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Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


MIT TechPark Campus


Programme highlights

This qualification is your chance to strengthen your skills in Mechanical Engineering. You'll graduate at the same level as degree students.

Graduates of this qualification will be ready for jobs in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will be qualified Technology Engineers and will be able to gain employment in their specialisation.

Programme structure

Compulsory courses:

Level 6

241.609 Applied Computational Modelling (15 credits)

Level 7

115.719 Engineering Development Project (30 credits)

243.703 Energy Engineering (15 credits)

271.701 Fluids Power and Advanced Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)

Elective courses:

You will need to complete three elective courses from the below.

Level 6

114.610 Design (15 credits)

142.602 Mathematics 2 (15 credits)

241.612 Manufacturing Processes & Production (15 credits)

243.620 Mechanics of Machines (15 credits)

243.627 Fluids Mechanics (15 credits)

243.634 Strengths of Materials 2 (15 credits)

251.602 Advanced Thermodynamics (15 credits)

Level 7

115.720 Professional Engineering Practice (15 credits)

527.702 Robotics (15 credits)

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:


A 3 year bachelor's degree in an civil/electrical/mechanical engineering discipline (excluding a Mechatronics specialisation)


Equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind.


Special entry may be granted by the Head of School responsible for the programme to an applicant who does not meet all entry criteria, where the Head of School is satisfied the applicant is capable of undertaking the programme of study.

IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

Other Entry Requirements

Applicants must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme, by being able to work effectively, efficiently and safely.

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