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.

Performance on the course

 

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, but the students who do join the course are expected to 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 

Mechanical Engineering Departmental Scholarships

Any nationality Assessed case by case but covering up to full tuition fees Any time but as early as possible is recommended Download the Application form for a Mechanical Engineering Departmental Scholarship 
Chevening Scholarships Chevening countries (160 including China) Full scholarships - stipend and tuition fees  

Variable, depends on country, can be very early (before November)

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 Needs to have offer from the College by 31/3/2016

Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 

Santander Masters Scholarships  Any nationality  £5000 stipend Needs to have offer from the College by 31/3/2016 Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 
Commonwealth Scholarships Commonwealth citizens

Full scholarship - stipend and tuition fees

Varies but can be very early (November)  Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 
Inlaks Foundation Scholarship Indian nationals Full scholarship - stipend and tuition fees Application deadline 15/04/2016

Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 

Imperial Marshall Scholarships American citizens Full scholarship - tuition fees and stipend  Very early deadline (1st October) Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 
Petroleum Technology Development Fund Nigeria Nigerian citizens Full scholarship - tuition fees and stipend   Find out more from the website of the awarding organisation, or try the Scholarships search tool 
For more information please visit the Fees and Funding page 
Mechanical Engineering PhD Scholarship for Best AME Performance Advanced Mechanical Engineering students  Full scholarship- tuition fees and stipend  N/A 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)

More information

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

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