Mechanical Engineering MEng
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
4 years full-time or 5 years sandwichEngineering 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 enjoy being involved in creating the components of a formula one car, a fighter jet or a bio-fuel converter? Do you have a curious mind? If so, then Mechanical Engineering could be the programme for you...
This 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. 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 a final year, 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 married to design, manufacturing, management and professional development. Topics include: engineering mathematics, introductory mechanics, energy and the environment, material and manufacture, design, communication skills and experimental study.
The second year is designed to extend your expertise in mechanical engineering. Topics of study include: further engineering mathematics, applied mechanics, energy conversion systems, computer modelling and design, engineering economics and professional skills, manufacturing technology and professional development.
Year 3 – Industrial Placement
This year is optional, but does offer you an opportunity to gain professional salaried work experience which supports and enhances your learning from the programme. Students have secured placements with IBM, Contract Design, Shell UK, 3M, Drager Safety UK Ltd, TRW Systems Limited and Rosh Engineering. Additionally, the placement often leads to graduate job opportunities.
Year 3 or 4
This year develops your specialist knowledge in the mechanical engineering area and you will be required to complete a major individual investigative project which is often industrially focused. Other core topics include: major individual project, energy management and efficiency, advanced mechanics, option modules and design for “x”. A range of options are available to allow you to focus your degree by studying particular topics, for example renewable energy technologies, advanced manufacturing technologies, quality reliability and safety and digital product design and analysis.
The final year 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. In particular, this will include computational fluid dynamics and advanced dynamics and vibration, applied engineering statistics, and engineering technology management. You will also undertake an inter-disciplinary team project, based on a real-world brief.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The programme is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars and practical workshops as well as guided independent study. Independent learning skills are a critical aspect of the degree, enabling graduates to pick up new skills throughout their careers.
Throughout the programme your ownership for your own learning increases, culminating in identifying an area to study for a final year project on a key area of interest which develops practical and academic skills and significantly enhances employment prospects.
This final year project is supervised on a one-to-one basis.
You'll be assessed in a variety of ways which may include written assignments, examinations, oral presentations and the creation of physical products.
The integrated Masters ensures that you meet all of the academic requirements to qualify for CEng status.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers' (IMechE) report on 'Meeting the Challenge: Demand and Supply of Engineers in the UK' (2011) estimates that the UK needs 31,100 new graduate engineers every year for the next five years to meet industry demand in 2017.
It also puts you in an excellent position to gain employment that will enable you to acquire the professional experience required to gain full accreditation.
An annual Employer's Fair takes place in the autumn term for students from all Engineering and Environment disciplines, providing the opportunity to meet a wide range of employers and explore placement and graduate employment opportunities. This is an invaluable networking opportunity and consistently receives excellent feedback from both students and employers who are impressed with the students they meet.
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