Master of Mechanical Science
What is the program about?
Master of Mechanical Engineering emphasizes the advanced study and research on the design, analysis, planning, operation, and management of mechanical systems, providing a broad and deep background in mechanical engineering. In the first year, students will take a variety of courses and learn about most facets knowledge of mechanical engineering. The following one-year is thesis writing period. In this year, the students will do research in one of the school’s highly active and well-funded research groups. The program is taught entirely in English. However, basic Chinese courses are provided as part of the program to make living in China easier.
How to Graduate?
The total credits for the program are no less than 30, in which no less than 18 credits are for compulsory courses.
In the second year, the students must finish their master thesis, and defend it in the fourth term (In mid-May).
Before graduate students can be officially admitted to degree candidacy, they must satisfy one of the following requirements:
a. Publish an academic paper in relevant journals and academic conferences
b. Participate and complete an engineering project and submit a summary report
How long does the program last?
This is a two-year master’s program and will be fully taught in English. Upon the completion of the program, graduates will earn a Master’s Degree of Mechanical Engineering, recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a relevant field. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided. Please contact the International Admission Office for further guidance.
1. Advanced Manufacturing Technology
The course aims to provide a thorough review of contemporary issues in advanced manufacturing technology, covering the research and development status, modern design technology, advanced manufacturing process technology, high speed cutting, advanced ceramic cutting tools, virtual manufacturing and network manufacturing, micro-fabrication technology and nanotechnology, precision and super-precision machining, and non-conventional machining etc. As a core module for the Masters in Mechanical Engineering, it will provide the advanced manufacturing knowledge base and analytical approaches for design and manufacturing technology.
2. Digital Control System Analysis and Design
The course aims to provide a thorough review of computer-controlled systems, sampling theorem, Z-transform, difference equations; Digital-oriented Mathematical Plant Model - pulse transfer function representation, state-space representation; Digital Controller Design - translation of analogue controller, direct design in Z-domain, digital PID controllers, advanced controller design: pole-placement and state-space design methods; Real-time Implementation of Digital Controller - implementation issues, choice of sampling period, software implementation. The course will provide the essential techniques of computer-based control and analytical approaches for engineering.
3. Metal Cutting and Cutting Tool Technology
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced topics in metal cutting theory. This approach will be employed to analyse mechanics of cutting, the economy in cutting, and alternative methods of cutting technology. Also, chip control and machine vibrations will be in the scope. This course will provide participants with cutting-edge technologies. Participants will also learn how to use state-of-the-art tool & cutter grinder to verify and generate cutting tools of excellent quality from the advanced grinding software.
4. Finite Element Method
The course is a Core module for Master of Mechanical Engineering, and it is the theoretical foundation and important tool of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). The course aims to provide the basic concepts, theories and modelling techniques of finite element method (FEM), and solve typical static or dynamic problems in practical engineering structures using commercial finite element software programs.
5. Modern CNC Technology
The course aims to provide a thorough review and practical analytical/design/application skill of modern CNC technology, covering the review of modern CNC technology, basic knowledge, and theory of CNC system, a design method of CNC system, practical skills of using CNC system as well as the future CNC technology introduction. As a core module, it will provide the knowledge base and analytical approaches for Master of Mechanical Engineering.
6. Green manufacturing and remanufacturing
Environment, resources, and population are three major problems facing human society today. In the 20th century, the global economy developed rapidly. At the same time, rigid problems such as global ecological destruction, shortage of resources and environmental pollution also emerged. This course is designed to help students understand the “green” strategies that lay the foundation for the sustainability of global manufacturing industry.
Through this course, students will learn the topics of green design, green manufacturing, and remanufacturing. Students will also learn how the design process impacts the environment. Teamwork, oral communication, green product innovation, entrepreneurship, written documentation, and professional behavior are stressed. The course will also serve as a research laboratory for creating a better understanding of green manufacturing and remanufacturing.
1. Engineering Fracture Mechanics
The course covers the most important areas of fracture mechanics. Our major concern was the presentation of principal concepts and methods in a clear and sound manner as a basis for a deeper entry into the matter. As a core module for the Masters in Mechanical Engineering, it will provide the knowledge base and analytical approaches for solving engineering problems.
2. Advanced Vibration
The course is specially designed for postgraduates (MSc and Ph.D.) to gain the ability to solve vibration problems using appropriate deterministic or statistical methods. By providing the theoretical background of these methods, the course helps students to understand the principles of different vibration analysis methods and their limitations. Higher frequency vibration analysis of complex structures, for which traditional deterministic methods, such as finite element (FE) methods, are not suitable, is particularly addressed. The theoretical background and assumptions of Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA), as a powerful tool for solving high-frequency vibration problems, are introduced.
3. Elasticity and Plasticity
The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic theories and knowledge and general solution techniques of elasticity and plasticity, covering the theory of stress and strain, the introduction of stress-strain constitutive relation, the solution techniques in two-dimensional and three-dimensional boundary value problems of elasticity and plasticity, the energy principles and energy method of solution of solid continuum mechanics, and the elementary theory of classical Kirchhoff plate. As a basic branch of solid mechanics, it is intended to give graduate students sound foundations on which to build advanced courses such as thermal elasticity and plasticity, fracture mechanics, the theory of plates and shells, mechanics of composite materials, and the computational mechanics.
4. Man-Machine Engineering
The course aims to provide an introduction of effects of vibration on a human body in various environments and man-machine interface design, covering the design approaches, health effects of whole-body and local vibration, vibration measurements and prevention strategies in man-machine engineering. As an optional module for the Masters in Mechanical Engineering, it will provide the knowledge base and engineering approaches for the Programme.
5. Modeling and simulation of manufacturing system
The goal of this course is to give a comprehensive and state-of-the-art treatment of the important aspects of a simulation study, including basic simulation modelling, modelling complex systems, simulation software, review of basic probability and statistics and simulation of manufacturing systems. It strives to motivate intuition about simulation and modelling, as well as to present them in a technically correct yet clear manner. It can serve as a first course in simulation at the junior, senior, or beginning-graduate-student level in engineering, manufacturing, business or computer science.
6. International Networked Teams for Engineering Design (INTEnD)
Customer-driven fast innovation is the fundamental process underlying the success of engineering of the future. This course is designed to help students understand the fast innovation strategies that lay the foundation for the sustained competitiveness of global manufacturing industry. Through this course, the student will learn service differentiation, fast innovation process, and disruptive innovation. Students will also learn how the design process and fast innovation project management are conducted by dispersed international engineering teams. Rapid response to product design, innovation processes, oral communication, product customization, entrepreneurship, written documentation in direct response to customer desires, and professional behavior across corporate and social cultures are stressed. The class will also serve as a research laboratory for creating a better understanding of the process of rapid response to customer input.