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MSc Advanced Engineering Design

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Engineering design is the creative activity that forms technical solutions to everyday problems. This MSc is for graduate engineers who are motivated to advance their knowledge, skills and understanding of modern engineering design practice. You'll explore the methods, tools and technologies used by engineering designers, while advancing your professional competency and readiness to tackle complex engineering challenges.

Careers with this subject

This programme will enable you to develop your career to an advanced level of design management in most industrial sectors. It will also support your progression to registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Key features

  • Designed so that graduate engineers can fulfil the educational requirements of the CEng Standard.
  • Develop a rigorous understanding of engineering design methodology; modern design tactics and practice, and the theory of technical systems.
  • Acquire deeper understanding of computer-aided engineering techniques; the modelling and analysis of engineering systems, and verification, validation and optimisation techniques.
  • A Deepen your knowledge and understanding of a technological subject or aspect of professional practice that is pertinent to your own professional development needs.
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity involving a complex engineering problem in your dissertation project.
  • Exploit the broad range of engineering research and technical facilities of the University.
  • Advance your professional competency and work place readiness.

The programme involves 180 credits of study at Level 7 with flexibility to meet your individual development needs. The core modules are complemented by negotiated study and a 60-credit design dissertation project.

You explore systems design, product modelling, design management, and the strategies and tactics of modern design practice. You develop competency in computer-aided engineering and design practice through a project-based learning approach. You learn about design research and the methods used to create new insights and understanding of design science. The 60-credit dissertation project allows you to carry out a substantial research investigation on a topic of your choice and demonstrate innovation and creativity in the development of novel solutions to challenging problems.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

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    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

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