The course prepares you to take up leading roles in industry and entrepreneurship nationally and internationally.
This course is jointly delivered by the Discipline of Mechanical Engineering and the University of Dundee School of Business, and brings together contents of engineering and management in an industrial engineering focused postgraduate degree course.
As a student on this programme, you enlarge your engineering competence gained in undergraduate studies by growing your knowledge in more specialised, industry-focused engineering subjects, as well as complementing this by an understanding of core management principles. You will undertake an industrial related project for at least 12 weeks to gain practical, industrial experience and develop specialised knowledge and skills. You will also have the opportunity to form a virtual spinout company combining your engineering skills with the business and management knowledge you will acquire on this programme. This will enable you to become a leader in the engineering industry, applying cutting edge industrial engineering strategies in combination with an economic vision and understanding.
Students graduating from this programme will have a strong interlinked knowledge between engineering and management with the right set of project management and problem solving skills allowing you to enter leading roles in industry. Graduates will find employment in national and international industries and will be capable of applying transferable skills manufacturing projects and industrial research and development.
Why study this course at Dundee?
- Combine leading engineering technology skills with a sound business understanding
- Learn about and apply cutting edge technologies
- Strong links with local industries and companies allow you access to industrial funded projects
- Opportunities for placements abroad (CERN, Geneva)
- Gain skills to enter leading roles in industry, develop your own business, or take up further studies and research
- Study at Scotland’s No. 1 university for student satisfaction
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
What you will study
A wide variety of assessment styles is used on the course, including written formal examination, coursework (essays, literature reviews) project work (group presentations, report writing), and practical laboratory work, all leading up to a final dissertation.
Assessment type (whole programme)
132 of 180 credits = 73%
48 of 180 credits = 27%
The MSc course uses a range of teaching and learning methods, including
- Student project workshops
- Laboratory workshops
- Student-led presentation
- Individual study and group work
- Practical research, data handling and statistical analysis
- an industrial placement (during dissertation).
As is appropriate at postgraduate level, independent study plays a major role in student engagement.
The module is designed to introduce students to the processes and skills involved in designing, scoping and managing complex projects within the constraints of time, budget, specification and customer satisfaction.
The aim of this module is to develop a critical insight into the role, responsibilities and competences of leadership within the oil and gas business contexts. The module further seeks to create a critical awareness of current theory and practice in leadership and decision making.
This module focuses on the practice and theory of marketing and its application. The learning approach includes collaborative problem solving and reflection through an off-campus development event to foster teamwork and teambuilding. The realization of marketing goals and related processes is delivered through learning within teams.
Credit rating: 20
Major trends in strategic management and management accounting since the 1950s are explained and evaluated in order to better understand and assess the management challenges of the 21st century. A recent case study in the automotive industry will be used to exemplify how one company is managing to adapt to its external environment and to integrate and balance the 'three meshed gears' of marketing, engineering and finance.
Credit rating: 20
The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the processes and skills involved in designing, scoping, and managing complex projects within the constraints of time, budget, specification, and customer satisfaction.
The module will develop a critical understanding of the role, responsibilities and competences of leadership with a critical insight into current theory and practice in leadership and decision making processes applicable in business contexts.
Credit rating: 20
This module provided additional exposure and experience within advanced robotics, as used in advanced manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, and robotics research and will investigate topics such as: practical and simulated robotic control systems, multi-modal data fusion for intelligent decision making, and incorporation of active and passive compliance to make robots safer to be around.
This module provides an introduction to the use of lasers in materials engineering and manufacturing - advanced laser technology and laser materials processing.
(January up to August)
This module will provide the opportunity to gain experience in planning, organising and carrying out a programme of practical project work in some aspect of Engineering and Business. The project will be divided into a group project setting up a small commercial business, and an individual project carried out on an industrial placement. The exact nature of each students experience will depend upon the subject matter of the particular project they undertake.
- To develop skills in research, problem solving and critical thinking by investigative methods and design in an area of mechanical engineering;
- To develop a high level of competence and individual responsibility and initiative in a particular mechanical engineering topic
- To understand the industrial requirements in commercialising a product (creating a spinout company)
- To develop and improve skills in project planning, management and implementation,
- To develop skills in team working (group project) and communication with peers and experts (industrial placement)
This course has been designed under regular discussion with our industrial board, so it is as close as possible to the employment demands of an actively developing industry. As graduate of this degree programme students will find employment in leading industrial roles.
You should have, or expect to have, a first degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics or equivalent. You are expected to have achieved a good second class honours degree, or an equivalent standard. Relevant work experience is also considered, when 1 or 2:1 degree is not achieved.
English Language Requirement
English Language Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.
The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.
|Fee status||Fees for students starting 2017/18|
|Scottish and EU students||£5,950 per year of study|
|Rest of UK students||£5,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£17,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants
You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.
You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.
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Dr Jan Vorstius
Science and Engineering
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