This integrated masters degree will provide you with specialist expertise in the integration of electrical and mechanical systems. The first two years are the same across our Mechanical Engineering degrees and focus on the essential principles of mechanical engineering, as well as law and management, systems design, and modelling and computing, in order to take a product from initial concept to the marketplace. During your third and fourth years you will have the opportunity to study and practise mechanical, electrical, and control engineering to develop smarter machines ranging autonomous robots to self-driving cars. In your third year, you will also carry out an individual project, bringing together the concepts and skills you have learned. During your fourth year, you will take advanced and specialised modules and participate in a group design project, applying your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem. You will have access to extensive facilities, which include the largest wind tunnel in any UK university, a high-resolution 3D imaging centre, dedicated student design studios and workshops, and a materials and structures research facility in our new National Infrastructure Laboratory. Our courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and offer a route to chartered status.
Typical modules include: Year one: Engineering Design; Electrical and Electronic Systems; Mathematics; Mechanics, Structures and Materials; Mechanical Systems Analysis; Thermofluids. Year two: Engineering Management and Law; Fluid Mechanics; Materials and Structures; Mathematics; Mechanics, Machines and Vibration; Systems Design and Computing; Thermodynamics; Electronics and Control. Year three: Individual Project; Automotive Mechatronics; Control and Instrumentation; Engineering Design with Management; Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Heat Transfer and Applications; and Manufacturing and Materials. Year four: Group Design Project; Advanced Electrical Systems; Advanced Sensors and Condition Monitoring; Materials, Manufacturing, and Supply Chains; plus module options to deepen your knowledge.
Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Mechanical Engineers, Institution of
- Engineering Council
- Accreditation of European Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
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