Postgraduate Courses

Explore the latest developments in mechanical engineering with this prestigious standalone master’s level course.

Key information

Start date: September 2019

CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Duration
The course lasts for 12 months, and may be completed part-time over 2- 3 years

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The Advanced Mechanical Engineering (AME) MSc course is the only MSc course offered by the Mechanical Engineering Department and is a well-established course with more than 30 years history. It is intended as a prestigious and deliberately small course (40 highly selected students).

The Mechanical Engineering Department has more than 100 staff, 200 PhD students and more than 500 undergraduate students and is one of the largest mechanical engineering departments in Europe. The department hosts 10 industry sponsored Centres of Excellence. The department was ranked 8th in the World by the 2018 QS World University rankings and 9th by the 2019 Times Higher Education World university rankings. As an important group within the department the AME students share the large amount of research and teaching facilities of the department.

As an essential part (50%) of the AME course you will choose a research project which will be carried out within one of the many research groups in the department, some of which are listed below:

In the other half of the course, the taught part, you will choose 6-10 modules from a broad range of topics listed here. 

Careers following the AME course

Once qualified, students typically go on to work in industry or continue studying for a PhD. The top two performing students will be awarded a PhD Scholarship that covers full tuition fees as well as a maintenance allowance at the standard yearly rate. (More information on recent graduate destinations can be found here.

AME class 2019
MSc AME, Class of 2019

Entry Requirements

If you are studying at a UK university, we require at least a first class honours degree, and typical offers are made at a higher (often significantly higher) level than a 70% average.

If you are studying overseas we look for an undergraduate degree passed at an equivalent level to that described for UK degrees. The guidance on international qualifications provides information on Imperial College's minimum entry requirements and equivalency of grades. Please note that the AME course requirements are significantly higher than the College’s minimum requirements.

You will also need to meet Imperial College's standard English language requirement. You do not need to have met the English language requirement when you make your application.

From Chinese universities we only consider applicants from Key or Project 211 universities who are likely to graduate with a final overall mark of 85% and typically offers are made at a higher level.

From US universities we only consider applicants who are likely to graduate with a final overall mark higher than 3.5/4 and typically offers are made at a significantly higher level.

From German universities we only consider applicants who are likely to graduate with a final overall mark less than 2.0 and typically offers are made at the 1.8 or better  level.

From Spanish universities we only consider applicants who are likely to graduate with a final overall mark higher than 7.8 and typically offers are made at a significantly higher level.

From Greek universities we only consider applicants who are likely to graduate with a final overall mark higher than 8 and typically offers are made at a significantly higher level.

 

Course statistics

 

The course is intended to recruit the strongest students from around the world and hence the course is small (less than 40 students), while the number of applicants is typically greater than 500 (see statistics below). The competition for offers is intense, accordingly, the students who do join the course typically do very well (see results in Table below).

Academic year

Applications

Enrolled

% of students achieving Distinction

% of students achieving Merit

% of student achieving Pass

Resits/Failures

2015-2016

+500

40

67.5

32.5

0

0

2016-2017

+500

39

87.2

12.8

0

0

2017-2018

515

39

 78.4

 18.9

 0

 1

 

Scholarships and funding

Scholarships and funding

Award Eligibility ValueApplication deadlines Further information 

SinoMedica- Imperial Departmental scholarship

Chinese Full scholarship (tuition fees and stipend) 31st January 2020 Link to document with more information and application form‌ (Word)
Mechanical Engineering Departmental scholarships Any nationality Assessed case by case (typical £4,000-£13,250)  

Any time but as early as possible is recommended

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ScottishPower Scholarship  UK/EU  Full scholarship Not yet announced

Link to document with more information (Word)

Google WTM scholarship and matching Departmental contribution  Women with interests in computer engineering  Full UK/EU tuition fee (£13,250) Early December, but needs to be discussed with the Department in advance.  Link to document with more information (Word)
Imperial Marshall Scholarships US Citizens

Full scholarship - tuition fees and stipend

Early deadline (October 1) Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 
Fulbright and Fulbright-Imperial Scholarship US Citizens Full scholarship - tuition fees and stipend Check website

Find out more from the Fulbright and Fulbright Imperial webpages, or try the Scholarships search tool 

Chevening Scholarships Chevening countries (160 including China) Full scholarship - tuition fees and stipend  Variable depending on country Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 
China Scholarship Council (CSC) Chinese nationals Up to full cost Check the CSC website (remember your graduating university needs to support you before submitting to CSC)  Find out more from the CSC website
For more information please visit the Fees and Funding page 
Inlaks Foundation Scholarship Indian nationals Full scholarship- tuition fees and stipend  Not yet announced Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 
Commonwealth Scholarships Commonwealth citizens  Full scholarship- tuition fees and bursary  

Varies but can be early (November)

Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool
Commonwealth Shared  Scholarships Commonwealth citizens  Full scholarship- tuition fees and bursary  

Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool
Iberdrola Spain, Brazil, Mexico, UK and US  See Iberdrola's website  

See Iberdrola's website

Find out more from Iberdrola's website
La Caixa Foundation Spanish citizens Full scholarship  

See La Caixa's website

Find out more from La Caixa's website
CONICYT Chile  See website  

See website

Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation
CONACYT Mexico  See website  

See website

Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation
Petroleum Technology Development Fund Nigeria Nigerian citizens  Full scholarship- tuition fees and stipend  

See website

Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool
The Leonard Chow Engineering Scholarship Hong Kong  £10,000 stipend  

See website

Scholarships search tool
Santander Masters scholarships Any nationality  £5000 stipend  

See website

Scholarships search tool

Contact us

For all enquiries on this programme please contact the Postgraduate Administrator, Kate Lewis.

Email: kate.lewis@imperial.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 7022

Tuition fees and how to apply

Go the College Webpage for this MSc course