Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc (Eng)

The following modules are available in 2022/23 for Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc (Eng) and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

Professional project - 60 credits
You will undertake a professional project during the summer months.
Recent projects include:
  • Alternative/Sustainable Fuels
  • Gas Turbine Cooling Ring Effectiveness
  • Engine combustion
Team Design Project - 15 credits
This module enables you to participate in a group activity involving a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve a solution to a programme specific industrially relevant design problem.

Optional modules include:

Engineering Computational Methods - 15 credits
This module introduces students to the basic computational methods used to solve engineering problems modelled by ordinary differential equations and parabolic or hyperbolic partial differential equations.
This module offers theoretical and practical training required for design of experiments and data processing to address engineering problems.
This module provides the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to enable performance of complex Finite Element Methods (FEM) in structural mechanics using commercial software packages used in industry.
Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis - 15 credits
This module provides the basic theoretical and practical knowledge to allow a student to competently perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with commercial software packages used in industry.
Design Optimisation - 15 credits
Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of design optimisation, especially the mathematical methods of analysis of engineering systems. 
This module will introduce students with engineering backgrounds to some key issues in energy systems, including policy and economics. 
Gain understanding of interdisciplinary scientific disciplines of tribology, biotribology and surface engineering and how these engineering disciplines impact on the design and operation of mechanisms and the means of optimisation.
Biomaterials - 15 credits
Develop in-depth knowledge of the mechanical and biological properties of both natural and synthetic biomaterials and the application of biomaterials in orthopaedics. 
This module will provide an overview of the fields of engineering psychology and human factors and behaviours of humans as users and operators of engineered technology.
Gain a solid understanding of the development and understanding of aircraft, aerospace vehicles or product systems and their design. 

Spacecraft Dyanmics and Control – 15 credits
This module aims to provide a solid understanding of development and analysis of spacecraft dynamics & control system.