Discover and develop the contemporary manufacturing techniques required to remain at the forefront of this vital and enduring sector.
The course aims to provide a solid background for a career in the engineering and manufacturing sector.You'll work with academic staff with industrial experience spanning a broad range of engineering areas and working levels. Taught elements include design, stress and fluid dynamics analysis, as well as using state of the art commercial software CATIA V5, ABAQUS and ANSYS.
Students can choose to develop their skills in particular aspects through their choice of MSc research project, which would be aligned with one of the University Research Centre for Applied Science, Engineering and Computing’s specialist research groups.
Key Course Features
-The programme is accredited by the Engineering Council and many students from previous years are now in jobs at top international companies such as Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Alstom, and Airbus. -The MSc in Mechanical Manufacturing is accredited by Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and provides you with the required training for registering for Chartered Engineer status.
What Will You Study?
FULL-TIME MODE (SEPTEMER INTAKE) The taught element, Part One, of the programmes will be delivered in two 12 week trimesters and each trimester has a loading of 60 credits.
The six taught modules will have lectures and tutorials/practical work on a weekly basis. The expected timetable per module will be a total of 200 hours, which includes 40 hours of scheduled learning and teaching hours and 160 independent study hours.
Part Two will then take a further 15 weeks having a notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.
FULL-TIME MODE (JANUARY INTAKE) For the January intake, students will study three specialist modules first during the second trimester from January to May. Other three common modules the students will study in the first trimester of the next academic year from September to January.
On successful completion of the taught element of the programme the students will be progressed to the Part Two, MSc dissertation to be submitted in April/May.
PART-TIME MODE The taught element, part one, of the programmes will be delivered in two academic teaching years. 80 credits or equivalent worth of modules will be delivered in the first year and 40 credits or equivalent in the second year.
The part time students would join the full time delivery with lectures and tutorials/practical work during one day on a weekly basis. The dissertation element (i.e. Part Two) will start in trimester 2 taking a further 30 weeks having a total notional study time of 600 hours.
During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.
AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE -Engineering Research Methods -Sustainable Design & Innovation -Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation -Advanced Composite Materials -Advanced Manufacturing Technology -Advanced Production & Assembly -Dissertation
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Assessment and Teaching
You will be assessed throughout your course through a variety of methods including portfolios, presentations and, for certain subjects, examinations.
The courses will give you the chance to advance your career to management levels. You might also consider consultancy, research and development, testing and design positions within the aeronautical industry. Airbus is a classic example of an employer excelling in this field in the north Wales region.
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