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MSc Engineering (by research)


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Engineering
UCAS Code: Duration/Length: 12 Month(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Dr GJ Turvey
Total Credit Points: 180

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
    Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of fundamental scientific issues underpinning a specific area of engineering.
    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
    The level of indepth understanding is greater than an undergraduate course with the student expected to make value judgements relating to technologies and applications, and to justify these to peers and academic staff.  The research project will provide a student with postgraduate level investigative and analytical problem solving skills. 

    The compulsory element of the course is:
    Production of a piece of original research and subsequent submission of a dissertation that is based on any engineering area.
     
    Industry based students will be admitted onto the MSc programme by demonstrating appropriate transferable skills required to undertake a work-based research project.
     
    Normally by the end of the first month the student in conjuction with their supervisor will have produced a research project plan showing milestones etc., and at four and eight months a progress report.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
    On successful completion of this scheme of study students will have:

    In-depth understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects as applied to both current and future developments in engineering.

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    On successful completion of this scheme of study students will have:-

     

    Knowledge, understanding and skills (to include personal development and employability skills).

     

    Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of fundamental priciples underpinning specific areas of engineering research.

     

    Skills associated with conducting research, ie planning, conducting and reporting research, synthesis of information, using a broad spectrum of scientific apparatus.


     

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