Foundation Year - Year 0
Fundamentals of Engineering
This module will introduce the principles of engineering, including engineering science and key concepts that guide engineers in the 21st Century. This will be the start of inspiring your future engineering ambitions.
General Engineering Science Skills
Here you will develop basic transferable skills in scientific reasoning, scientific investigations and the communication of scientific ideas and outcomes. This will enable you be a more effective engineer when communicating your ideas to non-engineers.
Mathematics for Engineers
This module will develop the mathematical skills that are relevant to engineering to enable you to apply relevant mathematics to solve and model engineering problems.
Fundamentals of Physics
This module introduces the basic underpinning physics concepts relevant to engineering, supporting your aspirations of becoming an engineer.
Fundamentals of Computer Programming
You will study the fundamental principles of computer programming, to support development in developing mechanical systems that interface with Internet of things.
Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry for Engineers
Develop the familiarity with fundamental physical chemical concepts. This module develop your material engineering understanding and practice.
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.
Control, Instrumentation, and Communication Systems in an Industrial Environment (20 credits)
You will gain technology insights and applications of communication, control and instrumentation for an industrial environment, for example oven temperatures, automated pickers.
Professional Mechanical Engineering Project (40 credits)
You will gain experience of working individually and as part of a team to design and develop a solution to a complex mechanical engineering problem giving you a real sense of the work an engineer in industry would do.
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.
Material and Mechanical Methods of Test Analysis (20 credits)
You will learn testing methods to determine and analyse mechanical and material behaviour, end of life, process limitation, diagnosis of material and mechanical failure.
Systems Design and Engineering Analysis (20 credits)
You will learn to design creative, considered, sustainable, ethical, economical, inclusive complex engineering components. For example, an emulsifier cream filling station for biodegradable tube packaging.