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Mechanical Engineering with Management and Industrial Internship

MSc|Postgraduate Taught

Mechanical Engineering with Management and Industrial Internship

Entry year
2023
Entry requirements
2.2
Duration
1 year (Full Time)
3 years (Part Time)
Places available
50 (Full Time)
50 (Part Time)
  • Overview

    This course has been developed in close partnership with employers, focused on development skills that employers specifically demand.

    WHY MIGHT YOU WANT TO DO THIS COURSE?

    You love engineering! You’ll be looking to advance your managerial skills, alongside your technical ability.
    But more than that, you want to know how to apply this in the industrial world.


    COURSE CONTENT

    You will develop competency and skills that include the latest advances in engineering disciplines of energy and power, manufacture and design. In addition to covering the latest engineering technology, you will be equipped with the creative, commercial, business and management skills that are necessary to be an innovator, entrepreneur and industry leader.

    INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP

    Students on the MSc with Industrial Internship programme will spend a minimum of 36 weeks of their second year (third year with the part-time option) on placement with an engineering company.

    It is the responsibility of each student to arrange his or her own Industrial Internship. Internships must be approved by the University in accordance with agreed Health, Safety and Welfare requirements. Students can avail of a School based employability programme focusing on relevant skills such as CV writing and interview skills to support their applications for industrial internships.

    Successful completion of the industrial internship element will require students to submit a satisfactory placement portfolio at the end of their internship. Students who are unable to secure, or satisfactorily pass, their industrial internship will be completed on the MSc Mechanical Engineering and Management.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Applications for this course received after 30th June for entry in the same calendar year may not be accepted. In addition, a deposit will be required to secure a place.

    Mechanical Engineering with Management and Industrial Internship highlights

    Applications for this course received after 30th June for entry in the same calendar year may not be accepted. In addition, a deposit will be required to secure a place.

    Industry Links

    • We have strong connections with local, UK, and international companies, in industries including aerospace, turbomachinery, automotive, consumer materials, and biomedical devices. Our Industrial Advisory Board features representatives from heavyweights like Caterpillar, Bombardier, Wrightbus, and BAE. They feed into the course content – what they need from graduate engineers, we’ll teach you. External lecturers from our industrial partners come in to teach on the course.

    World Class Facilities

    • The School has a range of unique laboratory facilities for turbomachinery, engine catalysis, industrial-scale materials processing, large-scale structural and materials testing, thermal and chemical analysis, microscopy and x-ray imaging. State-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, which have received investments totalling £19m in recent years.

    Internationally Renowned Experts

    • Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Engineering with 96% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education)

    Student Experience

    • Students study within a vibrant international mix of students and staff from the UK, Europe, Asia, and beyond. Our small class size means that we can focus on your individual career and development needs, building your skills, enhancing your personal experience of the course and thinking of your career path, rather than just teaching you theory.
  • Course content

    Course Structure

    Students may enrol on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) basis. Part-time students typically complete one or two modules per semester. Full-time students typically complete three modules per semester.

    The MSc is awarded to students who successfully complete six taught modules (120 CATS points) and a research project (60 CATS points ).

    Exit qualifications are available: students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma by successfully completing 120 CATS points from taught modules or a Postgraduate Certificate by successfully completing 60 CATS points from taught modules.

    Course DetailsThe degree will consist of 120 CATS of modules from the list below, plus a dissertation (60 CATS). The degree also offers the opportunity for novel, industrially-relevant research projects.
    Indicative Number of Modules per SemesterAutumn and Spring Semesters: 6 modules, totalling approx. 60 CATS per semester.

    Summer Semester: Project module and dissertation, 60 CATS.
    ModulesComputer-Aided Engineering (20 CATS)
    Manufacturing Technology (20 CATS)
    Sustainable Energy Systems (20 CATS)
    Engineering Systems and Management (20 CATS)
    Business Management and Enterprise (20 CATS)
    Research and Data Analytics (20 CATS)
    Project and Dissertation (60 CATS)

    People teaching you

    Reader

    SMAE

    Lecturer

    SMAE

    Lecturer

    SMAE

    Lecturer

    SMAE

    Teaching Times

    Contact teaching time is typically scheduled during normal working hours throughout the working week (mornings or afternoons, Monday through Friday).

    Career Prospects

    Introduction
    This Masters degree programme offers a range of modules that can be combined to suit particular career aspirations, and graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to pursue careers in mechanical engineering, technical management, research and other related fields.

    The complementary business and management skills developed through the programme are highly sought after by employers keen to recruit engineering graduates with a solid appreciation of the broader commercial industrial environment. Professionally relevant transferrable skills, such as oral and written communication, problem-solving, data analysis, self-direction, and team work are also developed throughout the course.

    Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

    The University is ranked joint 8th in the UK for career prospects in Mechanical Engineering (Times Good University Guide)
    http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

    Learning and Teaching

    Additional Teaching Information

    The taught module content will be supplemented by guest seminars from industrial experts in the fields of mechanical engineering and business management. These modules are assessed through a combination of practical workshop sessions, independent coursework, and group projects. An Individual Research Project is also undertaken that focuses on applying taught skills to a relevant real-world industrial problem. A dissertation is required to be produced for the project. The project may be taken in the context of a summer placement at a company, for the 1-year programme.

    Indicative Proportional Mix of Time in Classes, Tutorials/Seminars/Labs, and Private Study in a Teaching Semester

    Project and dissertation work involves regular meetings with an academic advisor, with the remaining time devoted to project management, practical lab or computer work, and preparation for written and oral reporting.

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    Assessment

    Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

    Individual and group coursework

    Continuous assessment

    Project/dissertation thesis

    Oral presentation

    Interview

  • Modules

    Modules

    The information below is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

    • Year 7

      Core Modules

      Industrial Internship (120 credits)
      Employability (0 credits)
  • Entry Requirements

    Entrance requirements

    Graduate
    Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a suitable engineering discipline, including substantial Mathematics and 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. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate a minimum of two years professional experience.

    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.

    The deadline for applications is normally 30th June for entry in the same calendar year. However, we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal earlier than 30th June deadline. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.

    Please note: A deposit will be required to secure a place on this course.

    International Students

    Our country/region pages include information on entry requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, student profiles, upcoming events and contacts for your country/region. Use the dropdown list below for specific information for your country/region.

    English Language Requirements

    Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, 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)

    International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

    For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

    • Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
    • Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

    INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

  • Careers

    Career Prospects

    Introduction
    This Masters degree programme offers a range of modules that can be combined to suit particular career aspirations, and graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to pursue careers in mechanical engineering, technical management, research and other related fields.

    The complementary business and management skills developed through the programme are highly sought after by employers keen to recruit engineering graduates with a solid appreciation of the broader commercial industrial environment. Professionally relevant transferrable skills, such as oral and written communication, problem-solving, data analysis, self-direction, and team work are also developed throughout the course.

    Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

    The University is ranked joint 8th in the UK for career prospects in Mechanical Engineering (Times Good University Guide)
    http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

    Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

    Prizes and Awards(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

    Graduate plus award for extra-curricular skills

    In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Graduate Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.

  • Fees and Funding

    Tuition Fees

    Northern Ireland (NI) 1 £6,980
    Republic of Ireland (ROI) 2 £6,980
    England, Scotland or Wales (GB) 1 £8,360
    EU Other 3 £23,150
    International £23,150

    1 EU citizens in the EU Settlement Scheme, with settled status, will be charged the NI or GB tuition fee based on where they are ordinarily resident. Students who are ROI nationals resident in GB will be charged the GB fee.

    2 EU students who are ROI nationals resident in ROI are eligible for NI tuition fees.

    3 EU Other students (excludes Republic of Ireland nationals living in GB, NI or ROI) are charged tuition fees in line with international fees.

    All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2023-24, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

    More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

    Additional course costs

    All Students

    Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

    Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.

    Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.

    If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.

    Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.

    There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

    Mechanical Engineering with Management and Industrial Internship costs

    Tuition fees quoted are applicable for the taught and research project modules on the programme (year 1 of the full-time programme - 180 CATS).
    Where students are undertaking a professional internship in Year 2 they are required to pay a placement charge to the University.

    How do I fund my study?

    The Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

    A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,609 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

    More information on funding options and financial assistance.

    International Scholarships

    Information on scholarships for international students, is available at www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships.

  • Apply

    How to Apply

    Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

    Apply now

    When to Apply

    The deadline for applications is normally 30th June 2021. In the event that any programme receives a high volume of applications, the university reserves the right to close the application portal earlier than 30th June deadline. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Entry Portal (DAP) against the programme application page.

    Terms and Conditions

    The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
    Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions.


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