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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IMechE

IET

Final award BEng/ BEng +DIS /BEng + DIntS/ BEng + DPS
Programme title Manufacturing Engineering
Programme code MMUB01
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake the additional period of study, normally between Parts B and C, leading to the award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies, the Diploma of International Studies or the Diploma of Professional Studies.
UCAS code H780, H781
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/mechanical-manfacturing/manufacturingengineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:58:45 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To produce engineering graduates ready to play a substantial role in manufacturing companies.
  • To provide a foundation for graduates wishing to progress to professional engineering status.
  • To provide a high quality educational experience for students in a programme of study which combines wide ranging aspects of manufacturing technologies, manufacturing management, design for manufacture and engineering design,
  • To develop analytical and transferable skills that will enable graduates to gain employment in a wide variety of professions and to make a valuable contribution to society.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Periodic Programme Review

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering

Engineering Council-UK, UK SPEC “The Accreditation of Higher Education programmes” 

Accreditation Reports

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On completion of the programme, students will have acquired a broad base of engineering knowledge and skills, necessary to tackle modern manufacturing challenges and contribute to wealth creation.  The programme provides a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes, manufacturing technologies and organisational principles alongside an understanding of operational principles, business processes and human management issues. Graduates should be self reliant and able to contribute well in team situations and will have gained the technical ability and commercial awareness to be able to work in both industrial and research environments.

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the underpinning science, mathematics and other disciplines associated with a career in manufacturing engineering.
  • engineering principles, quantitative methods, mathematical and computer models.
  • codes of practice, industry standards and quality issues applicable to a career in manufacturing engineering.
  • management techniques appropriate for a career in manufacturing engineering and an understanding of the commercial and economic context of an engineering business.
  • the nature of intellectual property issues and of environmental, legal and ethical issues within the modern industrial world.
  • the characteristics of engineering materials, equipment and processes and an awareness of basic mechanical workshop practices.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:-

  • identify a manufacturing related problem and generate innovative solutions
  • apply appropriate methods (inc. the use of IT) to model and assess such solutions.
  • apply mathematical and scientific methods to the analysis of manufacturing related problems;
  • Show initiative, innovation and intellect in problem solving
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • use appropriate computer software and computational techniques;
  • use appropriate laboratory and basic workshop equipment competently and safely;
  • research information relating to manufacturing technologies and their management;
  • perform analyses and calculations relevant to the solution of manufacturing related problems;
  • prepare engineering drawings and technical reports and give technical presentations;
  • demonstrate organisational and management skills.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply creative and structured approaches to problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively through written, graphical, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Design and implement basic computer based information systems.
  • Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis and learn independently.
  • Work in a team.
  • Structure, plan and manage group activities.

4. Programme structure

 4.1    Part A - Introductory Modules

4.1.1     Semester 1

 

                        (i)   COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MAA306

Mathematics for Manufacturing Engineering (20)

10

   MMA102

Engineering Science 1 (20)

10

   MMA400

Manufacturing Design 1

10

   MMA501

Integrating Studies 1a

10

   MMB610

Manufacturing Technology

10

   MMA604

Materials and Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

 

 4.1.2     Semester 2

 

                              COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MAA306

Mathematics for Manufacturing Engineering (20)

10

   MMA102

Engineering Science 1 (20)

10

   MMA504

Integrating Studies 1b

10

   MMA210

Manufacturing Management

10

   MMA604

Materials and Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

   MMA900

Electronics and Electrical Technology 1

10

 

 

4.2    Part B - Degree Modules

 

4.2.1     Semester 1

 

                  COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MMB112

Engineering Science 2

10

   MMB310

Engineering and Management Modelling

10

   MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

10

   MMB501

Integrating Studies (20)

10

   MMB505

Manufacturing Design 2

10

   MMB600

Manufacturing Processes Technology (20)         

10

 

4.2.2     Semester 2

 

                  COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MAB206

Statistics

10

   MMB301

Software Engineering

10

   MMB403

Design of Machine Elements

10

   MMC203

Manufacturing Planning and Control                      

10

   MMB501

Integrating Studies (20)

10

   MMB600

Manufacturing Processes Technology (20)        

10

 

 

                             

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year

 

                       COMPULSORY MODULE

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MMI001

Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS)

120

   MMI002

Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)

120

 

(In order to be considered for the award of DIS or DPS students will need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks in an approved placement and meet the specified report submission for the award, for further details contact the industrial training coordinator for the School or visit https://engskills.lboro.ac.uk/mm/mmstudent.html  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme)

   MMI003

Diploma in International Studies (DIntS)

120

 

                               (In order to be considered for the award of DIntS students will need to complete 45 weeks approved overseas placement.  This may be industrial or academic study or a combination of the two.  At the end of the placement students are required to submit a report and dissertation, further details are available via the School’s Exchange Coordinator)

 

 

 

4.4    Part C - Degree Modules

 4.4.1     Semester 1

 

                   (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight (30)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC500

Individual Project (40)

10

   MMC201

Organisation Structure & Strategy

10

   MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10

 

 

                       (ii)   OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30)

 Optional subjects with a modular weight of 30 must be selected, with no more than 2 from any one group.

 

Group A Modules

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MPC013

Polymers and Applications

10

   MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10

   MMC600 Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Technology 10

  

 Group B Modules

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MMD207

Project Management

10

   MMC400

Design for Assembly

10

   MMC901

Digital Image Processing

10

   MMC108

Manufacturing Automation and Control

10

                              

4.4.2    Study Overseas

Students may choose to study Part C – Semester 1 at an approved Overseas Higher Education Institution.  The mix of subjects of the learning programme must be approved in advance by the Programme Director.  The proposed programme of learning will normally include work on an Individual Project with a modular weight of 10.

 

4.4.3     Semester 2

                    (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC500

Individual Project (40)

30

   MMD203

Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management

10

                

                (ii)   OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20)

                 Optional subjects with a modular weight of 20 must be selected from the following, no more than 10 weight from any one Group.

 Group A Modules

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC204

Management of the Human Resource

10

   MMC206

Product Innovation Management

10

   MMC603

Metrology

10

                   

 Group B Modules

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

   MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

   MPC012

Polymer Engineering : Processing and Manufacture

10

   MMC300 Product Information Systems - Computer Aided Design 10


In exceptional circumstances, a student may substitute another degree level module (weight 10) from the University’s catalogue for one of the optional modules listed, subject to the prior approval of the Programme Director.  The student is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of any such selection can be incorporated into their individual timetable.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B, and from Part B to Part C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

 

5.2 Re-assessment

Re-assessment requirements are in accordance with Regulation XX. Where a candidate has achieved fewer than 60 credits in a part of the programme, reassessment in the relevant part is not available to that candidate in the Special Assessment Period.

 

 

 

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates’ final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and Part C, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The overall average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60, to determine the degree classification.

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