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MSc (T) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year 2016/17

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Programme Title

MSc (T) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Science

Programme Code

MEE-MSC-AM

UCAS Code

JACS Code

H300 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

In addition to the general entry requirements set by the University (http://www.qub.ac.uk/ado ), the subject-specific requirements for admission to the programme are:

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) in Mechanical Engineering or other suitable engineering discipline, including substantial Mathematics and relevant engineering content at 2.2 Honours level or equivalent standard acceptable to the School.

Applicants holding a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a suitable engineering discipline with performance in key modules below 2.2 Honours standard may be considered on an individual basis.

A 2.1 Honours degree in Mathematics or Physics or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University will be considered.
Applicants with non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

ATAS Clearance Required

Yes

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Engineering (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Grant Ingram

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

Progression

Students failing more than 20 CATS points worth of taught modules will not normally be permitted to progress on the MSc programme and may be awarded a PG Certificate or required to withdraw from the University.

Students are normally required to pass all taught modules before beginning project work. Project work undertaken while carrying failed modules is done at the students’ own risk.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The overall aim of the programme is to offer a high quality, supportive teaching and learning environment that provides graduates with:

Engineering education and training which is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as fulfilling the requirements for Chartered Engineers.

Intellectual, practical and professional skills in the critical analysis, evaluation, design and management of advanced engineering projects and organisations.

Skills, tools and techniques to enable graduates of the programme to embark on a high-level industrial career in advanced engineering and management. The course also aims to provide in-depth knowledge in specific subject areas to those graduates who are considering a career in research, either in industry or academia.

Competencies and expertise in the application of advanced computer-aided design, analysis and management techniques.

The ability to formulate ideas and concepts independently and to communicate them in a clear and thorough manner by carrying out an independent research project.

Transferable skills which relate to literacy, numeracy, ICT, team-work, and written and verbal communication to prepare graduates for more general employment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Draw rational conclusions from experimental data.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development of cognitive skills is promoted through project work and assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment rewards instances of creative and critical thinking and logical approaches to problem solving and decision making.

Identify and define an engineering problem that may be unfamiliar and generate practical as well as innovative solutions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development of cognitive skills is promoted through project work and assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment rewards instances of creative and critical thinking and logical approaches to problem solving and decision making.

Apply appropriate methods to model such solutions and assess the limitations of the method.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development of cognitive skills is promoted through project work and assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment rewards instances of creative and critical thinking and logical approaches to problem solving and decision making.

Evaluate the technical capabilities of modern engineering design and analysis tools.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development of cognitive skills is promoted through project work and assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment rewards instances of creative and critical thinking and logical approaches to problem solving and decision making.

Make informed judgements on best-in-class practice in engineering design and manufacture.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development of cognitive skills is promoted through project work and assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment rewards instances of creative and critical thinking and logical approaches to problem solving and decision making.

Make general evaluations of commercial risk.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development of cognitive skills is promoted through project work and assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment rewards instances of creative and critical thinking and logical approaches to problem solving and decision making.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Use a wide range of enhanced personal and inter-personal team-working skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work plus the independent dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Apply ICT skills in the use of modern general purpose computer software.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work plus the independent dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Exercise independent judgement, autonomy and personal responsibility in addressing potentially complex situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work plus the independent dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Identify and employ appropriate engineering science and advanced technical software for mechanical design, simulation and manufacture.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Develop and critically evaluate the results from engineering models and simulations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Manage the evaluation, design and management of advanced mechanical engineering projects and organisations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Analyse, evaluate and create strategies for efficient engineering manufacture.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Integrate statistical methods and quantitative data analysis to find solutions to engineering problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Perform a basic strategic operational analysis of an engineering business.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Use state-of-the-art commercial software tools for digital design, simulation and manufacturing.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Identify the technical capabilities and limitations of advanced software tools.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Apply ICT skills in the use of specialised computer-aided design and analysis systems such as statistical analysis, finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments, individual and group project work plus the independent dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is based on written examinations, coursework and oral presentations by both individuals and groups, where students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop their own understanding as part of their assigned tasks.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Operations Management in the New Economy

MGT9029

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Finite Element Analysis

MEE7002

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Compressible Flow & Turbomachinery

MEE7001

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Computational Fluid Dynamics

MEE7003

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Fracture Mechanics

MEE7011

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Project & Dissertation

MEE7012

7

60

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Sustainable Transportation Systems

MEE7013

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Research Methods

MEE7014

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

Nuclear Engineering

MEE7016

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Polymer Processing

MEE7017

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Biomaterials and Medical Devices

MEE7018

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Composite Materials

MEE7019

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Bio-solid and Polymer Mechanics

MEE7020

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

30%

70%

Internal Combustion Engines

MEE7021

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

25%

0%

75%

Turbomachinery

MEE7022

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Digital Manufacturing

AER7010

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Manufacturing Automation & Robotics

MEE7025

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Lean Manufacture

MEE7026

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Notes