MSc in Manufacturing Engineering Design
School of Engineering

MSc in Manufacturing Engineering Design

MSc in Manufacturing Engineering Design
School of Engineering

MSc in Manufacturing Engineering Design

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Duration18 months

Fees
€9,000 for whole program

LanguageEnglish

CampusNicosia

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Qualification Awarded MSc in Manufacturing Engineering Design
Level Of Qualification Master (2nd Cycle)
Offered by Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

In the Mechanical Engineering industry, particular problems often arise that require extensive scientific know-how and skills, as well as innovative engineering, complemented by a well rounded technological background. The aim of this MSc programme is to provide this advanced knowledge and scientific background such that our engineering graduates, based on the knowledge gained from this programme, can enter the mechanical engineering industry successfully and use this knowledge to slowly become experts in certain active areas or disciplines.

Furthermore, this MSc programme will broaden, strengthen and integrate knowledge and understanding regarding advanced engineering industry processes. This will include all the necessary academic tools, computational modelling techniques, design, and engineering practice to solve mechanical engineering problems of varying complexity, taking into consideration the economic, social and environmental context.

At the end of this programme, a deep and broad knowledge of the advanced mechanical engineering technology will have been acquired, enabling the prediction, improvement and innovativeness of the processes of modern mechanical engineering design and production activities.

The specific objectives of the program are to:
- Develop detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the core skills of advanced mechanical engineering design, additive manufacturing, 3D printing and related activities.
- Obtain an in-depth comprehension of the existing technologies applied in modern design and production operations.
- Develop and use a significant range of principal and specialist skills, techniques and practices applied in current international design and AM production activities.
- Provide the expertise demanded by the necessity of supporting design and production activities related to the oil & gas discovered in Cyprus and Southeast Mediterranean Sea.
- Use and further develop the know-how needed for supporting design and production activities related to offshore oil & gas extraction, delivery by piping, onshore receiving (stations), processing, storing and commercializing in the form of raw materials and/or in the form of a value-added product (LNG, Methanol, Ammonia, other petrochemicals, etc.).
- Develop detailed knowledge and critical understanding of computer aided techniques CAD-CAM-CAE, additive manufacturing and computational mechanics and heat transfer and their applications.
- Gain knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of advanced design and AM techniques.
- Appreciate the economical, legal and environmental aspects of design, production and welding activities.
- Be able to apply this knowledge directly to applications in Cyprus and in the European Union.
- Plan and execute a significant project of research, investigation or development in a specialist area within the field of design, production and welding engineering, demonstrating extensive, detailed and critical understanding.
- Critically review existing practices and develop original and creative solutions to problems within the design and production sector and the domain addressed by the programme, incorporating the marketing approach in order to capitalize on the solutions developed.
- Communicate and work effectively with peers, academic staff and industry experts, demonstrating the appropriate levels of autonomy and responsibility.
- Provide specialist knowledge required to enter into this challenging professional field.
- Provide graduate engineers with the ability to specialize in a field of modern design, additive manufacturing, welding technology and production engineering.
- Address serious issues faced by the design and production engineering, such as sustainable development, environmental protection, risk, reliability and safety.
- Prepare top careers of mechanical engineers within EU.

Overall, the objectives of the Program are re-examined in the light of technological changes, developments in the field of study, employability requirements and are redefined whenever and as necessary.

Upon successful completion of this program, the students are expected to:

1. Be provided with broader knowledge of advanced design, manufacturing, welding and additive manufacturing, the technological evolution and current needs of the industry, the financial evolution of the industry and the financial drivers and needs of the international activities.
2. Formulate the content and philosophy of the European and Cypriot legislative framework and to develop relevant processes and factors.
3. Improve the contemporary global, regional and local issues and develop systemic, critical and creative thinking about their impact on economic activities.
4. Acquire skills and experiences necessary for engineers who will lead the fields of modern design, additive manufacturing, 3D printing and production engineering activities.
5. Improve the procedures and analysis needed to enforce pertinent legislation, enhance the issuance of international mechanical design and production related certification, and better facilitate the environmental labelling procedure and perform feasibility analysis.
6. Develop a keen understanding of modern design and production enterprises and opportunities.
7. Improve processes such as welding, equipment, materials and metallurgy and welding safety.
8. Propose new methods to inspect and evaluate quality of welds and finished weldments.
9. Develop a balanced perspective on safety and environmental concerns by offering to the students a broad-based understanding which will help at management level decision.
10. Be equipped with the necessary knowledge and acumen to move into decision-making roles.
11. Prioritized the organizational, political and entrepreneurial aspects of the industry.
12. Combine effectively state-of-the-art software tools for advanced design and manufacturing engineering.
13. Propose new research programs for local and international funding opportunities for promoting in a sustainable way the activities of modern design and production industry.
14. Obtaining the necessary knowledge background so that they can become chartered in the professional chambers and associations
15. Create new and innovative research results for education.
16. Formulate and balancing financial reporting and contractual activity of the design and production industry
17. Illustrating leading edge company practice in all areas of financial reporting, from environmental impact to corporate strategy and to emphasise the roles of all players
Student Admission Requirements:

English is the official instruction language of the Programme. Candidates’ minimum qualifications for admittance to the program are:
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University in Engineering.
- Fluency in English.

It is likely that the number of candidates may be greater than the maximum number of students that can be admitted to the Program. In this case additional criteria for the selection of the students would be:
- Bachelor's Degree Overall, and Upper-Class, Grade Point Average;
- professional experience;
- candidate’s involvement in courses and activities related to sustainable energy systems, environmental issues and sustainable development;
- knowledge and experience in the use of Information and Communication Technologies.

Eligible candidates will be selected and admitted to the Programme, after a personal interview. The interviews will be conducted by an Evaluation Committee, formed by the Program Coordinator (chair of the committee) and two members of the Programme’s teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Candidates who have completed university level work in an accredited program are eligible to apply for transfer admission. Candidates can be granted transfer credits according to the general arrangements for recognition of prior learning of the University.

Such candidates should, along with their application form, submit the following documents:
- Official transcripts (grade reports) and syllabi (course descriptions) for all University coursework taken to date.

Transcripts are evaluated by an ad-hoc Transfer Committee consisting of the Program supervisor and two other academic staff members, in order to determine the number of credits to be transferred, in accordance with the MSc in Energy Engineering program curriculum requirements.
Transfer students, regardless of the number of credits transferred should complete at least two thirds (2/3) of the ECTS credits required by the program of study at Frederick University in order to be eligible for graduation. For 3 academic semester 90 ECTS program, a transfer student must complete a minimum of two (2) academic semesters (60 ECTS) in the MSc in program in order to be eligible for graduation. Restrictions set by professional bodies such as the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ΕΤΕΚ) are also taken into consideration
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
There are no specific examination regulations, assessment and grading methods employed by this Program. The examination regulations, assessment methods and grading system for this Program are the same as the relevant general university regulations.

Graduation Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 90 ECTS credits in the courses listed in the Program Structure.

Furthermore, a student can graduate only if their CGPA is greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00. Graduating students with a CGPA less than 5.00 might have to take extra courses or repeat a number of courses in order to improve their grades.

Access to Further Studies
The graduates of the Program have access to postgraduate doctorate studies in disciplines related with the discipline of engineering.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 40 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MED501MANUFACTURING MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING DESIGN103
2MED502DESIGN FOR JOINING PROCESSES103
3MED503INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF MODERN CAD/CAM SYSTEMS103
4MED504RAPID PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND 3D PRINTING103

The student must successfully complete 20 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MED505ADVANCED ENGINEERING DESIGN AND SIMULATION103
2MED506ADVANCED WELDING PROCESSES103
3MED507ADVANCED TOPICS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (INDUSTRIAL INNOVATIONS)103
4MED508MANUFACTURING INNOVATION MANAGEMENT103

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MED509MASTER THESIS I: RESEARCH METHODS AND THESIS PREPARATION103
2MED510MASTER THESIS II: PROPOSAL IMPLEMENTATION AND PRESENTATION203
Total
90
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1MED501MANUFACTURING MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING DESIGN10
2MED502DESIGN FOR JOINING PROCESSES10
3MED503INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF MODERN CAD/CAM SYSTEMS10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MED504RAPID PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND 3D PRINTING10
2MED509MASTER THESIS I: RESEARCH METHODS AND THESIS PREPARATION10
3ELECTIVE COURSE10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MED510MASTER THESIS II: PROPOSAL IMPLEMENTATION AND PRESENTATION20
2ELECTIVE COURSE10
TOTAL30


 
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The delivery of the program of study is supported by the following members of staff:

RankName
ProfessorProf. George Demosthenous
Professor - Programme Coordinator Dr. Antonios Lontos
ProfessorProf. Sotiris Omirou
Associate ProfessorDr. Michalis Menicou
Associate ProfessorDr. Loukas Papadakis
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