Engineering

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

Module codeEN1032
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide a fundamental understanding of structure-property relations in materials and their manufacture to enable their effective utilisation in mechanical design.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1034
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To promote confidence in the understanding and addressing of basic problems involving thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1038
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1039
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1040
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

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

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1042
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce fundamental programming principles
  • To introduce the students to the basic concepts of computer systems
  • To introduce the use of software packages for the analysis of appropriate engineering systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 6%
  • Class test: 12%
  • Class test: 12%
Module codeEN1043
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1047
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits20
  • 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: 8%
  • Report: 8%
  • Report: 8%
  • Practical skills assessment: 13%
  • Practical skills assessment: 15%
  • Practical skills assessment: 20%
  • Practical skills assessment: 5%
  • Practical skills assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 3%
Module codeEN1057
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

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

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1064
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN1065
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To demonstrate the principal features and operation of electrical power networks.
  • To provide introductions to renewable energy sources and their characteristics.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1067
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To give students an understanding of the behaviour and fundamental properties of electric and magnetic fields.
  • To introduce the main calculation techniques of electromagnetic fields.
  • To describe some of the main application areas associated with electromagnetic fields.
  • To introduce the interaction of electromagnetic fields with dielectric and magnetic materials, and the applications of these materials in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • To introduce the range, properties and engineering applications of dielectric and magnetic materials.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1071
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the 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 circuit theory and Boolean algebra are used to solve engineering problems in analogue and digital electronics.
  • 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.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN1072
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20
  • 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 codeEN1074
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

To promote confidence in the understanding and addressing of basic problems involving thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Assessment

  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
Module codeEN1075
LevelL4
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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.

Assessment

  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
Module codeEN1090
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20
  • 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: 20%
  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
Module codeEN2002
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the basic physical behaviour and appropriate methods of analysis of stresses and deformations in a variety of statically determinate and statically indeterminate systems, including common beams, simple frames and trusses.
  • To introduce basic principles and methods for determining the stresses in bars of large initial curvature, beams with symmetrical and unsymmetrical cross-sections and thick-walled cylinders.
  • To introduce the basic concepts of structural stability and its significance in relation to the behaviour of struts.
  • To develop an appreciation of the behaviour of springs.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2006
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop an understanding and working knowledge of advanced numerical and analytical techniques, and their applications in physical systems important to engineering.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN2008
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To extend students' understanding of essential computing principles
  • To develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of a practical language for engineering applications and the issues that arise in its use.
  • To develop an appreciation of the way in which functional decomposition and object oriented design are applied in programming

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 60%
  • Class test: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN2009
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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: 90%
  • Portfolio: 0%
  • Written assessment: 5%
  • Written assessment: 5%
Module codeEN2010
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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

Assessment

  • Report: 20%
  • Report: 20%
  • Report: 20%
  • Report: 20%
  • Report: 20%
Module codeEN2024
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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: 25%
  • Presentation: 12%
  • Written assessment: 26%
  • Presentation: 12%
  • Report: 25%
Module codeEN2025
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide a fundamental understanding of structure-property relations in materials and their manufacture to enable their effective utilisation in mechanical design.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2030
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module will follow on from the Engineering Analysis modules in year 1 by providing students with a basic understanding and working knowledge of the more advanced analytical and numerical techniques used in the analysis of engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
Module codeEN2031
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2032
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To place the subjects of vibration and kinematics in their general context in design.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2033
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2037
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide an introduction to the principles of control and instrumentation such that the students appreciate all elements within such systems, understand the basic operation and characteristics of such systems and have the ability to perform simple analysis and design.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2041
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To consolidate and extend the thermodynamic laws covered in module EN1039 and apply them to a range of basic thermodynamic systems, including stean cycles, refrigeration plant/heat pumps, gas turbines and reciprocating engines
  • To introduce basic concepts of the three main mechanisms of heat transfer
  • To consider mixed modes of heat transfer
  • To devel basic concepts of heat exchangers.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2042
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2051
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the students to the design of practical analogue and digital circuits.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2052
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the 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 circuit theory and Boolean algebra are used to solve engineering problems in analogue and digital electronics.
  • To introduce students to the basic electronic measurements of current, voltage and power in d.c. and transient conditions.
  • To introduce aspects of effective report writing.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 72%
  • Report: 20%
  • Class test: 8%
Module codeEN2057
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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.
  • The analogue component of this module will introduce students to circuit techniques and difficulties involved in the design of amplifier circuits. It will also provide an appreciation of the range of application of amplifier circuitry.
  • Both components will provide a basis for the study of advanced circuit/device techniques.
  • This unit builds on modules: EN1051 (Electronic Engineering 1), EN1057 (Electronic Engineering 2) and EN2051 (Electronic Engineering 3).

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2058
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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: 70%
  • Report: 10%
  • Class test: 10%
  • Report: 10%
Module codeEN2066
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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: 70%
  • Report: 20%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2069
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To give the students a basic knowledge of digital communication systems and prepare them for specialist courses in further years.
  • 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: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2070
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To follow on from the Engineering Analysis modules in year one by providing students with a basic understanding and working knowledge of more advanced analytical and numerical techniques used in the analysis of Engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2072
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To build on the broad basis established in Level 1 modules, with a more focused view towards specific engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2073
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • to develop students and expose them to a range of electrical and electronic engineering laboratory and design activities
  • to develop conceptual design skills and techniques
  • to improve synthesis skills and team-working skills
  • to develop experimental skills

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN2207
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN2306
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2313
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop the students’ understanding of the environmental problems produced as a consequence of the activities of the various branches of engineering.
  • To introduce sustainable engineering techniques and approaches. The module will cover air, water and noise pollution as well as waste management issues.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN2451
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 the interaction of artificial materials with the human body.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 90%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2454
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To build upon Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • To become familiar with the important concepts of human biochemistry
  • To gain an understanding of cellular biology
  • To understand how the human body maintains homeostasis

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN2602
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20
  • 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
Cerdits20
  • 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 codeEN2704
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the techniques and methods used by the electrical industries for power system performance analysis.
  • To obtain an understanding of the factors that limit the transmission of electrical power
  • To provide students with knowledge of the principles, operation, analysis and applications of synchronous generators, induction machines and DC machines.
  • To become familiar with the construction and operation of three phase transformers
  • To introduce the fundamentals of power electronics
  • To build on the learning outcomes achieved by module EN1065 (Power Engineering 1).

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2705
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
  • This unit builds on modules EN1065 (Power Engineering 1) and EN2704 (Power Engineering 2).

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Oral/aural assessment: 20%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeEN2904
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

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 codeEN2909
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20
  • To introduce students to the discipline and practice of product design engineering.
  • To introduce to students the key concepts and methods of System Integration and prepare students for using Systems Integration methods in their project work.
  • To introduce an advanced CAD package.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 30%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeEN3004
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN3006
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module provides an opportunity to work within a team to develop, plan and evaluate an idea for a new emerging engineering based business. Emphasis is placed on the development of commercial awareness skills, analysis of new ideas, presentation, report writing and the relationship between innovation and commercial exploitation.
This module will take the form of lectures, seminars and structured ‘company’ meetings.  Within the context of being ‘an innovative engineering based small firm’, each group will be supported though the challenges and stages of commercialising an engineering project.  Drawing on the support of guest lecturers and industry professionals, students will gain exposure to real life examples for learning. Assessment will be via their personal contribution to team tasks, a group business plan and formal presentation.
This module is designed to enhance student employability and enterprise skills in line with the University’s Employability and Enterprise Strategy. No prior knowledge of business is assumed.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Written assessment: 25%
  • Written assessment: 15%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3033
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN3056
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide an understanding of the hardware and software of computers and microprocessors in order to appreciate their application in the control of systems.
  • To provide an introduction to industrial controllers and networks, and to the programming and application of such systems.
  • To provide an appreciation of the safety considerations in industrial control applications and to introduce the Cardiff Petri Net approach to the monitoring of sequential control processes.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN3057
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3085
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 (Computing II), or equivalent.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 30%
Module codeEN3100
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits30

To enable students to undertake a substantial individual investigation of a challenging engineering problem, and to give them the opportunity to develop and demonstrate individual creativity and originality, and to apply engineering knowledge and skills obtained from other modules. The module will also develop and test valuable transferable skills including the ability to plan and organise work to deadlines, finding, understanding and using information, and presenting and writing skills.

Assessment

  • Presentation: 20%
  • Report: 80%
Module codeEN3211
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop the principles of multidisciplinary design for a medium size commercial building.
  • To elicit the link between creative design, architecture, building functions, structure and services.
  • To improve understanding of the process of building construction by developing a clients’ brief for a single structure to scheme stage.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN3212
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop an understanding of the causes, analysis and effects of structural motion

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3307
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To expose students to a wide range of diverse structural engineering design activity
  • To develop conceptual design skills and techniques
  • To develop synthesis skills
  • To develop team working skills

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN3308
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN3401
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN3450
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To further develop the students’ understanding of biomechanics
  • To apply the methods of biomechanics to clinical problems

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 15%
  • Written assessment: 15%
Module codeEN3453
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To demonstrate an appreciation of the application of engineering to the clinical sciences.
  • To ensure that the students are able to apply engineering principles to problems encountered in clinical situations.
  • To develop an awareness of system design, implementation and integration within constraints set by the Medical Devices Agency (MDA)
  • To provide an exercise working both as individuals and as individuals within a team, conducting a research project in a clinical setting, which challenges them to investigate a problem, provide conceptual ideas and a final team report.
  • Communicate the research process and the technical information effectively to both clinical and non-clinical specialists.

Assessment

  • Report: 40%
  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Presentation: 10%
Module codeEN3459
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeEN3460
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN3507
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the features of modern microcontroller chips that may be applicable in an industrial control context.
  • To develop an appreciation of software and hardware development tools.
  • To develop an appreciation of the need to use systematic approaches to the design of, or selection of, measurement systems. To confirm the analyses required to avoid the selection and use of measurement systems with inadequate performance.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 13%
  • Written assessment: 7%
Module codeEN3513
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the broad principles of fluid power control and its applications
  • To develop an appreciation of fundamental components and circuits and the way they are analysed for both steady state and dynamic performance.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3516
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

To introduce the students to the design of practical analogue and digital circuits.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3607
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide a basis for understanding the fundamentals of mechanical processes occurring in automotive power transmission systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3701
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To achieve an engineering appreciation of the factors which affect the performance of electrical power systems together with knowledge of current technology and practice.
  • This unit builds on modules: EN2704 and EN2705 (Power Engineering 2 and 3)

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN3702
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

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 codeEN3709
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN3808
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To give a comprehensive overview of developments in the rapidly-expanding subject of optoelectronics and optoelectronic communication and optical information storage systems.
  • This explores three areas: the basic phyiscs of the interaction of radiation and matter, optoelectronic devices, and optoelectronic systems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3817
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the principles of micro- and nano-scale fabrication in the context of integrated circuit (IC) technology and micro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Application of basic principles to the design and realisation of IC and MEMS-based problems in current and future systems.
  • To develop an appreciation of the way in which current materials theory and technology is used to solve problems in IC and MEMS systems.
  • To develop an appreciation of self assembly techniques and introduce the concept of 'bottom up' design.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN3905
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To give a working knowledge of an advanced CAD/CAM package.
  • To provide an understanding of the principles and techniques of computer-driven manufacturing systems.
  • To build on modules: EN2901 (Advanced Manufacturing Technology) and EN2058 (Control Engineering)

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeEN3906
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN3916
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To explain the fundamentals of strategic management and to indicate the importance of economics marketing, finance and company operations in the development of a successful corporate strategy.
  • To outline quantitative techniques which may be used in strategic planning and management.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN4004
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN4018
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide students with the background theory and hands on experience of the most widely used numerical methods in engineering, i.e. the Finite Difference (FDM) and Finite Volume (FV) Methods.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 30%
Module codeEN4059
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide students with a thorough background of systems that are driving and necessary for the Information & Entertainment markets.
  • This unit demonstrates the convergence of communication and computer type systems. System costing is outlined since these fields are market-dominated.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN4062
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN4101
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits30
  • 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
Cerdits30
  • 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: 100%
Module codeEN4103
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits30
  • 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 codeEN4105
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits30
  • 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%
  • Presentation: 20%
  • Report: 70%
Module codeEN4107
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits30
  • 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 codeEN4209
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To understand the underlying differences in the behaviour and analysis
  • of tensile structures
  • To instil confidence in the proper design of tensile structures
  • To promote the use of tensile structures

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN4321
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • To establish a firm understanding of the principles, technologies and applications of medical image processing.
  • To provide an insight in to the impact of medical imaging on to modern-day medicine
  • To give an appreciation of the practical aspects of operating digital imaging systems in the modern health service.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN4506
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module will be compiled around the research interests of the incoming Chair in Biomedical Engineering.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN4603
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN4606
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To increase students awareness of the obligations of professional engineers in respect of risk and hazard assessment, whilst developing their skills in identifying and quantifying risks/hazards in an engineering and legislative context.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4610
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4611
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop an understanding of the fundamental tribological aspects of machine elements.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeEN4626
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN4630
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide students with a basic understanding and working knowledge of the exciting new field of Nanotechnology. The module will introduce students to the application of mechanics to nanotechnology and its use for solving engineering problems.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeEN4640
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN4701
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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
Cerdits10
  • 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%
  • Project: 20%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN4754
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN4806
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To introduce the fundamental physical properties at high frequencies of a range of novel electronic materials
  • To describe the specific applications and enhanced performance arising from these materials
  • To introduce finite element modelling for high frequency problems (laboratory)

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN4807
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeEN4812
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To familiarise students with the theory, design and operation of modern day communications networks.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 90%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeEN4820
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN4821
LevelL7
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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 codeEN4900
LevelL7
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20
  • To develop skills in group working and team management in applying engineering principles to the solution of a design problem of significant complexity.
  • To further develop and refine oral and written technical communication skills.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeEN4902
LevelL7
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • 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%