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About Mechanical Engineering Design at School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield

This course is designed to provide the Further Learning required by the Engineering Council for BEng(Hons) graduates to meet the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. It therefore provides a balanced diet of technical deepening, technical broadening and management. The course includes a substantial project that allows students to develop their own particular interests within the broad area of Mechanical Engineering Design.Course contentIt is recognised that students will enter the course from a range of undergraduate courses. Technical broadening within modules covering finite element analysis and dynamic analysis and Aerodynamics and Air Management is therefore used to ensure that all students are equipped to effectively study the more advanced analytical elements of the course. Further technical broadening is provided within modules covering computer aided design. Building on the technical broadening, the Advanced Mechanical Analysis module and the second half of the Aerodynamics and Air Management module take the student much deeper into these subject areas. Graduates will be equipped to undertake non-linear solid, complex dynamic and advanced computational fluid dynamic analysis. Non-technical broadening is included in the course with the study of Project Management and New Product Development. These modules will equip students to take on management roles soon after graduation. To provide students with a good basis to undertake their project and a framework for their future career development, a Professional Development and Research Methods module is included. This is followed by the major project. The subject of this project is agreed by the student and the project supervisor and will allow the student to demonstrate their project management skills in addition to the deeper technical skills acquired whilst studying the modules. It is anticipated that the project will include original work suitable for publication.Course benefitsGraduates from our MSc courses have good career prospects and have gone on to enjoy employment in a range of areas as diverse as robotics, animatronics, the design of satellite navigation systems, healthcare instrumentation and submarine surface scanners as well as mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Others have become industrial automotive research scientists, control engineers or have gone on to a career in engineering management and operations management. Graduate destinations include famous names such as Ford, Motor Company, Cummins, TNO, Shell, Siemens and Allen-Bradley and perhaps less well known companies such as Towercast in France, Sidhill Ltd and Enodis UK. Many graduates have also gone on to undertake research degrees both at Huddersfield and other universities. Recently, many of our overseas graduates have taken advantage of the International Graduate Scheme (IGS) to obtain work experience in the UK prior to returning home.Learning experienceThe course is taught principally through lectures, tutorials, studio based assignment work and laboratory based research activities. Studio activity takes place in a dedicated Design Studio equiped with 40 Computer Aided Deisgn and Analysis workstations. The laboratory activities make use of industrial standard software and mechanical facilities. These facilities include one of the most advanced precision engineering laboratories in the UK with a range of ultraprecision surface measurement, coordinate measurement and machining equipment. A range of mechanical test and analysis equipment is also provided to enable fatigue, modal and thermal analysis. Within the automotive laboratory a wind tunnel, a range of engine test beds (including a transient diesel rig and two wheel dynamometer) and a four-post ride simulator are available for student use. Assessment methods reflect the emphasis of the course on the ability to apply knowledge and skills, and are diversely linked to examination, assignment, project work and research/laboratory activities.Course structureDesign Analysis Advanced Mechanical Analysis Aerodynamics and Air Management Project Management New Product Development Professional Development and Research Methods Computer Aided DesignResearchIn the last Research Assessment Exercise our Mechanical and Automotive research and the Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) was graded 4. Engineering research is organised within five research groups under the umbrella of the Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT). The centre has an international reputation and collaborates with many international companies such as Siemens, Heidenhain, Cincinnati, DST, MAZAK, Zeiss, OSAI, Renishaw, FLIR, Newall Electronics, BAe, Rolls Royce, GKN, Micro Metalsmiths and Kistler. The Centre has a sponsored Chair in Surface Metrology funded by world leading metrology company Taylor Hobson Ltd and they continue to be the main industrial sponsor.

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