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Engineering, MSc by Research

This Engineering MSc by Research is ideal for active engineers to explore an industry project and gain an academic award.

Two-thirds of this course is a research project that helps you develop expertise in a specific subject. The remainder is made up of options from the department's portfolio of master's courses. It is ideal for industry-based projects and popular with employed students who can pursue research projects related to their industrial careers.

Your research project can draw from across the faculty's areas of expertise, including manufacturing systems, control and instrumentation, and bulk solids handling. Recent projects include the design and construction of a test rig, the development of an automated elutriation tester, and the use of standpipes to develop full outlet area activation.

The faculty has invested over £1 million in specialised equipment to support teaching and research. You'll benefit from world-class facilities at our Medway Campus in Kent, including 3,000 square metres of state-of-the-art engineering laboratories.

Before you apply for this course, you should identify a potential supervisor from our School and get in touch with them directly to discuss research topics of interest. They will guide you through the application process.

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Campus

Medway

Duration

  • 1-2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September and January

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2020/2021 fees *

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2021/2022 fees

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* January 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

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What you should know about this course

  • This course is two-thirds research project and one-third taught master's courses.
  • You study at our Medway Campus in Kent and benefit from our world-class specialist and integrated engineering laboratories.
  • You can begin this course in September or January.

What you will study

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About the course team

Core lectures will be delivered by members of the School of Engineering who are specialists in their fields. We often host guest lectures from industrialists or renowned researchers to bring additional perspectives and to keep ourselves informed of the latest international research, development and standards.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have:

A first degree of 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 course.

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.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

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Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be abe to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group session, Scheduled contact activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

There are around 20 students on the MSc by Research Programme in the School of Engineering. For specialist modules, our classes are usually limited to 6 students in lab sessions and 20 in lectures. This helps to create familiarity between students and staff and ensure a great learning experience. Because students carry out research projects in different areas and thus choose different taught courses from a wide range of options, the class size is normally not a problem in lectures and laboratory work.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days. Feedback of thesis viva will be provided within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June. You can begin this course in September or January.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2020/2021 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

2021/2022 fees

TBC

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Engineering graduates from this course can pursue opportunities in research and development in their chosen field.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. This includes an Employer Partnerships Manager, who works with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.

Our team will also help you understand the jobs market, produce effective CVs, and prepare for a graduate job and placement applications in your final year.

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Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

You are assigned at least two supervisors who have complementary technical knowledge and project management experience in your research area. One will be designated the lead supervisor. The Programme Leader and members of related research groups will provide further advice and support as required.

Support from the department

All students prepare a research proposal identifying their programme of work and the equipment, materials and resources required. The School of Engineering is fully equipped to support students across a range of disciplines, through a number of centres of excellence and research groups. Students also have the opportunities to access to the state of the art industrial technologies during projects with our local engineering collaborators including BAE Systems, Cummins Power Generation, Ford, Delphi, Thales, Atlas Copco and 3M. In addition, advice, guidance and support is available to the student from a range of sources in the Faculty of Engineering and Science and across the University.

Accommodation information

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our postgraduate taught prospectus or check our related courses below.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.