M.Sc. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering Design

The University of Manchester

12 months
27000 GBP/year
13500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc Mechanical Engineering Design course from The University of Manchester equips students to both design complex systems and to evaluate their design's performance using technical engineering skills. 


Students will learn about the design process including specification development, concept design, detail design and prototype production.

This Mechanical Engineering Design course from The University of Manchester is unique as it also teaches the technical evaluation skills based on theory, experimentation and computer modelling to determine the feasibility and performance of new products or to assess the performance of existing equipment.

Career opportunities

The Mechanical Engineering Design MSc has a strong focus on employability to support you to take control of your future and give yourself the best chance of securing your ideal job after graduation. For example there are regular industrial guest lectures and optional short courses delivered by companies such as National Instruments and Maxon Motors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Composites and Polymers
  • Structural Integrity
  • Finite Elements
  • Acoustics & Advanced Vibrations
  •  Robotics, Metrology and Bioengineering
  •  Mechanical Engineering Group Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The standard academic entry requirement for this Master's course is an Upper Second Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline.  
  • Please note that we consider grades achieved in key relevant modules in your undergraduate degree as well as the overall degree result.    

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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