The aim of this module is for students to be able to develop and effectively use the necessary range of appropriate skills in reading, study, written and oral communication and research required for their future career development.
A basic level of numeracy and mathematical competence is needed for every course at University and this module will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed. You will have weekly lectures as well as team based learning sessions which have been specially designed to help you to overcome any difficulties that you might encounter.
This module is designed to give you some more advanced mathematical skills and tools which are needed in courses with a stronger maths focus such as computer science or engineering. You will have weekly lectures as well as team based learning sessions which have been specially designed to help you to overcome any difficulties that you might encounter.
To introduce applications of science of engineering within the mechanical and electronic / electrical sector. To give an applied overview with in the subject using practical based themes, such as "how do you make a headphones amplifier?", "why does a bridge not collapse?", "can I design an LED torch?", " what happens when I stand on a cardboard tube?"
This module introduces the fundamental principles of problem solving. It focuses on practical problems from within the disciplines of Science and Engineering, and the design of potential solutions using flow charts and simple algorithms. The implementation of solutions is performed using suitable IT applications and an introduction to basic data processing using a simple programming language. Indicatively, the practical programs are expected to follow a set number of themes reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
In this module you will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and principles common to modern computer systems, including the underpinning mathematics where required. This will enable you to develop an understanding of abstraction, data and number representation. You will use a programming language to develop solutions to problems using algorithms and applying computer logic. For the practical work you will use a simple, inexpensive computer that you will study from both software and hardward perspectives. This will culminate in you developing and testing a complete system to meet the requirements specified.
Physics is the science of understanding, interpreting and engineering the physical universe. To do so, it relies on a broad set of other disciplines: from pure mathematics which describes fundamental physical laws - to experimental physics, providing both tests of the theory and further insights by systematic explorations or merely trials and errors. This module will first establish the foundations of the discipline, including scientific notations, physical units and dimensional analysis and a survey of mathematical representations of the physical world. It will then introduce the various tools, methods and ways of thinking of a physicist through a combined in-class/laboratory investigation of two of the key notions of physics, namely, oscillations and waves, and forces and energies. These will be illustrated from their manifestation in a range of disciplines, including optics, mechanics and electromagnetism. The emphasis will be on the phenomenology rather than on abstract and sophisticated models. The course is a good introduction to important notions used throughout the scientific spectrum and will provide adequate preparation for more in-depth studies, including for the BSc (Hons) Applied Physics.
To ensure that students develop competence in the use of current computer aided design software and are able to apply it to appropriate system, component and assembly design problems.
This Module enables the student to acquire an introductory level of knowledge, reasoning ability and practical skills for the operation, testing, diagnostics and adjustments of the main car chassis systems and engine unit. This is done through a combination of class room, on-line and practical activities.
The main aim of this module is to develop basic skills of engineering experimentations so that students can safely undertake laboratory and workshop work as well evaluate and discuss experimental findings.
To provide the concepts to underpin the discipline of Mathematics and enable students to model and analyse engineering systems, generate numerical values for system parameters, manipulate data to find system responses under defined conditions, evaluate the effects on systems of changes in variables and communicate ideas and results mathematically.
This module will investigate the principles which underpin the science of engineering systems. Covering both mechanical and electrical principles it will provide the basis for further study in specialist areas.
To introduce students to the fundamental skills, practices and attitudes of professional engineers through a series of graded active group learning experiences involving experimental testing, design and build, problem solving and investigation
To provide students with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of instrumentation and control systems and develop learners understanding of time and frequency domain, analysis of process control systems and the use of controller designs to achieve specified system performance.
Develop an understanding of the basic principles, cycles, systems and laws of thermodynamics and their application to engineering thermodynamic systems; in conjunction with the reasoning ability and practical skills required of the modern engineer.
To provide students with practical experience of translating engineering design theory into practice by way of setting a realistic industrial problem to be solved by product design and manufacture. To develop skills to enable students to create a simple concept design, with appropriate justification and documentation, to build and test a working prototype. To report on the proposed manufacture of the product using current engineering practices, whilst ensuring economic viability and environmental sustainability.
To relate the structure of engineering materials to their properties and understand how this will affect them in service. To link the properties of materials to processing and manufacturing methods and analyse the optimum combinations for the task in hand. Utilise analytical methods to determine key factors of materials related to in service components and structures and there production methodologies. Analyse in service behaviour, types and levels of stress, loads and failure modes. To provide a link to design, analysis, experimentation and decision making.
This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the theory and application of the solid mechanics principles; and to apply the mathematical and computational Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques for design and analysis of structural members under different types of loading.
This module is designed to cover all aspects of the modern vehicle and its electrification. This will include the use of computers as an aid for solving problems within these systems. While the primary focus is upon the technical elements of the electronics within a modern vehicle, consideration must also be given to the placement in switch gear and interface assemblies.
This module is intended to give students an in depth understanding of high performance and modern vehicle chassis systems by developing the key skills of engineering design and analysis, incorporating CAD designs and mathematical modelling techniques along with the use & innovations of new and emerging composite materials technologies.
To develop the students’ knowledge with regard to the impacts that engineering activity can have on the environment, on commerce, both local and global and upon society and individuals.
This module aims to develop the students’ ability to use current technologies and techniques to apply solutions to current engineering problems faced within industry, as well as developing research methods and project management skills along with presentation and data interpretation techniques.
To develop knowledge, understanding and skills related to Motorsport & Automotive aerodynamics, by providing a comprehensive understanding of vehicle aerodynamics and the interaction with other vehicle systems. While also examining the techniques and methods used for aerodynamic testing and simulation through practical exercises and computational fluid dynamics simulation (CFD).