Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc (Eng)

You will study 180 credits in total during your Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc (Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the professional project is worth 60 credits. These are the modules studied in 2019. If you are starting in September 2020, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change.

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 and Build 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 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.
 
Develop an understanding of quantitative methodologies for materials and process selection and the interplay between materials and engineering design. 
 
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.