Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology MSc (Eng)

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2020
  • Entry requirements: You will usually need a 2:1 or equivalent. This should be in Engineering or Science with appropriate knowledge of core engineering science topics at bachelor degree level.
Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology msc eng

Module details

Students are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full master's.

Compulsory modules

Manufacturing Systems (MNFG401)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
Aims

To obtain an overall understanding of manufacturing systems.

To understand manufacturing systems on the global, company, factory and shop floor scale.

To enable students to understand that manufacturing systems function at many levels within a Global Company and to identify the interactions between the systems at different levels.

To understand the function of a Manufacturing System at each level and be able to articulate the factors that control the system at that level, while also being able to take a holistic view of the system.

To be able to examine a pre-existing system, identifying points of weakness and how that system may be improved, given the external and internal constraints.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different levels of a Manufacturing System from Global Company to Shop Floor and Individual Machine, being able to articulate how these levels interact and how this interaction is accomplished.

(LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors internal to the Manufacturing Systems that affect behaviour and robustness. While showing an understanding of how these can be controlled and modified to change the system.

(LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of data and computer systems in controlling complex companies and manufacturing systems, identifying what in these system may lead to failure or the creation of waste.

(LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to identify in systems the presence of waste, to identify processes that are not efficient and consider methods to improve these systems, and be able to report this in a concise manner.

(S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S2) Commercial awareness - Relevant economic/political understanding

(S3) Commercial awareness - Relevant understanding of organisations

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

Computer Aided Design (MNFG604)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To introduce the student to the latest 3D tools and techniques used by designers.

To develop a wider knowledge and understanding of integrated systems design.

To stimulate an appreciation of modern design and development methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Engineering related IT skills Qualitative and quantitative analysis and problem-solving

(S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills: Proficient use of Pro/ENGINEER 3D CAD/CAM/CAE - [WILDFIRE]

(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in: Working from existing specifications and technical drawings Translating concepts and ideas into non-ambiguous 3D models in virtual space Developing articulate and intelligent parametric models with the correct 'design intent' Integrated system design

(S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following: Principles of modern computer aided design Latest computer aided design methodologies Processes used in integrated systems design Parametric modelling - the master model concept Pro/ENGINEER CAD/CAM/CAE 'Design for Manufacture and Assembly' (DFMA) Traditional management of assemblies using a 'Bill of Materials' (BOM) Industry standard technical drawings

Materials Processing and Selection (MATS520)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
Aims

This module will introduce the student to the concepts of materials processing and selection and the criteria used in this process.

The broad scope of manufacturing and processing technologies for metals, ceramics and polymers will be introduced.

This will be followed by development of a deeper appreciation of the influence of processing upon the structure and properties of these materials.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Knowledge and understanding of a broad range of advancedmetal, polymer and ceramic processing techniques and manufacturing technology. 

(LO2) Appreciation of how the processing of materials affects theirmicrostructure and properties.

(LO3) Understanding of heat-treatment processes in the context of materials processing

(LO4) Appreciation of the factors which are important in the selection of a material and fabrication process to produce components with specific mechanical and other properties

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Numeracy

(S3) IT skills

(S4) Commercial awareness

Additive Manufacturing (MNFG610)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
Aims

To provide an overview on the role of additive manufacturing in new product development.

To develop a generic understanding on the principles and the complete process chain of additive manufacturing processes.

To provide an awareness on recent developments in additive manufacturing and associated technologies.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The scientific principles of additive manufacturing technology
- The generic software for slicing operations.
- The niche role of additive manufacturing technology in rapid product development.
- Analysis and evaluation of AM processes.  
- Intellectual Abilities

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:
- Selecting an appropriate additive manufacturing process for a particular need based on technical, economic, quality and time considerations.
- Practical Skills N/A General Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:
- written report writing.
- Ability to work in a team Ability to deliver work to a deadline

(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:
- Written report writing.
- Ability to work in a team Ability to deliver work to a deadline

(S2) N/A

(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:
- Select an appropriate additive manufacturing process for a particular need based on technical, economic, quality and time considerations.

-  Suggest and discuss future advances in Additive Manufacturing

(S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The scientific principles of additive manufacturing technology.
- The generic software for slicing operations.
- The niche role of additive manufacturing technology in rapid product development.
- Analysis and evaluation of AM processes.  
-The types of materials used in Additive Manufacturing

Technical Writing for Engineers (ENGG596)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

This module develops technical writing skills to support project planning.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Critical Review of Scientific Literature

(LO2) Technical Writing Skills

(LO3) Carrying out a Literature Survey

(S1) Communication skills

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) IT skills

Enterprise Studies (MNGT414)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To introduce the student to various aspects of entrepreneurial activity

To develop a knowledge and understanding of enterprise related concepts, legislation and current development tools.

To stimulate an appreciation of modern enterprise challenges and the importance of entrepreneurial activity in relation to organisational success.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of enterprise activities (Marketing, Management of Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Legislation, Ethics).

(LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theory on technology assessment and competitive positioning.

(LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationships between innovation, technology and commercial viability.

(LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main differences between general management and enterprise processes.

(LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the process of business planning and financing new business start-ups.

(LO6) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the modern approach to innovation management and professional ethics.

(LO7) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to describing and explaining the concepts and processes in the syllabus.

(LO8) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to analysing technology opportunity and value propositions.

(LO9) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to preparing of business plans.

(LO10) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to dealing with ambiguity.

(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: in descriptive writing in qualitative and quantitative analysis and problem-solving in effective assessment of business opportunities

(S2) On successful completion of the module, students should have gained the following practical skills: Computer searching for real-time business information, worldwide patents and British Standards Using software to assist with the preparation of a plan for a technology-based business group working project management

Advanced Manufacturing With Lasers (MECH607)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
Aims

To provide an understanding of the principles of advanced manufacturing techniques using lasers and how these are being explored through current/recent research and adopted by industry.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) A systematic understanding of knowledge about the principles and practice of a range of advanced manufacturing processes using lasers and up to date research activity.

(LO2) A systematic understanding of knowledge about the applications of lasers in micro and nano scale processing.

(LO3) A systematic understanding of knowledge about the principles of laser-materials interactions at the micro level.

(LO4) A systematic understanding of knowledge about how new laser technology may be introduced to enhance current practice, using a sound theoretical approach.

(S1) Organisational skills - Independent learning, via private study

(S2) Communication skills - ability to write scientific and technical reports

(S3) Problem solving skills

Industrial Robotics and Automated Assembly (MNFG409)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To provide the basic knowledge and skills to design, build and operate industrial robotic systems and to understand the advantages and disadvantages of their deployment.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To have a systematic understanding and critical awareness of key aspects of industrial robotics and their integration into automated systems; understanding the concepts that underpin this application and current problems in designing applications.

(LO2) To solve problems when using the industrial robots and virtulisation sofware, using concepts and ideas from research, technical manuals and videos. Analysis of problems by developing a comprehensive understanding of the methods and techniques, and then using concepts and judgementto solve a real problem.

(LO3) To be able to communicate ideas about robot cell design and integration, discussing the complexity of design and ambiguity in developing technical solutions. In doing so the students should show the ability to critically evaluate the important features and assumptions in the design by evaluating the design requirements. They also need to creatively deal with complex design issues in a systematic and creative way.

(LO4) To work as a group on a project developing initiative in the solving of the task and taking personal responsibility when using industrial equipment. Applying methods and techniques developed during the training and using literature identified in the videos to complete the task.

(LO5) To develop qualities and transferable skills applicable to industrial robotic and automated industrial situations such as analysis of complex technical situations, identification of novel methods and communication of these to other students and staff as logical arguements.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Adaptability

Research Skills and Project Planning (ENGG597)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

This module aims to guide and support students as they work with their Project Supervisors to complete the first stage of their MSc Individual Research Project: the Proposal Report.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Critical Review of Scientific Literature

(LO2) Project Planning, Scheduling and Management

(LO3) Analuysis of Technical Risk

(LO4) Technical Writing Skills and Preparation of Formal Proposal Report

(LO5) Ability to keep a log book

(LO6) Ability to work effectively with an Academic Supervisor and within a laboratory setting

(S1) Research management developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, collecting & using data, applying research methods, applying ethics

(S2) Organisational skills

(S3) Communication skills

(S4) IT skills

Msc(eng) Project (60 Credits) (ENGG660)
LevelM
Credit level60
SemesterSummer (June-September)
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

This module enables students to pursue a research project under the guidance of a member of academic staff.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) On successful completion of the project, the student should have developed a substantial and systematic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the engineering or engineering-related topic of his/her project, including the theory, recognised principles and best practices (as appropriate). Much of this knowledge will be at, or informed by, the forefront of defined aspects of the discipline.

(LO2) On successful completion of the project, the student should also have developed a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the experimental and theoretical techniques and research methodology appropriate to advanced study in their field.

(S1) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:
Dealing with complex issues in a systematic and creative manner;
Effectively communicating findings orally and in writing to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
Planning and implementing tasks autonomously at a professional level;
Interacting effectively with others (eg, supervisor, technicians, etc);
Designing poster/webpages;
Computing and ITskills (scope-dependent);
Self-discipline, self-motivation, self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems.

(S2) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to show experience and enhancement in some of the following discipline-specific practical skills (depending on the scope of the project):
Using sophisticated research equipment to carry out experimental/laboratory/workshop activities with due regard to safety;
Using appropriate engineering analysis software and IT tools.

(S3) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to demonstrate ability in several of the following:
Critically evaluating current research and advanced scholarship;
Defining/specifying a problem;
Researching and information-gathering;
Planning/designing experimental work using suitable techniques and procedures with due regard to safety;
Assessing and managing risk;
Analysing technical problems qualitatively and/or quantitatively and drawing conclusions;
Designing a system, component or process based on an outline or detailed specification;
Assembling and analysing data and drawing conclusions;
Evaluating current methodologies and (where appropriate) propose new methodologies;
Critically evaluate the project outcomes;
Making an original contribution to knowledge.

Optional modules

Laser Materials Processing (MECH605)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
Aims

To provide an overview of the interaction of (high power) lasers with materials and their application in a selected range of established industrial processes, including: key features & properties of high power lasers, laser beam deployment, safety in high power laser use; laser process principles & practice for cutting, welding and a selected range of surface treatments.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) A systematic understanding of knowledge about the principles of operation of established industrial high power laser types.

(LO2) A systematic understanding of knowledge about the interaction of optical energy with materials.

(LO3) A systematic understanding of knowledge about the applications of lasers in a selected range of processes.

(LO4) A systematic understanding of knowledge about the principles of safety in the use of high power lasers in materials processing.

(S1) Communication skills - ability to write scientific and technical reports

(S2) Organisational skills - Independent learning, via private study

Supply Chain Operations Management (EBUS506)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
Aims

The management of supply chains is key to the operations of modern organisations. The need to be competitive, reach new markets, source new goods and raw materials as well as globalisation have all been key contributors to the development of supply chains as a function. It has become clear that competitive advantage and customer satisfaction can be gained if all organisations in the chain work together to improve service and reduce cost. The module provides the student with comprehensive understanding of key principles and techniques of supply chain management including topics such as inventory management, demand and capacity management, supply chain partnerships and IT.

The aim of this module is to provide a study of the key principles, systems and techniques used to assure effective supply chain management. The module covers an extensive range of subjects including logistics, information management, inventory management, partnerships and information technology.

The aims are to enable the student to:

Understand the principles and role of SCM in organisations;

Understand the nature and importance of inter-relationships within the supply chain;

Understand and apply a range of tools and techniques relevant to the optimisation of supply chains.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Be able to define and document a supply chain operation in national and international contexts;

(LO2) Be able to analyse and evaluate the performance of the supply chain;

(LO3) Be able to apply supply chain optimisation tools and techniques in a range of situations.

(S1) Numeracy. Relevant supply chain operations tools and techniques that involve calculations will be introduced and practised in the lectures.

(S2) Commercial awareness. Real-world examples and applications of supply chain operations management will be introduced and discussed in lectures.

(S3) International awareness. The global nature of supply chain operations management will be introduced and discussed in lectures.

Operations Modelling and Simulation (EBUS504)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To understand a range of modelling analytical methods and their appropriate applications;

To understand the dynamic nature of systems and their behavioural characteristics;

To understand how real system modules are developed, tested and validated;

To develop confidence in the use of commercially available simulation tools, eg Witness.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Be able to develop models for business process reengineering;

(LO2) Be able to specify and demonstrate a computer simulation for business process modelling;

(LO3) Be able to apply statistical and analytical techniques for simulation experimentation;

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Teamwork

(S5) Organisational skills

(S6) Communication skills

(S7) IT skills

(S8) International awareness

(S9) Lifelong learning skills

(S10) Ethical awareness

(S11) Leadership

Finite Element Analysis (MECH452)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting55:45
Aims

To develop a fundamental understanding of the Finite Element method.  To apply the Finite Element methodology to a range of problems, spanning mechanical and civil engineering. To develop skills in interpreting and understanding the physical meaning of finite element results.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Fundamental understanding of the capabilities and limitations of modern Finite Element software.

(LO2) Ability to apply the Finite Element methodology to problems across mechanical and civil engineering.

(LO3) Ability to appraise and interpret the results provided by Finite Element software.

(LO4) Understanding the importance of model validation.

(LO5) Understanding the limitations of modern Finite Element software and the approximations that are made during model development.

(S1) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S2) Organisational skills

(S3) IT skills

Integrated Systems Design (MNFG615)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

The primary aim is to gain a practical appreciation of Integrated System Design (ISD) through the design, build and operation of free-standing mobile robots which will perform specific tasks.  This module will give the students an opportunity to work in teams; gain an understanding of what it means to plan and work through a project; work to deadlines; maximise resources; and cope with uncertainty.

Learning Outcomes

(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience in the entire design cycle of an integrated system within a team environment.

(S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using appropriate system design tools and methodologies.

(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate the ability in: -design a product with an integrated systems approach. -analysis and synthesis of product requirements in a systematic framework.

(S4) The students will learn a range of skills ranging from vision systems, sensors, control, drive and materials etc.  They will learn disciplines relating to project planning and budget control. They will learn skills relating to integrated system design and engineering implementation.  All of this will provide them with knowledge and skills that will be of benefit during their engineering careers.

Design for Environment, Manufacture and Assembly (MNFG413)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the tools and methods of Eco-design, Design for Manufacture and Assembly using real, everyday products as examples.

Learning Outcomes

(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Written communication by means of project reports and engineering drawings. Project team work. Creative design and problem solving skills.

(S2) The module will require the strip-down of a variety of household products (e.g. electric screwdriver, toaster, electric kettle etc.), the investigation and understanding of the functions and features of these products, and the redesign of the products. It will therefore enable the practical application of: Real engineering design techniques; Eco-design as an engineering tool; Procedures for optimised product design using the techniques of Boothroyd and Dewhurst; The "Durham Methodology" for Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly.

(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to: Evaluating and improving existing designs. Choosing eco-design, manufacturing and assembly methods. Making complex design decisions at various points throughout the design process based on conflicting design requirements.

(S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: Eco-Design methods (including the 10 Golden Rules, the MET, the Eco-design Web and so on). The relationship between Eco-Design and Design for Sustainability Design Costing methods The principles of design for manufacture and assembly The conflict between eco-design, design for manufacture and design for assembly

Management of Design (MNGT413)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:0
Aims

To enable students to develop a general understanding of a wide range of aspects of the design function in a manufacturing company and its management, and in particular a comprehensive understanding of the Design Process. The core of the module is a detailed study of a six-phase model of the Design Process derived from several authors and BS7000: Product Planning and Feasibility; Design Specification; Conceptual Design; Embodiment Design; Detail Design; Post-Design-Release.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To enable students to develop a general understanding of a wide range ofaspects of the design function in a manufacturing company and itsmanagement, and in particular a comprehensive understanding of the DesignProcess.

The core of the module is a detailed study of a six-phase model of theDesign Process derived from several authors and BS7000: Product Planning andFeasibility; Design Specification; Conceptual Design; Embodiment Design;Detail Design; Post-Design-Release.

(S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show awareness of organisational and management aspect of design-related companies.

(S2) Researching information and writing reports

(S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to: describing and explaining the concepts and processes in the syllabus comparing and contrasting the design processes described by different authors applying the concepts to a case study.

(S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the importance of EFFECTIVE DESIGN to the company and to the UK economy the role of the DESIGN FUNCTION within a manufacturing company the key stages of the DESIGN PROCESS the importance of COST MANAGEMENT in all design activities the key aspects of the DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT the key aspects of CORPORATE DESIGN MANAGEMENT management aspects of COMPUTER AIDS in Design.

Advanced Engineering Materials (MATS301)
Level3
Credit level7.5
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
Aims

To understand the production methods for and mechanical properties of non-ferrous metals.
To identify the types of fibres and matrices commonly used in the manufacture of composite materials.
To identify the commonly used test methods and NDT techniques for composites.
To use micromechanics approaches and Classical Laminate Theory to study the mechanical response of composites.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Knowledge and understanding of the origins of the microstructures of Al, Ti and Ni alloys, and how they may be influenced by thermal and mechanical treatments

(LO2) Knowledge of fibres, matrices and fabric types used in composites

(LO3) Understanding of manufacturing processes, test methods and NDT techniques used for composites

(LO4) Ability of calculating the mechanical properties of composites using micromechanics and Classical Laminate Theory

Functional Materials (MATS402)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
Aims

To develop an understanding of the functional properties of materials, leading to the design and fabrication of electronic and sensor devices, with a particular emphasis on micro- and nano-scale fabrication technologies and device materials. To develop an appreciation of state-of-the-art and future materials, devices and processing technology.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Ability to identify and select the functional properties of materials including semiconductors, dielectrics and conductors required in device applications

(LO2) Selection of appropriate manufacturing processes for the deployment of functional materials  in technological devices

(LO3) A working knowlege of the industrial applications of functional devices in engineering applications, namely microelectronics, optoelectronics and sensing

(LO4) Understanding of the underlying physical principles responsible for the functional properties of materials

(LO5) A working knowledge of the underlying physics of a selection of devices where functional materials play a key role in the operation

(S1) Design and selection of engineering materials and processes

Formulation Engineering (ENGG413)
LevelM
Credit level7.5
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
Aims

The aim of this module is to provide a multidisciplinary perspective to Formulation Engineering , sitting at the interface of Engineering, Chemistry and Materials Science. This will contribute connecting students in the School of Engineering and Chemistry with the MIF facilities, Unilever and other companies. The contents are oriented towards formulations (suspensions, emulsions and foams) with particular emphasis in processing and applied rheology. This will link with the automated and high-troughput make and measure facilities in the MIF.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) On successful completion of this module students will be able to recall fundamental concepts of complex fluids, formulations and basic rheology.

(LO2) Students will be able to identify the behaviour of simple formulations and differentiate the fundamental science involved in colloidal suspensions, surfactants, emulsions, gels and foams. They will also become familiar with a wide range of characterisation techniques.

(LO3) Students will be able to apply knowledge in Newtonian and non-Newtonian rheology to everyday formulations.

(LO4) Students will gain skills and experience in multi-disciplinary research areas relevant to industry and academia (complex fluids and rheology). They will widen their knowledge into new areas that are complementary to their degrees; and will be able to apply new fundamental concepts in a range of applications from food industry, personal care and paints to drug delivery systems and manufacturing.

(LO5) Students will be able to operate a rheometer; carry out flow and oscillatory rheology tests; measure the properties of different formulations; and to analyse experimental results to identify and assess different behaviours.

(S1) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S2) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

(S3) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others

(S4) Learning skills online studying and learning effectively in technology-rich environments, formal and informal


UK students are exempt from ENGG596 and choose an additional 7.5 credits module from optional module list.