MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering
This Program is accredited by the MFHEA
Degree Overview for MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering
The MSc program in Advanced Mechanical Engineering builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired at the BSc level, and aims to expand the horizons of the students and enable them to become leading engineers capable of meeting the demands of modern day industry or potential researchers.
The programme also includes a directed research and/or design component in the form of two connected modules (MSc Thesis I and MSc Thesis II) that expose students to the modern trends and developments in the field and are intended to conslidate and strengthen their research and innovation capacities and other related skills. Although those two modules are concerned with a single project problem, they are structured to extend over two semesters to ease their management and oversight.
Additionally, it must be also highlighteded that the programme is designed to impart students with many communication and judgement skills. This will be evident in the modules that involve project or research components. Many modules require students to communicate through different modalities such as writing reports and papers, giving presentations, working in a team, answering questions and take part in debates. Through components that involve teamwork, students will develop leadership skills and will have to exercise crtical thinking and judgement.
General Pedagogical Methods
The proposed MSc programme in Advanced Mechanical Engineering will use a balanced mix of teaching and learning modalities to ensure that its learning outcomes are optimally realised. These include:
- Formal lectures
- Invited lectures by industrial personalities
- Supervised lab experiments
- Computer simulation applications
- Supervised hands-on workshop exercises
- Practical projects and independent research
- Industrial site visits
- Video demonstrations within formal face-to-face lectures, etc.
Appropriate delivery tools will be employed to suit each modality.
URL for online mode of delivery:
In the online programme, teaching will occur via online meeting/lecture software to deliver real time lectures.
A VLE will be used to deliver asynchronous learning which enables students to reach learning content (e.g. PDFs, eBooks, videos etc..) when it is the most convenient time for them.
Faculty will deliver online video lectures that are identical in content as face-to-face classes. Educational videos will be liked from academic resources licensed through the AUM Library (e.g. Business Source Complete, and other databases). If appropriate, faculty can also utilize selected VOD such as Netflix, or Apple TV to incorporate in lectures.
For the academic support, the VLE and SIS system will be the main channels of the communication for student-tutor engagement. Technical support -ticketing system- will be available 24/7 in both platforms.
Our pedagogical approach aims to provide with a holistic understanding of management, engineering operations and technology that will help graduates to become a technology leader, either in management or in engineering position. While the program offers a variety of courses, all courses follow a similar teaching and learning philosophy. It is based on the latest online, face-to-face and blended learning technologies, combining digital techniques and tools for self-paced learning with live virtual sessions to provide the best learning experience.
Teaching methods include:
- Individualized teaching: Due to high degree of flexibility and digital orientation, the program can be adapted to individual talents, academic and professional background of learners, which can also give them an opportunity to ideally combine work and studies.
- Hands-On Experience teaching: In most courses you will have the opportunity to work on real managerial or technological challenges, allowing you to apply the knowledge gained in the courses and gain hands-on experience.
- Learner-centred teaching: All courses are based on a learner-centred approach with an emphasis on motivating learning. This is guaranteed by lively interaction between lecturers and participants using professional lecture videos, regular online sessions and discussion forums. Case discussions, group presentations, debates or virtual laboratory sessions take place.
- Interdisciplinary Teaching: Most courses focus on the intersections between management, technology, operations helping to approach real-world challenges from different perspectives and developing a truly interdisciplinary mindset.
- Intercultural Teams Work: Most courses offer team work in group projects in which learners can solve managerial and technological challenges in culturally diverse teams.
GENERAL ASSESSMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Students will demonstrate their mastery of subject matter and attainment of program objectives through a combination of assessment schemes which include:
- a) tests, quizzes, and final exams
- b) laboratory and training reports
- c) term papers
- d) academic projects
- e) practical projects
- f) case studies and directed research
- g) Presentations
Assessments are specified based on constraints with wide flexibility given to faculty to use appropriate modes, types and methods of assessments. The constraints on assessments are as follows:
– No single assessment may contribute more than 40% of the total score. This means there must be at least 3 assessments.
– Every question or part of every assessment must be related to one or more Module Learning Outcome. If a question or part of an assessment must be related to more than one Module Learning Outcome then the relative contribution to each contributing Module Learning Outcome, expressed as percentage or as relative weights, must be identified.
– Attendance may not contribute more than 10% of the total score. The contribution of attendance to each Module Learning Outcome must be identified as a percentage or relative weight.
– Every Module Learning Outcome must contribute to at least 10% of the total score. This means that a module may not have more than 10 Module Learning Outcomes.
– The difficulty and length of assessments is identified by the instructor based on her or his experience. However, all solutions with grade distributions or expectations of performance on assessments will be provided by instructors and will be subject to internal review. The internal review is done every time a module has been offered and completed.
For the face to face, blended and online program, assessment pertaining presentations and assignments will be real time in live classes via online meeting/lecture software. Results will be uploaded on VLE and communicated during the class time (via video conference).
VLE and SIS system will be the main channels of the communication for student-tutor engagement. Technical support -ticketing system- will be available 24/7 in both platforms.
Pass mark 2.0/73%
In order to graduate with an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering a student must have completed all modules listed below, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4. Students who complete the programme with a cumulative GPA of 3.5/4 or above, will graduate “with distinction”.
|GRADE||GPA POINT||GRADUATE PERCENTAGE SCORES|
COURSE STRUCTURE SAMPLE
Compulsory (C) or Elective (E)
ECTS (Figures must be whole integers and with a value of at least 1 ECTS)
|MQF Level |
of each module
Mode of Teaching (Lectures, workshop, placement, asynchronous, forums, VLE, etc.)
Mode of Assessment
(Examination, assignment, project, blog, etc
|ENR511: Research Methodology||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials||Projects|
|ENR511: Research Methodology||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials||Examination, Assessment|
|MEE512: Advanced Mechanics of Materials||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials||Examination, Assessment|
|MEE513: Contemporary Topics in Thermo-Fluids||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials||Examination, Assessment|
|MEE514: Rotating Machinery||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials||Examination, Assessment|
|ENR521: MSc Thesis I||C||6||7||Lectures, Independent Research||Presentation Report|
|ENR522: Engineering Seminars||C||3||7||Lectures, Independent Research||Report|
|MEE521: Computational Fluid Dynamics||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials, Computer Simulations||Simulation Reports|
|MEE522: Finite Element Analysis||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials, Computer Simulations||Simulation Reports|
|MEE523: Modern Engine Technologies||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials||Exam|
|MEE524: Experimental Techniques in Mechanical Engineering||C||3||7||Lectures, Lab Experiments||Exam, Lab Reports|
|ENR531: MSc Thesis II||C||6||7||Lectures, Independent Research||Presentation Thesis|
|ENR532: Operational Safety in Engineering||C||6||7||Lectures, Site Visits||Exam Assignment|
|ENR533: Sustainability & Engineering||C||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Research||Exam Assignment|
|MEE531: HVAC||C||6||7||Lectures, Projects||Exam, Project|
|MEE532: Robotics & Automation||E||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials||Exam|
|MEE533: Mechanics of Composite Materials||E||6||7||Lectures, Tutorials||Exam|
FULL TIME MODE OF ATTENDANCE
The post-graduate diploma is granted upon the completion of the first two semesters (60 ECTS). The components of the award are illustrated hereunder:
Post-Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 60 ECTS
Level: MQF 7
ENR511: Research Methodology 6
MEE511: Advanced Fluid Mechanics 6
MEE512: Advanced Mechanics of Materials 6
MEE513: Contemporary Topics in Thermo-Fluids 6
MEE514: Rotating Machinery 6
ENR521: MSc Thesis I 6
ENR522: Engineering Seminars 3
MEE521: Computational Fluid Dynamics 6
MEE522: Finite Element Analysis 6
MEE523: Modern Engine Technologies 6
MEE524: Experimental Techniques in Mechanical Engineering 3