Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Institution
Loughborough University · Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree in any engineering discipline, or HND with appropriate industrial experience. Applicants with a high lower second class honours degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Programme information

Loughborough is an international centre of excellence in mechanical engineering and rated as one of the top 100 places to study Mechanical Engineering in the world in the QS World University Rankings and has a QS five star rating. This programme is based at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The School has recently received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition open to a University or College.

This programme is designed to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global market; the availability of well-designed products, processes and systems is the foundation of successful commercial enterprises.

The programme is aimed at both new graduates and engineering professionals who wish to develop advanced skills in engineering science, design and technology. It will equip you with the technical and transferable skills highly sought after by industry or academic research.

Modules are taught by leading experts in the field. Loughborough University is ranked 3rd in the UK for overall quality of research in mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical and chemical engineering in the latest Government Research Exercise. Modules are directly informed by the latest industry advancements and our research expertise.

Key Facts

  • An outstanding place to study. We are rated as one of the top 100 places to study Mechanical Engineering in the world in the QS World University Rankings and have a QS five star rating.
  • Research-led teaching from international experts. Ranked 3rd in the UK for overall quality of research in mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical and chemical engineering in the latest Government Research Exercise
  • Fully accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Programme modules

Experimental Mechanics

This module introduces the following elements: experimental techniques for analysis and characterisation of various engineering materials and full-field, non-contact optical methods for deformation and strain measurements. Students will learn to identify the most appropriate experimental techniques for evaluating material response in a specific setting and for different types of materials.

Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes

The objective of this module is to introduce students to the concepts in numerical simulation of advanced materials and processes. To enable students to gain theoretical and practical experience in simulating mechanical behaviour of advanced materials and modelling processes related to these materials using finite element modelling techniques.

Structural Analysis

Students will gain an understanding of modern concepts of structural analysis. They will gain practical experience in analyses of structures using finite-element modelling and understand the need for structural analysis in design.

Computer Aided Engineering

Students will learn how to evaluate, choose and implement CAE systems. Students will learn to select and apply appropriate computer based methods and systems for modelling engineering products; analysing engineering problems; and assisting in the product design process.

Engineering Design Methods

The aims of this module are to provide students with a working understanding of some of the main methods which may be employed in the design of products and systems. Students will learn to identify appropriate methods and techniques for use at different times and situations within a project.

Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context

The objective of this module are to provide students with an understanding of the principles and practices of sustainable development and to provide them with an understanding of how engineers can help manufacturing businesses develop into more sustainable enterprises.

The Innovation Process and Project Management

This module allows students to gain a clear overview of the innovation process and an understanding of the essential elements within it. Students will learn strategies for planning and carrying out innovative projects in any field.

Thermofluids

In this module students study the fundamentals of combustion processes and understand key aspects relating to performance and emissions. Students develop knowledge and skills required by engineers entering industries involved in the design and use of combustion equipment.

Project

In addition to the taught modules, all students undertake an individual major project. Part-time students normally undertake a major project that is based on the needs of their employing company.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/finance/index.html

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 - 96 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509) 222 496