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Mechanical Engineering (conversion programme)

MSc (H3C1)


Mechanical Engineering is the application of physical science to practical problem solving. As a Mechanical Engineer you could be working on anything from a simple component such as a switch, to more complex machines such an internal combustion engine or an entire system such as an automobile or a factory production line. The MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering is a 1 calendar year conversion programme that is part of a suite of programmes offered in Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London. This programme is aimed at students who already have a science background (e.g. mathematics, chemistry, physics) or who have studied another type of engineering such as civil engineering, and who wish to convert to a career in Mechanical Engineering.

The Mechanical Engineering degree programmes at QMUL are delivered by a large number of specialist academic staff, who, in addition to their teaching, are involved in internationally recognised research in a wide range of topics, including:

  • Energy generation and conversion, including alternative and sustainable sources
  • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics - Computational engineering, both solids and fluids
  • Control engineering
  • Robotics
  • Materials science, including structural and functional materials

The programme structure is modular in format. During Semester A, students will take the compulsory module Engineering Methods, which exposes them to essential engineering techniques and philosophy. Depending on their background, they will further take 3 conversion modules from Vector Calculus, Energy Conversion Analysis, Computer Aided Engineering and Materials Selection. In Semester B students have the choice to specialise in one of the main areas of Solid Mechanics, Robotics and Automation, and Thermofluids and Combustion.

SEMS division:Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design