Why this course?

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and provides a route for you to achieve Chartered Engineer status. It focuses on the areas of aerospace, energy, materials and power plant technologies.

Mechanical engineers are currently in demand in all types of industry. The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering has been developed to provide high-caliber mechanical engineering graduates with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical topics, together with generic skills that will allow them to contribute effectively in developing company capabilities.

This course will help you to gain expert knowledge in advanced mechanical engineering topics. You'll also have the opportunity to take modules in general skills such as project management and risk analysis. These are necessary skills for any professional engineer.

Specialist pathways

In addition to the Advanced Mechanical Engineering programme, the following specialist pathways are offered:

  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace (MSc)
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems (MSc)
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies (MSc)

You’ll study

You can take up to nine technical modules and three generic modules. MSc students also undertake an individual project.

If you're taking the Advanced Mechanical Engineering (without specialisms) you’re free to select from any of the classes below.

  • Energy Systems Compulsory modules
  • Materials Compulsory modules
  • Aerospace Optional modules
  • Energy Systems Optional modules
  • Materials Optional modules
  • Power Plant Optional modules
  • Generic modules

If you’re on a specialist programme, you must include the three compulsory modules from your area of specialism, which you'll find in the 'course content' tab.

MSc students take on an individual project which allows the study of a selected topic in-depth. This may be an industry-themed project or one aligned with engineering research at Strathclyde.


Our facilities include many laboratories and research centers including:

  • Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory
  • Energy Systems Research Unit
  • Future Air-Space Transportation Technology
  • James Weir Fluids Laboratory
  • Mechanics & Materials Research Centre
  • We have local-access to a 3500 node region supercomputer.


This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meets requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Entry requirements

Degree in engineering or physical sciences or equivalent professional qualification. Preferably a first a second-class honors degree, equivalent to a UK 2:1 degree. A 2:2 may be considered with relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS - minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5).

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This course is Campus based
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12 - 36 months
18,750 GBP
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