Engineering

Engineers are highly skilled, creative professionals who deliver innovative solutions to a wide range of problems.

Core Subjects

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University.  These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Applied Academic Writing Skills*
This module will further develop your writing fluency and accuracy. You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learnt to three essential types of academic essay with particular attention paid to your subject of study.

Route-specific Modules

Mathematics
This module covers algebra, functions, matrices, sequences and series, scalars and vectors. Aspects of calculus will include derivatives and extreme values of functions for optimising outcomes and integration techniques.

Mechanical Science
You will study the mechanics of stationary and moving objects, and focus on topics such as turning forces, stress and strain, Newton’s laws, linear and angular motion, rotational dynamics and simple harmonic motion. Heat transfer and fluid pressure will also be covered.

Engineering and Computing
The module aims to develop the computing skills required by engineers including an understanding of MATLAB and essential skills in applying MS Excel.

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
This module covers thermodynamics, the study of energy interactions in physical systems and the conversion between heat and mechanical work. You will also learn about fluid mechanics.

Manufacturing and Materials
The selection of materials and manufacturing methods is an integral part of the design process. In this module, you will study the characteristics and properties of various materials such as metals, ceramics and polymers used by engineers.

Electrical and Electronic Principles
This module provides an introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. The principles of circuit theory, analogue and digital circuits will be introduced, as well as practical applications.

Skills Development for Engineers
This module will develop your professional practice skills relevant to a career in mechanical engineering, and it will provide an introduction to statistics involving applications to engineering.

Technical Drawing and Design for Engineers
This module provides a foundation in technical drawing skills and the development of Computer Aided Design and its engineering applications.

*Extension module for some 4-term students.


Successful completion of this course can lead to the
following degrees:

Degree Award Grade to progress to year one † Grade to progress to year two ‡ English grade
Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons)
 
 

40% (average)

50%

 
 

50%

Mechanical Engineering
MEng
Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) BEng/MEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) BEng/MEng (Hons)

Degrees and grades listed above are subject to change.

† 1st year

  • an average mark of at least 40% in academic subject modules studied and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing

‡ 2nd year

  • an average mark of at least 50% in academic subject modules studied with a minimum mark of 40% in each of those modules studied and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in any other module that is identified as an exceptional requirement in the programme documentation