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Staffordshire University

Mechanical Engineering

This course has a high proportion of technical content, giving students the ability to ensure the strength and reliability of safety-critical products. You will have the opportunity to use a wide range of software tools for design and simulation, including PTC CREO, ANSYS Finite Element Analysis, and Cambridge Engineering Selector.
We have a design studio with over 70 workstations and manufacturing facilities including CNC machining and rapid prototyping systems, as well as a fully equipped test laboratory. This course will provide you with significant skills in the major engineering functions allowing you to work in a senior technical or project management role within industry. It consists of eight taught modules plus a major personal project leading to a written thesis. The taught modules cover the broad range of activities involved in designing and validating new products and machinery. You will study topics such as solid and surface modelling, rapid prototyping, Finite Element Analysis, advanced materials and thermodynamics. The subject area of your final thesis can be selected to suit your own aspirations and interests. You will be assigned a supervisor with whom you will work closely to develop an academically challenging portfolio of work.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related  discipline. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods and project management; energy management; design technologies for master; structural integrity; quality and project management for technology; and a project. Optional modules may include: technical paper authoring; advanced design strategies; applied structural integrity; robotics and automation; control system design; sustainable design and manufacture; and an industrial placement.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 18 Months
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 (Whole course) International 12 18 Months
MSc Full-time January 2019 12,500 (Whole course) International 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time January 2019 7,350 (Whole course) Home/EU 18 18 Months

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