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Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: 3D52
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade B in A Level Mathematics
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Module details

Please note that there may be changes to the course or module content.  Please check the website for the most up to date 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

  • 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

    gain ​knowledge and understanding of the main principles and experimental practice of mechanical testing of materials in engineering 


    ​gain knowledge and understanding of the relationships between materials properties, the microstructure, processing, and mechnaical and thermal treatments.

    ​gain an appreciation of materials failure processes

    ​gain an appreciation of how materials are selected and specified in industry

  • 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

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

    To provide a basic level of mathematicsincluding calculus and extend the student''s knowledge to include an elementaryintroduction to complex variables and functions of two variables.

    Learning Outcomes

    • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules;

     

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     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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.​

  • 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

  • Design Communication (ENGG115)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
    1. To develop fundamental communication skills for studio-based product design activity.
    2. To develop skills in drawing and sketching products and components.
    3. To elevate awareness of basic attributes and terminology of product form and to develop skill in visually communicating such attributes.
    Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate competence in sketching products and components.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate competence in handvisualisation for developing and communicating emerging design ideas.

    ​​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate competence in preparing a formal design presentation.

    On successful completion of the module, students should have acquired an appreciation of the variety of modelling media deployed in industrial design practice and the relative merits thereof.

    On successful completion of the module, students should be aware of basic attributes and terminology of product form.

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • 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

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

    Awareness about the types of behaviour of simple elastic structural systems;

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

    ​Ability to determine the stresses in nonsymmetric thin-walled sections; 

    ​Appreciation of the importance of boundary conditions​

  • Product Development 2 (ENGG220)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
  • ​To teach intermediate elements of industrial design including manufacturing considerations.

  • ​To reinforce the role the industrial designer plays in the development of new or existing products.

  • ​To further develop drawing, graphical, presentation and design communication skills.

  • Learning Outcomes

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate to intermediate level knowledge and understanding of the processes of designing within the context of Industrial Design including drawing, graphical, presentation and design communication skills.

    ​​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate to intermediate level a working knowledge and understanding of user research and idea generation methods.
    ​​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the practical aspects of low fidelity mock-ups and modern rapid prototyping techniques.​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to conceptualising designs.

    ​​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to progressing sketch work for design solutions at an intermediate level.​ On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to interpreting and responding to a project brief and generating technical and aesthetic specifications at an intermediate level.​​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to determine an appropriate design strategy to a specific set of circumstances and to an intermediate level.​​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to formulating design problems and problem-solving to an intermediate level.

  • Product VIsualisation and Simulation 1 (ENGG221)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
  • ​​To teach the principles of virtual reality systems, visualisation techniques and simulation practice to an introductory level.

  • ​To give an appreciation of the role that visualisation and simulation plays in the development of new or existing products to an introductory level.

  • Learning Outcomes

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an introductory knowledge and understanding of modern product visualisation and simulation techniques.

    ​On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to deploy basic techniques to produce introductory level product visualisation and simulation.

    ​On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to design and construct a basic virtual environment.

  • Human Factors in Product Design: Theory (ENGG222)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims
  • ​To develop knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of human factors including human capabilities / limitations and how they would be incorporated into designed systems.

  • ​To develop skills to identify human factors elements of designed systems.

  • Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of the module, studentsshould be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human factors andrelevant terminology with respect to designed products including an awarenessof principles, processes, theories, practices, codes of conduct, internationalstandards, learned societies, professional responsibilities, and the role of‘Human Factors’ in society.​

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to articulate human factors issues qualitatively and quantitatively, to select and deploy appropriate human factors methodologies, to research, select and deploy wider principles including working to international standards.

  • Human Factors in Product Design: Practice (ENGG224)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
    1. ​To further develop knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of human factors including human capabilities / limitations and how they would be incorporated into designed systems.

    2. ​To develop the practical skills to identify human factor elements of designed systems and be able to complete task analysis on design problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrateknowledge and understanding of human factors and relevant terminology withrespect to designed products, including an awareness of principles, processes,theories, practices, codes of conduct, international standards, learnedsocieties, professional responsibilities, and the role of ‘Human Factors’ insociety.​

    Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate anability to design a system, component, or product to meet desired needs andidentify, formulate, and solve human factors problems relevant to productdesign.​

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to deploy routine, innovative and adaptive techniques to solve real world human factors problems.​

    Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate anability to analyse situations and systems and offer informed solutions, selectappropriate resources and methodologies for designing with the user in mind.​​

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to articulate human factors issues qualitatively and quantitatively, to select and deploy appropriate human factors methodologies,
    to research, select and deploy wider principles including working to international standards.

  • Consumer Electronics (ENGG225)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    ​1. To develop a knowledge and understanding of common electrical technologies
    and their application within consumer electronic products.

    2. To stimulate an appreciation of electronics requirements as part of the
    conceptualisation, design and development of consumer products.

    3. To offer students an insight into the role electronics suppliers play in the
    production of consumer products.

    Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge and understanding - on successful completion of the module, students should possess knowledge and understanding of common electrical/electronic technologies and components found in consumer products.​

    Intellectual abilities - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to specify appropriate electrical/electronic technologies and components to improve the performance and user experience of consumer products.​

    Practical skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to test and disassemble a consumer electrical/electronic product and identify system components.

    ​General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in preparing and delivering oral, written and visual presentations.​

    General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in critical and creative thinking and decision-making.​

  • Product Form and Materials (ENGG226)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims1. To develop a knowledge and understanding of how materials influence the perception, appreciation and experiences people have of, and with, products.

    2. To develop a knowledge and understanding of product form limitations and opportunities associated with common industrial shaping processes.

    3. To offer insights into how a value proposition can be achieved through CMFG (colours, materials, finishes, graphics) decisions.

    4. To stimulate an appreciation of industrial shaping processes as part of the conceptualization, design and development of consumer products.
    Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge and understanding - on successful completion of the module, students should possess knowledge and understanding of how materials influence people’s perception, appreciation and experiences of products.​

    Knowledge and understanding - on successful completion of the module, students should possess knowledge and understanding of the product form limitations and opportunities of common industrial shaping processes.​

    Intellectual abilities - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to select materials based on sensorial qualities and user experience criteria.

    Intellectual abilities - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to identify industrial shaping processes capable of achieving an intended product component form.​

    ​Practical skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to recognise and appraise common sensorial qualities of material samples.​​

    ​Practical skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to recognise and appraise common industrial shaping processes used to create product components.​

    ​General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in preparing and delivering oral, written and visual presentations.​​

    ​General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in critical and creative thinking and decision-making.​​

  • Materials Processing and Selection II (MATS210)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To understand materials performance indices and apply materials selection charts and software

    To understand the processing, microstructure and mechanical properties of ceramics and polymers

    To investigate the manufacturing techniques commonly used to produce composite structures and understand the properties of composite materials.

     

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Knowledge and understanding of materials performance indices and materials selection using materials properties charts and CES software

    ​Knowledge and understanding of processing techniques, microstructures and mechnical properties of ceramics and polymers

    ​Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing techniques and properties of composite materials

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

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

    Learning Outcomes

    Know and understand what metals  processing techniques and technologies are used in metals industries

    ​appreciate how and why mechanical and thermal processing affects microstructure and materials mechanical properties

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

    ​to understand how manuf​to understand how manufacturing processes and materials are selected in the context of the processing of metals and alloys

  • Design 2 (MECH212)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to teach the fundamantals of the ''Total Design'' process within a group based engineering design project.

    Learning Outcomes
  • Project Management (MNGT202)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to introduce the student to some of the tools and constraints associated with managing both small and large projects, and with some simple costing approaches. A virtual project is undertaken by every student. The student is encouraged to adopt a project approach to current and future tasks, and to learn the language adopted by project-oriented employers.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Practical project management

    ​Practical risk management

    ​Practical cost management

    ​Formal meeting administration and record taking

    ​Teamwork and communications

  • Managing Product Development (MNGT205)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims
  • ​To develop knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of the subject and the main models used.

  • ​To develop analytical skills in applying the concepts and models to real-life examples.

  • To stimulate an appreciation of the special challenges of managing new product development and the importance of this function to organisational success. ​

  • Learning Outcomes

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature and importance of technological innovation in commercial organisations with particular reference to new product and service development.

    ​​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of processes in New Product Development.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management and organisational aspects of innovation.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how organisations attract and use creative people.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to describing and explaining qualitative aspects of innovation.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to applying the principles and methodologies of New Product Development to examples of products, market sectors and companies.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of an appreciation of industries and organisations where Product Development occurs.

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Product Development 3 (ENGG320)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
    1. ​To teach advanced elements of industrial design.

    2. ​To reinforce the role the industrial designer plays in the development of new or existing products.

    3. To further develop drawing, graphical, presentation and design communication skills to an advanced level. Specifically, to exhibit a systematic understanding of the subject with an ability to deploy established techniques, to devise and sustain arguments and to show an appreciation of ambiguity / uncertainty.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate to advanced level knowledge and understanding of the processes of designing within the context of Industrial Design including drawing, graphical, presentation and design communication skills.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate to advanced level a working knowledge and understanding of designing for manufactuing processes both at prototype stage and for production.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying the above topics to their design work at an advanced level.

  • Product VIsualisation & Simulation 2 (ENGG321)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
    1. ​To teach the principles of virtual reality systems, visualisation techniques and simulation practice to an intermediate level.

    2. To give an appreciation of the role that visualisation and simulation plays in the development of new or exisiting products to an intermediate level.​

    Learning Outcomes

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an intermediate knowledge and understanding of modern product visualisation and simulation techniques.

    ​On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to deploy techniques to produce intermediate level product visualisation and simulation.

    ​On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to design and construct a virtual environment to an intermediate level.

  • Product Design Group Project (ENGG340)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:105
    Aims
    1. To integrate knowledge from the Industrial Design programme into a single ''capstone'' group activity.
    2. To apply high level user-centred design, industrial design and engineering science to practical design problems and/or opportunities.
    3. To creatively design within the boundaries of a complex situation.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of integrated multidisciplinary design.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to design using a systematic approach thereby fully analysing design problems and developing optimal design solutions.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to define and implement a design and prototyping strategy appropriate to a complex product design project.

  • 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

    ​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.

  • Materials Design (MATS303)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the important factors in materials and process selection for engineering components and design, and the planning and execution of activities associated with the professional materials design engineer.

    Learning Outcomes
  • Mechatronics (MECH316)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting75:25
    Aims
    1. To develop an appreciation of how microcomputer based control systems can be used in the design and implementation of Electro-Mechanical Engineering systems.

    2. ​​To develop confidence in practical design techniques for microcomputer based Electro-Mechanical systems.

    3. ​To appreciate the capabilities of Mechatronics systems and the accelerating change in performance that such systems offer the system designer.

    Learning Outcomes Knowledge and understanding of a number of key principles, example system components and applications in microcomputer based Electro-Mechanical control systems.

    Ability to formulate and define mechatronic problems and to use taught methodologies to analyse and solve engineering problems.

    ​Ability to describe and explain qualitative aspects.

    Ability to apply quantitative design methods to microcomputer interfacing problems.

    Ability to program and design of microcontrollers programs.

    ​Ability to carry out (supervised) laboratory experiments, using test and measurement equipment and techniques, to collect and record data using safe working procedures.

  • Manufacturing Systems (MNFG321)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims
  • ​​

    To obtain an overall understanding of manufacturing systems.  To understand manufacturing systems at a global, company, factory and shop floor level.

  • ​​To enable students to understand that manufacturing systemsfunction at many levels within a Global Company and to identify theinteractions between the system at different levels.​

  • ​To understand the function of a Manufacturing System at each leveland be able to articulate the factors that control the system at thatlevel, while also being able to take a holistic view of the system.​

  • ​​​To be able to examine a pre-existing system, identifying points ofweakness and knowing why these weaknesses are a problem. To be able to identify basic methods by which the system may be improved.

  • Learning Outcomes

    Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able todemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different levels of aManufacturing System from Global Company to Shop Floor and IndividualMachine, being able to articulate how these levels interact and howthis interaction is accomplished.

    Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able todemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors internal tothe Manufacturing Systems that affect behaviour and robustness. Whileshowing an understanding of how these can be controlled and modifiedto change the system.

    Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able todemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of data andcomputer systems in controlling complex companies and manufacturingsystems, identifying what in these system may lead to failure or thecreation of waste.

    Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able toidentify in systems the presence of waste, to identify processes thatare not efficient and consider methods to improve these systems, andbe able to report this in a concise manner.​

  • Management of Design (MNGT313)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To stimulate awareness of and interest in engineering project management

    To develop professional and managerial attitudes towards the subject

    To give a basis to the management of the Group Design project in year 4

    Learning Outcomes

    ​understanding of design methodologies

    ​application of design methodologies to engineering products

    ​effect of modern technology on design process

    ​social, environmental and economic context of design

  • 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

    ​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.

    ​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.

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.