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.
To provide students with a broad understanding of the principles and techniques used in systems involving both mechanical and electronic components, including classic mechanical engineering principles associated with theory of machines, and methods of representing, acquiring, storing, manipulating, and transferring information within electronics circuits.
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.
To enable students to analyse, design, and build digital circuits and embedded systems, and develop an understanding of digital circuit design techniques as well as computer and micro-controller architectures.
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.
To provide the analytical basis of discrete time and digital signal processing. To gain knowledge and understanding of the properties of signals and systems and their relationship with system inputs and outputs. The ability to apply the techniques necessary to analyse signals in both modelled and practical systems will also be developed. To be able to design a range of filters and to analyse filter performance using a commercial signal processing software package.
To develop skills in the analysis and synthesis of systems that contain mechanical and electrical/electronic components, and which use embedded microcontrollers as the main controlling elements.
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 provide students with the necessary background and practice for modern mechatronic design. The assessment is entirely by coursework and takes the form of a feasibility study in which the students are to design and implement a mechatronic solution to a given problem and provide specifications and validation tests for their design.
To enable students to evaluate and analyse the structural performance of mechanical components along with predicting complex stress systems to design against mechanical failure. This module directs students to apply the analytical methods related to structural stress systems, vibration and strength of materials for decision making within a mechanical engineering context.