Our Mechanical Engineering MSc programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It comprises advanced topics in mechanical engineering and features our popular industrially linked projects. You will benefit from the teaching leadership of some of the world experts in their fields, in a state-of-the-art working environment, and will receive a number of networking opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Mechanical engineering combines scientific principles, mathematics and realisation. Scientific principles underpin all aspects of engineering, while mathematics is the language used to quantify and optimise solutions. Realisation encapsulates the whole range of creative abilities which distinguish the engineer from the scientist; that is, to conceive, make and actually bring to fruition something which has never existed before.
The course comprises advanced topics in mechanical engineering, with modules that have been developed to complement departmental research, along with our strong industrial links. Modules and projects are delivered by academic staff who have international expertise in their discipline.
The knowledge and experience that you will acquire during your MSc study will enable you to take advantage of the many senior engineering and technology employment opportunities available at home and abroad. At the same time, you will be developing capabilities that are much valued by employers more generally, where your problem solving, analytical skills and team working abilities will be in demand. During your Masters degree, you will participate in exciting projects that are both challenging and linked into real industrial need, and where possible, connected to an industrial partner. These projects have led to employment for many alumni of the course. Examples are:
The demands on the modern professional engineer are varied. In addition to a general physical and technical understanding in your particular field, deeper specialist knowledge is usually required in areas such as communication, organisation and management.
Combining technical learning, provided from Engineering Department, with management and leadership skills, taught by the Management School, this module is designed for engineers wishing to advance to technical managerial positions. Your training will be supported by a series of case studies, workshops and local industry projects, before culminating in a substantial summer project. We will provide training in many areas of project management, including expertise in leadership, financial and risk management and, unique to this programme, we will address the commercial issues that form the foundation to most engineering projects.
Technical modules can be selected from a wide range of topics offered by the Department, subject to timetabling availability, ensuring that the degree is appropriate for a wide range of engineers. Here, you can learn engineering skills as diverse as renewable energy, embedded systems and electrochemical engineering.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
◾Dissertation (60 credits)
◾Principles of Project Management
◾Applied Project Management
◾Problem Solving in Teams
◾Business Planning and Strategy
◾High frequency electronics
◾Design and Modelling of Systems
◾Mechanics and Actuators
◾Intelligent System Control
Engineering is an exciting profession; it is multi-faceted and continually evolving. This programme is designed for engineers who wish to advance their skills and knowledge to a level appropriate for a professional engineer at the cutting-edge of their profession.
The programme focuses on techniques specific to mechanical engineering. It shares five modules with the MSc Mechanical Engineering programme, and teaches skills in subjects including intelligent control, renewable energy and many other technical areas.
You will receive technical modules that aim to increase your understanding of a diverse range of evolving engineering fields. You will be trained in many areas of project management, and will develop management and leadership skills whilst gaining experience of working in a team environment. The programme includes an industry-led group project and culminates with a substantial individual project which will enable you to become familiar with applying the skills you have learnt in a real environment.
A range of practical lessons will increase your understanding of a diverse range of industries, giving you the confidence to apply the skills you have learned in a professional environment. Module topics focus on case studies, workshops, projects with local industry and a substantial summer project.
This programme provides a practical understanding in a number of key areas of Electronic Engineering. You will work with current and familiar technology, such as Wi-Fi, and will discover what the future holds for silicon technology by studying sensory equipment, energy generation and interaction with surroundings. The technical element of the degree includes system-on-chip, microengineering, RF engineering, control, communications and embedded systems, whilst the practical element features digital design and the design of microstructures for switching and biomedical applications, in addition to the programming of embedded microcontrollers, RF circuits and methods of building control loops and associated software.
To meet the demands of emerging markets such as Health, Security, Energy and the Environment, the programme will explore advanced sensors for chips and assemblies, and will cover actuators, display technologies and microwave and millimetre wave electronic systems. You will enhance your skills in MEMS design, microfluidics, high-frequency technologies and control solutions, in addition to advanced nanoelectronics.
The electronics industry is expanding rapidly with the UK alone aiming to increase the sector’s economic contribution from £80bn to £120bn by 2020 and creating 150,000 highly-skilled jobs in the process. Smart Grid, Health Care and Medicine, and Energy and Environment are set to join established industrial sectors including Security, Transport and Aerospace as key employment sectors for electronic engineers. We therefore equip our students with the skills and knowledge needed to further their career in these industries; a major part of which is linked into the opportunity to participate in existing projects that are both challenging and linked into real industrial need. In the past, these projects have helped to establish student-industry connections that can often lead to employment. Previous project topics have included: