Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: H425
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade B in A Level Mathematics
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Module details

Programme Year One

LAB COATS – Students will be required to wear a lab coat for all Engineering laboratory sessions. Students will be provided with a lab coat during these sessions.

Creo – In week 7 of the second semester students take a week long course in Creo.

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Aerospace Engineering Design 1a (AERO113)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims to provide students with an interesting and engaging project that will help them to immediately relate the material being taught, both within and without this module, to a practical problem that is identifiable to their engineering discipline, thus reinforcing its relevance to the topic. In addition, the module: Seeks to provide students with an early understanding of preliminary engineering design processes.
    Will introduce students to formal engineering drawing and visualisation.
    Will expose students to group work and the dynamics of working in a team.
    Will expose students to the complexity of an engineering design task.
    Will enable students to develop data analysis and plotting skills.
    Will embody an approach to learning that will engage the students for the remainder of their lives.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) The student will be able to communcate their ideas using the principles of engineering drawing standards

    (LO2) The student will be able to sucessfully complete the preliminary design exercise of an engineering project by working in a small group

    (LO3) The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and a proficiency in technical writing and the presentation of data 

    (LO4) The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering analysis software including the ability to produce x-y plots and create simple functions

    (S1) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others

    (S2) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

    (S3) Positive attitude/ self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

    (S4) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

    (S5) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning

  • Aerospace Engineering Design 1b (AERO114)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims to provide students with an interesting and engaging project that will help them to immediately relate the material being taught, both within and without this module, to a practical problem that is identifiable to their engineering discipline, thus reinforcing its relevance to the topic. In addition, the module: Seeks to provide students with an early understanding of the detail design and manufacturing process Will introduce students to industry-standard computer-aided engineering drawing tools and  practice Will enable students to develop report-writing and oral presentation skills Will provide students with a basic understanding of engineering components and mechanisms Will embody an approach to learning that will engage the students for the remainder of their lives

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) The student will be able to identify common engineering components/mechanisms and understand how they function

    (LO2) The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate their engineering design ideas using a computer-aided design package to a proficient level

    (LO3) The student will be able to prepare and present technical information and data in written and oral form to a proficient level

    (LO4) The student will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the design process through the manufacture and testing of an engineering product

    (S1) Learning skills online studying and learning effectively in technology-rich environments, formal and informal

    (S2) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others

    (S3) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services

    (S4) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

    (S5) Positive attitude/ self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

    (S6) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

  • Electrical Circuits for Engineers (ELEC121)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To provide students with a basic understanding and analysis of electrical circuits and theory. To introduce students to basic semiconductor devices and circuits involving diodes and transistors. To provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of the principles and construction of DC and AC machines, transformers and linear actuators.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understanding the electrical behaviour of basic passive and active electrical circuit components

    (LO2) To understand and apply fundamental circuit analysis to solve circuit problems

    (LO3) To understand how the physical laws of electromagnetism and mechanics apply to practical motors, transformers and actuators.

    (LO4) Demonstrate a basic understanding of those factors that determine the performance of electrical motors, transformers and simple electro-mechanical actuators

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Teamwork

  • Electromechanical Systems (ENGG121)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To introduce mathematical modelling terminology and concepts. To develop an appreciation of how mathematical modelling can be used to describe different types of systems. To develop confidence in simulation of simple electromechanical systems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) To understand the formulation and definition of mathematical models

    (LO2) To develop an understanding of graph theory used for modelling

    (LO3) To be able to simulate basic dynamical models using the Simulink package

    (LO4) To model simple electromechanical systems using block diagrams

    (LO5) To analyse dynamical response of simple dynamical systems.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) IT skills

  • Fluid Mechanics (ENGG113)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the basic principles of fluid mechanics and appreciation of how to solve simple engineering problems. To develop skills in performing simple experiments

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Be able to show experience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in using appropriate modelling and analytical methods to solve fluid mechanics problems.

    (LO2) Be able to show experience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in carrying out Level 1 laboratory experiments in Fluid Mechanics following instruction, using test and measurement equipment and techniques, collecting and recording data, estimating accuracy, assessing errors, and using safe systems of work.

    (LO3) Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of using dimensional analysis to undertake scale-model testing and ensure conditions of dynamic similarity

    (LO4) Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of hydrostatics and applications to manometry

    (LO5) Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concept of mass conservation and the the continuity equation applied to one-dimensional flows.

    (LO6) Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Bernoulli''s equation as applied to internal and external flow problems.

    (S1) Be able to analyse and interpret data.

    (S2) in using appropriate modelling/analytical methods;

    (S3) in carrying out laboratory experiments, using test and measurement equipment, and in collecting data.

    (S4) time management;

    (S5) self-motivation and independent learning;

    (S6) solving problems in hydrostatics and hydrodynamics

    (S7) systematic collecting, sorting, analysing, interpreting and presenting information/data;

  • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (AERO110)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To introduce students to a range of fundamental topics that an aerospace engineer must at least be aware of to be able to function in such a multi-disciplinary industry.
    The module provides a basic coverage of material from aerodynamic, performance and stability and control disciplines that are built upon in subsequent years of study.
    To introduce students to the power of computer-based computation methods using simple mathematical examples.
    To enthuse students in their chosen degree programme.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to evaluate solutions to aerospace-engineering related problems.

    (LO2) Students will be able to utilise simple computational software to develop tools that will be useful throughout their career.

    (LO3) Describe, in relatively simple terms, key concepts that relate to the field of aerospace engineering.

    (S1) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)

    (S2) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S4) Personal attributes and qualities - Willingness to take responsibility

  • Introduction to Statistics and Programming for Engineers (ENGG185)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module introduces students to basic concepts and principles of both elementary statistics and programming with emphasis on: - Basic descriptive and inferential statistics, including data analysis, visualisation, confidence intervals, discrimination tests, and regressions - The fundamental concepts of modelling natural and engineered systems and create familiarity with the major empirical and theoretical activities in quantitative work, such as data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, modelling, and analysis - The fundamental concepts of computer programming - Building awareness of the variety of commercial and open-source software tools and computer programming languages widely used in engineering and their respective uses, advantages and limitations - Building confidence and competence in making informed choices about a programming language suitable for their specialisation in engineering

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand modern quantitative approaches in engineering

    (LO2) Understand the fundamental concepts of modelling related to data and statistics

    (LO3) Understand the fundamental concepts of programming

    (LO4) Demonstrate awareness of the variety of commercial and open-source software tools and computer programming languages 

    (LO5) Demonstrate making informed choices about a programming language suitable for their specialisation in engineering

    (LO6) Experience computer programming

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) Communication

  • Introduction to Structural Materials (ENGG108)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To provide students with a basic introduction to the mechanical properties and deformation of metals, ceramics and polymers, and how the properties are related to microstructure and processing.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) gain an appreciation of how materials are selected and specified in industry

    (LO2) gain an appreciation of materials failure processes

    (LO3) gain knowledge and understanding of the relationships between materials properties, the microstructure, processing, and mechanical and thermal treatments.

    (LO4) gain knowledge and understanding of the main principles and experimental practice of mechanical testing of materials in engineering

    (S1) analytic and problem solving skills

    (S2) laboratory skills

    (S3) recording and presenting data, and graph plotting; technical reporting skills

  • Mathematical Techniques for Engineers (MATH199)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    •To provide a basic level of mathematics including calculus and extend the student's knowledge to include an elementary introduction to complex variables and functions of two variables.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) After completing the module the students should be able to: • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules; • sketch the graphs of elementary and rational functions; • integrate using list integrals, substitution and integration by parts with applications to simple geometrical problems; • understand the basic properties of three dimensional vectors and apply them to elementary geometrical problems; • understand the algebra of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms and their application to multiplication, division and roots. • solve elementary first and second order differential equations with and without initial conditions and make simple mechanical applications; • evaluate simple Laplace transforms and their inverses using tables with application to initial value problems; • understand the graphical representation of functions of two variables; • find partial derivatives and use to locate and classify the stationary points of a function of two variables

  • Engineering Mathematics (MATH198)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    •To provide a basic level of mathematics including calculus and extend the student's knowledge to include an elementary introduction to complex variables and functions of two variables.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules;

    (LO2)  sketch the graphs of elementary and rational functions;

    (LO3) integrate using list integrals, substitution and integration by parts with applications to simple geometrical problems;

    (LO4)  understand the basic properties of three dimensional vectors and apply them to elementary geometrical problems;

    (LO5)  understand the algebra of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms and their application to multiplication, division and roots.

    (LO6)  solve elementary first and second order differential equations with and without initial conditions and make simple mechanical applications;

    (LO7)  evaluate simple Laplace transforms and their inverses using tables with application to initial value problems;

    (LO8)  understand the graphical representation of functions of two variables;

    (LO9) find partial derivatives and use to locate and classify the stationary points of a function of two variables

  • Solids and Structures 1 (ENGG110)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and theory of how engineering structures work to sustain loads. It will also show how stress analysis leads to the design of safer structures. It will also provide students with the means to analyse and design basic structural elements as used in modern engineering structures.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of static equilibrium of structural systems

    (LO2) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how structures sustain loads without failing

    (LO3) Ability to analyse stress and strain in basic structural members as a means to designing safer structures

    (LO4) Ability to size basic structural members for given limiting stress criteria in a design context

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Lifelong learning skills

  • Thermodynamics I (ENGG112)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the laws of thermodynamics and an appreciation of their consequences. To develop some elementary analysis skills using the first and second laws of thermodynamics. To develop skills in performing and reporting simple experiments.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in using appropriate modelling and analytical methods to solve thermodynamics problems.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in carrying out Level 1 practical exercises in Thermodynamics following instruction, using test and measurement equipment and techniques,collecting and recording data, estimating accuracy, assessing errors, and using safe systems of work.

    (LO3) An understanding of the everyday implications of the laws of thermodynamics and an ability to communicate these implications to a lay audience.

    (LO4) An appreciation of the relationship between classical and statistical thermodynamics.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Communication skills

    (S4) IT skills

Programme Year Two

Students are required to participate in a Flight Test Course and marks contribute to AERO212 and AERO215.

Safety boots – Students undertaking Aerospace Engineering programmes will be required to wear safety shoes or boots (that is to say with both toe cap and midsole protection conforming to European safety legislation) for some activities, and these must be provided by the students themselves.

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • Aeroengines (AERO213)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To develop an overall understanding of how an aeroengine works and their significance. To develop the ability to conduct a realistic analysis of a simplified gas turbine or jet engine. To develop an overall understanding of how turbomachinery blading in an aeroengine works. To develop the ability to conduct a realistic analysis of a simplified axial flow compressor or turbine. To conduct a realistic analysis of a convergent-divergent nozzle.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Obtain knowledge and understanding of the main components of gas turbines/jet engines.

    (LO2) Be able to calculate the flow through converging/diverging nozzle.

    (LO3) Obtain understanding of compressible flow and how shock waves are formed.

    (LO4) Have the ability to perform thermodynamic cycle calculations for a variety of engine types.

    (LO5) Be able to calculate the performance and efficiencies of an engine and its components.

    (LO6) Be able to analyse compressors and turbines.

    (LO7) Be able to apply and interpret dimensional analysis for turbomachinery.

    (LO8) Be able to conduct a basic design analysis for axial flow turbomachinery.

    (S1) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

    (S2) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

    (S3) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services

    (S4) Learning skills online studying and learning effectively in technology-rich environments, formal and informal

  • Aerospace Engineering Design 2 (AERO220)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    The build upon the basic Aerospace Design Exercise from year 1 of the programme to enable the students to analyse, discuss and design the components of general aviation and large civil aircraft and to lay the foundation for more detailed Aerospace Design in years 3 & 4.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to evaluate different aircraft platforms, discuss their sustainability and assess their suitability against a set of requirements

    (LO2) Students will be able to choose from and apply a range of suitable calculation methods applicable to the early stages of an aircraft design

    (LO3) Students will be able to perform preliminary design of general aviation and large commercial aircraft

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) IT skills

    (S4) Group work

    (S5) Report writing

  • Aircraft Performance A (AERO212)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To acquaint students with the fundamentals of the performance of fixed-wing aircraft; to develop from first principles the theory required to formulate and solve representative performance problems; to discuss the limitations of the theory; to introduce students to the basics of aircraft stability.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:

    technical report writing

    analysing and presenting data.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills:

    collecting, recording, analysing and presenting lift, drag and moment data using a wind-tunnel.

    collecting, recording, analysing and presenting flight test data.

    mathematical problem formulating and solving skills.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:

    Deriving and applying formulae relating to fundamental performance parameters.

    Estimating range, endurance, climb and descent performance, take-off and landing lengths, and performance in turning flight, given basic aircraft and atmospheric data.

    Assessing the longitudinal and lateral-directional static stability of an aircraft.

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

    The physical principles that govern the performance of subsonic aircraft.

    The mathematics required for Aircraft Performance analysis.

    The terminology associated with Aircraft Performance.

    The limitations of the performance theory static stability.

  • Avionics and Communications Systems (AERO250)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of basic communication systems, avionic systems, including radar, navigation and aircraft vision systems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Be able to demonstrate their analytical skills to the design of simple avionic systems, indluding radio communications, radars and elementary EMC engineering

    (LO2) Be able to demonstrate the use of the Friis and Radar Equations, as well as the concepts of noise and interference

    (LO3) Be able to demonstrate their familiarity with, and ability to manipulate, the decibel notation that is used extensively in radar and radio systems

    (LO4) Be able to demonstrate a familiarity with basic intertial and GPS navigation systems

    (LO5) Be able to demonstrate an understanding of aircraft vision systems

    (S1) Independent learning

  • Dynamic Systems (MECH215)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the essential principles governing the behaviour of first and second order systems in the time and frequency domains and to introduce the concepts of feedback control and dynamic stability.

    To develop skills in carrying out and reporting upon simple experiments in Dynamic Systems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to model, solve and interpret first- and second-order systems problems in mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering.

    (LO2) Students will understand the resonance phenomenon and will be able to take it into account when designing a dynamical system.

    (LO3) Students will be able to analyse or design closed-loop dynamical systems.

    (LO4) The students will know how to control the dynamics of a system by proposing and calibrating a suitable controller at elementary level.

    (LO5) Students will be able to carry out suitable experiments to analyse and identify second-order mechanical systems.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

  • Engineering Mathematics II (MATH299)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    •To introduce some advanced Mathematics required by Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Civil Engineers and Mechanical Engineers.

    •To develop the students ability to use the mathematics presented in the module in solving problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) A good knowledge of matrices and their use to solve systems of linear equations.

    (LO2)  An understanding of how to find eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    (LO3) A good knowledge of multi-variable calculus.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

  • Experimental Methods (ENGG201)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    The aims of this course are to introduce students to the essentials of data analysis and interpretation, engineering experimentation, measurement techniques and principles of instrumentation. This course will particularly focus on: how to design experiments and how to analyse experimental data. The general characteristics of measurement system. Determining the validity of test equipment. Measurement of solid and fluid mechanical quantities. This course will be relevant to, and complement Year 2 labs.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of the general characteristics of measurement systems and the validity of measurements

    (LO2) Knowledge and understanding  of the  measurement of solid mechanical quantities

    (LO3) Knowledge and understanding of the measurement of fluid mechanical quantities

    (LO4) Knowledge and understanding of  the use of appropriate statistical methods for analysis of experimental data

    (LO5) Be able to plan and design experiments

    (S1) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving

    (S2) Numeracy/computational skills - Numerical methods

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

    (S4) Planning and designing experiments

  • Materials Processing and Selection I (MATS214)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To develop an overview of the main techniques and technology associated with the mechanical- and thermal-processing of metallic materials.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) to understand how manufto understand how manufacturing processes and materials are selected in the context of the processing of metals and alloys

    (LO2) appreciate how and why mechanical and thermal processing affects microstructure and materials mechanical properties

    (LO3) be able to solve simple problems related to  heating, cooling and melting/solidification of materials, but calculation and estimation.

    (LO4) to understand how manufto understand how manufacturing processes and materials are selected in the context of the processing of metals and alloys

    (S1) analytic and problem-solving skills

    (S2) Laboratory and practical skills

    (S3) analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Programming for Engineers 1 (ENGG286)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    The intention is that anyone successfully completing the module will be at a point where they are sufficiently familiar and comfortable with the basics of the MATLAB language to be able to write their own simple programs to deal with the type of problems they are likely to encounter in other modules and in engineering practice.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Gain knowledge of basic procedural programming concepts.

    (LO2) Become proficient in the use of MATLAB.

    (LO3) Enhance problem solving skills.

    (LO4) Gain experience in solving engineering problems using a software tool.

    (S1) IT skills

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

  • Project Management (MNGT202)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To teach students the fundamentals of practical project management required in later university study and in professional engineering careers;

    To provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of professional and project management skills through group project work.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On completion of this module students will have developed knowledge un understanding of fundamentals of practical project management including:
    - situational analysis
    - formulation of objectives
    - work programme planning
    - work programme scheduling
    - understanding and use of critical path

    (LO2) On completion of this module students will have developed knowledge un understanding of fundamentals of practical risk management including:
    - identification of risks to project completion
    - quantification of risk severity
    - risk analysis and mitigation / contingency planning

    (LO3) On completion of this module students will have developed knowledge un understanding of fundamentals of practical cost management including:
    - understanding and analysis of direct and indirect costs
    - calculation of key costs such as labour and depreciation of capital
    - understanding and analysis of cost behaviour over time
    - understanding and calculation of overheads and overhead absorption rates
    - cost analysis as a decision making tool (eg special order costing)

    (S1) On completion of the 5 project tasks students will be able to demonstrate their development of group work and communications skills

    (S2) On completion of the 5 project tasks students will be able to demonstrate their development of meeting management and record keeping skills

    (S3) On completion of the 5 project tasks students will be able to demonstrate that they can deliver project outputs to a hard deadline

    (S4) On completion of the 5 project tasks students will be able to demonstrate their ability to use MS Project software as a management tool.

  • Solids & Structures 2 (ENGG209)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To provide awareness and some understanding of the principles of solid mechanics applied to engineering structures. In particular, the behaviour and types of failure (instability) of simple elastic systems and structural members used in aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering applications.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of solid mechanics principles applied to engineering structures such as beams, columns and pin-jointed frames;

    (LO2) Awareness about the types of behaviour of simple elastic structural systems;

    (LO3) Ability to predict the behaviour and failure (instability) of simple elastic structural systems;

    (LO4) Ability to determine the stresses in nonsymmetric thin-walled sections;

    (LO5) Appreciation of the importance of boundary conditions

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Communication skills

    (S4) IT skills

    (S5) Experimental work, data collection and analysis

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Engineering Materials (MATS301)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
    Aims

    To understand the production methods for and mechanical properties of non-ferrous metals.
    To identify the types of fibres and matrices commonly used in the manufacture of composite materials.
    To identify the commonly used test methods and NDT techniques for composites.
    To use micromechanics approaches and Classical Laminate Theory to study the mechanical response of composites.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of the origins of the microstructures of Al, Ti and Ni alloys, and how they may be influenced by thermal and mechanical treatments

    (LO2) Knowledge of fibres, matrices and fabric types used in composites

    (LO3) Understanding of manufacturing processes, test methods and NDT techniques used for composites

    (LO4) Ability of calculating the mechanical properties of composites using micromechanics and Classical Laminate Theory

  • Advanced Modern Management (MNGT352)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The Aims of this module are as follows:

    To introduce the student to various aspects of advanced modern management.

    To develop a knowledge and understanding of modern management tools.

    To stimulate an appreciation of management and its importance in organisational success.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students who complete this module will obtain a good understanding of the following:    The scientific theory of industrial psychology and organisational behaviour.    The key components of operations and management.    The impact of supply chain and logistics to modern business.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:    Analysis of organisation behaviour.    Analysing of operations systems and performance evaluation.    Analysis and modelling of supply chain.

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: in descriptive writing in qualitative and quantitative analysis and problem-solving

    (S2) On completion of the module, students should have gained the following practical skills: Management awareness. Strategy development based on case studies including proposals for improvement.

  • Aerodynamics (AERO316)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The module aims to help the student to develop the ability to understand qualitatively and to predict quantitatively the flow over an aerofoil at all speeds, and the flow over simple wings.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module the students will be able to apply the appropriate aerodynamic theory depending on the flow conditions and assess the limitations of the data with reference to the limitations of the methods applied.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module the students will be able to analyse aerofoils for their aerodynamic characteristics.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module the students will be able analyse simple wings for their aerodynamic characteristics

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module the students should have strengthened reporting skills and use the accepted technical language accordingly.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) IT skills

    (S4) Communication skills

  • Aerospace Engineering Design 3 (AERO321)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    Upon successful completion of this module, the students will: have developed knowledge and skills in aerospace vehicle design; be able to analyse their design using modelling and simulation; be able to solve complex problems as a team and exhibit enhanced skills in presenting design information succinctly; be prepared as integrated masters students for the Capstone Design activity.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to develop software design tools using reasonably advanced theoretical methods

    (LO2) Students will be able to comprehend the limitations of computational design tools

    (LO3) Students will be able to communicate design ideas succinctly and in a professional manner

    (LO4) Students will be able to use simulation techniques as an effective method for vehicle evaluation

    (LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate effective team-working in aircraft development

    (S1) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others

    (S2) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

    (S3) IT skills

    (S4) Adaptability

  • Aerostructures (AERO318)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    To introduce advanced aspects of structural analysis and building upon the concepts covered in the structures/solid mechanics courses in the first two years. To relate the mathematical concepts considered in the course, to structural design and industrial practice.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successfulcompletion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledgeand understanding of the theoretical basis of aircraft Layout,

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of the Load Paths, Maneuvers and Load Factor,

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of the Airworthiness & FAR-CS, Flight envelope and Gust,

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of the Basic Elasticity Theory, de St. Venant’s Principle,

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of the bending of beams with distributed load,

    (LO6) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of the Bending, Shear and Torsion of Thin-walled Open and Closed section Beams,

    (LO7) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of the Structural idealization and its application to Wing Spar and Box Beam, Fuselage, Wings,

  • Flight Dynamics and Control (AERO317)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to give the students a solid grounding in the theory of Flight Dynamics/Flight Control Systems principles and to equip them to solve related problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the basic theory set out in the syllabus

    (LO2) Understand and be able to reproduce derivations of key formulae

    (LO3) Understand the concepts of aircraft stability and dynamic response

    (LO4) Understand and be able to apply the basic principles of feedback control to aircraft flight dynamics

    (LO5) Be able to formulate and to solve representative problems using pen & paper and calculator.

    (LO6) Understand how to solve more challenging analysis and design problems using computer programs and simulation.

  • Individual Project (ENGG341)
    Level3
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To provide an opportunity for the student to: apply engineering knowledge, understanding and skills to plan, carry out and control an open-ended project in a topic of their choice enhance their communication skills: writing proposal, progress and final reports, giving oral presentations and interacting with academic/ research staff. experience a major task similar to those of working as a professional engineer in an industrial or research organisation

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to show experience and enhancement in various analytical, modelling, experimental or workshop techniques, depending on the topic and scope of their project.  Students will also demonstrate enhanced understanding of, and expertise in, underlying scientific theory relevant to their own project.

    (S1) On successful completion of the project, students should be able to show experience and enhancement in the following key skills:Written communication (technical reporting)Oral presentationInterpersonal skills from interacting with supervisor and other research staffDefining and specifying a technical problemInformation gathering and scientific literature reviewProject planning and managementRisk analysisIndependent working, self-dicipline, self-motivation

Year Three Optional Modules

  • Avionic Systems Design (AERO350)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    To provide students with the experience of solving a design problem within the scope of a typical avionic system. The module aims to provide the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and creative skills to design and evaluate a practical design solution to meet a given requirement and to further develop their team-working and presentation skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of avionic system design, particularly of their design project. an appreciation of the relationship between the results of computer based analysis and practical measurements.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should have developedthe ability to apply technical knowledge and understanding to create a practical engineering design solutionthe ability to use some example computer based design tools and critically assess their value and limitations.the ability to interpret simulation results in order to compare performance against a given requirement.

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students will have enhanced their experience of the following practical skills:i) the use of simulation tools to assist creative engineering designii) analysis, interpretation and presentation skills

    (S2) On successful completion of the module, students should have enhanced their experience of the following transferable skills:i) creativityii) to research a technical topic and gather relevant informationiii) written and oral communicationiv) data evaluationv) team-working, time management and planning

  • Programming for Engineers 2 (ENGG387)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The basic aim is to extend the students’ knowledge and understanding of the Matlab computer programming language and of some more advanced topics of Numerical Analysis. On the language front, extended data types such as “structures” will be introduced. Participants will be introduced to Simulink and shown how this can be used to simulate dynamical systems in Matlab. The numerical solution of ordinary differential equations will be re-visited, and some useful techniques for dealing with linear systems will be introduced based around Matlab's "state-space" and "transfer-function" tools. All this will enable those successfully completing the module to write programmes to help design and analyse more complex systems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Reading and following instructions. Computer programming. Working with more detailed formal specification; converting engineering problem descriptions and mathematics to computer code; developing well-structured computer code; Interpreting numerical results; identifying coding errors, building simulation models of dynamical systems.

    (LO2) * Writing computer programs in Matlab* Working with a specification* Translating engineering analysis and design problems into computer code* Finding numerical solutions* Interpreting the output from computer programs

    (LO3) The module will help students to develop their ability to interpret a set of requirements for a piece of computer code, and to determine how to go about meeting those requirements; it will help them to deepen their understanding of the theory behind selected techniques from numerical analysis; they will gain the ability to develop well-structured code in a systematic, logical manner; they will learn to apply their newly acquired programming skills to other engineering modules.

    (LO4) Participants will gain a deeper knowledge of the Matlab language and of techniques for dealing with, for example, higher order linear and non-linear dynamical systems and simple but important distributed-parameter systems relating to heat transfer and vibration.

  • Rf Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics (ELEC311)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of high frequency electromagnetics; to present and develop the underlying theory of transmission lines (TX), including lossy TX; to introduce the Smith Chart as an important tool in TX design and analysis; to give an appreciation of the importance of computational electromagnetics its role in industrial applications; to give a clear understanding of impedance matching and related techniques; to introduce the concept of the scattering parameters for 2-port networks and their applications and measurements; to understand radio wave propagation, attenuation and reflection; and to enable students to appreciate the basic understanding of RF filter, antenna and amplifier design.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) The essentials of RF engineering and applied EM. The circuit and field concepts and their relevance to RF systems.

    (LO2) The underlying theory and physical concepts behind transmission lines (TX) and the factors governing performance of real TEM transmission lines, and knowledge of various transmission lines in practice.

    (LO3) Reflection coeffiecients, VSWR,and return loss in communication systems

    (LO4) The methods of achieving matched conditions for maximum power transfer.

    (LO5) S- parameters and their measurement and applications.

    (LO6) An appreciation of radio propagation and antennas.

    (LO7) Fundamental knowledge of RF components and devices, such as filters and amplifiers, for modern communicaiton systems.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Lifelong learning skills

  • Rotorcraft Flight (AERO314)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To provide students with a solid grounding in the principles of rotorcraft flight mechanics, through lectures, discussion, problem solving, background reading, this all leading to the ability to formulate and solve a range of problems relating to rotorcraft flight performance and dynamics.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Discipline-specific practical skills: Ability to carry out correct momentum-theory based performance analysis; hover, axial and forward flight anaylses; rotor dynamic analysis; blade element modelling.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:use a variety of analysis methods (e.g.momentum theory, blade element method, linear stability theory,eigenvalues/vectors, response solutions, analytic approximations) to explore,and evaluate helicopter flight mechanics.analyse aerodynamic and dynamic behaviour of helicopter rotor blades.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the context in which helicopters are operated (both civil and military) the limitations in their operational capability in terms of fundamental aerodynamic and dynamic characteristics helicopter flight mechanics in terms of the ability to trim the aircraft in a range of flight conditions, analyse the stability of flight and the response to controls and atmospheric disturbances

  • Spaceflight (AERO319)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the principles and challenges of space flight and the significance of space-based applications. Development of the ability to analyse the performance of a multi-stage rocket as well as the ability to predict the trajectory of a spacecraft in orbit around the Earth or in an inter-planetary orbit.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Developing an understanding of orbital mechanics of planets and spacecraft

    (LO2) Developing an understanding of the principles of rocket propopulsion and the design and layout of space launchers

    (LO3) Developing an insight into the different systems onboard a spacefraft and their function

    (LO4) Developing an understanding of how spacefraft stabilisation works

    (LO5) Learning how to computate spacecraft orbits

    (LO6) Simplified theory of variable mass systems, the rocket equation.

    (S1) On completion of this module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of their ability to analyse, interpret and present technical data

    (S2) On completion of this module students should have enhanced of their written communication skills

    (S3) On completion of this module students should be able to simulate two- and three-body problems

  • Uncertainty, Reliability and Risk 1 (ENGG304)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module develops understanding and appreciation of uncertainties in engineering on a basic level. It involves the qualitative analys is of the uncertainty and risks in engineering systems in view of engineering decision making under uncertainty. Particular focus is on the quantification of the uncertainty, reliability analyis and simulation techniques as well associated concepts for code-compliant verification and design. The methods shown in the module have a general applicability, which is demonstrated by examples and practical applications.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will understand the importance of Risk Analysis in Engineering

    (LO2) Students will learn how to quantify the effect of uncertainty by means analytical and simulation methods.

    (LO3) Student will understand how risk and uncertainty can be managed effectively

    (LO4) Students will acquire knowledge of the theoretical elements of risk and uncertainty

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) IT skills

    (S4) Communication skills

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


Teaching and Learning

We are leading the UK’s involvement in the international ‘Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate’ (cdio.org) initiative – an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers – providing students with an education stressing engineering fundamentals set in the context of conceiving, designing, implementing and operating real world systems and products. Students will benefit from this involvement and become ‘industry-ready’ graduates.

We offer an engineering education distinctive in the way students engage actively, through the design and make activities, with their learning process. Our degree programmes encompass the development of a holistic, systems approach to engineering. Technical knowledge and skills are complemented by a sound appreciation of the life-cycle processes involved in engineering and an awareness of the ethical, safety, environmental, economic and social considerations involved in practicing as a professional engineer. The School also houses the Engineering and Materials Education Research Group, which advises all UK teachers about innovations in engineering education.