MSc Mechanical Engineering

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 2Yr PT
    MSc 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering at Swansea maintains a high standard of teaching and research, set in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. As a student on the Master's course in Mechanical Engineering, you will be provided with a high quality overview of the techniques of modern mechanical engineering, presenting examples of use from a wide range of disciplines and industries.

Key Features

  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Recognised as one of the top 100 departments in the world (Shanghai Global Rankings)
  • Professionally accredited
  • Taught in world-class beachside facilities on the £450million Bay Campus

The MSc Mechanical Engineering course is stimulating and our graduates are rewarded with excellent job prospects. It will equip you with the ability to make informed judgements on the most appropriate approach to a range of mechanical engineering problems.

The MSc Mechanical Engineering course covers the development of mechanical engineering tools, methods and techniques for problem solving and real world application, the ability to formulate an adequate and accurate representation of sets of experimental data, business and management methods and their application in the field of engineering.

The topics and research projects undertaken as part of the MSc Mechanical Engineering course are of high industrial relevance.

Scholarships available for outstanding students: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-M103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Thermo Fluid Mechanics
EG-M106Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Polymer Processing
EG-M36Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Systems Monitoring, Control, Reliability, Survivability, Integrity and Maintenance
EG-M37Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Additive Manufacturing
EG-M47Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Leadership Development
EG-M73Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Composite Materials
EG-M83Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Simulation Based Product Design
EG-M85Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Strategic Project Planning
EG-M93Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Metallurgy and Process Optimisation
EG-M97Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Solid Mechanics
EGTM79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Analysis and Legislation
Optional Modules
Optional modules 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : EG-M07 - This module assumes good mathematical skills and students will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of partial differentiation, Taylor series expansion and matrices.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-M07Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Optimisation
EGTM71Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Generation Systems

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D03Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Mechanical Engineering


Modules on the MSc Mechanical Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:      

Strategic Project Planning
Additive Manufacturing
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Optimisation and Reliability
Composite Materials  
Simulation Based Product Design
Advanced Thermo Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Solid Mechanics
Environmental Analysis and Legislation
Polymer Processing
Systems Monitoring, Control, Reliability, Survivability, Integrity and Maintenance
Process Metallurgy and Optimisation
MSc Dissertation

Entry Requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Mechanical Engineering course is a first or upper second class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline (for example, physics or mathematics).

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email for further information.

If English is not your first language, you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:


How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status for the MSc Mechanical Engineering course at

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the Mechanical Engineering course at

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £9,000 £18,500
MSc Part-time £4,550 £9,250
MSc Part-time £3,000 £6,150

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Mechanical Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.


MSc Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Further Learning for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on this accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.