There are few machines and other mechanical systems which do not include rotating components. This course provides you with training in the area of complex machine system design, from concept to final product, and undertaking extensive monitoring of rotating machinery.
The MSc in Design of Rotating Machines comprises nine compulsory taught modules, a group project and an individual research project.
The course seeks to provide each student with a range of management, communication, team work and research techniques skills besides the development of technical proficiency in a number of key areas which are relevant for rotating equipment engineers.
The MSc in Design of Rotating Machines is a high quality mechanical engineering course. The syllabus and teaching style has been shaped by feedback from industrial partners and former students for over thirty years. Industry has exciting opportunities for well-trained engineers capable of combining technical insight, design and analysis skills, and a practical problem-solving attitude. Typical class intakes include students from a wide range of nationalities and experience levels, from experienced practicing engineers (typically part-time students) to recent graduates.
This course is also available on a part-time basis enabling engineers with ambition to combine studying alongside full-time employment. The student will work within his/her own company and will address a company problem, guided by both academic and industrial supervisors, and making use of our facilities and expertise where appropriate.
This MSc degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
The taught programme for the Design of Rotating Machines postgraduate course is generally delivered from October to March and comprises nine compulsory taught modules. The modules are delivered over one to two weeks of intensive delivery with the later part of the course being free from structured teaching to allow time for more independent learning and reflection.
The group project which is undertaken between March and May, enables students to put the analytical and numerical skills and knowledge developed during the course taught modules into practice in an applied context while gaining transferable skills in project management, teamwork and independent research.
The aim of the group project is to provide students with direct experience of addressing an industrially relevant problem which requires a team-based multidisciplinary solution.
The group project requires students to work as part of a team, carrying out their share of the group technical work and performing team member roles, project management, delivering technical presentations and exploiting the range of expertise of the individual members of the group.
Industrial involvement will often be an ingredient of the group project thereby enabling the students to acquire first-hand experience of working within real life challenging situations and interacting with a practicing engineer.
Part-time students can either participate in the group project, attending group meetings through remote web conferencing applications or produce an individual dissertation on a theme selected by agreement with the Course Director.
The group project assessment is performed through a group poster presentation which enables students to develop valuable presentation skills and handle questions about complex technical issues in a competent and professional manner, and through a written group technical report.
Individual research projects are designed to raise your practical experience to a level comparable to that of a professional engineer. Therefore, the projects deal with real industrial design problems and topics of current research interest within the field. Project topics may also be suggested by sponsors and undertaken in-house if the work is related to the sponsoring company’s activities. You will be assigned an individual project supervisor with whom you will have regular meetings during the course of research. The individual research project topic is generally selected during November from when preparation work can begin. The majority of the project work is completed between May and August.
Taught modules 40%, Group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), Individual Research Project 40%.
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Graduates have found employment in the £30bn rotating machinery industries encompassing aerospace, automotive, engineering design, manufacturing, power generation, mechanical integrity and health monitoring, propulsion, and transmission engineering sectors. Part-time students progress their career path as a direct result of enhancing their technical competence and enrich their employer’s competitive advantage.
The depth and breadth of the course equips graduates with knowledge and skills to tackle one of the demanding challenge of securing our future energy resource.Graduates of the course can also be recruited in other upstream and downstream positions. Their knowledge can also be applied to petrochemical, process and power industries.
Graduates of the course haven taken up a range of professions including:
Background; The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) undertakes research on many key aspects of companion animals and livestock health and production. Research at the School is integrated into the University structure with established world class research in biomedical sciences within the other University Schools. Research undertaken at the School is relevant to both Veterinary Medicine and Science and Comparative and Human Medicine.
We invite applications for 3-year ECVIM-approved residency programme in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Applicants must have successfully completed a 12-month rotating internship or have equivalent experience gained during 2 years in small animal practice. Applicants will be expected to work towards the Diploma examination for admission to the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. The Training Scholarship is kindly sponsored by Hill’s and as such an interest in clinical nutrition is desirable.
The Training Scholarship is overseen by the University of Nottingham and the successful candidate will be enrolled for a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine (MVM). Further details can be found at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/courses/veterinary-medicine-and-science/veterinary-medicine-mvm.aspx.
The residency is based at Pride Veterinary Centre, Derby, (http://www.prideveterinarycentre.co.uk), a clinical associate teaching practice of the University of Nottingham’s Veterinary School. Pride Veterinary Centre is a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary referral hospital and includes facilities such as on-site MRI (1.5T), a 16 slice CT scanner, fluoroscopy, digital arthroscopy, endoscopy, a radioiodine facility, an extensive array of surgical equipment including laparoscopy, an ICU, chemotherapy suite and a physiotherapy unit. Four ECVIM Diplomats in small animal internal medicine will supervise the Resident. Principal supervisor: Dr Mark Dunning
Further information and Application
Candidates should apply online http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply/apply-online.aspx and include a CV and covering letter. Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to the Postgraduate Admissions Officer, (email: [email protected] )
Early 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
20th November 2017 – Interviews will likely take place December 2017.
Eligibility for Funding
Funding restrictions apply for International students