Modern industry operates within a highly competitive global market, the adoption, exploration and management of technology across both design and manufacture and product simulation performance is at the forefront of providing successful business with the competitive edge needed to survive and grow. In addition, society is demanding that such business enterprises become evermore proactive in terms of adopting a more socially conscious approach, such as sustainability, across all their strategies and operations.
This course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of modern engineering analysis and simulation tools and techniques in terms of product development and optimisation before manufacture. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how various IT-based tools and systems function while also gaining insights into how these are implemented effectively, within the manufacturing and industrial sectors. You will be equipped to undertake cross-functional management roles and to evaluate how modern organisations can strategically exploit existing and emerging technologies. This reflects the growing demand for specialists with advanced skills and knowledge to drive forward effective, new, product development and their introduction across all of the major industrial sectors including automotive, aerospace and general manufacture.
The course will allow you acquire advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of contemporary finite element modelling techniques to analyse the behaviour of complex engineering systems and components. It will involve a comprehensive understanding of advanced solid mechanics and analytical techniques pertinent to product development and sustainability, and to apply these advanced techniques to synthesise novel designs of a range of engineering systems.
This course provides you with the unique opportunity to experience the practicalities and applications of modern Engineering Analysis Techniques. The dedicated IT simulation resources and expertise of our specialised staff, based at our Telford Campus, is well renowned and often called upon to support and advise external agencies and key industries across the aerospace, automotive and automotive sports and power generation sectors. You can therefore rest assured of access to a variety of significant simulation techniques facilities and expertise. Beyond this, the course will encourage and guide you to explore and conduct research into emerging Design and use the latest industry standard simulation software to produce complex, economical and sustainable part/component part production. Our expectation is that the exposure offered by the course, to modern and newly emerging manufacturing technologies coupled with the project managerial aspects of the course will ensure that you are well placed to take up a key role in this dynamic industrial sector.
You will have the opportunity to engage with a range of learning approaches during the course of your study.
You will take part in lectures and seminars. Some of these will be more traditional whereas others will require you to undertake research before coming together to discuss technical issues with a range of students and academic staff. You will have seminars from industry practitioners and have the opportunity to discuss your projects with them to gain real world insight into the problems you are trying to solve.
You will have the opportunity to work in a range of dedicated facilities such as the Dedicated IT Laboratories to develop practical skills and understand the link between the theory and practical implementation of integrated CAD, Simulation and Finite Element Analysis Techniques. Throughout the weekly class sessions and through use of the on-line support material, you will obtain skills required to successfully implement and manage a range of modern design and simulation systems, processes and methodologies.
Often working on assessment and project briefs specified by industry practitioners, you will develop solutions to meet real world problems/requirements and be able to present these to your peers, practitioners and third parties in order to obtain balanced and current feedback.
The course is aimed at Science and Technology graduates who aspire to Engineering and Manufacturing management roles, in leading industrial organisations.
On completion of the programme, you can expect to develop your career leading to senior management where strategic thinking skills, project management experience and a deeper technological knowledge-base would be beneficial.
The Information Security MSc offers a specialist programme designed to provide a fundamental understanding of information security and to convey practical engineering skills. There are good prospects for highly trained information security professionals and there is a shortage of trained personnel in this area.
Students develop an advanced knowledge of information security and an awareness of the context in which information security operates in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects. They gain a wide range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills, enabling them to develop a flexible professional career in IT.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits).
Students choose 60 credits from the following:
Please note: the availability and delivery of optional modules may vary, depending on your selection.
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation (maximum length of 120 pages) and an oral presentation.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, problem classes, tutorials, laboratory classes and projects. Assessment is through written examinations, presentations, vivas, tests, coursework, written reports, formal presentations and the research project.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Information Security MSc
UCL graduates are keenly sought after by the world's leading organisations. UCL Computer Science graduates are particularly valued as a result of the department's strong international reputation, strong links with industry, and ideal location close to the City of London. Our graduates secure careers in a wide variety of organisations, e.g. with global IT consultancies, as IT analysts with City banks, or as IT specialists within manufacturing industries.
Recent career destinations for this degree
Some of the brightest alumni of the degree go on to careers in academia. The majority of our students take jobs in the software and consultancy industries, usually in a security-related role such as security standards compliance, secure software design or security consultancy. Students have the opportunity to do industrially based projects with companies such as BT and McAfee. The department is recognised as an academic centre of excellence on cyber security and further opportunities to expand both academic and industrial contacts arise through the ACE-CS guest lecture series integrated into the degree.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
UCL Computer Science is recognised as a world leader in teaching and research.
UCL received the highest percentage (96%) for quality of research in Computer Science and Informatics in the UK's most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).
This MSc is taught by academics who conduct world-leading research, most notably in cryptography and human-centred approaches to security, privacy and trust. Access to industry-led projects and guest lecturers from academia and industry will enhance post-graduation opportunities for careers in security-related research, or employment in cyber security roles.
UCL's central London location enables students to enjoy the full benefits of life in a vibrant world city with easy access to excellent scientific and cultural centres.
Information Security has been successfully awarded full certification from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Students who wish to gain the certification with their degree need to choose COMPGA14 Information Security Management as one of their optional modules.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Computer Science
96% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
Profound skills in computer-aided methods are of growing importance for every engineer in all fields of professional activity. The M.Sc. Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering (CAME) at the RWTH Aachen University addresses specifically the purposes of the practicing mechanical engineer. Within one programme you can choose between two specializations - one design-oriented and one production-oriented - to fit your personal interest best. Thus, students can chart a customized learning programme according to their educational background and professional career plans.
Our Engineering graduates...
At the beginning of the programme, students choose to pursue either the "Conception of Machines" or the "Production of Machines" specialization. Both specializations consist of lectures and practice elements, such as exercises and laboratory sessions, during which students are exposed to the most advanced techniques in the field. Our students are taught by internationally known and academically accredited specialists from the respective disciplines or faculties in an environment that focuses on facilitating your intellectual, professional and personal advancement. In addition, an industrial internship and a research project work (Mini Thesis) are an integral part of each study track. The Master Thesis concludes the four-semester study programme to be awarded the Master of Science degree from the RWTH Aachen University.
The M.Sc. CAME is organized in two specializations: "Conception of Machines" and "Production of Machines". Students must choose one specialization to pursue in their studies:
Study Track: Conception of Machines
Study Track: Production of Machines
In addition, all students of the CAME programme must complete the following coursework:
In awarding the RWTH Aachen University Master's Degree, the programme gives its graduates a degree that is recognised world-wide and qualifies its graduates for further PhD studies.
This full-time Master's programme will deepen your technical ability, broaden your understanding of other branches of engineering, and enhance your research skills.
It is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and develops leadership and managerial strengths that can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
You’ll develop an advanced understanding of:
You'll learn the principles underpinning the design and control of mechanical systems, along with computational and simulation methods used to ensure the reliability and robustness of mechanical systems.
You will use industry-standard computational tools and analysis packages for the analysis, design and evaluation of complex systems, and numerical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems.
The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. It fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Your learning experiences are varied – a mixture of:
Independent study is supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide you with clear direction, while regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the programme provide all the support you may need.
You will have access to a wide range of laboratory and computing facilities to support your learning. We use industry standard software for teaching all aspects of Computer Aided Design and analysis.
You will use specialist automotive engineering laboratories equipped with test vehicles, a chassis dynamometer, and engine test beds.
We have dedicated 3D printing/ manufacturing facilities/workshops which you will use for project work. Over your program of study you will have access to our world class polymer processing and material characterisation laboratories.
Mechanical Engineering is a very diverse sector and graduate engineers are in high demand around the world. Our graduates find employment in a wide range of engineering and manufacturing environments, from the aerospace, transportation and automotive sectors, to construction and manufacturing, to process industries such as oil, gas and utility companies - as well as research and development. The sector offers a wide range of exciting careers in positions such as:
Recent graduates from this programme have gone onto work for Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company, Horiba MIRA, Cummins, Precision Casting Corporation, Denso Marston, Carnaud MetalBox, and Sulzer.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
You will have a Personal Academic Tutor, normally your individual project supervisor, to support you through regular meetings and interactive activities, acting as an independent source of advice and guidance on making the transition to Higher Education and assisting you with any questions or problems you may encounter.
In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment allows you to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.
University central services are rich with support teams to assist you with every aspect of your journey through our degree programmes. From our Careers Service, through our strong Student Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.
Our research underpins every level of your programme of study. You will be taught by academics who are working at the forefront of their engineering discipline. This enables us explore with you how theoretical principles are being applied to solve real world challenges.
Your individual project gives you access to our research facilities and provides you with an opportunity to become involved in a much larger research project being carried out with our industrial partners.
Our Mechanical and Process Engineering Research Group undertakes a range of fundamental and applied research projects.
The MSc Design: Products and Technology course is designed to enable students to acquire advanced design, technological and manufacturing skills to enhance their potential to become leading professional product designers and technologists. The course encourages a broad and diverse range of approaches to design practice which include manufacturing, computer science and technology, artificial intelligence for control, robotics, project management, inclusive design and emerging technologies such as advanced internet techniques.
The course provides opportunities to develop professional design and technology skills,and to acquire a critical understanding of the roles of advanced technologies in product development using modern tools and techniques within a manufacturing environment.In addition to providing a broader, analytical and integrated study of technologies and strategies, the course emphasises the importance of independent learning, collaborative team working, creative problem solving and self-organisation skills.
The main emphasis of this course is exploration of the technological relationships, strategies and interfaces between the user and the product in a manufacturing context. With strong industrial relationships and input, the course aims to provide you with a rich design multidisciplinary experience, providing you with the tools, knowledge and critical thinking to drive process and practice in the commercial world.
You'll study modules designed to expand your awareness and understanding of product design while developing a wider appreciation of a designer's role within modern society, and the impact of new thinking in business in the design industry.
Through it's project-based nature, the course emphasises the importance of independent learning, collaborative team working, creative problem solving and self-organisation skills. You'll develop a practice-based project for your final Major Study Project via the creation of a learning agreement as part of the Research Methods module; this is written in consultation with tutors and informs your final learning outcomes.
Learning and teaching methods will comprise:
This course has been developed to meet the needs of industry in the UK and overseas. It is specifically designed to increase the employability of its graduates in a business context by identifying new service, strategy and product opportunities, and conducting projects in collaboration with industrial partners. You'll become more strategically aware and technically literate, and will communicate concepts and outcomes at an advanced level in an ever changing global market place.
On completion, graduates will have acquired skills and knowledge to set up their own businesses, to work in manufacturing industries, design consultancies, and research and development organisations, or to progress to PhD study by engaging in further research.
The University's Employability Team is available to all students, offering individual consultation and support.
Take a look at our postgraduate fees and funding page for more information on scholarships, loans, and other funding opportunities.
For anyone interested in a career related to self-driving cars, robotics or artificial intelligence, EIT Digital Masters School offers a two year master programme in Autonomous Systems (AUS).
AUS is a combination of computer science and electronic engineering. During the programme, students will gain new skills in both areas. In computer science, relevant skills include Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence and robot vision. In electronic engineering, relevant fields are automation, control, embedded systems and communications.
Students learn the latest theoretical knowledge and know how to apply their skills in practical real-life problems. Typical application areas of autonomous systems include autonomous vehicles, intelligent robots, industrial IoT and autonomous software systems.
At the moment, the job market looks very promising. Automotive manufacturing is a major industry in Europe and the university partners are well linked with these companies. In addition, autonomous systems are relevant in service applications and in manufacturing, logistics, shipping, mining, and recycling industries. In addition, autonomous software systems are becoming widespread in application areas, such as media, finance, customer service, and healthcare.
The university partners have an outstanding portfolio of companies in which students are sent for a 6 months internship that concludes their master thesis.
The programme is a double degree programme, which means that you’ll study at two European universities (and countries). The programme has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all programmes. An integral part of the second year is a Masters thesis (30 ECTS).
The double-degree programme is implemented jointly by leading European universities. The students can select their favorite first (entry) and second (exit) year universities. Each university has a unique specialisation area, which allows students to select their own second year expert area.
All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:
To learn more about the structure of the programme, please click here.
To learn more about the I&E minor please click here.
Entry - 1st year (common courses)
Exit - 2nd year (specialisation)
EIT Digital Master School offers two-year, European Masters in computer science and information technology, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Students study two years in two leading European universities. They earn two Masters degrees from those universities together with a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Students enjoy an array of benefits which includes European mobility, a three-day business challenge, a two-week Summer School, an internship and access to the EIT Digital community. Upon graduation, students are equipped with the tools to become digital innovators.
· European citizen: No tuition fees. Up to 750 Euros monthly allowance
· Non-European citizen: tuition fee waiver of up to 50% and 750 Euros monthly allowance
Application deadline to begin studying in September 2018:
· 15 April 2018 (Open to EU/EEA/CH citizens/ Non-EU citizens*.)
*Please note that this application period is not recommended for applicants who require a visa due to time constraints. If you require a visa to study in an EU country, we recommend you delay your application to November 2018 when the application portal opens again, to start in Autumn 2019.
How should you apply?
To apply, you need to register and submit your application on the EIT Digital Application Portal. You don’t need to do your application all at once. You can access the list of required documents for your application here.
Need more information?
Master School Office: [email protected], we will be happy to help.