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MSc Mechanical Engineering

Course Overview

This programme is designed to deepen and widen your knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering specialist topics. It offers a wide range of core modules that advances the core knowledge base of the disciplines and provides the necessary and continuing development of appropriate interpersonal and transferable skills at a level that a Mechanical Engineer would be expected to have, allowing you to function in an advanced engineering environment as senior engineers and managers.

The programme is delivered by highly-qualified and experienced members of the School’s teaching staff through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, laboratories, case studies and specialist guest lectures.

While the main focus of the programme is on taught modules, you will have the opportunity to explore a specific subject in more detail through the dissertation.

The programme has been designed to satisfy the accreditation requirements of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for CEng registration.

Key information

    Course name

    MSc Mechanical Engineering

    Total academic credits

    180 credits

    Qualification awarded

    MEng

    Awarding body

    University of the West of Scotland

    Professional recognition

    No

    Academic level

    Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7 / SCQF Level 11)

    Study mode

    Full time - Classroom

    Duration

    12 months

    Tuition fees

    £11,000 (Scholarship available)

    Intakes

    September

    Work placement

    No

    Course location

    Paisley, Scotland

Academic entry requirements

Applicants should possess at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent qualification, in a mechanical engineering or similar area from a recognised institution or an equivalent professional qualification, for MSc entry.

Applicants with lesser degree qualifications in engineering, who have appropriate professional or industrial experience, may also be eligible for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma students would be invited to join the MSc programme.

English entry requirements

IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent. UWS will also consider applicants who have previously studied at degree level, taught and assessed in English, in what UKVI define as a majority English-speaking country.

Assessment methods

Assessment is principally by coursework assignments, laboratory investigations and examinations. You will also be expected to present your work to internal staff and external industrialists as part of the learning and assessment process.

Progression route

Further academic study of DBA, PhD or other research degree or Professional career.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have developed expertise to improve their employability within design and development of the automotive, aerospace, offshore, oil and gas and all main stream mechanical engineering industry sectors.

It is expected that graduates will obtain professional employment with companies such as Rolls Royce, Howdens, Doosan Babcock, Babcock International, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems, and Thales Optronics.

Modules

 

  • Advanced Structural Integrity
     
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
     
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
     
  • Advanced Finite Element Methods and Analysis
     
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
     
  • Advanced CAD/CAM
     
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
     
  • Composites Design and Analysis
     
  • Project Management and Research Methods