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Mechanical Engineering MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

This course is ideal if you are seeking a postgraduate qualification to enhance your knowledge base and skills, and want to maximise your employment opportunities. Mechanical Engineering MSc is broad and challenging, and offers content and skill sets that are required by industry worldwide.

Overview


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Reasons to study Mechanical Engineering at De Montfort University:

The course includes a number of advanced modules in core subject areas. These are supported by modules in business and electromechanics, providing you with an insight into the engineering business environment and broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines.

You will gain an understanding of the methodology used in research and an awareness of the numerical techniques underpinning the tools employed in mechanical and thermal analysis.

  • Enjoy access to state-of-the-art mechanical and electronic facilities, including areas especially suited for mechatronics
  • More than 95 per cent of Faculty of Technology postgraduates are in full-time employment or further education within six months of completing their course (DHLE 2013/14)
  • Gain industry experience by taking part in an optional one-year work placement, working on real-world mechanical engineering problems
  • Graduates from the course have gone on to roles within a wide range of industries including: automotive, aerospace, energy and power or further academic study

“By completing the Mechanical Engineering MSc from DMU, I was given a bright future and a number of opportunities. The course helped me improve my management and business skills, and as it is recognised world-wide, it allowed me to get onto good placements more easily.” 

Vipul Rana, graduate

 

Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are currently finalising our scholarship packages for 2017 entry.

International Scholarships

Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts, two years part-time.

Start Date: January and September

Fees and funding: £5,100

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further studyWe are currently finalising our scholarship packages for 2017 entry.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts, two years part-time.

Start Date: January and September

Fees and funding: £12,700

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry 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.

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

Whilst the University tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.

Where changes are made the University will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.

In cases where programmes are changed or discontinued the University will send a communication to you electronically and/or by hard copy outlining your options.

 

 

Whilst the University tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.

Where changes are made the University will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.

In cases where programmes are changed or discontinued the University will send a communication to you electronically and/or by hard copy outlining your options. 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise

 

 

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 essential theories and applications underpinning electronics, mechanics, and mechatronic systems engineering. Also introduced are the principles of electromagnetism, piezoelectric and micro-mechatronics/MEMS
  • Business Environment and Energy Studies – gives youan awareness of the commercialenvironment and the need foroperational efficiency withinmanufacturing businesses. It provides a thorough understandingof lean 6-sigma practices and theirlimitations and an appreciationof new developments inoperations planning
  • Numerical Methods Techniques in Engineering –presents the modern and advancednumerical techniques that arecurrently used in mechanical andelectronic engineering
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer – coversadvanced topics in appliedthermodynamics and heat transferrelated to mechanical engineering.This module includes additionalthermodynamics relations and theirapplications, and covers advancedtopics in conduction, convectionand radiation heat transfer andrelated industrial applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Second semester (February to May)

  • Advanced Solid Mechanics – 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 –covers topics such as analysisof linear systems, introduction to dynamics of nonlinear systems, modal analysis and identification of system models, control design techniques for state-space representation and advanced topics for Single-input single-output (SISO) systems

  • Advanced Materials and Design – provides you with theopportunity to study advancedmaterials for sustainablemechanical design

  • Research Methods – prepares you for the individual project by presenting a project outline indicating the problem, methodology and outcomes

Third semester (June to September

  • • Individual Project – you will work on a major, research-based, individual project.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Contact and learning hours

You will normally attend four hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time; for full-time study this would be 16 hours per week during term time. You can expect to also undertake around 24 further hours of independent study and assignments as required per week.

 

Mechanical Engineering teaching staff are active in several important research areas, including: 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.

 

 

Facilities and features

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.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Opportunities and careers

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Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate Careers

Graduates enjoy exciting career opportunities from a wide range of industries. These include robotics and automation, machine vision, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, consumer products, material processing, energy, and power. They are likely to be employed as engineers, senior engineers and project leaders or managers for roles in design and development, research and development, electromechanical, automation and control, manufacturing, product development, or any engineering role where understanding mechanical issues with insights is vital. You will also be prepared to undertake PhD study.

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