Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical)

Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical)

Course information

Course title Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical)
Course code PMSCMECFTR8
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Mario Farrugia
Delivered by Faculty of Engineering
This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar's website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical) part-time course is a research-based postgraduate course that extends for six semesters. As an interested applicant, you will have the opportunity to consult with the Faculty of Engineering prior to enrolment to discuss your research proposal. The areas of research in mechanical stream offered are threefold, and some of the areas of research available are as listed below:

Mechanical Engineering

• Aerodynamics
• Biomechanics
• Building Services
• Computer aided engineering (cfd: computational fluid dynamics and fea: finite element analysis)
• Cooling of Electrical Machines
• Energy
• Energy Storage


Metallurgy and Materials

• Laser shock peening for automotive gears
• Shot peening of austempered ductile iron
• Tribocorrosion of biomaterials and its mitigation using surface engineering
• Iron-based biodegradable alloys
• Implant development
• Coatings for neural electrodes


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

• Computer aided engineering design
• Concurrent engineering
• Industrial automation
• Industrial robotics and mechatronics
• Industrial sustainable development
• Intelligent systems in design and manufacturing

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the following qualifications:

(a) a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree with at least Second Class Honours in appropriate subjects as approved by the Board or

(c) a Bachelor's degree with a Third Class Honours in Engineering or in a relevant area of study and are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience following their first cycle degree or

(d) equivalent qualifications approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Board.

Admission of applicants under paragraph (c) and (d) shall be made conditional on the results of an interview and in such cases the Board may require applicants to successfully complete a preparatory programme of up to 30 credits prior to their registration to the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
By the end of the course, you will:

• Carry out an in-depth dissertation on an area of choice.
• Use the appropriate research methodology skills for independent and academic research.
• Discuss and write effectively using the appropriate jargon related to the area.
• Contribute your knowledge on mechanical engineering at the work place and in discursive atmospheres.
• Be able to use your practical mind set to solve engineering-related issues.
This course is intended for you if you are pursuing a career in mechanical engineering and would like to further your studies to a postgraduate level.
As a holder of this degree, you will be able to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer in the public or private sector. As a successful graduate, you will also have the option of furthering your studies to a doctorate level, which will lead you to research and academic opportunities.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 16 November 2021

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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