Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Broaden your knowledge of key areas of mechanical engineering and explore recent developments in the field.

Broaden your knowledge and explore recent developments in the field

Tailor your studies to meet your career interests across a range of optional modules

Gain substantial expertise in research techniques on an extended individual project

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year, 2 years, 3 years

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode

    Full-time, Part-time

  • Fees

    • £17,600 Home

    • £40,900 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First class Honours in science or engineering

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Study the many areas of mechanical engineering on this Master's course.

You'll acquire knowledge and understanding of the state-of-the-art in one or more areas of mechanical engineering and develop transferable skills towards a career in academia or industry.

This course will deepen your appreciation of traditional mechanical engineering topics such as aerotechnologies and engine performance.

You'll also branch out to examine more recent developments in medical engineering, robotics, clean energy and fire science.

An individual project is a key component of this course.

Through this work, you'll explore current research and industrial activity, and gain substantial expertise in a particular area.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take one core skills module, and complete a research project.

Core modules

You’ll also choose one optional module from Group A, and five from Group B. Selected examples are outlined here.

Group A

Group B

You'll complete a research project based around an engineering topic typically at the frontline of active research in the department.

Work on your research project normally begins in October, when you'll discuss your project in detail with your chosen supervisor.

You'lll carry out experimental and/or computational work, produce a thesis, and give a seminar.

Your written report should contain a detailed exposition of your work, in a style that prepares you for scientific writing.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures, tutorials and lab work
  • Independent study
  • Research project

  • 12% Lectures, tutorials and lab work
  • 38% Independent study
  • 50% Research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • A group of people interacting
    Group practical exercises
  • Laboratory work
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • A person studying independently
    Problem sheets
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Workshop training

Balance of assessment


  • Coursework
  • Examination
  • Research project

  • 15% Coursework
  • 35% Examination
  • 50% Research project

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
  • Research project
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee



2 years, part-time

£8,800per year

3 years, part-time

£5,867per year

Overseas fee



2 years, part-time

£20,450per year

3 years, part-time

£13,634per year

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Develop transferrable skills across mechanical engineering disciplines.

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A large proportion of graduates go on to find appropriate and challenging posts in industry, government, and universities at home and abroad.

Graduate Cap above rolled Degree

PhD Scholarships will also be offered to the two best students in each of the four categories, covering full tuition fees as well as maintenance payments.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications