University of Manchester: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

The University of Manchester 
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Postgraduate study
A master's degree from the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering will give you a distinct edge in today’s ever evolving engineering industries. We offer a range of master’s courses, developed alongside international engineering and industrial leaders, which are designed to support research activities and meet modern industrial needs and global challenges.

Students have access to excellent resources and facilities including laser labs, engineering and design software, wind tunnels, 3D printers, fixed flight simulators and dedicated geotechnics, heavy structures and hydraulics labs. Our courses are highly industrially-relevant with a practical base, and are accredited by the relevant professional bodies.

We have strong industrial links with companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Arup, Rolls-Royce and EDF Energy, and our graduates go on to work for some of the biggest names in engineering and beyond. As well as enhancing your employability, an MSc in engineering will further develop your knowledge so that you are able to apply your skills in order to tackle some of the major environmental and societal challenges we face.

Taught master’s courses
We offer a number of full-time taught MSc courses, and for further information including entry requirements, tuition fees and application form, please see the course profiles below.

Technical engineering MSc courses

Management of projects MSc courses

Funding opportunities
The Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering is excited to announce the introduction of the Management of Projects Excellence awards. These are scholarships for academically excellent students on one of the following full-time master’s courses:

For further information, including eligibility, a link to the online application form and more details about the scholarship, please see the fees and funding section of our Department website.

World-leading research 
Our research in Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is curiosity-driven and industry-inspired.

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, and we have outstanding facilities and a wide range of multidisciplinary research opportunities. We are highly respected across the globe and strive to deliver innovative research which shapes the international agenda and applies engineering to many important humanitarian and environmental concerns.

Postgraduate research programmes
Our research expertise spans six broad themes: aerospace engineering, innovative manufacturing, modelling and simulation, nuclear engineering, resilient systems and structures in extreme environments. Students can apply for the following MPhil and PhD programmes within our Department:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Management of Projects
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is committed to supporting postgraduate research students and we have a range of available funding opportunities for PhD students.

Find out more
To find out more about life as a postgraduate student in Manchester, then do come along to one of our Open Days, or if you are not able to visit us on campus then why not take a virtual tour of our Department and hear from of our current students on our Virtual Open Day!

Contact us
If you have any questions about our courses or about the Department, please contact us:

Telephone: +44(0)161 306 9219
Postgraduate taught email:
Postgraduate research email:

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