This course spans advanced mechanical sciences theory, simulation and practice. Using industry standard software you will develop complex models to simulate topics such as multibody dynamic systems; thermo-fluid systems and advanced stress and structure simulations. Failure mechanisms inreal-worldsystems and components will be investigated through fatigue analysis; you will also examine multi-body dynamic systems and turbulent fluid dynamic motion. Your chosen specialist Masters project makes up one-third of the overall course.
You will also learn from industry case studies. All units provide real-world engineering problems, case studies and practical techniques using state-of-the-art hardware and the latest, industry-standard software for design, experimentation and evaluation. The units typically have a good balance of practical and theoretical work. Much of the practical work is computer based.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements
Features and benefits of the course
- Engineering facilities are excellent with a dedicated £4m heavy engineering workshop for research and teaching in surface engineering, materials and dynamics, with state-of-the-art kit including rapid prototyping machines and water jet cutters.
- Research in the School of Engineering was rated 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
- You will learn from industrial case studies and use the latest, industry standard software.
A minimum of 2:2 UK Honours degree in Physics, Mathematics, or a branch of Engineering is normally required. Equivalent EU/international qualifications are also accepted. Other professional qualifications or unclassified degrees in Engineering or Science disciplines may be considered on merit and/or with relevant professional experience.
Students often choose to buy a laptop or tablet for use on campus (approx. £800), however there are PCs on campus and students can also borrow laptops. Students may need a smart phone or wireless device to participate in interactive class quizzes, etc. All personal protection equipment (PPE) for labs and a basic toolkit is provided by the School. Laboratory and workshop consumables are also provided. All reports, etc. for assessment are submitted as electronic files except the Level 6 7 Project Report for which printing and binding costs (up to 50 pages) will be borne by the students. Costs of all materials for prototype building and the printing of posters for Employability events and graduate year books will be paid by the School.
Students may have to contribute to the cost of optional social trips organised by Student Societies. The costs of compulsory industrial visits (if any) are paid by the School or by sponsorship secured from the Professional bodies (PSRBs). Students are expected to cover the costs of attending placement interviews and any additional travel/accommodation costs incurred to take up optional short term or sandwich placements.
The School of Engineering will cover the costs associated with student/affiliate membership of one PSRB. Students will be expected to contribute to the cost of any additional memberships or enhanced PSRB membership status and to the cost of any optional professional accreditation courses in the use of software packages, etc.
Costs for student-led projects will be paid subject to approved business cases submitted by the students under the supervision of academic staff. Artefacts built for projects normally remain the property of the School, but students may be offered the opportunity to purchase them for the cost of the materials used.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||1 1 Years|
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