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Peirianneg Fecanyddol Uwch (MSc)

Nod y rhaglen gradd hon yw darparu gwybodaeth uwch am beirianneg fecanyddol dros amrywiaeth o bynciau arbenigol, gydag astudiaeth fanwl, dry brosiect dan arweiniad ymchwil, mewn maes o’ch dewis.

As a graduate mechanical engineer, this MSc course will provide you with an advanced qualification which will enhance your career prospects and extend and update your skills and knowledge. The course actively encourages the understanding and practice of inter-disciplinary systems engineering thinking that brings together mechanical engineering subjects in a way that reflects the needs of industrial and academic problem solving.

More specifically, the programme aims to:

  • Provide you with an advanced knowledge of topics in mechanical engineering, and in associated engineering and scientific disciplines over a broad range of specialist subjects.
  • Provide an awareness of the safety, environmental, social and economic context in which mechanical engineers need to operate.
  • Offer you the opportunity to develop a wide range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills that will allow you to follow a career in research, industry and other professional areas of the economy.
  • Help you to gain a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights which are at the forefront of mechanical engineering.

The close integration of the case study and project will allow you to explore, in-depth, a chosen topic related to the course. This provides you with an individually tailored programme to meet your needs in a flexible yet focussed manner, with the project seen as being the key opportunity to acquire and exercise leading edge mechanical engineering knowledge. You will be given the opportunity to show originality in applying the knowledge you acquire, and will develop an appreciation of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research. You will be trained to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, and will be given the opportunity and encouragement to demonstrate initiative and innovation in solving challenging problems and in designing new components and systems.

The close involvement with industry, particularly at the project stage, ensures that the experience the course provides has both relevance and meaning. Lecturers delivering the modules are working with some of the world's most renowned engineering companies. Partners include Airbus, BAe Systems, Bosch, Tata Steel, Daimler, EADS, Fiat, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Messier-Dowty, Network Rail, TWI, Parametric Technology, Physical Acoustics Ltd, Renault, Renishaw, Rolls-Royce, SAP, Siemens, Silicon Graphics, Stile Bertone, The Highways Agency, TRL, Microchip, and WS Atkins.

This degree course will prepare you for entry into careers in research or industry. In addition to technical skills, you will acquire professional skills such effective communication with technical, management and non-technical audiences, project planning, evaluation and prioritisation.

Nodweddion unigryw

The distinctive features of this course include:

  • Renishaw PLC has equipped and supports a state of the art Metrology laboratory to underpin the teaching and projects offered in this course. This laboratory also supports post-graduate research collaboration and on-going doctoral level projects.
  • Research-led advanced mechanical engineering projects are made available to all students in collaboration with current industrial partners.
  • The opportunity for you to learn in a research-led teaching institution while accessing facilities commensurate with a top-class research unit. This is reinforced by the participation of research-active staff in programme design and delivery. Included in this context will be the opportunity for you to undertake project work in a successful, research-based environment.
  • The course benefits from substantial industrial input to the programme through invited lecturers and industrially based projects.
  • There is an open and engaging culture between students and staff. 

Ffeithiau allweddol

Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2020
Hyd1 blwyddyn
CymhwysterMSc
FfurfAmser llawn
AchrediadauInstitution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
CysylltuGofyn cwestiwn

Meini prawf derbyn

A 2:2 honours degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar field from a UK university, or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have relevant industrial experience we will give your application individual consideration.

Entry to courses in Engineering will be subject to the University requirements for English language.

 

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

This is a one year full time MSc course beginning with a taught section worth 120 credits. The Autumn and Spring semesters utilise taught and research project based material to enable you to progress from a typical bachelor graduate standard at entry to the master’s level. The eight taught optional modules are split between these semesters to provide eighty credits of masters level study. Two twenty credit Case Study modules form both group (semester 1) and individual (semester 2) activities. This prepares you for the third section of the course where you will use your advanced skills to complete an in-depth project and prepare a dissertation in the field of Advanced Mechanical Engineering. The project and dissertation stage of your course are worth a further 60 credits.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020.

A 10-credit module typically represents 100 hours of study in total. This may involve 24–36 hours of contact time with teaching staff. The remaining hours are intended to be for private study, coursework, revision and assessment: all students are expected to spend a significant amount of time (typically 20 hours each week) studying independently. You must keep your personal tutor, project supervisor and the Teaching Office informed of any circumstances or illnesses that might affect your capacity to attend teaching or undertake assessment.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

A wide range of teaching styles and mechanisms will be used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme. You will be expected to attend lectures and participate in tutorial classes. All students must complete 120 credits in Stage 1 in order to progress to the dissertation, for which they are allocated a supervisor from among the teaching staff.  Dissertation topics are normally chosen from a range of project titles proposed by academic staff, usually in areas of current research interest, although you are encouraged to put forward your own project ideas.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

Learning Central, the Cardiff University virtual learning environment (VLE), will be used extensively to communicate with students, support lectures and provide general programme materials such as reading lists and module descriptions. It may also be used to provide feedback.

You will be allocated a personal tutor to assist you with both academic progress and pastoral support when required. The personal tutor will meet with you early on in the programme, and as required thereafter. For the dissertation stage, you will be allocated a supervisor in the relevant research field, whom you should expect to meet with regularly. In addition to the broad range of support services provided centrally by Cardiff University, students with specific needs will be supported as required. 

Feedback

You will receive written feedback for written coursework assignments, and oral feedback for assessed presentations.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

Achievement of learning outcomes in the classroom based modules is assessed by University examinations set in January and May/June. Predominantly examination-based assessment will be deployed in eight modules (80 credits) taken in Stage 1 of the programme. The balance between examination and coursework depends upon the modules selected, with the equivalent of up to six credits being available in coursework elements in individual modules, in addition to two double module (40-credit) case studies.

Award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the Dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher. Candidates achieving a 70% average may be awarded a Distinction. Candidates achieving a 60% average may be awarded a Merit. Candidates failing to qualify for an MSc may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma of Higher Education for 120 credits in Stage 1. Candidates failing to complete the 120 credits required for Stage 1 may still be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education for the achievement of at least 60 credits.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

A.     Knowledge and Understanding

Upon completion of the Programme you will be expected to be able to:

  • Understand theories, scientific principles and concepts in the context of advanced mechanical engineering, thus supporting the effective application of engineering science, mathematics and other disciplines needed for advanced engineering problem-solving.
  • Understand the limitations of current knowledge and technologies and the need to gain new knowledge through further study in response to new and emerging technologies and needs of society.
  • Understand the role of individual and team-based project work in the context of professional mechanical engineering.
  • Develop project management skills appropriate for a career in engineering and an understanding of the application of these skills in a commercial and/or research environment.
  • Enable the critical analysis of information including current literature in support of the identification of gaps in information that may lead to innovations and developments in advanced mechanical engineering.
  • Be aware of and be able to respond to the responsibilities that professional engineers have to society.

B.     Intellectual Skills

Upon completion of the Programme you will be expected to be able to:

  • Use knowledge and scientific, evidence-based methods in the assessment and solution of mechanical engineering challenges, often on the basis of limited and possibly contradictory information.
  • Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively.
  • Show originality in tackling both familiar and unfamiliar problems using appropriate innovation and adaptation of methods.
  • Systematically undertake a significant research project in an area of advanced mechanical engineering which includes originality in the application of knowledge.
  • Collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret qualitative and quantitative data in a variety of ways, and identify means to gain new data where needed.
  • Conceive, plan, execute and communicate the results of an extended in-depth piece of group project work.
  • Sustain a critical argument, both in writing and through presentations.

C.     Practical Skills

Upon completion of the Programme you will be expected to be able to:

  • Use appropriate mathematical and experimental methods for the modelling and analysis of mechanical engineering problems.
  • Exercise initiative and personal responsibility within the completion of a group project, taking account of constraints such as time, cost, health and safety as well as specific mechanical engineering issues.
  • Successfully undertake a major project, taking account of constraints such as time, cost, health and safety as well as specific mechanical engineering issues.

D.     Transferable Skills

Upon completion of the Programme you will be expected to be able to:

  • Manipulate, present and report data in a variety of ways.
  • Manage resources and time.
  • Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written, and physical or practical means.
  • Generate a concise literature review.
  • Make effective use of information technology and communications (ITC) tools.
  • Work effectively in a group context towards achieving specific goals and targets.

The course provides master’s level training to the standard necessary to practice as a chartered professional mechanical engineer. When you graduate you will be equipped to apply for management level roles across a broad spectrum of mechanical and related engineering fields. The material presented during the course will provide an excellent foundation for any career in mechanical engineering or related discipline.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Nid yw ffioedd ar gyfer mynediad 2020/21 ar gael eto.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Nid yw ffioedd ar gyfer mynediad 2020/21 ar gael eto.

A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?

No specific equipment is required.