This course focuses on the latest technology in modern CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM applications to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of rapid design and manufacture of a new product from a single computer terminal, without the need for lengthy prototype and test cycles. Implementing this technology is essential in today's global marketplace, where survival relies on being first to market.
The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.
Key features -Teaching in many technical modules is backed up by appropriate hands-on experience and workshops, which can be transferred directly to your working environment. -Academic teaching is complemented by visits from industry experts. You will also have plenty of opportunities to attend relevant technical seminars, both within and outside the University. -You can tailor your course to enhance your career ambitions through your module choices and the project dissertation gives you the opportunity to choose a field of study in which to establish yourself as a specialist.
What will you study?
This programme is structured to provide you with the latest developments in this still-evolving discipline, and focuses on providing you with hands-on experience of the latest computing applications throughout the entire product development cycle. The course covers a range of topics from 3D solid modelling and the techniques required to extend the capabilities of a 3D modelling system to gaining practical and theoretical knowledge of analytical computer tools by using finite element analysis (FEA) techniques. It also examines the importance of modern materials in advanced manufacturing processes, as well as computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and application of rapid prototyping technologies. Additionally, the programme enables you to gain the entrepreneurship, management and business skills necessary to take on leadership roles in major product design engineering projects.
The project dissertation challenges you to investigate a theoretical area in depth and also to undertake a real-world product design problem-solving project.
Coursework and/or exams, presentations, research project.
Work placement scheme
Kingston University has set up a scheme that allows postgraduate students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing to include a work placement element in their course starting from September 2017. The placement scheme is available for both international and home/EU students. -The work placement, up to 12 months; is optional. -The work placement takes place after postgraduate students have successfully completed the taught portion of their degree. -The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student. We cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. -As the work placement is an assessed part of the course for international students, this is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.
Details on how to apply will be confirmed shortly.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Core modules -Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management -Computer Integrated Product Development -Advanced CAD/CAM Systems -Engineering Individual Project
Option modules (choose one) -Industrial Operation Management and Resources Simulation -Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency -Mechatronics Design and Automation