MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
- Delivery type
- 1 year (full-time)
- Intake date
Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
+971 4 571 7000
This programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills of a bachelor’s-level graduate of Mechanical Engineering to master's level through advanced teaching, design work and research. It provides an opportunity for candidates from different engineering backgrounds to develop key mechanical engineering knowledge and skills required for their professional development. A key objective of the programme is to be an accredited route to becoming a chartered engineer.
This programme makes use of master's-level courses in Engineering Sciences and Manufacture and Design complemented with relevant specialist MSc courses offered by the Institute. Our industry partners have a growing need for an advanced mechanical engineering programme. This degree has been specifically developed to meet this need and to encourage students into further learning.
Read more about the UAE Federal Accreditation.
Semester One - Mandatory
- B81PI Professional and Industrial Studies: Application of a combination of theoretical and practical methods to analyse and solve a technical and/or engineering problem. This may include the identification of a potential project and, where you have conducted appropriate research, to design and develop an engineering solution.
- B51GS Specialist Engineering Technologies 1: This course on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) will develop your understanding and skills for computational simulations of fluid flow and heat transfer problems.
Optional (Choose two)
- B51DG Engineering Design
In this course, students interact with companies in a real life small R&D project supplied by industrial partners. Working in teams, students manage the design of a prototype, product or system and interact with the industrial contact, putting into practice problem-solving skills from other engineering topics studied elsewhere in the programme.
- B51EK Fluids 1
Fluid mechanics applied to aerodynamics, including ideal flows, boundary layers, and aerofoils and their use for analysis and design purposes.
- B51EM Advanced Mechanics of Materials 1
Advanced classical mechanics including 3D stress and strain with particular application to thin walled vessels. Fatigue analysis and design for fatigue limit.
- B51EO Dynamics 1
To provide students with a thorough understanding of vibration theory and an appreciation of its application in an engineering environment
- B51EQ Thermodynamics 1
Thermodynamic cycles including heat engines and reverse heat engines and means of evaluating best performance.
- B51GE Renewable Energy Technologies
An overview of renewable energy resources and to introduce current and emerging technologies to exploit renewable energy resources. Includes studying available or projected technologies for generation of electricity or to satisfy primary energy demand from renewable resources. These technologies are placed in context with environmental, political and economic constraints.
Semester Two – Mandatory
- B81EZ Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
This course provides research training and addresses literature review skills, project planning, data analysis and presentation with a focus to critically discuss literature, and use data to support an argument.
- B51HB Failure Accident Analysis
To familarise students with the potential causes of material, structure or component failure and framework under which a failure or forensic engineering investigation should be carried out. It also gives studies the opportunity to work case studies, through information-gathering to preparation of reports and an awareness of fire and explosion engineering.
Optional (Choose one)
- B51GT Specialist Engineering Technologies 2
To present advanced theory and practice in important or emerging areas of technology including non-linear final element materials, as well as contact mechanics and design of components subjected to high stress applications.
- B51EL Fluids 2
To provide a methodology for analysing one-dimensional compressible flow systems.
- B51EN Advanced Mechanics of Materials 2
To provide students with an opportunity to: carry out advanced analyses of mechanics of materials problems; analyse mechanics of materials where time is a significant additional variable; use final element analysis for cases involving viscoelasticity and complex geometry; engage with the findings of recent research in a mechanics of materials topic.
- B51EP Dynamics 2
To provide students with a thorough understanding of control theory and an appreciation of the subject of environmental acoustics and passive noise control
- B51ER Thermodynamics 2
Investigation of heat transfer mechanisms with a view to the design of effective heat exchangers for given operating conditions. The study of radiation heat transfer and combustion equilibrium.
- B51GY Specialist Engineering Technology 3
Will present advanced theory and practice in important or emerging areas of technology including non-linear Finite Element Method (FEM) FEM to include contact mechanics and design of components subjected to high stress applications.
- B50DH Engineering Manufacture
To provide the student with a detailed understanding of the importance and integration of advanced manufacturing technology and manufacturing systems within the context of product engineering. On completion, the students should have acquired a detailed understanding of the product development process from initial conception through to product support. Students will also appreciate the impact of each stage of the process on the business with respect to information dependence and manufacturing processes.
Semester 3 – Mandatory
B51MD Master's Dissertation
An individual project led by a research-active member of staff on a current research theme, with the aim of leading to the production of a journal article.
For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.
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English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.
Fees and funding
- AED 91990*
* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT
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