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Would you like to stand out in the employment job market by advancing your current qualification to master’s level?

The MSc Mechanical Engineering course will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in key aspects of mechanical engineering. Throughout the duration of this course you will develop a critical awareness of ethical and environmental considerations, in addition to learning about advanced mechanical engineering practice and theory.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), this course fully meets the academic requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.

At a time when there is an international shortage of mechanical engineers there has never been a better time to enter this dynamic and rewarding industry.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council as the course meets 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.

Would you like to stand out in the employment job market by advancing your current qualification to master’s level?

The MSc Mechanical Engineering course will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in key aspects of mechanical engineering. Throughout the duration of this course you will develop a critical awareness of ethical and environmental considerations, in addition to learning about advanced mechanical engineering practice and theory.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), this course fully meets the academic requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.

At a time when there is an international shortage of mechanical engineers there has never been a better time to enter this dynamic and rewarding industry.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council as the course meets 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.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time
2 other options available

Department
Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location
Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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The initial semesters of this course focus on taught subjects that cover topics such as computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, multidisciplinary design and engineering optimisation, composite materials and lightweight structures, advanced stress and analysis and thermo-mechanical energy conversion systems.

Teaching is primarily delivered by lectures, seminars and workshops, all of which are assessed by methods such as assignments, exams and technical reports. All of this course’s assessments have been devised to closely mirror the outputs required in a real working environment.

On completion of the taught modules you will undertake a substantial piece of research related to an area of mechanical engineering that particularly interests you. Our teaching team will be on-hand to offer support and guidance throughout every stage of your course.

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You’ll be taught by tutors who have many years of experience in the various aspects of the engineering industry. Their experience, combined with their on-going active research, will provide an excellent foundation for your learning.

The quality of their research has put Northumbria University among the UK’s top 25% of universities for the percentage of research outputs in engineering that are ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014.)

Our reputation for quality is reflected by the range and depth of our collaborations with industry partners. We’ve built up numerous industrial links during the 50+ years that we’ve been offering engineering courses. These links help ensure high quality placements and collaborative projects.

Northumbria has the advantage of being located in the North East of England, which is a centre of manufacturing and technical innovation. As well as Nissan, the region’s #1 company, there is a strong concentration of automotive, engineering, chemicals, construction and manufacturing companies.

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Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities

Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to our dedicated engineering laboratories that are continuously updated to reflect real-time industry practice.

Our facilities include mechanical and energy systems experimentation labs, rapid product development and performance analysis, materials testing and characterisation, 3D digital design and manufacturing process performance.

You will be given the opportunity to get hands-on with testing, materials processing, moulding, thermal analysis and 3D rapid manufacture to help you create the products and systems required for the projects you will work on during your course.

Your learning journey will also be supported by technology such as discussion boards and video tutorials. You will also participate in IT workshops where you will learn how to use the latest industry-standard software.

Videos of lectures will on many occasions be made available through Panopto video software to further support teaching delivery.

You will also have access to all Northumbria University’s state-of-the-art general learning facilities such as dedicated IT suites and learning areas.

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Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities

When studying at Northumbria University you will be taught by our team of specialist staff who boast a wealth of multi-dimensional expertise.

Our teaching team includes a dynamic mix of research-active industrial practitioners, renowned researchers and technologists, whose combined knowledge ensures you leave with an in-depth understanding of key mechanical engineering practice and research.

You will be encouraged to undertake your own research–based learning where you will evaluate and critique scientific papers and write research-based reports based on the information gathered.

We aim to regularly welcome industry specialists to deliver guest lecturers to further enable you to understand real-world issues and how they link to the concepts, theories and philosophies taught throughout your course.

The department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering is a top-35 Engineering research department with 79% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK-wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA15). This places us in the top quartile for world-leading publications among UK universities in General Engineering.

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Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities

The MEng Mechanical Engineering course will equip you with all of the skills required to progress within the engineering industry and competition of your master’s degree will give you a competitive edge thanks to the additional skills and knowledge you will acquire.

Our accreditation with the IMechE ensures that this course’s content is in-line with the latest developments within this sector, making our course highly valued by employers.

By completing this course you will have completed the academic requirement to become a Chartered Engineer, a status that is associated with improved employability and higher salaries.

Employability is embedded throughout all aspects of your course and you will leave with enhanced key skills such as communication, computing and teamwork.

Book an Open Day / Experience Mechanical Engineering

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities

Mechanical Engineering overlaps with a number of engineering disciplines meaning there are many career paths available to you once you have completed this course.

Many graduates choose to pursue a career in the expansive engineering sector, in roles such as designers, analysts, project managers or consultants.

You may also wish to progress your knowledge to PhD level and this course will provide you with a solid foundation that you can easily build on and advance to an even higher level.

Engineering is a growth industry and currently there is a shortage of engineers. 90% of our graduates are in work or study within six months of graduating and, of those in work, 80% are employed in a professional or managerial job (Unistats 2015).

Book an Open Day / Experience Mechanical Engineering

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in an engineering or science discipline, or equivalent.
Or relevant professional qualifications may be considered.
Applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) will need an ATAS certificate to enrol on this course. Without this certificate, a visa application will be refused. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme for more information.

International qualifications


If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language requirements

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £6,990

Full EU Fee: £6,990

Full International Fee: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KB7001 -

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn to develop the ability to apply appropriate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques to the solution of a wide range of problems involving fluid flow and heat transfer, and to interpret the results gained in light of the underlying equations of viscous flow, heat transfer and other physical models such as turbulence models.

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KB7006 -

Composite Materials and Lightweight Structures (Core, 20 Credits)

Building upon your knowledge of material science and mechanical and structural analysis you will acquire scientific background in advanced composite materials and learn about their application in the context of lightweight structures in aerospace, automotive and general engineering. You will specifically learn about the following:

Composites
• Processing/Manufacturing Methods
• Mechanics of Fibrous Composites: Anisotropic Elasticity; Classic Laminate theory
• Failure Criteria, Laminate Strength and Design Considerations
• Environmental Issues

Lightweight Structures
• Lightweight Structures Design Qualities: Crashworthiness, weight, stiffness, temperature and radiation resistance
• Lightweight Structures Topology and Material Optimisation
• Automotive Lightweight Structures: Components, Analysis and Design
• Aerospace Lightweight Structures: Components, Analysis and Design
• Manufacturing Processes

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KB7008 -

Advanced Stress and Structural Analysis (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about advanced stress and structural analyses and their practical application as used in modern Mechanical Engineering design and in the failure assessment of components. You will develop skills in the effective use of experimental and computational stress analysis techniques in the design, testing or failure assessment of materials and structures.

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KB7030 -

Research Methods (Core, 20 Credits)

Training in research methods provides researchers with an understanding of the 'dos' and 'don'ts' that are associated with employing particular approaches to the collection and analysis of data. Awareness of research methodologies and methods will enable researchers to practice appropriate techniques and to implement methods accurately. The primary aim of the module is to inform and sensitise you to the choices that are available when planning to undertake a research project. This includes making you aware of a selected range of qualitative and quantitative research methods that can be employed to collect and analyse primary and secondary data arising from studies using these methodological paradigms. Such awareness will enable you to make appropriate choices when executing your own research investigation. Of equal importance, the module will also introduce you to a range of academic skills that will support you during your programme of study in addition to the execution of your research project.

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KB7042 -

Thermo-Mechanical Energy Conversion Systems (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about technologies for the utilisation of renewable and sustainable energy sources for heat and power production using heat engines and other types of converters, specifically about the followings:

• Solar, biomass, hydrogen and waste thermal energy resources
• Principles of internal and external combustion engines for thermal conversion of Renewable Energy; Design and thermodynamics of Stirling Engines
• Solar thermal energy: overview of low and high temperature solar thermal energy conversion. Design and analysis of solar collectors for low temperature solar thermal energy conversion. High temperature solar power production technologies using concentrating mirrors
• Heat and power plants operating with combustion of solid biomass
• Technologies for production of biofuels. Design of energy units operating on biofuels
• Geo-thermal: conversion theory and technology, measurement techniques and design considerations
• Hydrogen technology and fuel cells
• Nuclear power stations

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KB7043 -

Multidisciplinary Design & Engineering Optimisation (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about new design techniques and concepts in engineering and optimisation methods, specifically about the followings:

• Design concepts: direct and inverse design, integrated design, multidisciplinary design, knowledge based design, design for X
• Design process: conceptual/system-level/detail design, design decision support systems, multi-criteria decision analysis
• Design for reliability: fault and failure, reliability analysis, fault tree analysis, reliability block diagram, failure mode and effect analysis, redundancy allocation, fail to safe design, fault tolerated design
• Design under uncertainties: uncertainties in engineering design, deterministic and robust design, design sensitivity analysis, Monte Carlo and Taguchi methods
• Optimisation problem formulation: constrained/unconstrained, linear/nonlinear, combinatorial, integer, single-/multi-objective, discrete/continuous/mixed, concave and convex problems
• Multi-objective optimisation: Pareto frontier, aggregate objective function, goal programming
• Search methods: gradient/hessian based, evolutionary techniques

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KB7052 -

Research Project (Core, 60 Credits)

The module will build upon the concepts and theories presented to you during KB7030 Research Methods. It will require you to develop, consolidate, and apply your independent research, academic study, and research project management skills to the investigation of a topic of your own choice (or a topic that has been pre-approved and recommended by the Module Leader) that is relevant to your programme of study. You will undertake analytical and evaluative research that will result in the production of a Research Publication, either as a Journal Paper or a Dissertation. If you choose to present your findings as a Journal Paper, you will comply with the presentation and formatting requirements stipulated by the publishing house of the pre-selected, module-approved research journal. If you undertake a work-based study, you are not permitted to present your findings as a Journal Paper. Alternatively, if you choose to present your findings as a Dissertation, you will undertake a study that will lead to the presentation of either a traditional or work-based Dissertation and comply with the presentation and formatting requirements stipulated in the Module Handbook. Pre-selected, module-approved research journals to which you will ‘theoretically’ aim to submit your Journal Paper will be listed in the Module Handbook.

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KB7053 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home institution can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject area in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’.
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Discussing ethical issues in research, and analysing results.
• Describing bias and limitations of research.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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Study Options

The following alternative study options are available for this course:

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Applicants Contact Details:

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