Mechanical engineers apply their scientific knowledge to solve problems and design machines that help us to enjoy a better lifestyle. As a mechanical engineer you may work in design, development, research, consultancy, manufacture or marketing, combining technical and managerial experience.
Whether you are a UK student, looking to complete your studies towards requirements for chartered status, or an overseas student, looking to study at one of the leading UK engineering faculties, this could be the course for you.
The MSc programme is a full-time degree course studied over a period of one calendar year beginning in late September. However the programme may be taken part-time over (up to) three years. This can be done by taking the taught modules flexibly in each semester to accumulate 120 credits in total (The basic structure of each taught semester is 11 weeks of teaching followed by a period for revision and examinations).
The individual project worth 60 credits can be started any time after at least 80 credits of taught modules are passed.
Mechanical Engineering Streams
This 12 month course offers six different streams which allow you to specialise in one particular area, including general, aerospace, automotive, bioengineering, materials and manufacturing.
MSc Mechanical Engineering - General
You will be able to choose from a number of optional modules, in addition to the core modules, in order to create a more generalised path of study for the award of MSc Mechanical Engineering.
MSc Mechanical Engineering – Aerospace
We see this as a flexible alternative to an aerospace engineering programme. Aerospace companies predominantly employ mechanical engineers in their professional engineering cohort. Graduating as a mechanical engineer with a focus on aerospace makes you attractive to the aerospace industry without removing the option of working in any of the other industrial sectors. In addition the course will provide insight into aerospace engineering research – via specialist modules delivered by leading researchers and an aerospace focused individual project.
MSc Mechanical Engineering – Automotive
We see this as a flexible alternative to an automotive engineering programme. This course is designed for people who think they would like to work in the automotive industry. By having a masters degree in mechanical engineering (automotive) it is immediately apparent to a potential employer that you have all the core skills a mechanical engineer would be expected to have and that you have chosen to specialise in modules relevant to automotive. In addition the course will provide insight into automotive engineering research – via specialist modules delivered by leading researchers and an automotive focused individual project.
MSc Mechanical Engineering – Bioengineering
Whether you want to develop life saving artificial hearts, car air-bag systems, or simply want to explore exciting new applications of engineering, this course is for you. You will learn how to transform lives with mechanical engineering. In addition the course will provide insight into bioengineering – via specialist modules delivered by leading researchers and a bioengineering focused individual project.
MSc Mechanical Engineering – Materials
Mechanical engineers apply their expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. They have to combine imagination with the latest technological advances to meet complex requirements. New materials such as lightweight alloys and polymer composites are continually being developed and there is a need for graduates with an in-depth knowledge of materials, their properties and manufacturing routes, so that best use can be made of them. The course will provide insight into materials research – via specialist modules delivered by leading researchers and a materials focused individual project.
MSc Mechanical Engineering – Manufacturing
The course provides a unique combination of engineering science, design, business studies and manufacturing engineering required for a career in the manufacturing sector. Employment prospects are excellent for highly motivated students on this course, fascinated by engineering with a strong interest in manufacturing.
This is a full-time masters degree course which consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along with a 60-credit summer individual project often linked with industrially sponsored research. Projects include experimental studies, design oriented studies, and development of mathematical or computational models. All students study Advanced Technology Review - where you will learn about the latest, cutting edge developments in engineering from our world-leading research groups. The remaining taught modules will depend on your chosen stream, as described in the course content.
MSc Mechanical Engineering (part-time)
The MSc programme is a full time degree course studied over a period of one calendar year, beginning in late September. However the programme may be taken part-time over up to three years. This can be done by taking the taught modules flexibly in each semester to accumulate 120 credits in total. (The basic structure of each taught semester is 11 weeks of teaching followed by a period for revision and examinations). The individual project worth 60 credits can be started any time after at least 80 credits of taught modules are passed.
The taught subject programme consists of units called modules totalling 120 credits. Each module has a credit value, normally 10 credits, although some taught modules have values of 5 or 15 credits and the individual project module has 60 credits. A 10 credit module represents approximately 100 hours of student learning, teaching and assessment. To gain an MSc the number and level of credits must abide by the University Qualifications Framework.
English language course for academic purposes
Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 10-week and 5-week English language and study skills courses for Engineering.
These courses are designed in collaboration with the faculty and prepare students going on to postgraduate MSc programmes within the Faculty of Engineering.
If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to this course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:
- you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
- you take a 10 or 5-week English language and academic skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
- your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework
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