Advanced Mechanical Engineering may be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over two to three years. The part-time course may be taken two days per week over two years or one day per week over three years. Because of the relatively short time spent in College, part-time students are expected to have considerable support from their employers amounting to an average of about one month per year spent working on their projects at their workplace.
The MSc course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the 'state of the art' in one or more of the many areas of mechanical engineering in which the Department has acknowledged expertise. This combines with the potential for students to develop their abilities in subjects such as numerical analysis and signal processing, which are useful in all areas of mechanical engineering and are associated with the application of computers in engineering practice.
The principal component of the course is the individual project, which is usually associated with current research activity or industrial consultancy, allowing you to gain substantial expertise in one particular area. Further expertise is developed by taking taught course modules. Students can study an unusually broad range of subjects in the Department as a result of our position as one of the largest university engineering departments in the UK.
The success of the course can be measured by the large proportion of graduates who go on to find appropriate and challenging posts in industry, government, and universities at home and abroad