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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechanical Design Engineering (Top-up)

About the Course
Course Curriculum



The programme aims to produce graduates who can:

• Apply key mechanical engineering concepts and design skills in the modern engineering environment.
• Innovate and be creative in the design of new mechanical products, devices or components.
• Conduct experimental work and generate appropriate data to evaluate concepts and deepen understanding.
• Draw upon a broad knowledge of engineering business practice and integrate design in a business context.

It is anticipated that students graduating from this programme will be able to take up a range of engineering roles and make immediate and valuable contributions to engineering businesses.

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Assessment methods

The modules will be assessed either by coursework, examinations or a combination of both appropriate to the module objectives.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate from this course you will probably be looking for managerial roles in the design and industrial engineering industry. Alternatively, you may choose to use your project management skills in the technology industry or build on the entrepreneurial part of the course to set up your own business.

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  • Ranked Top 20 in The Complete University Guide 2016: League Table for General Engineering
  • Ranked Top 50 in The Complete University Guide 2016: League table for Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering


Why MDIS School of Engineering?

  • Fully-equipped Engineering laboratory and workshops on campus
  • Diverse teaching team with relevant industrial experience
  • Up-to-date curriculum and hands-on practical lessons

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Interview with Dr David Bell

Watch an interview with Dr David Bell, Associate Dean (International) from Northumbria University (UK).

Dr Bell will share some of the reasons behind choosing MDIS as the collaborative partner for Northumbria University’s Engineering programmes.


Northumbria University

    Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.  By putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria works with major global employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

Northumbria University works with prestigious Institutions of Higher Education throughout the world, including MDIS. Together we offer an exciting portfolio of programmes that will develop international citizens who are equipped to work in a global marketplace. Northumbria University and MDIS have a successful working relationship for a number of years, starting initially with just one programme BSc (Honours) Biotechnology but has grown to now offering a number of undergraduate and post graduate programmes across a range of subject areas.

  • Ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.

Engineering and Environment at Northumbria offers programmes to equip students with the skills, critical thinking and knowledge needed to change the world. The faculty aims for excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. High quality courses enable students to study disciplines that shape the world to be a better place for people. The faculty offers degree programmes in Architecture and the Built Environment; Computer Science and Digital Technologies, Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Mathematics and Information Sciences, Geography as well as Physics and Electrical Engineering, providing education that gives our graduates an advantage in the employment market.



Module Descriptions


Mechanical Engineering Design

This module focuses on the engineering design and detailed analytical skills required to design reliable machines through a systematic approach to engineering design encompassing the generic engineering design process, design methodology and components design.
Learning is achieved primarily through directed design exercises and case studies with a supporting programme of lectures.

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Design for “X”

This module aims to make use of the knowledge and analytical skills developed during previous study to specify, design and manufacture products. This module will introduce and develop the advanced techniques of Design for “X” where “X” refers to materials, manufacture, assembly, environment, sustainability, economy, robust design intellectual property rights and design of experiments.
This module in addition investigates corrosion and degradation of engineering materials under mechanical and environmental stress. Consideration is given to design with ductile/brittle materials and failure by the mechanisms of creep and fatigue.
The student will use a range of analytical techniques and systems to make performance predictions, to support theoretical considerations of the systems design process.

Digital Product Design and Analysis

The module is focused on an industrially relevant product development project which has individual and group based elements. This is intended to allow students to experience and demonstrate their depth of understanding of the design, analysis and manufacturing processes and to reflect on modern product development practices.
This module aims to make use of the knowledge and analytical skills developed throughout the student’s
studies to design and manufacture engineered products using Digital 3D Design, Manufacturing and Analysis systems.
The student will use a range of industrial design and analytical techniques and systems to make performance predictions, to support theoretical considerations of a systemic design process.

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Project Management & Professional Development

The module will enable students to develop a strong appreciation of the key issues associated with the discipline of project management, in terms of their ability to critically analysis, evaluation and reflect on material from relevant sources and their own professional development.
Students will acquire knowledge of a range of techniques to assist in the project management field. The module will provide opportunities for development of practical skills using an appropriate PC-based project management tool. This knowledge and academic skills development will be set in the context of developing awareness of additional professional skills to complement the core techniques associated within a project management setting.

Design Engineering Project

The student will be provided with a range of predefined project titles and specifications, in the appropriate technological area. The project specifications will follow a structured pattern such that all project students will be able to complete a set of common milestone objectives at set points during the year, as part of the execution of the project.
The student will produce a planning/progress report at the end of semester 1, in addition to a final project report at the end of semester 2. Each individual student will be required to give a presentation on the project to the supervisor(s) and peers.

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Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Duration of Course | Part-time: 12 months
Award | DEGREE
Class Intake for 2017

Part-time Programme
Jan, May and Sept 

Local students  :

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International students:

+65 6278 8000



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