Engineering, MSc by Research

Engineering, MSc by Research

Two-thirds of this programme consist of a research project that enables the student to develop significant expertise in a particular subject. This is complemented by options from the Department's portfolio of Master's programmes.

The programme is ideal for an industry-based project and/or student. Research can be drawn from across the School's areas of interest and expertise, which include manufacturing systems, control and instrumentation, and bulk solids handling.

Recent research topics include:

  • The influence of product temperature upon adhesion to impact zones in process plants
  • The design, construction and testing of a test rig to evaluate elutriation segregation; caking problems due to coal-biomass mixes in silos; and approaches for inhibition of cake formation
  • The development of a fully automated elutriation tester
  • The use of standpipes as a means of allowing the development of full outlet area activation when used in conjunction with preferential flow channel feeders
  • A comparison of flow properties of coal, biomass and their mixes using small and large anular shear cells.


Engineering Science


Medway Campus


1 year full-time
2 years part-time
September or January start

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A first degree, 2.2 or above, in engineering

OR an equivalent qualification.

* Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer or chartered engineer status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Masters' Programme.


Students are assessed through examinations, case studies, assignments, practical work and a dissertation.

Career options

Graduates from this programme can pursue opportunities in research and development in their chosen field.

Course content

  • Strategy and Management (15 credits)
  • Research Methodology (15 credits)
  • Research Project and Dissertation (120 credits)
  • Two options from a range offered by the Department (30 credits)

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