About the course

The near STEM route is for admission of mathematics, physics, astrophysics or other relevant first degree candidates and whose programme would have made extensive use of applied mathematics to design and explain engineering and/or scientific concepts. After accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) at Level 5, you will spend three semesters studying towards a General Engineering Transition Masters with the opportunity to specialise in the above options at Level 6 and/or 7.

This programme has been developed to meet the growing need for postgraduate skills within the engineering industry, and the demand for professional development for graduate engineers. The programme integrates the mechanical engineering subjects with key generic skills in management and research methods. This approach will help to develop your critical thinking skills as a future engineering manager, or technical specialist enabling you to effectively analyse technical and management issues. The University of Hertfordshire has a worldwide reputation for excellence in applied mechanical engineering. This international reputation will give you the opportunity to study with graduates from universities worldwide. You will benefit from the expertise of guest speakers from industry where relevant and appropriate.

The programme will:

  • provide education and experience to support your professional employment and career development within the industry
  • focus on the links between engineering analysis and design and supporting management skills management
  • provide a blend of knowledge and application experience through case studies and project work
  • equip you with the theory and practice of relevant subjects, technologies and analytical tools to provide solutions for mechanical and related manufacturing problems
Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 MSc Engineering (Mechanical) (Near STEM)
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 General Transition Masters in Engineering

Why choose this course?

  • The School has over 50 years' experience of teaching mechanical engineering and has established an excellent international reputation in this field;
  • We offer extensive lab facilities for engineering students as well as the latest software packages and windtunnels;
  • This MSc combines mechanical engineering subjects with key management and research methods.

Course details

Careers

This programme will help you to develop your critical thinking skills as a future engineering manager or technical specialist as it will enable you to effectively analyse technical and management issues. This blend of technical and managerial content is invaluable in job applications as well as helping to fast-track your career in the industry.

Teaching methods

The School of Engineering and Technology has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussion's with staff and other students. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and AADE has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. AADE also operate an open access laboratory, and computer policy, that will help students complete coursework and assignments, at a scheduled pace and on time.

Structure

  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Dynamics 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Mechanics and Properties of Materials 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Manufacturing Strategy 15 Credits Compulsory
    CFD Techniques 15 Credits Compulsory
    FEA & Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
    Operations Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Quality Reliability & Maintenance 15 Credits Compulsory
    Operations Research 15 Credits Compulsory
    Control of Engineering Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Other financial support

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    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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    Entry requirements

    An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above).

    International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English. Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 16 Months
    • Part Time, 4 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2019

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    26/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
    26/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    26/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    26/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    26/09/202131/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    26/09/202131/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    We welcome applications from international and EU students