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Programme structure: Advanced Mechanical Engineering (MSc) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Finite Element Analysis MENG33111 10 Mandatory
Power Generation for the 22nd Century MENGM0002 10 Mandatory
Literature Review Not Available in 2017/18 MENGM6041 10 Mandatory
Research Project Proposal Not Available in 2017/18 MENGM6021 10 Mandatory
MSc Project Not Available in 2017/18 MENGM0000 60 Mandatory
Plus 8 options from the following list:
Environmental Thermalhydraulics MENGM5031 10 Optional
Non-Linear Behaviour of Materials MENGM5022 10 Optional
Systems and Control Engineering 4 MENGM5012 10 Optional
Virtual Product Development MENGM6049 10 Optional
Robotics Systems PG COMSM0012 10 Optional
Biomechanics MENGM6051 10 Optional
Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing MENGM0019 10 Optional
Generic Propulsion MENGM0014 10 Optional
Advanced Composites Analysis AENGM2200 10 Optional
Structural Integrity 1 MENGM0030 10 Optional
MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering   180  

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

For the MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering a Distinction is awarded for not less than 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and not less than 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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