Two-thirds of this programme consist of a research project that enables the student to develop significant expertise in a particular subject. This is complemented by options from the Department's portfolio of Master's programmes.
The programme is ideal for an industry-based project and/or student. Research can be drawn from across the School's areas of interest and expertise, which include manufacturing systems, control and instrumentation, and bulk solids handling.
Recent research topics include:
- The influence of product temperature upon adhesion to impact zones in process plants
- The design, construction and testing of a test rig to evaluate elutriation segregation; caking problems due to coal-biomass mixes in silos; and approaches for inhibition of cake formation
- The development of a fully automated elutriation tester
- The use of standpipes as a means of allowing the development of full outlet area activation when used in conjunction with preferential flow channel feeders
- A comparison of flow properties of coal, biomass and their mixes using small and large anular shear cells.
Strategy and Management (15 credits) Research Methodology (15 credits) Research Project and Dissertation (120 credits) Two options from a range offered by the Department (30 credits)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.
Students are assessed through examinations, case studies, assignments, practical work and a dissertation.
Graduates from this programme can pursue opportunities in research and development in their chosen field.
Careers and employability
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE We work with employers to ensure our degrees provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the world of work. They also provide a range of work experience opportunities for undergraduates in areas such as civil engineering, manufacturing and business information technology.