12 months
16700 GBP/year
9400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc Advanced Engineering Design course at University of Plymouth is for graduate engineers who are motivated to advance their knowledge, skills and understanding of modern engineering design practice. You'll explore the methods, tools and technologies used by engineering designers, while advancing your professional competency and readiness to tackle complex engineering challenges.

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Key features:

  • Designed so that graduate engineers can fulfil the educational requirements of the CEng Standard.
  • Develop a rigorous understanding of engineering design methodology; modern design tactics and practice, and the theory of technical systems.
  • Acquire deeper understanding of computer-aided engineering techniques; the modelling and analysis of engineering systems, and verification, validation and optimisation techniques.
  • Deepen your knowledge and understanding of a technological subject or aspect of professional practice that is pertinent to your own professional development needs.
  • demonstrate innovation and creativity involving a complex engineering problem in your dissertation project.
  • Exploit the broad range of engineering research and technical facilities of the University.
  • Advance your professional competency and work place readiness.
  • Study over one year full time or two years part time.


Advanced Engineering Design programme offered at University of Plymouth , will enable you to develop your career to an advanced level of design management in most industrial sectors. It will also support your progression to registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Research Methods and Professional Development

  • Computer Aided Engineering

  • Advanced Materials Engineering & Nanotechnology

  • Advanced Engineering Design Practice

  • Advanced Engineering Design Project

  • MSc Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 BEng (Hons) degree or a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree in mechanical engineering or other closely related discipline, with a demonstrable aptitude for design from workplace experience or study.
  • If you have considerable professional experience and can evidence an academic ability to undergraduate degree levels you may also be considered.
  • If you have overseas qualifications you can check your comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.
  • If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time (Home) £500 per 10 credits

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 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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