M.Sc. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering with Professional Practice

24 months
15450 GBP/year
8883 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Mechanical Engineering with Professional Practice from University of Wolverhampton has been developed according to the UK Engineering Council's benchmark requirements for professional engineering, to ensure that our students enter the workforce with the broad expertise and relevant capabilities that employers’ value.


The MSc in Mechanical Engineering with Professional Practice from University of Wolverhampton enhances your qualification by adding a vocational or research-based placement to the traditional taught master’s programme. A vocational internship is a superb way to gain work experience and give your CV a competitive edge and make you more attractive to international employers, whilst a research internship provides you with the opportunity to develop your analytical, team-working, research and academic skills by working alongside a research team in an academic setting.

Educational aims of the course

Balancing academic theory with practical considerations, the taught elements of this course cover key areas of mechanical sciences, such as Stress Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, along with Product Design, Advanced Materials, Research Methods and Computer Aided Engineering.

In the First Year you will pay attention to the development of investigative, modelling and computational strategies in Mechanical Engineering. This will allow you to acquire advanced knowledge and a systematic understanding of contemporary Finite Element Modelling techniques to analyse the behaviour of complex engineering systems and components. 

A principal component in the Second Year of this course is the dissertation project, which is usually associated with current research activity or industrial consultancy in the School of Engineering, allowing students to gain substantial expertise in one specific area of interest. Dissertation project work involves regular meetings with an academic supervisor, with the remaining time devoted to project management, practical lab or computer work and preparation for written and oral reporting.

Professional Practice Placement

The integrated Professional Practice Placement offers the opportunity to spend six months working full-time to gain all-important work experience and employability skills. It will enable you to critically engage with either external stakeholders or internal academic staff and to reflect on your own personal development through your Professional Practice experience. You'll complete the Professional Practice Placement after you have completed the taught part of your degree, but before your final dissertation project 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) and Heat Transfer
  • Applied Stress Analysis
  • CAD and Product Definition
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Research Methods and Professional Skills
  • Design Optimation and Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


200 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should normally be educated to honours Degree level, with a minimum classification of 2:2 in Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering, Technology, Physical Sciences or a closely related derivative.

  • RPL will be granted, if appropriate, as part of the admissions process and then ratified by the FSE RPL committee. All non-standard applicants to this course will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. In this instance, substantial and demonstrable professional experience can substitute for graduate status.
  • International Students will require approval from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). Its aim is to help stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery. The ATAS is specifically designed to ensure that those applying for postgraduate study in certain sensitive subjects do not acquire knowledge that could potentially be used in WMD courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8883 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8883 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Shrewsbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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