About the Course A focus on the practical application of the advanced theories learnt. Familiarisation with a range of industry standard design and analysis software. The opportunity to undertake low cost gliding, with reduced price club membership for students. Good career prospects. The aerospace industry is one of the UK's most successful industrial sectors, with its involvement in major international project groups including Airbus, Rolls Royce, British Aerospace to name but a few. Not every university that teaches engineering includes Aeronautical Engineering in its portfolio, but Staffordshire University is proud to be running a new and innovative MSc award in this area which started September 2012.
The MSc in Aeronautical Engineering builds upon the success of the undergraduate Aeronautical programme which has been running at Staffordshire for over ten years. The MSc is an award for the graduate engineer (who will have usually studied a BEng(hons) in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent, or possibly a BSc(hons) in Aeronautical Technology) and who wishes to expand and deepen their knowledge of aeronautical engineering.
The MSc covers a broad range of areas including fixed wing and rotary aircraft, subsonic and supersonic flight regimes, aircraft propulsion systems, aircraft control systems, materials, etc. As well as taught classes, students use our extensive range of laboratories which include industry standard design and analysis software, including Pro Engineer, Phoenix CFD, ANSYS FEA, etc.
Students study eight taught modules then undertake a research-based dissertation, the length of the course being about 12 months in total.
Modules studied include:
-Technical and Study Skills
-Research Methods and Project Management
-Control Systems for Aeronautics
-Aircraft Propulsion Systems
-Advanced Vehicle Aerodynamics
-MSc Project the 60 credit dissertation module, student centred but with close staff guidance.
-MSc Project by Distance Learning (as an alternative to the MSc Project)
-Advanced Engineering Materials
-Technical Paper Authoring
It is envisaged that graduates from the MSc in Aeronautical Engineering will be in a position to apply for a large range of technical, engineering, analytical, operation or management jobs within the aerospace and airline industries.
This master programme aims to provide highly employable analytical scientists who not only have a thorough understanding of the key techniques within the discipline but also have successfully completed an extended project either set in an industrial context or carried out in the laboratories of one of our industrial partners.
As a student on the programme, you will benefit from our research expertise and our links with industries that provide the foundation for placement opportunities. All students on this MSc will undertake a 30 week placement with an industrial context, either in Keele University’s laboratories or at the industrial partner’s premises, which will ultimately boost your employability skills.
The focus of this master's degree is very much on each student acquiring the scientific knowledge, the technical skills and the wide range of professional skills to enable them to start their career working with confidence in an industrial or international laboratory context.
- To engender and develop an enthusiasm for analytical science and provide an intellectually stimulating and beneficial learning experience
- To provide an education to master’s level in key areas of analytical science, principally in chromatography, spectroscopy, microscopy and related techniques, and including the analysis and interpretation of experimental and digital data
- To provide a thorough knowledge and experience of techniques relevant to the analytical sciences and their practical application across a range of relevant materials and applications
- To provide a critical awareness of and engagement with current methods and techniques within the analytical sciences, some of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of the discipline
- To develop confidence in practical, analytical, problem-solving and quantitative skills within the context of analytical science
- To demonstrate the abilities and skills necessary to research, devise, plan, execute and report on an original investigation or research project within the discipline
- To demonstrate a high level of scientific knowledge and skills, including transferable skills, in a UK-based or international workplace setting
- To be able to deal with complex issues, including ethical issues, both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate outcomes clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
- To demonstrate independence and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level
- To demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:
the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility,
confidence in decision-making in complex, unpredictable and open-ended situations,
the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development,
productive collaborative working with others.
The first semester is spent at Keele studying modules on research skills, industrial context and both the theory and practice of analytical techniques, principally those based on chromatography, spectroscopy and imaging/ microscopy.
The extended individual project is carried out over semesters two and three, either at Keele or in the laboratories of an industrial partner. The location and nature of the project will be decided at the start of the programme and, for each individual student, many of the skills they develop in semester one will be studied and demonstrated in the context of their project topic.
These include literature review, research context, which includes planning, financial and ethical considerations, and science communication. There will also be lectures and laboratory classes aimed at extending your understanding of analytical techniques applied to industrial materials and problems and how such measurements are quality assured.
You will also develop the ability to use a range of data analysis methods and databases to interpret the results of your work and be able to write informative reports and use other means to communicate these outcomes to others.
The assessment of the extended project will include a written report, as well as participation in a post-graduate student symposium where you will present your work to both staff and students.
An overview is provided here - https://www.keele.ac.uk/pgtcourses/mscanalyticalscienceforindustry/
A broad range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, laboratory classes, problems classes, workshops and informal tutorials. As this is a post-graduate course there is an emphasis on tutor-guided, independent work. During the extended project whether undertaken at Keele or within an industrial laboratory, you will work both on your own tasks and in a team context with others and this will be evidenced through your project portfolio.
Over the whole programme the assessment tasks will be set in the context of the work of a professional analytical scientist and will provide a variety of challenges within which you can demonstrate the development of your knowledge and skills.
All academic staff operate an open-door policy and are happy to provide support, advice and guidance to all students subject to their availability.
There may be additional living costs associated with the industrial project placement part of this programme which would depend on the nature and location of the placement and the individual circumstances and choices of the student. These would be discussed with the course tutor prior to enrolment. There would also be general costs for text books, inter-library loans, photocopying and printing, for example.
We welcome international students on this course. All international students will undertake a project at Keele University, that links in with industry. Please contact us for the entry requirements for international students.
Applicants who have not had their secondary or tertiary education through the medium of English are expected to have attained the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5 from an IELTS provider, which is approved by Keele University. Applicants are invited to contact the University before taking the IELTs test.
MSc programmes at Keele offers the added value of the Distinctive Keele Curriculum (DKC), which develops students' intellectual, personal and professional capabilities (Keele Graduate Attributes) through both subject-specific and generic workshops and activities.
There are substantial scholarships available, please see this link: http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/internationalfunding/postgraduate/
The MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Keele is a multidisciplinary course that will prepare you for an exciting career across a wide range of areas of engineering in medicine, be that in academic or industrial research, the medical devices sector or in the clinical arena. The course is professionally accredited and suitable for people with both engineering and life science backgrounds, including medicine and subjects allied to medicine.
Course Director: Dr Ed Chadwick ([email protected])
The course will cover the fundamentals of engineering in medicine, introduce you to the latest developments in medical technology, and expose you to the challenges of working with patients through clinical visits. Learning and teaching methods include lectures and demonstrations from medical and engineering specialists, practical classes using state-of-the-art facilities and seminars with leading national and international researchers.
Graduate destinations for our students could include: delivering non-clinical services and technology management in a hospital; designing, developing and manufacturing medical devices in the private sector; working for a governmental regulatory agency for healthcare services and products; undertaking further postgraduate study and research (PhD); pursuing a university-based, academic research career; or providing technical consultancy for marketing departments.
See the website https://www.keele.ac.uk/pgtcourses/biomed/
The course is accredited by the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine, whose aims are to ensure that graduates of accredited programmes are equipped with the knowledge and skills for the biomedical engineering workplace, be that in industry, healthcare or academic environments. Accreditation gives you confidence that the course meets strict suitability and quality criteria for providing Masters-level education in this field.
Delivered through the Keele School of Medicine and the Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM), the course dates as far back as 1999, when it was established in partnership with Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics at the University Hospital. Most teaching now takes place in the Guy Hilton Research Centre, a dedicated research facility located on the hospital campus. The medical school is one of the top-ranked in the UK, and the research institute has an international reputation for world-leading research.
The centre was opened in 2006 and offers state-of-the-art equipment for translational research including newly-developed diagnostic instruments, advanced imaging modalities and additive manufacturing facilities. Its location adjacent to the university hospital ensures that students experience real-world patient care and the role that technology plays in that. Students also have access to advanced equipment for physiological measurement, motion analysis and functional assessment in other hospital and campus-based laboratories. The School embraces specialists working in UHNM and RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry, covering key medical and surgical subspecialties.
The course runs alongside its sister course, the MSc in Cell and Tissue Engineering, and an EPSRC and MRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training, ensuring a stimulating academic environment for students and many opportunities for engaging with further study and research.
The aim of the course is to provide multidisciplinary Masters level postgraduate training in Biomedical Engineering to prepare students for future employment in healthcare, industrial and academic environments. This involves building on existing undergraduate knowledge in basic science or engineering and applying it to core principles and current issues in medicine and healthcare.
Specifically, the objectives of the course are to:
- provide postgraduate-level education leading to professional careers in biomedical engineering in industry, academia and a wide range of healthcare establishments such as medical organisations, medical research institutions and hospitals;
- provide an opportunity for in-depth research into specialist and novel areas of biomedical and clinical engineering;
- expose students to practical work in a hospital environment with hands-on knowledge of patient care involving technological developments at the forefront of the field;
- introduce students to exciting new fields such as regenerative medicine and novel technologies for physiological monitoring and diagnostics.
The course is taught through subject-centred lectures and seminars, supported by tutorials and practical exercises. Collaborative learning and student-centred learning are also adopted giving widespread opportunity for group work and individual assignments. Students are required to conduct extensive independent study, and this is supported by full access to two libraries, online journal access and a suite of dedicated computers for exclusive use by MSc students on the course. In addition, students are supported by the guidance of a personal tutor within the department, as well as having access to university-wide support services. This includes English language support where appropriate.
Modules will be assessed by a mixture of assessment methods, including lab reports, essays, and presentations, and final examination. This ensures the development of a range of transferrable employability skills such as time management and planning, written and verbal communication and numeracy as well as technical and subject-specific knowledge. The project dissertation forms a major component of the student’s assessed work.
Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this postgraduate programme.
Find information on Scholarships here - http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/