MSc Advanced Mechanical EngineeringFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering|
|Course length||One year full-time|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||20|
|Start date||September 2016|
The main objective of this programme is to produce graduates with the ability to plan, execute and report technical projects for industry and academia.
The programme is composed of taught units, assessed by examination and coursework submission, and a major research project supervised by academic staff in the department.
The facilities and expertise in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have earned us consistent top rankings in the prestigious Times University League Table and an internationally excellent rating for research.
Fees for 2016/17
Full time fees
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2016/17
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Four mandatory units are intended to develop your skills of investigation, system analysis, and project planning. Each is worth 10 credits.
- Finite Element Analysis (assessed by examination)
- Literature Review (assessed through marked report)
- Power Generation for the 22nd Century (assessed by examination)
- Research Project Proposal (assessed through marked reports)
You will be able to choose eight optional 10-credit units from the list below at the start of the programme. The current options list is as follows:
Design and Manufacture
- Virtual Product Development
- Robotic Systems
Engineering and the Environment
- Environmental Thermalhydraulics
- Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing
- Non-linear Behaviour of Materials
- Advanced Composites Analysis
- Advanced Dynamics
- Systems and Control Engineering 4
- Nonlinear Structural Dynamics
- Generic Propulsion
Research Project (60 credits)
Each student is allocated an individual project, worth 60 credits, which is supported from within the department through the three main research groups:
- Dynamics and Control
- Design and Process Engineering
- Solid Mechanics
Provided that the content is academically rigorous, industrially-related projects are possible, through either your own contacts or the Department's strong links with major companies such as Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Bechtel, British Energy, Nestlé, Qinetiq Ltd, Renishaw, Renold Chain, and Rolls Royce.
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in an Engineering-based subject from a good UK university. Holders of non-UK degrees or other qualifications can obtain advice at www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Selection process||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
21 August 2016
Early application recommended; the programme will close once full.
Several of our recent students have gone into research including two students who recently graduated with a PhD from Bristol University. One further student is currently working towards an Engineering Doctorate with the Systems Centre in Bristol and has been working closely with a local company (his industrial sponsor) Vestas. His research title is "Expanding the life cycle of wind turbine components through reverse engineering and repairing solutions".
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 38% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 55% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 6% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Bristol
BS8 1TR, UK http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/graduate-school/pg-open/index.html http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/departments/mecheng