Programme Year One
LAB COATS - Students will generally be required to wear a lab coat for all Engineering laboratory sessions. Students my purchase a lab coat at the start of the year from the Student Support Office at a subsidised cost of £15.
ProE – In week 7 of the second semester students take a week long course in ProEngineer for which they are required to purchase a manual at a subsidised cost of £10.
Year One Compulsory Modules
Solids and Structures 1 (ENGG110)
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.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of static equilibrium of structural systems
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how structures sustain loads without failing
Ability to analyse stress and strain in basic structural members as a means to designing safer structures
Ability to size basic structural members for given limiting stress criteria in a design context
Mathematical Techniques for Engineers (MATH199)
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.
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
Mechanical Product Dissection (MECH109)
To provide engineering workshop practice experience
To introduce key topics in mechanical design, materials science and manufacturing processes
To provide experience in team-working and engineering communication
Introduction to Management and Sustainability (MNGT105)
The aims of this module are to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of industrial management and the issues of sustainability in management processes
Awareness of modern management principals and approaches
Appreciation of ethics in business
Understanding of sustainable development in business processes
Mechanical Engineering Design A (MECH113)
This module aims to provide students with an interesting and engaging project that will help them to immediatly relate the material being taught, bo, both within and without this module, to a practicThis module aims to provide students with an interesting and engaging project that will help them to immediatly relate the material being taught, bo, 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:
1 Seeks to provide students with an early understanding of the preliminary design processes
2 Will introduce students to formal engineering drawing and visualisation
3 Will expose the students to group work and the dynamics of working in a team
4 Will expose students to the complexity of an engineering design task
5 Will enable students to develop data analysis and plotting skills
6 Will embody an approach to learning that will engage the students for the remainder of their lives
The student will be able to communcate their ideas using the principles of engineering drawing standards
The student will be able to successfully complete the preliminary design exercise of an engineering project by working in a small group
The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and a proficiency in technical writing and the presentation of data
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
Electrical Circuits for Engineers (ELEC121)
- 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.
Understanding the electrical behaviour of basic passive and active electrical circuit components
To understand and apply fundamental circuit analysis to solve circuit problems
To understand how the physical laws of electromagnetism and mechanics apply to practical motors, transformers and actuators.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of those factors that determine the performance of electrical motors, transformers and simple electro-mechanical actuators
Electromechanical Systems (ENGG121)
- 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||To understand the formulation and definition of mathematical models|
To develop an understanding of graph theory used for modelling
To be able to simulate basic dynamical models using the Simulink package
To model simple electromechanical systems using block diagrams
To analyse dynamical response of simple dynamical systems.
Fluid Mechanics (ENGG113)
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
Be able to show experience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in using appropriate modelling and analytical methods to solve fluid mechanics problems.
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.
Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of using dimensional analysis to undertake scale-model testing and ensure conditions of dynamic similarity
Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of hydrostatics and applications to manometry
Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concept of mass conservation and the the continuity equation applied to one-dimensional flows.
Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Bernoulli''''s equation as applied to internal and external flow problems.
Thermodynamics I (ENGG112)
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.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to showexperience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in usingappropriate modelling and analytical methods to solvethermodynamics problems.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to showexperience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in carryingout Level 1 practical exercises in Thermodynamicsfollowing instruction, using test and measurement equipment and techniques,collecting and recording data, estimating accuracy, assessing errors, and usingsafe systems of work.
An understanding of the everyday implications of the laws of thermodynamics and an ability to communicate these implications to a lay audience.
An appreciation of the relationship between classical and statistical thermodynamics.
Programme Year Two
SAFETY BOOTS – Students undertaking Mechanical 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.
Programme Year Three
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’ (www.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.