University of the West of Scotland

Postgraduate Programme Specification

Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 01/07/2022 16:26:37

Named Award Title:MSc Mechanical Engineering

Award Title for Each Award: MSc  Mechanical Engineering
PG Dip  Mechanical Engineering
PG Cert  Mechanical Engineering

Awarding Institution/Body: University of the West of Scotland
Language of Instruction & Examination: English
Award Accredited By:Seeking accreditation from Institute of Mechanical Engineers
Maximum Period of Registration:Full time: 3 years. Part time: 4 years.
Mode of Study:Full Time
Part Time
Campus:Paisley

School:School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Programme Leader:Esther Smith

Admission Criteria

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Chapter 2 of the University Regulatory Framework together with the following programme requirements:

Appropriate Undergraduate Qualification
2nd Class Bachelor's Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Other Required Qualifications/Experience

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. We welcome applications from international students with equivalency of qualifications. Scholarships may be available on application.


Further desirable skills pre-application

Where English is not the first language, applicants must be able to satisfy the University of their competence in English. Either by having a TOEFL score of 550 or above or an IELTS score of 6 or above (5.5 in each component) or equivalent.


General Overview

General Overview

The MSc in Mechanical Engineering is a unique UK postgraduate taught programme that draws upon the research and industrial experience strengths of the University of The West of Scotland in Mechanical Engineering and other engineering disciplines. It offers an advanced qualification to engineering graduates wishing to progress their career and develop an in-depth and practical understanding of Mechanical Engineering in the Design, Analysis , Manufacture, Testing for the Aerospace, Automotive, Off Shore, Chemical/Petrolium, Energy and Renewables Industry sectors. The content of the programme is both timely and is desired by industry both locally and globally.

Graduates from the MSc Mechanical Engineering programme will have an ability to develope solutions for complex engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. The programme provides a foundation for leadership and innovative engineering practice roles.

Graduates will possess the following defining charateristics. A broad and coherent body of knowledge including mathematics, natural science and engineering principles, and a proven ability to apply that knowledge to analyse and solve complex engineering problems. Much of the knowledge will be at the forefront of the particular subject of study. Graduates will be able to select and apply quantitative and computational analysis techniques in the absence of complete data, discussing the limitations of the methods employed. With an appreciation of professional engineering practice and ethics, graduates will be commercially aware and able to apply their knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate innovative new products or services to meet defined needs using new or existing technologies.


The aims and objectives of the Mechanical Engineering programme are aligned with the Institutional context of the Engineering AHEP4 defining characteristics and learning outcomes listed below:


M1. Apply a comprehensive knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principlesto the solution of complex problems. Much of the knowledge will beat the forefront of the particular subject ofstudy and informed by a critical awareness of new developments and the wider context of engineering.
M2. Formulate and analyse complex problems to reach substantiated conclusions. This will involve evaluatingavailable data using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles, andusing engineering judgment to work with information that may be uncertain or incomplete, discussing thelimitations of the techniques employed.
M3. Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex problems,discussing the limitations of the techniques employed.

M4. Select and critically evaluate technical literatureand other sources of information to solve complex problems.
M5. Design solutions for complex problems that evidence some originality and meet a combination ofsocietal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicablehealth and safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes ofpractice and industry standards.
M7. Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems (to include the entirelife cycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts.
M16. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team. Evaluate effectiveness ofown and team performance.
M17. Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences,evaluating the effectiveness of the methods used.

Applicants accepted on the programme are degree qualified engineers thus have partially already fulfilled the Learning Outcomes required from AHEP4. 

The MSc is intended to be completed in a 12 month period synchronised with the main undergraduate intake in September, but running through to the end of the summer break period. There is the opportunity for a February intake, however this will extend the length of the programme to 15 months.

Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma awards provide an exit award points from the Masters programme at the end of Terms 1 and 2 respectively. However, the main focus is on completion of the MSc.

Term one comprises of three compulsory taught units. These include Managing Quality (20 credits), Advanced Fluid Mechanics & CFD (20 Credits), Advanced Heat Transfer (20 Credits).

Term two consists of four compulsory taught modules, Applied Finite Element Analysis (20 Credits), Structural Integrity (20 Credits), Research Design and Methods (10 Credits) and Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems (10 credits)

The modules will be taught with an integrative flavour, that the modules are not taught in isolation, but whether its the CFD or FEA, modules will build on the many of the other taught modules.  It is a feature of this programme that the modules are taught around real problems from industry. Guest lectures from industrial experts will complement the delivery of the modules. The student will be able to study a particular topic in greater detail via the MSc Dissertation.

Student learning is through an arrangement of lectures, tutorials, case studies, laboratory work, research and independent learning. The units are continuously assessed (reports, projects, oral presentations, seminars), examined by a written exam, or a combination of these assessment methods.

The remaining balance of the overall calendar year is devoted to completion of each student’s individual MSc Dissertation, scheduled and started in early Term 3. A written Thesis on this work is submitted and an oral presentation of the work delivered, towards the end of the academic year. The MSc Dissertation is worth 60 credits and will support existing research programmes, industrially relevent projects wherever possible or a company-based research project (particularly beneficial to part-time students). Students will be educated using a range of practical tools within each module; in particular they will leave with knowledge of rigorous decision analysis to support the use of innovative Mechanical Engineering techniques. Most modules will contain a range of contributions from external guest lecturer (industrial experts). Industrial visits will also be incorporated into the programme wherever possible. The programme’s academic content reflects the desire to provide grounding in the core areas of Structural Design and Integrity, Fluid Mechancs and Heat Transfer, Composites and CFD and FEA.

Modules within the programme, with exception of the dissertation modules, typically share a standard delivery model based around five hours of contact time per module per week (20 Credits), three hours of which are face to face delivery in lectures and one hours' tutorial/lab time. Each module is supported by further online content hosted via the University's virtual learning environment. This will include access to directed readings, online discussion forums, wiki sites and embedded content from a variety of other settings. Exercises will be available online to complement the formal lecture/laboratory programme. Whilst directed readings and tasks will generally be provided via the VLE platform, students will be encouraged and expected to take responsibility for their own learning by contributing to the activities provided, making decisions about which additional content to access and uploading their own additional materials for distribution and discussion among the student body.

The programme and programme specification has been reviewed and updated taking cognisance of the University’s Curriculum Framework principles as discussed below.
Student Centred
Reflection on learning is inherent and credit bearing in all years of the programme. Advanced entry to theprogramme is available where RPL/CPD/informal learning is evidenced.
Access to student support (programme team, peers and wider University student services) is promoted atinduction, through personal tutoring/year/programme leader, group activity in all levels of the programme,SCQF Level appropriate employability and careers sessions and within modules evident in entry level of theprogramme.
Engagement and progress is monitored by module coordinators, this takes the form of VLE analytics,assessment engagement, on-campus activity engagement and formative and summative assessmentengagement. Monthly meetings with year leads and programme leads allows the programme teams torespond appropriately and quickly both from a student and programme learning, teaching and assessment perspective.
Co-creation of curriculum is challenging due to the need to demonstrate that Engineering Council learning outcomes are met by all students. However, within a number of modules students can determine the directionof their learning with boundaries set to ensure the assessment is fit for purpose[1].
Flexible and Hybrid
Hybrid delivery of the programme is demonstrated through the recording of accessible lecture content and on-campus tutorial, laboratory or group work activity. The timetables are produced to ensure on-campus learningtime is efficiently maximised.
Simple and Coherent
The programme has multiple exit award points as demonstrated in the programme specification and students are supported/counselled appropriately by the programme leader after examiners’ panels.

Programme teams are aware of the programme learning outcomes through ongoing programme development meetings. The importance of the modular outcomes and assessment approaches on the overall programmeoutcomes and Engineering Council’s learning outcomes, student feedback and sustainability are core to the discussions at these meetings. Students are made aware of the programme learning outcomes at induction,module introductions and programme development workshops. A capstone module is present as the dissertation
Assessment, wherever possible, follows real-world activities examination is required as part of the accreditation requirements however this follows an open-book approach providing time-bound, individuallyassessed, unfamiliar problems- assessing content and developing a number of important meta-skills. All modules have inherent tutorial activity with formative assessment providing concurrent feedback allowing implementable feed-forward.
Academic accreditation is the mark of assurance that individual engineering programmes within higher education meet the required overall standards set by the engineering profession and defined by theEngineering Council (EngC). The programme prepares students for a career in engineering and the content isguided and evaluated by the Engineering Councils Standard for Professional Engineering Competence and Commitment.
Meta-skills are embedded in the programme as is required by the Engineering Council and these include digital skills, creativity, critical thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship and social enterprise.
Students are assessed in a variety of ways and settings including, practical, written, oral, time-bound, group,real-world environment, creative, critical thinking and this broad approach to assessment provides a numberof transferrable skills to be developed whilst assessing.
Inclusivity
The programme team have reviewed the content of the AdvanceHE Anti-Racist Curriculum Project[2]and are aware that in this regard ‘curricular reform is a continual process rather than a final destination’. With this inmind further institutional guidance is welcomed to ensure that every effort has been made to ensure thecurriculum is and continues to be anti-racist and inclusive for all.
Sustainability
Wherever possible modules are shared with other engineering programmes to maximise efficiency with specific programme contextualised components of learning, teaching and assessment. All modules have been reviewed to ensure they meet the norms around contact hours.
[1]https://www.uws.ac.uk/media/8142/assessment-handbook-2021-22.pdf
[2]https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/anti-racist-curriculum-project


Graduate Attributes, Employability & Personal Development Planning

Upon completion of the course, students will have attained SCQF level 11 skills in relation to employment and PDP in the following areas: Knowledge and Understanding; Generic Cognative Skills; Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills; Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others.

UWS Graduate Attributes focus on academic, personal and professional skills and throughout the programmes that these skills develop students who are universally prepared, work-ready and successful. The MSc Mechanical Engineering programme provides opportunities with L11 modules to enable these skills to be developed and focussed appropriately.

Mechanical Engineering knowledge is given in depth and breadth throughout the programme and wherever possible digital literacy skills and ability to provide effective solutions is further enhanced utilising industry standard appropriate technologies such as MATLAB, CAD, FEA and CFD software.

Particularly in the Research Design and Methods and the MSc Dissertation modules of the programme, research, critical analytical and inquiry skills are developed and used to solve industry or research related problems.

Advanced structural and fluids design and analysis exercises are utilised where incisive and innovative solutions are required to be effectively presented as part of collaborative groups or as individual autonomous learning activities.

The programme promotes cultural awareness and emotional intelligence with group exercises developing resilient, ambitious and enterprising leadership qualities whilst ensuring that group members are emotionally and culturally aware and respectful communication and behaviours are the norm.

Commercial awareness is linked with activities during the programme ensuring that costs associated with staff, materials, manufacture, in-service and decommissioning are considered when developing transformational/innovative solutions with commercial potential.

Ethical awareness and social responsibility is developed throughout and is formalised especially as part of the MSc Dissertation activities where School/University ethical approval is sought if required.

Links to current University, School and programme research and knowledge exchange are promoted through the programme with opportunities for students to become involved in aspects of the research or knowledge exchange from the earliest opportunity either discretely or as part of an assessment.

Work Based Learning/Placement Details

Work Based Learning is not applicable to the MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

Engagement

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time.

Where a programme has Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body requirements these will be listed here:

Students are expected to attend all timetabled sessions and to engage with all formative and summative assessment elements of all the modules that are included in the programme specification as core modules as well as any optional module when applicable.

Equality and Diversity


The University's Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Procedure can be accessed at the following link: UWS Equality and Diversity Policy


Programme structures and requirements, SCQF level, term, module name and code, credits and awards ( Chapter 1, Regulatory Framework )

A. PG Cert
Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key areas of mechanical engineering its underpinning natural science, mathematics, statistics and engineering principles with a critical awareness of new developments and the wider context of engineering.
A2A critical understanding and embedment of the main theories, concepts and principles within Mechanical Engineering towards the practice of the profession.
A3Comprehension, appreciation and critical understanding of a range of specialised theories applied to the dynamic nature of Mechanical Engineering Knowledge towards understanding each individual project.
A4Extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding in Mechanical Engineering, much of which are informed by developments within each specialism of Mechanical Engineering.
A5Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of mechanical design and analysis.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Demonstrate the formulation and analysis of complex problems with substantiated conclusions related to mechanical engineering problems. This will include dealing with uncertain and incomplete data and being able to discuss the limitations of techniques employed.
B2Design solutions for complex problems that evidence some originality and meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health & safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards.
B3Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems.
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems (to include the entire life-cycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts.
B4In planning and executing a significant project of Mechanical Engineering investigation or development.
B5Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems.
Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity.
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists.
C2Communicate, using appropriate Mechanical Engineering methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise
C3Use a wide range of ICT applications to support and enhance work at this level and adjust features to suit the purpose of the associated task.
C4Undertake critical evaluations of a wide range of numerical and graphical data.
C5Select and critically evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve complex problems

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Identify, conceptualise and define specific problems and issues in Mechanical Engineering Design and Development.
D2Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues within a Mechanical Engineering context.
D3The Application of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to current issues, or issues that are informed by current developments in Mechanical Engineering.
D4Critically review, consolidate and broaden knowledge, skills, practices and thinking within the discipline of Mechanical Engineering
D5Deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Take responsibility for own work and also take significant responsibility for the work of others within a team environment
E2Demonstrate leadership and initiative and make an identifiable contribution to change and development and new thinking.
E3Take significant responsibility for a range of resources in order to complete specific tasks.
E4Manage complex ethical and professional issues and make informed judgements on issues not addressed by current professional and/or ethical codes or practices

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
11ENGG11032Advanced Heat Transfer and Energy Recovery20check mark  
11ENGG11033Advanced Fluid Mechanics and CFD20check mark  
11QUAL11020Managing Quality20check mark  
11COMP11017Research Design and Methods10 check mark 
11ENGG11022Applied Finite Element Analysis20 check mark 
11ENGG11038Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems10 check mark 
11ENGG11041Structural Integrity20 check mark 

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes
For the PgCert Award the modules above are offered as optional.
Core modules for the PgDip and MSc awards are specified below.

Criteria for Progression and Award

Award of PgCert Mechanical Engineering with 60 credits from the above optional modules.


B. PG Dip
Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key areas of mechanical engineering its underpinning natural science, mathematics, statistics and engineering principles with a critical awareness of new developments and the wider context of engineering.
A2A critical understanding and embedment of the main theories, concepts and principles within Mechanical Engineering towards the practice of the profession
A3Comprehension, appreciation and critical understanding of a range of specialised theories applied to the dynamic nature of Mechanical Engineering Knowledge towards understanding each individual project.
A4Extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding in Mechanical Engineering, much of which are informed by developments within each specialism of Mechanical Engineering.
A5Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of mechanical design and analysis.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Demonstrate the formulation and analysis of complex problems with substantiated conclusions related to mechanical engineering problems. This will include dealing with uncertain and incomplete data and being able to discuss the limitations of techniques employed.
B2Design solutions for complex problems that evidence some originality and meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health & safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards.
B3Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems.
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems (to include the entire life-cycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts.
B4Planning and executing a significant project of Mechanical Engineering investigation or development.
B5Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems.
Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity.
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists
C2Communicate, using appropriate Mechanical Engineering methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise
C3Use a wide range of ICT applications to support and enhance work at this level and adjust features to suit the purpose of the associated task.
C4Undertake critical evaluations of a wide range of numerical and graphical data.
C5Select and critically evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve complex problems

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Identify, conceptualise and define specific problems and issues in Mechanical Engineering Design and Development.
D2Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues within a Mechanical Engineering context.
D3The Application of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to current issues, or issues that are informed by current developments in Mechanical Engineering.
D4Critically review, consolidate and broaden knowledge, skills, practices and thinking within the discipline of Mechanical Engineering
D5Deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Take responsibility for own work and also take significant responsibility for the work of others within a team environment
E2Demonstrate leadership and initiative and make an identifiable contribution to change and development and new thinking.
E3Take significant responsibility for a range of resources in order to complete specific tasks
E4Manage complex ethical and professional issues and make informed judgements on issues not addressed by current professional and/or ethical codes or practices

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
11ENGG11032Advanced Heat Transfer and Energy Recovery20check mark  
11ENGG11033Advanced Fluid Mechanics and CFD20check mark  
11QUAL11020Managing Quality20   
11COMP11017Research Design and Methods10 check mark 
11ENGG11022Applied Finite Element Analysis20 check mark 
11ENGG11038Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems10 check mark 
11ENGG11041Structural Integrity20 check mark 

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes
No options available. All core

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Criteria for Progression and Award

All 120 credits for the award of PgDip Mechanical Engineering.


C. Masters
Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key areas of mechanical engineering its underpinning natural science, mathematics, statistics and engineering principles with a critical awareness of new developments and the wider context of engineering.
A2A critical understanding and embedment of the main theories, concepts and principles within Mechanical Engineering towards the practice of the profession.
A3Comprehension, appreciation and critical understanding of a range of specialised theories applied to the dynamic nature of Mechanical Engineering Knowledge towards understanding each individual project.
A4Extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding in Mechanical Engineering, much of which are informed by developments within each specialism of Mechanical Engineering
A5Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of mechanical design and analysis.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Demonstrate the formulation and analysis of complex problems with substantiated conclusions related to mechanical engineering problems. This will include dealing with uncertain and incomplete data and being able to discuss the limitations of techniques employed.
B2Design solutions for complex problems that evidence some originality and meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health & safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards.
B3Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems.
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems (to include the entire life-cycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts.
B4Planning and executing a significant project of Mechanical Engineering investigation or development.
B5Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems.
Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity.
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists.
C2Communicate, using appropriate Mechanical Engineering methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise
C3Use a wide range of ICT applications to support and enhance work at this level and adjust features to suit the purpose of the associated task.
C4Undertake critical evaluations of a wide range of numerical and graphical data.
C5Select and critically evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve complex problems

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Identify, conceptualise and define specific problems and issues in Mechanical Engineering Design and Development.
D2Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues within a Mechanical Engineering context.
D3The Application of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to current issues, or issues that are informed by current developments in Mechanical Engineering.
D4Critically review, consolidate and broaden knowledge, skills, practices and thinking within the discipline of Mechanical Engineering
D5Deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Take responsibility for own work and also take significant responsibility for the work of others within a team environment
E2Demonstrate leadership and initiative and make an identifiable contribution to change and development and new thinking.
E3Take significant responsibility for a range of resources in order to complete specific tasks.
E4Manage complex ethical and professional issues and make informed judgements on issues not addressed by current professional and/or ethical codes or practices

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
11ENGG11032Advanced Heat Transfer and Energy Recovery20check mark  
11ENGG11033Advanced Fluid Mechanics and CFD20check mark  
11QUAL11020Managing Quality20check mark  
11COMP11017Research Design and Methods10 check mark 
11ENGG11022Applied Finite Element Analysis20 check mark 
11ENGG11038Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems10 check mark 
11ENGG11041Structural Integrity20 check mark 
11ENGG11023MSc Dissertation (Mech Eng)60check markcheck markcheck mark

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes
All 180 credit are core modules. No options

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Criteria for Award

All 180 credit core modules including the MSc Dissertation (Mech Eng) module, are required for the award of MSc Mechanical Engineering.


Regulations of Assessment

Candidates will be bound by the general assessment regulations of the University as specified in the University Regulatory Framework.

An overview of the assessment details is provided in the Student Handbook and the assessment criteria for each module is provided in the module descriptor which forms part of the module pack issued to students. For further details on assessment please refer to Chapter 3 of the Regulatory Framework.

To qualify for an award of the University, students must complete all the programme requirements and must meet the credit minima detailed in Chapter 1 of the Regulatory Framework.

Combined Studies

There may be instances where a student has been unsuccessful in meeting the award criteria for the named award and for other more generic named awards existing within the School. Provided that they have met the credit requirements in line with the SCQF credit minima (please see Regulation 1.21), they will be eligible for an exit award of PgCert/ PgDip in Combined Studies.



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