Newcastle University

Design and Manufacturing Engineering

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Rank: 200 (TCUG)

Location: Main Site (Newcastle)

Website: www.ncl.ac.uk

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Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/01/09

Duration: -


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Description

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in mechanics, materials and manufacturing. You will immerse yourself in the subject via your research project.

About this course

This one year course is intended for honours graduates, or an international equivalent, in:
mechanical or mechanical-related engineering
maths
physics
a related discipline, eg automotive, aeronautical or design

A two year MSc is also available for that includes a Preliminary Year.

What you'll learn

The taught part of the course consists of major engineering themes such as:
sustainable energy management
manufacturing materials and processes
engineering design
computational methods
engineering software.

Your development

You will complete a research project as part of the course. You can choose your project from an extensive range of subjects. Recent areas for project work include:
design and manufacture
thermo-fluid dynamics
composite materials
bioengineering and biomaterials
microelectronic-mechanical systems
mathematical and computational engineering modelling

Some research may be undertaken in collaboration with industry.

The course is delivered by the School of Engineering. The School has an established programme of research seminars. These are delivered by national and international guest speakers from academia and industry. They provide excellent insights into a wide variety of engineering research.

Effective communication is an important skill for the modern professional engineer. This course includes sessions to help develop your ability, through:

formal guidance sessions dedicated to good practice in report writing
oral/poster presentations of project work.

Delivery

The taught component of the course combines:
lectures
tutorials/labs
seminars

Assessment is by written examination and submitted in-course assignments.

The research project (worth 60 credits) is undertaken throughout the duration of the course. Project work is assessed by:
dissertation
oral presentation
poster presentation

You will meet regularly with your allocated project supervisors.

Accreditation

The courses have been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

The accreditation shows that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Some employers prefer to recruit from accredited degrees. An accredited degree is also likely to be recognised by countries that are signatories to international accords.

Facilities

You will be taught in the Stephenson Building. It has both general and specialist laboratories and workshop facilities used for:
training
course delivery
manufacturing materials/components needed to support project work

You will have access to over 120 PCs in the Stephenson Building's computer clusters on campus. All the PCs support the specialist software used on the course, including:
CAD
stress analysis
fluid dynamics
signal processing packages

Requirements

Entry requirements

12 month MSc: A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering, maths, physics or a related discipline, such as automotive, aeronautical or design engineering.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University, Engineering .

About this university

International students

Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Student’s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.

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