MSc Engineering (Mechanical) (Near STEM)
Why choose Herts?
- Industry Accreditations: This course is recognised by the Institute of Manufacturing (IManf).
- Employment Prospects: Our graduates work as Manufacturing Engineers/Managers, Production Managers, and QA Engineers with organisations including Airbus, MBDA, and PepsiCo.
- Excellent Industry Connections: Benefit from our strong engineering employer-partnerships with global businesses such as Airbus, Smiths, and Bosch who support with networking opportunities, careers fairs, and guest lectures.
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 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
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.
|Mechanics and Properties of Materials||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Procurement & Supply Chain Management||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Dynamics and Performance of Mechanical Systems||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Lean Manufacturing & Services||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technology||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|CAE & Applications||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|CFD & Applications||15 Credits||Compulsory|
Further course information
|Course fact sheets|
|MSc Engineering (Mechanical) (Near STEM)||Download|
|General Transition Masters in Engineering||Download|
Sandwich placement or study abroad year
Applications open to international and EU students
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