mechanical-engineering

Mechanical Engineering MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Developed in consultation with industry and accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this course ensures our graduates have recognised and relevant skills for a range of industries, including automation, machine vision, automotive, consumer products and material processing.

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Overview

Maximise your employment opportunities on this course, which responds to the UK engineering skills gap and the global demand for multiskilled engineers by providing industry-relevant content, placement opportunities and input from research-active teaching staff. This means our graduates are equipped to work at the forefront of this exciting industry in roles responsible for designing and developing the world around us. 

You will grow your skills across core engineering disciplines by studying modules such as Advanced Solid Mechanics and Advanced Thermodynamics, and by choosing from a range of optional modules, including Resource Efficient Design, Robotics and Digital Manufacturing. You will be supported by our academics and technicians with your individual project, a substantial piece of work focused on your specific research interests. 

In addition, you will learn about the environmental impact of human activities and energy consumption, as well as the role of the mechanical engineer in seeking solutions to the immediate needs of society. The course builds your transferable skills by giving you an insight into the engineering business environment and by broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines. 

Our graduates are working as engineers in design, development, research and manufacturing roles for companies including BMW, Siemens and Ricardo.

Key features

  • Accredited by the IET, which ensures you will develop the appropriate skills and knowledge for an engineering career and professional registration. 

  • Learn from research-active teaching staff who are involved in research areas including combustion modelling and energy conversion, computational theology and surface engineering. 

  • Develop your practical skills in our facilities, which include laboratories for the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics with control, an energy laboratory for thermodynamics, and mechanical workshops fitted with computer numerical control machine tools. 

  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on engineering experience by joining our student societies, including DMU Racing, where students design and build a car to race at Silverstone. 

  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement where you can gain industrial experience in your area of interest. Previous Engineering students have undertaken placements with companies including, Caterpillar and Network Rail. 

  • Prepare for a career in a wide range of industries including robotics and automation, machine vision, consumer products and manufacturing. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a doctorate degree and a career in research.  

“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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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), two years part-time.

Start Date: September

Course code: H30071

Fees and funding: 

For 2020/21 full-time fees will be £7,920 per year.

Part-time fees will be £660 per 15 credits.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

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

Apply for the DMU Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

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), two years part-time.

Start Date: September

Course code: H30071

Fees and funding: 

For 2020/21 tuition full-time fees will be £15,600 per year.

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. 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise

 

Core modules:

  • Engineering Business Environment   
  • Advanced Solid Mechanics    
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer     
  • Study Skills and Research Methods   
  • Individual Project  

Optional modules

  • Numerical Techniques in Engineering
  • Advanced CAE and FEA
  • Resource Efficient Design
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Electromechanics
  • Structural Integrity: Design Against Failure
  • Robotics
  • Composite Materials
  • Computation Fluid Dynamics
  • Systems Operations Management
  • Low Impact Manufacturing
  • Advanced Dynamics Control

 

 

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 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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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 DMU Global, 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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