Students will learn how to evaluate, choose and implement CAE systems.  Students will learn to select and apply appropriate computer based methods and systems for modelling engineering products; analysing engineering problems; and assisting in the product design process.

Engineering Design Methods

The aims of this module are to provide students with a working understanding of some of the main methods which may be employed in the design of products and systems.  Students will learn to identify appropriate methods and techniques for use at different times and situations within a project.

Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context

The objective of this module are to provide students with an understanding of the principles and practices of sustainable development and to provide them with an understanding of how engineers can help manufacturing businesses develop into more sustainable enterprises.

The Innovation Process and Project Management

This module allows students to gain a clear overview of the innovation process and an understanding of the essential elements within it. Students will learn strategies for planning and carrying out innovative projects in any field.

Thermofluids

In this module students study the fundamentals of combustion processes and understand key aspects relating to performance and emissions. Students develop knowledge and skills required by engineers entering industries involved in the design and use of combustion equipment.

Project

In addition to the taught modules, all students undertake an individual major project.  Part-time students normally undertake a major project that is based on the needs of their employing company. 

 

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 (Laboratory-based) £6,600 £18,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.