Engineering Design 1
This course follows a series of case studies as given in the course text. This covers a wide range of subjects including conceptual design, innovation, standardisation, reliability, safety, failure, ergonomics, materials and management. Additionally, the students will take part in the compulsory design activity and respective Engineering Application 1 activities.
Computer Aided Engineering
This module deals with the significance of computers in numerical analysis. Integration by MALAB and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) - (a) Review of MATLAB programming techniques; (b) Introduction of FEA and the techniques to implement FEA by using Solidworks including stress analysis of one-dimensional beam structures and two dimensional structures, etc.
Module Aims: competence in SOLIDWORKS to implement FEA method and MATLAB to solve mathematical problems
Computer Aided Product Design
Students engaged in this module will be expected to use design skills learnt in previous undergraduate levels to design a manufacturable product that could be placed within the market sphere. Working in teams you will be expected to step outside the 'normal' engineering sphere to ensure that the designs can compete within all aspects of the product market.
Materials Case Studies
This module is based around four separate case studies in Materials and Sports Materials. Each case study will focus on a particular engineering material, component or structure. Within each case study, students will be presented with some initial material, along with suggested links to further information. Students will then undertake independent study either individually or in groups, with a final report presented on the findings. In some case studies, presentations will be part of the assessment. The specific case studies will include engineering design, materials selection for engineering applications, failure analysis, materials characterisation techniques and investigation of material for solar cell.
This research project module will cover the entire year and be completed in the summer period within the student¿s employing company. It will involve flexible learning and will incorporate many elements of the prior learning into a substantial research project where there is significant scope for individual direction. It will be directed and supported by both industrial and academic supervisor.
Assessment will be by a combination of progress report, an oral presentation made to the academic and industrial supervisors as well as other employees and a final substantive project report.
Finite Element Analysis
This module provides a concise introduction to the elementary concepts and methods of finite element analysis, with applications to heat flow, solid mechanics, structural mechanics and other engineering problems. It also provides practice in using finite element software/codes.
Manufacturing Optimisation and Automation
The module addresses business drivers and how these define the design of a manufacturing system. The module also includes methods for developing and optimising manufacturing processes and systems and the implementation of automation and robotics to manufacturing.
The modules introduces systems to engineering students, and covers aspects of systems engineering, electrical power systems, fluid power systems, risk management for systems and sustainability of systems.
This module aims to introduce the component of a Power Network and discuss their operation in both balanced and unbalanced conditions
The module introduces circuit topologies and switching techniques for power electronics systems.
On completion of this module students should have developed and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of process thermodynamics:
Advanced Structural Analysis
This module includes: section properties; unsymmetrical bending; stresses in thick cylinders; rotating discs; theories of failure; stress concentration effects; fatigue and linear elastic fracture mechanics.
Enabling students to secure strong understanding of the current communication technologies, both from the theoretical and experimental point of views.
The huge range of electronic devices available today are based on a limited number of circuit elements. For example, cellular mobile telephones use basic circuits such as oscillators, frequency synthesisers, frequency selective circuits, in addition to sophisticated digital components.
In this module, some of the key circuits are identified and discussed, including analogue multipliers, frequency selective networks, frequency synthesisers, and ADC/DAC techniques.
This module presents the basic theory needed and used to implement most of the modern optical communication systems currently in use. It considers noise, optimum filtering, modulation formats and their optimal under various constraints and the design of an optimum receiver. The module also gives an exposure into formation theory, coding and coded modulation. It forms a good basis for communication system design and for possible exposure into more specialized advanced topics in communication.
Key focus will on digital communications including optimum receiver design, synchronization, channel capacity, spread spectrum and error detection/corrections
This module aims extend the knowledge to solve the problems and explain physical phenomena that involves internal and external flows. The module will cover (i) dimensional analysis and modelling; (ii) flow through piping networks and pump selection, flow rate and velocity measurement; (iii) prediction of lift and drag for flows over common geometries, (iv) fluid kinematics and differential analysis of fluid flow.