Mechanical Engineering with Project Management MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year

Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

Engineering is a multifaceted and continually evolving subject, as such this programme has been designed for engineers wishing to advance to a level appropriate for a professional engineer at the cutting-edge of the discipline, and looking to progress into technical-managerial roles.

Designed to meet the diverse demands faced by modern engineers, this MSc programme combines advanced mechanical engineering with project management. Benefiting from the teaching of some of the world’s experts in their fields, you will engage with technical modules that will increase your understanding of a range of evolving mechanical engineering topics. This will allow you to develop greater breadth and depth of technical knowledge, problem-solving and analytical skills. At the same time, you will develop project management and team-working abilities, which are highly valued by employers. The expertise you gain will be vital as you continue in your career development.

The course contains a blend of theory and practical, hands-on learning, which will both increase your understanding of the diverse range of topics and give you the confidence to apply the skills you learn in a professional environment. Engineering modules are very different in content and include case studies, workshops, group and individual exercises.

Alongside these technical modules, you will be introduced to many areas of project management, and will develop management and leadership skills while gaining experience of working in a team environment. In exploring topics such as project planning, project control, risk and resource management, you will gain the understanding required for senior engineer roles. In common with the technical modules, the emphasis is on practical application of the skills.

The programme also includes an industry-led group project and culminates in a substantial individual project, usually guided by an industrial partner. This will enable you to become familiar with applying the technical and project-management skills you have learnt in a real environment. This invaluable experience will provide you with the opportunity to bring together everything you have learnt over the year, provide you with insight into what you can expect in your career, and give you examples to draw upon in any future interview.


Engineering is more than just theory and, as a result, you will experience labs/practical sessions, workshops and group tutorials, alongside lectures. This contact is with academic staff that are internationally recognised and work alongside global companies.

In addition, our technicians and admin support team are very approachable and have many years of experience in helping students achieve success.

Assessment varies between modules, allowing students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typically you can expect assignments such as coursework, presentations and formal examinations.


As a department, we prioritise delivering high-quality, rigorous programmes that prepare and equip our graduates for a rewarding career. The Department provides an interdisciplinary approach that reflects the dynamic nature of professional engineering.

Our Department is an internationally recognised leader in research and innovation and, as such, you will join a thriving and supportive academic community. Staff and students alike will welcome and support you both academically and socially.

You will be encouraged throughout your programme in a friendly, vibrant environment that is conducive to excellent research and learning.


Our MSc in Mechanical Engineering with Project Management is designed to support your career ambitions and progression. By enabling you to develop your technical and professional skills to an advanced level, and allowing you to apply what you have previously learnt to real-world problems, this programme equips you with the knowledge and experience for a range of engineering careers, and will put you ahead of the competition.

There is a wide range of sectors where mechanical engineering is relevant, and starting salaries are highly competitive. Roles include:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing (etc.) Engineer
  • Technical Team Leader, Manager or Director
  • Engineering Consultant

In addition, studying at Masters level will further enhance your prospects, opening up opportunities to progress further in your career.

Alternatively, our programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experience to take up further study at PhD level and begin a career in research, exploring innovative, cutting-edge areas of the engineering discipline.


Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.


Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Key Information

Duration: 12 months, full-time or 24 months, part-time

Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines
A HND or equivalent together with substantial appropriate industrial experience may be considered

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications

Your degree needs to have covered modules in: Mechanics, Control, CAD, Simulation, Fluids and Thermodynamics. Knowledge of the following areas is also desirable: materials, including stress and strain, thermal behaviour and electrical properties, disruptive technologies

Additional requirements: Some experience in industry in a technical position requiring engineering skills is desirable but not required

English language: IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found at English language requirements

10 week- Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0
For details of eligibility see: Pre sessional programmes 

4 week- Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes

Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding

Further information: Please see our website




Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK/EU £11,510 £5,755
Overseas £20,500 n/a

The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

What are tuition fees for?

Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

What support is available towards tuition fees?

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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