University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5AB
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
Back to menu
Back to menu
Study with an Off-Campus Partner
Information for Parents, Guardians and Teachers
Back to menu
Visit the Bolton Students Union
Mode of Study:
University of Bolton
Our MSc in Mechanical Engineering focuses on preparing you for industry. It’s designed to take you from your bachelor’s degree to a role in the mechanical engineering industry. Written with industry collaboration, our dedicated, knowledgeable team will cover the key areas needed to make you stand out to employers. We’ll concentrate on advanced mechanics, materials and manufacturing, and advanced thermal power and energy systems processing.
By working with industry players and local engineering companies to write the programme, we’re ensuring that the core ethos, skills and projects are industry-centred, realistic and designed to maximise your employability. You’ll explore topics from both the theoretical and practical perspectives, gaining hands-on experience in our integrated state-of-art testing lab. You’ll also have opportunities to learn and improve your design, simulation and modelling skills using widely applied commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) software. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team will work to help you prepare to develop and innovate as the industry evolves.
Additionally, the course is designed to address all the competencies set out by the Engineering Council and UK-SPEC and to support you to achieve Chartered Engineering (CEng) status. So, if you’re an ambitious mechanical engineering graduate seeking to develop advanced material, manufacturing and energy system knowledge while boosting your understanding of core engineering principles and developing the skills to analyse and solve complex engineering problems, this postgraduate degree should prove an excellent investment in your future.
Would you prefer to complete your studies more quickly? We also offer this course by full-time study with a duration of 12 or 18 months. To complete your studies in 12 months, please visit our MSc Mechanical Engineeing course search web page for details and to apply. Alternatively, to study this course full-time over 18 months, please visit our MSc Mechanical Engineering: January Start course search web page.
The University of Bolton’s MSc Mechanical Engineering uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes and is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details of UK-SPEC.
We’ll be seeking accreditation of the MSc Mechanical Engineering for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course addresses contemporary issues in mechanical engineering. After graduation, you’ll be ready to enter industries that involve engineering activities, especially in roles that demand knowledge of material and structure testing, design and simulation, manufacturing and energy technologies. In addition to developing your technical knowledge and experience, this programme will also give you greater confidence in your transferable and personal skills. These include problem-solving, critical thinking, team working, and communication.
Mechanical engineers are employed in many industries, with the main ones being aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, medicine, sport, defence, consumer goods and electrical. There are career opportunities both in the UK and abroad. After graduation, you could pursue a career in manufacturing or other areas of science and technology, such as sustainable energy.
You will likely seek to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and this master’s degree is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to this professional registration.
Research is an exciting career path that will allow you to explore working in research and development roles or academia. An MSc can also be used as a stepping-stone for those who wish to continue to an MPhil or PhD.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers, bearing in mind that relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these roles include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.
If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton MSc Mechanical Engineering - 25 September 2023
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used to help you acquire and develop appropriate concepts, knowledge and skills. You can expect lectures, seminars, workshops, practical sessions and tutorials. These are supported by guest lectures, blended learning, online discussions and activities posted on our virtual learning environment (VLE). The dissertation is delivered via workshops, independent learning and tutor support (which may be face to face, through the VLE or other suitable technologies).
It’s important to realise that the time spent with a tutor during formally scheduled activities is only a small part of the learning time identified for a module. You’ll also be expected to spend a significant amount of time in guided independent study, such as general background reading, preparing for seminar activities and working on assignments. We are committed to supporting you throughout your learning journey, but as time progresses our guidance will become less structured and prescriptive. It‘s expected that you’ll demonstrate significant independence in your study, taking responsibility for the management of your own learning time and increasing in autonomy as you progress through the programme.
The assessment strategy for the programme is designed to ensure that you achieve the overall aims and learning outcomes of the programme and learning outcomes for individual modules. You’ll be required to complete both formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments are activities that do not contribute to your overall module grade. They are, however, an integral part of the learning strategy for a module and you are required to complete them. They will be marked and you’ll receive feedback on your level of achievement. Summative assessments are those assessment activities for which the marks will contribute to the overall module grade. You’ll also receive feedback on these assessments so that you’ll know what you have done well and where you can improve. You can expect a variety of different forms of assessment, including group and individual projects and assignments, individual and group presentations, discussions, unseen time-constrained examinations, submission of the products of design processes (calculations, specifications, drawings and models), report and essay submissions, seminar presentations, and written and oral examinations.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 60%, Written exams 40%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 75%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 25%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
+44 (0)1204 903026
+44 (0)1204 903903