What will I learn?

This MRes programme aims to provide students with the necessary advanced, technical, professional and specialised study skills within the fields of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, and to develop a critical awareness of the advanced techniques and technological advances available to conduct state of the art research in this area.

Students have the opportunity to explore these in experiment and modelling oriented projects, and complete the course by analysis and interpretation of research results and writing up a dissertation for examination according to the established procedure at the University of Nottingham.

By taking a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning the subject, the course aims to provide a more robust understanding of the subject and the ability to apply it in industrial practices or further studies.

The specific objectives are as follows:

  • to encourage integration between the separate disciplinary areas
  • to propel the development of new ideas and techniques in Mechanical, Manufacturing and Composite Materials commercially-based engineering
  • to develop the students' transferable skills in research methods at the postgraduate level
  • to facilitate an in-depth investigation of a relevant topic through independent research

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
¥110,000.00 (12,53,704) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

199 Taikang East Road,



315100, China

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally have completed a Bachelors degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may be taken into consideration. English language requirements: Minimum English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in individual elements; TOEFL (paper based) 573 + TWE no less than 4.5 or TOEFL (computer based) 230 + TWE no less than 4.5; TOEFL (IBT) 88 (no less than 19 in any element)

For international students

Course requirements an honours degree at 2.1 or masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject (or international equivalent).

Relevant disciplines include Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and other related engineering backgrounds, subject to completion of suitable modules.

English language requirements:

Minimum English Language Requirement

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in individual elements
TOEFL 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)


About The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Learners at the Ningbo campus receive the same high-quality education as those studying at the university’s UK and Malaysia campuses.

  • One of the world’s top 100 universities
  • High speed train from Shanghai
  • Study abroad and exchange opportunities
  • Entrance scholarships available for high achievers