Product Design Engineering BEng

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Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Thermodynamics I (ENGG112)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    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

  • Fluid Mechanics (ENGG113)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    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;

  • 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

  • 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

    (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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Electrical Circuits for Engineers (ELEC121)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    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

  • 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

  • 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 immediately relate the material being taught, both within and without this module, to a practice.

    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:
    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (S3) Positive attitude/ selfconfidence A 'cando' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

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

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

  • Product Development 1 (ENGG114)
    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 design problem / opportunity that is identifiable to their major discipline, thus reinforcing its relevance to the topic.

    In addition, the module:

    Seeks to provide students with an early understanding of detail design and manufacturing processes
    Will introduce students to industry-standard user-centred design (UCD) and computer-aided design (CAD) 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 product/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 understanding of phased new product development and industrial design processes through the achievement of a physically modelled product design

    (LO5) The student will be able to demonstrate understanding of the importance of taking a user-centred approach to product design

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

    (S2) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services

    (S3) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

    (S4) 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

    (S5) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

    (S6) Workshop-based modelling of low-fidelity physical models of designs, to explore / communicate design thinking, using simple / low cost materials (e.g. card, foam)

  • Design Communication (ENGG115)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To develop fundamental communication skills for studio-based product design activity. To develop skills in drawing and sketching products and components. To elevate awareness of basic attributes and terminology of product form and to develop skill in visually communicating such attributes.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate competence in sketching products and components.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate competence in handvisualisation for developing and communicating emerging design ideas.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate competence in preparing a formal design presentation.

    (LO4) 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.

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be aware of basic attributes and terminology of product form.

    (S1) Core studio-based design project skills - hand sketching / visualisation

    (S2) Core studio-based design project skills - formal design presentation

    (S3) Core studio-based design project skills - product observation and critique

    (S4) Core studio-based design project skills - independent thinking and expression

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • 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

    (LO1) 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.

    (LO2) 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.

    (LO3) 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.

    (LO4) On  successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to conceptualising designs.

    (LO5) 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.

    (LO6) 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.

    (LO7) 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.

    (LO8) 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.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual

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

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

    (S6) Time and project management - Project planning

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • 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

    (LO1) 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.

    (LO2) 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.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Human Factors in Product Design: Practice (ENGG224)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    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. 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

    (LO1) 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.

    (LO2) 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.

    (LO3) 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.

    (LO4) 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.

    (LO5) 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.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

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

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Engineering Mathematics II (MATH299)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    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

  • 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

    (LO1) 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.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of processes in New Product Development.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management and organisational aspects of innovation.

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how organisations attract and use creative people.

    (LO5) 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.

    (LO6) 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.

    (LO7) 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.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness - Relevant understanding of organisations

    (S4) Commercial awareness - Ability to analyse/balance risk and reward

    (S5) Commercial awareness - Relevant economic/political understanding

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

    To teach the fundamentals of Engineering Product Design according to the Total Design methodology;

    To engage students in a group project to design an innovative engineering product;

    To develop students' team-working, communication, project management and problem-solving skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    -Product development processes – particularly “Total Design”
    -Management of Engineering Design
    -Tools and techniques employed in engineering design
    -3D Computer Aided Design in Creo
    -Materials and manufacturing process selection using Cambridge Engineering Selector software
    -Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Sustainability
    -Record keeping and meeting administration

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate the development of the following professional skills:
    - Group working
    - Project planning & management
    - Creative solution of open-ended problems
    - Written, graphical & verbal communication
    - Record keeping & meeting administration

    (S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate the development of the following design skills:
    - Analysis of market and technical state-of-the-art to identify innovation opportunity
    - Preparation of Product Design Specification
    - Creative concept design through group brainstorming
    - Formal approaches to Concept Variant Analysis
    - Detailed design & embodiment in 3D CAD (Creo)
    - Materials and manufacturing selection using CES
    - Specification and sourcing of standard engineering components
    - Preparation of 2D technical drawings
    - Preparation of formal design review documents

  • Thermodynamics (MECH217)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    The purpose of this module is to first provide the student with a grounding in basic power cycles and their thermodynamic analysis (steam, gas turbine and reciprocating IC engine), before moving on to more advanced and modern power plant, as well as refrigeration and heat pump plant.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to analyse common steam power generation cycles

    (LO2) Students will be able to analyse internal combustion engine cycles including gas turbines, spark ignition and compression ignition engines

    (LO3) Students will be able to analyse refrigeration and heat pump cycles

    (LO4) Students will be able to analyse combined heat and power cycles and will have an appreciation of their importance in reducing CO2 emissions

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Communication skills

  • Solids & Structures 2 (ENGG209)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    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

  • Product Form and Materials (ENGG226)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    1. 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, and graphics) decisions.
    4. To stimulate an appreciation of industrial shaping processes as part of the conceptualization, design and development of consumer products.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) 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.

    (LO2) 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.

    (LO3) Intellectual abilities - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to select materials based on sensorial qualities and user experience criteria.

    (LO4) 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.

    (LO5) Practical skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to recognise and appraise common sensorial qualities of material samples.

    (LO6) 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.

    (LO7) 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.

    (LO8) General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in critical and creative thinking and decision-making.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

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

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    (S9) Working in groups and teams - Leadership

  • 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

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

    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.

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

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of processing techniques, microstructures and mechanical properties of ceramics

    (LO2) Knowledge and understanding of processing techniques, microstructures and mechanical properties of polymers

    (LO3) Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing techniques and properties of composite materials

    (LO4) Knowledge and understanding of materials performance indices and materials selection using materials properties charts

  • 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.

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Individual Design Project (INDD341)
    Level3
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To provide an opportunity for the student to: experience a major design task similar to those working as a professional designer in an industrial, research or consultancy organisation. demonstrate the development of a design brief. evaluate design processes and demonstrate the application of the selected process in its totality. apply both design and engineering knowledge/analysis, understanding and skills to plan, carry out and control an open-ended design project. demonstrate creativity and initiative in carrying out a demanding design project within a specific topic area. enhance their written, verbal and visual communication skills: writing a design brief and corresponding project proposal, final report, oral and poster presentation.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of this module, students should be able to prepare an initial design brief and conduct relevant background research, generate a design specification, propose and evaluate alternative design concepts or directions, effectively communicate the design problem, potential solutions, and the rationale behind decisions made, demonstrate the ability to select an appropriate design process and conduct it in its entirety, including the development and test of a prototype, demonstrate the ability to utilise both design and engineering knowledge/analysis, understanding and skills to successfully deliver an open-ended design project, and present the project and its outcome via written, oral and visual communication.

    (S1) Analyse an open-ended design problem to translate it into a design brief.

    (S2) Identify, gather and evaluate relevant information.

    (S3) Generate solution alternatives/concepts and evaluate them against specification criteria.

    (S4) Conduct required engineering analysis in the context of a design project as appropriate.

    (S5) Document their decision making and justifications along the entire design process.

    (S6) Work independently towards the project aim.

    (S7) Communicate effectively with all stakeholders of the project.

  • Product Design Group Project (ENGG340)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To integrate knowledge from the Industrial Design programme into a single 'capstone' group activity. To apply high level user-centred design, industrial design and engineering science to practical design problems and/or opportunities. To creatively design within the boundaries of a complex situation.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of integrated multidisciplinary design.

    (LO2) 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.

    (LO3) 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.

    (S1) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

    (S2) Working in groups and teams - Listening skills

    (S3) Working in groups and teams - Negotiation skills

    (S4) Personal attributes and qualities - Flexibility/Adaptability

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

    (S6) Time and project management - Project planning

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Product Development 3 (ENGG320)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To teach advanced elements of industrial design. 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 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

    (LO1) 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.

    (LO2) 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.

    (LO3) 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.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual

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

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

    (S6) Time and project management - Project planning

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • 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.

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

    To develop an understanding of the important factors in materials selection and process selection for engineering components' design and manufacture. To develop skills in communication, investigative research, experimental techniques, and team-working , including presentation skills associated with technical posters and wikis.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the inter-relationships that exist between materials selection, processing, microstructure and properties. This includes an appreciation that materials design requires a compromise between many factors including geometric design, material and process selection, and costs.

    (LO2) Develop industry and research experimental and investigatory skills required to "reverse engineer" engineering components

    (S1) Improve and apply group-work skills including communication and project planning

    (S2) Develop communication skills using Wikis and posters for presentaing technical information.

  • Heat Transfer (MECH301)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to give the students a good understanding of the basic mechanisms of heat transfer and to equip them to solve significant engineering problems.

    They will also learn about different designs of heat exchanger and how to carry out performance/design calculations.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Achieve an understanding of heat transfer mechanisms; specifically conduction, convection and radiation

    (LO2) Understanding the types and working principles of heat exchangers

    (LO3) Develop an ability to solve steady and transient conduction problems using analytical or numerical methods

    (LO4) Solve convection problems using engineering correlations

    (LO5) Solve steady radiation heat transfer among grey surfaces in enclosures with up to three surfaces

    (LO6) Determine the most appropriate method of analysing a particular heat exchanger and apply either the LMTD method or the effectiveness-NTU method for heat exchanger thermal analysis

  • Mechatronics (MECH316)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting75:25
    Aims

    To develop an appreciation of how microcomputer based control systems can be used in the design and implementation of Electro-Mechanical Engineering systems.

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

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

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of a number of key principles, example system components and applications in microcomputer based Electro-Mechanical control systems.

    (LO2) Ability to formulate and define mechatronic problems and to use taught methodologies to analyse and solve engineering problems.

    (LO3) Ability to describe and explain qualitative aspects.

    (LO4) Ability to apply quantitative design methods to microcomputer interfacing problems.

    (LO5) Ability to program and design of microcontrollers programs.

    (LO6) Ability to carry out (supervised) laboratory experiments, using test and measurement equipment and techniques, to collect and record data using safe working procedures.

    (S1) Communication skills

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

  • 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 systems function at many levels within a Global Company and to identify the interactions between the system at different levels.

    To understand the function of a Manufacturing System at each leve land be able to articulate the factors that control the system at that level, while also being able to take a holistic view of the system.

    To be able to examine a pre-existing system, identifying points of weakness and knowing why these weaknesses are a problem.

    To be able to identify basic methods by which the system may be improved.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different levels of a Manufacturing System from Global Company to Shop Floor and Individual Machine, being able to articulate how these levels interact and how this interaction is accomplished. On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors internal to the Manufacturing Systems that affect behaviour and robustness. While showing an understanding of how these can be controlled and modified to change the system. On successful completion of the module, students should be able todemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of data andcomputer systems in controlling complex companies and manufacturing systems, identifying what in these system may lead to failure or the creation of waste. On successful completion of the module, students should be able to identify in systems the presence of waste, to identify processes that are not efficient and consider methods to improve these systems, and be able to report this in a concise manner.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S4) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding

  • 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

    (LO1) understanding of design methodologies

    (LO2) application of design methodologies to engineering products

    (LO3) effect of modern technology on design process

    (LO4) social, environmental and economic context of design

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Ethical awareness

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.