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Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: H101
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • 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 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)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting75:25
    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

    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)
    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

    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)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    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

    Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction to Management and Sustainability (MNGT105)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    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

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Awareness of modern management principals and approaches

    ​Appreciation of ethics in business

    ​Understanding of sustainable development in business processes

  • Mechanical Engineering Design A (MECH113)
    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 immediatly relate the material being taught, bo, both within and without this module, to a practic​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 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

    Learning Outcomes

    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)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims
    1. To provide students with a basic understanding and analysis of electrical circuits and theory. 
    2.   To introduce students to basic semiconductor devices and circuits involving diodes and transistors.
    3. To provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of the principles and construction of DC and AC machines, transformers and linear actuators.
    Learning Outcomes

    ​​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)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims
    1. ​To introduce mathematical modelling terminology and concepts.
    2. To develop an appreciation of how mathematical modelling can be used to describe different types of systems.
    3. 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)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond 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

    ​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)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst 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

    ​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

 

Programme Year Four

 

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.