Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

At least a second-class UK Honours degree in engineering or science is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent usually professional qualifications, or unclassified degrees in engineering or science with relevant professional experience are also accepted. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on merit.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Description
Your studies will span advanced mechanical sciences theory, simulation and practice. You will build complex models of dynamics, static and thermo fluid systems using latest industry-standard software such as ADAMS. You will use finite element analysis to evaluate heat, stress and fluid flow problems. Failure mechanisms in real world systems and components will be investigated through fatigue analysis; you will also examine multi-body dynamic systems and turbulent fluid dynamic motion. Your chosen specialist Masters project makes up one third of the overall course.

You will also learn from industry case studies. All units provide real-world engineering problems, case studies and practical techniques using state-of-the-art hardware and the latest, industry-standard software for design, experimentation and evaluation. The units typically have a good balance of practical and theoretical work. Much of the practical work is computer based.

This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018. Please note that January starters will have a course duration of approximately 15 months.

Core units

  • • Engineering Structural Integrity
    • MSc Engineering Project


Option units

  • • Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Dynamics
    • Bioengineering
    • Computational Mechanics
    • Management Practice
    • Manufacturing Systems Management
    • Rail Infrastructure and Engineering Strategy
    • Smart Technologies for Power Management
    • Sustainable Energy Systems

Optional units listed in the following curriculum structures are all approved for delivery, but may not all run/be available in any one academic session.


You will be assessed through a combination of written reports, oral presentations, practical assignments and examinations.

Career prospects
Gaining this MSc can lead to greater professional recognition and accelerated career development. Cross-sector from rail and aerospace to the manufacturing and utilities industries, employers are keen to take on postgraduates who can learn independently and apply critical thinking and advanced problem-solving skills to real-world problems.

Work could include everything from thermodynamic analysis of a high-pressure gas line to fatigue analysis of a train suspension component. The job market in engineering and technology fields is buoyant with most maintaining good economic performance.

You will also be well placed to pursue further study such as a PhD or an Engineering Doctorate.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the School of Engineering and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time UK/EU £8,460. Part-time UK/EU £1,410 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU international £14,400.

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
MMU Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969