Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies MEng (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: H402
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAA / IB : 35 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade A 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.

Pilot studies flight training and study pack – approximately £3500 (subject to change due to fuel prices).

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • 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 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

  • Pilot Studies 1 (AERO131)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To provide basic knowledge of the following topics that relate to the systems and operation of a light aircraft: Aircraft technical, Navigation and Radio Aids, Meteorology, Flight Performance and Planning, Radio Communications and Human Performance. To engage students in a PPL/NPPL flight training programme aiming to expose them to the procedures required for flying and help them develop the required flying skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On completion of this module the student will have knowledge of meteorological conditions and be able to interpretate of weather information relating to flight.

    (LO2) On successful completion of this module the students will have gained knowledge of the basic principles of systems found on a typical light aircraft, including communication systems and radio navigation aids.

    (LO3) To be able to assess the implications of Human Factors on aviation safety.

    (S1) Practical planning abilities, taking into account a variety of factors that may not be fully pre-determinable.

    (S2) Develop the required skill to fly a light aircraft and complete the NPPL/PPL exercises required for a student to be ready for his/her first solo flight

    (S3) Independent learning

  • 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

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

  • Pilot Studies 2 (AERO231)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To provide knowledge of navigation, meteorology, aircraft instrumentats and human factors appropriate to commercial operations.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge of the influence of human factors in the context of commercial aircraft operation

    (LO2) An understanding of global meteorological conditions relevant to commercial aircraft operations.

    (LO3) Knowledge and understanding of commercial aircraft navigation

    (LO4) Knowledge and understanding of commercial aircraft flight instruments and warning systems

    (S1) Teamwork

    (S2) Lifelong learning skills

  • Pilot Studies 3 (AERO232)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To provide knowledge of Aircraft Performance and Principles of Flight, Radio Navigation systems and Aircraft General Knowledge appropriate to commercial aircraft operations

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) An appreciation of Radio Navigation principles

    (LO2) An understanding of commercial aircraft systems

    (LO3) A sound knowledge of the principles of flight

    (LO4) A sound knowledge of aircraft performance

    (S1) Teamwork

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

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

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

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) to become familiar with the main manufacturing processes and materials used in industry with an emphasis primarily on the processing of metals and alloys, and to be able to select the appropriate process and material suitable for an application

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

    (LO3) be able to solve simple quantitative problems related to forming, thermal processing and melting/solidification of metals, by calculation and estimation.

    (S1) analytic and problem-solving skills

    (S2) Laboratory and practical 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

Programme Year Four

 

Year Four Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Aerodynamics (AERO416)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To help the studentsdevelop the ability to analyse and compute the aerodynamiccharacteristics of an aircraft configuration.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will have the abilityto estimate 3D andnon-linear aerodynamic effects.

    (LO2) Students will have the abilityto assess and analyse anaircraft's aerodynamic performance.

    (LO3) Students will have the abilityto use ESDUdatasheets and engineering tools (such as Matlab), and gain experience in wind tunnel testing.

    (LO4) Students will work as a team to complete a project.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Design discussion

    (S3) Application of engineering tools

    (S4) Compilation of engineering report

    (S5) Skills in combining theory, simulation, and experiment

  • Further Aerostructural Analysis (AERO417)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To build upon the structural analysis methods covered in the previous three years of the course to enable static and dynamic analyses of simple structrues with aerostrcutures in sight.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will gain new knowledge of dynamic theory of rods, shafts and beams

    (LO2) Students will achieve enhanced understanding of aerodynamics and structural analysis

    (LO3) Students will gain new knowledge of the finite element method in a dynamic context

    (LO4) Students will learn to carry out static and dynamci analyses of simple structures using a computer software package

    (S1) Students will strengthen numerial analysis skills and programming skills

    (S2) Students will practise technical report writing

  • Aeroelasticity (AERO415)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To build upon the structural analysis methods and aerodynamics covered in the previous three years of the programme to enable static and dynamic aeroelastic analysis of low-degree-of-freedom systems by analytical and numerical methods

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will gain new knowledge of static and dynamic aeroelasticity

    (LO2) Students will achieve enhanced understanding of aerodynamics and structural analysis

    (LO3) Students will be more confident in analysis to solve engineering problems

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

  • Aerospace Capstone Group Design Project (AERO420)
    LevelM
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To develop a detailed understanding of the nature of the design process in Aerospace Engineering.
    To integrate technical insight into Aerospace configurational design.
    To be able to select and use the appropriate tools for the detail design of selected aircraft components.
    To appreciate the importance of teamwork and group activity to achieve a complete engineering objective.
    To stimulate awareness of the marketing, costing and business dimension in the Aerospace project.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to select and be competent in the use of appropriate conceptual design tools and techniques in an aerospace context

    (LO2) Students will be able to plan and conduct an experimental flight test and present the analysis of  their results in an appropriate manner

    (LO3) Students will demonstrate understanding of and be able to show that they have had to make some of the trade-offs that have to be made to come to a realisable and saleable aircraft design

    (LO4) Students will be able to select and be competent in the use of appropriate detail design tools and techniques in an aerospace context

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Oral presentation, Written communications, Oral communication and team-working skills, Computing and IT skills, Problem-solving.

    (S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills: Using IT tools for implementing simulations of aerospace systems.

    (S3) On successful completion of the module,students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics in: Reviewing and developing the market requirement and the customer view. Developing a physical embodiment of the aerospace product concept. Checking the detail design against the system specification. Simulating aerospace design concepts quantitatively. Applying existing aerospace knowledge from other modules in new contexts.

    (S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: The stages of the design process from concept to detail. The relation of the detail design stage to the conceptual and requirement definition stages;The necessity of teamwork and consistency checking in the detail design stages. The role of project planning in the aerospace project life-cycle.

  • Enterprise Studies (MNGT414)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To introduce the student to various aspects of entrepreneurial activity

    To develop a knowledge and understanding of enterprise related concepts, legislation and current development tools.

    To stimulate an appreciation of modern enterprise challenges and the importance of entrepreneurial activity in relation to organisational success.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of enterprise activities (Marketing, Management of Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Legislation, Ethics).

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theory on technology assessment and competitive positioning.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationships between innovation, technology and commercial viability.

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main differences between general management and enterprise processes.

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the process of business planning and financing new business start-ups.

    (LO6) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the modern approach to innovation management and professional ethics.

    (LO7) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to describing and explaining the concepts and processes in the syllabus.

    (LO8) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to analysing technology opportunity and value propositions.

    (LO9) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to preparing of business plans.

    (LO10) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to dealing with ambiguity.

    (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 in effective assessment of business opportunities

    (S2) On successful completion of the module, students should have gained the following practical skills: Computer searching for real-time business information, worldwide patents and British Standards Using software to assist with the preparation of a plan for a technology-based business group working project management

  • Flight Handling Qualities (AERO405)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The aim is to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand fundamental aircraft handling qualities and related 'whole aircraft' problems in Industry.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will demonstrate knowledge of a range of different handling qualities requirements for different classes of aircraft and different missions (e.g. ADS-33E, MIL STD 1797)

    (LO2) Students will be able to produce the relevant predicted handling qualities criteria for their aircraft

    (LO3) The ability to design mission trask elements for use in piloted simulation trials

    (LO4) Use of appropriate ratings scales and performance metrics to determine the assigned HQs of an aircraft

    (S1) Teamwork

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Lifelong learning skills

    (S5) IT skills

Year Four Optional Modules

  • Additive Manufacturing (MNFG610)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    To provide an overview on the role of additive manufacturing in new product development.

    To develop a generic understanding on the principles and the complete process chain of additive manufacturing processes.

    To provide an awareness on recent developments in additive manufacturing and associated technologies.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and Understanding

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    - The scientific principles of additive manufacturing technology
    - The generic software for slicing operations.
    - The niche role of additive manufacturing technology in rapid product development.
    - Analysis and evaluation of AM processes.  
    - Intellectual Abilities

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:
    - Selecting an appropriate additive manufacturing process for a particular need based on technical, economic, quality and time considerations.
    - Practical Skills N/A General Transferable Skills

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:
    - written report writing.
    - Ability to work in a team Ability to deliver work to a deadline

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:
    - Written report writing.
    - Ability to work in a team Ability to deliver work to a deadline

    (S2) N/A

    (S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:
    - Select an appropriate additive manufacturing process for a particular need based on technical, economic, quality and time considerations.

    -  Suggest and discuss future advances in Additive Manufacturing

    (S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    - The scientific principles of additive manufacturing technology.
    - The generic software for slicing operations.
    - The niche role of additive manufacturing technology in rapid product development.
    - Analysis and evaluation of AM processes.  
    -The types of materials used in Additive Manufacturing

  • Advanced 4th Year Research Project (ENGG443)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To provide an opportunity for the student to: Apply engineering knowledge, initiative, enthusiasm, etc. to plan, carry out and control an open-ended project in a topic of their choice. Enhance communication skills: writing research papers, giving oral presentations and presenting a poster Experience a major task similar to those of working as a professional engineer in an industrial or research organisation.

    Learning Outcomes

    (S1) On successful completion of the project, students should be able to show experience and enhancement in the following key skills: Oral presentation Written communication (technical reporting) Inter-active skills (with the supervisor, technicians, etc) Project management Poster/web page design Computing and ITskills (scope-dependent) Self-discipline and self-motivation

    (S2) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to show experience and enhancement in some of the following discipline-specific practical skills (depending on the scope of the project): Using appropriate engineering analysis software and IT tools Carrying out experimental/laboratory/workshop activities with due regard to safety  

    (S3) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to demonstrate ability in several of the following (according to the nature of the project): Managing the project in terms of scope, time and resources Defining/specifying a problem Researching and information-gathering Planning/designing a laboratory experiment using suitable techniques and procedures with due regard to safety Assessing and managing risk Analysing technical problems qualitatively and/or quantitatively Designing a system, component or process based on an outline or detailed specification  

    (S4) On successful completion of the project, the student will have developed a substantial knowledge and understanding of the engineering or engineering-related topic of his/her choice, at least some of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of defined aspects of a discipline.  He/she will normally demonstrate this forefront knowledge by providing a review of some recent developments in the subject.  The project will provide the opportunity for the student to develop knowledge and understanding of one or more of the following: relevant scientific principles and mathematical models, the design process, a wide range of engineering materials and components, and some business implications of the technology.

  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics (ENGG419)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To introduce students to:

    -- the mathematical description of fluid kinematics.

    -- the physical laws expressed by the equations of fluid motion.

    -- the assumptions associated with particular limits of the equations of fluid motion.

    -- simple exact solutions of the equations of motion.

    -- the mathematical nature of different classes of partial differential equations and the implications for their numerical solution.

    -- the concept of scientific computing and its basic elements: solution of linear and nonlinear systems, eigenvalue problems, differentiation and integration.

    -- the differences between laminar and turbulent flow.

    -- the origins of laminar-turbulent flow transition

    -- the physics of turbulence

    -- the need for turbulence modelling and fundamental concepts of turbulence modeling.
    To make students aware of the capabilities and weaknesses of CFD.

    To develop skills in choosing appropriate levels of CFD analysis for a specific problem.

    To enable students to solve simple fluid mechanics problems in Matlab and analyze the results.

    To develop skills in using a CFD package, including meshing and setting up a simulation.

    To enable students to solve laminar and turbulent flow examples using a CFD package and analyze the results.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of practical skills in using appropriate modelling and analytical methods to solve advanced fluid mechanics problems

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the kinematic description of fluid motion.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different limits of the equations of fluid motion.

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of dimensionless numbers arising in fluid flow motion, and of the process of non-dimensionalization of the equations.

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to derive exact steady laminar flow solutions under a variety of approximations and boundary conditions.

    (LO6) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts of inviscid flow and the boundary layer

    (LO7) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (basic) elements of scientific computing.

    (LO8) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to solve simple elliptic and parabolic equations, arising as limiting cases of the equations of motion, using Matlab (R).

    (LO9) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to use both self-programmed and open source CFD packages to solve 2D and 3D flow problems for incompressible, transonic or supersonic steady or unsteady flow.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) IT skills

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

    (S5) Digital scholarship participating in emerging academic, professional and research practices that depend on digital systems

  • Advanced Guidance Systems (AERO430)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the use of advanced guidance laws in autonomous air systems, including the interactions of airframe dynamics, sensors and control surfaces.
    To understand the use of the Kalman and Extended Kalman filters in aerospace systems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Independent learning Problem solving and design skills

    (S2) None

    (S3) On successful completion of the module, the student will be expected to be able to demonstrate: The transformation of co-ordinates from one reference system to another. The derivation of state estimates from supplied data. The application of guidance techniques to a simulated dynamical control system.

    (S4) On successful completion of the module, a student will be expected to understand:
    The importance of navigation reference systems and accurate guidance systems.
    State estimation using a Kalman filter.
    The limitations on navigation and guidance accuracy arising from system dynamics, sensor errors and imperfect control systems.
    At least one application of advanced guidance techniques.

  • Advanced Mathematical Methods (MATH492)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To give an introduction to the techniques of vector and tensor calculus and to the study and solution of the partial differential equations which arise in engineering.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) After completing this module, the students should be familiar with the use of grad, div and curl and also the Kronecker delta and Levi-Civita tensor.

    (LO2) They should understand the formulation and applications of Stokes' Theorem and the Divergence Theorem.

    (LO3) They should be able to classify second-order partial differential equations and solve some standard examples in simple situations.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

  • Design for Environment, Manufacture and Assembly (MNFG413)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the tools and methods of Eco-design, Design for Manufacture and Assembly using real, everyday products as examples.

    Learning Outcomes

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Written communication by means of project reports and engineering drawings. Project team work. Creative design and problem solving skills.

    (S2) The module will require the strip-down of a variety of household products (e.g. electric screwdriver, toaster, electric kettle etc.), the investigation and understanding of the functions and features of these products, and the redesign of the products. It will therefore enable the practical application of: Real engineering design techniques; Eco-design as an engineering tool; Procedures for optimised product design using the techniques of Boothroyd and Dewhurst; The "Durham Methodology" for Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly.

    (S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to: Evaluating and improving existing designs. Choosing eco-design, manufacturing and assembly methods. Making complex design decisions at various points throughout the design process based on conflicting design requirements.

    (S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: Eco-Design methods (including the 10 Golden Rules, the MET, the Eco-design Web and so on). The relationship between Eco-Design and Design for Sustainability Design Costing methods The principles of design for manufacture and assembly The conflict between eco-design, design for manufacture and design for assembly

  • Energy and the Environment (MECH433)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To give students an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative and conventional energy generation methods.

    To develop detailed knowledge of wind, solar energy capture and nuclear energy.

    To develop skills in quantitative analysis of energy generation methods.

    To develop skills in dealing with complex problems in a systematic manner. To develop ability in independent learning.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the energy sources, the concept of sustainability, the way energy is generated or harvested and their impact to the natural environment.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic theory of wind energy, solar energy and nuclear energy.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using simple theory to estimate the energy production and associated costs.

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using simple economic model to estimate the viability of the energy scheme and sustainability issues.

    (S1) Problem formulation and analysis

    (S2) Using analytical methods taught in the module, dealing with complex issues in a systematic manner

    (S3) Applying analytical methods to wind, solar power and nuclear energy generation problems; decision making in complex and unpredictable situations

    (S4) Understanding of alternative energy generation methods. Impact of conventional energy generation methods on the environment; quantitative analysis techniques for energy generation methods

  • Integrated Systems Design (MNFG615)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The primary aim is to gain a practical appreciation of Integrated System Design (ISD) through the design, build and operation of free-standing mobile robots which will perform specific tasks.  This module will give the students an opportunity to work in teams; gain an understanding of what it means to plan and work through a project; work to deadlines; maximise resources; and cope with uncertainty.

    Learning Outcomes

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience in the entire design cycle of an integrated system within a team environment.

    (S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using appropriate system design tools and methodologies.

    (S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate the ability in: -design a product with an integrated systems approach. -analysis and synthesis of product requirements in a systematic framework.

    (S4) The students will learn a range of skills ranging from vision systems, sensors, control, drive and materials etc.  They will learn disciplines relating to project planning and budget control. They will learn skills relating to integrated system design and engineering implementation.  All of this will provide them with knowledge and skills that will be of benefit during their engineering careers.

  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (ENGG410)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To introduce biomechanics terminology and concepts. To develop knowledge of biomechanics of tissues and structures of the musculoskeletal system (bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, skeletal muscle). To develop knowledge of biomechanics of joints (knee, hip, foot and ankle) to develop understanding of biomechanics of human movement.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of biomechanics

    (LO2) Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the structure and biomechanical of hard and soft tissues

    (LO3) Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the structure and biomechanical of hard and soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system.

    (LO4) Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the biomechanics of human gait and techniques to measure and analyse human movement.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

  • Risk and Uncertainty: Probability Theory (ENGG404)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module aims to provide the students with a rigorous understanding of basic probability theory. It will provide them with the theoretical tools necessary for the modelling and numerical implementation of solutions to problems that involve decision making under uncertainty.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge & understandingOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: - Probability theory as the language of uncertainty quantification- Mathematical modelling of randomness- Estimation and hypothesis testing- Fundamentals of Monte Carlo Simulation- Basic Bayesian Statistics

    (LO2) Practical skills On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills: - Modelling and analysis of uncertainties  - Uncertainty quantification and result interpretation- Use of numerical methods and stochastic concepts to solve problems related to the presence of uncertainties in systems - Basic development of computational algorithms

    (LO3) Intellectual skillsOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in: - Rigorous understanding of the principles behind a range of approaches, both classical and modern, related to uncertainty quantification- Combining probability theory and statistics to tackle diverse problems which involve uncertainties - Appraising the issues and the limitations of stochastic concepts and solution methods- Solving standard problems via numerical simulation and stochastic approximations

    (LO4) Transferable skillsOn completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of key skills in:- Methods and tools for uncertainty analysis/quantification- Parameter estimation and decision-making- Hypothesis testing- Interpretation of risk and uncertainty analysis, results and conclusions

    (S1) Numeracy/computational skills - Numerical methods

    (S2) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts

    (S3) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving

    (S4) Numeracy/computational skills - Numerical methods

    (S5) Quantification, solution identification, analysis & interpretation of uncertainty data

  • Structural Optimisation (ENGG414)
    LevelM
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To build upon the structural analysis methods covered in the previous twoyears of the course to enable finite element analysis and structuraloptimisation for design.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will grasp the idea of optimisation and learn how to optimise simple structures by analytical and numerical methods

    (LO2) Students will learn some new mathematics and enhance mathematical skills

    (LO3) Students will enhance numerical and programming skills

    (LO4) Students will practise design and technical report writing

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.