This MSc programme provides its students with an opportunity to extend the technical knowledge acquired on an undergraduate degree programme in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.
Though not a specialist Master's degree, the programme provides a broad subject-specific curriculum that provides an opportunity for students to tailor the programme to meet their personal needs, with specialism pursued through a major project.
Many of these projects reflect the key research interests of the Department, such as manufacturing, bulk materials handling and instrumentation. However, projects can be selected from across the discipline from a list provided by the Department. Many projects are derived from our industrial links, and a number are proposed by students, reflecting their personal interests or experience.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide students with an enhanced base of knowledge and current and reflective practice necessary to initiate a career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at the professional engineer level
- To enhance specialist knowledge in the area of mechanical and manufacturing engineering which build upon studies at the undergraduate level
- To further develop improved skills of independent learning and critical appraisal
- To develop an extensive insight into industrial applications and requirements
- To develop critical insight of management issues relating to engineering business.
These programmes are designed to provide a broad education which incorporates the methodologies and practices of engineering appropriate to the needs of industry. They include focus on manufacturing systems and technologies as well as the principles of mechanical engineering and supportive technology.
Research Methodology (15 credits) Strategy and Management (15 credits) Process Improvement Techniques (15 credits) Computer Aided Manufacturing (15 credits) Materials Selection in Mechanical Design (15 credits) Quality Engineering (15 credits) Advanced Principles in Lean Manufacturing (15 credits) Innovative Manufacturing Processes and Techniques (15 credits) Individual Project and Dissertation (60 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.
This programme provides a wide variety of opportunities for mechanical and manufacturing engineers in a range of sectors, from the automotive to the process industries.
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.
Students also benefit from the services provided by the university’s Guidance and Employability Team, including ‘JobShop’, mentoring, volunteering and the student ambassador scheme.