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Mechanical Engineering MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mechanical Engineering (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Mechanical engineering combines scientific principles, mathematics, and realisation to design, develop and implement innovative solutions to contemporary problems. This programme will enhance your skills and provide you with advanced subject knowledge to accelerate your engineering career. From designing replacement hip joints and hospital MRI scanners, to developing autonomous vehicles and monitoring the structural health of offshore windfarms, mechanical engineering contributes greatly to contemporary life and is central to the innovation carried out in many industries. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), our MSc Mechanical Engineering programme comprises of advanced topics in mechanical engineering and industry linked project work. You will benefit from the teaching of some of the world’s experts in their fields, a state-of-the-art working environment, and networking opportunities to enhance your career prospects.

Over the course of the year, you will study six taught modules and also undertake a major individual project. These will provide you with advanced knowledge while allowing you to develop your specialist skills, which will enable you to take advantage of the many senior engineering and technology employment opportunities available at home and abroad. You will become familiar with stress analysis, finite element analyses and modelling; renewables including wind, tidal and hydro-power; mechanisms and mechanical design; control and self-learning systems; and systems analysis, among other topics. At the same time, you will develop capabilities that are highly valued by employers more generally, such as problem-solving, analytical skills and team-working abilities. A major element of the programme is a dissertation project during which you will undertake independent research and receive one-to-one supervision from an academic specialist, and possibly be working with one of our industry partners. During this project, you will bring together everything that you have learnt and apply it to an advanced individual project. This will allow you to practise your skills and demonstrate your professional competences, thereby improving your employability.

Different course options

Full time | Lancaster University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Students are given a comprehensive introduction to Systems Thinking and its application to engineering (also known as Systems Engineering) during this module. To that end, the module introduces the tools to help in gathering and analysing requirements and continuing through system architecting to solution generation, evaluation and selection. The modern integration of mechanical, electronic, chemical and software engineering technologies demands an approach to design that enables the designers to handle the inherent complexity. As such, students will be taught how to design complex systems to meet the desires and expectations of customers; this will increase their employability in the Engineering industry. Students will be educated in the importance of a structured approach to system and product design, including the skills for eliciting, capturing and analysing customer requirements. They will also learn how to introduce functional modelling methods for the analysis and synthesis of a set of requirements and introduce a systems framework for design, in terms of people, processes and tools. A key aim is to enable the students to develop skills in creative thinking, allowing them to, among other things, use tools to generate and select conceptual system design solutions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines, or in Physics. HND or equivalent together with appropriate industrial experience may be considered.