University of Huddersfield

Engineering MSc by Research

A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master’s course.

You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme of work which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies.

Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events .

The approved programme of training and research combines advanced study, research methodology and a substantial research project, or series of research projects in a chosen field.

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis not normally exceeding 25,000 words (excluding ancillary data), which will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MSc by Research is an upper second honours degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Details

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas 

A Semi-Analytical Approach to Determining Velocity Profiles in the Near to Middle Distance Behind A Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
Aerodynamic characterisation and design optimisation of vertical axis wind turbines for sustainable urban environments.
Characterisation of Multi-component and Multi- phase flows through complex industrial systems.
Characterisation of the dynamic behaviour of vortex rings to optimise the cooling process in a prilling tower. Attach
Correlation Analysis of Heaviness and Clarity in Metal Music Production
Development of a Computational Fluid Dynamics based model for online monitoring of pollution leak for risk mitigation
Development of a non-invasive flow metering system for the single phase and multiphase flow measurement.
Fast surface determination method based on XCT simulation and Machine Learning
Foil backed aerodynamic bearings for automotive turbocharger applications.
Inverse design of wind turbine blades' surfaces and shape for ice accretion resistance
Music Production User Interfaces for the 21st Century
Optimisation of charge air temperature control systems for Turbocharged Internal Combustion Engines using novel turbomachinery technologies
Signal Processing Algorithms for millimetre Wave (mm-Wave) communications
Simulation based inverse design of functional surfaces incorporating artificial roughness exposed to fluid flow
Surface Prediction of Additively Manufactured Parts Using Machine Learning
Surface topography characterisation methods for the manufacturing, functioning and metrology of additively manufactured components

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