This porgramme of study is unique and it deals with the specialist knowledge
that lie behind the design and building of systems, equipment, goods and services that are the best.
The high-tech industries of today produce mathmatical models of components
or of complete systems.
These are then analysed and experimented with until some desired outcome is achieved.
Sometimes it is tempting to accept any solution that works, rather than making sure the
outcome is the best possible.
For example, think of re-designing a petrol engine to meet more stringent
Any solution that meets those requirements fulfils the specification, but how much better to
go beyond that to an even cleaner engine.
Imagine the satisfaction of knowing that what you are doing is worthwhile
and highly valued.
Mode of Study
The MSc programme is offered as a 12-month full-time or as a part-time
study over two or three years.
The Postgraduate Diploma takes about nine months in full-time mode or two years part-time.
The MSc / PgD Optimisation is offered through the University's Credit
Accumulation and Transfer Scheme.
The programme has a practical flavour and the studies involved are:
- Linear Optimisation
- Non-linear Optimisation
together with either
- Modelling and Simulation
- Partial Differential Equation Models
These studies, starting at the end of September, constitute the Postgraduate
MSc students also undertake a substantial project on a relevant topic of interest. This is
overseen by their personal supervisor.
The courses finish in June and full-time MSc students then embark upon
completing it towards the end of September.