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Mechanical Engineering - MSc


Course Description

By studying this programme you will engineer a better future. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), our Mechanical Engineering degree can help you gain chartered status, as well as equipping you with a range of skills.

What's covered in the course?

Advance your knowledge and understanding, develop your critical thinking and prepare to work across a range of organisations with our MSc Mechanical Engineering course.

You will engage in independent study and systematic enquiry at an advanced level, developing new skills and becoming capable of undertaking mechanical engineering tasks using the latest technologies.You'll also work on industry-standard complex analytical tools such as Matlab/Simulink, CATIA, Ansys and ADAMS Mechanisms. You will work collaboratively with tutors, practitioners, theorists and designers, equipping you with everything you need to launch your career.

In the UK, companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda require a constant supply of highly-skilled engineers with the kind of fully-rounded experience which our course will give you.

In addition to further academic research opportunities, career prospects are expected to keep pace with the rapid advances in computer aided methods and intelligent technologies, hence, there is expected to be continuing demand for competent, versatile postgraduates who can design and implement innovative solutions for industry.

Why choose us?

-Our accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) keeps our course fresh and relevant, as well as providing us with key industry contacts and insight. It also means the course satisfies academic requirements towards, and allows graduates to apply for, Chartered Engineer status (CEng).
-Our well-equipped laboratories enhance your educational experience, providing a bridge between theoretical learning and hands-on teaching to prepare you for a career in industry.
-You will gain the interpersonal skills necessary to liaise and work in teams, structuring your work and meeting the varying demands of the workplace.
-You will be able to apply real-life problem-based learning to industry and commerce, while also learning new technologies and techniques to solve global engineering problems.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The course is accredited by IMechE, ensuring our content remains fresh, relevant and replete with key industry information.

Course in depth

You will acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject through formal lectures, tutor-led seminars and practical activities, as well as a range of independent learning activities. The course structure emphasises guided, self-directed and student-centred learning with a progressively increasing independence of approach, thought and process.

Lectures will introduce themes, theories and concepts, which are further explored in seminars. You will benefit from technology-enhanced learning, where appropriate, through online resources, discussion forums and other activities. You will consult advanced textbooks, together with professional material and journal articles, in order to ensure that you develop a critical understanding of work at the forefront of your discipline.

A range of assessment methods are employed with associated assessment criteria. Knowledge and skills are assessed, formatively and summatively, by a number of methods such as coursework, examinations (seen and unseen, open and closed-book), presentations, practical assignments, vivas, online forums, podcasts, and project work.

Modules
-Research Methods 20 credits
-Advanced Systems Engineering 20 credits
-Thermofluids 20 credits
-Advanced Dynamics 20 credits
-Control Engineering 20 credits
-Advanced Materials and Manufacture 20 credits
-Master’s Project 60 credits

Employment opportunities

There are many challenging and rewarding career opportunities for practitioners able to operate at a senior level in the mechanical, automotive, aeronautical and offshore engineering industries. Never has the need been greater for highly skilled, innovative engineers.

Visit the Mechanical Engineering - MSc page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Steven Bourne

2459.jpg Experienced engineer Steven Bourne has gone all the way from apprentice to MSc, picking up awards and accolades along the way.

He works for Astrium, part of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) which provides civil and military space systems and services.

Astrium sponsored him to attend Birmingham City University one day a week for his accredited MSc Mechanical Engineering where, as well as successfully completing the course, he took home the PTC Postgraduate Prize for Outstanding Achievement on a Postgraduate Programme.

“My course has provided me with some excellent engineering skills which have given me the confidence and ability to do this job. I believe my academic success has also given my employer the confidence to trust me with the responsibilities associated with my current job role.”
”After returning to work at Astrium full-time, he moved up to the position of Structures Engineer. Steven had already received his BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from the University in 2007.

Steven found that taking the course boosted not just his skills and knowledge but also his belief in his abilities, especially in presenting to large groups. He said he would recommend the course to anyone looking to build their career in the engineering field and achieve Chartered Engineer status.

For now, Steven has finished studying although he has considered enrolling for a doctorate at some point in the future.


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

We would normally expect you to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. However, we can also consider your application without standard entry qualifications if you can provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course.

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