The foundation year will give you study skills and foundations of engineering that you need to start Year 1 of the degree. You will learn about general engineering science, physics, chemistry, computer programming and maths, and you'll develop higher education study skills.
As you progress through the degree, you'll learn about professional practical engineering and you'll study engineering design and engineering science. You will then go on to explore mechanical engineering in more depth studying modules such as dynamics of solid materials and mechanics, and systems engineering modelling and analysis methods.
Our hands-on learning both on campus and on-line will prepare you to enter an engineering career with varied and exciting prospects. You will develop a practical problem-solving approach through active learning laboratories, engineering laboratories and the use of engineering workshops and makerspace. You will undertake small group projects, typically sourced from industry. You'll also develop skills enabling you to:
- work effectively and supportively in diverse and inclusive groups
- communicate effectively in groups and one to one
- apply project management to group-work
- apply principles of commercial management and consideration of wider issues.
Each year you'll undertake a large group project which will be supported by the use of on-line tools and on-line project management approaches akin to industry. These projects, which are typically sourced from industry, will help you build in confidence and develop your learning in engineering business, practice and project management.
In year 1, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding and some application.
As you progress to year 2, you'll apply your knowledge and understanding to conceive, design, build and operate a solution to a problem.
In your third year, you will undertake an individual research and development project that will inform the group project and help you to develop and illustrate the ability to critically analyse the application of your knowledge and understanding to solve an engineering problem.
Professional Practical Engineering (with Mechatronics Project)
Mathematics & Computing for Engineers
Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Systems and Practice
Introduction to Material Engineering Characteristics & Manufacture
Engineering Product Lifecycle
Computer Aided Engineering and Design
Dynamics of Solid Mechanics and Materials
Dynamics of Fluid and Thermal Systems
Control, Instrumentation, and Communication Systems in an Industrial Environment
Professional Systems Engineering Project
FEA for Mechanics and Materials
CFD for Thermal and Fluid Dynamic Modelling
Systems Engineering Modelling and Analysis Methods
Systems Design and Engineering Analysis
Fundamentals of Engineering
General Engineering Science Skills
Mathematics for Engineers
Fundamentals of Physics
Fundamentals of Computer Programming
Fundamentals of Materials