The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

Introduction

The Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham is known for its world-class research, inspirational teaching, and diverse academic community.

By joining us at Nottingham, you will be part of a:

  • more than 98% of research is of international quality, with 85% graded as ‘world-leading’ or 'internationally excellent’ (2014 Research Excellence Famework (REF)
  • A UK top 10 engineering faculty (QS World University Rankings 2015/16)
  • faculty with over 100 years engineering expertise
  • group of exceptional and highly cited academic staff and world-leaders in their fields of research
  • team committed to inspirational teaching

You’ll find the faculty is a friendly and supportive working environment. You’ll work alongside creative and inspirational people who are eager to share their experiences. We are committed to supporting talented people and to developing partnerships with industry, funding bodies and government agencies, in order to create an exemplary environment where discovery, scholarship, innovation, commercial exploitation and public engagement thrive.

By studying at Nottingham you will:

  • develop high-end marketable skills
  • be taught by exceptional and highly cited academic staff, often world-leaders in their field
  • be part of a global postgraduate community with a network of international campuses
  • graduate with an internationally recognised and valued qualification

We aim to develop graduates who:

  • have a thorough grounding in their subject of study
  • are aware of research priorities
  • have a critical approach to knowledge
  • can study independently
  • engage creatively with new and exciting ideas
  • have the skills and attributes to be successful in employment

The University of Nottingham

  • The University of Nottingham is ranked 3rd for research power in General Engineering (REF 2014)
  • ABE ranked 9th for Architecture and Built Environment (QS World University Rankings 2016).
  • 6th for Chemical Engineering in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2016).
  • Nottingham ranked 5th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (The Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • One of the most targeted universities in the UK by graduate employers (Number 1 most targeted university (The Graduate Market in 2014) and second most targeted university (The Graduate Market in 2015 and 2016) – High Fliers Research).

The University of Nottingham's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high quality academic English and study skills preparation and support before and during students studies.

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Master

Design March

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to... [+]

Design MArch The MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area. During this course, you will spend some time on studio-based exploration and innovation across a broad range of options, working alongside architects, urban designers and technologists in the design studios, seminars and lectures. The MArch Design does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. You may have the opportunity to attend conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad. This interdisciplinary programme shares modules with other postgraduate courses within the department. This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Course details This course centres around the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced architectural design techniques. Through a range of specialist lectures, seminars and design studio modules you will explore current and future issues facing urban designers, architects and technologists, and develop the skills, knowledge and awareness required in the fast-moving world of contemporary architectural research and practice. The MArch Design is offered on a full-time basis over one year. In the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete 120 credits worth of modules. This will include a major research-led design 'package' in one of the specialist areas offered in each semester, consisting of a studio project and seminar series, as well as an additional lecture/seminar module. Over the summer semester you will complete a 60-credit written dissertation. Modules Typical subjects include: Architectural theory and design Environmental design Urban Design and regeneration Sustainable Tall buildings design Digital Architecture and Technology Careers The Department of Architecture and Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. The MArch Design provides the foundation for advanced career opportunities in architectural practice and academia. Students are encouraged to consider continuing to study for a higher degree by research - MPhil or PhD. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Including:Architecture or equivalent.Must include modules in architectural design accounting for 25 %- 50% of credits. Other requirements:Architectural design work portfolio must be submitted IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

MArch Design

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. [+]

The 12 month MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area. During this course, you will spend some time on studio-based exploration and innovation across a broad range of options, working alongside architects, urban designers and technologists in the design studios, seminars and lectures. The MArch Design does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. This interdisciplinary programme shares modules with other postgraduate courses within the department. This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This course centres around the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced architectural design techniques. Through a range of specialist lectures, seminars and design studio modules you will explore current and future issues facing urban designers, architects and technologists, and develop the skills, knowledge and awareness required in the fast-moving world of contemporary architectural research and practice. The MArch Design is offered on a full-time basis over one year. In the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete 120 credits worth of modules. This will include a major research-led design 'package' in one of the specialist areas offered in each semester, consisting of a studio project and seminar series, as well as an additional lecture/seminar module. Over the summer semester you will complete a 60-credit written dissertation. Careers The Department of Architecture and Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. The MArch Design provides the foundation for advanced career opportunities in architectural practice and academia. Students are encouraged to consider continuing to study for a higher degree by research - MPhil or PhD. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MArch Sustainable Urban Design

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities, combining innovative design with the latest research. [+]

The 12 month MArch Sustainable Urban Design course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities and is a research and project-based programme. The course is designed to enhance the quality of our cities by bringing innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research on the special structure of urban form in order to respond to the major opportunities and challenges. The programme covers urban regeneration issues, public realm design, urban design theory and practice and sustainable urbanism theory and applications in place-making with advanced technology and design tools. You will be aquire knowledge and develop the skills necessary to face the contemporary cultural, historical, social, economic and environmental challenges in terms of achieving sustainability in those realms. You will be encouraged to develop your problem-solving skills through creative urban design proposals. You will be provided with an understanding of the complex relationship between spatial and design issues and social and economic urban processes. It addresses urban design as a mode of research and practice that shapes urban environments, physical or not and responds to urban issues. You will develop the mechanicsms and design tools which when effectively implemented can secure and deliver projects for the long-term benefit of a city and its people. The courses emphasises the importance of design creativity, analytical skills, critical thinking and focuses on drawing and physical and computer modelling as tools for analysis, exploration, communication and design in order to achieve social, cultural and environmental sustainability. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. You may have the opportunity to attend conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad. The Institute of Urban Planning was one of the first institutes in the country to offer research and postgraduate qualifications in urban design. The MArch Sustainable Urban Design course is suitable for architecture graduates. This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Through its content, this course aims to: bridge the gap between architecture and planning establish a broad theoretical basis of debate encourage design experimentation and creativity apply theory and research methods to specific projects be environmentally aware and supportive to sustainable practices The course emphasises the importance of design creativity, in keeping with the spirit of intellectual freedom, wit and experimental urge, which has given the Department of Architecture and Built Environment its international reputation. Live projects and contemporary urban concerns are analysed and explored through reading, writing and design. The programme's focus on drawings and modelling as tools for analysis, exploration and communication allows a competent understanding of how to move strategically between the scale of the city and detail of urban design proposals. Urban design depends heavily upon imagination, experimentation, and taking the risk of pushing the envelope far beyond the limitations of current thinking and contemporary practice. You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised design thesis or dissertation. This will be an opportunitiy to conduct a piecce of independant research and undertake a major urban design process. The programme offers a combination of design modules, lectures and seminars which you will need to work in small groups or invidually. The lectures and seminars discuss key issues of urban design history, theory and practice, particularly in relation to sustainable context in both theoretical and practical aspects. They privide an understanding of the process of urban change and the role of urban design within it. Careers This programme is project oriented - it explicitly calls for design proposals rather than purely theoretical work. This stresses the importance of connecting urban design projects to the broader decision-making context of a complex project. This programme has been specifically designed with the urban design profession's needs in mind. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc

Advanced Materials MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This 12 month programme provides a broad and deep understanding of the processing, nature and properties of a range of engineering materials. Only by understanding these can materials be truly designed for purpose. The course integrates materials behaviour and materials processing relevant to a wide range of industrial sectors. The programme will provide students with specific skills suitable for... [+]

Advanced Materials MSc This 12 month programme provides a broad and deep understanding of the processing, nature and properties of a range of engineering materials. Only by understanding these can materials be truly designed for purpose. The course integrates materials behaviour and materials processing relevant to a wide range of industrial sectors. The programme will provide students with specific skills suitable for a wide range of careers within UK and international organisations involved in materials and product development, and provides a firm foundation for a research path in Materials Engineering. Key facts The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. Course details The MSc Advanced Materials offers a good degree of flexibility by combining core compulsory modules with a range of elective modules – this means you can create a programme of study that reflects your interests. The course consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along with a 60 credit major individual research-based project undertaken during the summer term. Please be aware modules are subject to change. Through a mixture of core and optional modules, you will develop the following: Knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of materials and the necessary background science. Knowledge and understanding of advanced manufacturing technology relevant to industry. Understanding of the relationships between the mechanical properties of materials, their microstructure and their processing history. The ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups. Ability to exercise original thought. Ability to plan and undertake an individual project. Ability to understand and apply the theory, method and practice of materials manufacture in a wide range of industries. Interpersonal, communication and professional skills. MSc Advanced Materials (part time) The MSc in Advanced Materials programme is a full time degree studied over a period of one calendar year beginning in late September. The programme may also be taken part time over two years. This can be done by either taking the modules in the autumn semester in year 1, followed by the spring semester modules and individual project in year 2, or by taking some of the modules in each semester during year 1 followed by the remainder in year 2. Each year of study is divided into two semesters of teaching, while the major individual projects is undertaken in the summer session. The basic structure of each taught semester is 11 weeks of teaching followed by a period for revision and examinations. The taught subject programme consists of modules totalling 120 credits, which comprise six compulsory modules and five option modules (each 10 credits). The individual project module has 60 credits. A 10-credit module represents approximately 100 hours of student learning, teaching and assessment. To gain an MSc the number and level of credits must abide by the University Qualifications Framework. Of the 180 credits for the MSc, at least 150 credits must be at level 4. Of the 120 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma, at least 90 credits must be at level 4. The contribution of each core module to the learning outcomes can be seen in the associated curriculum map where each module has been analysed in detail regarding its contribution to the learning outcomes. Modules The core modules offered on this course are: Research Preparation Advanced Materials Characterisation Processing of Engineering Alloys Environmental Failure of Materials Materials Design against Failure Polymer Engineering Advanced Engineering Research Preparation Advanced Engineering Research Project Organisation and Design Individual Postgraduate Project Choice of 1 of 3 modules, 100% coursework, case study based modules: Aerospace Materials Automotive Materials Advanced Materials A further 2 out of 5 optional modules are required. Possible examples are: Joining Technology Surface Engineering Technology Conservation and Recycling of Materials Lean Manufacturing Rapid Product Development Careers This course produces graduates who are able to think and function in an integrated manner across the areas of materials science and engineering. It will provide you with specific skills suitable for a wide range of careers in UK and international organisations involved in materials and product development. As well as offering you the chance to pursue a fulfilling career within industry and related areas, the MSc programmes offered by the department provide an excellent foundation for further research and a significant number of our students continue their studies to PhD level and beyond. Entry requirements:A high 2:2 or equivalent Including:Engineering and Materials, Chemistry or Physics IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering MSc

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course aims to provide you with the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve civil engineering problems, along with the transferable skills to enable a leading career in civil engineering. An innovative feature of the MSc Civil Engineering is that the degree title can be augmented to include a subject theme... [+]

Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering MSc This course aims to provide you with the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve civil engineering problems, along with the transferable skills to enable a leading career in civil engineering. An innovative feature of the MSc Civil Engineering is that the degree title can be augmented to include a subject theme (in this case, Structural Engineering) by choosing specific modules in the first two semesters and completing a project related to the theme. As such, you will concentrate on the technical knowledge and skills relevant to the field of structural engineering for the award of MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering. Key facts We have recently invested over £3m into upgrading our facilities. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. The department has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. Our research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK industrial and commercial companies, UK government departments, charities and the European Union. Course details The compulsory modules taken on this course are designed to give you a strong foundation in the skills and methodology necessary to successfully complete your research project over the summer period. By taking the MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, you will be expected to focus these core modules and your subsequent research project on an issue relating to Structural Engineering. The course is taught through lectures, tutorials, projects and student-centred learning. In addition, you will be able to choose from a number of optional modules to either further develop your studies in this area or to include other topics offered from an approved list of civil engineering modules. Over the summer period, you will undertake a research project on a subject of your choice relating to structural engineering. The research project is a chance to carry out a major piece of independent research under the supervision of a suitable member of academic staff. This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. Core modules Research Project Literature Review Research Project Organisation and Planning Optional modules Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics Wind Engineering and Energy Coastal Engineering 10 credits Advanced Concrete Structures Advanced Pavement Materials Natural Hazards and Environmental Fluid Mechanics Critical State Soil Mechanics System Reliability Engineering Construction Planning and Processes Traffic Engineering Advanced Properties of Concrete Geology for Civil Engineers Plates and Shells Geospatial Engineering 2 Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Environmental Geotechnology (limited places) Can include a maximum of two of the following modules: Steel Structures Railway Engineering Sustainable Construction Pavement Engineering Foundations and Earthworks Geospatial Engineering 1 Construction Management 3 Environmental Geotechnology Please note that all module details are subject to change. Careers The blend of academic study and development of practical and professional skills that the course provides is an ideal preparation for the future challenges of working in a multidisciplinary environment. Graduates of this course are highly sought-after and enter a range of careers related to the field of civil engineering. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Including:Civil Engineering or closely related degrees. Excluding:All Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences and most other Engineering subjects Other requirements:Applicants need to have studied multiple courses in Structures, Geotechnics and Fluids IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering MSc

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This MSc provides advanced training in electronics, communications and computer engineering. The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the skills required by an engineer working in instrumentation, electronic systems, wireless and wired telecommunications, computer hardware, and software aspects of computer engineering. The programme provides an excellent basis for engineers... [+]

Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering MSc This MSc provides advanced training in electronics, communications and computer engineering. The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the skills required by an engineer working in instrumentation, electronic systems, wireless and wired telecommunications, computer hardware, and software aspects of computer engineering. The programme provides an excellent basis for engineers wishing to update their knowledge, students who wish to go on to do research, or for first degree students wishing to enhance their training. This course is also taught at the University's Malaysia Campus. Key facts Particular features of the programme include: teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field innovative and engaging teaching methods one-to-one project tuition with expert members of staff access to many online resources and flexibility in course content the Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering This course is currently going through the process for accreditation with the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer. Course details This is a highly flexible course, which gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements. After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a major piece of advanced independent research over the summer under the supervision of a specialist in your chosen area. We will provide you with advice and guidance while you select and refine your area of study, and offer close supervision and support as you complete your research and your MSc. This course operates on a modular basis and consists of a series of taught modules (worth 120 credits) - followed by a 60-credit research project undertaken during the summer period. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition. Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electronic communications and computer engineering. In the early stages of your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research. We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, which – unlike the MSc – does not have a dissertation requirement. Modules HDL for Programmable Logic with/without project Engineering Ultrasonics with/without project Instrumentation and Measurement with/without project Optical Communications and Networks Applied Computational Engineering Mobile Communications with/without project Digital Signal Processing for Telecommunications, Multimedia and Instrumentation with/without project RF Microelectronics with/without project Optical Communications and networks Applied Computational Engineering Integrated Photonics: Design & Technology Digital Communications Electronic Design Solid State Devices Control Systems Design Microwave Communications Power Electronic Design Embedded Computing Bioelectronic and Biophotonic Interfacing Web Based Computing VLSI Design Telecommunication Electronics Photonics: Modelling, Analysis and Design Integrated Photonics: Design and Technology Biomedical Optics with/without Project Hardware Accelerated Computing Careers Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers. Entry requirements:A high 2:2 or equivalent Including:Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Communication Engineering, but subject to the prior studying of suitable modules. Excluding:All Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences & most other engineering subjects IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:55 (minimum 51) [-]

Environmental Engineering MSc

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MSc Environmental Engineering course provides highly employable graduates who will act as leaders and managers serving the environmental needs of the process industries. The programme examines environmental problems like toxic waste, air pollution, waste disposal, energy efficiency, contaminated land and water and equips graduates with a high level competency in process engineering design... [+]

Environmental Engineering MSc The MSc Environmental Engineering course provides highly employable graduates who will act as leaders and managers serving the environmental needs of the process industries. The programme examines environmental problems like toxic waste, air pollution, waste disposal, energy efficiency, contaminated land and water and equips graduates with a high level competency in process engineering design, environmental assessment, resource management and technological innovation. The course offers to students with BEng, BSc or non-accredited engineering degrees the skills required to be eligible for Chartered Engineer status. This course is also taught at the University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus. Key facts Offering a unique combination of engineering skills, the department provides a strong and dynamic learning environment with close links between research and teaching. Relevance to industry is a strong feature of the department, with a high proportion of teaching staff being chartered engineers and/or having relevant industrial experience, as well as ongoing research links to industry. Many of the projects carried out are sponsored by industry, and industrial sponsorship has been obtained over the years to help improve facilities. Course details The course follows a modular structure, with students completing 180 credits over a 12-month period. Students who take 70 credits of core modules, 20 credits of optional modules, a 30-credit development project providing skills in advanced design practice and a 60-credit summer project which develops skills in research. Students will develop: important skills in harmonising the activities of industry and business with the protection and enhancement of the environment the ability the evaluate the significance of environmental hazards, advise on treatment and containment, and develop the technologies and regulations that help prevent and contain accidents a solid understanding of existing technologies, and an appreciation of the economic, legal, social and ethical aspects of the environmental challenges skills in research, project management, problem solving and reporting, as well as exercising original thought. the ability to plan and undertake a research project The MSc Environmental Engineering is taught on a full-time basis over one year, commencing in September. Most applicants have an engineering first degree, and the most common include environmental and/or chemical engineering. Core Modules MSc Project Accelerated Design Training Research Planning Environmental Risk Assessment Air Pollution Contaminated Land Water Treatment Water Treatment Engineering Optional Modules Power Risk Benefit and Analysis Power Generation and Carbon Capture Petroleum Production Engineering Energy Storage Natural Hazards Wind Engineering Please note that all module details are subject to change. Careers The growing recognition of the need for environmental protection has generated a high demand for good quality environmental engineers. The career options for environmental engineers align closely with those of chemical engineers, with specific roles and focus on environmental issues and aspects. This course equips students with skills suitable to a wide range of careers within UK and international companies and organisations, including, petrochemicals, foods, pollution protection, nanotechnology, academic research, consultancy, management and finance. This programme will also provide a strong foundation should you decide to continue your studies to PhD level and to pursue a research career. This masters course will equip you for the following careers: Project engineers Design engineers Operations engineers Development engineers Engineering consultants Environmental consultants Research and development Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) Including:Engineering or Physical Science Excluding:Non Science / Engineering qualifications Other requirements:Applicants with a high 2.2 (lower second class honours degree or international equivalent) with substantial work experience may be considered. IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:55 (minimum 51) [-]

MSc (by Research) Biophotonics

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course can provide you with advanced training in optical science and technology, and cell biology. [+]

This course has a flexible start date, to be discussed with your potential supervisor. Many of the big scientific and technical challenges require knowledge and fluency in a range of disciplines. This is particularly true of biological sciences where the latest innovations in science and technology are intimately linked to new developments. We have recognised the close link between disciplines in our research by establishing a new Institute of Biophqysics, Imaging and Optical Science which incorporates researchers from the School of Life Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In order to prepare talented people who wish to work at this most challenging and exciting of interfaces, this MSc course has been created. The course is to prepare physical scientists, life scientists and engineers to work in the rapidly expanding disciplines of biophotonics and imaging. For those with a background in the biological sciences, emphasis will be placed on the quantitive methods that now play a crucial role in the development of biology. Students with previous experience in engineering or physics will be tutored in the challenges of working at the interface with biology. We are also aware that preparing students for these new disciplines requires an innovative approach to teaching; for this reason most of the teaching will involve project work, some of which will be common to students from all backgrounds. Once this foundation is laid the student will engage in a research project of their choice supervised by leading researchers in the field. Opportunities to collaborate with PhD students and post doctoral workers are also available. Students will gain training in optical science and technology and cell biology with different emphasis depending on their background. Students will also develop key skills enabling them to communicate with researchers in other disciplines. Particular features of the course include: One-to-one supervision and tuition with expert members of staff Teaching informed by active leading researchers in interdisciplinary science and engineering Access to online course content Flexibility in course content Key facts One-to-one tuition with expert members of staff. Teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field. Innovative and engaging teaching methods. Access to many online resources, and flexibility in course content. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. The School of Life Sciences is recognised internationally for its world-class research portfolio and is one of the leading schools in the UK. Find out more about University Park campus or take a virtual tour Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The MSc Biophotonics (by Research) is completed by full-time study over 12 months. Students will be expected to study 60 credits. Students with an engineering/physics background will be required to study Introductory Cell Biology. Students with a biology background will be required to study Introduction to Communications Engineering. Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional researcher, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, ensuring you are ready to tackle your chosen area of research. In the early stages of writing your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research. Careers Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Advanced Materials

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides a broad and deep understanding of the processing, nature and properties of engineering materials. [+]

This 12 month programme provides a broad and deep understanding of the processing, nature and properties of a range of engineering materials. Only by understanding these can materials be truly designed for purpose. The course integrates materials behaviour and materials processing relevant to a wide range of industrial sectors. The programme will provide students with specific skills suitable for a wide range of careers within UK and international organisations involved in materials and product development, and provides a firm foundation for a research path in Materials Engineering. Key facts The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The MSc Advanced Materials offers a good degree of flexibility by combining core compulsory modules with a range of elective modules – this means you can create a programme of study that reflects your interests. The course consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along with a 60 credit major individual research-based project undertaken during the summer term. Please be aware modules are subject to change. Through a mixture of core and optional modules, you will develop the following: Knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of materials and the necessary background science. Knowledge and understanding of advanced manufacturing technology relevant to industry. Understanding of the relationships between the mechanical properties of materials, their microstructure and their processing history. The ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups. Ability to exercise original thought. Ability to plan and undertake an individual project. Ability to understand and apply the theory, method and practice of materials manufacture in a wide range of industries. Interpersonal, communication and professional skills. MSc Advanced Materials (part time) The MSc in Advanced Materials programme is a full time degree studied over a period of one calendar year beginning in late September. The programme may also be taken part time over two years. This can be done by either taking the modules in the autumn semester in year 1, followed by the spring semester modules and individual project in year 2, or by taking some of the modules in each semester during year 1 followed by the remainder in year 2. Each year of study is divided into two semesters of teaching, while the major individual projects is undertaken in the summer session. The basic structure of each taught semester is 11 weeks of teaching followed by a period for revision and examinations. The taught subject programme consists of modules totalling 120 credits, which comprise six compulsory modules and five option modules (each 10 credits). The individual project module has 60 credits. A 10-credit module represents approximately 100 hours of student learning, teaching and assessment. To gain an MSc the number and level of credits must abide by the University Qualifications Framework. Of the 180 credits for the MSc, at least 150 credits must be at level 4. Of the 120 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma, at least 90 credits must be at level 4. The contribution of each core module to the learning outcomes can be seen in the associated curriculum map where each module has been analysed in detail regarding its contribution to the learning outcomes. Careers This course produces graduates who are able to think and function in an integrated manner across the areas of materials science and engineering. It will provide you with specific skills suitable for a wide range of careers in UK and international organisations involved in materials and product development. As well as offering you the chance to pursue a fulfilling career within industry and related areas, the MSc programmes offered by the department provide an excellent foundation for further research and a significant number of our students continue their studies to PhD level and beyond. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Aerospace Technologies

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This multidisciplinary course complements the research strengths of the Institute for Aerospace Technology. [+]

Aerospace is a priority research area for the University - the Faculty of Engineering launched it's Institute for Aerospace Technology in 2010. This will drive development of cutting-edge technology in this key research area, with the aim of radically improving all aspects of air transport. This masters course is a multidisciplinary taught programme which complements the research strengths of the Institute for Aerospace Technology, drawing on the expertise of staff across the Faculty. This programme aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds, with a solid grounding in current aerospace technologies, together with options to develop an emphasis in manufacturing, advanced materials and structures, and power electronic systems. Engineering Council accredited degreeThis degree has been accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords. Key facts The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. This MSc course compliments the research being carried out by the Institute for Aerospace Technology. This is an eligible course for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This 12 month programme aims to provide science or engineering graduates with a solid grounding in current aerospace technologies, together with the options to develop an emphasis in manufacturing, advanced materials, and power and electronic systems. Students will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. On completion of this course students should: have the ability to apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to the analysis of problems be able to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of their engineering judgement The MSc comprises of four distinct "aerospace" streams; manufacturing, advanced materials and structures, power electronics and navigation technologies. Students will choose which stream they wish to study. 60 credits of core compulsory modules will be studied and then a further 60 credits of modules will be taken in the chosen stream. As part of this MSc students will complete an individual research project which will be undertaken over the summer term. This is an eligible course for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme. Careers The UK aerospace industry is the 2nd largest in the world, directly employing 112,000 people. Most of our aerospace research is by it's nature collaborative with industry and there is a strong pipeline of progression from fundamental research through to applied research and demonstration. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (Distance Learning)

Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This part time course is designed to give you human factors and ergonomics experience required in a range of industries. [+]

The terms ergonomics and human factors are used interchangeably to describe the theory and practice of learning about human characteristics and capabilities and then using that understanding to improve people's interaction with the things they use and with the environments in which they do so. Ergonomics involves applying scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and environments for human use. It aims to design objects, systems and tasks in such a way as to improve human safety, health, comfort and performance. This course has been designed by leading researchers in the field of ergonomics and will give you the skills and experience to apply ergonomics in real world settings. Students receive high levels of support from tutors throughout the course and distance learning means that students have the flexibility to study when and where it suits them. The programme is designed to give graduates the human factors/ergonomics experience required in a wide range of manufacturing, service and process industries, enforcement agencies such as Local Authorities and the health service, as well as a grounding for a career in research. Key facts You will be taught by a team who are part of the internationally recognised Human Factors Research group and work as researchers and consultants in ergonomics and can share their experiences of applying ergonomics in the real world. You can work at times that suit you and your employer and can carry out projects that are closely linked to the needs of your employer. There are no geographical limits to this course, it can be studied from any country, all elements are through distance learning On completion of the course you will have received the formal education needed to work as an ergonomist and will be eligible to join The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors as a graduate member. After completing the MSc Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (Distance Learning), you will find that there are opportunities to continue your research within the school through an extensive PhD programme. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering Teaching Quality Assessment. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The modules on this course are designed to lead from the theoretical basis of each topic to the practical application of that knowledge. The final module involves you undertaking an individual project, which is intended to help you integrate your knowledge, methodology, and practical skills in an area that reflects your interests. You are actively encouraged to carry out this project within your own working environment wherever possible. If your project is successful in advancing knowledge in your chosen area, you will be encouraged to present your findings as conference papers or journal articles. This is a distance learning course which means you study on your own, at home or whenever suits you. You read, listen to and watch course materials, work on activities and write assignments. This course requires an IELTS level of 6.0 (5.5 in each element) and a 2.1 (or international equivalent) in any relevant subject. Distance learning allows you to: proceed at your own pace, studying at any time of the day, 24/7 that suits you benefit from online tutor support if you need help, advice or encouragement take part in online self-managed learning groups and work in collaboration with fellow course participants access to online information system at The University of Nottingham Careers As well as offering you the chance to pursue a fulfilling career within industry and related areas, the postgraduate programmes offered by the department provide an excellent foundation for further research and a significant number of our students continue their studies to PhD level and beyond. Following graduation about 20% of students apply for and are accepted onto PhD study at Nottingham in the department or at other universities. The MSc course is not an automatic path to PhD study, applications should be made once registered on the MSc course. The course can enable you to: prove to an employer that you are a forward thinking individual, who cares about your own professional development achieve a qualification equivalent to a face-to-face degree programme advance your career prospects The course will enable you to develop: your knowledge and understanding of human factors relevant to organisations and society the skills that can be used in the design and management of organisational systems to improve performance, productivity and quality while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the workforce ability to communicate effectively to people at all levels within an organisation ability to work independently and to design and conduct independent research within an organisational context Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Bioengineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds with a solid grounding in modern bioengineering technologies, together with options to develop an emphasis in biomechanics and biomaterials, bioimaging and biosensing and digital modelling of various human systems which will prepare students for a career in an industrial, clinical or research environment. [+]

This 12 month course aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds with a solid grounding in modern bioengineering technologies, together with options to develop an emphasis in biomechanics and biomaterials, bioimaging and biosensing and digital modelling of various human systems which will prepare students for a career in an industrial, clinical or research environment. This course is one of a suite of four closely related bioengineering masters courses that comprise of a common core with the ability to focus on specific aspects of bioengineering. The course has a broader scope than the three related courses, allowing students to select modules related to biomaterials, biomechanics, imaging and sensing and digital modelling. This course may be appropriate for students who have yet to decide which area of bioengineering they wish to focus on. The principles of the course are highly relevant to the established medical device sector, the biotechnology and the emerging regenerative medicine industry. This multidisciplinary masters covers practical and theoretical aspects of bioengineering, including: cell-biomaterial surface interactions materials characterisation functionalisation of surface biomechanics and mathematical modelling Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Students will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. Written and oral presentations will be undertaken at various stages of the course. A substantial individual project will be undertaken, developing a students' ability to engage in independent learning, and preparing them for postgraduate research or careers in industry or hospitals. Careers Offering students specific skills suitable for a wide range of careers in UK and international organisations involved in biomaterials and medical device development. This course provides a firm foundation for a research path in materials engineering for tissue repair and regeneration. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. [-]

MSc Bioengineering: Biomaterials and Biomechanics

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds with a solid grounding in modern bioengineering technologies, together with a strong emphasis in biomechanics and biomaterials. This course will prepare students for a career in an industrial, clinical or research environment, independent learning, and postgraduate research or careers in industry or hospitals. [+]

This 12 month course aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds with a solid grounding in modern bioengineering technologies, together with a strong emphasis in biomechanics and biomaterials. This course will prepare students for a career in an industrial, clinical or research environment, independent learning, and postgraduate research or careers in industry or hospitals. This course is one of a suite of four closely related bioengineering masters courses that comprise of a common core with the ability to focus on specific aspects of bioengineering. The course covers material optimisation and engineering of biomedical devices while addressing biological considerations to optimise device performance. Such an approach has a wide application range, incorporating transitory invasive devices to permanent implants for repair, replacement and regenerative treatments. The principles of the course are highly relevant to both the established medical device sector and the emerging regenerative medicine industry. This multidisciplinary MSc covers practical and theoretical aspect of bioengineering, including: cell-biomaterial surface interactions materials characterisation functionalisation of surface biomechanics and mathematical modelling Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Students will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. Written and oral presentations will be undertaken at various stages of the course. Individual project Following the successful completion of the taught modules, a major individual project is undertaken over the summer, developing students' ability to engage independent learning and preparing them for postgraduate research or careers in industry or hospital. The project area is flexible and will be supervised by a member of academic staff. Previous projects have included: bending fatigue testing of an intervertebral disc replacement device quantification of tissue response around a novel biodegradable composite designed for craniofacial bone repair a preliminary study on bilayer and novel sandwich chitosan scaffolds synthesis and controlled degradation of poly-e-caprolactone with lauricanhydride investigating surface roughness and surface chemistry influences on osteoblast responses in-vitro the effect of mechanical stimulation on induced plant potent stem cells Students can also undertake the project as part of an industrial placement or internship in the UK or overseas, but the students must either have links with the company or apply to the company during the academic year. Careers Offering students specific skills suitable for a wide range of careers in UK and international organisations involved in biomaterials and medical device development. This course provides a firm foundation for a research path in materials engineering for tissue repair and regeneration. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. [-]

MSc Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This accredited course focuses on advanced engineering practice; design, operations, and solving practical problems. [+]

The MSc Chemical Engineering course provides the additional training companies now expect from the next generation of chemical engineers, producing highly competent graduates with the potential to be future leaders of industry. The course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and is designed to meet the UK-SPEC requirements of the IChemE for those students who already hold a BEng, BSc or non-accredited chemical engineering degree and wish to proceed to chartered status. You will gain skills in advanced engineering practice, which includes design, operations, problem-solving and practical elements. The advanced practice is centred on themes in energy and environmental applications, so you can also gain significant experience in areas such as petroleum processing, energy efficiency, carbon capture and water treatment. This course is also taught at The University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus. Key facts Relevance to industry is a strong feature of this course, with a high proportion of the teaching staff being chartered engineers and/or having relevant industrial experience, as well as ongoing research links to industry. Many of the projects carried out are sponsored by industry, and industrial sponsorship has been obtained over the years to help improve facilities. The department boasts extensive laboratory facilities and significant pilot plant and industrial scale chemical processing equipment. Offering a unique combination of engineering and science skills, the department provides a strong and dynamic environment with close links between research and teaching. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The course follows a modular structure, with students completing 180 credits over a 12-month period. Students take 50 credits of core modules, 40 credits of optional modules, a 30-credit development project providing skills in advanced design practice and a 60-credit summer project which develops skills in research. The course utilises an integrated educational approach in which lectures, example classes, laboratories and information technology from key elements. Many of the projects undertaken on this course attract industrial sponsorship and reflect the requirements of industry. These projects will help you develop vital skills in design, project management, problem solving, research and reporting. The MSc Chemical Engineering is taught on a full-time basis over one year, starting in late September. Most applicants have an engineering first degree, and the most common include environmental or chemical engineering. Careers Chemical engineering at Nottingham has a long history of collaboration with industry, our graduates consistently gaining the top jobs with major companies. This course equips students with a solid understanding of existing and emerging technologies, advanced design skills and strong skills in research, problem solving and project management, now demanded by employers for the development of chemical processes and products. Students completing this programme have found jobs in a range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, food, environmental protection, nanotechnology, consultancy and management. The programme also aims to provide a strong foundation for further study in PhD level and pursuit of a career in research. The University has a portfolio of doctoral training centres funded by the UK Research Councils. These centres provide cutting-edge doctoral study, combined with a supportive and exciting working environment, in a variety of research areas such a fossil energy, biotechnology and sustainable chemicals processing. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides a comprehensive programme of civil engineering study across a range of subject areas. [+]

Civil engineering problems require the application of analytical, decision making and critical thinking skills, this course will provide students with the technical knowledge and experience needed to develop these skills. It will also equip students with a range of transferable skills; an ideal combination for a leading career in civil engineering. The MSc Civil Engineering provides a comprehensive programme of study across a range of subject areas. You may prefer to choose a more specialised approach by adopting a subject theme and choosing specific modules in the first two semesters with a research project related to the theme. These subject themes are as follows: highways and transportation engineering; structural engineering. However, it is possible to choose a more generalised programme of study across these subject areas for the award of MSc Civil Engineering. Key facts We have recently invested over £3m into upgrading our facilities. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. The department has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. Our research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK industrial and commercial companies, UK government departments, charities and the European Union. This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for further learning for a chartered engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. Please visit the JBM website for more details. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The compulsory modules taken on this course are designed to give a strong foundation in the skills and methodology necessary to successfully complete your research project over the summer period. In addition, you will be able to choose from a number of optional modules to create a more generalised path of study for the award of MSc Civil Engineering or to augment your degree with a specific theme. This 12 month course is taught through lectures, tutorials, projects and student-centred learning. Over the summer period, you will be required to complete a 60-credit dissertation/research project. The research project is a chance to carry out a major piece of independent research under the supervision of a suitable member of academic staff. Careers The blend of academic study and development of practical and professional skills that the course provides is an ideal preparation for the future challenges of working in a multidisciplinary environment. Graduates of this course are highly sought-after and enter a range of careers related to the field of civil engineering. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides technical knowledge and skills to solve civil engineering problems, as well as transferable skills. [+]

This 12 month course aims to provide you with the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve civil engineering problems, along with the transferable skills to enable a leading career in civil engineering. An innovative feature of the MSc Civil Engineering is that the degree title can be augmented to include a subject theme (in this case, structural engineering) by choosing specific modules in the first two semesters and completing a project related to the theme. As such, you will concentrate on the technical knowledge and skills relevant to the field of structural engineering for the award of MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering. Key facts We have recently invested over £3m into upgrading our facilities. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. The department has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. Our research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK industrial and commercial companies, UK government departments, charities and the European Union. This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for further learning for a chartered engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The compulsory modules taken on this course are designed to give you a strong foundation in the skills and methodology necessary to successfully complete your research project over the summer period. By taking the MSc Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, you will be expected to focus these core modules and your subsequent research project on an issue relating to Structural Engineering. The course is taught through lectures, tutorials, projects and student-centred learning. In addition, you will be able to choose from a number of optional modules to either further develop your studies in this area or to include other topics offered from an approved list of civil engineering modules. Over the summer period, you will undertake a research project on a subject of your choice relating to structural engineering. The research project is a chance to carry out a major piece of independent research under the supervision of a suitable member of academic staff. Careers The blend of academic study and development of practical and professional skills that the course provides is an ideal preparation for the future challenges of working in a multidisciplinary environment. Graduates of this course are highly sought-after and enter a range of careers related to the field of civil engineering. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This multi-university partnership course will provide you with a solid grounding in efficient fossil energy technologies. [+]

This MSc course is part of the Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS), a partnership between Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough universities. Students have the unique opportunity to take modules at each of the partner universities, studying alongside other MEGS students registered at all three universities, thus benefiting from the best research, resources and support across all of the universities. Modules studied represent the academic specialism offered by each university and the research project, taken at the university where you register, will focus on specific aspects of fossil energy technologies: Birmingham specialises in managing chemical reactions, plant design and carbon capture technologies; Loughborough in materials technologies for power generation and high-temperature applications; and Nottingham will focus on combustion technologies, power generation, environmental control and carbon capture. It is therefore important to select your choice of university carefully. Full details of these options and specialisms are in the Modules section of this website and all enquiries are welcome. Fossil fuels continue to dominate global energy consumption and, since that status quo is unlikely to end in our lifetime, the demand for engineers to research and implement cleaner, efficient, responsible fossil energy solutions will increase for many decades into the future. This multi-disciplinary course will provide you with a solid grounding in efficient fossil energy technologies. It will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to tackle the major national and international challenges of implementing new fossil-based power plants and processes more efficiently, with near zero emissions and CO2 capture. You will gain skills in advanced engineering practice, including design, operation, problem-solving and practical elements. The advanced practice is centred on themes in fossil energy and environmental applications, so you also gain significant experience in areas such as energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, petroleum production engineering, system modelling and environmental management. Students can also register for this course via the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The course follows a modular structure, with students completing 180 credits over a 12 month period. Students take 60 credits of core modules, 60 credits of optional modules and a 60-credit research project. The curriculum covers the core themes of power generation, carbon capture, innovation and the wider, societal aspect of energy generation and use. A wide range of optional modules allows students to tailor their studies to meet the needs of their chosen career path. Students may be able to take these optional modules via state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities on-campus at Nottingham, or in person at Birmingham and Loughborough. Students may also choose some optional modules from a range of technical choices and some from a range of contextual and managerial choices, which provides a well-rounded range of study. Uniquely, students can choose to register for the programme either at the University of Nottingham, or one of the other two universities that comprise the MEGS (Midlands Energy Graduate School) consortium – the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University. Your choice will depend on the type of research project you are most interested in - you will apply to the university where you wish to undertake your research project. Each partner university offers a pathway which draws on the particular research strengths and topic specialisms at that institution, making it as easy as possible to benefit from the chosen study location. Further details about each university’s expertise are available under the module information. Please note that the masters degree awarded is the same regardless at which university students are registered. Before you apply You must be sure at which university within the MEGS consortium you wish to register before making your application. We will help you asses which university is the most appropriate based on your research preferences. You can discuss this with the course director Dr Cheng-gong Sun, providing your degree subject and university and an outline of the fossil energy topics that interest you. We will then get back to you to advise where your application should be submitted. Or you can refer to the course outline in the next section to give you a list of typical project topics and themes. Careers Graduates of this programme will be in demand by power generation companies and partner organisations working on technologies for a near-zero-emission power plant. There is a world-wide demand for engineers and scientists with high-level education and skills in energy technologies, focusing on fossil fuels, as coal-fired power stations continue to be commissioned, built and operated. This programme also provides an entry route to progress to PhD study, upon successful completion (minimum grades apply). Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course allows study of a variety of topics, including electronic design, communications, and software engineering. [+]

The MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering allows for study of a variety of topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering, power generation and distribution, electrical machines and renewable energy systems. The course delivers broad-based understanding of the art of electrical and electronic engineering and an in-depth study of topics covering modern technology for electrical and electronic engineering. Students will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers. This course is suitable for graduates of closely related disciplines who wish to convert to electrical and electronic engineering. Students will: develop problem solving skills become competent users of relevant equipment and software develop ability to think logically and critically develop a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations and appreciation of likely new development develop design skills and methodologies relevant to a variety of electrical and electronic systems, circuits and models and gain experience of dealing with the challenges encountered by academic and industrial researchers This course is accredited by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This course is taught on a full-time basis over 12 months and consists of 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit independent research project. Students will take optional modules from across the range of electrical and electronic engineering topics. Careers This programme equips graduates with the skills suitable for a wide range of careers in UK and international organisations and for the pursuit of a research path in electrical and electronic engineering. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course, in collaboration with the Business School, focuses on commercialising new technologies. [+]

This 12 month course gives you the opportunity to obtain the skills required to develop and commercialise new technologies in electrical and electronic engineering. This course brings together the strengths and resources of both the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Nottingham University Business School. As you will have the invaluable chance to experience the steps necessary to commercialise a technical idea, this programme provides an excellent basis for those engineers who wish to commercialise their ideas or graduates who wish to explore the exciting world of commercialisation. To hear a graduate of this course talk about his experiences, please click here Find out more about our campuses or take a virtual tour Find out more about Nottingham's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) See a video of Sydney Lloyd Abbey, a graduate of this course, talk about his experiences of studying an MSc Cross Discipline Entrepreneurship Programme Key facts The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This is a highly flexible course – particularly in terms of the engineering content – and this gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements, and to carry out your studies in any of the internationally renowned research groups with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. You will undertake a major piece of commercialisation work on an advanced technical topic, which you will complete over the summer under the supervision of specialists from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS). We will provide you with advice and guidance while you refine and enhance your business strategy and literature review, whilst offering close supervision and support as you complete your dissertation. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition from both EEE and NUBS. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional engineer, at ease with the conventions of both engineering and business disciplines. We aim to prepare you to tackle many areas of commercialisation within electrical and electronic engineering. Careers The very nature of this course means that you will be well equipped to enter the exciting world of commercialisation or to launch your own business or develop and market your own project. Students of this course have entered into roles in design and development within major international companies or government agencies, obtained consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies and moved into successful academic careers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This broad programme offers a variety of modules, and is suitable for graduates converting to electrical engineering. [+]

This classic, broad-based degree provides state-of-the-art modules in power electronics, power systems, electrical energy conversion and control and related areas. This 12 month course is suitable for graduates of related disciplines who wish to convert to electrical engineering. Key facts Teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field. Innovative and engaging teaching methods. Access to many online resources and flexibility in course content. One-to-one project tuition with expert members of staff. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. This course is accredited by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer. If you are interested in a two year electrical engineering programme you may want to consider the Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems (Erasmus Mundus) MSc. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The modular structure of the MSc Electrical Engineering offers you a great deal of flexibility, allowing you to choose the modules that most reflect your interests and feed into your research project. After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a major piece of advanced independent research over the summer under the supervision of a specialist in your chosen area. We will provide you with advice and guidance while you select and refine your area of study, and offer close supervision and support as you complete your research and your MSc. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition. Teaching is a mix of lectures, workshops, lab work, tutorials and projects, with assessment usually performed via a formal examination and lab report. Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electrical engineering. In the early stages of your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research. Careers Students of this course have entered into roles in design and development within major international companies or government agencies, obtained consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies and moved into successful academic careers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Electrical Engineering for Sustainable and Renewable Energy

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is designed to provide training in the most recent developments in sustainable energy systems and equipment. [+]

The MSc Electrical Engineering for Sustainable and Renewable Energy is designed to provide instruction and training in the most recent developments in the equipment and systems used to interface and control renewable and sustainable energy systems. This knowledge is essential both for an engineer wanting to work in research and development in electrical engineering for renewable energy systems in industry and for an engineer planning a research career in the field. This 12 month course will give you an advanced and comprehensive coverage of the specialist engineering skills required by an engineer working in electrical technology for renewable and sustainable energy systems. The programme provides an excellent basis for a range of students wanting to engage in further study. This includes working engineers wishing to update their knowledge in this area or those students/engineers who wish to go on to do research e.g. to study for a PhD degree. It is also suitable for first degree students who wish to enhance their training to masters degree level before embarking on a career in industry. Key facts The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. One-to-one project tuition with expert members of staff. Teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field; innovative and engaging teaching methods. Access to many online resources and flexibility in course content. This course is accredited by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a major piece of advanced independent research under the supervision of a specialist in your chosen area. We will provide you with advice and guidance while you select and refine your area of study, and offer close supervision and support as you complete your research and your MSc. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition. Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electronic technology for sustainable and renewable energy systems. In the early stages of your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research. Careers Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The course provides you with the skills required by an engineer working on systems in various different industries. [+]

This 12 month MSc provides advanced training in electronics, communications and computer engineering. The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the skills required by an engineer working in instrumentation, electronic systems, wireless and wired telecommunications, computer hardware, and software aspects of computer engineering. The programme provides an excellent basis for engineers wishing to update their knowledge, students who wish to go on to do research, or for first degree students wishing to enhance their training. This course is also taught at the University's Malaysia Campus. Key facts Particular features of the programme include: teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field innovative and engaging teaching methods one-to-one project tuition with expert members of staff access to many online resources and flexibility in course content the Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering This course is accredited with the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This is a highly flexible course, which gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements. After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a major piece of advanced independent research over the summer under the supervision of a specialist in your chosen area. We will provide you with advice and guidance while you select and refine your area of study, and offer close supervision and support as you complete your research and your MSc. This course operates on a modular basis and consists of a series of taught modules (worth 120 credits) - followed by a 60-credit research project undertaken during the summer period. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition. Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electronic communications and computer engineering. In the early stages of your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research. We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, which – unlike the MSc – does not have a dissertation requirement. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Careers Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Energy Conversion and Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on energy conversion processes and practical abilities in management-related issues. [+]

The MSc Energy Conversion and Management is designed to provide you with a high level of engineering and technical expertise in energy conversion processes, combined with practical abilities in management-related issues. This course is tailored towards graduates in engineering, science and related disciplines. The strong emphasis on science, technology and engineering is specifically targeted towards subject areas within the context of renewable and sustainable energy technologies and the built environment and uniquely combines this with effective management skills, economic appraisal and an understanding of the current policies and regulations that can be applied within modern industry in the UK, EU and internationally. Advanced study in engineering-related research methodologies provides invaluable experience either towards further academic study or industry-based research and development. Key facts as part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world the department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions the course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This 12 month course offers a unique combination of advanced engineering and technology-focused study, combined with management, current regulations and auditing skills. The MSc Energy Conversion and Management is offered on a full-time basis over one year (September to September), or part-time basis over two years. Graduates currently working in industry are encouraged to apply for part-time registration and work towards obtaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Registered part-time students are strongly recommended to be resident in Nottingham during the autumn and spring semesters. The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of taught modules during autumn and spring semesters, and a 60-credit dissertation on an individually chosen topic completed over the summer period. This will be your opportunity to undertake a major piece of independent research, using the knowledge and experience gained during the course. Careers The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. By the end of the course, you will have gained useful experience on the subject and will know how to communicate and present yourself and your projects to an audience. This course is fully accredited by the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) and the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) enabling a clear path for graduates who wish to obtain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and professional body membership (MCIBSE). The opportunities for employment are plentiful and varied, with scope for rapid career progression. Alternatively, graduates often choose to train for a research-based career by undertaking a PhD followed by employment in academia or specialised industry research and development. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Energy Conversion and Management (Nottingham/Ningbo)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham China Ningbo + 2 more

This course focuses on energy conversion processes and practical abilities in management-related issues. [+]

The MSc Energy Conversion and Management is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technology (CSET) at The University of Nottingham's Ningbo Campus in China. The course is designed to provide you with a high level of engineering and technical expertise in energy conversion processes, combined with practical abilities in management-related issues. This 12 month MSc is tailored towards graduates in engineering, science and related disciplines. The strong emphasis on science, technology and engineering is specifically targeted towards subject areas within the context of renewable and sustainable energy technologies and the built environment, and uniquely combines this with current policies and regulations that can be applied within modern industry in the UK, EU and internationally. Advanced study in engineering-related research methodologies provides invaluable experience either towards further academic study or industry-based research and development. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) Students will spend the summer period at the University of Nottingham's Ningbo Campus in China Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This course offers a unique combination of advanced engineering and technology-focused study, combined with management, current regulations and auditing skills. The MSc Energy Conversion and Management (Nottingham/Ningbo) is offered on a full-time basis over one year (September to September). You will spend the first two semesters at the University of Nottingham's University Park Campus in Nottingham, during which time you will complete a series of taught modules totally 120 credits. You will then transfer to the University's Ningbo Campus in China for the summer term where you will undertake a 60-credit dissertation. To be allowed to register for the dissertation, you must achieve an average mark of 50% or above in both the autumn and spring semesters. Careers The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. By the end of the course, you will have gained useful experience on the subject and will know how to communicate and present yourself and your projects to an audience. The opportunities for employment are plentiful and varied, with scope for rapid career progression. Alternatively graduates often choose to train for a research-based career by undertaking a PhD followed by employment in academia or specialised industry research and development. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for the Department of Architecture and Built Environment is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Engineering Surveying with Geographical Information Science

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course brings high quality surveying and positioning and geospatial information analysis and management together. [+]

The use of geospatial information is becoming common place in everyday life through satellite navigation systems and geographical information systems. In addition to general public applications are the needs and demands of the professional community often through engineering and environmental sciences. Core to these interests are the sciences of spatial measurement, information collection and management. This course builds on the highly successful MSc Engineering Surveying and Geodesy and the MSc Geographical Information Science (GIS) to bring the disciplines of high quality surveying and positioning and geospatial information analysis and management together. Key facts We have recently invested over £3m into upgrading our facilities. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top tenuniversities for engineering. The department has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. Our research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK industrial and commercial companies, UK government departments, charities and the European Union. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The course will offer an opportunity for students to study modern ground, mobile and airborne engineering surveying techniques. Satellite positioning technology and the sciences and technologies of remote measurement including photogrammetry, total stations and laser scanning, are still developing rapidly. These primary data collection techniques with supporting subjects such as aspects of geodesy all form part of this course. The generation of traditional map information as well as 3D surface models and landscapes are covered. The course introduces data and information management, data integration and fusion, spatial analysis and visualisation through GIS and a range of modelling methods and softwares. This 12 month course provides the opportunity to develop a knowledge and in-depth of understanding of surveying practise and underpinning theory with an emphasis on geographical information science. Students will have an opportunity to develop practical skills, experience and a deeper understanding of the subject through some major practical tasks and modules. Careers Students will graduate with the skills to take on or develop a technical, managerial or advisory role. Graduate destinations from the original MSc courses have included: the Armed Forces, EADS-Astrium, Fugro, Jacobs, Logica CMG, QinetiQ, and Thales Group. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service. Individual guidance appointments, career management training programme, access to resources and invitations to events including skills workshops and recruitment fairs are just some of the ways in which they can help you develop your full potential, whether you choose to continue within an academic setting or are looking at options outside of academia. [-]

MSc Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on environmental assessment, resource management, process engineering design and technology. [+]

The MSc Environmental Engineering course provides highly employable graduates who will act as leaders and managers serving the environmental needs of the process industries. The programme examines environmental problems like toxic waste, air pollution, waste disposal, energy efficiency, contaminated land and water and equips graduates with a high level competency in process engineering design, environmental assessment, resource management and technological innovation. The course offers to students with BEng, BSc or non-accredited engineering degrees the skills required to be eligible for Chartered Engineer status. This course is also taught at the University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus. Key facts Offering a unique combination of engineering skills, the department provides a strong and dynamic learning environment with close links between research and teaching. Relevance to industry is a strong feature of the department, with a high proportion of teaching staff being chartered engineers and/or having relevant industrial experience, as well as ongoing research links to industry. Many of the projects carried out are sponsored by industry, and industrial sponsorship has been obtained over the years to help improve facilities. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The course follows a modular structure, with students completing 180 credits over a 12-month period. Students who take 70 credits of core modules, 20 credits of optional modules, a 30-credit development project providing skills in advanced design practice and a 60-credit summer project which develops skills in research. Students will develop: important skills in harmonising the activities of industry and business with the protection and enhancement of the environment the ability the evaluate the significance of environmental hazards, advise on treatment and containment, and develop the technologies and regulations that help prevent and contain accidents a solid understanding of existing technologies, and an appreciation of the economic, legal, social and ethical aspects of the environmental challenges skills in research, project management, problem solving and reporting, as well as exercising original thought. the ability to plan and undertake a research project The MSc Environmental Engineering is taught on a full-time basis over one year, commencing in September. Most applicants have an engineering first degree, and the most common include environmental and/or chemical engineering. Careers The growing recognition of the need for environmental protection has generated a high demand for good quality environmental engineers. The career options for environmental engineers align closely with those of chemical engineers, with specific roles and focus on environmental issues and aspects. This course equips students with skills suitable to a wide range of careers within UK and international companies and organisations, including, petrochemicals, foods, pollution protection, nanotechnology, academic research, consultancy, management and finance. This programme will also provide a strong foundation should you decide to continue your studies to PhD level and to pursue a research career. This masters course will equip you for the following careers: Project engineers Design engineers Operations engineers Development engineers Engineering consultants Environmental consultants Research and development Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field . Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Environmental Management and Earth Observation

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course benefits from the expertise of staff in the Nottingham Geospatial Institute. [+]

This 12 month course is offered by the Department of Civil Engineering but benefits from the research knowledge and expertise of staff in the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI). It is aimed at geography and science graduates, industrial practitioners, military and government personnel. Data collection and integration are fundamental to environmental management, and technological advances enable us to gather an increasing amount of information from terrestrial measurements, airborne sensors and satellite-based systems. Some techniques enable continuous monitoring and some allow rapid processing from regular data gathering campaigns. Underpinning all of this is the need for an understanding of co-ordinate systems, positioning techniques and geographical information systems. Key facts The institute, formerly known as the Nottingham Surveying Group, has been active for almost 40 years, covering major advances in terrestrial, air and spaceborne image acquisition systems, inertial navigation systems and the development of satellite-based systems such as Transit, GPS and GLONASS, EGNOS and Galileo. The institute has excellent facilities for teaching and research, with lecturers drawn from a group of highly respected academics and external experts. We work closely with industrial partners and government agencies, and this provides excellent opportunities for our graduates to find employment with high profile organisations. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and we are an Approved Learning Provider for the HM Forces Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme, which applies to this course. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Once you have completed the core modules, you will undertake a supervised dissertation over three months, which will give you a great deal of practical experience in data acquisition, processing and analysis. This independent research aims to stimulate creative thinking and improve your powers of critical analysis. Teaching is organised in semester-long modules, comprising lectures, seminars, practical sessions and tutorial work. Modules are assessed through coursework and examination. Careers The institute has developed mature links with major commercial companies and government agencies, and many of our alumni have established successful careers within these organisations. Our graduates are highly valued and we are regularly approached to candidates for specific employment opportunities. These are just some of the companies and organisations employing our graduates: Blom Aerofilms California Department of Transportation Concept Systems New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Plowman Craven Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Human Computer Interaction

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides the theoretical grounding, practical knowledge, and hands on experience needed to shape computing systems for the 21st century. [+]

This course provides theoretical grounding, practical knowledge, and hands on experience of key skills and competences needed to shape computing systems for the 21st century. As computing becomes ever more pervasive and reaches out into everyday life, academia and industry recognise that successful systems development increasingly relies on our ability to place people at the centre of the digital revolution. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a distinctive branch of computer science dedicated to understanding the relationship between people and computers, and to enabling systems designers and software engineers to develop computing applications that better respond to the needs of customers, clients and end-users. Related terms include human-centred design, interactive systems design, user experience design, user interface design, and usability engineering. HCI is a key area of computing, promoted globally by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and nationally by the British Computer Society (BCS). The course addresses core areas of the ACM SIGCHI Curricula for Human-Computer Interaction and is intended for students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and experiences, including computer science, engineering, natural science, social science, and art and design. Whatever your background, whether you are a software engineer seeking to further develop professional skill and competence or someone with little or no experience of systems design, if you believe that people should be at the heart of computing and are interested in shaping our digital future to meet human need, then this is the course for you. Key facts The course is provided by the School of Computer Science and the School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. Both schools are ranked in the top ten for 'research power' (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Modules are taught by members of the Mixed Reality Laboratory and Human Factors Research Group, specialists in HCI research. Course details The MSc Human Computer Interaction is offered on a full-time basis over one year. The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits’ worth of compulsory and optional modules and a 60-credit research project. Careers There is an increasing need in industry for graduates with an understanding of the human element in systems design. The MSc Human-Computer Interaction provides you with skills and knowledge essential to design companies that appreciate the value of human-centred design. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skill sets necessary to shape the development of new technology that puts people at the heart of computing, including core HCI techniques for identifying user needs, shaping systems design, and evaluating developed systems and applications. It provides a pathway to careers in interactive systems design, user experience design, user interface design, and usability engineering. The MSc HCI is also good starting point for students who wish to study for a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction and the associated area of Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). Beyond academia, PhD students in the Mixed Reality Laboratory have also taken up internships in world-leading industrial labs across Europe and America, including Xerox, Microsoft, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard, where they have gone on to develop their careers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 90% of postgraduates in the School of Computer Science who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,375 with the highest being £43,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Human Factors and Ergonomics

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course looks at knowledge and skills needed to design products and environments from a human perspective. [+]

As technology becomes ever more complex and pervasive within our society, it is the ‘human factors’ in engineering design that often dictate success or failure. The MSc Human Factors and Ergonomics aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to design products, jobs/tasks and environments from the human perspective. If you are interested in people, technology and design, then this could be the course for you. The diversity in humans (in abilities, limitations, experiences, expectations, behaviours, etc) creates many challenges for researchers and practitioners in industry. By adopting a ‘human-centred’ approach, there may be many benefits for customers and/or employees, such as better usability for products, more efficient work processes, safer environments, more engaging product experiences, and so on. Conversely, by neglecting human factors and ergonomics issues, companies are likely to encounter major reliability failures, accidents, labour relations problems and unsuccessful introductions of products and technology. In this course you will learn about a range of human characteristics (physical, cognitive, social and emotional) as they relate to our interactions with jobs, environments, products, services and other people. You will graduate with a postgraduate qualification that is increasingly desirable in industry and provides the necessary knowledge and skills to address human factors issues for the 21st century. Key facts This course is accredited as the educational qualification for Membership of the Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in consultancies and high profile companies such as WS Atkins, Network Rail, Jaguar LandRover, BAE systems, Rolls Royce etc. There are many opportunities to continue your studies within the department through an extensive PhD programme within the Human Factors research group. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This 12 month MSc course requires 180 credits of material, of which 120 are taken as taught modules in the autumn and spring semesters. These modules provide a theoretical basis on specific topics concerning human factors and ergonomics and then progress to allow you develop practical skills in the application of knowledge. Your learning will typically be structured around lectures, seminars, workshop, laboratory sessions and group work. Over the summer period you will undertake a 60-credit individual research project, which is intended to help you integrate your knowledge, methodology and practical skills in an area that reflects your interests. Many of our students conduct these projects in collaboration with an industrial company, based on our many research links within the Human Factors Research Group. It is possible to take the course part-time over two to three years and several students successfully follow this route each year. In this case, you can choose the modules that suit your individual circumstances for each semester according to the University timetable. Typically, a part-time student will need to be present at the University for two days/week during term time. The course is accredited as the educational qualification for The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Careers Our graduating MSc students are very much in demand with employers. A number of technology-driven companies (eg Jaguar LandRover, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, AWE) are in regular contact with staff in the department seeking highly qualified and capable individuals. As well as offering you the chance to pursue a fulfilling career within industry and related areas, this MSc course provides an excellent foundation for further research and a significant number of our students continue their studies to PhD level and beyond. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Manufacturing Engineering and Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on advanced manufacturing technology, management, and human factors relevant to industry. [+]

The MSc Manufacturing Engineering and Management provides graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of advanced manufacturing technology, manufacturing management and human factors relevant to industry. The degree covers many aspects of industrial engineering and industrial management and is designed for students who want to appreciate how engineering and management are integrated so that the productivity of industrial and engineering companies is improved, the costs of manufacture are reduced and products and services are delivered when required. The wide range of optional modules will enable you to develop your interests in specific areas of manufacturing such as sustainable and additive manufacturing, operations management including supply chain management and quality as well as ergonomics and human factors. Key facts This one year (12 month) course is an exciting collaboration between the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and Nottingham University Business School. It is also available part time over two years. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The course consists of 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit independent research project undertaken over the summer term. Students must take 6 core modules, totalling 70 credits and 5 elective modules, totalling 50 credits. Following the successful completion of the taught modules, a major individual project is undertaken over three months in the summer. The project is supervised by a member of academic staff from the department and enables each student to work on a research or industrial area within manufacturing technology or human factors in manufacturing. Typical projects may involve development of additive manufacturing processes, design and manufacture of aerospace fixtures, analysis of novel machining and forming processes etc. Course teaching involves lectures, industrial visits, seminars, practicals, tutorials and project work. Assessment of individual modules takes different forms, including formal examinations (usually at the end of the semester in which the module is run), essays, group and individual reports and oral presentations, project reports and other assignments to be submitted during the semester. Careers Following graduation 20% of students apply for and are accepted onto PhD study at Nottingham in or at other Universities. The MSc degree is not an automatic path to PhD study and it is usual to apply during the autumn semester. Manufacturing engineers are employed in a wide range of industrial sectors from aerospace and automotive to pharmaceutical and food. Recent graduates have been employed at Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Unilever and Atkins. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides advanced understanding of mechanical engineering, offering streams for a particular specialisation. [+]

Mechanical engineers apply their scientific knowledge to solve problems and design machines that help us to enjoy a better lifestyle. As a mechanical engineer you may work in design, development, research, consultancy, manufacture or marketing, combining technical and managerial experience. Whether you are a UK student, looking to complete your studies towards requirements for chartered status, or an overseas student, looking to study at one of the leading UK engineering faculties, this could be the course for you. This MSc course offers the chance to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering, covering engineering science, design and technology. Building upon this broad base, we offer a number of streams which allow you to specialise in one particular area including aerospace, automotive, bioengineering, materials and manufacturing. These build on our key research and academic strengths, along with our strong industrial links. Hence modules and projects delivered by internationally recognised experts in the area, including specialist lectures from industrial experts. This course is also taught at The University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus. Key facts The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. This new suite of MSc programmes in mechanical engineering offers specialist streams linked to our world-leading research activities and centres. We were also given the highest possible rating at the last UK Teaching Quality Assessment. This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This 12 month course offers six different streams which allow you to specialise in one particular area, including general, aerospace, automotive, bioengineering, materials and manufacturing. MSc Mechanical Engineering - General You will be able to choose from a number of optional modules, in addition to the core modules, in order to create a more generalised path of study for the award of MSc Mechanical Engineering. MSc Mechanical Engineering – Aerospace We see this as a flexible alternative to an aerospace engineering programme. Aerospace companies predominantly employ mechanical engineers in their professional engineering cohort. Graduating as a mechanical engineer with a focus on aerospace makes you attractive to the aerospace industry without removing the option of working in any of the other industrial sectors. In addition the course will provide insight into aerospace engineering research – via specialist modules delivered by leading researchers and an aerospace focused individual project. MSc Mechanical Engineering – Automotive We see this as a flexible alternative to an automotive engineering programme. This course is designed for people who think they would like to work in the automotive industry. By having a masters degree in mechanical engineering (automotive) it is immediately apparent to a potential employer that you have all the core skills a mechanical engineer would be expected to have and that you have chosen to specialise in modules relevant to automotive. In addition the course will provide insight into automotive engineering research – via specialist modules delivered by leading researchers and an automotive focused individual project. MSc Mechanical Engineering – Bioengineering Whether you want to develop life saving artificial hearts, car air-bag systems, or simply want to explore exciting new applications of engineering, this course is for you. You will learn how to transform lives with mechanical engineering. In addition the course will provide insight into bioengineering – via specialist modules delivered by leading researchers and a bioengineering focused individual project. MSc Mechanical Engineering – Materials Mechanical engineers apply their expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. They have to combine imagination with the latest technological advances to meet complex requirements. New materials such as lightweight alloys and polymer composites are continually being developed and there is a need for graduates with an in-depth knowledge of materials, their properties and manufacturing routes, so that best use can be made of them. The course will provide insight into materials research – via specialist modules delivered by leading researchers and a materials focused individual project. MSc Mechanical Engineering – Manufacturing The course provides a unique combination of engineering science, design, business studies and manufacturing engineering required for a career in the manufacturing sector. Employment prospects are excellent for highly motivated students on this course, fascinated by engineering with a strong interest in manufacturing. This is a full-time masters degree course which consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along with a 60-credit summer individual project often linked with industrially sponsored research. Projects include experimental studies, design oriented studies, and development of mathematical or computational models. All students study Advanced Technology Review - where you will learn about the latest, cutting edge developments in engineering from our world-leading research groups. The remaining taught modules will depend on your chosen stream, as described in the course content. MSc Mechanical Engineering (Part time) The MSc programme is a full time degree studied over a period of one calendar year, starting in late September. The programme may also be taken part time over two years. This can be done by either taking the modules in the autumn semester in year 1, followed by the spring semester modules and individual project in year 2 or by taking some of the modules in each semester during year 1 followed by the remainder in year 2. The taught subject programme consists of units called modules totalling 120 credits. Each module has a credit value, normally 10 credits, although some taught modules have values of 5 or 15 credits and the individual project module has 60 credits. A 10 credit module represents approximately 100 hours of student learning, teaching and assessment. To gain an MSc the number and level of credits must abide by the University Qualifications Framework. Careers On completion of the course you will have the skills suitable for a wide range of careers concerned with product structural integrity and failure analysis of materials in sectors such as aerospace and automotive. As well as offering you the chance to pursue a fulfilling career within industry and related areas, the MSc programmes offered by the department provide an excellent foundation for further research and a significant number of our students continue their studies to PhD level and beyond. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Modern Telecommunications

Campus Full time 18  January 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides skills for careers in communications, electronic/photonic engineering and computer engineering. [+]

The Msc Modern Telecommunications is a joint course between the Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Nottingham, UK and Electronics at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. The course will provide the technical knowledge and skills to equip you for a leading career in communications, electronic/photonic engineering and computer engineering. Find out more about Nottingham campuses or take a virtual tour Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The course is divided into three semesters, starting in January in Wroclaw and transferring to Nottingham for the second semester in September. For the third semester you will transfer back to Wroclaw to undertake your research project. Modules cover the application of photonic engineering, photonic communications and photonic instrumentation and are delivered by internationally leading researchers in these fields, providing real world problems and examples. Careers Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Power Electronics and Drives

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides a specialist education in power electronics and drives techniques, and current practices. [+]

This prestigious training programme has been developed to provide an up to date and dynamic course in power electronics and drives, and their applications. The control and conversion of electric power using solid-state techniques are now commonplace in both the domestic and industrial environments. A recent estimate suggested that over 40% of all electric power generated passes through silicon before reaching its final destination. A knowledge and understanding of the diverse disciplines encompassed by power electronics - devices, converters, control theory and motor drive systems - is therefore essential to all power engineers. This course aims to provide a specialist education in power electronics and drives techniques, covering key fundamental principles along with modern applications and current practices. Find out more about University Park campus or take a virtual tour Key facts The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham has long been at the forefront of research and teaching in the area of power electronics and drives. One-to-one tuition with expert members of staff. Teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field. Innovative and engaging teaching methods. Access to many online resources and flexibility in course content. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. This course is accredited with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This 12 month course is operated on a modular basis and consists of two semesters during which you will follow a series of taught modules (worth 120 credits), followed by a 60-credit research project undertaken during the summer period. After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a major piece of advanced independent research over the summer under the supervision of a specialist in your chosen area. We will provide you with advice and guidance while you select and refine your area of study, and offer close supervision and support as you complete your research and your MSc. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition. In the early stages of your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research. We offer a Postgraduate Diploma Power Electronics and Drives, which shares its taught components with the MSc but does not carry a dissertation requirement. In addition, you may be interested in the MSc and CPD flexible learning course in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, which is specifically aimed at industrially-based, part-time students and is taught through a mixture of classroom-based study and via web-based distance learning. Careers Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Renewable Energy and Architecture

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on integrating renewable energy and sustainable technologies to improve comfort and climate. [+]

The MSc Renewable Energy and Architecture is a multi-disciplinary course for world-wide integration of renewable energy and sustainable technologies into the site plan and building form, fabric and services with focus on climate and human comfort, using architectural and engineering techniques and powerful computer and laboratory simulations. This international course is carefully structured to accommodate the interests and skills of those who are related to building design and technology and building energy and environmental performance. It is open to applicants from various backgrounds, including architecture, engineering (mechanical, civil/structural, electrical and building engineering), town planning, physics and environmental science. The course addresses issues such as sustainable building design and construction, energy use and global warming, new and renewable energy technologies, novel materials and their influence on buildings and occupant comfort. It is designed to stimulate and encourage novel and imaginative solutions to the challenging task of designing sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and cities worldwide. The course attracts students from over 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America. Many graduates have completed a further stage of doctoral research or joined energy employment or academia in different countries. By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge as well as experience on this subject, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience. Key facts as part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. the department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. You may have the opportunity to attend conferences, seminar and training courses both in the UK and abroad. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details During the autumn semester, you will be given a comprehensive background on the subject and on the use of a number of powerful computer programs (e.g. Fluent and Ecotect). In the spring semester, you will undertake laboratory work and design and simulation projects related to the course area. You will also learn how to write computer programs using Visual Basic. You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised dissertation (60 credits). This will be your opportunity to undertake a major piece of independent research, using the knowledge and experience gained throughout the course. The MSc Renewable Energy and Architecture is offered on a full-time basis over one year (12 months) or part-time basis over two years. Registered part-time students are strongly recommended to be resident in Nottingham during the autumn and spring semesters. The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of taught modules during autumn and spring semesters, and a 60-credit dissertation completed over the summer period. Careers The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. Many graduates of this MSc programme have been rewarded for their innovative ideas and contribution to real energy projects, for example the prestigious National Energy Award for work on a large-scale solar project in Mexico. Graduates have entered both academia and industry in the UK and overseas. The course enables graduates to work with architectural or engineering firms, move into teaching at university level or undertake research leading to a PhD. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Sustainable Building Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course looks at how renewable and sustainable energy technologies can create environmentally friendly buildings. [+]

The MSc Sustainable Building Technology is specifically tailored towards graduates in building services, architectural environmental engineering, architecture and other related disciplines. The course is carefully structured to accommodate the interests and skills of those who are related to building design and technology and building energy and environmental performance. The strong emphasis is targeted to successful integration of renewable and sustainable energy technologies into buildings, which requires an understanding of both design and technology and hence the close co-operation of architecture and engineering. The course is designed to allow discussion and exchange of information between different disciplines and encourages novel and imaginative solutions to the challenge of producing environmentally friendly buildings. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today’s rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Core modules provide an introduction to systems able to tap natural energy sources and also cover sustainable technologies and their potential for incorporation in the design and fabric of buildings. Architectural students will have the opportunity to explore integration of sustainable technologies in design-oriented projects, while engineering students will pursue more technical-based projects. You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised dissertation. This will be your opportunity to undertake a major piece of independent research related to building and sustainable energy technologies. The MSc Sustainable Building Technology is offered on a full-time basis over one year (12 months), or part-time basis over two years. Registered part-time students are strongly recommended to be resident in Nottingham during the autumn and spring semesters. The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of taught modules and a 60-credit written dissertation completed over the summer period. Careers The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Sustainable Building Technology (collabourative)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course looks at how renewable and sustainable energy technologies can create environmentally friendly buildings. [+]

The Institute of Sustainable Energy Technology (ISET) currently offers this MSc course in collaboration with the following eight universities: Harbin Institute of Technology Xian Jiaotong University Donghua University Xian University of Architecture and Technology Shandong University of Architecture Southeast University Kyung Hee University, Korea Physical Environment Centre of Khartoum (PECK) The MSc Sustainable Building Technology is specifically tailored towards graduates in building services, architectural environmental engineering, architecture and other related disciplines. The strong emphasis is targeted to successful integration of renewable and sustainable energy technologies into buildings, which requires an understanding of both design and technology and hence the close co-operation of architecture and engineering. The course is designed to allow discussion and exchange of information between different disciplines and encourages novel and imaginative solutions to the challenge of producing environmentally friendly buildings. Note: to be eligible for registering on this programme, you will (or should) be a registered MSc student of one of the above universities. To allow Nottingham to check your eligibility, an approval letter (email) from the course directors of one of the above partner institutions is necessary. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today’s rapidly changing world The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Core modules provide an introduction to systems able to tap natural energy sources and also cover sustainable technologies and their potential for incorporation in the design and fabric of buildings. Architectural students will have the opportunity to explore integration of sustainable technologies in design-oriented projects, while engineering students will pursue more technical-based projects. You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised dissertation. This will be your opportunity to undertake a major piece of independent research related to building and sustainable energy technologies. The MSc Sustainable Building Technology (collaborative) course is offered on a full-time basis over one year (September to September). A part time version is also available over two years. The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of taught modules during autumn and spring semesters, and a 60-credit dissertation completed over the summer period. Careers The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Sustainable Building Technology (Nottingham/Ningbo)

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham China Ningbo + 2 more

This course looks at how renewable and sustainable energy technologies can create environmentally friendly buildings. [+]

The MSc Sustainable Building Technology is currently offered in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technology (CSET) at The University of Nottingham's Ningbo Campus in China. The course is carefully structured to accommodate the interests and skills of those who are related to building design and technology and building energy and environmental performance. The strong emphasis is targeted to successful integration of renewable and sustainable energy technologies into buildings, which requires an understanding of both design and technology and hence the close co-operation of architecture and engineering. The course is designed to allow discussion and exchange of information between different disciplines and encourages novel and imaginative solutions to the challenge of producing environmentally friendly buildings. Key facts as part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today’s rapidly changing world the department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions students will spend the summer period at The University of Nottingham's Ningbo Campus in China this course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details Core modules provide an introduction to systems able to tap natural energy sources and also cover sustainable technologies and their potential for incorporation in the design and fabric of buildings. Architectural students will have the opportunity to explore integration of sustainable technologies in design-oriented projects, while engineering students will pursue more technical-based projects. You will then transfer to the University's Ningbo Campus and spend the summer semester producing a supervised dissertation. This will be your opportunity to undertake a major piece of independent research related to building and sustainable energy technologies at the award-winning Centre for Sustainable Energy Technology (CSET). The MSc Sustainable Building Technology (Nottingham/Ningbo) course is offered on a full-time basis over one year (September to September). You will spend the first two semesters (September to June) at The University of Nottingham’s University Park Campus in Nottingham, during which time you will complete a series of taught modules (120 credits). You will then transfer to the University's Ningbo Campus in China for the summer term (June to September) where you will undertake a 60-credit written dissertation. To be allowed to register for a dissertation, you must achieve an average mark of 50% or above in both the autumn and spring semesters. Careers The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design, and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course can provide you with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business. [+]

The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered by the Department of Architecture and Built Environment in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School. This course provides students with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business. The economic wealth of a country depends not only on its research base but also on its ability to exploit the commercial potential of its intellectual property. This course provides vital training in each of the areas within the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Students will gain technical skills in this field as well as becoming fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of modern business. It aims to develop confidence and understanding in the specialist field of entrepreneurship applied to technology that can arise from the research base of sustainable energy subjects. By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge in the areas of sustainable energy and business as well as the application of technologies to proposed business models, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience. Graduates from the course will be well placed to pursue careers in renewable energy technology industries. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This course combines three elements: lectures in business and industrial skills (60 credits); lectures in leading-edge renewable energy technology (60 credits); and the application of these technologies to a proposed business model via a 60-credit summer project. The ‘Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project’ will be completed during the summer period and will provide students with the opportunity to undertake independent research into a topic appropriate to renewable energy technology transfer and apply business knowledge and skills developed through the course, working closely with companies specialising in renewable energy technologies. The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered on a full-time basis over one year (12 months). During the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete a total of 120 credits worth of modules taught within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Nottingham University Business School. Finally, you will complete a Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project (worth 60 credits) during the summer period at the end of the course. This course is also offered on a part time basis over two years. Careers The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. Graduates from this course will be well placed to pursue careers in renewable energy technology industries. The governments of many countries have made renewable energy a priority area in their energy policies, and graduates of this course are likely to go onto successful careers in management, particularly at the technical-business interface. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

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This 12 month course is designed to enable science and engineering graduates to assess different energy supply options. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of modern sustainable, renewable and conventional technologies for a wide range of applications. Due to a growing skills shortage in the energy sector, especially in emerging energy technologies, industry requires graduates with specialist knowledge and multidisciplinary ability. A broad understanding of energy technologies and more practical engineering skills are provided throughout this course. Students will develop: a solid understanding of existing energy technology and its application, and an appreciation of the economic, legal, social and ethical aspects of sustainable energy the technical knowledge and skills to prepare them for a leading career in the field of sustainable energy systems the understanding required to design and critically analyse sustainable systems for energy efficiency, energy storage and energy conversion decision making powers in applying sustainable energy engineering to buildings, electricity generation, industrial processes and transport infrastructure the ability to exercise original thought the ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The course structure consists of 120 credits of taught modules plus a major individual research-based project completed during the summer term. Tutor-led modules in each semester provide a continuous thread of research development leading into the summer project. Individual project Following the successful completion of the taught modules, an individual research project is undertaken during the summer term. There is a wide choice of project areas to choose from and all projects are supervised by an academic member of staff. Project areas span the Faculty of Engineering and cover areas such as: assessment of energy crops for combined heat and power systems bio-diesel process optimisation renewable energy at point of consumption structural and material aspects of wind turbine design evaluation of electric and hybrid vehicles for carbon reduction improving environmental performance of power stations Careers In 2014, among our postgraduates available for employment, the average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates include scientific researchers, secondary teachers, university lectures and university researchers. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. [-]

MSc Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems (Erasmus Mundus)

Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Oviedo United Kingdom Nottingham + 2 more

This multi-university course has been developed with major companies to meet key challenges in the energy sector. [+]

Applications should be made for this course online at: www.emmcsteps.eu/inicio This two-year Erasmus Mundus masters course has been developed by 4 leading European universities in partnership with 16 major international companies/organisations to respond to key challenges facing the energy sector: the development of new energy sources and understanding their implications on power systems identifying methods to reduce CO2 emissions by increasing energy efficiency and using cleaner energy sources One solution explored by this masters programme is the development of electric and hybrid electric vehicles which will help reduce CO2 emissions and lessen our reliance on fossil fuels. This innovative programme also looks at electrical power systems, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and has a strong focus on innovation and sustainability issues. Students will investigate: the management of generation technologies, particularly renewable energy sources grid connection interfaces including electronic power converters transport and distribution systems, including smart grids and micro-grid concept the impact of electrical transportation systems (EV/HEV) on the electrical network power electronics applications for EV/HEV Eligibility BSc Engineering degree IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element Partners This masters course is funded by the Erasmus Mundus programme and is delivered by the University of Oviedo (Spain), The University of Nottingham (UK), Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra (ISEC) (Portugal), and Università di Roma (Italy). Other world-leading universities from the USA (the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois), Brazil (Federal University of Santa Maria - UFSM), and South Korea (Yeungnam University), and companies/organisations are involved as associated partners, offering specialised training and internships. Associated companies include: ABB; EDP; E.ON; Ford Motor Company; Gamesa Electric; HC Energía; ISF (NGO); REN; Schneider Electric; SEAT; Siemens; TRW Conekt; WEG; Windtec; Trainelec; General Electric Global Research. How to Apply Applicants must complete the online application form. For more information about the application process, please visit the Erasmus Mundus website. For further information contact: Dr Pablo Garcia Fernandez Universidad de Oviedo, Department of Electrical Engineering, DIEECS, Campus of Gijón, Edif. 2, 33204, Gijón, Asturias, SPAIN t: (+34) 985 18 2538 e: garciafpablo@uniovi.es Key facts Run by four universities in four countries, students will specialise in either sustainable transportation or electrical power systems and follow one of the mobility tracks shown below: Sustainable transportation: Spain (Oviedo) – Italy (Rome) – UK (Nottingham) – Spain (Oviedo) Electrical power systems: Spain (Oviedo) – Portugal (Coimbra) – UK (Nottingham) – Spain (Oviedo) Find out more about Nottingham campuses or take a virtual tour Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details All students begin with a two-week introductory session at the University of Oviedo, Spain in October. During the last semester of the programme, students spend around six months on an internship at one of the consortium universities or at one of the partner companies/organisations in Europe, America or Asia. Graduates are awarded a joint masters degree in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems by all the consortium universities. The award is fully recognised in the four partner countries. The programme is taught in English but students will also be able to work in at least three other European languages. Careers Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

MSc Transportation Infrastructure Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Available with two pathways, Sustainable Highways or Sustainable Railways, this course takes a practical approach. [+]

This course has two distinct pathways; Sustainable Highways and Sustainable Railways. Highway engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of highways, including vehicular, cycle and pedestrian highways and with their effective management. All this must be achieved as sustainably as possible. Railway engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of railways, extending to rapid transit (tram) systems, and with their effective management. All this must be achieved as sustainably as possible. Both of the pathways within this MSc programme take a radical, hands-on approach by linking traditional teaching intimately to near-real life highway and railway engineering problems. It provides the technical knowledge and skills to develop the analytical, decision-making and critical powers required to solve, in a sustainable way, genuine, practical highway and railway engineering problems. It will help you to develop transferable skills which could lead to a successful career in highway or railway engineering. Practical and realistic, industry-inspired projects (reviewed by industry advisors) will be used from the outset. Much of the material taught in lectures and seminars will be assessed via highway or railway project work, performed both individually and in design teams. Project work, engineering design, analysis and critique are central to all parts of the course. The University has a dedicated research centre, the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), which carries out research into the fields of transportation and pavement engineering, as well as rail track engineering and rail system reliability. It is one of the world's leading centres in this research area. This MSc draws mostly on the expertise of the research staff and activities in NTEC, supplemented by outside experts and practitioners. Key facts The Faculty of Engineering has recently invested over £3million into upgrading our facilities, including the provision of dedicated design studio space. The faculty conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. NTEC is a world-class highway engineering centre with state-of-the-art laboratories. It has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. Our research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK industrial and commercial companies, UK government departments, charities and the European Union. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details The MSc includes several core modules which rapidly lead from a basic understanding to advanced application. Much of the study will be linked to highway or railway design and assessment tasks that are derived from real-world situations, devised in collaboration with our industry advisors. The compulsory core modules are designed to give you a strong foundation in the skills and methodology necessary to successfully complete your personal dissertation project over the summer period. They are also designed to give you skills in team working and problem solving in the context of highway or railway infrastructure – skills that should enhance your employability. In addition, you will be able to choose two modules from a substantial list of approved civil engineering modules so that you can either further develop your studies in the general field of the MSc or so that you can take some widening topics. The dissertation project is a chance to carry out a major piece of independent study under the supervision of a suitable member of academic staff. It could be research-based or practice-based, depending on your interests. Careers The blend of academic study and development of practical and professional skills that the course provides is an ideal preparation for the future challenges of working in a multidisciplinary environment. Graduates of this course will be highly sought-after and enter a range of careers related to the field of highway or railway engineering. Average starting salary and career progression In 2013/14, 98% of postgraduates in the Faculty of Engineering who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

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