This MSc programme offers very relevant modules in highly sought-after engineering and scientific subjects. Computational modelling has become an essential part of industrial product development; the manufacturing sector in particular has been experiencing a significant uptake of computational engineering technologies to increase its competitiveness in the global market. This programme is designed for engineering and science graduates, providing a wide exploration of these new and advanced technologies. Problem based learning facilities the application of the modelling techniques.
Subject guide and modules
The range of modules reflects the nature of engineering modelling and the uses it is put to in engineering and commercial practice. Core modules: -Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applications (ME4501) -Practical Numerical Methods (ME4510) -CAD Principles and Materials Selection (ME4505) -Advanced Computer Aided Design (ADVCAD) (ME4518) -Major Project (PD4000) -Research Project (PD4001) -Renewable Energy (ME4504) -Sustainable Design (PD4005)
Elective Modules: -Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis (ME3070) -Strategic Finance (EM4001) -Project Management (EM4003) -New Product Development (EM4006) -Innovation Business Development (PD4008) -Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Application (ME4502)
Learning, teaching & assessment
The modules in this programme are delivered with lectures and lab-based tutorials giving a good balance between scientific methodologies and hands-on practice.
There is a heavy emphasis on the use of computational engineering methods and this is reflected in the way the programme is delivered and assessed.
Modules are assessed through either course work or exams. The major project is assessed by dissertation; examples of past major projects include development of CFD code, aero and structural dynamics of vehicles and aircraft, and analysis of development of industrial machines.
Along with the range of technical skills, the Programme aims to develop self reliance, project management, IT communications and research skills.
You will develop and deliver a major dissertation and the necessary project management processes. You will also make several individual presentations and get chance to hone your interview techniques.
Career prospects for graduates are excellent. The programme puts practical engineering modelling, research and project management skills in to the hands of graduate. This helps career progression in industries where computer-based technology is required including manufacturing, R&D, science, IT, design and academia.
Recent graduates have been employed in a range of jobs including: -Product development with a manufacturer of domestic heating products -Computer aided design with a manufacturer of military/surveillance equipment
The MSc Mechanical Engineering (Modelling) is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purpose of meeting the educational requirements of Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Postgraduate International Scholarship Scheme
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to announce our 2010/11 Postgraduate Masters International Scholarship Scheme, available to self-funded international students entering full-time MSc programmes in September 2010. We are awarding 8 scholarships of £5,000 each to help with the cost of tuition fees, applicable to any of the following MSc programmes: Data Communication Networks Engineering Management Industrial Enterprise Management IT Project Management Mechanical Engineering (Modelling) Product Design Enterprise Product Design Innovation Supply Chain Management Telecommunications Technology These regional-based scholarships are available to students from the following areas:Africa East Asia South Asia South East Asia Middle East, Gulf States and North Africa Russia and Central Asia Other non-EU countries
Value of Scholarship(s)
The scholarships are available for international students who are self-funded. They are merit-based and to be eligible an applicant should have or expect to achieve a first class Honours degree or equivalent, hold the required English Language qualification, and be able to demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievement.
A separate application is not necessary, the MSc Admissions Officer will select eligible applicants. To be eligible, applicants must hold either a Conditional or Unconditional offer for one of the listed MSc programmes for the School of Engineering & Applied Science by 5pm on Friday 16 July 2010. The Panel may confirm awards for some outstanding applicants before the final closing date. The School of Engineering & Applied Science Scholarship Panel will make their final decision by 6 August 2010. Successful applicants will be informed shortly afterwards. Decisions of the School of Engineering & Applied Science Scholarship Panel are final.
The normal entry requirement for applicants for this programme is a first or second class UK Honours Degree in engineering, physical science, mathematics or a related subject or overseas equivalent. Please provide at least one reference (preferably academic). Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.
21 November 2016
Recipient: Aston University
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