Dr Andrew Tappenden
Telephone: (01792) 604712
Room: Academic Office - A_015
Ground Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus


  • EG-110 Engineering Skills & Applications

    Competence in Engineering Drawing and its standards using an industry standard CAD system and essential laboratory skills for Mechanical Engineers.

  • EG-163 Design and Laboratory Classes 1

    Competence in engineering drawing using an industry standard CAD system and essential laboratory skills

  • EG-165 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.

  • EG-168 Engineering Professional Development

    To develop fundamental engineering communication skills using standard ICT tools. These skills will be taught and developed in the context of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon. This module also introduces ethics in engineering and continuing professional development.

  • EG-264 Computer Aided Engineering

    This module deals with the significance of computers in numerical analysis. Integration by MATLAB 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.


  • Automation of ladle hook engagement (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Michael Clee
  • Artificial Intelligence and the steel industry - development of an automated quality inspection system (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Xianghua Xie