The MSc in Innovative Engineering Solutions has been created to enable learners to apply problem solving and creative skills, which will be learnt as part of the MSc, to produce inventive and novel solutions for a range of specialist situations in engineering companies. This course is unique as it has been designed in collaboration with employers and professional institutions to produce graduates with specialist training in problem solving and the generation of creative and state of the art engineering solutions.
Engineering is a diverse subject area and it is important that everyone has a particular specialism. The course offers specialisms in areas such as architectural engineering, civil and infrastructure engineering, electronic engineering, intelligent energy systems, materials engineering, mathematical modelling, mechanical engineering, manufacturing and production engineering and supply chain improvement.
You´ll normally need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1) in an engineering or a related subject such as mathematics, product design or architecture. You´ll be required to undertake an assessment and interview process.
Students will study a taught Masters programme at the University of Derby, concentrating on acquiring expertise in solving technical business problems in a range of engineering disciplines.
Semester 1 (60 credits)
You will study the following modules:
Innovative Solutions (20 credits, compulsory)
This module explores the history of creativity, research and engineering innovation. You´ll focus on the deconstruction and analysis of significant examples of engineering solutions, and the study and practical application of established creative thinking techniques to engineering problems.
Plus two specialist modules (20 credits each) selected from the following disciplines:
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Intelligent Energy Systems
Manufacturing and Production Engineering
Supply Chain Improvement
Semester 2 (60 credits)
To be completed as an industrial placement at the company.
Applied Research Methods in Engineering (e-learning, 20 credits)
You´ll critically evaluate the methods used in scientific and engineering research, including the selection and application of appropriate research methodologies, in order to achieve a set of defined engineering research objectives.
Engineering Solutions Professional Practice (e-learning, 40 credits)
This module examines the development of professional practice including: objective setting, planning, negotiating, implementing demonstrating and reflecting. The emphasis is on the analysis and evaluation of the work completed within the organisation.
Semester 3 (60 credits )
To be completed within the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.
Independent Studies working on a company project.
This forms an essential, integral and substantial part of attaining your masters qualification. You´ll utilise and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills gained throughout the course, by means of an extensive investigative postgraduate study.
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