Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
This module has been designed to help students develop their academic literacy and communication skills in preparation for undergraduate study and to understand the institutional culture, practices, rules and expectations of British higher education in an international academic context and community.
Assessment: presentations, group work, research report, referencing
Analytical Techniques 1
This module is intended to provide students of engineering and science with knowledge of the fundamentals of the branch of pure mathematics known as analysis. The module reviews the aspects of classical pure mathematics and leads into the development of a rigorous foundation for the study of calculus, matrices and complex numbers.
Assessment: Weekly homework, mid-term test, examination
Introducing students to the study of Physics, this course will cover topics including but not limited to; base and derived units, potential and kinetic energy, vectors, electric potential and fields, magnetics and electromagnetism, all of which will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of Physics necessary for further study.
Assessment: Weekly homework, mid-term exam, examination
Applied Critical Thinking
This module builds a fundamental knowledge base and establishes intellectual skills associated with thinking critically. Focus is placed on the real world application of critical thinking in identifying strong and weak arguments in the academic world and beyond.
Assessment: In-class test, essay examination
Comprehensive understanding of current ICT issues is essential in the modern world. Through this module students will gain the skills to equip them in the use of common productivity and content management software programmes. This module will emphasise the use of Microsoft Windows packages including PowerPoint, Excel and Word as a platform for further study.
Assessment: Class test (unweighted)
This module provides students with an understanding of environmental phenomena issues and their relationship to the various engineering disciplines. The module considers the universe from its birth and covers subjects such as evolution up until more recent human impacts such as climate change.
Assessment: Reports, group work
Analytical Techniques 3
As a development of the Analytical Techniques 1 module, this course aims to present to students the basic mathematical knowledge of fundamental topics of differentiation, integration, matrices and vectors that will bring them to proper understanding of equation solving and the use of calculus in engineering and science.
Assessment: Mid-term test, examination
The module provides an understanding of the reasoning behind the study of mechanics and considers concepts including energy, kinetics, momentum and forces amongst others. Students will build a fundamental knowledge base to facilitate the study of engineering at Undergraduate level.
Assessment: Mid-term examination, final examination
Fundamentals of Materials
This program offers students the opportunity to study a host of materials related content ranging from the studies of specific materials including glasses and ceramics, to more in depth assessment of phenomena such as melting, solidification and diffusion as well as delving into such topics as micro structures, atomic structures and classification.
Assessment: In-class test, Mid-term test, examination
The aim of English Skills Portfolio is to enable students to develop their English Language level within an academic context, and to equip students with the linguistic and academic skills necessary to perform confidently within their chosen discipline, whilst simultaneously encouraging them to become effective independent learners.
Assessment: Coursework, examination
*Required only by students undertaking both academic and English language modules