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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Sports Technology

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
Final award BSc / BSC + DIS/ BSc + DPS/ BSc DIntS
Programme title Sports Technology
Programme code MMUB05
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 in Professional Studies, or the Diploma of International Studies.
UCAS code CH67
Admissions criteria

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

Date at which the programme specification was published Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:57:36 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a detailed understanding of human performance, sport related business studies and product design principles.
  • To develop the ability to conduct research and design in sports technology and solve associated problems using both established and contemporary ideas and techniques.
  • 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.
  • To encourage students to manage their own learning, communicate effectively and make use of primary source materials.
  • To foster an appreciation of the essential practical and commercial aspects of engineering.

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

Periodic Programme Review

QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

This programme seeks to combine creative and technical design skills with the core engineering and sports focussed knowledge of manufacturing processes, technologies and human factors.  On completion of the course, students should have acquired a broad base of sports technology knowledge and experience.  They should be self reliant and able to contribute well in team situations.  By using a wide variety of teaching and learning methods, enhanced by exceptionally strong research links within the sporting goods and manufacturing industry, graduates will have gained the ability to apply engineering and scientific principles effectively in a commercial environment.  They will have acquired a sound basis for a career in sports / manufacturing engineering, engineering or sports product design.

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 careers related to the design of sports / engineering equipment
  • the variability in human performance capability and methods of evaluation including fitness and training principles relating to sport and exercise
  • principles governing the mechanics and biomechanics of sports movements
  • principles of industrial design, engineering design and manufacturing design
  • ergonomic and aesthetic considerations and how they impact on sports design
  • management techniques and business practices and the commercial and economic context of an sports / engineering business.
  • the role of instrumentation and measurement techniques within equipment evaluation and experimental protocol design
  • the role of information technology in providing support for product design and manufacturing
  • intellectual property issues and 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 and define a design or sports engineering problem and generate innovative solutions;
  • apply appropriate methods to model such solutions.
  • Utilise the principles of engineering science in the development of solutions to problems;
  • Evaluate commercial risk and market trends within the sports sector;
  • Analyse, objectively evaluate and apply the principles of industrial design, and engineering design;
  • evaluate the fitness and training requirements of participants for a range of sports;
  • Apply biomechanics to the analysis of movement in sport;
  • demonstrate an awareness of form, function, fit, aesthetics, environment and safety;
  • Apply general marketing principles to the sports sector;
  • Select and apply appropriate IT tools to product design and manufacture problems.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • manage the design process taking account of customer constraints such as cost, health and safety, risk and environmental issues; 
  • Research information, generate and evaluate product design ideas;
  • Communicate design ideas through the presentation of concept drawings, computer graphics and conventional sketching;
  • prepare engineering drawings and technical reports;
  • use measurement and test equipment to complete experimental laboratory work and collect biomechanics data;
  • test design concepts via practical investigation;
  • present technical and business information in a variety of ways;
  • use a variety of observation and test methods to appraise human function and movement;
  • use appropriate computer software and laboratory equipment.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • demonstrate organisational and management skills;
  • apply creative, structured and evidence based approaches to problem solving;
  • Communicate effectively through written, graphical, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • work effectively both in a team and independently;
  • organise and manage time and resources to meet deadlines.
  • generate and manipulate data.

4. Programme structure

4.1    Part A - Introductory Modules

 4.1.1     Semester 1

                       COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MAA307

Engineering Mathematics

(20)

10

   MMA502

Applied Sports Technology 1

(20)

10

   MMA401

Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation

(20)

10

   MMA602

Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing Processes

 

10

   MMA400

Manufacturing Design 1

 

10

   PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

 

10

 

 4.1.2     Semester 2

                       COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MAA307

Engineering Mathematics

(20)

10

   MMA502

Applied Sports Technology 1

(20)

10

   MMA401

Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation

(20)

10

   MMA701

Mechanical Design in Sport

 

10

   MMA700

Measurement Principles

 

10

   MMA900

Electronics & 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

   MMB503

Application of Product Design for Sports        

(20)

10

   MMB502

Applied Sports Technology 2

(20)

10

   BSB520

Principles of Marketing for Sport & Leisure

 

10

   MMB700

Sports Goods Design, Manufacture and Test     

 

10

   MMB701

Measurement and Experimental Design        

 

10

   MMB302

Engineering Computation for Sports Technology

(20)

10

 

 4.2.2     Semester 2

                      COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MMB503

Application of Product Design for Sports        

(20)

10

   MMB502

Applied Sports Technology 2

(20)

10

   MAB206

Statistics

 

10

   PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

 

10

   PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics 

 

10

   MMB302

Engineering Computation for Sports 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 if 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 40)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MMC500

Individual Project

(40)

20

   MMC701

Sports Surfaces, Footwear and Garments

 

10

   MMC205

International Project Management

 

10

                         

 (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20) - One Optional 10 credit from EACH Group;

 

Group A

Code

Title

Modular   Weight

MPC013

Polymers and Applications

10

MMC600

Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology 1

10

MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10

Group B

Code

Title

Modular   Weight

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10

MMC201

Organisation Structure and Strategy

10

MMC400

Design for Assembly

10

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

EULXXX

Language

10

   

Note the following Applied Sports Science module may be selected. If this module is selected in Semester 1, the module must be continued in Semester 2.

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   PSC100

Science and Elite Performance in Sport

(20)

10

 

 4.4.2    Semester 2

                      (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MMC500

Individual Project

(40)

20

   MMC702

Sports Equipment Industry

 

10

  

                    (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Group A

Code

Title

Modular  

Weight

MMC206

Product   Innovation Management

10

MMC401

Product   Design

10

MMC204

Management   of the Human Resource

10

EULXXX

Language

10

 

Group B

Code

Title

Modular  

Weight

MMC610

Healthcare   Engineering

10

MPC012

Polymer   Processing Technology

10

MMC300

Product   Information Systems – Computer Aided Design

10

PSC029

Mechanics   of Sports Techniques

10

 

As selected in semester 1 

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   PSC100

Science and Elite Performance in Sport

(20)

10

In exceptional circumstances, a student may substitute another degree level module (weight 10) from the University’s catalogue, for one of those 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 Progressionand Degree Award

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 Part 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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