Master in UK

Discussion in 'Education' started by Geob, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Geob
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    Geob Marine Engineer

    Hello everybody,


    I want information about master degree at Newcastle University and Strathclyde University.

    Which university is better in Marine Engineer? Is anybody that studing now at those universities?
     
  2. Ad Hoc
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    Straythclyde is more biased towards heavy/offshore engineering whereas Newcastle is more rounded in all forms. Although strathclyde is slowly changing with 'small boat' courses.
     
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    Thank you Ad Hoc for your reply.

    Do you know something about Southampton...? I saw that southampton is near Portsmouth and has many and big Shipyards at that area. Also the Navy. Am I right?
     
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    Southampton is excellent, that's where i went. Did my masters there too.
     
  5. Geob
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    I have my Bachelor Degree and I am looking for a university in order to take my Master Degree.

    Is it possible to give me more information about Southampton? About the University, the lessons, etc...


    I send an e-mail to the contact person for the masters in Naval Architect and Marine Engineer but the opinion of somebody that was there, I believe is better.
     
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    Depends on the type of masters you want. M.Phil or MSc. Then the subjects. There is a range and i highly recommend going to Southampton. Their teaching staff are excellent. Prof Shenoi heads up the Dept., jolly nice bloke he is too. They do a varied range of vessels from small craft, sailing craft to RoRos to Tankers etc...pick your passion.
    The 'basic' MSc is 12 months course + 6months thesis, if i recall.

    I cannot praise the Uni high enough, it is excellent. It has a very good rep and now, LR have their "own wing" for joint Industrial collaboration too.
    Before, during and after i did my masters, i, like many "industrial real-world designers" are invited to give lectures, to bridge the link between theory and reality.
     
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    this is true!

    Now i finish with my practice and i saw many things that are different from the theory....


    What is M. Phil ?

    I want a master in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineer....

    Also i visiti unistats... and Southampton has ane of the highest points...
     
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    MSc is a 100% lectured course with a thesis at the end.
    M.Phil. is all your own work and is required before progressing to a PhD. The M.Phil is about 60~70% to a PhD. If you don't pass the M.Phil, you cant do a PhD.
    The M.Phil really is whatever subject you want, it is ostensibly pure research, but you learn all the skills along the way. It is much harder than a set lectured course. Since it is also self motivating.

    So, you can choose a full-time lectured course, MSc or, choose your own subjects and do an M.Phil.

    Southampton will have a course that will suit you i can gaurantee it.
     
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    So this is what I want. Yes, but about the subjects...? how can I choose a specific research. maybe they have some subjects to choose?

    I want something for hydrodynamics and aerodynamics... or something about hull design...

    I have already done my degree thesis with the title:
    " STUDY OF SHIPS THAT EXPLOITS THE PHENOMENON OF GROUND EFFECT - WING IN GROUND EFFECT (WIG) "

    So I want to continue in this subject....
     
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    If you have a title, such as WIGs of something to do with WIGs, you need to sit down with the tutor and discuss the topics that your thesis (M.Phil) will cover. He will guide you on the depth of the subjects that you select, as well as if they are required. Since you choose the subjects you need to ensure what you do your research about is of an academic stanadard that will stand up to peer scrutinty for an M.Phil.
    It is very flexible, but you need to be very self-motivating and you need to do a lot of back ground reading to justify your thesis....by papers, research, experiments etc.

    BUT an M.Phil is rather narrow in context. If your M.Phil is too board it may lack the depth required and as such, may be better to do a standrad MSc and do a "normal" end of degree thesis on WIGs...rather than all your Thesis on WIGs as an M.Phil would be.

    The choice is yours.

    Go down and chat with them....ask Prof. Shenoi/Mulland etc for best way, for what YOU want to get out of the masters.

    I did an M.Phil and going fwd to a PhD....when i finish my new house...i was hlaf way through my PhD...but put on hold when i moved to Japan.
     
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    ops should have added.

    As an example, my M.Phil was about 35,000 words, i had about 200 books/papers referenced and a further 300~400 books/papers as a bibliography back ground.
     
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    Hello All

    This is Prasanth from india..
    i too intrested in Msc in marine Engineering or
    Marine Technoly from strathclyde University..
    Basically i am Mechanical Engineer..i worked 2 years in Dubai
    boat building company.. now working with Indian Navy as outsoursing person
    but i want to do Masters in UK.. preferable Scotland..
    can anyone suggest is it helpful to my career to enter into boat building sector... and what is the difference between marine Engineering and Technology ? ?

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    Prasanth
    Help in your career, well, you need to ask yourself what is it you want from your career, what motivates you and what interests you.
    The difference between marine engineering and technology could simply be that each university uses a different "title" for the course/topic. But upon inspection I'm sure you'll find that the syllabus of each are near identical.
     
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    Thanks

    Hi Ad Hoc..
    Thankq for your reply...
    As i told u.. i like boat building..
    i want to be a part in design team
     

  15. Ad Hoc
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    Prasanth..

    A "design team" has many meanings and many layers. Do you want to be part of the engineering design..ie doing the propulsion layouts piping runs, HVAC, steering gear etc?...or do you want to be part of the hydrodynamics in selecting hull shape calculating resistance and propulsion seakeeping etc?.

    It also depends what type/size of company you wish to pursue. Since working for a very large company, you will inevitably be doing just a single discpline.

    I have always worked for smaller companies, and now my own consultancy. I have always been doing a bit of everything! Jack of all trades, but master of none.
     
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