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Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
This course will cover a range of topics at the cutting edge of the discipline using the latest digital tools. You'll study core aspects of Mechanical Engineering along with their application in design and manufacturing. The project module will also develop your research skills and you'll learn how to apply the latest technologies to real and current engineering problems.
Project work will be a strong focus of the course and you'll learn interactively by applying the skills you develop using our recently upgraded lab facilities.
You'll be taught using a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical activities and project work. Assessment methods will include coursework and exams.
Gain an understanding of the expectations of Masters-level work and support in developing the appropriate research and communication skills.
Focus on the modelling, simulation, and control of dynamic engineering systems which can be applied in a range of applications such as Industrial Robotics and Process Control systems. Cover the use of formal mathematical models and the application of simulation software to investigate a range of theoretical and practical dynamic control topics.
Build on your existing knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) and design methodologies to provide an extended insight into a range of digital tools that can be applied in a modern digital design workflow. Explore how the following digital engineering applications can be integrated to create a workflow for a particular design process: Reverse Engineering, CAD, FEA, Digital Prototyping, CAM.
Using your research and critical analysis skills, draw on the knowledge you have gained during the course of the programme to address a real engineering problem or research question at the forefront of the discipline.
Study the latest research into the production, characterisation and application of advanced materials.
Investigate the latest technology that can be deployed to improve the effectiveness of manufacturing facilities including the use of Smart Instrumentation, Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Robotics and Automation technologies.
Learn about the issues facing modern engineering operations to include operations management and improvement, lean manufacturing techniques, supply chain management and development, maintenance strategy and development and condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is a first degree (2:2) in Mechanical Engineering.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
International students must apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate in order to study this course in the UK. You must apply for this before we can issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) which you will need when applying for a visa. Read more about the ATAS scheme on the gov.uk website.
The annual, full-time fee for this course is:
If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. Read more about the discount.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the other scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
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This information was correct at the time of publication.
An MSc will help develop you into a critical, questioning problem solver who can identify problems and apply technology to improve and optimise industrial processes – these are the skills industry needs.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as McLaren Automotive, General Motors, Jaguar, Perkins Engines, GSK, Northumbrian Water, Hitachi and Parametrics Technology. Other graduates conduct research in major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan.
Our Engineering team is engaged in a wide range of industry projects via AMAP including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Consultancy. AMAP is also host to the North East Maintenance Forum (NEMF) – a quarterly meeting attended by a wide range of industrial representatives from a number of sectors including manufacturing, process industries and utilities. Several academics are also engaged in activities with professional engineering institutions such as the The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
If you’re looking for extra-curricular opportunities, why not join the University of Sunderland’s Formula Student motorsport team? Each year the team work together to design, build and test a single-seater racing car in preparation for the IMechE Formula Student competition held annually at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix.
The competition encourages many different skills and talents. These include: engineering, management, production, administration, accounting, marketing, advertising, public relations, as well as teamwork and co-operation. It’s ideal for helping to prepare for life after university in any career path, and the team welcome not just engineers but anyone who has an interest in motorsport and wants to improve their skills.
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