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Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

1 year full-time ; 20 places

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Professor David Taylor

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Course Description

Course Description:

The MSc in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide a flexible route to a Masters qualification for students who have completed a Bachelors degree. It addresses advanced topics over a wide range of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering subjects. Within the MSc, there is a wide range of module options and an excellent opportunity to engage in topical research with leading research groups within the School of Engineering, as an important part of this programme is a research dissertation, which directly builds on some of the content of the modules.  

Course Structure

The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering consists of taught modules and a project together amounting to 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules totaling 50 ECTS credits. In the first semester students must take modules worth at least 20 credits and the balance of the credits in the second semester. M.Sc. students will also complete a substantial research project and submit a dissertation which accounts for a further 40 credits to be eligible for the award of the degree. Those not undertaking the dissertation (or who have partially completed it) may, with approval of the Course Director, take the alternative Engineering Project module (10ECTS) in order to be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.

Students must take the following modules:

ME7E1:                       Research Project (40 ECTS)

ME7B07         Research Methods (15 credits)

The remaining credits can be made up from the following modules:

ME5B01        Flow induced vibration and fluid structure interaction [5 credits]

ME5B02         Advanced materials [5 credits]

ME5B03         Advanced thermal fluid sciences [5 credits]

ME5B04          Engineering Vibrations [5 credits]

ME5B09         Control Engineering II [5 credits]

ME5B10         Instrumentation and Experimental Techniques [5 credits]

ME5E04          Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics [5 credits]


ME5MM1       Micro and Precision Manufacturing [5 credits]

ME5MM2       Advanced manufacturing [5 credits]

ME5MM3       Supply chain management [5 credits]

ME5MM7       Risk management and Safety Assessment Systems [5 credits]


CE7J01           Wind Energy [5 credits]

CE7J04           Energy Policy and Demand [5 credits]

CE7J06           Wave and Hydro Energy [5 credits]

CE7T01           Transportation [5 credits]

CE7C05          Advanced Spatial analysis using GIS [5 credits]

ME5BIO1       Medical device design [10 credits]

ME5BIO3       Tissue engineering [5 credits]

ME5BIO4       Finite Element Analysis [5 credits]

ME5M19         Biomechanics [5 credits]

ME5M20         Biomaterials [5 credits]

Some of the module options in either semester may be withdrawn from time to time and some new modules may be added, subject to demand. Additional modules may be chosen, subject strictly to timetabling compatibility, with the prior approval of the Course Director and relevant Head of School.

Course Details


1 year full-time

Number of Places


Course Coordinator

Professor David Taylor

Next Intake

September 2019

Closing Date

30th June 2019

Admission Requirements: Candidates for this course must normally hold a first or second class, first division honors Bachelor degree in engineering or a cognate discipline and pursue the course full-time for a period of not less than 12 consecutive months.

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Course Director

Professor David Taylor

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