This course is offered in response to sustained international demand for highly skilled graduates in mechanical engineering for manufacturing and process engineering industries. On completion of the course, you will be able to:
- show a thorough understanding of the principles and theoretical bases of modern manufacturing techniques, automation, and production processes - identify appropriate manufacturing systems for different production requirements and analyse their performance - apply appropriate technology, quality tools and manufacturing methodology to design, re-design and continuously improve the manufacturing operations of engineering companies - plan, research, execute and oversee experiments and research projects, critically analyse and interpret data, and effectively disseminate results - work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, be self-motivated, able to work independently and demonstrate leadership
The course is 12 months in duration starting in September and consists of 60 credits in Part I from September to March, and 30 credits in Part II from June to September. You take 10 taught modules from the list below to the value of 50 credits and also undertake a preliminary research project (ME6019) worth 10 credits in Part I. If you obtain a minimum of 50% in the taught modules and the preliminary project, you will be eligible to progress to Part II and undertake a major four-month research project (ME6020) worth 30 credits, and submit a dissertation leading to the award of the MEngSc degree.
ME6001 Manufacturing Systems (5 credits) ME6002 CAD/CAM (5 credits) ME6003 Production Management (5 credits) ME6004 Operations Research and Project Economics (5 credits) ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits) ME6008 Mechatronics and Robotics (5 credits) ME6009 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits) ME6010 Technology of Materials (5 credits) ME6012 Advanced Robotics (5 credits) PE6002 Process Automation and Optimisation (5 credits) PE6003 Process Validation and Quality (5 credits) PE6007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits) PE6009 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits) CE3010 Energy in Buildings (5 credits) CE4016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits) CE6024 Finite Element Analysis (5 credits) EE4012 Biomedical Design (5 credits)
Each module typically consists of 24 lectures, 12 hours of continuous assessment, plus additional supplemental reading and study, carried out over one of two 12-week semesters from September to December (Semester 1), or January to March (Semester 2). The exact workload in each teaching period will depend on the choice of modules. In addition, a substantial weekly commitment to the project module ME6019 is expected over both semesters.
Individual modules have different methods of assessment but this typically consists of a single end-of-semester examination in December or April/May, plus continuous assessment throughout the relevant semester. This continuous assessment may consist of a combination of in-class tests, formal laboratories or practicals, design exercises, project work, written reports and presentations. Any repeat examinations are held in August.
Students who pass but fail to achieve an average mark of at least 50% across the taught modules excluding the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) or do not achieve a mark of at least 50% in the Preliminary Research Project (ME6019) will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems). Candidates passing Part I of the programme who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems).
In response to increasing demand for highly skilled graduates in the field of mechanical engineering applied to the manufacturing and pharma-chem industries, this course will produce mechanical engineering postgraduates who are proficient in the development and realisation of modern manufacturing, process and automation systems. This is achieved through developing an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing systems, and the skills to analyse, design and implement manufacturing systems in practice. This is combined with an understanding of process automation and operational management. The course will equip you with an-up-to date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes.
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