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MEng in Mechanical Engineering (Full Time)

Lancaster University

Masters Degree , Mechanical Engineering

Course Description

Our Masters-level degree adopts a practical approach that will develop your skills and knowledge for a career involving innovation and leadership. The IMechE accreditation will qualify you as a Chartered Engineer, a professional title carrying considerable prestige with employers.

Mechanical engineering is concerned with anything that moves and many things that don’t. From a simple nut and bolt, through to the complex multi-physics of aerodynamics in Formula One, mechanical engineering solves the broadest range of challenges and leads to a multitude of different and exciting careers.

Our approach reinforces your learning from lectures through practical activities, and allows you to fully assess your assumptions while building teamwork and project management skills essential to your future career.

Year 1

In the modern world, Mechanical Engineers are part of small or large teams developing complex systems. Our common first year is tailored to equip you with the required broad fundamental knowledge. You will study themes from within mechanical engineering, but also the fundamentals behind electrical, electronics and chemical processes, along with a solid foundation in engineering mathematics.

Year 2

Specialist modules in mechanical engineering will begin in the second year, where you will cover main themes of materials, statics and dynamics, fluids and thermodynamics, complemented by design and laboratory activities. You have the opportunity to undertake a business development project, to introduce you to Industry 4.0 concepts.

Year 3

In year three, you will work on an engaging individual project shaped over your interests and ambitions. Your supervisor, a leading specialist in the subject area, will guide you to gain an in-depth knowledge of the topic for successful project completion. 

Previous examples include:

  • Wind turbine blade icing study
  • Microstructural design of steels for improving strength and toughness
  • Graphene-based coating systems for corrosion protection
  • Lightweight pipe inspection robot
  • Revolutionary flywheel energy storage (FES) solution

Year 4

In year four, our programme provides advanced skills, knowledge and experience, with a focus on leadership and management, and offers the following three distinctive pathways to support your career ambitions:

  • Design
  • Energy and Resources
  • Materials and Manufacturing

Fourth year project

You will undertake a significant team-based project.  The project is a culmination of the four years of studying at Lancaster and allows you to apply your specialist knowledge to an engineering challenge.

Successful projects include:

  • Waste water energy generation with Yorkshire Water
  • A novel prototype tidal turbine with WASP Cumbria Ltd in the field of renewable energy
  • Performance improvement of the Sinterstation 2000 with 3D Systems Europe
  • Surface finish of metallic powder bed additive manufactured in partnership with BAE Systems and Formula Student

During this programme, you will also undertake two short industry linked projects, giving you the opportunity to develop your leadership, entrepreneurial and management potential.

Our Masters-level degree adopts a practical approach that will develop your skills and knowledge for a career involving innovation and leadership. The IMechE accreditation will qualify you as a Chartered Engineer, a professional title carrying considerable prestige with employers. Mechanical engineering is concerned with anything that moves and many things that don’t. From a...

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Course Content

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

Year 1

Core

Design, Innovation and 3-D Thinking

Electrical and Electronics Fundamentals

Engineering Mathematics I

Engineering Mathematics II

Engineering Mathematics III

Engineering Mathematics IV

Fundamentals of Chemistry for Engineers

Fundamentals of Digital Electronics

Fundamentals of Electronic Instrumentation

Heat Transfer

Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics

Manufacturing Fundamentals

Mechanics of Materials

Process Engineering Fundamentals

Programming Fundamentals

Year 2

Core

Business Development Project

Engineering Analysis

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Projects

Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics

Instrumentation and Control

Materials & Design

Power Engineering

Year 3

Core

Design and Manufacturing

Engineering Management

Engineering Materials

Individual MEng Project

Leadership in Technology

Vibration Analysis and Applications

Optional

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Energy Conversion

Engineering Composites

Machine Elements

Year 4

Core

Advanced CAD/CAM

Group Project

Start-up Module

System design and modelling

Optional

Advanced Materials

Decomissioning Process and Technology

Intelligent System Control

Interfacing and Integration

Mechanics and Actuators

Nuclear fuels and energy conversion

Rapid Manufacturing

Renewable Energy

Wastewater Engineering Technology

Water resources and treatment technologies

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at...

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Entry Requirements

A Level AAA

Required Subjects A level Mathematics and a Physical Science, for example, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Computer Science, Design & Technology or Further Mathematics.

GCSE Minimum of four GCSEs at grade B or 5 with Mathematics at grade B or 6, and GCSE English Language at grade C or 4

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

A Level AAA Required Subjects A level Mathematics and a Physical Science, for example, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Computer Science, Design & Technology or Further Mathematics. GCSE Minimum of four GCSEs at grade B or 5 with Mathematics at grade B or 6, and GCSE English Language at grade C or...

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