To introduce and develop the state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques relevant to current and future strategies for the design of mechanical systems and components. Particular attention will be given to the development of investigative, modelling and computational strategies. The course covers fluid dynamics, solid structures, advanced and conventional materials and control systems.
Teaching and assessment methods
Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation including the results obtained in the individual project module.
Duration and mode of study
The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or the Postgraduate Diploma nine months. The courses can be taken part-time over a period of up to four years.
* Matlab and CAD
* Individual Project
Option modules (three from the following):
* Advanced Fluid Dynamics
* Advanced Solid Mechanics
* Understanding Surfaces in Engineering
* Modelling and Classification of Data
* Robust Control
Option modules (four from the following):
* Computational Fluid Dynamics
* Aerospace Materials
* Advanced Computational Methods in Materials Modelling and Engineering Design
* Design of Discrete Systems
* Real-Time Digital Signal Processing
* Non-linear Control
* Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
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