Top 10 Mechanical Engineering Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

A Masters in Mechanical Engineering is usually a general engineering program offering an in-depth look at the processes involved in the design of every product, process and system in the world, and students will have the chances to specialise during the course.

Alternatively, students can opt to study an engineering course in the specific area of Mechanical Engineering that you are interested in. Both options will have plenty of work placements and prepare you for independent research and development in the many fields of Mechanical Engineering. 

Here’s ten of the best Mechanical Engineering Masters Degree Courses in the UK and Europe*.

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering – Imperial College London

Duration: 1 year full time or up to 3 years part time
Cost: £12,000 total cost for UK and EU students / £29,000 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Imperial College London will develop their skills in areas like numerical analysis and signal processing which are applicable to all types of Mechanical Engineering. Most of the course is taken up with a substantial research project. 

Master in Mechanical Engineering – ETH Zurich

Duration: 3 semesters full time.
Cost: CHF649 per semester. 
What You Will Study: This course at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, concentrates on the multi-disciplinary skills used in Mechanical Engineering like fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, mechanics, materials and manufacturing science. The course is conducted in English or German. 

MSc in Mechanical Engineering – Delft University of Technology

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: €2,060 per year for EU students / €15,575 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: At Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands students will gain wide-ranging knowledge of all types of Mechanical Engineering and is offered in English. 

MSc in Mechanical Engineering – Politecnico di Milano

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: Between €883 to €3,886 per year for EU students depending on income / €3,886 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Modules at Politecnico di Milano in Italy cover a wide range of subjects such as Mechatronics and Robotics, Production Systems, Internal Combustion Engines and Turbomachinery and Virtual Prototyping. The course is conducted in English. 

Masters in Mechanical Engineering – Technical University Munich

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) full time. 
Cost: €129.40 per semester for all students. 
What You Will Study: Students at the Technical University Munich in Germany can tailor their studies gaining a deeper understanding of the areas of Mechanical Engineering that they find the most interesting. The course is taught in English or German. 

Masters in Mechanical Engineering – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: CHF 1266 per year for all students. 
What You Will Study: Students on this Swiss course will gain a wide range of skills as well as concentrating on specific areas of Mechanical Engineering that they plan on working on in the future. This course is taught in English. 

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering – Cranfield University

Duration: 1 year full time or up to 3 years part time. 
Cost: £8,500 total cost for UK and EU students / £19,000 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at Cranfield University covers the in-depth and broad range of knowledge that any Mechanical Engineering professional will need along with subjects such as management courses. 

Masters in Mechanical Engineering – Eindhoven University of Technology

Duration: 2 years full-time. 
Cost: €2,006 per year for qualifying EU students / €15,000 per year for international or non-qualifying students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands will concentrate on developing, improving, testing and critiquing mechanical systems, products and processes. The course is taught in English. 

Masters in Mechanical Engineering – KU Leuven

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: €6,000 per year for all students 
What You Will Study: This is course at KU Leuven in Belgium covers all parts of Mechanical Engineering and can lead to various further courses and careers. The course is in English and Dutch with the English courses for international students only. 

MSc in Mechanical Engineering Design – University of Manchester

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £10,500 for UK and EU students / £22,500 for international students. 
What You Will Study: The University of Manchester has been offering Engineering courses since 1824 and has historic links with companies like Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens. Modules include subjects like Analytical and Conceptual Design.

*SOURCE: Top Universities – Mechanical Engineering Courses

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