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 Drawing
On this module you will develop your drawing skills for studio-based product design activity. This will enable you to communicate ideas through drawings and sketches.
Fundamentals of Materials
This module will help you to understand which materials are more suitable for a particular product/task. You will cover expected performance of materials as well as the impact of environmental conditions.
Professional Practical Engineering (with Mechatronics project) (40 credits)
This module will introduce you to mechanical related engineering, engineering evaluation, concept generation, design, prototype and testing a real problem. Engineering challenges are typically sourced from industry and therefore means you’ll be contributing to local industry.
Mathematics, Computing and Physics for Mechanical Engineers (20 credits)
On this module you will 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)
In a group design project, you will learn to create and translate engineering drawings by hand and on a computer. This practical experience will help you develop similar habits and minds as commercial engineers.
Introduction to Elec/mechanical Systems and Practice (20 credits)
You will experience 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, composites and material mechanical properties. This will support you in the future to be able to select appropriate materials for specific 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, taking into consideration the wider social, environmental, commercial and financial issues and your role as an engineer.
Computer Aided Engineering and Design (20 credits)
During this module 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 that are applied by engineers when making material selections.
Human Factors in Designing Systems/Products (20 credits)
You will learn the theory, principles, data and research methods used to measure human factors so that you can design solutions that take human factors into consideration.
Manufacturing Control, Instrumentation, and Communication Systems (20 credits)
On this module you will gain a grounding in the communication, control and instrumentation used in industrial automated environments. This will build your knowledge around manufacturing.
Professional Product Design 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 product design engineering problem. This will simulate the work of an engineer in industry.
FEA for mechanics and materials (20 credits)
In this module you will apply, critically analyse and interpret the fundamental principles of advanced stress analysis and further product analysis methods to evaluate if products in principle are fit for purpose, prior to prototyping.
Design for Rapid Prototyping, Pattern, Moulding and Tooling (20 credits)
You will gain knowledge and experience of applying rapid prototyping methods, critically analysing and considering its importance in terms of manufacture and design.
Design and Analysis for Automated Manufacture (20 credits)
You will learn how to design, create and consider; sustainable, ethical, economical, inclusivity of complex engineering solutions for automated engineering manufacture of the components/products.
Industry 4.0 for Manufacture (20 credits)
You will investigate and critical analyse Industry 4.0 technology and solutions for the manufacturing industry.
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.