M.Sc. Engineering Design

Loughborough University

Application deadline: Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee:
  • £ 6,250 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 6,250 / Year (National)
  • £ 17,300 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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This programme enables students to work effectively in an engineering design role, whether that role concerns the design of products, processes or systems, at an overall or detail level.

A balance of theory and practice is applied to the solving of real engineering design problems. All projects meet the product design requirements of one of our many co-operating companies.

Contents

Compulsory Modules
Semester 1

* The Innovation Process and Project Management
* Engineering Design Methods
* Computer Aided Engineering
* Structural Analysis
* Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context

Semester 2

* Engineering Management and Business Studies
* Industrial Design and Human Factors
* Sustainable Product Design

Semester 2 & Summer/Semester 3

* Project

Assessment
Modules: 50% of the credit total. Project work: 50% by a written report, presentation, and exhibition.

Requirements

Upper second class honours degree in any engineering discipline, or HND with appropriate industrial experience. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree will be considered on a case by case basis.

All applicants must have an acceptable qualification in English language before they can be admitted to any postgraduate programme. Below are the main English language qualifications acceptable for entry to the University (these are the minimum and some departments may require higher levels):

* GCSE English Language Grade C or above
* IELTS band 6.5 or above with not less than 6.0 in each sub test
* TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

Funding

We offer more than 100 studentships for taught and research programmes and many departments award their own scholarships and bursaries. Ask for details of these and possible sponsorship opportunities from the department concerned when you apply.

Funding available for all students
Departmental Bursaries and Scholarships

Many departments offer bursaries to eligible categories of students, and scholarships on a competitive basis, some of which cover all tuition fees. Up-to-date information is available from our website at or speak to the department concerned.

Loughborough Sports Scholarships

We aim to provide our sports scholars with first class coaching, sports science and sports medicine support, access to extensive indoor and outdoor training and competition facilities, a life skills programme, a high level of support and an annual cash award.

Our elite sports scholarships offer exceptional students targeting the 2012 Olympics or the 2014 Commonwealth Games all of the above along with a contribution of up to £3,000 towards tuition fees, facility membership (where applicable) and free parking on campus.

To be eligible to apply for either sports scholarship you need to have gained a place on a postgraduate course and be competing in your chosen sport at least at junior international level.

For more information email sports-scholars@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 226108

Prizes

University and departmental prizes and bursaries are awarded in many departments to postgraduate students who perform exceptionally well in their work or who contribute to the development of cooperation between the University and the local community.

Prizes awarded to postgraduate students currently include the prestigious Loughborough University Graduate School Prizes each worth £400, and two John Guest Memorial Travelling Scholarships, each valued at £500, awarded to research students to give them the opportunity to extend their knowledge of their subject, either within this country or overseas.

Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

The ALF is available to UK postgraduate (taught and research) students studying at least 50% of a full-time course who experience unanticipated and serious financial difficulties. To qualify, students must meet the same residence conditions as for student loans.

Postgraduate Taught Care Leavers Bursary

Care leavers from the UK who have recently graduated and want to progress onto full-time postgraduate study may be eligible for a bursary worth up to £2,660 which is intended for assistance with the cost of their study.

For more information contact j.sanders@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 222496.

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