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MSc Mechanical Engineering

Course Overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Engineering

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

This course is subject to validation.

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 an professional affiliation like Chartered Engineer status, an MSc programme would address your needs to attain such status and widen and deepen your skill set 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 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.

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Prof Fawad Inam, Head of Engineering and Computing

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!

Entry requirements

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Degree
Minimum 2:2 BEng Honours or 2:1 BSc Honours in Engineering

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

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(Including European Union)

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Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£9,420
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,570

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA page for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£13,920

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

What you'll learn

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. The programme is aimed 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.

What you'll study and when

  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Applied Research and Engineering Practice
  • Structural Stability and Dynamics
  • Highway and Railway Engineering
  • Advanced Fluids
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Smart Industries and Digital Manufacturing
  • Industrial Placement

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.

How you'll be assessed

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.

How you'll learn

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.

Your future career

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.

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