Engineering

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Learn more about the modules study abroad students can take at the School of Engineering.

Module codeEN1040
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

To provide students, from widely ranging backgrounds, with a basic introduction to electrical technology.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1047
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To establish good practice in communication, both written and oral.
  • To establish good research, analysis and reporting skills.
  • To introduce the need for the maintenance of a personal development plan throughout a student’s undergraduate career
  • To introduce the need for a clear career development plan.
  • To develop an awareness of and participation in the activities of the engineering institutions
  • To develop an awareness of the role of the engineer in society
  • To introduce the student to the need for health and safety in the workplace

Assessment

  • Portfolio: 0%
  • Presentation: 25%
  • Report: 15%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 5%
  • Class test: 40%
  • Class test: 5%
Module codeEN1048
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To provide students with experience of the practical applications of engineering;
  • To complete a self-evaluation of Spring Semester modules, so contributing to the personal development of the students

Assessment

  • Report: 12%
  • Report: 12%
  • Practical skills assessment: 13%
  • Practical skills assessment: 15%
  • Practical skills assessment: 20%
  • Practical-based assessment: 5%
  • Practical skills assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 3%
Module codeEN1064
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the basic techniques and methods used to analyse linear electrical circuits.
  • To provide knowledge of the response of linear electrical circuits to d.c., a.c. and transient energisations.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1072
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To develop practical laboratory skills with experiments relevant to the electronic and electrical engineering programmes
  • To begin developing the skills necessary for design activities

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Written assessment: 45%
  • Written assessment: 5%
Module codeEN1073
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To establish good practice in communication, both written and oral.
  • To establish good research, analysis and reporting skills.
  • To introduce the need for the maintenance of a personal development plan throughout a student’s undergraduate career
  • To introduce the need for a clear career development plan.
  • To develop an awareness of and participation in the activities of the engineering institutions
  • To develop an awareness of the role of the engineer in society
  • To introduce the student to the need for health and safety in the workplace

Assessment

  • Class test: 40%
  • Presentation: 25%
  • Report: 15%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 5%
  • Portfolio: 0%
  • Class test: 5%
Module codeEN1081
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to signals for Communication Systems (base band, RF, eg.: video, audio) and methods of describing the signals.
  • To introduce students to simple analogue modulation.
  • To introduce students to non-linear circuits.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1082
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the fundamental principles of analogue and digital electronics and to develop confidence in applying the basic principles to the solution of both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • To develop an appreciation of the way in which basic analogue circuit theory and components work, and how they can be used to solve engineering problems in analogue and digital electronics

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1083
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

To provide further understanding of analogue and digital electronic engineering techniques. This will build upon the knowledge gained in module EN1082 in the Autumn semester, and will develop understanding in more complex device operation and characterisation.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1084
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To give an understanding of the fundamental properties and calculation of electric fields.

  • To introduce COMSOL for the simulation of electric field distributions.

  • To introduce the interaction of electric fields with metals and dielectrics materials, and the applications of these materials in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

  • To introduce concepts of voltage, current and resistance, from a fundamental perspective.

  • To introduce the basic principles of solid state physics, bringing together the fundamentals of electronic structure and band theory and developing an understanding of semiconductors.

  • To describe simple semiconductor devices based on the pn junction.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1085
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To demonstrate the principal features and operation of electrical power networks.
  • To provide introductions to renewable energy sources and their characteristics.
  • To introduce the concepts of real and reactive power flow in a power system.

  • To give an understanding of the fundamental properties and calculation of magnetic fields.

  • To introduce the interaction of magnetic fields with electrical circuits and magnetic materials, and the applications of these materials in Electrical Engineering

  • To introduce concepts of inductance, the ideal transformer and rotating electric machines from a fundamental perspective

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1090
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

To develop the basic mathematical knowledge and intellectual skills appropriate for a modern engineering degree scheme, and the ability to apply such knowledge and skills in an engineering context.

Assessment

  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
Module codeEN1091
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

To develop the basic mathematical knowledge and intellectual skills appropriate for a modern engineering degree scheme, and the ability to apply such knowledge and skills in an engineering context and to provide an introduction to numerical methods as a tool for solving engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1092
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce fundamental concepts of computational thinking and programming first principles.
  • To introduce common uses of computing in civil engineering, including the BIM (Building Information Modelling) concept.
  • To develop the students' understanding of Matlab a practical tool that can be utilized for programming and analysis of engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Portfolio: 100%
Module codeEN1093
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

To develop the basic mathematical knowledge and associated intellectual skills appropriate for a modern Integrated, Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree scheme, and the ability to apply such knowledge and skills in an engineering context. To provide an introduction to software tools (Mathcad, Matlab) for solving quantitative engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN1094
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce algorithm development, program design and structured approach to problem solving using MATLAB programming language
  • To develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of a practical programming language for engineering applications through a number of examples in science and engineering

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 75%
  • Written assessment: 25%
Module codeEN1101
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To provide a fundamental understanding of structure-property relations in materials and their manufacture to enable their effective utilisation in mechanical design.
  • To provide an understanding of the selection and use of materials in engineering design.
  • To provide an understanding of plastic deformation of metals, and of metal cutting and forming processes.

Assessment

  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
Module codeEN1102
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To introduce the principles of Mechanics, emphasising equilibrium, and to develop the confidence to apply them to both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • To develop an appreciation of the way in which stresses and strains are set up in engineering components and structures and of the ways in which they influence design.
  • To consolidate the principles and basic laws of Dynamics and Solid Mechanics, and develop confidence in using them to solve practical engineering problems.
  • To develop an appreciation of the way in which stresses and strains are set up in engineering components and structures and of the ways in which they influence design.

Assessment

  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
Module codeEN1103
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To promote confidence in the understanding and addressing of basic problems involving thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
  • To introduce fundamental definitions and basic principles of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, emphasising application of these concepts to both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • To develop an appreciation of the range of industrial applications to which these fundamental concepts may be applied

Assessment

  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
Module codeEN1911
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To introduce the concept of a fluid and promote confidence in solving engineering problems involving fluids
  • To introduce the principles governing the engineering properties of soils
  • To give an indication of the key sources of water pollution and how pollutants affect the aquatic environment
  • To present in summary of the UK and EU legislation covering the quality of drinking water and that of treated effluents
  • To develop an appreciation of basic geology including mineralogy, petrology and geological map interpretation.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Class test: 10%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1913
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits30
  • To introduce the principles of Statics (emphasising equilibrium) and to develop the confidence to apply them to familiar and unfamiliar problems, including obtaining qualitative and approximate solutions.
  • To introduce the principles of Dynamics and to develop confidence in addressing engineering problems involving motion.
  • To build on principles of Statics to assess stress, strains and deformations in typical engineering structures and components.
  • To calculate bending and shearing stresses, and deflections, of statically determinate beams.
  • To apply principle of compatibility in simple problems, and also to find bending moments in statically indeterminate beams/frames.
  • To introduce students to the principles and conventions of engineering drawing, and use drawings/visualisation as a communication tool
  • To introduce the process of engineering design
  • To be familiar with 2/3D computer visualisation software

 

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 30%
Module codeEN1914
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module will provide the following skills:

  • To establish good research, analysis and reporting skills including lab reporting.
  • To introduce the need for the maintenance of a personal development plan throughout a student’s undergraduate career.
  • To introduce the need for a clear career development plan.
  • To develop an awareness of and participation in the activities of the engineering institutions.
  • To develop an awareness of the role of the engineer in society.
  • To introduce the student to the need for health and safety in the workplace.
  • To deepen the understanding of the role of civil engineering in the developing world.
  • To introduce team work and team reporting.

Assessment

  • Portfolio: 0%
  • Presentation: 12%
  • Report: 8%
  • Report: 2%
  • Class test: 20%
  • Report: 10%
  • Report: 15%
  • Report: 15%
  • Report: 5%
  • Report: 5%
  • Written assessment: 5%
  • Class test: 3%
Module codeEN2009
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the concepts and general principles which lawyers and accountants use when their professional aid is called upon in support of an engineer.
  • To introduce students to the nomenclature and techniques used in accounting and management.
  • To introduce the principles of economics applied in a business and industrial context.
  • To provide an introduction to quantitative aspects of engineering management.
  • To reinforce the need for the maintenance of a personal development plan throughout a student’s undergraduate career

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 95%
  • Portfolio: 0%
  • Written assessment: 5%
Module codeEN2024
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To further develop the awareness and expertise of students in experimental work over a range of applications in the mechanical engineering field.
  • To ensure that the students are able to gather, organise and communicate technical information effectively to both engineers and non-specialists.
  • To provide an introduction into statistical and quantitative aspects of engineering analysis, including uncertainty analysis.

Assessment

  • Report: 33%
  • Written assessment: 34%
  • Report: 33%
Module codeEN2026
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

To provide students with understanding and working knowledge of the more advanced analytical and numerical techniques used in the analyses of engineering problems and their applications in physical systems important to engineering, and in the application of statistics to analyse and interpret data.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Class test: 10%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeEN2058
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide an introduction to the principles of control engineering such that students appreciate all elements within such systems, understand the basic operation and characteristics of such systems and have the ability to analyse, model and design a range of engineering systems.
  • This module builds on modules EN1090 (Engineering Analysis) as well as EN1051 (Electronic Engineering 1), or equivalents for the Medical and Integrated Engineering degree schemes.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 75%
  • Report: 25%
Module codeEN2075
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To build on year one mathematics with more advanced analytical and numerical techniques and application to real engineering problems.

  • To expand and enhance students' ability to analyse the response of electrical networks in steady state and transient conditions to a variety of inputs

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN2076
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce rigorous techniques for calculating electric and magnetic fields in common engineering applications.
  • To describe signal propagation along lossless transmission lines.
  • To introduce Maxwell's equations as the unified theory of electromagnetism.
  • To describe electromagnetic wave propagation in free space and in materials.
  • To introduce finite element modelling of EM fields.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 75%
  • Practical-based assessment: 25%
Module codeEN2077
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

To provide further understanding of analogue and digital electronic engineering techniques, building upon the knowledge gained in the previous year.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2078
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the fundamental principles of analogue and digital electronics and to develop confidence in applying the basic principles to the solution of both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • To develop an appreciation of the way in which basic analogue circuit theory and components work, and how they can be used to solve engineering problems in analogue and digital electronics

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2079
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

To provide further understanding of analogue and digital electronic engineering techniques. This will build upon the knowledge gained in module EN2078 in the Autumn semester, and will develop understanding in more complex device operation and characterisation.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2082
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the students to the analysis and design of practical analogue circuits.
  • The digital component of this module will introduce students to the concepts used in the design of microprocessors and allied devices. It will also give students an appreciation of some of the practical aspects of constructing and controlling microprocessor-based systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 75%
  • Practical-based assessment: 25%
Module codeEN2083
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • The analogue component of this module will introduce students to circuit techniques associated with analysing frequency response, feedback, oscillation and efficiency of  of amplifier circuits. It will also provide an appreciation of the range of application of amplifier circuitry.
  • The digital component of this module will cover practical problems associated with hazards in Boolean circuits and introduce students to Programmable Logic Arrays (PLAs).

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 75%
  • Practical-based assessment: 25%
Module codeEN2104
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

To consolidate and extend the thermofluid principles covered in module EN1103 and apply them to a range of thermodynamic and fluid flow problems, plus demonstrate their application in engineering applications.

  • To introduce basic concepts of the three main mechanisms of heat transfer

  • To consider mixed modes of heat transfer

  • To develop basic concepts of heat exchangers.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2107
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This module will follow on from the Engineering Analysis modules in year 1 by providing students with a more in-depth understanding and working knowledge through the use of more advanced analytical and numerical techniques in the analysis of engineering problems. It will also extend students' understanding of essential principles established in Computing 1, and develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of a practical language for engineering applications and the issues that arise in its use. 

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Class test: 10%
  • Class test: 32%
  • Written assessment: 8%
Module codeEN2207
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • Introduce students to the study and analysis of historic architecture
  • Provide a framework of a broad stylistic typography of Western architecture
  • Promote understanding of the interaction between environmental, cultural and technological factors influencing the final form of buildings

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 75%
  • Class test: 25%
Module codeEN2208
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To extend students' understanding of fundamental computing principles
  • To develop the students' understanding of a practical language for AEC applications and the issues that arise in its use
  • To introduce the BIM (Building Information Modelling) concept to students

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN2314
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To develop the students understanding of the fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics as applied to both pipe flow and flow in open channels.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the methods of analysis of soil behaviour with respect to, seepage, effective stress, consolidation and shear strength
  • To introduce methods of determining soil properties both in the laboratory and in the field. 

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Class test: 10%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2315
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To provide students with practical hands-on experience of laboratory methods used in the measurement, simulation and analysis of engineering behaviour
  • To consolidate report writing skills
  • To provide the students with experience of analysing the accuracy of engineering measurements
  • To provide the students with practical applications of principles covered in other modules
  • To enable students to develop an appreciation of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic and hydrological issues in a practical field environment
  • To introduce the main methods and techniques of constructing buildings

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Practical-based assessment: 30%
  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Practical-based assessment: 0%
Module codeEN2400
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits40
  • To introduce the principles and theory underlying limit state design and its application to structural steelwork and reinforced concrete
  • To introduce the design of structural elements with emphasis on the design of beams, columns, beam-columns, slabs, bases and connections for both steel and concrete structures
  • To enable students to appreciate the significance of the material properties of different metals and their influence on the design of structural components
  • To enable students to describe and evaluate the main properties and limitations of concrete
  • To enable students to describe and understand failure mechanisms and failure criteria appropriate of steel and concrete elements and overall structures
  • To introduce students to the principles of preliminary structural design through to the detailed design of practical structures using steel and reinforced concrete
  • To develop understanding of the physical behaviour and appropriate methods of analysis of a variety of statically indeterminate structures, including continuous beams, simple frames and arches
  • To introduce and develop understanding of the basic principles of matrix stiffness analysis of structures
  • To introduce the basic principles and methods for determining the bending and shear stresses in beams with symmetrical and unsymmetrical cross-sections
  • To introduce the classical failure theories under multi-axial stress states

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 25%
  • Examination - spring semester: 35%
  • Class test: 15%
  • Written assessment: 25%
Module codeEN2451
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the basic concepts of biomechanics, the application of mechanical engineering to the human body.
  • To develop an appreciation of the mechanical functions of the human body.
  • To study the structure and properties of biological materials and their adaptations to their individual functions.
  • To appreciate changes in the musculoskeletal system with degenerative joint disease.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2602
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To develop further the understanding of the design process
  • To encourage the adoption of good professional practice in the design of mechanical devices, through group and individual activity

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Written assessment: 30%
  • Practical-based assessment: 30%
Module codeEN2604
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To develop further the understanding of the design process
  • To encourage the adoption of good professional practice in the design of mechanical devices, through group and individual activity

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Written assessment: 30%
  • Practical-based assessment: 30%
Module codeEN2707
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of a practical language for engineering applications and the issues that arise in its use.
  • To develop the main concepts of software engineering including the techniques and tools employed in its stages.
  • To introduce students to programming applications for microcontrollers

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 75%
  • Written assessment: 25%
Module codeEN2708
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the key concepts of three-phase power.
  • To introduce the per-unit system of analysis.
  • To provide students with knowledge of the principles, operation, analysis and applications of synchronous generators, induction machines and DC machines.
  • To introduce the fundamentals of power electronics as applied to the power industry, including High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 75%
  • Oral/aural assessment: 25%
Module codeEN2709
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To become familiar with the construction and operation of single-phase and three-phase transformers.
  • To obtain an understanding of the factors that limit the transmission of electrical power, and the principles of over-current protection.
  • To obtain an understanding of fault analysis and the principles of power system protection

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 75%
  • Oral/aural assessment: 25%
Module codeEN2710
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • To design, build and test a complex engineering artefact to specification.

  • To allow the student to demonstrate a holistic understanding of modern product development in electrical and electronic engineering, bringing together a system which utilises complex electronics with embedded software control.

  • To gain proficiency in effective planning and time management in a project environment.

  • To develop the ability to write high quality technical reports and deliver clear and effective oral presentations.

  • To gain experience of group work.

  • To understand the social, economic and ethical considerations factoring into the engineer’s decision making process.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN2711
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To give the students a basic knowledge of digital communication systems and prepare them for specialist courses in further years.

  • To introduce students to generic mathematical and signal analysis methods for digital systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN2904
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

To understand and solve the manufacturing management problems involved in the design and operation of manufacturing systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN3004
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the organisation and management of a typical business enterprise. The major aim of the module is to develop a greater understanding of management principles and techniques. Generic material and examples are used rather than those applicable to a single area of engineering such as construction management.
  • To continue the maintenance of a personal development plan.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
  • Portfolio: 0%
Module codeEN3033
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To achieve an appreciation of the holistic nature of the use of engineering materials in design and manufacture.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3034
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To make the students aware of advanced concepts for measurement and modelling of fluid flow which are used on a regular basis in industry today.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3036
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce fundamental concepts involved in energy production and utilisation
  • To describe the fundamental scientific principles involved in a wide range of practical energy systems, enabling simple system evaluation and analysis to be undertaken
  • To illustrate how these concepts and techniques are applied practically
  • To develop an awareness of the underlying emissions and pollution problems from such energy systems
  • To develop an awareness of energy policy and economics

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3037
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide a sound understanding of elasticity theory and its application to stress analysis including numerical techniques such as the finite element method.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3042
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the fundamental definitions, basic principles and mechanisms applied to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.
  • To develop an appreciation of the range of industrial applications to which these fundamental concepts and mechanisms may be applied.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3045
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To continue the application and development of the students' understanding of fundamental Fluid Mechanics concepts to situations which are widely encountered industrially within the Engineering Profession.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3057
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To further develop the analysis and synthesis of linear, time-invariant control systems, using time domain, frequency domain and state space techniques.
  • To introduce the analysis and synthesis of linear sampled data systems and also of simple non-linear systems.
  • This unit builds on module EN2058 (Control Engineering)

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3058
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce and develop an understanding of power electronic devices and circuits.
  • To develop circuit analysis techniques, circuit understanding and design capabilities as they apply to power electronic converters.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3062
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the design, technology and operation of robot systems (including machine vision) as an example of an integrated system embodying a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines.
  • This unit builds on Year 1 and 2 modules in Computing and Control Engineering.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN3082
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the additional circuit design techniques that must be used in the design of high frequency circuits and systems
  • To give a contemporary account of passive and active components associated with high frequency communication systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3085
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To extend students' understanding of the concepts of object-oriented program design and relevant issues.
  • To familiarise an engineer with good object oriented design practices and the tools and techniques involved.
  • To build on module EN2008 (ACE Computing), or equivalent.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 30%
Module codeEN3091
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits20

The module will introduce students to principles and characteristics of a number of useful circuits and systems and help them to develop basic skills and techniques associated with design and analysis of these circuits and systems. The design of conventional analogue filter circuits will be complemented by the introduction of digital filter design.  Conventional data conversion techniques (ADC and DAC) are introduced and studied, and Sigma-Delta conversion and implementation techniques will be investigated. Phase locked loop design and characterisation will be studied, and dual modulus, fractional N, and direct digital synthesis techniques introduced.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Oral/aural assessment: 10%
Module codeEN3104
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the main methods and techniques of construction and construction management.  The major aim of the module is to develop a greater understanding of construction management principles and techniques.  Specific material and examples are used to illustrate current practice.
  • To continue the maintenance of a personal development plan
  • This module also provides an introduction to advanced construction techniques, with regard to establishing the main methods of construction.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Portfolio: 20%
Module codeEN3201
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To develop a clear understanding of the practicalities of Building Services System Design and the integration of the system within the building envelope.
  • To appreciate the issues of building design that are powerful in dictating the form of buildings and that are a shared concern among the members of the building design team.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3302
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To develop understanding of and the ability to analyse complex structural behaviour including the buckling, vibration and plastic collapse of beams, columns and simple frames, and the torsion of closed and open sections.
  • To introduce the basic principles and range of application of modern numerical analysis.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3303
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the types of methods used in flood hydrology and to show how these can be used to estimate and route floods.
  • To develop an appreciation of the processes that can be used to remove pollution from water and how one designs the various treatment processes.
  • To emphasize the importance of, where possible, using sustainable processes in water and sewage treatment.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3304
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the basic principles involved in the analysis of slope stability, foundation engineering and earth pressures on retaining walls.
  • To develop an understanding of the skills and techniques required for the safe design of slopes, foundations and retaining walls.
  • To encourage an appreciation of the issues involved in the application of basic soil mechanics theory to geotechnical engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3308
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide students with a basic understanding and working knowledge of the theory of Continuum Solid Mechanics and its application to engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3309
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To expose students to a wide range of diverse civil engineering design activity
  • To develop conceptual design skills and techniques
  • To develop synthesis skills
  • To develop teamworking skills

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeEN3311
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • to develop expertise and extend the areas of application of the basic principles and theories underlying reinforced and prestressed concrete design.
  •  to develop a basic understanding of normal, high strength and fibre-reinforced concretes, including those made with replacement cementitious materials.  

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3314
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide an overview of the environmental and technical aspects of waste disposal
  • To introduce basic engineering concepts with respect to waste disposal schemes and ground clean-up technology

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3317
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the governing equations of flow and pollutant transport in riverine systems and to enable students to solve a range of practical flow and water quality problems in 1-D riverine systems.
  • To introduce students to the key sources of water pollution and the UK and EU legislation covering the quality of drinking water and treated effluents.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3401
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the students to issues of solid waste management and treatment with emphasis on the principles of municipal waste disposal by landfill, and the assessment and resolution of contaminated land problems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3403
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • to introduce students to the Common Law of tort and the impact on the Common law of Statute law. EEC and US regulatory systems are also reviewed
  • to review specific areas of the law of tort, e.g. economic loss, and to look in detail at the principal UK Statutes relating to environmental control.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3459
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the concept of biomechanics applied to orthopaedics and rehabilitation engineering.
  • To develop an appreciation of how engineering design can assist people with disabilities.
  • To understand the orthopaedic field and how applied engineering is closely related.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeEN3460
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide an introduction to the structures and properties of biological materials.
  • To introduce the theory of the mechanical behaviour of soft materials undergoing large deformations, and the experimental techniques that can be used to investigate it
  • To provide an introduction to the response of tissues to biomaterials and basic concepts of tissue engineering.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3461
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • Become familiar with the importance of electronics within a medical environment
  • Become familiar with the concept of electrophysiological signals transferring information within the body
  • Gain an understanding of how medical equipment can measure phyioslogical signals, in particular electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, electromyogram
  • Appreciate how human physiology can be influenced by external electrical stimulation

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3517
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the students to the analysis and design of practical analogue circuits.
  • The digital component of this module will introduce students to the concepts used in the design of microprocessors and allied devices. It will also give students an appreciation of some of the practical aspects of constructing and controlling microprocessor-based systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 75%
  • Practical-based assessment: 25%
Module codeEN3607
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide a basis for understanding the fundamentals of mechanical processes occurring in automotive power transmission systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3640
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To develop an appreciation of the need to design reliable products and the analysis tools and techniques used in such a design process.
  • To develop an appreciation of the management of reliability engineering programs.
  • To provide the students with an understanding of Quality Engineering techniques and their application in industry.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3702
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

Module EN3702 is designed to provide students with an introduction to modern electrical drive systems. An electrical drive system converts electrical energy into mechanical work (and vice-versa) and comprises an electrical power source (such as the electrical grid or a battery), an electrical machine (such as a motor or generator), and in modern systems, a power electronic converter that mediates the power flow between source and load. A drive system normally includes a mechanical system (e.g. gearbox) that connects the electrical machine to a mechanical load and a closed loop control system that improves system precision and repeatability.

Students will have previously studied electrical machines, power electronics and automatic control and will have a basic understanding of simple mechanical systems. This module brings together these different subjects, reinforcing and extending them by placing them in the context of a whole-system design process.

The lecture series contains a guided design exercise focussing on electric vehicle drivetrains. This exercise spans two double sessions (total 3hr40min) and begins with the development of a simplified specification for a consumer Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). The exercise proceeds to a conceptual drive system design stage and concludes with a comparison with commercial vehicle offerings.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3708
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To provide an understanding of renewable energy technologies
  • To equip students with the techniques to evaluate renewable energy schemes (technically and financially)
  • To provide an introduction to the environmental assessment of renewable energy schemes

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3709
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide an understanding of Distributed Generation and the Grid Integration of Renewables
  • To equip students with the techniques to analyse the generating systems of modern wind turbines
  • To equip student to be able to undertake the analysis and simulation of wind turbine generating systems
  • This unit builds on module EN3708 (Renewable Energy Technologies)

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3805
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • The module will introduce the students to principles and characteristics of analogue IC technology, familiarise them with a range of well-established analogue integrated circuits, and help them to develop basic skills and techniques in the design and analysis of analogue integrated circuits.
  • This unit builds on modules: EN1051 (Electronic Engineering 1), EN1057 (Electronic Engineering 2), EN2051 (Electronic Engineering 3), EN2057 (Electronic Engineering 4).

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN3818
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits20

Communication systems introduces the analogue techniques for transmitting information. Most notably Amplitude Modulation (AM), Phase Modulation (PM) and Frequency Modulation (FM) and begins to introduce digital modulation techniques towards the end of the module highlighting the reasons why digital modulation is so predominant in modern communications.

Students develop an understanding of the impact of noise on analogue modulated systems and the limitations of noise will be also applied to the digital equivalents of their analogue modulation counterparts.  Students are introduced to current standard digital communication as well as the benefits digital communication can provide.

A laboratory element utilising the National Instruments ELVIS II board, provides students with hands-on and practical understanding in this field and expand the understanding of its applicability to real-world problems.

The second part of the laboratory would be to extend the programming in LabView by either implementing ASK, PSK or FSK (the students may choose) and stimulating their implementations with ideal signals as well as signals with noise thus allowing the students to compare their results to the previous (analogue) work with the ELVIS II board.

The impact of digital enhancement on signal characteristics is also covered, providing students with a realistic view of modern communication systems where digital design concepts not only affect the signal processing domain but also the hardware domain in which they are utilised in. These concepts would provide additional knowledge and appreciation for hardware related modules taught at Cardiff University.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Practical-based assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3820
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

·             To acquaint students with the general subject areas of: magnetic fields, magnetic materials and their applications.

·             To provide an understanding of the underlying physics that determines the properties of magnetic materials

·             To examine and understand magnetic materials on a variety of different length scales, beginning from familiar macroscopic scale observations and progressing to microscopic and eventually atomic scale effects.

·             To familiarise students with technological applications of magnetic materials including soft magnetic materials for electromagnets and inductors, hard magnetic materials for permanent magnets, magnetic recording technology, data storage and disk drives, and the use of magnetic properties for structural evaluation.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN3906
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To equip students with the skills and understanding needed for the effective progressing of engineering design activities.
  • This unit builds on modules: EN1048 (Engineering Applications) and EN2602/EN2604 (Design).

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeEN4004
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • The major aim of the module is to give the students an appreciation of what to expect when they take their first position in the world of corporate business.
  • To advance the students’ knowledge of the principles and theories of engineering management as a science and an art.
  • To continue the maintenance of a personal development plan.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
  • Portfolio: 0%
Module codeEN4062
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the technology of advanced robots, particularly mobile robots, and the intelligent processing techniques used in the control of such robots.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN4063
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • The aim of module is to provide students with a basic understanding of the RF design problem through a combination of lectures; background theory and practical design work, especially the use of advanced CAD tools and techniques for design and analysis.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN4100
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits30

The group project aims to develop skills in group and team management by producing a solution to a real problem within a specified time scale and to an acceptable standard.

Students work typically in groups of 4 to 6 students. Group project work involves the use of state-of-the-art test & measurement equipment and CAD within the relevant research groups. Supporting lectures dealing with project management skills are timetabled at relevant points in the group project.

Assessment

  • Report: 100%
Module codeEN4101
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits30
  • Provide students with an experience of design in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Consolidate analytical and conceptual aspects of engineering design
  • Enable students to implement various types of project and group management methods in a practical design situation
  • Provide students with a basic understanding of costing methods and of commercial influences on project design
  • To allow students to develop skills relevant to their chosen career destination

Assessment

  • Report: 20%
  • Presentation: 10%
  • Presentation: 20%
  • Report: 50%
Module codeEN4102
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits30
  • To introduce the students to working on multidisciplinary technical projects. This is undertaken via the design of a modern building, integrating a number of specialist activities together, i.e. Mechanical and Electrical services, etc.
  • To further the students ability to work in group activities.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 70%
Module codeEN4103
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits30
  • To introduce the students to working on multidisciplinary technical projects. This will be undertaken via the design of a wind/photovoltaic farm or similar renewable energy generating facility, integrating a number of specialist activities in Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering.
  • To further the students ability to work in group activities.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 60%
  • Report: 40%
Module codeEN4107
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits30
  • Provide students with an experience of group working and design, focussing on an application within the Biomedical/Biomechanical field
  • Consolidate analytical and conceptual aspects of engineering design
  • Enable students to implement various types of project and group management methods in a practical design situation
  •  To allow students to develop knowledge and expertise in a speciality that is of particular interest

Assessment

  • Presentation: 10%
  • Presentation: 20%
  • Report: 70%
Module codeEN4108
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the concept of medical device evaluation
  • To develop an appreciation of the processes involved in medical device evaluation
  • To understand the importance of evidence-based medical device evaluation, prior to use in healthcare system

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN4110
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits30
  • Provide students with an experience of group working and design in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Consolidate analytical and conceptual aspects of engineering design
  • Enable students to implement various types of project and group management methods in a practical design situation
  • To allow students to develop skills relevant to their chosen career destination

Assessment

  • Presentation: 10%
  • Report: 20%
  • Portfolio: 20%
  • Report: 50%
Module codeEN4119
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20
  • Become accustomed to the benefits of considering ergonomics for a population.
  • Understand the role of epidemiology in gaining an appreciation of the ergonomic needs of a population, and appreciate the methodological limitations of such studies.
  • Become knowledgeable of the clinical principles and techniques relevant to ergonomics.
  • Understand how a working environment can cause, and be altered to minimise, musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
  • Gain experience at identifying an ergonomics problem, designing and manufacturing a solution, and testing its effectiveness

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN4211
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

To introduce students to the principles and practices of environmental chemistry in relation to groundwater contamination, including groundwater chemistry, sorption phenomena, groundwater contaminant transport, and geochemical barriers.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 25%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 75%
Module codeEN4212
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of this industrially-based module is to allow the students to apply their skills to the solution of real environmental problems.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN4221
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To use computational modelling and simulation as the emerging viable approach to design and performance evaluation of the (increasing) complexity of energy/environmental systems in buildings.
  • To introduce and develop the underlying theoretical and operational principles of building performance simulation.
  • To provide experience in the use of state of the art building performance simulation software.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN4302
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To enable students to understand the theory and limitations of the finite element (F.E.) method for solving problems in solid mechanics, to gain the ability to develop a basic F.E. program and to be able to use an exisiting F.E. package to solve problems in elastic solid mechanics.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 65%
  • Written assessment: 35%
Module codeEN4304
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the principles and practices of geoenvironmental modelling, numerical techniques; groundwater modelling and contaminant transport modelling.
  • To develop an appreciation of the way in which modelling techniques are used to assess hydroenvironmental and geoenvironmental problems

Assessment

  • Report: 50%
  • Report: 50%
Module codeEN4307
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

This module provides the necessary theory for the specification of design waves, wave transformation processes, surf zone processes, tides, tidal harmonics, tide distortion in estuaries, coastal sediment transport, and coastal morphology.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeEN4308
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To extend students' understanding of fundamental principles for Building and Infrastructure Information Modelling (BIM) to be applied in building/infrastructure life cycle, including planning, briefing, design, construction, maintenance and demolition.
  • To develop the students' capability of implementing BIM into Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and Facility Management (FM) domain.
  • To introduce the advance BIM concept and research findings to students

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN4309
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

Hydrology is concerned with the distribution of water in time and space. The subject requires an understanding in a number of fields in the physical and mathematical sciences, e.g. meteorology, soil physics, probability, and fluid mechanics.  Engineering hydrologists are particularly interested in the impact of the quality and distribution of water on both society and the environment.  This course will cover the fundamental science of hydrology, the hydrologic applications for environmental engineering and consider wider issues such as the impact of climate change and land use.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4311
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To develop in the students an appreciation of how many of the separate water engineering disciplines are brought together in the flood design process.
  • To develop the ability to manage significant amounts of data, containing uncertainties, and to arrive at suitable solutions.
  • To introduce students to team working via civil engineering activity connected with an engineering project.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN4312
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To develop in the students an appreciation of how many of the separate engineering disciplines are brought together in the design process.
  • To develop the ability to manage significant amounts of data, containing uncertainties, and to arrive at suitable solutions.
  • To introduce students to team working via civil engineering activity connected with an engineering project.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN4321
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To develop a wider and deeper appreciation of the professions of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, the role of the Engineer in the community and the art of communication.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 15%
  • Written assessment: 5%
Module codeEN4325
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the concept of modelling of the stress strain behaviour of soil, both in principle and through application in the analysis of settlement and failure of embankments and foundations, and to introduce students to the practice of soil reinforcement with geosynthetics.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4326
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To develop understanding of the structural action of beams on elastic foundation and the bending and buckling behaviour of plates. This understanding will allow an insight to be gained of the buckling, postbuckling and collapse behaviour of stiffened plates and box sections and of the relevant design procedures.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4505
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide understanding of the fundamental concepts of medical processing and its applications

  • To give an appreciation of the practical aspects of digital imaging processing systems in the modern health service

  • To develop programming skills and medical image processing algorithms using the MATLAB platform involving laboratory sessions and coursework/homework assignments

Prerequisite knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of the principles, technologies and applications of medical imaging modalities (e.g. from EN4506 – Clinical Engineering 2)

  • Basic knowledge of the MATLAB software

  • Linear algebra

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4506
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To establish a firm understanding of the principles, technologies and applications of modern medical equipment used in imaging and therapy

  • To provide an insight in to the impact of medical devices on to modern-day medicine

  • To give an appreciation of the practical aspects of operating medical systems in the modern health service

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN4603
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the definitions, techniques and relationships of Energy Management, emphasising the application to both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • To develop an appreciation of the range of industrial and management applications to which these relationships and techniques may be applied.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN4604
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To review basic requirements of plant operation, techniques of monitoring, fault diagnosis, performance assessment, signal processing and real-time integration and in an integrated approach that is aimed towards the operational improvement of modern process and manufacturing plant.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN4610
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To develop classical linear control theory and extend it in such a way that will allow appreciation and understanding of the control of real engineering systems, including modern computer control.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN4611
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To develop an understanding of the fundamental tribological aspects of machine elements.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN4626
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce the fundamental definitions, basic principles and mechanisms applied to Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer.
  • To develop an appreciation of the range of industrial applications to which these fundamental concepts and mechanisms may be applied.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4701
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • The aims of the module are:
  • to extend and deepen students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of power electronics and electrical drives acquired via the prerequisite courses EN3058 Power Electronics and EN3702 Electrical Machines and Drives A;
  • to acquaint students with recent developments in power conversion and drives;
  • to ensure that students become familiar with and gain experience with the principal avenues for life-long learning in these technical fields.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN4702
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To achieve an engineering appreciation of the more specialised areas of power system design and high voltage plant.
  • To extend and build on the coverage of power systems and high voltage engineering in the previous three years.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeEN4705
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To develop understanding of a number of different types of alternative energy sources whose outputs are suitable for conversion into electrical and thermal energy
  • To acquaint students with the relevant policy in the energy sector
  • To develop an integrated systems approach and appraisal methodology for alternative energy systems

Assessment

  • Report: 50%
  • Presentation: 20%
  • Presentation: 20%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN4708
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide students with an understanding of smartgrids and their operation.
  • To familiarise students with metering devices and active network management.
  • To introduce students to active network devices
  • To introduce students to the principles of condition monitoring of power plant.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeEN4769
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce water treatment processes, with an especial emphasis on the biological processes.
  • To show how these apply to the treatment of water for human consumption and sewage.
  • Demonstrate how these processes apply to water quality of the natural environment of river basins, e.g. reed beds, wetland, the groundwater, rivers and coastal waters.
  • To introduce concepts and methods of sustainable water resource management.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4807
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce students to the main features of power system protection schemes.
  • To equip the students with the ability to apply these schemes to the protection of transmission and distribution networks and plant.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 30%
Module codeEN4809
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The ability to use a range of advanced CAD tools and modern measurement instruments is a key attribute of a modern-day wireless / RF engineer. This module focuses on the two most industry relevant CAD tools, their advanced features, and how these can be used in modern-day microwave circuit design. Following this, the concepts, principles of operation and the architectures ok key measurement instruments are discussed and practiced.  In addition, modern microwave circuit fabrication and prototyping techniques are explored, and then all of these techniques used in the design, construction and test of real microwave circuits.  The module also provides access to current, mainstream international industry in the field of Wireless and Microwave Communications, through a variety of industry-led focus events, including lectures and tutorials.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
Module codeEN4818
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To introduce advanced concepts and applications of non-linear devices in RF and microwave circuits
  • To consider the effects of “unintentional” non-linearity in RF and microwave circuits, and the impact on higher level modern communications systems.
  • To explore the useful properties of “intentionally” non-linear devices; specifically  in the design of efficient power amplifiers
  • To give an overview of the operation of detectors, mixers, and multipliers and their application in modern-day communications systems.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
Module codeEN4821
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10
  • To provide students with an understanding of the principles underlying magnetic effects utilised in magnetic devices.
  • To familiarise students with methods of selection of magnetic materials used in magnetic devices.
  • To understand design aspects of magnetic devices and their industrial, medical and computing applications.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN4902
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10
  • To provide students with the basic theory of artificial intelligence, in particular neural networks, fuzzy logic and spoken language processing.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%