Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 28/09/2005
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School Metallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Eng. Mechanical and Materials Engineering Full-time
Programme Code 0390
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of this programme is to educate Mechanical/Materials Engineers so that they are equipped to work effectively in a professional capacity, for example in industrial design, or research and development. Graduates should be able to contribute specialist skills to such activities. They should also have developed the technical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development. Graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of both Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and other important specialisms. Some of their knowledge and understanding will be at the forefront of the discipline. Typical graduates will be able to make sound judgements sometimes in the absence of complete information, with an awareness of the context in which they work. They will be self-motivating and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to take responsibility for their continuing personal and professional development. They will only need to complete a matching section to have the education to qualify as a chartered engineer. The high level of numeracy of graduates, and their skills in problem solving, team working and communication and information technology equip them for successful careers outside as well as within manufacturing industry.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1. A sound knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning mechanical engineering, metallurgy and materials engineering
2. A knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computational methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in engineering
3. A knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts, principles, theories and current practice of mechanical and materials engineering, and their limitations
4. Knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of the design process and design methodologies
5. An understanding of important concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering
6. A full knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and uses of commonly occurring engineering materials and components and their manufacturing methods
7. A basic knowledge and understanding of management and business practices
8. An awareness of ethical and social issues related to engineering and of professional responsibilities
Lectures (1-8), Tutorials, problem classes and group work (1-8), Web-based and conventional guided learning (1-8), Laboratories (1, 6), Computer-based workshops (2, 4), Group design work (4, 7, 8), Independent design work (4, 7, 8).
Unseen and open book examinations (1-8), Problem solving classes (1-8), Oral presentations (4), Computer-based exercises (2, 4), Written reports (1-8).
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
9. Select and apply scientific principles, routine mathematical methods and computer-based engineering tools in solving familiar Mechanical and Materials Engineering problems
10. Model and analyse routine engineering systems, processes and products
11. Search for information for solving a problem and present it for discussion
12. Consider given information and extract that which is pertinent to a routine problem
13. Design a system, component or process using routine design techniques, and be able to modify an existing design
14. Apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving taking account of typical technical risks, with some grasp of commercial risk
15. Take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner
16. Using computer-based engineering tools to gather data, solve standard problems and display the result
17. Using laboratory instrumentation appropriately
18. Conducting prescribed laboratory experiments, estimate errors of measurements, and draw limited conclusions
19. Undertaking routine practical or simulation tests of a design solution and comment
20. Working safely and promoting safe practice
21. Making acceptable presentations of technical and business information in a variety of ways
22. Managing time and resources effectively
23. Working as part of a team
24. Learning under guidance
25. Developing a personal plan of work to meet a deadline and identify the main external constraints
26. Sorting, manipulating and presenting data through a range of standard forms
Lectures (9-15, 26), Tutorials, problem classes and group work (9-15, 26), Web-based and conventional guided learning (9-15), Computer-based workshops (9-11, 16, 19, 21, 26), Group design work (9-15, 21-26), Independent design work (9-15, 21-26), Laboratories (16-18, 20, 26), Individual Research Project (21, 22, 24-26).
Unseen and open book examinations (9-16), Problem solving classes (9-12, 15), Oral presentations (11, 23), Laboratory reports (28)Computer-based exercises (9-13, 15), Group design reports (9-16, 23-28), Independent design reports (9-16, 23-28), Individual research report (11, 12, 14, 16), Project report (23, 24, 26-28), Peer assessment (21-25).