This MSc is a general, advanced mechanical engineering course particularly relevant to the energy sector which includes mechanical engineering design and assessment. Students will learn project management, design, computer-aided engineering, operation and optimisation of machinery, structural mechanics and integrity making them suited to a future career in industry, government or research.

Course structure

The taught programme for the Advanced Mechanical Engineering masters is generally delivered from October until February and is comprised of eight compulsory taught modules. Students on the part-time programme will complete all of the compulsory modules based on a flexible schedule that will be agreed with the Course Director.

Example modules

The taught component is comprised of eight compulsory modules.


  • Fluid Mechanics and Loading,
  • Advanced Control Systems,
  • Risk and Reliability Engineering,
  • Engineering Stress Analysis: Theory and Simulations,
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics for Renewable Energy,
  • Heat and Power Generation Systems,
  • Structural Integrity,
  • Management for Technology.

Individual project

The individual research project component takes place from May to August. The aim of the individual research project is to provide you with direct experience in undertaking a research/ development project in a relevant industrial or research area. You will make a formal presentation of your findings to a panel of academics and industry experts and submit a research thesis.

Group project

The group project, undertaken between February and April, enables you to put the skills and knowledge developed during the taught modules into practice in an applied context using practice analytical and numerical skills. You will also gain transferable skills in project management, teamwork and independent research.

Future career

Industry-driven research makes our graduates some of the most desirable in the world for recruitment. The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering can take you onto a challenging career in industry, government or research. The course reflects the strengths and reputation of Cranfield, particularly in the energy and management sectors. Graduates of this course have been successful in gaining employment including in the following roles:

  • Mechanical Design Engineer at Siemens,
  • Production Line Supervisor & Lean Implementer at GKN Land Systems,
  • Staff Engineer at BPP Technical Services
  • Ltd working on offshore oil and gas engineering,
  • Engineer at Det Norske Veritas,
  • Management Associate at BMW Group UK Limited,
  • Project Engineer at BASF Coatings S.A.

Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant subject or an equivalent international qualification or relevant work experience. Alternatively, you may be eligible for our Pre-Master’s Engineering programme.

ATAS Certificate

Students requiring a visa to study in the UK may need to apply for an ATAS certificate to study this course.

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Last updated February 14, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
1 - 3 years
20,500 GBP
Overseas - Home/EU: £10,250
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