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Mechanical engineering is surely one of the most demanded and popular engineering disciplines. It is predicted that, in the United Kingdom alone, there will be demand for 100,000 new STEM (Science, Technology and Engineering) professionals per year, thus the Royal Academy of Engineering sent out a message that 'Demand for graduate engineers exceeds supply'.

As it is a requirement to have an MEng or MSc engineering qualification to achieve a professional affiliation like Chartered Engineer status, an MSc programme would address your needs to attain such status and widen and deepen your skillset for solving 21st century technical challenges.

With the recent significant investment in engineering programmes and laboratory facilities, this programme is customised for you to meet the increasing demand for general engineering professionals with advanced technical skills in the mechanical and wider engineering sector.

The programme is designed to be a broad and challenging taught postgraduate course, which would be ideal for those who seek a postgraduate qualification to enhance their knowledge, skills, and therefore their employability. The programme would furnish you with the skill sets that are required by industries.

The interactive programme will provide you with fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge and hands-on skills that a professional engineer needs for solving technical complex issues with a multi-disciplinary innovative and strategic approach.

The programme is aimed at both the home and overseas market and, in particular, students working in the general engineering and technical/management sector or students who would wish to work in these sectors.

What makes this course different

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Optional placement

This course provides the option of a placement year.

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Site visits

Students have the opportunity to speak to site managers, surveyors and other experts who will share their experience and knowledge on regular site visits.

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Superb facilities

You will study in superb, up-to-date facilities, including CAD suites, a control and power electronics lab and an electrical principles and electronics lab.


Mechanical engineering, arguably termed as the mother of all engineering disciplines, is one of the most popular students' destinations here in the UK and beyond. The discipline applies engineering, physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles to design, operate, analyse, manufacture, and maintain industrial systems consistency and reliably.

The MSc course is designed to meet the increasing demand for general engineering professionals with advanced technical skills in mechanical engineering.

The course will provide fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge and hands-on skill set that a 21st century engineer needs for solving technical complex issues with a multi-disciplinary, innovative and strategic approach.

This course is ideal for learners from home and overseas and, in particular, professionals working in the general engineering and technical/management sector or those who would wish to work in these sectors.

Offering a placement year as well, the programme is designed using the Engineering Council's attributes of Chartered Engineer. This is ensuring the core skills required for a 21st century competent engineer, as elaborated by the Engineering Council, are well-integrated into the programme's curriculum.



  • Core Modules

    Advanced Fluids

    This module provides you with the opportunity to study higher level applied fluid mechanics, with emphasis on power-producing and energy systems.


    Automation and Robotics

    This module develops your knowledge and understanding of industrial and mobile robots, including other key components and software which make up robotic systems; and provides you with knowledge of a wide range of topics in the field of robotics, including the development of robots in the context of industrial applications and mobile robots.


    Smart Industries and Digital Manufacturing

    This module will introduce you to the principles of Industry 4.0 (fourth industrial revolution) including the current trends in smart sensing, automation and data exchange in manufacturing. You will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of how industry 4.0 integrates smart sensors, communication networks and cloud storage to optimise production and enhance manufacturing yield.


    Structural Stability and Dynamics

    The module aims to provide you with a systematic understanding of advanced knowledge of structural stability and dynamics of structures; to enable you to critically appraise and apply current structural stability and dynamics analysis methods.

  • Core Modules

    Industrial Sandwich Placement

    The aim of this module is to enable you to undertake a placement in a relevant industrial environment to develop their technical and professional skills, within a real work environment to compliment their programme of study.


Your academic team includes a dynamic mix of research-active industrial practitioners, renowned researchers, chartered professionals and technologists, whose combined knowledge ensures you leave with a comprehensive understanding of advanced mechanical engineering practice and research.

You will be setting your own research-based learning where you will evaluate and critique recent data, literature and case studies as well. You will be delivered guest sessions by industry specialists (e.g. Atkins, Costain Skanska, Laing O'Rourke, HS2 project etc.) to further widen and deepen your knowledge of real-world issues and how they link to the concepts, theories, principles, values, philosophies and hands-on practical elements taught during the course.


All assessments are designed to ensure that the MSc Mechanical Engineering course will equip you with all of the skills required to progress within the engineering industry, giving you a major competitive edge. Apart from the coursework and exams, you will be assessed by using technology and other diverse modes. Your learning journey will be further supported by using technology enhanced learning as you will also participate in learning latest industry-standard software.


Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam

Dr Arunachalam is a Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Group.

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Kalok Lee

Dr Lee is Programme Leader of the Mechanical Engineering course, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Member of IMechE.

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Global engineering, including UK based firms, are in desperate need for qualified technology specialist and problem solvers. As a chartered engineer and department lead, I have ensured that the curriculum is designed to integrate you into managing and further revolutionising Industry 4.0. The upskilling master's qualification with significant content on employability and professional skills will aid you to catalyse your professional career progression!

Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam

BSc, BEng (Hons), PhD, PGCertHE, FHEA, Course Leader for MSc Mechanical Engineering

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Engineering is a growth industry and currently there is a shortage of quality engineers in the UK. Our mechanical engineering programme is unique, as there is a strong emphasis on professional life and employability skills, embedded throughout all aspects of your advanced technical course focusing on your enhanced key skills such as communication, digital proficiency, intelligence (like emotional and social) and teamwork.

An MSc qualification in Mechanical Engineering will give you a practical edge as the discipline overlaps with a number of engineering profession. There are many career paths available, ranging from hard-core engineering to consultancy and even banking, once you have completed this course. Many graduates choose to pursue a professional high-flying career in the expansive engineering sector, in roles such as consultants, designers, field engineers, project managers or senior managers.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.