Xiaoyue Sun

MSc Mechanical Engineering Design

Year of Graduation: 2017

The university provides me with a vibrant environment to study here, with over 200 years of excellent expertise in teaching engineering. This MSc deepens my knowledge and understanding with a series of advanced engineering modules.

Studying at Manchester

The strong links with industry through research and consultancy allow me to learn advanced engineering techniques. The courses provide a complementary blend of technical skills which are highly sought after by employers all over the world.

Facilities

The MSc degree is particularly industrially focussed, we are involved in industrially funded and oriented research and development every day. The University of Manchester provides state of the art facilities which are very helpful to our study here. All the computer clusters are are easily accessed with a wide range of modern software pre-installed. The software can be very useful for engineering students to draw sketches. 

Opportunities for students

I was given the chance to study with people from all over the world, thus having access to various kinds of culture and backgrounds. Individual and group projects are provided to students, which enable us to put the knowledge developed during the modules into practice while gaining skills in teamwork and project management. All the projects I have participated in are very helpful with lecturers offering timely help.

My research

In my dissertation, I am studying the development of an experimental rig to measure tissue properties of amputation residua. Measurement of the mechanical properties of living tissue near the amputation residua is an area which has great potential to enhance the innovation of prosthesis design. This project aims to design a measuring system that can be utilized in clinical setting to measure the mechanical properties of the living tissues of the amputation residual limb, as well as keeping the price in an acceptable range.

Plans for the future

With the work-ready knowledge and experience obtained here, as well as the timely emails sent from school regarding working opportunities, I intend to seek job in UK after I graduate in September.

In my dissertation, I am studying the development of an experimental rig to measure tissue properties of amputation residua. Measurement of the mechanical properties of living tissue near the amputation residua is an area which has great potential to enhance the innovation of prosthesis design.

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