MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom
GBP 23,900 / per year *
01 Jul 2024
Earliest start date
* for Overseas students; for UK students; £10,900
Why Choose This Course
Designing mechanical engineering systems to meet society’s grand challenges requires technical and creative skills. Industrially relevant and practical skills are at the heart of this course, which is designed to train you to become a professional mechanical engineer who can create solutions that are safe, efficient, and sustainable.
Engineering is about interpersonal skills as well as technical expertise, and in this course, you will learn through doing. You will spend the majority of your time on group and individual projects, developing your communication, collaboration, creative, and critical thinking skills – equipping you well for the demands of an applied job in the industry.
What You Will Study
This course focuses on real-world challenges and practical project work, which reflects the type of work you’ ll progress on as a professional mechanical engineer. Alongside studying taught modules, you will spend eight months on a group project and three months on an individual project, both of which are aimed at solving real-life industrial problems.
You will get the chance to build your expertise in topics such as advanced stress analysis, advanced manufacturing, structural integrity and finite element analysis, sustainable materials, renewable energy, environmental aerodynamics, and spacecraft structures. You will also develop your digital skills, learning how to use the latest industry-standard design and solid mechanic modeling software, and analyzing data using machine learning models and presenting your findings.
Academic Year Structure
The course begins with an eight-month group project completed in parallel with four taught modules. Of these four taught modules, two are compulsory and you will choose a further two from a portfolio of six modules, allowing you to tailor your training to suit your career aspirations. The course concludes with a three-month full-time individual project in a topic of your choice.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:
- Advanced Stress Analysis
- Strategic Management
- Environmental Aerodynamics and Wind Power
- Fracture Mechanics & Finite Element Analysis
- Individual Project
- Intelligent Vehicle Design
- Materials and Manufacturing Sustainability
- Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms
- Group Design Project
Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester.
New students will receive their personalised timetable in Welcome Week, and in subsequent semesters, two weeks prior to the start of semester.
Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday – Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the Academic Hive.
Program Tuition Fee
We offer career information, advice, and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
This course has been specifically designed to meet an industry need. Around 80 percent of UK manufacturing and production companies reported engineering shortages in 2022 (British Chambers; Quarterly Recruitment Outlook) which means there is a huge demand for graduates with advanced skills in applied engineering.
Surrey&rsquo's employment figures have been among the best in the UK over the last decade. In the Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA, results show that 90 percent of our postgraduate students in mechanical engineering sciences go on to employment in graduate-level destinations or further study.
Recent graduate employers include some of the most famous names in engineering, aerospace, energy, manufacturing, and research, such as:
- Lockheed Martin UK
- Jaguar Land Rover
- JCA Engineering
- Gordon Murray Design
- Manufacturing Technology Centre.
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