Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Additionally, a sound understanding of programme relevant core engineering principles, such as mathematics, is expected and must be demonstrated in a 2.1 or equivalent in core subject components from your Honours degree . International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This Masters programme provides advanced experience of the central role that manufacture and design take in the integration of mechanical engineering.

Why Glasgow?

· The University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering has been delivering engineering education and research for more than 150 years and is the oldest School of Engineering in the UK.

· Mechanical Engineering is a core engineering discipline that has a long history in the University of Glasgow, dating back to the 1760’s and including such famous people as James Watt.

· This programme is based on in-depth modules and individual projects, which are designed to give graduates an opportunity to specialise in any combination of a wide range of Mechanical Engineering areas.

· This taught MSc/PG Dip offers a wide exposure to the philosophy and practice of Engineering Design whilst simultaneously enabling the students to deepen their knowledge of certain engineering disciplines, which have largely been chosen on the basis of the research and design teaching strengths of the Discipline. The choice includes Materials and Mechanics, Dynamics and Control, Desalination Technology and Thermal Science.

· The compulsory design part deals with innovation aspects of industrial and mechanical design and the integration of design methods and techniques. Not only is design taught in this way, but also practised in its research activities, both explicitly and implicitly. It is practised explicitly through research in, for instance rapid design and manufacture, and implicitly through the design of, for instance, heart assist devices, paraplegic assist devices and mountain bike components together with apparatus for experiments and for demonstration.

· You will broaden and/or deepen your knowledge of selected engineering disciplines, which have been chosen on the basis of our research strengths, including materials, vibration, control and desalination.

· This programme has a September and January intake.

Programme Structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Mechanical Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project, team work and attend study trips in the UK.

Core courses

· Advanced manufacture

· Integrated engineering design.

Optional courses

· Control

· Dynamics

· Lasers

· Mechanics of solids and structures

· Desalination technology

· Materials engineering

· Vibration

· Advanced thermal engineering

Projects

· To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits.

· The project will integrate subject knowledge and skills that you acquire during the MSc programme.

· The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.

· You can choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Mechanical Engineering. Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
£6800
International students
£18200

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/mechanicalengineering/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations45
Written coursework / continuous assessment22
Project33

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk