Engineering Modules

Now you know how you'll learn, but we guess you want to know what you'll learn!

Let's introduce you to the engineering modules you'll be taught throughout your Integrated Engineering Degree.

We teach engineering in a way that allows you to absorb and build on concepts of engineering by spending month long periods concentrating on each of the following five specific concepts, or 'themes'. 

  • Integrated Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Flow, Heat and Energy 
  • Materials and Processes 
  • Statics and Dynamics 

You'll also experience one module each in the themes of manufacturing systems, electromagnets and mechatronics.

Our engineering modules will give you plenty of practice in applying your knowledge to come up with a solution to a real-world challenge, a vital skill that will set you apart from other engineering graduates in the world of employment. 

The Five Pillars of Engineering

Integrated Systems

Integrated Systems Module Topics

These sprints equip students with the methods to characterise, analyse, optimise and design control architectures. The implications of other disciplines, and the interactions between technical and non-technical considerations, are fully and integrally woven into the learning journey.


  • Amplitude and frequency modulation
  • Channels and models
  • Functional diagrams
  • Signal properties
  • Error Detection 
  • Digital systems
  • Data rates
  • Signals
  • Transfer functions
  • Feedback and control
  • Impulse and step responses
  • Asymptotic behaviour of functions
  • System compatibility and integration
  • Implementation of controllers in engineering solutions 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Module Topics 

The electrical and electronics sprints will give students the knowledge and skills they need to design, build and test appropriate and efficient electronic circuits from the component level upwards. 


  • Theory of electronic circuits
  • Transistors and amplifiers
  • Electronic sensors and actuators
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Communication systems
  • AC power
  • AC and DC circuit analysis
  • Digital electronics
  • Microprocessors and microcontrollers 

Flow, Heat and Energy 

Flow, Heat and Energy Module Topics

In these sprints, students will develop the skills needed to design safe and efficient systems and solutions by generating, transferring, converting and applying energy and power systems. 


  • Ideal gases and perfect fluids
  • Measuring fluid properties
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Entropy and efficiency
  • Convection and conduction heat transfer
  • Power cycles
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy generation technologies
  • Closed and open systems
  • Pressure losses in pipes
  • Computational fluid dynamics 
community based challenge

Community-based Challenges (CBC)

Community-based Challenges enable students to apply and integrate their growing technical knowledge by giving back to the community while working with external partners on real, current engineering challenges. 

Concepts and Prototypes

Community-based Challenges will see you tackle direct needs identified by the community. 

In the first part of the CBC, teams will act as a design consultant, presenting a conceptual solution to a partners’ need by applying creativity and evaluation techniques. The teams will then plan and work to deliver an externally designed prototype, satisfying their client’s requirements and taking into account practical and commercial constraints. 

Roles in these modules are assigned, giving students the opportunity to demonstrate individual responsibility, empowerment and accountability. 

The Community-based Challenges are designed to enable students to: 

  • Extend, integrate and apply their technical knowledge; 
  • Extend their experience of working in teams with external partners on real, current challenges; 
  • Appraise the human, cultural, economic, business and aesthetic aspects of challenges, and integrate them fully in their solutions; 
  • Develop their skills in systems integration, communication and project planning. 


community based challenge


Every engineer needs a set of core skills they can use throughout their professional career. Not only do you need to see the ways in which different aspects of engineering can be integrated, you also need to have an understanding of the diverse contexts within which engineering is practiced, You need to acknowledge the uncertainties that surround the information you work with, but also need confidence in communicating all this to non-technical audiences. Toolboxes introduce you to topics and techniques that you will use in every module across the programme.

  1. Making Robust Decisions – Master skills related to measurement and assess the quality of information so that you can effectively assert your claims. Develop competencies in using technical tools such as engineering drawing and computer aided design. Build confidence in communicating to non-technical audiences.
  2. Making Engineering Happen – Integrate different parts of engineering by engaging with the manufacturing facilities to produce a programmable mechanical system.
  3. Making Projects Work – Understand how values can shape what we make and the way that we work. Learn to use the methodologies and tools used in technical project management, and how to combine aesthetic and functional requirements into effective designs.
  4. Making Data Productive – Merge your responsibilities as an ethical engineer and a global citizen, and learn how to design, complete and communicate experimental work. Learn to understand the human, social, ethical, and political systems that affect the culture of communication in engineering and beyond.
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