MSc Engineering (Mechanical) (Far STEM)

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

About the course

The far STEM route is for chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, food science or similar first degrees where statistical analysis was a dominant feature of their analytical studies. You will spend four semesters studying towards a General Engineering Transition Masters, studying appropriate Level 5 modules in the first semester then joining the Near STEM cohort, again with the opportunity to specialise in the above options at L6 or L7.7.

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

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.

What will I study?

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.

  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Mechanical Experimental Engineering 15 Credits Compulsory
    Mechanical Science 15 Credits Compulsory
    Computing for Business and Technology 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Product and Project Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Dynamics 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Mechanics and Properties of Materials 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Dynamics and Performance of Mechanical Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Procurement & Supply Chain Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Individual Masters Project 30 Credits Compulsory
    Dynamics and Performance of Mechanical Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Digital Signal Processing and Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
    Lean Manufacturing & Services 15 Credits Compulsory
    Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technology 15 Credits Compulsory
    CAE & Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Engineering (Mechanical) (Far STEM) Download
    Programme specifications
    General Transition Masters in Engineering Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

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