Mechanical Engineering MEng
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
6 years part-timeEngineering and Environment
Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus
Do you want a lucrative, flexible career in an area which is vital to our future? Would you like to fit your studies around your work and be able to apply your learning directly to your company? Do you have a curious mind? If so, then Mechanical Engineering could be the programme for you...
This part-time, integrated Masters programme provides a sound understanding of the principles and fundamentals of mechanical engineering, delivered through a mix of academic, hands-on laboratory based, project and problem solving activities. Attending the University’s City Campus in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne for one day per week, you will develop skills that will enable you to design, develop, install, manage, operate and maintain just about anything with movable parts, by studying the fundamental topics of mechanical engineering and then applying these to the design problem.
The MEng programme follows the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering syllabus, with the addition of two years, extending and deepening your knowledge and skills at Masters level. The MEng is favoured by employers and satisfies the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
The first year of the programme brings together many different aspects of engineering from the fundamental mechanics and energy topics, which will complement your existing knowledge and experienceof design, manufacturing, and professional development. Topics include: engineering mathematics, introductory mechanics, and energy and the environment.
The second year is designed to extend your expertise in mechanical engineering. Topics of study include: further engineering mathematics, applied mechanics, engineering economics and professional skills, and manufacturing technology.
In the third year, you will begin to broaden your studies with topics that include: advanced mechanics, energy conversion systems, computer modelling and design, and design for “x”.
In year four, you will undertake a major individual investigative project, which is often industrially focused. In addition, you will studyenergy management and efficiency, and choose an option from the following: digital product design and analysis, advanced manufacturing technology, renewable energy technologies, and quality, reliability and safety analysis.
The final two years of the programme will introduce advanced study at Masters level, broadening and developing your professional skills to meet the educational requirements needed to gain CEng status. This year develops your specialist knowledge in the mechanical engineering area. Topics include: computational fluid dynamics, advanced dynamics and vibration, applied engineering statistics, and engineering technology management.
In this final year, you will undertake an interdisciplinary team engineering project, based on a real-world brief. You will also be able to further your interest in a topic of your choice, with modules including: advanced manufacturing technology applications, design and digital simulation for product development, and renewable energy conversion systems.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The University offers a range of teaching and support services for students, which include:
Access to a virtual interactive learning environment (eLearning Portal).
- Friendly dedicated student support team within the School.
- Full induction programme during Welcome Week, including an International Induction Programme.
- Underpinning support provided by central University support services, including: Student Counselling Service; Academic Skills Support; International Office; Disabilities Service; Student Wellbeing; Library and Learning Services; Accommodation Service; and IT Support.
- Teaching which is delivered through a balanced programme of lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Assessment is varied and may include written assignments, examinations, oral presentations and the creation of physical products.
The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); graduates are able to become Associate Members of the Institute.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers' (IMechE) 'Meeting the Challenge: Demand and Supply of Engineers in the UK' (2011) report estimates that the UK needs 31,100 new graduate engineers every year for the next five years to meet industry demand in 2017.
The integrated Masters ensures that you meet all of the academic requirements to qualify for CEng status. It also puts you in an excellent position to apply for promotion in your organisation, allowing you to acquire the professional experience required to gain full accreditation.
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