Masters in Engineering & Technology

Mechanical Engineering


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Mechanical engineering is a branch of engineering that concentrates into the design, production and usage and operation of machines, from small individual parts and devices (small sensors) to large systems (spacecraft). Mechanical engineering aims at controlling the principles of motion, energy, and force through mechanical solutions and also deals with analysing problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve a particular human/social problem, thus inventing new devices.

Mechanical engineering uses concepts of material theory and physics and combines knowledge of maths, technology, business and management. Important sub-disciplines of mechanical engineering are mechanics, mechatronics and thermodynamics.

Many universities provide Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, particularly Master of Science programmes in mechanical engineering. Students will learn how to assembly and install new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, or machine tools and how to collect and analyse engineering data. They will also develop design skills, as they have to prepare drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work.

Graduates from a mechanical engineering degree can take contracting or consulting jobs on the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery and choose from career options like: mechanical engineer, maintenance engineer, instrumentation engineer, contracting civil engineer, engineering/energy consultant, engineering technician, engineering draftsperson.

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Suggested Masters in Mechanical Engineering

M.Sc. Civil Engineering

In the Civil Engineering program at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) you will get profound knowledge, pertinent experience and practical skills in the field of Civil Engineering in the key subjects of structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering, project management and design.

Master Design of Mechanical Systems

The Design of Mechanical Systems programme at Aalborg University, Denmark, focuses on design and development of industrial products through the use of both theory and practice. Thereby, you learn how to combine technical and creative skills and obtain in-depth knowledge about the entire design and development process.

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M.Sc. Mechatronics

ITMO University offers several double degree Master’s programmes with world’s top universities. Most programmetake two years, with one year at ITMO and the other year at a partner university. Classes are taught in English. The Mechatronics programmes is delivered by ITMO University in collaboration with Tallinn University of Technology and Lappeenranta University of Technology.

M.Sc. Systems and Control

The Master's program Systems and Control from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) prepares you for a key role in the field of dynamics and control technology for complex systems and processes. It trains students to use interdisciplinary strategies involving modelling, signal processing, controller design, and system analysis. The program provides top-quality expertise and skills for successful professional careers in research, technology development and design.

Department of Mechanical Engineering