Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, MSc Postgraduate prospectus

  • Our programme is accredited to meet the further learning requirements for registration as a charted engineer (CEng) with the Institute for Engineering and Technology, and offers a curriculum informed by the faculty’s Industrial Partnership Board.
  • We have major, world class resource of 3000m2 specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, recently refurbished with unique facilities.
  • 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

This MSc programme provides its students with an opportunity to extend the technical knowledge acquired on an undergraduate degree programme in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.

Though not a specialist Master's degree, the programme provides a broad subject-specific curriculum that provides an opportunity for students to tailor the programme to meet their personal needs, with specialism pursued through a major project.

Research project

Many of these projects reflect the key research interests of the department, such as manufacturing, bulk materials handling and instrumentation. However, projects can be selected from across the discipline from a list provided by the department. Many projects are derived from our industrial links, and a number are proposed by students, reflecting their personal interests or experience.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology as fully satisfying the further learning requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) registration. An individual holding an accredited MSc must also hold a CEng-accredited honours degree to have the full exemplifying qualifications for CEng status.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide students with an enhanced base of knowledge and current and reflective practice necessary to initiate a career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at the professional engineer level
  • Enhance specialist knowledge in the area of mechanical and manufacturing engineering which build upon studies at the undergraduate level
  • Further develop improved skills of independent learning and critical appraisal
  • Develop an extensive insight into industrial applications and requirements
  • Develop critical insight of management issues relating to engineering business.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A degree (2.2 or above) in mechanical or manufacturing engineering or communications engineering/technology, or equivalent qualification.

* 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.

* 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.

Extra information

Assessment

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

Careers

This programme provides a wide variety of opportunities for mechanical and manufacturing engineers in a range of sectors, from the automotive to the process industries.

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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