2015/16: Scotland/EU £4,500; Rest of UK £9,000; International £16,700
Why this course?
This course is aimed at those who wish to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering with a focus on materials.
It's been developed to provide you with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical engineering topics. You’ll also develop generic skills that allow you to contribute effectively in developing company capabilities.
The course is designed to make you more employable and also satisfies the Further Learning requirements necessary to obtain Chartered Engineer status.
This course is particularly suitable for graduate engineers in these sectors: - chemical, petrochemical & process engineering - design engineering - power generation - manufacturing - oil & gas - renewable energy
You’ll have the opportunity to select technical and specialist classes.
- Compulsory classes You’ll study three compulsory classes: - Engineering Composites - Polymer & Polymer Composites - Industrial Metallurgy
- Other specialist instructional modules These focus on different technical aspects allowing you to tailor learning to your individual needs. When choosing technical modules, you’ll discuss the options with the course co-ordinator. These include: - Pressurised Systems - Aerodynamic Performance - Aerodynamic Propulsion Systems - Systems Engineering 1 & 2 - Machine Dynamics - Machinery Diagnosis & Condition Monitoring - Mathematical Modelling in Engineering Science - Spaceflight Mechanics - Advanced Topics in Fluid Systems Engineering - Spaceflight Systems - Advanced Boiler Technologies 1 & 2 - Materials for Power Plant - Gas & Steam Turbines
- Faculty-wide generic instructional modules You’ll choose three faculty-wide generic modules which satisfy the broader learning requirements for Chartered Engineer status. You'll choose from: - Design Management - Project Management - Sustainability - Information Management - Finance - Risk Management -Environmental Impact Assessment - Knowledge Engineering & Management for Engineers
- Individual project MSc students take on an individual project which allows study of a selected topic in-depth. This may be an industry-themed project or one aligned to engineering research at Strathclyde.
Our facilities include many laboratories and research centres including: - Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory - Energy Systems Research Unit - Future Air-Space Transportation Technology - James Weir Fluids Laboratory - Mechanics & Materials Research Centre
We have local access to a 3500-node region supercomputer.
As this is a new course starting in 2014/15, accreditation by IMechE is expected (as has been obtained for the Advanced Mechanical Engineering course), after it has been operational for one year.
English language requirements for international students
IELTS - minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or TOEFL iBT minimum total score of 95 (minimum scores of Listening-17, Writing-19, Reading and Speaking-20). Both tests are valid for two years.
Learning & teaching
Teaching methods include lectures and practical exercises. Site visits are also arranged.
Engineering graduates, particularly Mechanical Engineers, are in demand from recruiting companies. This course is designed to meet industrial demand for qualified staff in the area of Mechanical Engineering. This course is particularly suitable for Graduate Engineers in the following sectors: - Chemical, Petrochemical & Process Engineering - Design Engineering - Power Generation - Manufacturing - Oil & Gas - Renewable Energy