„Master of Science” degree is a higher level of qualification and is often used as a stepping stone toward the acquisition of a doctorate. MSc qualifications are reserved for those who complete additional postgraduate study, and these students must possess a „Bachelor of Science” degree (BSc) in a relevant field.

The applied students in this field will learn how to research, design, develop, build, test, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical and thermal devices and systems, including tools, engines, and machines. Spoken in very broad terms, they will learn how to produce and operate machinery of any kind.

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacturing of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. They also design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Main groups of products are considered to be power plants, industrial equipments, heating and cooling systems, transporting infrastructures, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices. The field has continually evolved to incorporate advancements; today mechanical engineers are pursuing developments in such areas as micro electro-mechanical systems, composites, mechatronics, nanotechnology, biomechanics, and computational fluid dynamics.

An understanding of fundamental subjects is required, including:

  • Mathematics (calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra)
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Solid-state and fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion, and HVAC
  • Fuels, combustion, internal combustion engine
  • Kinematics
  • Vibration, control theory
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Advanced Aeronautics
  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD, CAM)


A mechanical engineer with a Master’s degree is also capable of starting their career as:

  • Senior mechanical engineer
  • Mechanical engineering manager
  • Mechanical designer
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineer
  • Biomedical engineer/Medical biotechnologist/Biotechnology engineer
  • Industrial/automotive engineer

Mechanical engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics.  If a technical degree incorporating a broader understanding of the world sounds appealing, mechanical engineering studies is just for you!