School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester

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Coordinates: 53°28′24.07″N 2°14′6.65″W / 53.4733528°N 2.2351806°W / 53.4733528; -2.2351806

The School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering (or "MACE") at the University of Manchester was formed from three departments in the 2004 merger between the Victoria University of Manchester(VUM) and UMIST. The merged departments were the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering which was joint between both universities,[1] the Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering at UMIST[1] and the Manchester School of Engineering [2] at VUM. Each of the former departments had long histories of excellence in engineering [3][4] including Joule's part in the foundation of what was to become UMIST, Whittworth's contribution to founding both institutions and Osborne Reynolds's [5] study of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics in the 1890s.

Today, the School has over 80 academics, over 1000 undergraduate students, 400 taught full-time and part-time postgraduate students and 200 postgraduate research students.[6] The range of research topics studied by the students covers many areas of engineering,[7] and includes theoretical and computational research, experimental studies, systems, design and management. Staff expertise encompasses a wide range of topics including aerospace, manufacturing and laser processing, extreme loading and design, structural engineering, fire engineering, process industries, nano-engineering, energy, environment and climate change, management of projects and nuclear graphite technology.[7]

The wide range of degree courses offered by the School are supported by extensive computational and experimental facilities such as the largest tilting flume in the world,[8] built in conjunction with the Mason Centre for Environmental Flows and a £6 million upgrade of the George Begg Building which was also recently completed.

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  3. ^ Edward Fiddes (1937). Chapters in the history of Owens College and of Manchester University, 1851–1914. 
  4. ^ D. S. L. Cardwell (1974). Artisan to Graduate: Essays to Commemorate the Foundation in 1824 of the Manchester Mechanics' Institution, Manchester. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-1272-4. 
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  8. ^ "New tidal flume available in UK for offshore testing". Retrieved 2009-12-12.