Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc(Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the professional project is worth 75 credits. These are the modules studied in 2017. If you are starting in September 2018, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Professional project​ - 75 credits
You will undertake a professional project during the summer months.

Recent projects include:

  • Alternative/Sustainable Fuels
  • Gas Turbine Cooling Ring Effectiveness
  • Engine combustion

Engineering Computational  Methods - 15 credits
This module introduces students to the basic computational methods used to solve engineering problems modelled by ordinary differential equations and parabolic or hyperbolic partial differential equations.

Optional modules

Aerospace Structures - 15 credits
Gain an understanding of the uniqueness of aerospace structures and develop the theoretical basis of aerospace structural analysis as well as solving real-world aircraft structural problems.

Automotive Chassis Engineering - 15 credits
Learn about Important aspects of chassis systems and behaviour, including suspension and steering systems, chassis structures, and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Automotive Driveline Engineering - 15 credits
Gain an overview of all the key elements of a driveline, with particular focus on the design of geared transmissions.

Biomaterials - 15 credits
Short course covering a range of topics associated with biomaterials – the emphasis here is on the life science interface.

Finite Element Methods of Analysis - 20 credits
Gain an understanding of principles and applications of Finite Element Methods.

Functional Joint Replacement Technology - 15 credits
Short course where you apply the standard engineering principles of mechanics, tribology and biomaterials to the understanding of the technology used in the development of total joint replacements.

Introduction to Tribology - 15 credits
A broad-based introduction to the interdisciplinary scientific discipline of tribology, covering how tribology impacts on the design and operation of mechanisms and the means adopted to lubricate them.

Mechatronics and Robotics Applications - 15 credits
The integration of components such as actuators, mechanisms, mechanical structures, sensors and computer control/electronics into a unified form.

Rotary Wing Aircraft - 15 credits
The theory of vertical flight, design and analysis of helicopters, autogyros and other rotary wing aircraft and an appreciation of the extra difficulties involved when the vehicle flow is cyclic in nature.

Surface Engineering - 15 credits
Learn about surface engineering technologies for the control of wear, corrosion and fatigue of engineering components.

Vehicle and Product Systems Design - 15 credits
Introduction to system design, performance analysis, risk analysis and management, maximising lifecycle value and aerospace subsystems including: hydraulic systems; electrical systems; pneumatic systems; fuel systems; system design and development; v-diagram case study; avionics technology; navigation systems; a system view of spacecraft, spacecraft environment and its effect on design; thermal control of spacecraft; spacecraft system engineering.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis - 15 credits
This module provides the basic theoretical and practical knowledge to allow a student to competently perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with commercial software packages used in industry.