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Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering with Industrial Practice, MSc

Our MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering with Industrial Practice is ideal for graduates who want to develop into commercially smart, creative, professional engineers.

This master's course helps to transform graduates into innovative professional engineers with a creative approach to problem-solving and a focus on being efficient and cost-effective. It will suit engineering and technology graduates who want to expand their skills or develop managerial careers in engineering or manufacturing.

This two-year Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree with Industrial Practice is in innovative combination of theory and practice. You'll have the chance to put your learning into action though an individual project which runs throughout the year, followed by a placement with a relevant employer. The placement is an ideal opportunity to work and engage with state-of-the-art industrial systems, processes and practices.

You'll emerge from this course as a well-rounded professional engineering manager. With a highly valued combination of in-depth knowledge and work experience, graduates of this course will be in demand anywhere in the world.

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Campus

Medway

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September and January

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

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What you should know about this course

  • Learn to be a creative and innovative problem-solver with commercial awareness.
  • Combine study with practice through a year-long project and extended placement.
  • This course is taught on our Medway Campus in Kent and is ideal for graduates seeking managerial roles in manufacturing and engineering.
  • You are responsible for securing your placement (with our help). But if this is not completed, you can still graduate with an award without industrial practice.

It's a great location! Medway campus is in a very nice area. A huge library and educational buildings are within a minute's walk allowing students to fully concentrate on their studies. At the same time, there is regular transport to London.

- Dilyara Sadykova, Engineering postgraduate student

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The Faculty of Engineering and Science is located in Chatham, Kent. Get a sense of what our Medway Campus is all about.

What you will study

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About the course team

Lectures are delivered by members of the School of Engineering who have the relevant globally recognised specialism within the respective field. Guest speakers bring additional perspectives from industry or research and keep you updated with the latest industry standards in your discipline.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have:

An appropriate accredited degree (2.2 or above) in mechanical or manufacturing engineering, or equivalent qualification.

  • Applicants with a BSc Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology (IEng) will also be considered.
  • You may also be considered if you do not have a first degree but have professional incorporated and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer status) and demonstrate the potential to succeed on the course.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

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:

Further information about entry

Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered. Please email the Programme Leader at fes-courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

We use different teaching approaches to give you a varied experience. This includes lectures, interactive paper-led discussions and exercises to encourage creative thinking.

Our taught modules are informed by research. The theory of each topic is accompanied by practical elements covering paper-based, computer-based and hands-on building type challenges.

Class sizes

For specialist modules, our classes are usually limited to 20 students in lab sessions and 40 in lectures. This helps to create familiarity between students and staff and ensure a great learning experience. The modules that run across several courses can have larger classes sizes, which are typically broken down into smaller groups.

Independent learning

Our courses are designed to give you the space for exploratory and independent study. You'll work towards individual and group assignments and undertake the preparation/follow-up work associated with lectures, seminars, integrative assignments and laboratory classes.

We encourage students to take advantage of a range of related extra-curricular opportunities available within the university and elsewhere.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as:

  • Classroom presentations, discussions and case-studies
  • Critical reviews, looking at new areas of research
  • Examinations.

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.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June.

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.

2019/2020 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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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

Will I have a work placement?

The industrial placement lasts approximately one year. This is an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and experience you've gained during the first year of the master's course plus any previous study or experience. You'll be able to engage with current industrial systems, processes and practices, which contribute to your professional development as a manager in the engineering sector.

Our Faculty Employability Team provides support and guidance. We work with a organisation that specialises in helping students to secure an industrial placement. However, it is your responsibility to secure the placement for your second year. This could be with a local or international employer in a relevant industrial sector.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. Our Employer Partnerships Manager develops relationships with companies to provide employment opportunities.

Other members of the team help you to develop your knowledge of job markets, produce effective CVs, cover letters and application forms, and prepare for job applications and interviews.

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Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

The course leader has the overall responsibility for your course and will be your first point of contact.

We also allocate you a personal tutor, who you meet soon after you join the department. Their role is to support your personal and academic development and act as your point of contact for queries or problems. Workplace mentors are also allocated in the second year.

Support from the department

We help new students over the first few weeks with our faculty and department induction. We'll also help you discover the academic and social landscape at Medway Campus.

Accommodation information

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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.