The first year of study is your foundation year (year 0) where you will study a range of engaging and inspiring modules. These modules will enable you to develop academic and practical skills that will build your confidence and equip you with the fundamental knowledge required to embark on your degree.
Each 20 credit module will typically consist of 20 hours of lectures, 40 hours of laboratory work and 10 hours of tutorials. Modules are led by senior lecturers, principal lecturers with laboratory learning supported by senior and junior technicians as well as postgraduate demonstrators.
As you progress with the BEng Product Design degree (levels 4 to 6) you will study a range of modules which (per module) will typically consist of 24 hours of lectures and 24 hours in laboratories/tutorials/workshops, depending on the individual module. For example, the Process Design 40 credit module could consist of 12 hours of lectures, 24 hours of tutorials and 48 hours in computing and chemical engineering laboratories.
In addition to the structured teaching times, you will also be required to undertake self-study. The typical amount of time for all activities associated with one 20-credit module is 200 hours which is made up of class contact time in lectures, tutorials and workshops, laboratory sessions, module preparation, module learning contextualisation, assessment research, development and submission and examination revision.
To help develop your employability skills, additional drop-in academic and peer learning mentoring sessions may be timetabled to support you with developing skills and knowledge in specific topics.
The BEng modules are typically led by senior lecturers, principal lecturers and readers with laboratory learning supported by senior and junior technicians and postgraduate demonstrators. The academics are typically specialists and researchers in a particular field, for example, control and instrumentation or thermodynamics.