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Course content

This Masters programme provides advanced experience of the central role that manufacture and design take in the integration of mechanical engineering.

Why this programme

◾The University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering has been delivering engineering education and research for more than 150 years and is the oldest School of Engineering in the UK.
◾Mechanical Engineering is a core engineering discipline that has a long history in the University of Glasgow, dating back to the 1760’s and including such famous people as James Watt.
◾This programme is based on in-depth modules and individual projects, which are designed to give graduates an opportunity to specialise in any combination of a wide range of Mechanical Engineering areas.
◾This taught MSc/PG Dip offers a wide exposure to the philosophy and practice of Engineering Design whilst simultaneously enabling the students to deepen their knowledge of certain engineering disciplines, which have largely been chosen on the basis of the research and design teaching strengths of the Discipline. The choice includes Materials and Mechanics, Dynamics and Control, Desalination Technology and Thermal Science.
◾The compulsory design part deals with innovation aspects of industrial and mechanical design and the integration of design methods and techniques. Not only is design taught in this way, but also practised in its research activities, both explicitly and implicitly. It is practised explicitly through research in, for instance rapid design and manufacture, and implicitly through the design of, for instance, heart assist devices, paraplegic assist devices and mountain bike components together with apparatus for experiments and for demonstration.
◾You will broaden and/or deepen your knowledge of selected engineering disciplines, which have been chosen on the basis of our research strengths, including materials, vibration, control and desalination.
◾This programme has a September and January intake*.

*For suitable qualified candidates

Programme structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Mechanical Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

You will undertake a project where you will apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting-edge projects relevant to the industry.

Core courses

◾Advanced manufacture
◾Integrated engineering design project.

Optional courses

◾Advanced thermal engineering
◾Control
◾Desalination technology
◾Dynamics
◾Lasers
◾Materials engineering
◾Mechanics of solids and structures
◾Vibration.

Projects

◾To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits.
◾The project will integrate subject knowledge and skills that you acquire during the MSc programme.
◾The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.
◾You can choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Mechanical Engineering. Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.

Example projects

Examples of projects can be found online

*Posters shown are for illustrative purposes

Industry links and employability

◾The MSc in Mechanical Engineering has been developed for students with different training backgrounds or from different educational origins; and it is particularly suitable if you currently work or intend to work in Mechanical Engineering industries.
◾The School of Engineering has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors, in the area of Mechanical Engineering include: Babcock, Howdens, Doosan & Terex.
◾During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in a wide range of industries.

Career prospects

Career opportunities include positions in engineering design, materials and mechanics, dynamics, control, desalination technology and thermal science.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
Technical Engineer at Bridon International Ltd
Mechanical Engineer in a university
Mechanical Engineer for Oil and Gas at AKER Solutions
Project Engineer in state government.

Accreditation

The MSc Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering. An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Visit the Mechanical Engineering - MSc page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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