12 months
17250 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Mechanical Engineering degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is intended for mechanical engineering graduates (and engineering graduates from related disciplines, eg aircraft, aeronautical, product design engineering) and will deepen and widen your knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering specialist topics.


Mechanical Engineering degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland will allow you to further develop your interpersonal and transferable skills. These will allow you to function in an advanced engineering environment as a senior engineer and manager.The taught element of the course will focus on advanced mechanical engineering subjects such as advanced fluid mechanics and CFD, applied Finite Element Analysis and structural integrity etc. However, you will have the opportunity to specialise and explore a specific subject in more detail through the master's dissertation.Our graduates will have developed expertise to improve their employability within design and development of the automotive, aerospace, offshore, oil and gas and all main stream mechanical engineering industry sectors.

The MSc is ideal for engineers holding a BEng degree that require a further learning element to qualify for Chartered Engineer registration.


You will have developed the expertise to improve your employability within design and development of the following industry sectors:

  • automotive
  • aerospace
  • offshore
  • oil and gas
  • all main stream mechanical engineering industry sectors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Engineering Materials 
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics and CFD 
  • Advanced Heat Transfer 
  • Composites Design and Analysis 
  • Measurement and Instrumentation 
  • Applied Finite Element Analysis 
  • Structural Integrity 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class Honours degree or equivalent qualification, in mechanical engineering or related area or an equivalent professional qualification or lower qualifications with appropriate professional or industrial work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 7,000£  

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 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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