This programme has been developed around the growing need for highly skilled mechanical engineers while recognising the need for graduate engineers to enhance their skills and gain professional recognition. The programme as split into two parts and will examine key areas in mechanical engineering such as; structural integrity and materials evaluation, simulation and modelling, mechanisms of material failure and the importance of strategic implications.
Develops knowledge acquired from previous studies in more detail while providing an in depth understanding of areas that a mechanical engineer would wish to investigate. The MSc Mechanical Engineering programme enables students to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of engineering design, mechanisms of material failure, structural integrity and simulation and modelling
This gives the students the opportunity to put ideas into practice by researching an area of interest or a project within the working environment. This could be evaluating materials and their applications to prevent failures in service, modelling fluid flow in processes, or studying the influences or effects of corrosion on materials and how it can be prevented.
Part I (120 Credits) comprises the following taught modules:
- Research Methods
- Advanced Computer Aided Design and Manufacture
- Engineering Design and Analysis
- Structural Integrity and Material Evaluation
- Simulation and Modelling
- Mechanisms of Material Failure
- Leadership, Product Development and Innovation
- Design for Manufacture
Part II (60 credits)
- Major Project
Andrew Thorn (Course Director)
Dr Arnaud Marotin
Dr Robert Goodson
Assessment used within this programme is mostly coursework based with examinations utilised in two modules. Assessments are designed to develop the students ability to analyse complex problems in advanced engineering environments while at the same time understanding what the problem is and developing relevant solutions through practical work, research, case studies and critical evaluation. In some modules students are required to present their research/findings to their lecturers and peers followed by a question and answer session. Such assessment strategies are utilised by the programme team to generate student lead work.
This programme provides graduates with a wide range of professional skills and competencies that are transferable within businesses and from sector to sector. Our graduates will have gained expertise designed to enhance their employability within the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, energy and oil and gas sectors.
The School of Engineering Manufacturing and Logistics prides itself on providing a supportive and friendly learning environment enhanced by the excellent industrial and research experience of the programme team. Many of whom have had many years of industrial experience at a senior level.
This knowledge and experience enables all students to gain an advanced level of knowledge in mechanical engineering. Class sizes are generally around 15-20 students which creates an environment where students can foster ideas and discuss issues that they have in common with their fellow students. Our extensive engagement with employers and professional institutions means we are able to enhance our graduate employability and career opportunities. Our vision for students, is to create an environment that will enable them to achieve their full potential and enhance their earning and career prospects.
MSc Lean and Agile Manufacturing
MSc Engineering Project Management
MSc Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation
MSc Engineering Product Design