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Birmingham City University: Mechanical Engineering with professional placement

Institution Birmingham City University
Department School of Engineering and the Built Environment View department profile
Web www.bcu.ac.uk/cebe
Email courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 331 6295
Study type Taught

Summary

By studying MSc Mechanical Engineering course you will engineer a better future. A highly-respected course, our course will enhance your strategic management and leadership capabilities. The course builds on sustainable futures and the Government's STEM agenda, helping you to gain the knowledge and attributes needed to thrive in this ever-changing industry, and you'll work on industry-standard complex analytical tools such as Matlab/Simulink, CATIA, Ansys and ADAMS Mechanisms.

You will work collaboratively with tutors, practitioners, theorists and designers, equipping you with everything you need launch your career. In the UK, companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda all require a constant supply of highly-skilled engineers, and our course will ensure you have a fully-rounded experience in mechanical engineering.

What's covered in this course?

Advance your knowledge and understanding, develop your critical thinking and prepare to work across a range of organisations with our MSc Mechanical Engineering course. Overall the course aims to produce skilled engineers capable of undertaking mechanical engineering tasks within and across organisations utilising the latest tools and technologies.

The course will encourage creative thinking and the development of engineering leadership skills. Building on a foundation of the generic skills required by tomorrow’s engineers, the courses explore the wider context of engineering, as well as the application of advanced engineering principles to solve problems through research. You will engage in independent study and systematic enquiry at an advanced level and take responsibility for the conclusions drawn from it.

There will be opportunity to integrate and differentiate a variety of traditions and bodies of knowledge and to continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills at an advanced level through research led modules. In addition to further academic research opportunities, career prospects are expected to keep pace with the rapid advances in computer aided methods and intelligent technologies, hence, there is expected to be continuing demand for competent, versatile postgraduates who can design and implement innovative solutions for industry. The course has previously achieved academic accreditation from the IMechE and IET. This accreditation has been maintained in recognition for demonstrating that key principles have been incorporated and integrated into the curriculum design and module development of the courses.

The teaching and learning on the courses focuses and emphasises the importance of the body of knowledge and ensures that we incorporate it within the guiding principles underpinning these courses. In addition to further academic research opportunities, career prospects are expected to keep pace with the rapid advances in computer aided methods and intelligent technologies, hence, there is expected to be continuing demand for competent, versatile postgraduates who can design and implement innovative solutions for industry.

Tailor your degree

The Professional Placement version of the course is optional and is offered as an alternative to the standard version of the course. This will allow you to complete a credit bearing, 20 week Professional Placement as an integral part of your Master’s Degree. The purpose of the Professional Placement is to improve your employability skills which will, through the placement experience, allow you to evidence your professional skills, attitudes and behaviours at the point of entry to the postgraduate job market.

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Birmingham City University
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment


The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment comprises two schools with a shared vision to create a powerful centre of technological excellence and innovation, and to equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the workplace and contribute to the wider society.

As an institution, we have invested £340 million in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus. In 2022, STEAMhouse, a brand new £70 million facility will become the new home to our Computing and Digital Technology students. This unique …

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