Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade.
Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in integrating technology and management within the sector to achieve added value and deliver superior performance.
This popular MSc programme is based within the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, the only department in the UK combining end-to-end expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system.
This course is designed for:
This course will prepare students for industrial careers within a reinvigorated global manufacturing sector. Students will develop specialist skills in areas such as:
At the end of the course you'll have a greater understanding of the methods, tools and techniques relating to advanced manufacturing technology and systems.
You'll be able to apply your knowledge and skills by taking part in projects to solve some of the technological problems currently faced by industry.
The course is run jointly with the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), a £35 million facility developing forming and forging technologies to support the development of high integrity components. The AFRC is one of seven elite centres that form the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult which is the catalyst for the future growth and success of manufacturing in the UK.
There are a limited number of funded places (fees) available for this programme for students with home status for fees purposes (Scotland & EU). As these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
You'll take a combination of compulsory and optional taught modules.
During the programme, you'll undertake an individual and group project.
For group projects, you'll have the opportunity to work with fellow students and an industrial client to address a practical problem. You'll gain direct industry experience, develop skills and manage a project through to completion. Previous students have worked with organisations such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Weir Group.
For individual projects, you'll have the opportunity to combine the skills learned in other course modules and apply them to an industry-involved or funded project within a specific area of manufacturing.
Our facilities provide you with a large range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing tools and machinery. These will help you to design, prototype, manufacture and perform research on a broad range of items.
The AFRC has invested £35M in equipment for the development of forming and forging technologies.
Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
Lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories.
Major assessment formats are written assignments. There is also a group project and an individual Master project.
This new, innovative programme offers graduates excellent career prospects in a broad field of mechanical engineering-related industries. It will also provide excellent preparation for those wishing to undertake a PhD. The MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering is a broad-based programme covering an important and industrially-relevant portfolio of mechanical engineering modules, such as Biofuels and Combustion, Manufacturing Processes, MEMS, and Automation and Robotics.
All the teaching is delivered by highly experienced and qualified members of academic staff who are at the cutting-edge of research in their respective fields. This programme will be attractive to graduates of mechanical engineering or related subjects.
With leading research into Advanced Mechanical Engineering, the University of Birmingham is the ideal location for bright graduates, looking for a solid and well-respected postgraduate qualification which will act as a springboard for a successful future.
The MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for both of its full-time and part-time modes of study.
The programme will include 9 subject-specific technical modules of 10 credits each covering vehicle engineering, mechanics, thermal systems, energy, computational geometry, manufacturing processes, robotics, biomechanics, and micro electro-mechanical systems. A 20-credit synoptic mechanical engineering module has been integrated into the programme and provides research-focused teaching of selected novel case studies from various research areas being carried out within the School in order to enhance the relevant knowledge base of the students.
A further 10 credit module covering research skills, project management and business enterprise will provide the necessary training to enhance the competencies in professional skills that modern mechanical engineers are expected to possess. The latter part of the programme will include a 60 credit summer project module. The project can either be based at the University, or be carried out in industry.
The modules will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, project-based and laboratory-based teaching and learning methods, providing a well-rounded educational experience and an opportunity to further develop skills prized by employers.
There will be a strong emphasis on enquiry-based learning throughout, further enhancing students’ ability to think independently and creatively.
The graduates of this programme will be ideally placed to gain employment in a wide field of careers in mechanical and related engineering. The typical functional roles include design, consultancy, maintenance, operations, and R&D in a spectrum of industrial sectors such as manufacturing, aerospace, energy, automotive, micro/nano technology, nuclear and defence
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The Masters in Product Design Engineering, taught in collaboration with the School of Design, Glasgow School of Art will develop your ability to design products with significant engineering content, address user needs, and optimise solutions for specific markets.
You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab, project, team and studio work, industrial visits, and workshops.
Career opportunities include product research and development, system design, product manufacture and engineering design. The programme aims to provide opportunities to work on live projects with industry: this can lead to employment opportunities. Examples of companies that employ our Product Design Engineering graduates are Apple, DELL, Dyson, Jaguar-Land Rover, TomTom and Smart.
The MSc Product Design Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering. An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is seeking to appoint an MPhil / MRes student to conduct research for the Eco-Innovation Cheshire and Warrington Industry Collaboration programme. Postgraduate fees are paid by the industrial sponsor for UK/EU students.
This studentship is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The sponsor company designs and manufactures energy-efficient control and monitoring systems for the refrigeration industry. With 30 years of industry experience and a focus on energy efficiency and energy reduction, the company delivers direct and indirect energy savings, improved control and greater operational efficiency worldwide.
The proposed innovation adds an exciting new subsystem to optimise and significantly improve the accuracy and efficiency of the refrigeration process. It could be applied in a number of formats worldwide to deliver: lower energy consumption; reduced equipment operation; reduced equipment maintenance and lower costs for retailers. The technology has the potential to save mega-tonnes of carbon and significantly contribute to the UK’s climate change targets by 2030. In this project, you will apply your electronics and electrical engineering skills to: developing a suitable and commercially viable hardware sensor; verifying sensor placement and analysing digital signals.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain skills and experience in the highly-marketable areas of DSP and the Internet of Things.
1. Establish and verify a low cost, robust and reliable sensor.
2. Verify the sensor's ability to detect key signals for use with digital signal processing analysis.
3. Verify the best position and mount for optimised/accurate data and digital signal analysis.
4. Verify the sensor can operate in the varying conditions created by the refrigeration process.
5. Provide a report and evidence of the research and conclusions to the University of Chester and the company.
1. Knowledge of DSP tools such as MATLAB, Audacity or similar.
2. Skilled in electronics design for sensor interfaces.
3. Capability to use DSP tools and build interface circuits to micro processors.
First degree (2:1 or above) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics (essential).
You will be a motivated and dynamic person, with a demonstrable capability to conduct independent research.
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency to IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent.
This studentship attracts a tax exempt stipend of £15,000 per annum. Post graduate fees are funded for UK/EU based students. International students will be required to make an additional contribution to their post graduate fees. The successful applicant will be invited to choose whether to pursue an MPhil or MRes, depending on their career objectives, however minor variations in funding and course structure and duration will apply. Further details on this are available from Dr Andrew McLauchlin [email protected] +44 (0)1244 512494.
A completed University of Chester Postgraduate Research Degree (MPhil/MRes) application form including contact details of two referees (at least one must be familiar with your most recent academic work).
Candidates should apply online via the University of Chester website page https://www.chester.ac.uk/research/degrees/studentships and specify their reference number when applying. The reference number is: RA001801
Shortlisted candidates will be notified soon after the closing date. Interviews will normally be held in the two weeks following the closing date.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to initially contact Dr Gerard Edwards [email protected] Tel. 01244 512314 to discuss the project further. For general enquiries contact Postgraduate Research Admissions, University of Chester at [email protected]
Closing date: 31st January 2018
Robotic technology and cyber-physical systems can be applied in many different ways, such as industrial machines, automobiles, (micro)-electric industries, as well as aerospace and air transport industries. The design of robotic systems deals with various preception principles that enable the systems to recognize and analyze their environment, adapt to it and take appropriate actions to accomplish the given tasks. M.Sc. Robotic Systems Engineering (M.Sc. RoboSys) is tailored for robotic specialists and provides an outstanding education in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer sciences.
A Robotic Systems Engineering graduate is someone who...
… to make a difference. Will this be you?
You can also be a part of our group of highly motivated students who are widely engaged in extracurricular activities. Our Carologistics student team, for example, is the current world champion in the RoboCup Logistics League (RCLL) for the fourth time in a row.
M.Sc. RoboSys comprises three semesters of lectures, exercises and practical courses in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University. In the fourth semester, you will choose either the industrial track, in which you will pursue an internship in industry or the academic track to carry out a research project. You also have to finish your Master's thesis in this final semester.
By awarding the RWTH Aachen Master's Degree, the program gives its graduates a degree that is recognized worldwide and qualifies you for doctoral studies.