Mechanical Engineering in the UK is a major contributor to the economy, and there is evidence of increasing demand for professional engineers in the field. Furthermore, as recent reports show, median salaries are also on the increase. As the President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers puts it “…if humanity is to somehow manage to adjust its behaviour in any controlled way to a position of sustainability, we have limited time in which to do it, and we will need to do it with products and processes based on today’s technology and not tomorrow’s.”
There is an increasing demand therefore for high-quality engineers with flexible postgraduate experience and a good range of transferable skills in the broad field of mechanical engineering. This demand has been demonstrated by recent surveys indicating salaries for young Professional Engineers significantly outpacing national averages.
COURSE AIMS The primary aim of this programme is to create master’s degree graduates with qualities and transferable skills for demanding employment in the engineering sector. The graduates will have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level.
Specific aims are as follows:
To provide education at postgraduate level in mechanical engineering that will enable graduates to proceed to Chartered Engineer status; To develop the versatility and depth to deal with new and unusual challenges across a range of engineering areas; To develop imagination and creativity to enable graduates to follow a successful engineering career with national and international companies and organisations.
COURSE DETAILS The Structure of the course: 4 compulsory modules, 4 optional modules, and a dissertation (60 credits)
Strategic Management and Enterprise Research Methodology and Innovation Advanced Modelling and Design Advanced Computer Aided Engineering 48 hours lecturing and seminars throughout the year Dissertation (Individual project)
Stream 1 – Thermofluids
Advanced Thermofluids Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer Energy Conversion Technologies Sustainable Development and Energy Use: Energy in Transport and Industry
Stream 2 – Solid Body Mechanics
Structural Mechanics Dynamics and Modal Analysis Structural Design and FEA Creative Design and Human Factors
A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually in engineering; science; technology or related discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. English Language RequirementsIELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) TOEFL Paper test: 550 (TWE 4) TOEFL Internet test: 79 (R18, L17, S20, W17) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)