Mechanical Engineering MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

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About the course

This course is ideal if you are seeking a postgraduate qualification aimed at enhancing your knowledge base and skills and want to maximise your employment opportunities. The course is broad and challenging and offers content and skill sets that are required by industry worldwide.

The course builds on your undergraduate knowledge base through a number of advanced modules in core subject areas.

These are supported by modules in business and electromechanics, providing you with an insight of the engineering business environment and broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines.

The course provides you with an understanding of the methodology used in research a…

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About the course

This course is ideal if you are seeking a postgraduate qualification aimed at enhancing your knowledge base and skills and want to maximise your employment opportunities. The course is broad and challenging and offers content and skill sets that are required by industry worldwide.

The course builds on your undergraduate knowledge base through a number of advanced modules in core subject areas.

These are supported by modules in business and electromechanics, providing you with an insight of the engineering business environment and broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines.

The course provides you with an understanding of the methodology used in research and an awareness of the numerical techniques underpinning the tools employed in mechanical and thermal analysis.

Topicality and direct application to the needs of society are also catered for, providing you with an understanding of the environmental impact of human activities and energy consumption and the role of the mechanical engineer in seeking appropriate solutions.


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Key facts

UKPASS course code: H30071

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), three years part-time

Start Date: September or January (please contact the Admissions Team for further information)

Entry and admission criteria

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning|, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

If you feel you would like to talk to us about your qualifications before submitting an application please do not hesitate to call or email using the contact details below.

International students must also have a valid ATAS certificate to study at DMU to enrol on the course.

Teaching and assessment

The modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratories. This ensures a good balance between theory and practice so that real engineering problems are better understood through an underpinning of strong theoretical and analytical knowledge translated into practical skills.

Course modules

The three semesters contribute equally to the degree award. The following list gives the full-time study pattern. If you choose to undertake a placement, this will take place before the third semester.

First semester (September to January)

  • Electromechanics provides an insight into the fundamental theory behind mechanical, electronic and mechatronic systems engineering and the more detailed study of control, dynamics and design. Also introduced are the principals of electromagnetism, piezoelectric and micro-mechatronics/MEMS.
  • Business Environment and Energy Studies provides an awareness of the commercial environment and the need for operational efficiency within manufacturing businesses. It will provide a thorough understanding of lean 6-sigma practices and their limitations, and an appreciation of new developments in the field of operations planning.
  • Numerical Methods Techniques in Engineering presents the modern and advanced numerical techniques which are currently used in mechanical and electronic engineering in a manner that is both interesting and understandable.
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer presents advanced topics in applied thermodynamics and heat transfer related to mechanical engineering. The module includes additional thermodynamics relations and their applications. The module also covers advanced topics in conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer and related industrial applications.

Second semester (February to May)

  • Advanced Solid Mechanics is an advanced level solid mechanics module which covers topics such as: theoretical and experimental deformation analysis, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), strain beyond elastic limit and topics in material properties.
  • Engineering Systems Dynamics and Control is an advanced-level dynamics and control module which covers topics such as: analysis of linear systems, introduction to dynamics of non-linear system, modal analysis and identification of system models, control design techniques for state-space representation and advanced topics for SISO systems.
  • Advanced Materials and Design is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study advanced materials for sustainable mechanical design.
  • Research Methods prepares for the individual project by presenting a project outline indicating the problem, methodology and outcomes.

Third semester (June to September)

You will work on a major research-based individual project.

Academic expertise

The Mechanical Engineering group is active in several important research areas:

  • Combustion modelling and energy conversion research using both experimental and CFD methods to analyse efficiencies and emissions of energy systems
  • Computational rheology, non-Newtonian biofluid simulations, viscoelastic effects on lubrication thin film flows
  • Surface engineering via surface modification of materials for enhancement of mechanical, tribological and chemical properties

Graduate careers

Graduates from this course will be equipped to take up responsible positions within a wide range of industry including automotive, aerospace, energy and power among others. They will also be prepared, if they so wish, to continue on the research path leading to a doctorate degree.

Fees and funding

Annual Tuition Fees for Higher Education Courses from 1st September 2013 to 31st August 2014

Full-time UK/EU Postgraduate Courses Standard Fees £4,200 Postgraduate Placement Year Fee £650 Students Equivalent or Lower Qualification Status* £5,000 International
Postgraduate Courses Standard Fees £12,200 Postgraduate Placement Year Fee £750 Part-time Part-time fees are charged on a credit basis, you will need to complete 180 credits over the course of an MSc programme. 15 Credits £350 Students Equivalent or Lower Qualification Status* 15 Credits
£420 Continuation Fee** £150

For more information please take a look at our Funding| section.

* ELQ Student definition - If you are a Home or EU status student and you already have a qualification at or above the level of the programme you wish to study from any country you will be considered as an Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) student. In 2008 the UK Government decided to stop funding universities for student in this situation and therefore the following fees will apply £5,000. Students from outside the EU are not affected by the policy.

** A fee that is charged on a periodic basis where PG or Research students need to extend their registration to complete the course.

Scholarships

Are you a DMU Alumni? Receive up to £2000 off your Tuition Fees*

As part of the University’s on-going commitment to enhance the personal and career development of graduates, we are pleased to announce that from this September the University will be introducing The Faculty of Technology Alumni Scholarship| which will allow graduates to receive up to £2000 off tuition fees* for Postgraduate study.

Facilities

The main mechanical lab is a large open-plan space designed to accommodate the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics. It also has an area with machine tools for manufacture of student designs.

There is a purpose built engine testing facility with full instrumentation to measure engine performance and emissions. This facility is normally used by our final year engineering and research students. Typical student projects include running the engine with alternative fuels such as bio-fuels and water-in-diesel emulsified fuels to improve performance and emission characteristics.

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