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University of Hertfordshire MSc Engineering (Mechanical) (Near S.T.E.M.)
University of Hertfordshire

MSc Engineering (Mechanical) (Near S.T.E.M.)

16 Months


Full time, Part time

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GBP 13,950 *


* international students full time, part time £1160 per 15 credits / UK students full time £9450, part time £790 per 15 credits / EU students full time £13950, part time £1160 per 15 credits


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"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2021/2022. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."

Why choose Herts?

  • Industry Accreditations: This course is recognised by the Institute of Manufacturing (IManf).
  • Employment Prospects: Our graduates work as Manufacturing Engineers/Managers, Production Managers, and QA Engineers with organisations including Airbus, MBDA, and PepsiCo.
  • Excellent Industry Connections: Benefit from our strong engineering employer-partnerships with global businesses such as Airbus, Smiths, and Bosch who support networking opportunities, careers fairs, and guest lectures.

About the course

The near S.T.E.M. route is for admission of mathematics, physics, astrophysics or other relevant first degree candidates and whose programme would have made extensive use of applied mathematics to design and explain engineering and/or scientific concepts. After accreditation of prior experiential learning (A.P.E.L.) at Level 5, you will spend three semesters studying towards a General Engineering Transition Masters with the opportunity to specialise in the above options at Level 6 and/or 7.

This programme has been developed to meet the growing need for postgraduate skills within the engineering industry, and the demand for professional development for graduate engineers. The programme integrates mechanical engineering subjects with key generic skills in management and research methods. This approach will help to develop your critical thinking skills as a future engineering manager, or technical specialist enabling you to effectively analyse technical and management issues. The University of Hertfordshire has a worldwide reputation for excellence in applied mechanical engineering. This international reputation will give you the opportunity to study with graduates from universities worldwide. You will benefit from the expertise of guest speakers from the industry who were relevant and appropriate.

The programme will:

  • provide education and experience to support your professional employment and career development within the industry
  • focus on the links between engineering analysis and design and supporting management skills management
  • provide a blend of knowledge and application experience through case studies and project work
  • equip you with the theory and practice of relevant subjects, technologies and analytical tools to provide solutions for mechanical and related manufacturing problems

Why choose this course?

  • The School has over 50 years of experience of teaching mechanical engineering and has established an excellent international reputation in this field;
  • We offer extensive lab facilities for engineering students as well as the latest software packages and wind tunnels;
  • This M.Sc. combines mechanical engineering subjects with key management and research methods.

Student experience

At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation, and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

Additional information

  • Sandwich placement or study abroad year: n/a
  • Applications open to international and EU students: Yes


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