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Master in Science in Mechanical Engineering (Modelling)

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  • Entry requirements
    The normal entry requirement for MSc applicants for this programme is a minimum of a lower second class Honours Degree in engineering, physical science, mathematics or a related subject. Students holding overseas degrees are very welcome and their degree qualifications are assessed in accordance with their referees’ comments and our long established experience in working with international students. Overseas applicants will also need to demonstrate English language ability (eg. IELTS 6.5, TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent).
  • Academic Title
    Master in Science in Mechanical Engineering (Modelling)
  • Course description
    This MSc programme offers a set of excellent curricula in highly sought-after engineering and scientific subjects. Computational modelling has become an essential part of industrial product development and the manufacturing sector in particular has been experiencing a significant uptake of computational engineering technologies to increase its competitiveness in the global market. This programme is designed for engineering and science graduates, providing a wide exploration of these new and advanced technologies.

    Outline of programme

    The core teaching modules are: • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applications (fluid dynamics, computational methods, flow applications, grid generation, commercial software) • Finite Element Analysis and Solid Mechanics (solid mechanics, variation principles, concept analysis, commercial software) • Advanced Dynamic Systems (single/multiple degree of freedom system, parametrically excited system, continuous system) • Advanced CAD (advanced surfacing, complex assemblies, configuration control, analysis tools, animation) • Research Methodology (ethics of research, protecting & exploiting research, project management, sources of information, practical computation) • Algorithms and computational mathematics (e.g. numerical algorithms, interpolation, approximation, integration, sampling and linear algebra). The elective modules are: • Statistical Pattern Analysis • Object-oriented Software Skills • Object-oriented Software Process • Project Management • Financial Control. Students need to take three elective modules and complete a major project for the MSc degree.

    Assessment

    All the modules in this programme are delivered with lectures and lab-based tutorials, which have a good balance between scientific methodologies and their performance in the context of broad industrial applications. Students will have sufficient practice with case studies and coursework. The teaching modules are assessed with a combination of coursework and examinations and a dissertation is required for the major project.

    Career opportunities

    Career progression in engineering, IT and service industries where computer-based technology is required. The course is strongly supported by industry and students are expected to undertake industrially based projects.

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