The course fully meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Apply mathematical and computer-based models for solving problems in engineering design
Gain a detailed understanding of materials and structural integrity, enabling you to analyse design and engineering problems
Apply your analytical and innovative business skills to the design process in order to assess its impact on the environment, legislation and economy
Use the opportunity of international placements and our career support to enhance your employability and work in a global environment
Explore an area of interest in greater depth through the research undertaken as part of the Individual Master’s Project.
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Structural Integrity: After completing this unit you will have developed a professional competence and critical awareness of selecting appropriate methods for designing and analysing structural components. You'll be able to independently apply structural integrity theories for solving a range of engineering problems and have the ability to diagnose the causes of structural failure and propose methods of avoiding them in the future
Materials Failure and Prevention: You will gain a deep understanding of common failures that occur in materials during a process and the ability to design against their occurrence. Additionally, you’ll learn skills to better predict the residual life of components in service.
Group Project A: Gain professional management skills for working in a team to produce a solution to a technical problem. Develop the ability to determine basic personality characteristics in self and others, undertaking a rationale analysis of how personality characteristics affect group dynamics and understanding strategies for managing self and others when working in a team.
Advanced Materials: By thoroughly teaching the properties of materials and performance at the nano level, this unit will educate students on the concept of self-healing in materials and how it can be used to extend the life of components in a design setting. Through lectures, case studies and workshops, students will gain the knowledge of advanced materials, their properties and their applications.
Life Cycle Management: In reference to issues within the field of design, life cycle techniques are crucial for impacts on the environment, legislation and economy. You’ll develop the skills to apply these techniques to product designs and the application of a positive ethical professional conduct underpinning design practice.
Research Methods: This unit will adequately prepare you for writing a project proposal and for conducting and disseminating the Individual Master's Project. You will use key research skills in areas such as literature reviews, critical analysis of research findings, project proposals, planning, experiment design and analysis, and dissemination.
Individual Masters Project: Using real-life problems you will use your knowledge gained from the programme, research findings and industrial experiences to produce an independently conducted piece of work. Your project may be linked to your workplace or to research being undertaken within one of BU's research themes. This project will develop your knowledge of philosophy, methodologies and techniques of research provide you with an opportunity to critically investigate and report on a particular issue in depth and enable you to engage in complex issues and present an analytically rigorous and well-argued case.