Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School Metallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Partner College and School Computer Science
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Eng. Mechanical and Materials Engineering with a Year Abroad Full-time
Programme Code 766B
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme 1) 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) Prepare graduates for CEng registration by ensuring that achievement of the UK-Spec specific programme 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:
1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in mechanical and related engineering disciplines, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context and to support their understanding of future developments and technologies.

2) Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of mechanical and related engineering disciplines.

3) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles necessary to underpin their education in mechanical and related engineering disciplines and be able to apply mathematical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems.

4) Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computer models relevant to the mechanical and related engineering disciplines, and an appreciation of their limitations.

5) Apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support the study of mechanical and related engineering disciplines.

6) Demonstrate an understanding of concepts from a range of areas including some outside engineering, and the ability to apply them effectively in engineering projects.

7) Demonstrate an awareness of developing technologies related to mechanical engineering.

8) Understand engineering principles and the ability to apply them to analyse key engineering processes.

9) Use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies.

10) Identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques.

11) Extract data pertinent to an unfamiliar problem, and apply its solution using computer based engineering tools when appropriate.

12) Apply quantitative methods and computer software relevant to mechanical and related engineering disciplines, to solve engineering problems.

13) Apply quantitative methods relevant to mechanical and related engineering disciplines, to solve engineering problems.

14) Apply mathematical and computer-based models for solving problems in engineering, and assess the limitations of particular cases.

15) Understand and apply a systems approach to engineering problems.

16) Investigate and define a problem and identify constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations, health and safety and risk assessment issues.

17) Demonstrate a wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations.

18) Understand customer and user needs and the importance of considerations such as aesthetics.

19) Identify and manage cost drivers.

20) Use creativity to establish innovative solutions.

21) Generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs.

22) Ensure fitness for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal.

23) Ensure fitness for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, and operation.

24) Manage the design process and evaluate outcomes.

25) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of commercial and economic context of engineering processes.

26) Make general evaluations of commercial risks through some understanding of the basis of such risks.

27) Demonstrate knowledge of management techniques which may be used to achieve engineering objectives within that context.

28) Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of management and business practices, and their limitations, and how these may be applied appropriately to strategic and tactical issues.

29) Understand the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development.

30) Demonstrate an awareness of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety, and risk (including environmental risk) issues.

31) Understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering.

32) Demonstrate a knowledge of characteristics of particular equipment, processes or products.

33) Demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations and some appreciation of likely new developments.

34) Demonstrate engineering workshop and laboratory skills.

35) Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components.

36) Demonstrate an understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (e.g. operations and management, technology, development, etc).

37) Understand the use of technical literature and other information sources.

38) Demonstrate an awareness of nature of intellectual property and contractual issues.

39) Understand appropriate codes of practice and industry standards.

40) Demonstrate an awareness of quality issues.

41) Work with technical uncertainty.

42) Apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of commercial and industrial constraints.

43) Apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of industrial constraints.
Lecture, Tutorial, Laboratory Experiment, Problem Solving Classes, Computer Laboratory, Additional individual learning support through the mathematics learning centre, Project, Seminar, Team work,
Examination, Report, Class Test, Online Assessment, Design Project, Computer Modelling Report and Assignment, Work Sheets, Presentation, Prototype Manufacture, Artefact Study
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:
1) Problem solving, communication and teamwork skills.

2) Ability to use general IT and information retrieval facilities effectively.

3) Ability to plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning.

4) Ability to monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an ongoing basis, and to learn independently.
Team Working (including stay at Coniston), Individual and Team Projects, Coursework Assignment, Lecture, Tutorial, Computer Laboratory
Report, Individual and Team Presentation, Design & Build, Computer Test, Computer Modelling Assignment.