Mechanical Engineering (MSc)

Staffordshire University the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
18 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7200

How you will study

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
GBP 12300

All study options

About Mechanical Engineering at Staffordshire University

  • The course has a high technical content giving students the ability to ensure the strength and reliability of safety critical products.
  • Opportunity to use wide range of software tools for design and simulation including PTC CREO, ANSYS Finite Element Analysis, Cambridge Engineering Selector.
  • Good laboratory support including a design studio with over 70 Design Workstations,
  • Manufacturing facilities including CNC machining and rapid prototyping systems, and fully equipped test laboratory.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council (partial CEng).
  • New specialist labs and work shops

Engineering is a major wealth creator for the UK and many other economies worldwide. Highly qualified engineers command a high salary and are much sought after. This course will provide you with significant skills in the major engineering functions allowing you to work in a senior technical or project management role within industry.

Course content

The course consists of 8 taught modules plus a major personal project leading to a written thesis. The taught modules cover the broad range of activities involved in designing and validating new products and machinery. You will study topics such as solid and surface modelling, rapid prototyping, Finite Element Analysis, advanced materials and thermodynamics. The subject area of your final thesis can be selected to suit your own aspirations and interests. You will be assigned a supervisor with whom you will work closely to develop an academically challenging portfolio of work.

Core modules are:

  • MECH70568 Research Methods & Project Management
  • MECH70628 Design Technologies for Masters
  • MECH70625 Energy Management
  • MECH70647 Structural Integrity
  • MECH70599 Advanced Engineering Materials
  • MECH70590 Applied Structural Integrity
  • ELEC70312 MSc

Project Option Modules are:

  • ELEC70280 Industrial Robotics & Control
  • ELEC70315 Control System
  • MECH70610 Sustainable Design & Manufacture
  • MECH70672 Industrial Placement

This course can be completed within 1 year. However this timescale is dependent on students starting the course in September, passing all modules, undertaking their project during the summer semester and experiencing no other delays (such as health issues). Many students choose to delay their project start and enjoy a well-deserved summer break to 're-charge their batteries' which also has academic benefits. In this case a more realistic duration is 15 months.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7200International course feesGBP 12300

Entry requirements

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline
If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.
If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

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