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Faculty of Science and Engineering

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2022/23 to UK students

Closed for admission in 2022/23 to international students

Open for admission in 2023/24

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

We are sorry, but due to exceptional demand, this course is now closed for applications from international students to study in 2022. Applications for 2023/4 will open in September 2022.

If you are a home (UK) student and want to apply for this postgraduate programme please contact admissions on 01482 466850 or pghome@hull.ac.uk.

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.

  • 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.

Optional modules

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


  • Engineering for Quality and Six Sigma

    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. 

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

    Get hands-on experience with a major commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics package and demonstrate your skills for a practical engineering application. 

  • Offshore Wind Energy

    You'll be introduced to the offshore wind industry across a range of disciplines. You'll explore the trade-offs between different pressures and requirements within current industry practice.

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
Samson Shittu MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering UNI-1895

Fees and funding

  • Home: £11,000

UK students can take out a Master’s Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. For 2022 entry, they provide up to £11,836 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans.

  • EU/International: £11,000/year

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 see the terms and conditions for International fees 2022/23

Graduate PGT Scholarship

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

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

International Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

For more information, please visit the 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.


In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.

International students

Application deadlines
  • ATAS programmes - 29 April 2022
  • All other programmes - 15 August 2022

Your deposit should be paid by 25 August, you should accept any offer by 29 August and your CAS must be issued by 5 September.

Language requirements

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you must provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications.

If your English currently does not reach the required standard, you may be interested in our pre-sessional English Language programmes.

Visit your country page to find out more about 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.