ISMM is very different to any other academic course: it combines traditional teaching material with a series of industrial visits, some of which will take place overseas. The course members work a full industrial week and conform to business dress codes. This intensive, practical programme gives direct experience of many different industries, cultures and working environments, and the projects present real challenges in genuine industrial and business environments. The aim of the course is to equip numerate graduates with the skills, personal development and industrial experience to be immediately effective in their early careers in industry. ISMM will broaden your perspective and experience and open the door to a wide range of industrial careers. Many blue chip companies recognise the value of the course and target our graduates. Equally, for those who want to work in a smaller company, ISMM gives the confidence to start directly in a manufacturing engineering or management role. Those with entrepreneurial flair go on to set up their own companies.
This is a new twelve-month MPhil programme, taught from within our Information Engineering Division, with a unique, joint emphasis on both machine learning and on speech and language technology. The course aims: to teach the state of the art in machine learning, speech and language processing; to give students the skills and expertise necessary to take leading roles in industry; to equip students with the research skills necessary for doctoral study.
The MSc course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the ‘state-of-the-art’ in one or more of the many areas of mechanical engineering in which the Department has acknowledged expertise. This combines with the potential for students to develop their abilities in subjects such as numerical analysis and signal processing, which are useful in all areas of mechanical engineering and are associated with the application of computers in engineering practice. The principal component of the course is the individual project, which is usually associated with current research activity or industrial consultancy, allowing you to gain substantial expertise in one particular area. Further expertise is developed by taking taught course modules. Students can study an unusually broad range of subjects in the Department as a result of our position as one of the largest university engineering departments in the UK. The success of the course can be measured by the large proportion of graduates who go on to find appropriate and challenging posts in industry, government, and universities at home and abroad.
Advanced vibration engineering
Aircraft engine technology
Computational continuum mechanics
Computational fluid dynamics
Finite element analysis and applications
Fundamentals of fracture mechanics
Integrated design and manufacture
Interfacing and data processing
Mechanical transmission technology
Introduction to nuclear engineering
Nuclear reactor physics
Polymer processing technology
Structure, properties and applications of polymers
Vehicle propulsion technology
Welding, joining and adhesives
Our one-year full-time MSc in Human and Biological Robotics is a wide-ranging course covering robotics for humans and society, service and social robotics, rehabilitation technology, as well as machine vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. This new Master's course has a unique focus on engineering methods which investigate human and animal sensing and sensorimotor control, and on the design of biomimetic systems and assistive devices for humans. It builds upon the unique strengths of the Department of Bioengineering and the wider College in this new field.
Statistics and Data Analysis
Medical Device Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Robotics
Embedded C for microcontrollers
H-CARD: Human Centred design of Assistive and Rehabilitation Devices
Human neuromechanical control and learning
The MSc Mechanical Engineering course comprises advanced topics in mechanical engineering with modules spanning engineering science, design and technology. The modules have been developed to complement departmental research and academic strengths, along with our strong industrial links. Modules and projects are delivered by academic staff having international expertise in their discipline and are complemented by specialist lecture content from industrial experts. This course will appeal to students progressing directly from undergraduate study in engineering or related fields; to more experienced professionals wishing to update their skills; to engineering graduates/professionals holding an accredited undergraduate degree and seeking to fulfil the academic requirements for Chartered Engineering (CEng) registration with the UK Engineering Council (ECUK) .
Design and Modelling of Systems
Mechanics and Actuators
Intelligent System Control
The Mechanical Engineering with Project Management programme is aimed at engineers wishing to advance or update their engineering skills and knowledge base. The taught modules cover a broad range of engineering design and evaluation skills and how they can be applied to mechanical products and systems. In addition you will learn the key concepts and issues associated with engineering project leadership and organisational behaviour together with the project management processes, tools and techniques required to handle them.
This popular and well-established programme is based at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The School has an international reputation for excellence in manufacturing engineering and has recently received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is in recognition of its sustained contribution to High Value Manufacturing through its pioneering research and innovation and high quality teaching.
Manufacturing System and Process Modelling
Lean and Agile Manufacture
Engineering Management and Business Studies
Product Information Systems – Product Lifecycle Management
The Innovation Process and Project Management
Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context
Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Automation
It provides students with a systems viewpoint for automotive design and manufacture, transferable skills and knowledge applicable to the workplace. Created in partnership with companies such as the Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover, the programme is also aimed at existing or prospective product development engineers and those working in manufacturing, particularly those working alongside product design personnel in the context of cross-functional teams and simultaneous working practice.
Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance
Vehicle Systems Analysis
Manufacturing Systems and Integrated Design
Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains
Powertrain Calibration Optimisation
Vehicle Dynamics and Control (for full-time students only)
Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration