mechanical-engineering

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.

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Overview

Due to high demand, this programme is now closed for applications to those wishing to begin the course in the 2019/20 academic year.

 

Reasons to study Mechanical Engineering at De Montfort University:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
    ensuring you will benefit from the highest quality teaching, and graduate with a recognised qualification

  • Enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities
    including a dedicated, open plan mechanical laboratory designed for the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics, a purpose-built engine-test facility and a dedicated CAD design suite

  • Industry placement opportunity
    you can chose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further

  • Academic and research expertise
    teaching staff are actively involved in research areas including; combustion modelling and energy conversion, computational theology and surface engineering

  • Excellent graduate prospects
    our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of specialist roles in diverse industries, including;: automotion and robotics, machine vision, manufacturing, automotive and aerospace, consumer products, materials processing,  energy and power

  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
    students have the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons

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.

“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

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

Course code: H30071

Fees and funding: 

2018/19 - £6,300

2019/20 - £7,500

EU Students: Find out about student loan information and scholarships.

Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

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

Course code: H30071

Fees and funding: 

2018/19 - £13,600

2019/20 - £14,100

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.

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

 

 

  • Individual project
  • Study Skills and Research Methods
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • The Business Environment
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Robotics

 

Optional Modules:

  • Resource Efficient Design (RED)
  • CFD
  • Nonlinear Dynamic and Control
  • Systems Operations Management
  • Advanced Composite Materials
  • Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • Computer Aided Design and FE analysis. 

 

 

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.

An additional CAD design suite shared with the Mechanical and Design programmes provides access to computing facilities with specialist CAD design tools such as ProEngineer Creo2, Solidworks, Autodesk Multiphysics Simulation software

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Opportunities and careers

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

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, 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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