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Faculty of Science and Engineering

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

The University of Hull is situated in an area with a vibrant and growing industry, hosting major players in the aerospace, chemical, engineering design, pharmaceutical, transport, marine and energy industries. This makes the city the ideal location to study mechanical engineering - the largest engineering discipline which offers career progression into most industry sectors.

Our Mechanical Engineering MSc has employability at its heart and gives you the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge, comprehension and understanding of theoretical and practical applications of mechanical engineering, including a critical awareness of current issues and developments. A strong emphasis is placed on the practical application of knowledge. The University has strong, direct links with industry, providing you with opportunities to work on real-world engineering projects and enhance your career prospects. This programme has been developed to provide a top-up for graduates who have completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this programme meets, in part, the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have an accredited BEng (Hons) will be able to show they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

What you'll study

Core module

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Individual Project

    This module gives you the opportunity to carry out an individual design or research and development project. It is an opportunity to gain a wider perspective of society and sustainability, while exploring project management techniques and presentation of progress, milestones and results through a variety of media.​

Compulsory modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Statistical Methods and Reliability Engineering

    Explore the methods used in statistical process control (variables and attributes), followed by the statistically-based methods used in reliability engineering, including failure (forensic) analysis using Weibull, load-strength interference and reliability strategies.​

  • Project Management and Research Skills

    This module introduces you to a structured approach to planning/bidding, managing and controlling a project. You'll explore current practices, topics and methodologies relevant to contract and project management. You'll develop research skills for designing, planning and conducting an academic or industry-based engineering project.

  • Sustainable Engineering Systems

    Through an individual case study, you’ll focus on a specific engineered system or technological opportunity. Your case study will attempt to establish the state-of-the-art in a field of sustainability engineering. On it, you’ll also think critically about an innovative conceptual step which could define the pathway for future development.

Optional modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Energy Technologies

    Explore a diverse range of contemporary technologies related to the energy generation sector. This module also focuses on sustainability issues such as mitigation of climate change through reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding resource depletion through generation of energy from waste.

  • Engineering for Quality and Six Sigma

    Gain insight into the requirements and need for predictable and repeatable manufacturing methods. You'll investigate the role of engineering quality and the philosophies implemented by industry. You'll focus on understanding and applying tools and techniques to ensure total quality.

  • Advanced Materials and Processing

    Learn to understand the atomic, nanometre and micrometre scale structures of metals, ceramics, polymers and other advanced materials. And use electron and x-ray-based techniques to discover how to characterise these structures and establish the relationship between structures, processing and properties.

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

    Get hands-on experience with a major commercial CFD package and demonstrate your skills for a practical engineering application. Past examples have included race car aerodynamics, America's Cup yachts, engine intakes, turbo-machinery, chemical process equipment and fires in buildings.

  • Building Energy Systems Design and Practice 

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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“I have grown more confident in my ability to undertake quality research because of the training I received at Hull. I feel a sense of accomplishment having finished my MSc, and I look forward to my PhD.”

Samson Shittu, MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £8,500

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,906 (subject to parliamentary approval) for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

  • International: £16,600

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Please note, the fees shown are for 2019/20 entry. The fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed and may increase. 

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

The city has a vibrant and growing industry, hosting major players in the aerospace, chemical, engineering design, pharmaceutical, transport, marine and energy industries.

Study with professional and practising engineers – equipping you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career.

We keep up-to-date with emerging technologies to ensure you'll receive expert teaching of the most advanced ideas and techniques.

Our students benefit from strong, direct links with industry, providing you with opportunities to work on real-world engineering projects.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or international equivalent) in an engineering or related discipline, but less well-qualified applicants with relevant industrial experience may be considered.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This MSc provides you with the skills, competencies and knowledge to be successful in the workplace and prepares you to advance to specialist PhD study.

There are many opportunities to work with local companies and organisations during the programme, enhancing your employability.

You will develop knowledge, skills and confidence in advanced mechanical engineering topics, together with the transferable skills required by a range of today’s engineering bodies, professionals and managers.