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 
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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. 

 

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