The MSc in Mechanical Engineering at LSBU is a broad-based course which will enable you to deepen your knowledge and understanding in core mechanical engineering disciplines, combined with research and business skills demanded by Industry and the Professional accrediting body (IMechE). The modules studied are informed by applied research from within the department and close links with industry and enterprise organizations. This MSc course builds on LSBU's rich history in engineering, where it has been studied for over 100 years.
LSBU offers sophisticated practical facilities including a virtual reality suite, advanced CAD-CAM capability including multi-axis milling, turning, and coordinate-measuring machine (CMM). Laboratories are well equipped for experimentation in solids, solid-mechanics, and thermofluids. In addition to structured sessions, you'll be encouraged to utilize the facilities for your major project.
Research and business skills are developed through specific modules, using engineering examples and case-studies and our course incorporates a management-related module focused on entrepreneurship and project management. This management module develops our graduates' commercial awareness and ensures that they have the skill-set valued by industry employers. The major project offers the opportunity to specialize in one area, which may be relevant to your future employment or further research aspirations. You'll be offered a wide range of projects supported by academics with expertise in the field, or you can propose your own project.
Key course information - ordered by mode
|Full-time||1 year||September||Southwark Campus|
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- Technical research and professional skills
- Technology evaluation and commercialization
- Engineering design, analysis, and manufacture
- Advanced solid mechanics and dynamics
- Advanced instrumentation and design
- Advanced thermofluids and energy analysis
- Major project
Assessment is comprised of examinations, practical work, laboratory reports, log-books, formal reports, presentations and a spoken examination following competition of your major project.
This MSc will deepen and broaden your knowledge base in the mechanical engineering field, helping you to attain professional awards such as becoming a Chartered Engineer. Chartered Engineers typically earn more than their colleagues, and our broad-based master has been designed in accordance with IMechE's guidelines to ensure you have a wide range of career opportunities open to you after graduation.
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At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
During your master's course, you'll have access to up-to-date and large-scale workshops, laboratories and design studios which are highly in tune with leading technologies. LSBU has made a considerable investment in its engineering facilities, and thanks to our commitment to developing work-ready graduates, you'll be developing and producing your work in an industry standard environment.
Virtual Engineering lab
Our virtual engineering laboratory allows engineering students to walk around their designs and view them in 3-D, as well as experiment and improve on them in real-time.
In order to be considered for entry to the course applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:
- A Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in Mechanical Engineering; or
- Professional qualifications (e.g. CEng) along with several years of relevant industrial experience (should include analytical work). The relevant industrial experience is to be assessed by the Course Director.
- Overseas applicants are required to have a minimum English language IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any of the components.
Academic Technology Approval Scheme
If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you may need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for clearance from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) in order to study this course. This is a requirement for enrolment at the University or for obtaining a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) if you need to make a Tier 4 General visa application. Please note, an ATAS certificate is not needed for you to submit an application for a course at LSBU and to receive an offer.
You can find more information about whether you will require this via the FCO website and in our MyLSBU guide to the Academic Technology Approval Scheme.
The process for obtaining an ATAS certificate can take some time so it is important that you check whether you need one as early as possible so that you can make your application for the certificate to obtain it in good time. Failure to produce a valid ATAS certificate could result in delays in receiving your CAS or we may be unable to enroll you at the University.
All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.
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Last updated September 8, 2018