University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Mechanical Engineering

This programme has been developed to meet the increasing demand for advanced engineering skills within manufacturing and engineering sectors as well as the demand for professional development for practising and graduate engineers. The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study advanced topics in engineering, developing their knowledge at an advanced level while gaining a understanding of issues affecting mechanical engineering considerations.

Entry requirements

An honours degree of at 2:2 or above classification in an appropriate engineering based discipline. The nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.

Equivalent qualifications

These will be considered for entry onto the programme. For example, an applicant with a good HND, together with at least five years relevant experience would be considered. The candidate would be expected to provide evidence to support his/her application.

Our offers are not solely based on academic results. We will take into account your skills, achievements and work experience. Evidence of personal professional and educational experience will be sought to provide indicators of the ability of an individual to satisfy the requirements of the programme.

Course modules

Part I (120 Credits) comprises the following taught modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design and Manufacture
  • Engineering Design and Analysis
  • Structural Integrity and Material Evaluation
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Mechanisms of Material Failure
  • Leadership, Product Development and Innovation
  • Design for Manufacture

Part II (60 credits)

  • Major Project

Assessment methods

Assessment used within this programme is mostly coursework based with examinations utilised in two modules. Assessments are designed to develop the students ability to analyse complex problems in advanced engineering environments while at the same time understanding what the problem is and developing relevant solutions through practical work, research, case studies and critical evaluation. In some modules students are required to present their research/findings to their lecturers and peers followed by a question and answer session. Such assessment strategies are utilised by the programme team to generate student lead work.

Fees for 2017

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc - 1 years
MSc - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mount Pleasant Campus Swansea SA1 6ED Wales

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Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, Swansea Campus