Postgraduate Courses

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

Choose from a broad range of topics in the first taught part of the course, which are designed to consolidate your undergraduate learning. Options include computational fluid dynamics, aircraft engine technology and tribology.

After this, you are able to get a feel for research by completing a research project linked either to one of the Department's cutting edge research projects or to an industrial consultancy. (Find out more about research in the department's three divisions: Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Thermofluids)

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 graduate destinations: AME Graduate Destinations 2016-2017, Word file) 

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 Higher 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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Masters course in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

This 12 month programme leads to an Imperial College London MSc. Find out more about studying this course here‌.

Applications will likely open late October and close at the end of March.

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

 

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 with 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 with 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 with the Scholarships search tool
Commonwealth Scholarships Commonwealth citizens

Full scholarship - stipend and tuition fees

Varies but can be very early (November)  Find out more with the Scholarships search tool
Inlaks Foundation Scholarship Indian nationals Full scholarship - stipend and tuition fees Application deadline 15/04/2016

Find out more with the Scholarships search tool

Imperial Marshall Scholarships American citizens Full scholarship - tuition fees and stipend  Very early deadline (1st October) Find out more with the Scholarships search tool
Petroleum Technology Development Fund Nigeria Nigerian citizens Full scholarship - tuition fees and stipend   Find out more with 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 with the Scholarships search tool