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Engineering Design

BSc (Hons)

Creative and Applied

A combination of new modules to help you develop a range of engineering skills

Hands-on Problem Solving

Opportunities to design, build and innovate physical engineering solutions

Purpose built Laboratories

Our engineering laboratories are packed with state-of-the-art equipment to support learning

UCAS code:
H103
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
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Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
14 September 2020
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This course is ideal if you're interested in product design, creative engineering, innovating your ideas, collaborating with others and problem based learning. If you like to investigate by taking products apart to see how they work you’ve come to the right place!

If you want to develop your ideas, solve problems, make prototypes, use 3d printers and get hands-on with tools and materials this is the course for you. It’s been developed with input from industry to prepare you for an engineering career with confidence to communicate and understand both theoretical and applied principles. You will have the opportunities to work with others, work on exciting briefs, use equipment, understand manufacturing processes and how they influence design.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in product design, creative engineering and innovating your ideas. You will be introduced to Computer Aided Design, materials and manufacture with a focus on key engineering skills through the use of examples and problem-based learning.

You could develop the skills to develop amazing design solutions that could help society and change the world!

The BSc (Hons) degree has been structured and developed to fully satisfy the educational requirements for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Engineering Design

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Engineering Design

Work placements

Between year 2 and 3 you can have the opportunity to undertake a year long placement in industry.

Course content

Project work within the BSc programme includes both an individual work and more wide-ranging group design projects to meet the demand for skilled, professionally competent, Engineering Designers.

More specifically, the BSc Engineering Design Course aims to: 

  • Enable you to pursue professional careers in Engineering at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative, and the ability to make engineering decisions. 
  • Equip you with an understanding of the principles of engineering science, some aspects of which will be at, or informed by, the current boundaries of the discipline. 
  • Equip you with skills to systematically employ a range of engineering principles to produce original analyses of, and solutions to, engineering problems.
  • Provide you with a broad-based education in a range of engineering allowing scope for entry into a wide range of disciplines within engineering. Including Electronics, robotics and CAD for example. 
  • Allow you the opportunity to undertake and complete a significant independent project on a given topic in the Engineering Design field.
  • Allow you to develop the ability to adapt to new technology relevant to engineering and to seek and assimilate new information.

Project work within the BSc programme includes both an individual work and more wide-ranging group design projects to meet the demand for skilled, professionally competent, Engineering Designers.

More specifically, the BSc Engineering Design Course aims to: 

  • Enable you to pursue professional careers in Engineering at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative, and the ability to make engineering decisions. 
  • Equip you with an understanding of the principles of engineering science, some aspects of which will be at, or informed by, the current boundaries of the discipline. 
  • Equip you with skills to systematically employ a range of engineering principles to produce original analyses of, and solutions to, engineering problems.
  • Provide you with a broad-based education in a range of engineering allowing scope for entry into a wide range of disciplines within engineering. Including Electronics, robotics and CAD for example. 
  • Allow you the opportunity to undertake and complete a significant independent project on a given topic in the Engineering Design field.
  • Allow you to develop the ability to adapt to new technology relevant to engineering and to seek and assimilate new information.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Engineering And Innovation 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Engineering And Innovation 30 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Design Reflection 15 credits
Ergonomics And Design 30 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Creative Digital Communication 30 credits
Emerging Technologies And Innovation In Engineering 15 credits
External Brief 30 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

An English Language qualification such as IELTS (at 6.0 or better) or equivalent may be required for EU or overseas applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students and students with non-standard academic qualifications. These applicants are individually assessed, and may be invited to attend an interview in person or via Skype etc.  

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points 
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline 

An English Language qualification such as IELTS (at 6.0 or better) or equivalent may be required for EU or overseas applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students and students with non-standard academic qualifications. These applicants are individually assessed, and may be invited to attend an interview in person or via Skype etc.  

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points 
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline 

Facilities

Careers

It is expected that some of the graduates will continue via a suitable MSc programme whilst others qualify as Incorporated Engineers 

Project work within the BSc programme includes both individual and more wide-ranging group design projects to meet the demand for skilled, professionally competent Engineering Designers.

Teaching

On this course you will encounter a broad spectrum of teaching and learning activities ranging from workshop based problem based scenarios, timetabled formal lectures, tutorials, laboratory based work and presentations.  You will also undertake a range of self-guided activities, either individually or in groups. You have opportunities to use and develop theoretical knowledge, computer based models, and to design, implement and test. The transferable skills of presenting, writing, discussing, working with others, and managing one’s own time are also embedded within the programme.

On this course you will encounter a broad spectrum of teaching and learning activities ranging from workshop based problem based scenarios, timetabled formal lectures, tutorials, laboratory based work and presentations.  You will also undertake a range of self-guided activities, either individually or in groups. You have opportunities to use and develop theoretical knowledge, computer based models, and to design, implement and test. The transferable skills of presenting, writing, discussing, working with others, and managing one’s own time are also embedded within the programme.

Assessment

The assessment methods used with the programme are varied, formative and develop your transferable skills as well as your technical ability. Your ability to plan, judge, communicate complex issues, solve problems logically, and develop original solutions, in appraising critically the work of others, and in managing your own learning are all assessed within aspects of the programme. In addition your technical understanding of the context of your work alongside that of others, your breadth of study, and also the depth of your specialist area of study, are also key to the assessment process. 

The assessment methods used with the programme are varied, formative and develop your transferable skills as well as your technical ability. Your ability to plan, judge, communicate complex issues, solve problems logically, and develop original solutions, in appraising critically the work of others, and in managing your own learning are all assessed within aspects of the programme. In addition your technical understanding of the context of your work alongside that of others, your breadth of study, and also the depth of your specialist area of study, are also key to the assessment process. 

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Assessment feedback may take a variety of formats including formative and summative to support quality work. This may be one to one discussions throughout modules, at the end, or via the Virtual Learning Environment.

Assessment feedback may take a variety of formats including formative and summative to support quality work. This may be one to one discussions throughout modules, at the end, or via the Virtual Learning Environment.

Staff

There are many people available to help and support you during your time with us. The following staff are the key academic members of the Course team but there are also administrative/student guidance staff.

Chris Wayman
Chris WaymanSenior Lecturer

Chris worked as a Design Engineer in the automotive sector and in secondary Education specialising in creativity and Product Design Technology. His interests include historical product design, new manufacturing methods & materials and creative applied prototyping.

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For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 7 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£14,000 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BSc (Hons)
Full-time
14 September 2020

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