Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 12/08/2020
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School School of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering with a Year Abroad Full-time
Programme Code 693E
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Aims of the Programme Provide a professionally accredited course of study that is of comparable standard to those offered by other leading European universities, that will attract high quality students, irrespective of race, background, gender or physical disability both from within the UK and from overseas;
Provide students with a thorough knowledge of engineering principles, concepts and mathematics and with practice at using their understanding to formulate and solve problems in mechanical engineering;
Enable students to develop the skills necessary to engage in, plan and successfully complete individual and team design projects, and appreciate the economic, social, environmental, ethical and commercial context of their decisions;
Produce engineering graduates equipped to play leading roles in industry, the professions and public service, and with the intellectual abilities and transferable skills necessary to further their professional development by personal research or study;
Prepare graduates for CEng registration by ensuring that achievement of the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (Third edition) (AHEP3) learning outcomes will automatically satisfy the general learning outcomes appropriate to the degree.
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:
To have knowledge and understanding of Learning Outcomes (AHEP 3rd EDITION) -
Science and Mathematics (SM)
Engineering Analysis (EA)
Design (D)
Economic, Legal, Social, Ethical and Environmental Context (EL)
Engineering Practice (P)
Additional General Skills (G)

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in mechanical and related engineering disciplines, and an understanding and know-how of the scientific principles of related disciplines, to enable appreciation of the scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies. [SM1m]
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in mechanical and related engineering disciplines, and to enable them to apply a range of mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently and critically in the analysis and solution of engineering problems. [SM2m]
Demonstrate the ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of mechanical and related engineering disciplines and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively [SM3m].
Demonstrate an awareness of developing technologies related to mechanical engineering. [SM4m]
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computational models relevant to mechanical engineering, and an appreciation of their limitations. [SM5m]
Understand the concepts from a range of areas, including some outside engineering, and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them in engineering projects. [SM6m]
Understand the engineering principles and the ability to apply them to undertake critical analysis of key engineering processes. [EA1m]
Demonstrate the ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques. [EA2]
Demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative and computational methods, using alternative approaches, and understanding their limitations, in order to solve engineering problems and implement action. [EA3m]
Understand and demonstrate the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving complex engineering problems. [EA4m]
Demonstrate the ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies. [EA5m]
Demonstrate the ability to extract and evaluate pertinent data and to apply engineering analysis techniques in the solution of unfamiliar problems. [EA6m]
Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics. [D1]
Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards. [D2]
Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain, quantify the effect of this on the design and, where appropriate, use theory or experimental research to mitigate deficiencies. [D3m]
Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal. [D4]
Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes. [D5]
Manage the design process and evaluate outcomes [D6]. Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences [D6]
Demonstrate wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations. [D7m]
Demonstrate the ability to generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs. [D8m]
Understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical production in engineering, a knowledge of professional codes of conduct, and how ethical dilemmas can arise. [EL1m]
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes. [EL2]
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project and change management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives, their limitations, and how they may be applied appropriately. [EL3m]
Demonstrate understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate. [EL4]
Demonstrate awareness of the relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues, and an awareness that these may differ internationally. [EL5m]
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk, risk assessment and risk management techniques, and an ability to evaluate commercial risk. [EL6m]
Understand the key drivers for business success, including innovation, calculated commercial risks and customer satisfaction. [EL7m]
Understand the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (eg operations and management, application and development of technology, etc.) [P1]
Demonstrate knowledge of characteristics of particular materials, equipment, processes or products, with extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components [P2m]
Demonstrate the ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills. [P3]
Understand the use of technical literature and other information sources. [P4]
Demonstrate the ability to work with technical uncertainty. [P8m]
Demonstrate the knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues. [P5]
Understand the appropriate codes of practice and industry standards. [P6]
Demonstrate an awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement. [P7]
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations, and some appreciation of likely new developments. [P9m]
Demonstrate the ability to apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of commercial and industrial constraints. [P10m]
Understand the different roles within an engineering team and the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader. [P11m]
Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory Experiments, Projects, Problem Solving Classes, Additional individual learning support through the mathematics learning centre Computer Labaratory,
Examination, Report, Online Assessment, Class Test, Design Project, Computer Modelling Assignment, Work Sheets, Presentations and Prototype Manufacture.
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:
Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, information retrieval, working with others and the effective use of general IT facilities. [G1]
Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD. [G2]
Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis. [G3m]
Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader. [G4]
Team Working (including stay at Coniston), Individual and Team Projects, Coursework Assignment, Self-Independent learning exercises, Coursework Assignment and Team Work.
Reports, Individual and Team Presentations and Design & Build.