You´ll specialise in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, and develop the skills and knowledge you´ll need to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) when you graduate.
Chartered Engineers use a range of fundamental scientific principles to:
Research, develop and apply new technologies
Develop and promote advanced designs and design methods
Introduce new and more efficient production techniques
Initiate marketing and construction concepts
Pioneer new engineering services and management methods.
You´ll normally need an appropriate engineering or science undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent, an equivalent professional qualification, or significant industrial or professional experience following your initial qualification.
If English is not your first language, you´ll also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.
This course requires an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) certificate. As part of the course you’ll learn to research, develop and apply new technologies, develop and promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, initiate marketing and construction concepts and pioneer new engineering services and management methods.
This course is made up of three stages - Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
You will study these modules:
Research Methods: Application and Evaluation
This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis.
Advanced Mechanical Modelling and E-manufacturing
This module is made up of two parts. The first covers modelling techniques and simulations to enable you to evaluate mechanical designs by studying underlying theories and applications of design software. During the second part, you will develop key technical knowledge and an understanding of the concepts of e-manufacturing and an ability to critically appraise them.
Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis and Prevention
Forensic engineering is the study of product, process, or design failures and how these relate to international legislation and standards or, in some cases, to legal investigations. During this module you will review the identification and advanced analysis of a range of failure modes for engineered products.
You will study these modules:
CPD and Strategic Management
During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics.
Advanced Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering
During this module you will develop your thinking in relation to an integrated design, material, and manufacturing approach. We will provide you with one of the key enabling capabilities needed to effectively evaluate specific areas of initial concept development and perform detailed engineering design and analysis throughout a project’s development cycle. This integrated engineering approach incorporates the infrastructure, design, and analysis formats and tools that canbe exercised concurrently, and provides benefits from a standpoint of producing a better design, faster results, lower cost uncertainties, and reduced risk.
Environmental Performance Management for Sustainable Development
This module develops your understanding of how, in the context of local and global legislation and pressures, organisations and communities manage their environmental performance with respect to energy and materials consumption, industrial planning, and development to maintain competitiveness or social structure. You will explore the role of sustainable development and product stewardship in improving environmental performance and the triple bottom line. Starting with a global view of environmental pressuresand developing technologies, you will learn how to take a systemic approach to assessing strategic planning and operations using methods for quantifying the efficient use of materials and energy ina variety of scenarios.
Robotics and Manufacturing Control Systems
You will explore the area of industrial robotics and their control. Industrial robots play an increasingly significant role in manufacturing automation. Consequently, an understanding of their hardware, software, and integration design are key to the use of such technologies in industry automation. You will also study the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in robot integration applications as a friendly user control unit to enhance the capability of the industry robot application.
Negotiated Technical Module
You will carry out a professional development audit, develop your learning contract, and identify specific aspects of technical study in your given specialism that may complement or extend your academic studies at masters level. This will help your application for Chartered Engineering status.
You will study this module:
This triple module is an integral and substantial part of your masters degree. It will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material. You will produce a coherent, sustained, and comprehensive research study to demonstrate your ability to generate complex proposals with an awareness of current issues and insights, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, proposing new hypotheses and speculations. You will be challenged to demonstrate a critical understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research in the production of clear, logically argued, and original work related to your field of study.
When you graduate you´ll be able to apply current technology to a variety of areas in mechanical and manufacturing engineering. You´ll have the skills and knowledge to enhance your earning potential and you´ll be able to move into a responsible job in the sector.
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