The Discipline of Mechanical Engineering offers two taught masters (Level 9) programmes:
The Masters in Mechanical Engineering (ME) (60 ECTS Level 9 Masters) course follows on from the four-year undergraduate BE programme in Mechanical Engineering, providing students with the opportunity to take a first step in advanced mechanical engineering education and research skills within the framework of the academic and professional requirements for Chartered Engineer status. This course combines advanced taught modules and transferable skills modules with a significant (Semester 1 & 2) research and development project. This large group development project, which is the capstone of the ME are conducted in collaboration with an engineering industrial partner and is aligned with specific research themes.
The Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSc) (90 ECTS Level 9 Masters) will take engineering (BE) and closely-related graduates to an advanced level of mechanical engineering capability, focusing on advanced design, analysis, materials and manufacture via state-of-the-art technology. This course offers a broad range of advanced engineering modules, including advanced applied mathematics and advanced computational modelling, as well as industry-specific advanced modules in manufacturing technology, offshore engineering, energy and medical device development and materials. A substantial 12-month research thesis allows the students to implement new research skills developed within a specially-designed module on engineering research methods, including publication of the research findings.