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Institution Code: W46

Introduction

Engineers are involved in virtually all aspects of the modern world and is made up of many distinct pathways and specialisations. Our degrees allows a student to get a thorough grounding in fundamental engineering principles and skills before specialising in a particular engineering discipline.

With that in mind we have four pathways, they are; Design, Manufacturing, Mechatronics and Management.

Design

Design engineers are the basis for many industries, their abilities to innovate are vital to gaining competitive advantage over competitors. The use of integrated design tools help ensure products are manufacturable and functional before production, is a valuable tool in the designers' skillset.
The regular engineering topics are covered in year 1, additionally workshop practices and a research project are used to develop skills utilised in the future. In year two, students choose their preferred pathway, from a choice of manufacturing, design, management and mechatronics (subject to minimum numbers per pathway). The year continues to build the foundation topics, whilst beginning specialist study. Year 3 gives the option of a supervised work placement, obtained by the student, giving valuable experience of the engineering world. The final year includes a large engineering project, counting as two modules, with additional specialist units.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing engineering is an essential feature of an area that makes large contributions to the wealth of many countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world. It is a rapidly evolving industry where the competition between organisations is keen: only those companies prepared to apply modern philosophies and technologies prosper.
The regular engineering topics are covered in year 1, additionally workshop practices and a research project are used to develop skills utilised in the future. In year two, students choose their preferred pathway, from a choice of manufacturing, design, management and mechatronics (subject to minimum numbers per pathway). The year continues to build the foundation topics, whilst beginning specialist study. Year 3 gives the option of a supervised work placement, obtained by the student, giving valuable experience of the engineering world. The final year includes a large engineering project, counting as two modules, with additional specialist units.

Mechatronics

The study of mechatronics brings together electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering, providing a multi-skilled qualification. Especially applicable where automation is indicated, it combines well with hydraulics, pneumatics and robotics and incorporates industry 4.0.
The regular engineering topics are covered in year 1, additionally workshop practices and a research project are used to develop skills utilised in the future. In year two, students choose their preferred pathway, from a choice of manufacturing, design, management and mechatronics (subject to minimum numbers per pathway). The year continues to build the foundation topics, whilst beginning specialist study. Year 3 gives the option of a supervised work placement, obtained by the student, giving valuable experience of the engineering world. The final year includes a large engineering project, counting as two modules, with additional specialist units.

Management

The best engineering managers have good engineering knowledge and skills but also a solid grounding in the principles of management. This should enable them to perform more effectively as graduate engineers and more senior roles where they are likely to have broader responsibilities.

The regular engineering topics are covered in year 1, additionally workshop practices are used to develop skills utilised in the future. In year two, students choose their preferred pathway, from a choice of manufacturing, design, management and mechatronics (subject to minimum numbers per pathway). The year continues to build the foundation topics, whilst beginning specialist study. Year 3 gives the option of a supervised work placement, obtained by the student, giving valuable experience of the engineering world. The final year includes a large engineering project, counting as two modules, with additional specialist units.

Course modules

Design pathway

Year 1
Computer Aided Design
Core skills are developed. The use of assemblies, user defined attributes, orthographic projections, tolerances, materials, kinematics and video output is investigated.
Electrical and Electronic Principles
The principles behind electrical and electronic devices, including power transmission, Kirchhoff and ohms laws, functions of components and design of circuits are investigated.
Engineering Mathematics
A grounding in the numerical and algebraic techniques used in the engineering world. Techniques are applied, experimentation will be used to prove theories.
Engineering Science & Materials
The application of physics and chemistry to the engineering world, the module provides core knowledge for structural analysis and links to material utilisation.
Workshop Practices
Students undertake hand fitting techniques, manual and computer numeric controlled machining. Assemblies are created using a variety of fixing methods.
Mechanical Principles
Static, dynamic and oscillating engineering systems are studied, Correlation to computer analysis is investigated.
Year 2
Engineering Design
This is the process of design, it looks at methods of design solution generation, creating specifications, solution selection, use of cad models and drawings for investigation and manufacturing.
Manufacturing Principles
An introduction to manufacturing for all classes of materials. Methodologies for high and low volume manufacturing are explored.
Quality Systems
Quality is a prerequisite for manufacturing worldwide. This module gives students the knowledge to ensure quality is assured and controlled in engineering.
Engineering Management Principles
Techniques and principles of management aligned to an engineering environment are studied. The structure, functioning and performance of organisations will be investigated
Cad Based Analysis
CAD Analysis is a cost-effective way of prototyping engineering solutions. New designs can be loaded far in excess of service conditions safely, fluid flow can be analysed, heat movement can be assessed.
Application of Materials
This is using material properties and applying them to design solutions. Material selection requires justification, the effect of processing as well and material constraints are accounted for.
Year 3
Engineering Project
This module is the culmination of the degree course, giving students the opportunity to explore areas related to the rest of the course.
Lean Manufacturing
Minimising waste in both energy and materials is at the heart of lean manufacturing. It is a basic function of engineering.
Quality Management
Quality systems require an understanding of different philosophies, as well as where and how they can be applied.
Additive Manufacturing
The use of general purpose manufacturing machines has made the creation of both metal and plastic parts more available without the need for dedicated tools and equipment.
Digital Analysis
The study of complex systems is undertaken. Fluid, heat and animated systems are studied looking. Iterative design and testing will be undertaken.
Optional Work Placement Module
The work placement module provides students with skills and experience employers seek. The placement should be over 32 weeks and sits between year 2 and 3. The module does not contribute to the degree classification but will be graded pass/ fail. Termly meetings in the workplace will take place. This is available to all students on all pathways.

 

Manufacturing pathway
Year 1
Computer Aided Design
Core skills are developed. The use of assemblies, user defined attributes, orthographic projections, tolerances, materials, kinematics and video output is investigated.
Electrical and Electronic Principles
The principles behind electrical and electronic devices, including power transmission, Kirchhoff and ohms laws, functions of components and design of circuits are investigated.
Engineering Mathematics
A grounding in the numerical and algebraic techniques used in the engineering world. Techniques are applied, experimentation will be used to prove theories.
Engineering Science & Materials
The application of physics and chemistry to the engineering world, the module provides core knowledge for structural analysis and links to material utilisation.
Workshop Practices
Students undertake hand fitting techniques, manual and computer numeric controlled machining. Assemblies are created using a variety of fixing methods.
Mechanical Principles
Static, dynamic and oscillating engineering systems are studied, Correlation to computer analysis is investigated.
Year 2
Engineering Design
This is the process of design, it looks at methods of design solution generation, creating specifications, solution selection, use of cad models and drawings for investigation and manufacturing.
Manufacturing Principles
An introduction to manufacturing for all classes of materials. Methodologies for high and low volume manufacturing are explored.
Quality Systems
Quality is a prerequisite for manufacturing worldwide. This module gives students the knowledge to ensure quality is assured and controlled in engineering.
Engineering Management Principles
Techniques and principles of management aligned to an engineering environment are studied. The structure, functioning and performance of organisations will be investigated
Cad Based Analysis
CAD Analysis is a cost-effective way of prototyping engineering solutions. New designs can be loaded far in excess of service conditions safely, fluid flow can be analysed, heat movement can be assessed.
Control Systems
This looks at the science behind controlling simple and complex systems. Sensors, signal processing, open and closed control loops, Feedback and stability will be investigated
Year 3
Engineering Project
This module is the culmination of the degree course, giving students the opportunity to explore areas related to the rest of the course.
Lean Manufacturing
Minimising waste in both energy and materials is at the heart of lean manufacturing. It is a basic function of engineering.
Quality Management
Quality systems require an understanding of different philosophies, as well as where and how they can be applied.
Industrial Automation
The application of control systems and manufacturing techniques. Included are control systems associated with industry 4.0.
Additive Manufacturing
The use of general purpose manufacturing machines has made the creation of both metal and plastic parts more available without the need for dedicated tools and equipment.
Manufacturing Simulation
The module is concerned with proving designs and systems prior to manufacturing and installation, a cost effective way of prototyping.
Optional Work Placement Module
The work placement module provides students with skills and experience employers seek. The placement should be over 32 weeks and sits between year 2 and 3. The module does not contribute to the degree classification but will be graded pass/ fail. Termly meetings in the workplace will take place. This is available to all students on all pathways.

 

Mechatronics pathway

Year 1
Computer Aided Design
Core skills are developed. The use of assemblies, user defined attributes, orthographic projections, tolerances, materials, kinematics and video output is investigated.
Electrical and Electronic Principles
The principles behind electrical and electronic devices, including power transmission, Kirchhoff and ohms laws, functions of components and design of circuits are investigated.
Engineering Mathematics
A grounding in the numerical and algebraic techniques used in the engineering world. Techniques are applied, experimentation will be used to prove theories.
Engineering Science & Materials
The application of physics and chemistry to the engineering world, the module provides core knowledge for structural analysis and links to material utilisation.
Workshop Practices
Students undertake hand fitting techniques, manual and computer numeric controlled machining. Assemblies are created using a variety of fixing methods.
Mechanical Principles
Static, dynamic and oscillating engineering systems are studied, Correlation to computer analysis is investigated.
Year 2
Engineering Design
This is the process of design, it looks at methods of design solution generation, creating specifications, solution selection, use of cad models and drawings for investigation and manufacturing.
Manufacturing Principles
An introduction to manufacturing for all classes of materials. Methodologies for high and low volume manufacturing are explored.
Quality Systems
Quality is a prerequisite for manufacturing worldwide. This module gives students the knowledge to ensure quality is assured and controlled in engineering.
Engineering Management Principles
Techniques and principles of management aligned to an engineering environment are studied. The structure, functioning and performance of organisations will be investigated
Cad Based Analysis
CAD Analysis is a cost-effective way of prototyping engineering solutions. New designs can be loaded far in excess of service conditions safely, fluid flow can be analysed, heat movement can be assessed.
Control Systems
This looks at the science behind controlling simple and complex systems. Sensors, signal processing, open and closed control loops, Feedback and stability will be investigated
Year 3
Engineering Project
This module is the culmination of the degree course, giving students the opportunity to explore areas related to the rest of the course.
Lean Manufacturing
Minimising waste in both energy and materials is at the heart of lean manufacturing. It is a basic function of engineering.
Quality Management
Quality systems require an understanding of different philosophies, as well as where and how they can be applied.
Industrial Automation
The application of control systems and manufacturing techniques. Included are control systems associated with industry 4.0.
Additive Manufacturing
The use of general purpose manufacturing machines has made the creation of both metal and plastic parts more available without the need for dedicated tools and equipment.
Manufacturing Simulation
The module is concerned with proving designs and systems prior to manufacturing and installation, a cost effective way of prototyping.
Optional Work Placement Module
The work placement module provides students with skills and experience employers seek. The placement should be over 32 weeks and sits between year 2 and 3. The module does not contribute to the degree classification but will be graded pass/ fail. Termly meetings in the workplace will take place. This is available to all students on all pathways.

 

Management pathway

Year 1
Computer Aided Design
Core skills are developed. The use of assemblies, user defined attributes, orthographic projections, tolerances, materials, kinematics and video output is investigated.
Electrical and Electronic Principles
The principles behind electrical and electronic devices, including power transmission, Kirchhoff and ohms laws, functions of components and design of circuits are investigated.
Engineering Mathematics
A grounding in the numerical and algebraic techniques used in the engineering world. Techniques are applied, experimentation will be used to prove theories.
Engineering Science & Materials
The application of physics and chemistry to the engineering world, the module provides core knowledge for structural analysis and links to material utilisation.
Workshop practices
Students undertake hand fitting techniques, manual and computer numeric controlled machining. Assemblies are created using a variety of fixing methods.
Mechanical principles
Static, dynamic and oscillating engineering systems are studied, Correlation to computer analysis is investigated.
Year 2
Engineering Design
This is the process of design, it looks at methods of design solution generation, creating specifications, solution selection, use of cad models and drawings for investigation and manufacturing.
Manufacturing Principles
An introduction to manufacturing for all classes of materials. Methodologies for high and low volume manufacturing are explored.
Quality Systems
Quality is a prerequisite for manufacturing worldwide. This module gives students the knowledge to ensure quality is assured and controlled in engineering.
Application of Materials
This is using material properties and applying them to design solutions. Material selection requires justification, the effect of processing as well and material constraints are accounted for.
Project Management
Engineers often work in teams, as tasks they undertake require a range of skills. The bringing together of skills, knowledge and experience is often managed through a project.
Engineering Management Principles
Techniques and principles of management aligned to an engineering environment are studied. The structure, functioning and performance of organisations will be investigated
Year 3
Engineering Project
This module is the culmination of the degree course, giving students the opportunity to explore areas related to the rest of the course.
Lean Manufacturing
Minimising waste in both energy and materials is at the heart of lean manufacturing. It is a basic function of engineering.
Quality Management
Quality systems require an understanding of different philosophies, as well as where and how they can be applied.
Change Management
Change is necessary to ensure continued success and quality is maintained. Industry needs to respond to changing demands, legislation, technological development and social responsibility.
Project Management
Managing projects in engineering can be difficult due to the disciplines involved. Understanding available tools and being able to implement them is an important aspect of a managers' role.
Optional Work Placement Module
The work placement module provides students with skills and experience employers seek. The placement should be over 32 weeks and sits between year 2 and 3. The module does not contribute to the degree classification but will be graded pass/ fail. Termly meetings in the workplace will take place. This is available to all students on all pathways.

Career opportunities

Students have progressed into many careers such as, additional higher study at the MEng and/or PhD level, employment within regional and national organisations at an Engineer level, undertaking a wide array of engineering roles. Some have now progressed into supervisory and management roles.

Fees and finance

Currently the couse costs are £8,500 per year but this is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional costs

Students are encouraged to join one of the engineering institutions. Fees vary depending on institution selected, approximately £20.

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff: 96 UCAS points
A Levels: maths + at least 1 STEM subject to UCAS tariff requirement
Level 3 Diploma: STEM based subject to UCAS tariff requirement – should include further maths
Access to HE Diploma: STEM based to UCAS tariff requirement – should include maths to further maths standard
Scottish Higher: maths + 1 STEM subject to UCAS tariff requirement
Mature students not meeting exact requirements can be assessed on a case by case basis, industrial engineering experience can be considered.

Typical offer

A typical offer would be a merit overall in a BTEC diploma or 3 A-levels including Maths

Days & times

Starting September 2020
Monday 09:15 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:15 - 17:00
Thursday 09:15 - 17:00

Course price

£8500.00

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