Engineering, MSc by Research Postgraduate prospectus

  • We have major, world class resource of 3000m2 specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, recently refurbished with unique facilities.
  • We have invested over £1 million across the faculty in specialised equipment to support our teaching and research.
  • Our historic, naval-themed campus in Medway, Kent, is one hour from central London. It provides the perfect setting for both study and leisure, with a £4.6m student hub on campus, the longest library in Europe, riverside cafes, cinema and extensive water-based sports facilities, all within just a few minutes’ walk.

Overview

Overview

Two-thirds of this programme consist of a research project that enables you to develop significant expertise in a particular subject. This is complemented by options from the department's portfolio of Master's programmes. The programme is ideal for an industry-based project and/or student.

Research topics

Research can be drawn from across the faculty's areas of interest and expertise, which include manufacturing systems, control and instrumentation, and bulk solids handling.

Recent research topics include:

  • The influence of product temperature upon adhesion to impact zones in process plants
  • The design, construction and testing of a test rig to evaluate elutriation segregation; caking problems due to coal-biomass mixes in silos; and approaches for inhibition of cake formation
  • The development of a fully automated elutriation tester
  • The use of standpipes as a means of allowing the development of full outlet area activation when used in conjunction with preferential flow channel feeders
  • A comparison of flow properties of coal, biomass and their mixes using small and large anular shear cells.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A first degree, 2.2 or above, in engineering

OR an equivalent qualification.

Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer or chartered engineer status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme.

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, case studies, assignments, practical work and a dissertation.

Careers

Graduates from this programme can pursue opportunities in research and development in their chosen field.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

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