Professional Practical Engineering (with Mechatronics project) (40 credits)
This module will introduce you to applying mechanical related engineering, engineering evaluation, concept generation, design, prototype and testing to a real problem typically sourced from industry and therefore contributing to local industry.
Mathematics, Computing and Physics for Mechanical Engineers (20 credits)
Develop your confidence in applying the fundamental science (laws of physics), mathematics and statistics principles, and computing skills in context to engineering, ensuring you have the mathematical and digital skills for your engineering ambitions.
Introduction to Engineering Design (20 credits)
You will learn through practical experience of creating and translating engineering drawings. You will practice by hand and on a computer in a group design project, developing similar habits and minds as commercial engineers.
Introduction to Elec/mechanical Systems and Practice (20 credits)
You will gain experience of electronic, electrical and mechanical principles, methods and practice used in commercial engineering components. You will also develop engineering practical workshop skills to manufacture and fabricate engineering products.
Introduction to Material Engineering Characteristics & Manufacture (20 credits)
This module introduces you to materials used in engineering, specifically metals, plastics, ceramics and composites and material mechanical properties to enable you to select appropriate materials for future products or tasks.
Engineering Product Lifecycle (40 credits)
You will gain experience of developing products in context to product life-cycle from raw materials to end of life, and take into consideration the wider social, environmental, commercial and financial issues and your role as an engineer.
Computer Aided Engineering and Design (20 credits)
You will learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and design processes for designing, sizing and developing products and parts akin to a commercial engineer.
Dynamics of Solid Mechanics and Materials (20 credits)
You will strengthen your knowledge and understanding of materials, solid mechanics and dynamics applied to material selection like an engineer.
Dynamics of Fluid and Thermal Systems (20 credits)
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics as applied to mechanical engineering type of applications, like district heating system.
Manufacturing Control, Instrumentation, and Communication Systems (20 credits)
You will gain a grounding in communication, control and instrumentation used in industrial automated environments, for example to control conveyors, robotic spot welding.
Professional Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Project (40 credits)
You will gain experience of working individually and as part of a team to develop a solution to more complex mechanical/electrical engineering problems.
FEA for mechanics and materials (20 credits)
You will apply, critically analyse and interpret the fundamental principles of advanced stress analysis and computational mechanical dynamics finite element analysis of products to evaluate if products in principle are fit for purpose, prior to prototyping.
CFD for Thermal and Fluid dynamic modelling (20 credits)
You will learn to model and analyse industrial fluid flow and heat transfer systems like a biofuel plant.
Industry 4.0 for Manufacturer (20 credits)
You will investigate and critically analyse Industry 4.0 technology and solutions for the manufacturing industry.
Design and Analysis for Automated Manufacture (20 credits)
You will learn how to design creative, considered, sustainable, ethical, economical, inclusive complex manufacturing engineering solutions. You will also cover automated component separation systems.
Year 4 (MEng only)
Professional Engineering Project and Management (60 credits)
You will gain experience of leading a team and working individually on a team project. You will research and develop an innovative solution to a complex product.
Energy Systems and Sustainability for Engineers (20 credits)
You will learn to consider and analyse the roles of conventional and alternative energy technologies in providing a sustainable energy future.
Additive Manufacturing Processes and Materials (20 credits)
You will critically evaluate advances and innovations in materials and manufacturing techniques in more depth.
Quality Systems and Processes (20 credits)
You will develop your leadership and criticality of quality systems, reliability assessment and management approaches to support you to be a leading commercial engineer.
You will have the option to do a placement module at any time in your degree. The placement module is designed to permit different modes of placement, from day-release, vacations, and year-long.