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Mechanical Engineering (MSc)


Course Description

This course provides broad-based knowledge of the latest technological developments in mechanical engineering:

* Internal combustion engines
* Renewable energy and alternative fuel
* Computational fluid dynamics
* Gas turbine engineering
* Vehicle engineering
* Computer aided design.

You will be trained in structured design process using the latest version of industry standard CAD tools; CATIA, Ansys, Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES), Fluent and solid work.

Our cutting edge academics deliver modules in mechanics, structures, dynamics of structures, materials, fluids, thermodynamics and mechatronics. These modules are designed to improve your knowledge in science and technology, but they also help to develop transferable skills such as communication, team work, leadership, multi-tasking, planning and management. These important skills will help you to become successful in your future career and initiating new innovative technologies.

The course requires that each student completes a research project which will:

* Focus your research interests
* Develop your report writing
* Enhance your presentation, critical thinking and analytical skills.

There are a wide range of project areas to choose from which include materials, energy conversation, compressors, expanders, energy efficient vehicle technologies and appropriate technologies. These projects are often the result of a collaboration between our students and either local, national or global companies.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics has international reputation for the excellence of its research which is funded by many national and international bodies, including the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), European Research Council (ERC) and European Commission (EC).

Visit the website http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/mechanical-engineering

Course Content

This course develops the broad skills and knowledge base required by mechanical engineers and provides a platform for career development.

City's internationally-recognised Research Centre for Energy and Transport has excellent computational and experimental facilities which cover all topics including several modern test facilities for experimentations and advanced optical/mechanical instruments for different diagnostic methods.

Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and dissertation will lead to the award of a Masters degree. Specialisations include computer-aided design, energy systems and management, combustions, IC engines, screw compressors and expanders, experimental techniques, mechatronics and dynamics of structures.

Students interested in this course may also be interested in the MSc Automotive Engineering.

Course Structure

Modules include:

Core modules:

Advanced heat transfer
Advanced computational fluid dynamics
Advanced structural mechanics
IC engines and vehicle propulsion
Research skills
Combustion fundamentals and applications.

Plus:
Individual project

Three elective modules from:

Gas turbine engineering
Energy utilisation and management
Renewable energy
Mathematical modeling in CAD.

Read the full programme specification - http://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/178671/PSMEEN-MSc-Mechanical-Engineering.pdf

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching -
The course is taught by staff from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering and some external industrial experts. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and seminars. Throughout the programme, teaching and learning strategies are designed to encourage independent self study and teamwork, creativity and critical thinking.

Assessment -
Assessment is based on marks obtained throughout the year for courseworks, class tests, and end-of-year examinations. Modules, based on coursework only, are assessed through substantial individually designed courseworks, assignments and small projects. IT skill is assessed through submitted work on CATIA design reports and computational courseworks.

Career Prospects

City's Mechanical Engineering MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and provides a path for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer status. Blending theory and practice, this course develops the broad skills and knowledge base required by mechanical engineers, providing a platform for career development. You will be equipped with the skills and confidence needed to fulfil leading engineering roles with critical thinking and creativity.

Our academic staff are at the cutting edge of their field and many have research collaborations with different organisations including:

Toyota
Shell
Delphi
BP

These connections often lead to employment opportunities but many students also find employment in other companies.

Where are they now? Employment destinations of graduates include:

Ford
Rolls Royce
Lotus
BP
Howden
Shell
Heliex
Sortex
Transport for London
Jaguar
Toyota
Delphi
Holroyd

These companies actively participate in developing and monitoring our course content and student research projects. The course has been designed and developed in collaboration with industry and the professional bodies so that in addition to strong academic qualifications, students will gain the important skills and knowledge for a successful career.

Visit the Mechanical Engineering (MSc) page on the City, University of London website for more details!



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(Student Profile)

Muhammad Hassan Naqshbandi

Why did you choose to study at City University London?
I chose City University London because of the convenient location, the breadth and depth of module options and the MSc is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Also, the enthusiasm the academics have for their respective fields, industry driven dissertation topics, and the consistently good ranking in league tables for engineering made City University London the perfect choice for me.

What do you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoy the challenge of working on projects that are new to me and learning how to apply computer software for solving complex engineering problems. The course offers numerous industrial site visits to compliment the teaching and the diversity of the module choices gave me a much broader understanding of sciences that I would not otherwise have learnt about. The lecturers are very helpful and approachable and the resources that are available are fantastic.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?
Working with Dr Qiang Zhang on my dissertation has been the highlight of my course. The research has made me more analytical and critical and encouraged me to think logically when working through problems. The scope and potential application of the energy harvesting concept we are working on, modelled using CFD, is a very exciting novel field of research.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I am working as a Mechanical Engineer for WSP | PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF designing energy centres and plant rooms for high rise buildings and progressing towards becoming a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. I want to use my engineering skills that I have developed at university to reduce the amount of energy we consume as the urban population steadily increases.


(Scholarship)

The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Scholarship - 20+ Awards

To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant (UK or EU) will need to fulfil all of the following criteria.Successful applicants must:- Ensure that their application reaches the University by the advertised deadline. Applicants and not the University (or its staff) are entirely responsible for meeting this element of the criteria
- Be in possession of a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience). Note - applications from students with qualifications gained from outside the UK will be considered on a case-by-case basis
- Be offered a place on an eligible taught Masters course, accept this offer and enrol on the course within the appropriate timeframe.Terms and conditions:- The scholarship will take the form of fee-waiver applied against the last payable instalment in any academic year
- Applicants wishing to enrol on to a full-time course may apply for a scholarship worth £1500; applicants wishing to enrol on to a part-time course may apply for a scholarship worth £750 per year
- You can apply for the scholarship before the announcement of your degree results but the scholarship will only be confirmed following acceptance by the student of a place on an eligible course, and provision of suitable evidence clearly demonstrating a good honours degree
- To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience). Equivalence will be determined by City University London whose decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into
- Students repeating a course at City University London will not be eligible for a scholarship. (Students granted mitigating circumstances by the University will be considered on an individual basis).
- Students who have previously received or are due to receive any payment from a City University London postgraduate scholarship, will not be eligible to apply for another scholarship to study a different course
- This scholarship scheme is not open to current or former City University London graduates applying for or in receipt of a School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences "Loyalty Bursary"
- City University London reserves the right to change these terms and conditions (including the list of eligible courses and application criteria) without notice.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500

Eligibility

UK and European Union graduates with a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience) can apply for a non means-tested scholarship worth up to £1,500. The scholarship applies to most of our full-time and part-time taught Masters courses* within the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, starting autumn 2012. Please note that scholarships are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline for course applications is 30 August 2012 and applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship as part of the application process.

Application Procedure

*Eligible courses:

MSc Analysis and Design of Structures for Fire, Blast and Earthquakes
MSc Automotive Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering Structures
MSc Construction Management
MSc Clinical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management
MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics
MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Power Systems and Energy Management
MSc Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering)
MSc Signals and Sensor Systems
MSc Systems and Control
MSc Telecommunications and Networks

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/engineering-maths/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships


(Scholarship)

City University London, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Studentships - 6 Awards

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering at City University London is offering 6 full-time, three-year doctoral studentships, in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science, for 2016/17 entry. Applications are invited from exceptional UK, EU and international graduates wishing to pursue cutting-edge research in any of the School's key research areas.The School is investing in academic excellence following its success in the recent REF 2014 which highlighted the world class quality of its research.What is Offered
A doctoral studentship will provide:
- An annual bursary (£16,000 in 2015/16)
- A full tuition fee waiver for UK and EU students. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the applicant must make appropriate arrangements to cover the the difference between the overseas and UK tuition feeApplications are welcome from individuals wishing to pursue research in any of the areas listed below. You are encourged to discuss your application in advance with a potential supervisor in the School. Please follow the links to find out more:- Computer Science - Adaptive Computing Systems; Human‐Computer Interaction Design; Software Reliability; Machine Learning; Geographic Information Science.
- Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering; Civil Engineering Structures; Fluid-Structure Interaction.
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Biomedical Engineering; Systems and Control; Photonics and Instrumentation.
- Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering - Fluid Dynamics; Turbulence and Flow Control; Multi-Scale Flow Technologies; Fluid-Structure Interaction.Further Information:
Email: [email protected]
Visit: http://www.city.ac.uk/citygraduateschool

Value of Scholarship(s)

£16,000

Eligibility

- Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 honours degree or merit level Masters degree in a relevant subject (or international equivalent)
- Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved at least 6.5 in IELTS or a recognised equivalent
- Applicants must not be currently registered as a doctoral student at City University London or any other academic institution

Application Procedure

Applications must consist of:
- a research degree application form
- 3 page research proposal
- proof of academic qualifications
- proof of English language proficiency (if you do not speak English as your first language) and
- two confidential references (one of which must be an academic reference).

The above documents should be compiled into a single document and submitted to by the 26th May 2016.

Further Information

http://https://www.city.ac.uk/city-graduate-school/fees-and-funding/university-doctoral-studentships


(Scholarship)

Whitworth Scholarship Awards - No. of awards TBC

Full-time study - £5,000 per year for up to 4 years (excluding industrial placements)
Sandwich - The award will be paid on a pro rata basis
Part-time study - The award will be paid on a reduced basis normally £2,500 per year
MSc (1 year full-time) £5,000
MSc (2 year part-time) normally £2,500 per yearThe Whitworth Scholarship Award will not exceed a total of £20,000 for any individual. The Whitworth Scholarship Award can be held in conjunction with other awards (except any other Whitworth Award).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

Available to outstanding engineers, who have excellent academic and practical skills and the qualities needed to succeed in industry, who are wishing to embark/or have already commenced on an engineering degree-level programme of any engineering discipline.

Application Procedure

See the website - http://www.whitworthscholarships.org.uk/wsa_details.htm

Further Information

http://www.whitworthscholarships.org.uk/wsa_details.htm


(Scholarship)

Engineering Scholarships for UK/EU applicants - No. of awards TBC

The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre UK/EU students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to well-qualified UK/EU applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form before 31st July 2016.Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

See the website - http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/engineering-scholarships

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the UK/EU Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.

Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship once we have made an offer of a place on one of the above programmes.

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/engineering-scholarships


(Scholarship)

International Applicants Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre international students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to international (non-EU) well-qualified applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application
We will consider applications at three points in the year. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form by one of these dates:Round 1: 1st January 2016
Round 2: 30th April 2016
Round 3: 30th June 2016Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

See the website - http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/international-applicants-scholarships-engineering-mathematics

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the International Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.

Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship at the time we make an offer of a place on the programme.

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/international-applicants-scholarships-engineering-mathematics



Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree in mechanical or automotive engineering or a related scientific or engineering discipline, or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration is given to candidates who can demonstrate work experience in an appropriate field.

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