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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

EL BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Measurement and Control
  • Energy Institute

All module combinations satisfy the requirements for accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control, however the Energy Institute requires the following specific programme content: 

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

ELB012

Renewable Energy Systems Analysis

15

ELC003

Renewable Energy Source

15

ELC022

Power Electronic for Renewables

15

Note that such accreditation provides a partial fulfilment of the educational requirements for CEng.

Final award BEng/ BEng+DIS
Programme title Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Programme code ELUB10
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 semesters or 8 semesters if taken with the Diploma in Industrial Studies. The programme is only available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code H600, H604
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/electronic-electrical-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering aims to:

  • provide a programme of study producing graduates that are attractive to the electronic and electrical engineering industry;
  • ensure a high quality educational experience in which knowledge and skills are developed, to an appropriate level, as preparation for a career in that industry;
  • provide a broad, well-balanced degree programme in which analytical skills are developed over the full range of core subject areas. Equipping graduates from the programme for employment across all fields appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering;
  • support students ability to apply their knowledge and skills effectively to solve engineering problems;
  • develop analytical and transferable skills to enable students to gain employment in a wide variety of professions, thus helping graduates of the programme to make a valuable contribution to society;
  • maintain an up-to-date curriculum that is responsive to developments both in higher education and in industry, and in a manner which is informed by the School’s research activities;
  • develop students skills in teamwork, self–learning, planning and communication.

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

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2014.

Guidance Note on Academic Accreditation, Engineering Council UK, 2014.

IET Learning Outcomes Handbook for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education.  The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

The report of the EAB Accreditation Panel, 2015 (the panel included representatives of the IET, InstMC, RAeS, EI and IMechE).

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • essential mathematical methods appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering;
  • essential principles of engineering and/or systems science appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering;
  • the role of Information Technology and communications;
  • essential design principles appropriate to relevant components, equipment and associated software;
  • relevant common engineering materials and components;
  • management and business practices appropriate to engineering industries;
  • relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks;
  • basic operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to electronic and electrical engineering;
  • the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • an understanding of standard mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing a range of practical and hypothetical engineering problems, and the essential principles of modelling and analysing routine engineering systems, processes, components and products;
  • a competence in defining and solving practical engineering problems;
  • the ability to integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a range of sources in to project work;
  • the ability to apply systems processes in a range of different engineering contexts.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • use conventional laboratory equipment and relevant test and measurement equipment in a safe manner;
  • use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate) in familiar situations;
  • design, and where appropriate construct, systems, components or processes
  • search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • manage a project and produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • demonstrate skills in problem solving, communication, group working, use of general software and information retrieval, which act as a foundation for life-long learning;
  • use an engineering and/or systems approach to the solution of problems;
  • use appropriate management tools including management of time and resources;
  • select and analyse appropriate evidence/data to solve engineering problems;
  • work independently or in a team.

4. Programme structure

These Programme Specifications apply to the conduct of the programme in the 2017-18 session and should not be construed as being relevant to any other session.  These Programme Specifications may be subject to change from time to time.  Notice of change will be given by the School responsible for the programme.

In the following tables, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module. The optional modules ‘oA’ and ‘oB’ should be considered along with the text following the table in which they appear.  

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

 

ELA005

 

Electromagnetism A

 

10

 

2

 

c

 

ELA004

 

Signals and Systems

 

10

 

1+2

 

c

 

ELA007

 

Introduction to Systems Engineering  for Projects

 

20

 

1+2

 

c

 

MAA303

 

Mathematics A

 

20

 

1+2

 

c

 

ELA001

 

Circuits

 

20

 

1+2

 

c

 

ELA003

 

Electronics A

 

20

 

1+2

 

c

 

ELA010

 

Programming and Software Design

 

20

 

1+2

 

c

The 20 credit module ELA001 Circuits is taught over both semesters, 2/3 of the module is taught in Semester 1 and 1/3 in Semester 2. 

 

4.2      Part B  - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

c

ELB003

Electromechanical Systems

15

1+2

c

ELB004

Control System Design

15

1+2

c

ELB010

Electronics B

20

1+2

c

ELB013

Engineering Project Management

20

1+2

c

MAB303

Mathematics B

20

1+2

c

ELB012

Renewable Energy Systems Analysis

15

1+2

o

ELB014

Software Engineering

15

1+2

o

ELB019

Computer Architecture

15

1+2

o

MMB140

Mechanics

15

1+2

o

Students should take one of the optional (o) modules indicated.

  

4.3      Part C - Degree Modules 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELC008

Business Management

15

1+2

c

ELC025

Project

30

1+2

c

ELB014

Software Engineering

15

1+2

oA

ELB019

Computer Architecture

15

1+2

oA

MMB140

Mechanics  

15

1+2

oA

ELC002

Principles of Digital Communications

15

1+2

oB

ELC003

Renewable Energy Sources

15

1+2

oB

ELC004

Computer Networks

15

1+2

oB

ELC006

Fast Transient Sensors

15

1+2

oB

ELC007

Electromagnetism C

15

1+2

oB

ELC013

Electromagnetic Compatibility

15

1+2

oB

ELC014

Biophotonics Engineering

15

1+2

oB

ELC018

Real-Time Software Engineering

15

1+2

oB

ELC022

Power Electronics for Renewables

15

1+2

oB

ELC030

Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications

15

1+2

oB

ELC039

Microwave Communication Systems

15

1+2

oB

ELC041

Digital and State Space Control

15

1+2

oB

ELC054

Electronic System Design with FPGAs

15

1+2

oB

ELC055

Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation

15

1+2

oB

ELC056

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1+2

oB

DSC502

Human Factors in Systems Design

15

1+2

oB

MPC022

Materials Properties and Applications

15

1+2

oB

Option modules with a total weight of 75 credits should be chosen.

Options listed as oA will normally continue to be delivered throughout the   Semester 1 examination period. The options listed as oB will normally be suspended during the Semester 1 examination period. No more than two oA modules should be chosen and only where they were not taken at Part B.

All module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. Any difficulties arising from optional module choice will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance.

Modules which are indicated as being taught in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 have elements of assessment in each semester however examinations for these modules  normally occur during the Semester 2 examination period. Modules indicated as being taught in a single semester are assessed entirely within that semester.

 

4.4  Part I - Industrial training

Following successful completion of Part B, candidates registered for the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) will receive the award if ELI001 is passed with a mark of at least 40%.

Participation in industrial training is subject to School approval, and all arrangements  must be in accordance with University Regulation XI.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for programme progression

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to Part I or Part C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also the following.

To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits from Part A together with a mark of at least 30% in all remaining modules.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I (a period of professional training required for the DIS award), candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits from Part B together with a mark of at least 30% in all remaining modules.

5.2  Criteria for progression to an MEng programme

5.2.1 Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 120 credits, and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part A would normally be allowed to transfer to Part B of any MEng Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programme administered by the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering should they so wish.

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 120 credits, and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part B would normally be allowed to transfer to the MEng Part C or Part I of their current programme of study should they so wish.  Such transfers are subject to the prerequisite requirements of the MEng programme.

5.2.2 For candidates who commence study on the programme before October, 2016:

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 100 credits, no module mark less than 30% and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part A would normally be allowed to transfer to Part B of any MEng Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programme administered by the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering should they so wish.

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 100 credits, no module mark less than 30% and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part B would normally be allowed to transfer to the MEng Part C or Part I of their current programme of study should they so wish.  

Such transfers are subject to the prerequisite requirements of the MEng programme.

5.3 Degree Award

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering candidates must acheive at least 40% in the project module ELC025. Where applicable, the Advanced Project ELD030 is an acceptable alternative to ELC025.

5.4 Special Assessment Period

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment to undergo re-assessment in the University’s Special Assessment Period (unless modules unavailable for re-assessment in the Special Assessment Period are involved).

The following should be noted.

(i) Where a candidate has accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any part of the programme, re-assessment in that Part is not permitted within the Special Assessment Period.

(ii) In accordance with Regulation XX, paragraph 40, individual project work for ELC025 obtaining a module mark between 30% and 39% inclusive may be revised and resubmitted for re-assessment. At the discretion of the Programme Board such re-assessment may be allowed in the Special Assessment Period.

(iii) Coursework re-assessment for exercises undertaken in groups and/or involving constructional, experimental or laboratory work may not be available during the Special Assessment Period.

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

A candidate's final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments at Parts B and C in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20: Part C 80 to determine the final Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

EL MEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology
Institute of Measurement and Control
Energy Institute

See also further details in 'Programme Structure' below.

 

Final award MEng/ MEng+DIS / MEng+DIntS
Programme title Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Programme code ELUM10
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters or 10 semesters if taken with either the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). The programme is only available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code H601, H605
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/electronic-electrical-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To meet the aims of the BEng programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and to further enhance a student’s learning experience by providing a high quality educational experience, for well motivated high achievers, that:

  • increases the depth and breadth of technical study to the level expected of Masters level graduates;
  • develops knowledge and skills, to a depth and breadth expected of Masters level graduates, as a preparation for a career in the electronic and electrical engineering industry;
  • develops an enhanced capacity for independent learning, planning and self–reliance;
  • enhances teamwork and leadership skills, equipping graduates of the programme to play leading roles in industry and potentially take responsibility for future innovation and change.

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

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2014.

Guidance Note on Academic Accreditation, Engineering Council UK, 2014.

IET Learning Outcomes Handbook for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

The report of the EAB Accreditation Panel, September 2015  (the panel included representatives of the IET, InstMC, RAeS, EI and IMechE).

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • mathematical methods appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines, including their limitations and range of applicability
  • principles of engineering and/or systems science appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines, including their range of applicability;
  • principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • design principles and techniques appropriate to relevant components, equipment and associated software;
  • characteristics of relevant engineering materials and components;
  • management and business practices appropriate to engineering industries, their application and limitations;
  • codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers;
  • team roles, team-working skills and leadership skills;
  • relevant research methods.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • an understanding of standard mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing a range of practical and hypothetical engineering problems, and the essential principles of modelling and analysing routine engineering systems, processes, components and products;
  • an ability to develop innovative solutions to practical engineering problems;
  • a competence in defining and solving practical engineering problems;
  • the ability to apply systems processes in a range of different engineering contexts.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • use appropriate or novel mathematical methods for modelling and analysing pertinent engineering problems;
  • select and use relevant test and measurement equipment;
  • plan and execute safely novel or unfamiliar experimental laboratory work;
  • select and use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate);
  • design, and where appropriate construct, new systems, components or processes;
  • undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results;
  • search for, retrieve and evaluate information, ideas and data from a variety of sources;
  • manage a project and produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings at an appropriate level.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms;
  • use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems;
  • work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems;
  • use an engineering and/or systems approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations;
  • be creative and innovative in problem solving;
  • work effectively as part of a team and show potential for leadership;
  • use a wide range of information and communications technology;
  • manage time and resources;
  • use appropriate management tools;
  • communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level;
  • learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

4. Programme structure

These Programme Specifications apply to the conduct of the programme in the 2017-18 session and should not be construed as being relevant to any other session.  These Programme Specifications may be subject to change from time to time.  Notice of change will be given by the School responsible for the programme.

In the following tables, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module. The optional modules ‘oA’, ‘oB’ ‘oC’ and 'oD' should be considered along with the text following the table they appear in.  

Modules indicated as being taught in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 have elements of assessment in each semester however examinations for these modules normally occur during the Semester 2 examination period. Modules indicated as being taught in a single semester are assessed entirely within that semester. 

 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELA005

Electromagnetism A

10

2

c

ELA004

Signals and Systems

10

1+2

c

ELA007

Introduction to Systems Engineering  for Projects

20

1+2

c

MAA303

Mathematics A

20

1+2

c

ELA001

Circuits

20

1+2

c

ELA003

Electronics A

20

1+2

c

ELA010

Programming and Software Design

20

1+2

c

The 20 credit module ELA001 Circuits is taught over both semesters, 2/3 of the module is taught in Semester 1 and 1/3 in Semester 2.

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

c

ELB003

Electromechanical Systems

15

1+2

c

ELB004

Control System Design

15

1+2

c

ELB010

Electronics B

20

1+2

c

ELB013

Engineering Project Management

20

1+2

c

MAB303

Mathematics B

20

1+2

c

ELB012

Renewable Energy Systems Analysis

15

1+2

o

ELB014

Software Engineering

15

1+2

o

ELB019

Computer Architecture

15

1+2

o

MMB140

Mechanics

15

1+2

o

Students should take one of the optional (o) modules indicated. 

 

4.3       Part C - Degree Modules

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELC008

Business Management

15

1+2

c

ELD002

Group Project

30

1+2

c

ELB014

Software Engineering

15

1+2

oA

ELB019

Computer Architecture

15

1+2

oA

MMB140

Mechanics

15

1+2

oA

ELC002

Principles of Digital Communications

15

1+2

oB

ELC003

Renewable Energy Sources

15

1+2

oB

ELC004

Computer Networks

15

1+2

oB

ELC006

Fast Transient Sensors

15

1+2

oB

ELC007

Electromagnetism C

15

1+2

oB

ELC012

Systems Engineering Applications Theory

15

1+2

oB

ELC013

Electromagnetic Compatibility

15

1+2

oB

ELC014

Biophotonics Engineering

15

1+2

oB

ELC018

Real-Time Software Engineering

15

1+2

oB

ELC022

Power Electronics for Renewables

15

1+2

oB

ELC030

Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications

15

1+2

oB

ELC039

Microwave Communication Systems

15

1+2

oB

ELC041

Digital and State Space Control

15

1+2

oB

ELC054

Electronic System Design with FPGAs

15

1+2

oB

ELC055

Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation

15

1+2

oB

ELC056

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1+2

oB

DSC502

Human Factors in Systems Design

15

1+2

oB

MPC022

Materials Properties and Applications

15

1+2

oB

ELC027

or

ELC028

or

ELC029

Independent Study 1

or

Independent Study 2

or

Independent Study 3

10

 

10

 

10

1+2

 

1

 

2

oC

 

oC

 

oC

XXXXXX

Options from the University Catalogue

30

1+2

oD

Options listed as oA will normally continue to be delivered throughout the Semester 1 examination period, while options listed as oB will normally be suspended during the Semester 1 examination period. No more than two oA modules should be chosen and only where they were not taken at Part B.  

The option oD allows a free choice of modules worth 30 credits from the University Catalogue. This choice should be restricted to modules from Part B, C or D level, subject to the overall requirement for the Part that at least 90 credits should be from Part C level or above. Choosing modules from Part D may result in examinations at the end of Semester 1. This free choice includes language modules from the University-wide Language Programme.  The total of 120 credits should be arranged as near to 60 credits per semester as possible.  When making such free choices, students are responsible for ensuring that all module choices can be incorporated into their individual timetables.  

All optional module arrangements are subject to Programme Director’s approval. 

Module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. Any difficulties arising from optional module choice, including timetabling, will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance. 

 

4.4       Part D - Degree Modules

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELD030

Advanced Project

50

1+2

c

ELD034

Applying Management Theory

10

1+2

c

ELD506

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1

oA

ELD509

Communication Networks

15

1

oA

ELD510

Personal Radio Communications

15

1

oA

ELD511

Information Theory and Coding

15

1

oA

ELD515

Communication Channels

15

1

oA

ELD521

Advanced FPGA Design

 15 

1

 oA 

ELD527

Systems Modelling for Control Engineering

15

1

oA

ELD531

Sustainability and Energy Systems

15

1

oA

ELD533

Solar Power

15

1

oA

ELD534

Wind Power 1

15

1

oA

ELD535

Water Power

15

1

oA

ELD536

Biomass 1

15

1

oA

ELD568

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

1

oA

ELD005

Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Engineering

 15 

 2 

 oA 

ELD062

Understanding Complexity

15

2

oA

ELD508

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

2

oA

ELD516

Communications Network Security

15

2

oA

ELD517

Mobile Network Technologies

15

2

oA

ELD523

Antennas 

15

2

oA

ELD525

Engineering Applications

15

2

oA

ELD526

Radio Frequency and Microwave Integrated Circuit Design

15

2

oA

ELD532

Integration of Renewables

15

2

oA

ELD538

Energy Storage

10

2

oA

ELD539

Solar Thermal Systems

10

2

oA

ELD540

Advanced Photovoltaics

10

2

oA

ELD541

Wind Power 2

10

2

oA

ELD032

Microwave Circuits Laboratory

15

1+2

oB

XXXXXX

Options from the University Catalogue

30

1+2

oC

The optional modules listed oA are block taught in one week or two week long blocks, while those listed oB run over both semesters.

The option oC allows a free choice of modules worth 30 credits from the University Catalogue. This choice should be restricted to modules from Part C or D level, subject to the overall requirement for the Part that at least 90 credits should be from Part D level or above. This free choice includes language modules from the University-wide Language Programme.  The total of 120 credits should be arranged as near to 60 credits per semester as possible.  When making such free choices, students are responsible for ensuring that all module choices can be incorporated into their individual timetables.

All optional module arrangements are subject to Programme Director’s approval.

Module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. Note that ELD modules are generally taught in one/two week blocks while ELC and modules from other Departments may be taught over one or both semesters and this may lead to timetable clashes. Any difficulties arising from optional module choice, including such timetabling issues, will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance.

 

4.5  Part I - Industrial or International training

Candidates registered for the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), will receive the award if ELI001 is passed with a mark of at least 40%.

Candidates registered for the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) shall undertake an international placement at a host university under the UNITECH Scheme and is subject to a selection process. The award involves both an internship at a UNITECH Corporate partner and a programme of approved learning at a partner university.

The DIS or the DIntS may be taken after successful completion of Part B and before Part C, or they may be taken after successful completion of Part C and before Part D.  University Regulations do not allow for the award of both DIS and DIntS.

Participation in industrial and international training is subject to School approval, and all arrangements must be in accordance with University Regulation XI. 

 

4.6 Accreditation 

All module combinations fulfill the educational requirements for accreditation at CEng by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control. For accreditation by the Energy Institute the programme must include at least 45 credits from the following:

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

ELB012

Renewable Energy Systems Analysis

15

ELC003

Renewable Energy Sources

15

ELC022

Power Electronics for Renewables

15

ELD532

Integration of Renewables

15

ELD533

Solar Power

15

ELD534

Wind Power 1

15

ELD535

Water Power

15

ELD536

Biomass 1

15

ELD538

Energy Storage

10

ELD539

Solar Thermal Systems

10

ELD540

Advanced Photovoltics

10

ELD541

Wind Power 2

10

ELD531

Sustainability and Energy Systems

15

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Programme Progression

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C or I, from C to D or I and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also the following.

5.1.1 To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part A, and obtain an average mark in Part A of at least 55%.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part B and obtain an average mark in Part B of at least 55%.

To progress from Part C to either Part D or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part C and obtain an average mark in Part C of at least 55%.

5.1.2 For candidates who commence study on the programme before October, 2016:

To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part A, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part A of at least 55%.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part B, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part B of at least 55%.

To progress from Part C to either Part D or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part C, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part C of at least 55%.

5.2 Degree award

To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Engineering, candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part D, with no module marks less than 30%. In addition, candidates should normally obtain a mark of at least 50% in all modules with codes of the form ELD5xx taken in Part D

5.3 Special assessment period

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in Parts A, Part B or Part C of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s Special Assessment Period (unless modules unavailable for re-assessment in the Special Assessment period are involved).

It should be noted however that:

(i) Where a candidate has accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme, re-assessment in that Part is not permitted within the Special Assessment Period.

(ii) In accordance with Regulation XX, paragraph 40, individual project work for ELD030 obtaining a module mark between 30% and 39% inclusive may be revised and resubmitted for re-assessment. At the discretion of the Programme Board, such re-assessment may be allowed in the Special Assessment Period.

(iii) Coursework re-assessment for exercises undertaken in groups and/or involving constructional, experimental or laboratory work may not be available during the Special Assessment Period.

(iv) Candidates may elect to enter any of the three Electronic,Electrical and Systems Engineering BEng programmes administered by the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering if the requirements for progression for that programme have been achieved. Failure at MEng re-assessment will not affect subsequent entry to the BEng programme.

(v)    Any candidate who, after re-assessment, fails to satisfy the requirements for the award of Master of Engineering may elect to enter Part C of the BEng degree programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and on successful completion of the requirements of that programme qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering. Such a BEng award would be based on the candidate’s previous performance in Parts B and C of the MEng programme. The award will be calculated by combining average marks for those Parts in the ratio Part B:20 and Part C:80. Credit in the Advanced Project module ELD030 will be transferred where applicable.

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

A candidate's final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments at Parts B, C and D in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 15: Part C 42.5: Part D 42.5, to determine the final Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

EL BEng (Hons) Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

 

All module combinations satisfy the requirements for accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. For accreditation by the Institute of Measurement and Control the programme must include at least 15 credits from:

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

ELC041

Digital and State Space Control

15

ELC055

Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation

15

Note that such accreditation provides a partial fulfilment of the educational requirements for CEng.

Final award BEng / BEng + DIS
Programme title Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering
Programme code ELUB30
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if taken with the Diploma in Industrial Studies. The programme is only available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code H611, H614
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/electronic-computer-systems-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The BEng in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering aims to:

  • provide a programme of study producing graduates that are attractive to the electronic and computer systems engineering industry;
  • ensure a high quality educational experience in which knowledge and skills are developed, to an appropriate level, as a preparation for a career in that industry;
  • provide a broad, well-balanced degree programme in which analytical skills are developed over the full range of core subject areas. Equipping graduates of the programme for employment across all fields appropriate to electronic and computer systems engineering;
  • support each student’s ability to apply their knowledge and skills effectively to solve engineering problems;
  • develop analytical and transferable skills to enable students to gain employment in a wide variety of professions, thus helping graduates of the programme to make a valuable contribution to society;
  • maintain up-to-date curriculum that is responsive to developments in both higher education and industry, and which is informed by the School’s research activities;
  • develop each student’s skills in teamwork, self–learning, planning and communication.

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

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2014.

Guidance Note on Academic Accreditation, Engineering Council UK, July 2014.

IET Learning Outcomes Handbook for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

The report of the EAB Accreditation Panel, 2015 (the panel included representatives of the IET, InstMC, RAeS, EIand IMechE).

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • essential mathematical methods appropriate to the electronic and computer systems engineering industry;
  • essential principles of engineering appropriate to electronic and computer systems engineering;
  • the role of Information Technology and communications;
  • essential design principles appropriate to relevant components, equipment and associated software;
  • relevant common engineering components;
  • management and business practices appropriate to engineering industries;
  • relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks;
  • basic operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to electronic and electrical engineering;
  • the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • an understanding of standard mathematical and computer based methods for modelling and analysing a range of practical and hypothetical engineering problems, and the essential principles of modelling and analysing routine engineering systems, processes, components and products;
  • a competence in defining and solving practical engineering problems;
  • the ability to integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a range of sources  into project work;
  • the ability to apply engineering processes in a range of practical contexts.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • use conventional laboratory equipment and relevant test and measurement equipment in a safe manner;
  • use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate) in familiar situations;
  • design, and where appropriate construct, systems, components or processes;
  • search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources;
  • manage a project and produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • demonstrate skills in problem solving, communication, group working, use of general software and information retrieval, which act as a foundation for life-long learning;
  • use an engineering and/or systems approach to the solution of problems;
  • use appropriate management tools including management of time and resources;
  • select and analyse appropriate evidence/data to solve engineering problems;
  • work independently or in a team.

4. Programme structure

These Programme Specifications apply to the conduct of the programme in the 2017-18 session and should not be construed as being relevant to any other session.  These Programme Specifications may be subject to change from time to time.  Notice of change will be given by the School responsible for the programme. 

In the following tables, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module. The optional modules ‘oA’ and ‘oB’ should be considered along with the text following the table in which they appear. 

Modules which are indicated as being taught in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 have elements of assessment in each semester however examinations for these modules normally occur during the Semester 2 examination period. Modules indicated as being taught in a single semester are assessed entirely within that semester.

 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELA005

Electromagnetism A

10

2

c

ELA004

Signals and Systems

10

1+2

c

ELA007

Introduction to Systems Engineering  for Projects

20

1+2

c

MAA303

Mathematics A

20

1+2

c

ELA001

Circuits

20

1+2

c

ELA003

Electronics A

20

1+2

c

ELA010

Programming and Software Design

20

1+2

c

The 20 credit module ELA001 Circuits is taught over both semesters, 2/3 of the module is taught in Semester 1 and 1/3 in Semester 2.

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELB014

Software Engineering

15

1+2

c

ELB019

Computer Architecture

15

1+2

c

ELB020

Introduction to FPGA Design

15 

1+2

 c 

ELB010

Electronics B

20

1+2

c

MAB303

Mathematics B

20

1+2

c

ELB006

Systems Integration

20

1+2

oA

ELB013

Engineering Project Management

20

1+2

oA

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

oB

ELB004

Control System Design

15

1+2

oB

 Students should take one of the optional modules marked oA and one marked oB.

 

4.3       Part C  - Degree Modules

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

 

ELC008

Business Management

15

1+2

c

ELC018

Real-Time Software Engineering

15

1+2

c

ELC054 

Electronic System Design with FPGAs 

15

 1+2 

 c 

ELC055 

Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation 

15

 1+2 

c

ELC025

Project

30

1+2

c

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

oA

ELB004

Control System Design

15

1+2

oA

ELC002

Principles of Digital Communications

15

1+2

oB

ELC004 

Computer Networks

 15 

 1+2 

oB

ELC013

Electromagnetic Compatibility

15

1+2

oB

ELC014

Biophotonics Engineering

15

1+2

oB

ELC030

Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications

15

1+2

oB

ELC039

Microwave Communication Systems

15

1+2

oB

ELC041

Digital and State Space Control

15

1+2

oB

ELC056

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1+2

oB

DSC502

Human Factors in Systems Design

15

1+2

oB

MPC022

Materials Properties and Applications

15

1+2

oB

Option modules with a total weight of 30 credits should be chosen.

Options listed as oA will normally continue to be delivered throughout the Semester 1 examination period.  The options listed as oB will normally be suspended during the Semester 1 examination period. Modules marked oA may only be chosen if they were not taken at Part B.

All module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. Any difficulties arising from optional module choice will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance.

4.4  Part I - Industrial training

Following successful completion of Part B, candidates registered for the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) will receive the award if ELI001 is passed with a mark of at least 40%.

Participation in industrial training is subject to School approval, and all arrangements  must be in accordance with University Regulation XI.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for programme progression 

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to Part I or Part C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also the following.

To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits from Part A together with a mark of at least 30% in all remaining modules.  

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I (a period of professional training required for the DIS award), candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits from Part B together with a mark of at least 30% in all remaining modules.

5.2 Criteria for progression to an MEng programme

5.2.1 Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 120 credits, and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part A would normally be allowed to transfer to Part B of any MEng Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programme administered by the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering should they so wish.

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 120 credits, and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part B would normally be allowed to transfer to the MEng Part C or Part I of their current programme of study should they so wish.  Such transfers are subject to the prerequisite requirements of the MEng programme.

5.2.2 For candidates who commence study on the programme before October, 2016:

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 100 credits, no module mark less than 30% and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part A would normally be allowed to transfer to Part B of any MEng Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programme administered by the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering should they so wish.

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 100 credits, no module mark less than 30% and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part B would normally be allowed to transfer to the MEng Part C or Part I of their current programme of study should they so wish.  

Such transfers are subject to the prerequisite requirements of the MEng programme. 

5.3 Degree award

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering candidates must acheive at least 40% in the project module ELC025. Where applicable, the Advanced Project ELD030 is an acceptable alternative to ELC025.

5.4 Special assessment period

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment to undergo re-assessment in the University’s Special Assessment Period (unless modules unavailable for re-assessment in the Special Assessment period are involved).

The following should be noted.

(i) Where a candidate has accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any part of the programme, re-assessment in that Part is not permitted within the Special Assessment Period.

(ii) In accordance with Regulation XX, paragraph 40, individual project work for ELC025 obtaining a module mark between 30% and 39% inclusive may be revised and resubmitted for re-assessment. At the discretion of the Programme Board such re-assessment may be allowed in the Special Assessment Period.

(iii) Coursework re-assessment for exercises undertaken in groups and/or involving constructional, experimental or laboratory work may not be available during the Special Assessment Period. 

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

A candidate's final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments at Parts B and C in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20: Part C 80 to determine the final Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

EL MEng (Hons) Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

All module combinations fulfil the educational requirements for accreditation at CEng by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology.  For accreditation by the Institute of Measurement and Control the programme must include at least 15 credits from the following: 

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

ELD506

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

ELD062

Understanding Complexity

15

ELD568

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

Final award MEng/ MEng + DIS/ MEng + DIntS
Programme title Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering
Programme code ELUM30
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters or 10 semesters if taken with either the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). The programme is only available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code H612, H613
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/electronic-computer-systems-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To meet the aims of the BEng programme in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering and to further enhance a student’s learning experience by providing a high quality educational experience, for well motivated high achievers, that:

  • increases the depth and breadth of technical study to the level expected of Masters level graduates;
  • develops knowledge and skills, to a depth and breadth expected of Masters level graduates, as a preparation for a career in the electronic and electrical engineering industry;
  • develops an enhanced capacity for independent learning, planning and self–reliance;
  • enhances teamwork and leadership skills, equipping graduates of the programme to play leading roles in industry and potentially take responsibility for future innovation and change

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

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2014.

Guidance Note on Academic Accreditation, Engineering Council UK, 2014.

IET Learning Outcomes Handbook for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

The report of the EAB Accreditation Panel, 2015 (the panel included representatives of the IET, InstMC, RAeS, EI and IMechE).

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • mathematical methods appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines, including their limitations and range of applicability
  • principles of engineering appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines, including their range of applicability;
  • principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • design principles and techniques appropriate to relevant components, equipment and associated software;
  • characteristics of relevant engineering components;
  • management and business practices appropriate to engineering industries, their application and limitations;
  • codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers;
  • team roles, team-working skills and leadership skills;
  • relevant research methods.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • an understanding of standard mathematical and computer based methods for modelling and analysing a range of practical and hypothetical engineering problems, and the essential principles of modelling and analysing routine engineering systems, processes, components and products;
  • an ability to develop innovative solutions to practical engineering problems;
  • a competence in defining and solving practical engineering problems;
  • the ability to apply engineering processes in a range practical contexts.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • use appropriate or novel mathematical methods for modelling and analysing pertinent engineering problems;
  • select and use relevant test and measurement equipment;
  • plan and execute safely novel or unfamiliar experimental laboratory work;
  • select and use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate);
  • design, and where appropriate construct, new systems, components or processes;
  • undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results;
  • search for, retrieve and evaluate information, ideas and data from a variety of sources;
  • manage a project and produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings at an appropriate level.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms;
  • use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems;
  • work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems;
  • use an engineering and/or systems approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations;
  • be creative and innovative in problem solving;
  • work effectively as part of a team and show potential for leadership;
  • use a wide range of information and communications technology;
  • manage time and resources;
  • use appropriate management tools;
  • communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level;
  • learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

4. Programme structure

These Programme Specifications apply to the conduct of the programme in the 2017-18 session and should not be construed as being relevant to any other session.  These Programme Specifications may be subject to change from time to time.  Notice of change will be given by the School responsible for the programme.

In the following tables, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module. The optional modules ‘oA’, ‘oB’, ‘oC’ and ‘oD’ should be considered along with the text following the table in which they appear.

Modules indicated as being taught in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 have elements of assessment in each semester however examinations for these modules normally occur during the Semester 2 examination period. Modules indicated as being taught in a single semester are assessed entirely within that semester.

 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELA005

Electromagnetism A

10

2

c

ELA004

Signals and Systems

10

1+2

c

ELA007

Introduction to Systems Engineering  for Projects

20

1+2

c

MAA303

Mathematics A

20

1+2

c

ELA001

Circuits

20

1+2

c

ELA003

Electronics A

20

1+2

c

ELA010

Programming and Software Design

20

1+2

c

The 20 credit module ELA001 Circuits is taught over both semesters, 2/3 of the module is taught in Semester 1 and 1/3 in Semester 2. 

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELB014

Software Engineering

15

1+2

c

ELB019

Computer Architecture

15

1+2

c

ELB020 

Introduction to FPGA Design 

15

1+2

 c 

ELB010

Electronics B

20

1+2

c

MAB303

Mathematics B

20

1+2

c

ELB006

Systems Integration

20

1+2

oA

ELB013

Engineering Project Management

20

1+2

oA

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

oB

ELB004

Control System Design

15

1+2

oB

 Students should take one of the optional modules marked oA and one marked oB.

 

4.3       Part C - Degree Modules

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELC008

Business Management

15

1+2

c

ELC018

Real-Time Software Engineering

15

1+2

c

ELC054 

Electronic System Design with FPGAs 

15

 1+2 

c

ELC055 

Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation 

 15 

1+2

c

ELD002

Group Project

30

1+2

c

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

oA

ELB004

Control System Design

15

1+2

oA

ELC002

Principles of Digital Communications

15

1+2

oB

ELC004 

Computer Networks 

15

 1+2 

 oB 

ELC013

Electromagnetic Compatibility

15

1+2

oB

ELC014

Biophotonics Engineering

15

1+2

oB

ELC030

Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications

15

1+2

oB

ELC039

Microwave Communication Systems

15

1+2

oB

ELC041

Digital and State Space Control

15

1+2

oB

ELC056

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1+2

oB

DSC502

Human Factors in Systems Design

15

1+2

oB

MPC022

Materials Properties and Applications

15

1+2

oB

ELC027

or

ELC028

or

ELC029

Independent Study 1

or

Independent Study 2

or

Independent Study 3

10

 

10

 

10

1+2

 

1+2

 

1+2

oC

 

oC

 

oC

XXXXXX

Options from the University Catalogue

30

1+2

oD

Option modules with a total weight of 30 credits should be chosen.

Options listed as oA will normally continue to be delivered throughout the Semester 1 examination period, while options listed as oB will normally be suspended during the Semester 1 examination period. Modules marked oA may only be chosen if they were not taken at Part B.

The option oD allows a free choice of modules worth 30 credits from the University Catalogue. This choice should be restricted to modules from Part B, C or D level, subject to the overall requirement for the Part that at least 90 credits should be from Part C level or above. Choosing modules from Part D may result in examinations at the end of Semester 1. This free choice includes language modules from the University-wide Language Programme.  The total of 120 credits should be arranged as near to 60 credits per semester as possible.  When making such free choices, students are responsible for ensuring that all module choices can be incorporated into their individual timetables.

All optional module arrangements are subject to Programme Director’s approval.

Module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. Any difficulties arising from optional module choice, including timetabling, will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance.

 

4.4       Part D - Degree Modules

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

 

ELD030

Advanced Project

50

1+2

c

ELD034

Applying Management Theory

10

1+2

c

ELD521 

Advanced FPGAs 

15

1

c

ELD522 

Embedded Software Development 

15

2

c

ELD506

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1

oA

ELD509

Communication Networks

15

1

oA

ELD510

Personal Radio Communications

15

1

oA

ELD511

Information Theory and Coding

15

1

oA

ELD515

Communication Channels

15

1

oA

ELD568

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

1

oA

ELD005 

Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Engineering 

 15 

2

oA

ELD062

Understanding Complexity

15

2

oA

ELD508

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

2

oA

ELD516

Communication Network Security

15

2

oA

ELD517

Mobile Network Technologies

15

2

oA

ELD525

Engineering Applications

15

2

oA

ELD032

Microwave Circuits Laboratory

15

1+2

oB

XXXXXX

Options from the University Catalogue

30

1+2

oC

The modules listed oA are block taught in one week or two week long blocks, while those listed oB run over both semesters

The option oC allows a free choice of modules worth 30 credits from the University Catalogue. This choice should be restricted to modules from Part C or D level, subject to the overall requirement for the Part that at least 90 credits should be from Part D level or above. This free choice includes language modules from the University-wide Language Programme.  The total of 120 credits should be arranged as near to 60 credits per semester as possible.  When making such free choices, students are responsible for ensuring that all module choices can be incorporated into their individual timetables.

All optional module arrangements are subject to Programme Director’s approval.

Module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. Note that ELD modules are generally taught in one/two week blocks while ELC and modules from other Departments may be taught over one or both semesters and this may lead to timetable clashes. Any difficulties arising from optional module choice, including such timetabling issues, will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance.

 

4.5  Part I - Industrial or International training

Candidates registered for the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) will receive the award if ELI001 is passed with a mark of at least 40%.

Candidates registered for the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) shall undertake an international placement at a host university under the UNITECH Scheme and is subject to a selection process. The award involves both an internship at a UNITECH Corporate partner and a programme of approved learning at a partner university.

The DIS or the DIntS may be taken after successful completion of Part B and before Part C, or they may be taken after successful completion of Part C and before Part D. University Regulations do not allow for the award of both DIS and DIntS.

Participation in industrial and international training is subject to School approval, and all arrangements must be in accordance with University’s Regulation XI. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for programme progression

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C or I, from C to D or I and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also the following.

5.1.1 To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part A and obtain an average mark in Part A of at least 55%.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part B and obtain an average mark in Part B of at least 55%.

To progress from Part C to either Part D or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part C and obtain an average mark in Part C of at least 55%.

5.1.2 For candidates who commence study on the programme before October, 2016:

To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part A, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part A of at least 55%.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part B, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part B of at least 55%.

To progress from Part C to either Part D or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part C, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part C of at least 55%.

5.2  Degree award

To qualify for the award of the Degree of Master of Engineering, candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part D, with no module mark less than 30%.  In addition, candidates should normally obtain a mark of at least 50% in all modules with codes of the form ELD5xx taken in Part D.

5.3 Special assessment period

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in Parts A, Part B or Part C of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s Special Assessment Period (unless modules unavailable for re-assessment in the Special Assessment period are involved).

It should be noted however that:

(i) Where a candidate has accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme, re-assessment in that Part is not permitted within the Special Assessment Period.

(ii) In accordance with Regulation XX, paragraph 40, individual project work for ELD030 obtaining a module mark between 30% and 39% inclusive may be revised and resubmitted for re-assessment. At the discretion of the Programme Board such re-assessment may be allowed in the Special Assessment Period.

(iii) Coursework re-assessment for exercises undertaken in groups and/or involving constructional, experimental or laboratory work may not be available during the Special Assessment Period.

(iv) Candidates may elect to enter any of the three Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering BEng programmes administered by the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering if the requirements for progression for that programme have been achieved. Failure at MEng re-assessment will not affect subsequent entry to the BEng programme.

(v) Any candidate who, after re-assessment, fails to satisfy the requirements for the award of Master of Engineering may elect to enter Part C of the BEng degree programme in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering and on successful completion of the requirements of that programme qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering. Such a BEng award would be based on the candidate’s previous performance in Parts B and C of the MEng programme. The award will be calculated by combining average marks for those Parts in the ratio Part B:20 and Part C:80. Credit in the Advanced Project module ELD030 will be transferred where applicable.      

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

A candidate's final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments at Parts B, C and D in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 15: Part C 42.5: Part D 42.5, to determine the final Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

EL BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Measurement and Control
  • Royal Aeronautical Society

All module combinations satisfy the requirements for accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society. For accreditation by the Institute of Measurement and Control the programme must include at least 15 credits from the following:

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

ELC041

Digital and State Space Control

15

ELC055

Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation

15

ELC056

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

Note that such accreditation provides a partial fulfillment of the educational requirements for CEng.

Final award BEng / BEng + DIS
Programme title Systems Engineering
Programme code ELUB20
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 semesters or 8 semesters if taken with the Diploma in Industrial Studies. The programme is only available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code H652, H650
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/systems-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The BEng in Systems Engineering aims to:

  • provide a programme of study producing graduate system engineering practitioners that are capable of gaining employment across a range of military and civilian sectors, working in domains as varied as engineering, manufacturing, transport, energy, commerce, financial, health etc where the development and operation of complex systems and systems of systems is a prime requisite;
  • ensure a high quality educational experience in which knowledge and skills are developed, to an appropriate level, as a preparation for a career in those sectors;
  • provide a broad, well-balanced degree programme in which research, analytical and practical skills are developed over the full range of core subject areas thus equipping graduates of the programme for employment as systems engineering practitioners across all fields appropriate to this area of engineering;
  • provide a range of contexts in which the students can, individually and in groups, apply the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques taught to analyse, diagnose and solve system problems and failures across different types of complex systems and system of systems in a range of domains;
  • develop transferable skills such as the ability to create concise technical reports, oral and written presentation skills, team-working, IT skills, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills etc which will enable graduates of the Programme to gain employment in a wide variety of professions, thus enabling them to make a valuable contribution to society;
  • Maintain an up-to-date curriculum that is responsive to developments in the delivery of higher education curricula, continues to meet the needs of industry and commerce and which is informed by the School’s on-going research activities;
  • Create an external interface between the students and their potential employers by the use of external lecturers where appropriate, involvement of industry and commerce in group and individual projects, School forums to channel advice and input on the curriculum content etc.

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

International Council for Systems Engineering (INCOSE): Systems Engineering Vision 2025, July 2014.

The report of the EAB Accredition Panel, 2015 (the panel included representatives of the IET, InstMC, RAeS, EI and IMechE).

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2014.

Guidance Note on Academic Accreditation, Engineering Council UK, 2014.

IET Learning Outcomes Handbook for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education.  The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

INCOSE, 2012, Systems Engineering Handbook: A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities, version 3.2.2. San Diego, C.A. USA: International Council on SYStems Engineering (INCOSE), ICOSE-TP-2003-002-03.2.2.

INCOSE multi-level Professional SEP Certification Program (http://www.incose.org/educationcareers/certification/).

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • the nature of systems and systems thinking and SE concepts and terminology;
  • the form and value of SE-based techniques, methods and methodologies and their use in the development and evaluation of complex systems and systems of systems (SoS) in a range of engineering/commercial domains;
  • the provenance and theory behind a range of systems and systems engineering tools, methods and processes;
  • the need for an integrated systems approach using appropriate and timely configurations of systems engineering methods, tools and processes;
  • the importance of integrating Requirements Specification, Systems Design and Validation and Verification approaches along the whole systems life cycle;
  • an overview of the importance of Systems Architecting approaches and models;
  • essential mathematical methods appropriate to the area of engineering;
  • essential appropriate principles of engineering and/or systems science;
  • the role of information technology and communications;
  • knowledge and information management techniques;
  • essential design principles appropriate to relevant components, equipment and associated software;
  • relevant common engineering materials and components;
  • management and business practices appropriate to engineering industries;
  • relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks;
  • basic operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to electronic and electrical engineering;
  • the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • an ability to apply a systems engineering approach to engineering, problem structuring and problem solving;
  • a capability to select and apply different systems engineering tools, methods and processes based on both an understanding of the theory behind the tools and an appreciation of their functionality and applicability to the system context;
  • an understanding of standard mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing a range of practical and hypothetical engineering problems, and the essential principles of modelling and analysing routine engineering systems, processes, components and products;
  • an understanding of a range of areas dependent on modules studied eg control techniques used in industry, aeronautical considerations of aircraft design and performance, different renewable energy generation technologies, human factors in systems design etc.
  • a competence in defining and solving practical engineering problems;
  • the ability to integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a range of sources in their project work;
  • the ability to develop and apply system engineering processes in a range of different engineering contexts.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • develop a viable systems engineering approach to the development of complex systems and systems of systems in a range of engineering and commercial environments;
  • analyse and identify a problem space, extract and formalize a requirements specification for a system of interest and select and apply appropriate systems engineering design / validation and verification methods within a defined systems engineering process along the whole system lifecycle;
  • use conventional laboratory equipment and relevant test and measurement equipment in a safe manner;
  • use computational tools and packages (including programming and modelling languages where appropriate) in familiar situations;
  • design, and where appropriate construct, systems, components or processes;
  • search for, locate, retrieve and reference correctly information, ideas and data from a variety of sources;
  • manage a project and the inherent technical and project management risks, and produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

    • Self-management : Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, resilience, self-starting, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning;
    • Team-working: Respecting others, co-operating, negotiating/persuading, contributing to discussions, interpersonal skills and awareness of interdependence with others;
    • Leadership: project and group management, delegation v control, verbal and written communication, creativity, problem solving and financial/time/risk management;
    • Analysis and investigation: use of tools and techniques to gather and analyse information systematically to aid decision-making and critical thinking skills;
    • Business and customer awareness: Basic understanding of the key drivers for business success – including the importance of innovation and taking calculated risks – and the need to provide customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty;
    • Problem solving: Analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions;
    • Communication and literacy: Application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy – including listening and questioning;
    • Positive attitude: A ‘can-do’ approach, self- motivation, a readiness to take part and contribute, openness to new ideas and a drive to make these happen;
    • Entrepreneurship and enterprise: Broadly, an ability to demonstrate an innovative approach, creativity, collaboration and risk taking. An individual with these attributes can make a huge difference to any business;
    • IT and networks: programming and application development, databases, modeling software, spreadsheets, word processing, graphics and multi-media;
    • Risk Management and mitigation.

 

 

4. Programme structure

These Programme Specifications apply to the conduct of the programme in the 2017-18 session and should not be construed as being relevant to any other session.  These Programme Specifications may be subject to change from time to time.  Notice of change will be given by the School responsible for the programme.

In the following tables, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module. The optional modules ‘oA’ and ‘oB’ should be considered along with the text following the table in which they appear.  

Modules which are indicated as being taught in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 have elements of assessment in each semester however examinations for these modules  normally occur during the Semester 2 examination period. Modules indicated as being taught in a single semester are assessed entirely within that semester.

 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELA005

Electromagnetism A

10

2

c

ELA004

Signals and Systems

10

1+2

c

ELA007

Introduction to Systems Engineering  for Projects

20

1+2

c

MAA303

Mathematics A

20

1+2

c

ELA001

Circuits

20

1+2

c

ELA003

Electronics A

20

1+2

c

ELA010

Programming and Software Design

20

1+2

c

The 20 credit module ELA001 Circuits is taught over both semesters, 2/3 of the module is taught in Semester 1 and 1/3 in Semester 2.

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

 

ELB004

Control System Design

15

1+2

c

ELB008

Aircraft Design

15

1+2

c

ELB006

Systems Integration

20

1+2

c

ELB007

Systems Methods

20

1+2

c

MAB303

Mathematics B

20

1+2

c

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

o

ELB003

Electromechanical Systems

15

1+2

o

MMB140

Mechanics

 15

 1+2

 o 

 Students should take two of the optional (o) modules indicated.

 

4.3       Part C - Degree Modules

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

 

ELC012

Systems Engineering Applications Theory

15

1+2

c

DSC502

Human Factors in Systems Design

15

1+2

c

MPC022

Materials Properties and Applications

15

1+2

c

ELC025

Project

30

1+2

c

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

oA

ELB014

Software Engineering

15

1+2

oA

ELB019

Computer Architecture

15

1+2

oA

ELB010

Electronics B

20

1+2

oA

ELC003

Renewable Energy Sources

15

1+2

oB

ELC006

Fast Transient Sensors

15

1+2

oB

ELC007

Electromagnetism C

15

1+2

oB

ELC008

Business Management

15

1+2

oB

ELC013

Electromagnetic Compatibility

15

1+2

oB

ELC014

Biophotonics Engineering

15

1+2

oB

ELC030

Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications

15

1+2

oB

ELC041

Digital and State Space Control Control

15

1+2

oB

ELC056

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1+2

oB

XXXXXX

Optional Choice from University Catalogue

30

1+2

oC

Options listed as oA will normally be delivered throughout the Semester 1 examination period. The options listed as oB will normally be suspended during the Semester 1 examination period. No more than two oA modules should be chosen and only where they were not taken at Part B.

Optional modules to a total modular weight of 30 may be chosen from those offered by Schools comprising Engineering, Design or Science Departments. All module choice is subject to the approval of the Programme Director and the delivering School(s). Students choosing optional modules from the University Catalogue should also choose at least one option from those listed oA and oB. Choice should normally be restricted to modules at Part B or Part C level, with no more than 30 credits being chosen from Part B modules.

Total modular weight for the year is 120, which should be arranged as near to 60 per semester as possible. Different semester weightings are allowed subject to the approval of the Programme Director.

Choice of optional modules from outside the School (oC) may be significantly affected by timetabling constraints and is also subject to availability, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. The student is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of module choice can be incorporated into their individual timetable as any difficulties arising from optional module choice will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance. 

 

4.4 Part I - Industrial training

Following successful completion of Part B, candidates registered for the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) will receive the award if ELI001 is passed with a mark of at least 40%.

Participation in industrial training is subject to School approval, and all arrangements must be in accordance with University Regulation XI

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Programme Progression

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to Part I or Part C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also the following. 

To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits from Part A together with a mark of at least 30% in all remaining modules.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I (a period of professional training leading to a DIS award), candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits from Part B together with a mark of at least 30% in all remaining modules.

5.2 Criteria for progression to an MEng programme

5.2.1 Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 120 credits, and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part A would normally be allowed to transfer to Part B of any MEng Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes administered by the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering should they so wish.

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 120 credits, and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part B would normally be allowed to transfer to the MEng Part C or Part I of their current programme of study should they so wish. Such transfers are subject to the prerequisite requirements of the MEng programme.

5.2.2 For candidates who commence study on the programme before October, 2016:

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 100 credits, no module mark less than 30% and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part A would normally be allowed to transfer to Part B of any MEng Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes administered by the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering should they so wish.

Any candidate who has accumulated, at the first attempt, 100 credits, no module mark less than 30% and an overall average mark of at least 55% from modules taken in Part B would normally be allowed to transfer to the MEng Part C or Part I of their current programme of study should they so wish.

Such transfers are subject to the prerequisite requirements of the MEng programme.

5.3 Degree Award

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering candidates must achieve at least 40% in the project module  ELC025.  Where applicable, the Advanced Project ELD030 is an acceptable alternative to ELC025.

5.4 Special Assessment Period

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment to undergo re-assessment in the University’s Special Assessment Period (unless modules unavailable for re-assessment in the Special Assessment period are involved).

The followingshould be noted:

(i) Where a candidate has accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any part of the programme, re-assessment in that Part is not permitted within the Special Assessment Period.

(ii) In accordance with Regulation XX, paragraph 40, individual project work for ELC025 obtaining a module mark between 30% and 39% inclusive may be revised and resubmitted for re-assessment. At the discretion of the Programme Board such re-assessment may be allowed in the Special Assessment Period.

(iii) Coursework re-assessment for exercises undertaken in groups and/or involving constructional, experimental or laboratory work may not be available during the Special Assessment Period.

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

A candidate's final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments at Parts B and C in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20: Part C 80 to determine the final Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

EL MEng (Hons) Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Measurement and Control
  • Royal Aeronautical Society

All module combinations fulfil the educational requirements for accreditation at CEng by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society.  For accreditation by the Institute of Measurement and Control the programme must include at least 30 credits from the following: 

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

ELD506

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

ELD033

Systems Diagnostics

15

ELD560

Enterprise Systems Engineering

15

ELD062

Understanding Complexity

15

ELD566

Systems Design

15

ELD567

Validation and Verification

15

ELD568

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

Final award MEng /MEng + DIS/ MEng + DIntS
Programme title Systems Engineering
Programme code ELUM20
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters or 10 semesters if taken with either the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). The programme is only available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code H660, H641
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/systems-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To meet the all of the aims of the BEng programme in Systems Engineering and to further enhance a student’s learning experience by providing a high quality educational experience, for well motivated high achievers, that:

  • increases the depth and breadth of technical study to the level expected of Masters level graduates;
  • develops knowledge and skills, to a depth and breadth expected of Masters level graduates, as a preparation for a career in industry;
  • takes the student through the first level expected when applying for chartered engineer status
  • develops an enhanced capacity for independent learning, planning, self–reliance and self-evaluation;
  • enhances teamwork and leadership skills, equipping graduates of the programme to play leading roles in industry and potentially take responsibility for future innovation and change;
  • develop an appreciation for complexity and uncertainty in engineering systems;
  • Provides an introduction to and experience of mentoring and evaluation processes and techniques enabling the student to articulate identified issues and suggest alternative approaches within a system design context;
  • Provides an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team and to apply project management and engineering theory and practice in a collaborative and competitive environment to build and demonstrate a complex autonomous system capable of fulfilling a changing set of requirements;
  • Increases the awareness of the complexities in the configuration of Systems of Systems (SoS) particularly at the interfaces of the component systems and hence the need to take a holistic view of SoS development and operation;
  • Develops a deeper understanding of the socio-technical aspects of systems and systems of systems design and operation.

     

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

International Council for Systems Engineering (INCOSE): Systems Engineering Vision 2025, July 2014.

The report of the EAB Accreditation Panel, September 2014 (the panel included representatives of the IET, InstMC, RAeS and EI).

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2014.

Guidance Note on Academic Accreditation, Engineering Council UK, 2014.

IET Learning Outcomes Handbook for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

The report of the EAB Accreditation Panel, 2015 (the panel included representatives of the IET, InstMC, RAeS, EI and IMechE).

INCOSE, 2012. Systems Engineering Handbook: A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities, version 3.2.2. San Diego, CA, USA: International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), INCOSE-TP-2003-002-03.2.2.

INCOSE multi-level Professional SEP Certification Program (http://www.incose.org/educationcareers/certification/). 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • the nature of systems thinking and systems engineering concepts and terminology;
  • the form and value of systems engineering-based techniques, methods and methodologies and their use in the development and evaluation of complex systems and systems of systems in a range of engineering and commercial domains;
  • the provenance and theory behind a range of systems and systems engineering tools, methods and processes;
  • the need for an integrated systems approach using appropriate and timely configurations of systems engineering methods, tools and processes;
  • the importance of integrating Requirements Specification, Systems Design and Validation and Verification approaches along the whole systems life cycle;
  • the role and limitations of systems architecture approaches: the interfaces between technical sub-systems with organisational, human and process sub systems;
  • Engineering and Management of Capability;
  • the theory behind and application of mentoring approaches;
  • the theory behind and application of formal project evaluation methods and practice;
  • mathematical methods appropriate to systems engineering and related disciplines, including their limitations and range of applicability;
  • principles of engineering and/or systems science appropriate to engineering and related disciplines, including their range of applicability;
  • principles of information technology and communications  appropriate to engineering of complex systems;
  • knowledge and information management techniques and tools;
  • design principles and techniques appropriate to relevant components, equipment and associated software;
  • characteristics of relevant common engineering materials and components;
  • management and business practices appropriate to engineering industries, their application and limitations;
  • relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to systems engineering and related disciplines;
  • operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to electronic and electrical engineering;
  • the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers;
  • research methodologies and approaches;
  • ability to deal with uncertain, incomplete and changing information in a dynamic systems or systems of systems context.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • an ability to apply a systems engineering approach to engineering, problem structuring and problem solving in a variety of engineering contexts;
  • ability to select and apply different systems engineering tools, methods and processes based on both an understanding of the theory behind the tools and an appreciation of their functionality and applicability to the system context;
  • the role and processes involved in mentoring individuals and groups and evaluation of projects against goals set;
  • an understanding of standard mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing a range of practical and hypothetical engineering problems, and the essential principles of modelling and analysing routine engineering systems, processes, components and products;
  • an appreciation of the socio-technical aspects of system design and operation and the application of methods and techniques available in this area;
  • a competency in systems architecting approaches; 
  • an understanding of a range of areas dependent on modules studied eg control techniques used in industry, aeronautical considerations of aircraft design and performance, different renewable energy generation technologies, human factors in systems design, financial management, system architecting, innovation etc.
  • an ability to develop innovative solutions to practical engineering problems;
  • a competence in defining and solving practical engineering problems;
  • the ability to integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a range of sources in their project work.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • develop a viable systems engineering approach to the development of complex systems and systems of systems in a range of engineering and commercial environments;
  • analyse and identify a problem space, extract and formalize a requirements specification for a system of interest and select and apply appropriate systems design and validation and verification methods within a defined systems engineering process along the whole system lifecycle;
  • select and use conventional laboratory equipment and relevant test and measurement equipment in a safe manner;
  • research, select and use computational tools and packages (including programming and modelling languages where appropriate) in familiar situations for modeling and analysing pertinent engineering problems;
  • design, and where appropriate construct, systems, components or processes in a muli-disciplinary team within given time and resource constraints;
  • search for, locate, retrieve and reference correctly information, ideas and data from a variety of sources;
  • manage a project and the inherent technical and project management risks, and produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings.
  • plan and execute safely novel or unfamiliar experimental laboratory work;
  • undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results.

 

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have the following skills and abilities:

  • Self-management : readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, resilience, self-starting, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning.
  • Team-working: respecting others, co-operating, negotiating/persuading, contributing to discussions, interpersonal skills and awareness of interdependence with others.

  • Leadership: project and group management, delegation v control, verbal and written communication, creativity, problem solving and financial/time/risk management.

  • Analysis and investigation: use of systems engineering approaches, tools and techniques to gather and analyse information systematically to aid decision-making and critical thinking skills.

  • Business and customer awareness: Basic understanding of the key drivers for business success – including the importance of innovation and taking calculated risks – and the need to provide customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty.

  • Problem solving: analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

  • Communication and literacy: application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy – including listening and questioning.

  • Positive attitude: a ‘can-do’ approach, self- motivation, a readiness to take part and contribute, openness to new ideas and a drive to make these happen.

  • Entrepreneurship and enterprise: broadly, an ability to demonstrate an innovative approach, creativity, collaboration and risk taking. An individual with these attributes can make a huge difference to any business.

  • IT and networks: programming and application development, databases, modeling software, spreadsheets, word processing, graphics and multi-media

  • Risk Management and mitigation
  • Generation and selection of alternative solutions to different classes of engineering/system design problems using a range of methods:
  • manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms;
  • use evidence based methods and investigative techniques in the solution of complex problems;
  • work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems;
  • Mentoring and evaluation skills including self reflection on performance;
  • Production and deliver of professional and effective presentations using a range of media;
  • Ability to learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

4. Programme structure

These Programme Specifications apply to the conduct of the programme in the 2017-18 session and should not be construed as being relevant to any other session.  These Programme Specifications may be subject to change from time to time.  Notice of change will be given by the School responsible for the programme.

In the following tables, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module. The optional modules ‘oA’, ‘oB’, ‘oC’ and 'oD' should be considered along with the text following the table in which they appear. 

Modules indicated as being taught in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 have elements of assessment in each semester however examinations for these modules occur normally during the Semester 2 examination period. Modules indicated as being taught in a single semester are assessed entirely within that semester. 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELA005

Electromagnetism A

10

2

c

ELA004

Signals and Systems

10

1+2

c

ELA007

Introduction to Systems Engineering  for Projects

20

1+2

c

MAA303

Mathematics A

20

1+2

c

ELA001

Circuits

20

1+2

c

ELA003

Electronics A

20

1+2

c

ELA010

Programming and Software Design

20

1+2

c

The 20 credit module ELA001 Circuits is taught over both semesters, 2/3 of the module is taught in Semester 1 and 1/3 in Semester 2.

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELB004

Control System Design

15

1+2

c

ELB008

Aircraft Design

15

1+2

c

ELB006

Systems Integration

20

1+2

c

ELB007

Systems Methods

20

1+2

c

MAB303

Mathematics B

20

1+2

c

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

o

ELB003

Electromechanical Systems

15

1+2

o

MMB140

Mechanics

 15

 1+2

o

 Students should choose two optional (o) modules.

  

4.3       Part C  - Degree Modules 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

ELC012

Systems Engineering Applications Theory

15

1+2

c

DSC502

Human Factors in Systems Design

15

1+2

c

MPC022

Materials Properties and Applications

15

1+2

c

ELD002

Group Project

30

1+2

c

ELB002

Communications

15

1+2

oA

ELB010

Electronics B

20

1+2

oA

ELB014

Software Engineering

15

1+2

oA

ELB019

Computer Architecture

15

1+2

oA

ELC003

Renewable Energy Sources

15

1+2

oB

ELC006

Fast Transient Sensors

15

1+2

oB

ELC007

Electromagnetism C

15

1+2

oB

ELC008

Business Management

15

1+2

oB

ELC013

Electromagnetic Compatibility

15

1+2

oB

ELC014

Biophotonics Engineering

15

1+2

oB

ELC030

Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications

15

1+2

oB

ELC041

Digital and State Space Control

15

1+2

oB

ELC056

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1+2

oB

ELC027

or

ELC028

or

ELC029

Independent Study 1

or

Independent Study 2

or

Independent Study 3

10

 

10

 

10

1+2

 

1

 

2

oC

 

oC

 

oC

XXXXXX

Options from the University Catalogue

30

1+2

oD

Options listed as oA will normally continue to be delivered during the Semester 1 examination period, while options listed as oB will normally be suspended during the Semester 1 examination period. No more than two oA modules should be chosen and only where they were not taken at Part B.

The option oD allows a free choice of modules worth 30 credits from the University Catalogue. This choice should be restricted to modules from Part B, C or D level, subject to the overall requirement for the Part that at least 90 credits should be from Part C level or above. Choosing modules from Part D may result in examinations at the end of Semester 1. This free choice includes language modules from the University-wide Language Programme.  The total of 120 credits should be arranged as near to 60 credits per semester as possible.  When making such free choices, students are responsible for ensuring that all module choices can be incorporated into their individual timetables.

All optional module arrangements are subject to Programme Director’s approval.

Module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. Any difficulties arising from optional module choice, including timetabling, will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance.

 

4.4       Part D - Degree Modules

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

 

ELD572

Systems Architecture

15

1

c

ELD062

Understanding Complexity

15

2

c

ELD033

Systems Diagnostics

10

1+2

c

ELD030

Advanced Project

50

1+2

c

ELD506

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1

oA

ELD527

Systems Modelling for Control Engineering

15

1

oA

ELD533

Solar Power

15

1

oA

ELD534

Wind Power 1

15

1

oA

ELD535

Water Power

15

1

oA

ELD536

Biomass 1

15

1

oA

ELD568

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

1

oA

ELD569

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering

15

1

oA

ELD060

Engineering and Management of Capability

15

2

oA

ELD508

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

2

oA

ELD516

Communication Network Security

15

2

oA

ELD517

Mobile Network Technologies

15

2

oA

ELD526

Radio Frequency and Microwave Integrated Circuit Design

15

2

oA

ELD532

Integration of Renewables

15

2

oA

ELD538

Energy Storage

10

2

oA

ELD539

Solar Thermal Systems

10

2

oA

ELD540

Advanced Photovoltaics

10

2

oA

ELD541

Wind Power 2

10

2

oA

ELD566

Systems Design

15

2

oA

ELD567

Validation and Verification

15

2

oA

ELD571

Holistic Engineering

15

2

oA

XXXXXX

Options from the University Catalogue

30

1+2

oC

The optional modules listed oA are block taught in one week or two week long blocks, while those listed oB run over both semesters

The option oC allows a free choice of modules worth 30 credits from the University Catalogue. This choice should be restricted to modules from Part C or D level, subject to the overall requirement for the Part that at least 90 credits should be from Part D level or above. This free choice includes language modules from the University-wide Language Programme.  The total of 120 credits should be arranged as near to 60 credits per semester as possible.  When making such free choices, students are responsible for ensuring that all module choices can be incorporated into their individual timetables.

All optional module arrangements are subject to Programme Director’s approval.

Module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, prerequisite, preclusive and student number restrictions. Note that ELD modules are generally taught in one/two week blocks while ELC and modules from other Departments may be taught over one or both semesters and this may lead to timetable clashes. Any difficulties arising from optional module choice, including such timetabling issues, will not normally be considered as the basis of a claim for impaired performance.  

 

4.5 Part I - Industrial or International training

Candidates registered for the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) will receive the award if ELI001 is passed with a mark of at least 40%.

Candidates registered for the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) shall undertake an international placement at a host university under the UNITECH Scheme and is subject to a selection process. The award involves both an internship at a UNITECH Corporate partner and a programme of approved learning at a partner university.

The DIS or the DIntS may be taken after successful completion of Part B and before Part C, or they may be taken after successful completion of Part C and before Part D. University Regulations do not allow for the award of both DIS and DIntS.

Participation in industrial and international training is subject to School approval, and all arrangements must be in accordance with University Regulation XI. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for programme progression 

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C or I, from C to D or I and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also the following: 

5.1.1 To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part A, and obtain an average mark in Part A of at least 55%.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part B, and obtain an average mark in Part B of at least 55%.

To progress from Part C to either Part D or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part C and obtain an average mark in Part C of at least 55%.

5.1.2 For candidtates who commence study on the programme before October, 2016:

To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part A, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part A of at least 55%.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part B, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part B of at least 55%.

To progress from Part C to either Part D or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part C, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part C of at least 55%.

5.2 Degree award

To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Engineering, candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part D, with no module marks less than 30%. In addition, candidates should normally obtain a mark of at least 50% in all modules with codes of the form ELD5xx taken in Part D

5.3 Special assessment period

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in Parts A, Part B or Part C of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s Special Assessment Period (unless modules unavailable for re-assessment in the Special Assessment period are involved).

It should be noted however that:

(i) Where a candidate has accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any Part of the programme, re-assessment in that Part is not permitted within the Special Assessment Period.

(ii) In accordance with Regulation XX, paragraph 40, individual project work for ELD030 obtaining a module mark between 30% and 39% inclusive may be revised and resubmitted for re-assessment. At the discretion of the Programme Board such re-assessment may be allowed in the Special Assessment Period.

(iii)Coursework re-assessment for exercises undertaken in groups and/or involving constructional, experimental or laboratory work may not be available during the Special Assessment Period.

(iv) Candidates may elect to enter any of the three Electronic, Electrical and systems Engineering BEng programmes administered by the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering if the requirements for progression for that programme have been achieved. Failure at MEng re-assessment will not affect subsequent entry to the BEng programme.

(vi) Any candidate who, after re-assessment, fails to satisfy the requirements for the award of Master of Engineering may elect to enter Part C of the BEng degree programme in Systems Engineering and on successful completion of the requirements of that programme qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering. Such a BEng award would be based on the candidate’s previous performance in Parts B and C of the MEng programme. The award will be calculated by combining average marks for those Parts in the ratio Part B:20 and Part C:80. Credit in the Advanced Project module ELD030 will be transferred where applicable.

 

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

A candidate's final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments at Parts B, C and D in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 15: Part C 42.5: Part D 42.5, to determine the final Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

MM BSc (Hons) Engineering Management

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Final award BSc / BSc + DPS / BSc + DIS / BSc + DInts
Programme title Engineering Management
Programme code MMUB04
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake the additional period of study, between Parts B and C, leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, Diploma of Professional Studies or the Diploma of International Studies.
UCAS code N290/N291
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme is aimed at preparing students to take management responsibilities in industry. By emphasising in knowledge of engineering, science, and business management, this programme enables graduates to seek careers in management of engineering and manufacturing organisations. A balanced combination of scientific theories and practical opportunities in this course addresses the industrial demand for engineering-based management skills.

This programme is aimed at:

  • Educating engineering management graduates ready to play a substantial role in industrial  companies through a substantive base of knowledge and understanding at the forefront of the discipline of engineering and manufacturing.
  • Providing a foundation for graduates wishing to progress to professional engineering management status.
  • Providing a high quality educational experience for students in a programme of study which combines wide ranging aspects of engineering design and technologies, management models and methodologies, marketing, finance, and business in engineering.
  • Preparing graduates to apply organisational and project management, team building, and leadership skills in engineering.
  • Developing analytical and transferable skills that will enable graduates to gain employment in a wide variety of professional roles and to take an ethical approach in making a valuable contribution to society.

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

  • Loughborough University Periodic Programme Review (Quadrennial Review). 

  • Loughborough University Annual Programme Review. 

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Feb.2015) and ‘Framework of Higher Education Qualifications’, (Aug.2008). 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan.2014. 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014. 

  • Programme Accreditation Reports (Quinquennial) by professional institutions.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

In line with the QAA ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering (2015)’  the programme learning outcomes listed here are sourced from the Engineering Councils publication ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ 3rd Edition, 2014.

Science and Mathematics (SM)

Engineering is underpinned by science and mathematics, and other associated disciplines, as defined by the relevant professional engineering institution(s). Upon successful completion graduates will have: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies

  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline and to enable them to apply mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems

  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline

Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solutions of engineering problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to analyse key engineering processes
  • Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques

  • Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods in order to solve engineering problems and to implement appropriate action

  • Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving engineering problems

Design (D)

Design at this level is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics
  • Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards

  • Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain and quantify the effect of this on the design

  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal

  • Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes

  • Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences

Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context (EL)

Engineering activity can have impacts on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals. Upon successful completion graduates will have the skills to manage their activities and be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

  •  Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering and a knowledge of professional codes of conduct
  •  Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes

  •  Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives

  •  Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate

  •  Awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues

  •  Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk, and of risk assessment and risk management techniques

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

This is the practical application of engineering skills, combining theory and experience, and use of other relevant knowledge and skills. This can include:

  •  Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (eg operations and management, application and development of technology, etc)
  •  Knowledge of characteristics of particular materials, equipment, processes or products

  •  Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills

  •  Understanding of the use of technical literature and other information sources

  •  Knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues

  •  Understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards

  •  Awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement

  •  Ability to work with technical uncertainty

  •  Understanding of, and the ability to work in, different roles within an engineering team

 

c. Key transferable skills:

Upon successful completion graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other outcomes, that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  • Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, working with others, information retrieval, and the effective use of general IT facilities
  •  Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD

  •  Plan and carry out a personal programme of work, adjusting where appropriate

  •  Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader

 

 

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

MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)         

10

MMA400

Manufacturing Design 1

10

MMA501

Integrating Studies 1a                     

10

MAA307

Engineering Mathematics (20)

10

BSA505

Organisational Behaviour

10

MMA102

Engineering Science 1 (20)

10

 4.1.2     Semester 2 

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

 Title

Modular Weight

MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

MMA504

Integrating Studies 1b

10

MMA900

Electronics and Electrical Technology               

10

MAA307

Engineering Mathematics (20)

10

MMA210

Manufacturing Management

10

MMA102

Engineering Science 1 (20)

10

            

4.2  Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1     Semester 1 

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

 Title

Modular Weight

MMB310

Engineering Management and Modelling

10

MMB505

Manufacturing Design 2

10

MMB600

Manufacturing Process and Technology (20)   

10

MMB610

Manufacturing Technology

10

BSB580

Operations Management

10

BSB030

Marketing

10

 4.2.2     Semester 2 

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

 Title

Modular Weight

MMC204

Management of the Human Resource

10

MMB301

Software Engineering

10

MMC203

Manufacturing Planning and Control                 

10

MMB600

Manufacturing Process Technology (20)

10

MAB206

Statistics

10

BSB135

Consumer Behaviour

10

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year 

                      COMPULSORY MODULE

 Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMI001

DIS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

120

MMI002

DPS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 School Placements coordinator  or visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/industry-placements/.  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme)

MMI003

DIntS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 (60)

 Code

 Title

 Modular Weight

MMC500

Individual Project (40)

20

MMC201

Organisation Structure & Strategy

10

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10

MMD207

Project Management

10

MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance Law and Quality

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 include work on an Individual Project. 

4.4.3     Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

 Code

 Title

Modular Weight

MMC500

Individual Project (40)

20

MMD407

Sustainable Product Design

10

MMC206

Product Innovation Management

10

MMD203

Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management

10

 (ii)   OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 10)

 Students MUST select ONE module (modular weight 10) from the following group.

 Code

 Title

Modular Weight

MMC300

Product Information System – Computer Aided Design

10

MMC603

Metrology

10

MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

MMC700

Sports Engineering

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 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 requirements are in accordance with Regulation XX. Where a candidate has accumulated 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.

Programme Specification

MM MEng (Hons) Innovative Manufacturing Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Final award MEng
Programme title Innovative Manufacturing Engineering
Programme code MMUM06
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters.
UCAS code H790
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The overall aim of this programme is to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, key skills and attributes to make a substantial impact in manufacturing enterprises and to become future leaders. This is achieved through a combination of taught courses held at the University and integrated industrial placements. Together, these enable rapid development both technically and managerially through observation of the theory applied in an industrial context.

Specific aims are:

•      To train passionate and capable manufacturing engineers on a degree programme with strong partnership between higher education and industry.

•      To demonstrate, through active learning opportunities, the rewarding and highly varied career opportunities that exist in manufacturing engineering.

•      To produce high quality graduates with a strong academic background, combined with excellent communication skills and the ability to progress rapidly to a position of responsibility, and to become future technical and managerial leaders.

•      To integrate significant industrial experience, such that graduates are able to make a strong and immediate contribution to engineering businesses.

•      To deliver technical depth in core engineering subjects and specialist applications leading to a broad understanding of engineering knowledge, and a critical awareness of current insights in the fields of manufacturing engineering and manufacturing management.

•      To encourage students to manage their own learning and make use of primary source materials to solve complex problems individually and in teams.

•      To foster a holistic appreciation of the essential practical, commercial and social aspects of engineering.

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

  • Loughborough University Periodic Programme Review (Quadrennial Review). 

  • Loughborough University Annual Programme Review. 

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Feb.2015) and ‘Framework of Higher Education Qualifications’, (Aug.2008). 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan.2014. 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014. 

  • Programme Accreditation Reports (Quinquennial) by professional institutions.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

In line with the QAA ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering (2015)’  the programme learning outcomes listed here are sourced from the Engineering Councils publication ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ 3rd Edition, 2014.

 Science and Mathematics (SM)

Engineering is underpinned by science and mathematics, and other associated disciplines, as defined by the relevant professional engineering institution(s). Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, and an understanding and know-how of the scientific principles of related disciplines, to enable appreciation of the scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline and to enable them to apply a range of mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently and critically in the analysis and solution of engineering problems
  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively
  • Awareness of developing technologies related to own specialisation.
  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computational models relevant to the engineering discipline, and an appreciation of their limitations
  • Understanding of concepts from a range of areas, including some outside engineering, and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively in engineering projects

 Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solutions of engineering problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to undertake critical analysis of key engineering processes
  • Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques
  • Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods, using alternative approaches and understanding their limitations, in order to solve engineering problems and implement appropriate action
  • Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving complex engineering problems
  • Ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to extract and evaluate pertinent data and to apply engineering analysis techniques in the solution of unfamiliar problems

 Design (D)

Design at this level is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics
  • Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards
  • Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain, quantify the effect of this on the design and, where appropriate, use theory or experimental research to mitigate deficiencies
  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation,    maintenance and disposal
  • Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes
  • Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrate wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs

 Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context (EL)

Engineering activity can have impacts on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals. Upon successful completion graduates will have the skills to manage their activities and be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

  • Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering, a knowledge of professional codes of conduct and how ethical dilemmas can arise
  • Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project and change management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives, their limitations, and how they may be applied appropriately
  • Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate
  • Awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues, and an awareness that these may differ internationally
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health and safety, environmental and commercial risk, risk assessment and risk management techniques and an ability to evaluate commercial risk
  • Understanding of the key drivers for business success, including innovation, calculated commercial risks and customer satisfaction 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

This is the practical application of engineering skills, combining theory and experience, and use of other relevant knowledge and skills. This can include:

  • Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (eg operations and management, application and development of technology, etc)
  • Knowledge of characteristics of particular equipment, processes or products, with extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components
  • Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills
  • Understanding of the use of technical literature and other information sources
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues
  • Understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards
  • Awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement
  • Ability to work with technical uncertainty
  • A thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations, and some appreciation of likely new developments
  • Ability to apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of commercial and industrial constraints
  • Understanding of different roles within an engineering team and the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader
c. Key transferable skills:

Upon successful completion graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other outcomes, that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  • Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, working with others, information retrieval and the effective use of general IT facilities
  • Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD
  • Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis
  • Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader

4. Programme structure

Candidates will normally be expected to complete a four week (minimum) period of industrial experience with a consortium company, if available, or other relevant work experience in lieu, as agreed by the Programme Director, after part A studies and before commencing part B.

Candidates will complete a 10 week (minimum) period of industrial experience with a consortium company, or with any other relevant (partner) company approved by the Programme Director, after Part B studies and before starting Part C. Students will then undertake a further period of industrial experience (usually with the same organisation) for Semester 1 of Part C.  During these periods students will be preparing for and undertaking their industry based individual project and personal and professional development modules. 

An alternative route is for candidates who cannot find an industrial placement at the end of Part B (for the industry based individual project and professional development modules) to continue their studies in Semester 1 of Part C at the University with the agreement of the Programme Director.  

Any candidate unable to meet the above requirements will be eligible to transfer to B.Eng Manufacturing Engineering at the appropriate programme part. 

4.1    Part A - Introductory Modules

4.1.1   Semester 1

                    COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MAA306

Mathematics for Manufacturing Engineering (20)

10

   MMA102

Engineering Science 1 (20)

10

   MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

   MMB610

Manufacturing Technology

10

   MMA400

Manufacturing Design 1

10

   MMA505

Integrating Studies 1a for IME

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

   MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

   MMA210

Manufacturing Management

10

   MMA506

Integrating Studies 1b for IME

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

   MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

10

   MMB310

Engineering and Management Modelling

10

   MMB501

Integrating Studies (20)

10

   MMB506

Insight into Industry

10

   MMB600

Manufacturing Process 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

   MMB413

Machine Design

10

   MMB501

Integrating Studies (20)

10

   MMB600

Manufacturing Process Technology (20)

10

   MMC203

Manufacturing Planning and Control

10

4.3    Part C - Degree Modules

Some modules in Part C and D are paired together and add depth to the programme. For example, (1a) in part C is paired with (2a) in part D. Similarly (1d) in part D is paired with (2d) also in part D. All students MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST TWO of these specialist module pairs during part C or D.  The second module of a pair (numbered 2) may not be taken without the prerequisite module (numbered 1) but the preliminary modules may be studied independently.

4.3.1     Semester 1 

Students can only follow the alternative route with the agreement of the Programme Director by reason of unexpected external industrial or economic factors that prevent a placement being possible.

                  COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMD506

Industry Based Individual Project

40

MMC507

Personal and Professional Development

20

  Students will be based at their sponsor company – Modules are by distance Learning

  Alternative route (with the agreement of the Programme Director).

                  COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

 

MMD508

University Based Individual Project

50

MMC201

Organisation Structure & Strategy

10

4.3.2     Semester 2

                   (i)   COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMD203

Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management

10

MMC603

Metrology

10

MMC206

Product Innovation Management

10

                   (ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (one module from each of the following groups (total modular weight 30)

Group A:                 

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC300

Product Information Systems - CAD

10

MMC204

Management of the Human Resource

10

Group B:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC106

Finite Element Analysis

10 (1a)

MPC012

Polymer Engineering: Processing and Manufacture

10 (1b)

Group C:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.5)

10

Where a student does not opt to study a language, any alternative 10 credit module may be selected from the University’s module catalogue in semester 2.  Any such selection will be 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.

 4.4    Part D - Degree Modules           

A number of modules are paired together and add depth to the programme.  For example, the module marked (1a) in part C is paired with (2a) in part D. Similarly (1d) in part D is paired with (2d) also in part D. All students MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST TWO of these specialist module pairs during part C or D.  The second module of a pair (numbered 2) may not be taken without the prerequisite module (numbered 1) but the preliminary modules may be studied independently.

The structure of Part D will depend on the year of entry to the Programme as follows:

 

4.4.1    For students entering the Programme in 2014 the structure of Part D will be:

A total weight of 50 credits must be chosen from the optional modules across both semesters (20 credits from Semester 1 and 30 credits from Semester 2)

4.4.1.1    Semester 1                                 

             (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)

 

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMD207

Project Management

10

MMD503

Project Engineering (30)

10

MMC600

Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology 1                

10 (1d)

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10 (1c)

             (ii)    OPTIONAL MODULES

Students MUST select 20 credits in total with no more than 10 credits from any group.  When making selections, students MUST ensure that they select at least 20 credits of optional D level modules in total across Semesters 1 and 2. 

Group A:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10 (1e)

Group B:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC201

Organisation Structure and Strategy

10

MMC400

Design for Assembly

10

Group C:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMD100

Structural Integrity

10 (2a)

MPD014

Polymer Engineering: Properties & Design

10 (2b)

Group D:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.5)

10

 

4.4.1.2     Semester 2

                     (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMD503

Project Engineering (30)

20

   MMD407

Sustainable Product Design

10 (2c)

 (ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30 with no more than 10 credits from any one group).  

When making selections, students MUST ensure that they select at least 20 credits of optional D level modules in total across Semesters 1 and 2.

Group A:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMD606

Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering

10 (2e)

Group B:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC204

Management of the Human Resource

10

   MMC206

Product Innovation Management

10

Group C:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC300

Product Information Systems - CAD

10

   MMD601

Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology 2

10 (2d)

Group D:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

   MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

   LAN***

Language (See Section 4.5)

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.

4.4.2    For students entering the Programme after 2014 the structure of Part D will be:

A total weight of 40 credits must be chosen from the optional modules across both semesters (10 credits from Semester 1 and 30 credits from Semester 2)

4.4.2.1    Semester 1                                 

             (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

 

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMD207

Project Management

10

MMD503

Project Engineering (30)

10

MMC600

Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology 1                

10 (1d)

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10 (1c)

MMC401

Product Design

10

             (ii)    OPTIONAL MODULES

Students MUST select one 10 credit module.  When making selections, students MUST ensure that they select at least 20 credits of optional D level modules in total across Semesters 1 and 2. 

Group A:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10 (1e)

MMC201

Organisation Structure and Strategy

10

MMC400

Design for Assemby

10

MMD100

Structural Integrity

10 (2a)

MPD014

Polymer Engineering: Properties & Design

10 (2b)

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.5)

10

 

4.4.2.2     Semester 2

                     (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMD503

Project Engineering (30)

20

   MMD407

Sustainable Product Design

10 (2c)

 (ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30 with no more than 10 credits from any one group).  

When making selections, students MUST ensure that they select at least 20 credits of optional D level modules in total across Semesters 1 and 2.

Group A:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMD606

Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering

10 (2e)

Group B:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC204

Management of the Human Resource

10

   MMC300

Product Information Systems - CAD

10

Group C:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMD601

Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology 2

10 (2d)

Group D:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

   MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

   LAN***

Language (See Section 4.5)

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.

4.5 Availability of optional Language Modules in parts C and D

Language modules are graded 1-6.  Level 1 is appropriate for those students who have not studied the language to GCSE level. Level 3 is appropriate for those students who have obtained a minimum of grade C at GCSE or who have gained credit at level 2 in the chosen language. Level 5 requires a GCE ‘A’ level of at least grade D or credit at level 4.  Students in Part D may elect to take ONE or TWO modules.

 4.5.1 Semester 1

  Code

 

Title

Modular Weight

Available in Part

LAN101

French 1

10

C

LAN103

French 3

10

C or D

LAN105

French 5

10

C or D

LAN107

French 7

10

D

LAN201

German 1

10

C

LAN203

German 3

10

C or D

LAN205

German 5

10

C or D

LAN207

German 7

10

D

LAN301

Spanish 1

10

C

LAN303

Spanish 3

10

C or D

LAN305

Spanish 5

10

C or D

LAN401

Mandarin Chinese A

10

C

LAN403

Mandarin Chinese C

10

C or D

LAN405

Mandarin Chinese E

10

D

4.5.2 Semester 2

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Available in Part

 

LAN122

French 2

10

C

LAN124

French 4

10

C or D

LAN126

French 6

10

C or D

LAN128

French 8

10

D

LAN222

German 2

10

C

LAN224

German 4

10

C or D

LAN226

German 6

10

C or D

LAN228

German 8

10

D

LAN322

Spanish 2

10

C

LAN324

Spanish 4

10

C or D

LAN326

Spanish 6

10

C or D

LAN422

Mandarin Chinese B

10

C

LAN424

Mandarin Chinese D

10

C or D

LAN426

Mandarin Chinese F

10

D

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Progression and Award of Degree

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, and from Part C to Part D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also: 

5.1.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, from Part C to Part D candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also accumulate at least 120 credits from the Part and a minimum overall average of 55% for the Part.

5.1.2 In order to progress into Part B candidates must normally complete a four week (minimum) period of industrial experience with a partner or consortium company or other relevant organisation agreed by the Programme Director after Part A studies and before starting Part B.

5.1.3 Unless following the alternative route (with the agreement of the Programme Director), candidates must complete a ten week (minimum) period of industrial experience with a consortium or other relevant (partner) company after Part B studies and before starting Part C. Students will also undertake modules MMD506 and MMC507 in a consortium or other relevant (partner) organisation during Semester 1 of Part C.

5.1.4 For candidates who commenced study on the programme before September 2014 who fail to satisfy the progression requirements stated in paragraphs 5.1.1 – 5.1.3 above, the requirements are:

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, and from Part C to Part D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in regulations XX but also:

i.  In order to proceed from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, and from Part C to Part D, candidates must accumulate at least 50% in modules with a minimum weight of 100 credits in each programme part and gain credit (40%) in all other modules.

ii. In order to progress into Part B candidates must complete a four week (minimum) period of industrial experience with a partner or consortium company or other relevant organisation agreed by the Programme Director after Part A studies and before starting Part B.

iii. In order to progress into Part C, candidates must complete a ten week (minimum) period of industrial experience with a partner or consortium company after Part B studies and before starting Part C.

iv. In order to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must obtain a mark of 50% in project Engineering Module MMD503 in Part D.

5.2 Criteria for Candidates who do not receive Permission to Progress or gain the Award of a Degree

Any candidate who fails to achieve the criteria for progression from Part A to Part B, Part B to Part C or Part C to Part D shall have the opportunity to repeat module assessments in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XX. 

A candidate who has failed to progress from Part A to Part B or Part B to Part C may elect to enter the BEng Honours Degree programme in Manufacturing Engineering, provided that the candidate has achieved the criteria for progression on the BEng programme at the appropriate point.

A candidate who does not secure a placement with a partner or consortium company before the commencement of Part C will also be allowed to transfer to Part C of an alternative degree programme in the School subject to the approval of the relevant programme Director.

Bursary payments can only be received once for Part A and Part B of the degree programme.  If any part of the degree programme is undertaken for a second time, for whatever reason, a bursary payment will not be provided for that particular period.

Candidates who do not progress from Part B cannot take up the industrial placement period with the partner or consortium company. 

5.3 Re-assessments in the Special Assessment Period

Re-assessment requirements are in accordance with Regulation XX. Where a candidate has accumulated 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, C and D 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 20: Part C 40: Part D 40) to determine the overall average percentage mark for the Programme (the Programme Mark).

Programme Specification

MM BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

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 H710, HH1T
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/

 

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The overall aim of this programme is to develop students with core knowledge, skills and attributes able to work effectively and progress rapidly in manufacturing industries. This is undertaken through taught courses that cover the essential engineering and management disciplines supported by practical and transferable skills development.

Specific aims are:    

 •      To produce engineering graduates ready to play a substantial role in manufacturing companies through a combination of technical, commercial and social awareness.

•      To provide a foundation for graduates wishing to progress to professional engineering status.

•      To deliver core subjects in engineering science, mathematics, manufacturing processes and technologies that underpin a career in manufacturing engineering.

•      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 solve problems individually and in teams, and gain employment in a wide variety of professions, and thereby make a valuable contribution to society and wealth creation.

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

  • Loughborough University Periodic Programme Review (Quadrennial Review). 

  • Loughborough University Annual Programme Review. 

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Feb.2015) and ‘Framework of Higher Education Qualifications’, (Aug.2008). 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan.2014. 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014. 

  • Programme Accreditation Reports (Quinquennial) by professional institutions.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

In line with the QAA ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering (2015)’  the programme learning outcomes listed here are sourced from the Engineering Councils publication ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ 3rd Edition, 2014.

Science and Mathematics (SM)

Engineering is underpinned by science and mathematics, and other associated disciplines, as defined by the relevant professional engineering institution(s). Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline and to enable them to apply mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems
  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline

 Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solutions of engineering problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to analyse key engineering processes
  • Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques
  • Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods in order to solve engineering problems and to implement appropriate action
  • Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving engineering problems

 Design (D)

Design at this level is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics
  • Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards
  • Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain and quantify the effect of this on the design
  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal
  • Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes
  • Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences

Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context (EL)

Engineering activity can have impacts on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals. Upon successful completion graduates will have the skills to manage their activities and be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

  •  Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering and a knowledge of professional codes of conduct
  •  Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes
  •  Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives
  •  Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate
  •  Awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues
  •  Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk, and of risk assessment and risk management techniques

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

This is the practical application of engineering skills, combining theory and experience, and use of other relevant knowledge and skills. This can include:

  •  Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (eg operations and management, application and development of technology, etc)
  •  Knowledge of characteristics of particular materials, equipment, processes or products
  •  Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills
  •  Understanding of the use of technical literature and other information sources
  •  Knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues
  •  Understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards
  •  Awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement
  •  Ability to work with technical uncertainty
  •  Understanding of, and the ability to work in, different roles within an engineering team
c. Key transferable skills:

Upon successful completion graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other outcomes, that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  •  Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, working with others, information retrieval, and the effective use of general IT facilities
  •  Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD
  •  Plan and carry out a personal programme of work, adjusting where appropriate
  •  Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader

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 Process 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

   MMB413

Machine Design

10

   MMC203

Manufacturing Planning and Control                      

10

   MMB501

Integrating Studies (20)

10

   MMB600

Manufacturing Process Technology (20)        

10

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year

                        COMPULSORY MODULE

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMI001

DIS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

120

 

   MMI002

DPS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 School Placements Coordinator for the School or visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/industry-placements/.  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme)

   MMI003

DIntS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 (40))

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMC500

Individual Project (40)

10

MMC205

International Project Management

10

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10

MMC600

Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Technology 1

10

                        (ii)   OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20)

Optional subjects with a modular weight of 20 must be selected, with no more than ONE from group A, B and C.

Group A:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

 MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10

 Group B:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMC201

Organisation Structure and Strategy

10

MMC400

Design for Assembly

10

 Group C:  

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

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)

Students MUST select TWO modules (modular weight 20) from Group A, B and C, with no more than ONE module (10 weight) from any one Group.

Group A:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMC206

Product Innovation Management

10

MMC603

Metrology

10

Group B:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

Group C:

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMC106

Finite Element Analysis

10

MMC300

Product Information Systems - Computer Aided Design

10

MPC012

Polymer Engineering : Processing and Manufacture

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 accumulated 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.

Programme Specification

MM BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Final award BEng /BEng DIS/BEng DPS /BEng DInts
Programme title Mechanical Engineering
Programme code MMUB03
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if the students undertake the additional period of study, normally between Parts B and C, for the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, the Diploma of International Studies or the Diploma of Professional Studies.
UCAS code H300, H301
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This fully accredited degree programme delivers the technical and business skills that are required for a successful career as a professional mechanical engineer. The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of industry; providing a strong academic foundation while inspiring students to be creative and communicate their ideas clearly by way of industrially based design projects. On completion of the programme, students will have acquired a broad base of engineering knowledge and experience.  They will be self-reliant and able to contribute productively in team situations. The programme provides the flexibility for students to choose a wide variety of career paths and specialisms in their final year.

Aims:

  • To provide the necessary technical skills to understand mechanical systems and solve engineering problems

  • To deliver a fundamental understanding of materials properties and manufacturing processes 

  • To impart an appreciation of the essential practical and commercial constraints of professional engineering

  • To foster creativity, develop design capability and teach the communication skills necessary to put ideas into practice

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

  • Loughborough University Periodic Programme Review (Quadrennial Review)
  • Loughborough University Annual Programme Review 

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Feb.2015) and ‘Framework of Higher Education Qualifications’, (Aug.2008) 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan.2014 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014 

  • Programme Accreditation Reports (Quinquennial) by professional institutions

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

In line with the QAA ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering (2015)’  the programme learning outcomes listed here are sourced from the Engineering Councils publication ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ 3rd Edition, 2014.

Science and Mathematics (SM)

Engineering is underpinned by science and mathematics, and other associated disciplines, as defined by the relevant professional engineering institution(s). Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline and to enable them to apply mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems
  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline

 Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solutions of engineering problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to analyse key engineering processes
  • Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques
  • Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods in order to solve engineering problems and to implement appropriate action
  • Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving engineering problems

 Design (D)

Design at this level is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics
  • Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards
  • Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain and quantify the effect of this on the design
  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal
  • Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes
  • Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences

Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context (EL)

Engineering activity can have impacts on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals. Upon successful completion graduates will have the skills to manage their activities and be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

  • Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering and a knowledge of professional codes of conduct
  •  Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes
  •  Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives
  •  Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and the ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate
  •  Awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues
  •  Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk, and of risk assessment and risk management techniques 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

This is the practical application of engineering skills, combining theory and experience, and use of other relevant knowledge and skills. This can include:

  • Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (eg operations and management, application and development of technology, etc)
  • Knowledge of characteristics of particular materials, equipment, processes or products
  • Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills
  • Understanding of the use of technical literature and other information sources
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues
  • Understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards
  • Awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement
  • Ability to work with technical uncertainty
  • Understanding of, and the ability to work in, different roles within an engineering team
c. Key transferable skills:

Upon successful completion graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other outcomes, that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  • Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, working with others, information retrieval, and the effective use of general IT facilities
  • Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD
  • Plan and carry out a personal programme of work, adjusting where appropriate
  • Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader

4. Programme structure

4.1    Part A - Introductory Modules

4.1.1  Semester 1

                       COMPULSORY  MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMA101

Statics and Dynamics (20)

10

MMA901

Electronic Systems for Mechanical Engineers

10

MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

MMA800

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (20)

10

MAA310

Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering (20)

10

MMA508

Engineering Principles & Professional Skills (20)

10

  4.1.2  Semester 2

                       COMPULSORY  MODULES (total modular weight 60)                                  

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMA101

Statics and Dynamics (20)

10

MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

MMA800

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (20)

10

MMA100

Mechanics of Materials

10

MAA310

Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering (20)

10

MMA508

Engineering Principles & Professional Skills (20)

10

 

Students will be allocated to either the (a) or (b) module stream at the start of the academic year and MUST remain on the same stream throughout.

 

4.2 Part B - Degree Modules 

4.2.1 Semester 1

                        COMPULSORY  MODULES (total modular weight 60)         

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMB101

Engineering Dynamics 2

10

MMB104

Control Engineering

10

MMB300

Engineering Computation (10)

5

MMB100

Mechanics of Materials 2

10

MMB500

Application of Engineering Design: Industry Based Project (10)

5

MMB800

Thermodynamics 2

10

MAB110

Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering 3

10

4.2.2  Semester 2

                      COMPULSORY  MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMB403

Design of Machine Elements

10

MMB300

Engineering Computation (10)

5

MMB500

Application of Engineering Design: Industry Based Project (10)

5

MMB404

Computer Aided Design, Manufacture and Test (CADMAT)

10

MMB801

Heat Transfer

10

MMB802

Fluid Mechanics 2

10

ELB045

Electrical Power & Machines

10

 

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year

                        COMPULSORY MODULE      

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMI001

DIS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

120

MMI002

DPS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 School Placements coordinator or visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/industry-placements/.  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme)

 

MMI003

DIntS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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)

10

MMC900

Computer Control & Instrumentation

10

MMC504

Applied Engineering Design & Analysis

10

MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

10

 

                       (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20)

 TWO modules (weight 20) MUST be selected either both from group A or both from group B, or (subject to timetabling restrictions) ONE module from either group A or group B and ONE module from group C.

 GROUP A:

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMC801

Advanced Heat Transfer

10

MMC804

Energy Systems Analysis

10

MMC805

Turbomachinery

10

MMC910

Laser Materials Processing

10

GROUP B:

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMC104

Robotics and Control

10

MMC107

Contacts Mechanics: Tribology

10

MMC901

Digital Image Processing

10

GROUP C:

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10

MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

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 semester modular weight of 10.       

4.4.3 Semester 2

                      (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMC500

Individual Project  (40)

30

 

                     (ii) OPTIONAL  MODULES (total modular weight of 30)

TWO or THREE modules (with a total modular weight of 30) MUST be selected from groups A, B and C with no more than ONE module being taken from each group.

 

GROUP A:

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMC106

Finite Element Analysis

10

MMC802

Computational Fluid Dynamics 1

10

MPC012

Polymer Engineering - Processing and Manufacture

10

GROUP B:

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

MMC101

Vibration and Noise

10

MMC105

Kinematics of Machinery

10

MPC014

Materials in Service

10

GROUP C:

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

 MMC301

Computer Aided Engineering

10

MMC800

Internal Combustion Engines

20

MMC803

Ballistics and Rocket Propulsion

10

MPC102

Fracture and Failure

10

4.4.4 Mechanical Engineering B.Eng (Manufacturing Stream)

B.Eng Mechanical Engineering students may desire to follow a Manufacturing Engineering stream through Part C, after successful completion of their Part B studies.  Students who would like to be considered for this stream should contact their programme director to discuss this possibility.  Successful students would subsequently select modules from Part C of the Product Design Engineering Programme.

4.4.5 Substitute Modules

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

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to Part C and 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

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates, who have the right of re-assessment in all parts. Where a candidate has accumulated 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 average percentage marks for each part will be combined in the ratio Part B - 40 : Part C - 60 to determine the degree classification.

Programme Specification

MM MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Final award MEng / MEng+DIS / MEng+DPS / MEng+DInts
Programme title Mechanical Engineering
Programme code MMUM03
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 8 semesters, or 10 semesters if the students undertake the additional period of study normally between Parts B and C for the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, the Diploma of International Studies or the Diploma of Professional Studies.
UCAS code H302, H303
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This degree provides a comprehensive programme of technical analysis, design, business and leadership skills that are required to become a chartered mechanical engineer. The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of industry; providing a strong academic foundation while inspiring students to be creative and communicate their ideas clearly by way of industrially based design projects. Flexibility for students to choose a wide variety of career paths and specialisms is included in their final two years. On completion of the programme, students will have acquired a broad base of engineering knowledge and a deep understanding of their chosen specialist areas. They will be self-reliant and will be confident of their ability to lead engineering projects.

Aims:

  • To provide the technical skills to understand mechanical systems and solve engineering problems

  • To deliver a fundamental understanding of material properties and manufacturing processes 

  • To provide a working knowledge of advanced analytical tools and measurement techniques

  • To impart an appreciation of the essential practical and commercial aspects of engineering

  • To develop design skills to evaluate ideas and the communication and leadership skills to put ideas into practice

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

  • Loughborough University Periodic Programme Review (Quadrennial Review) 
  • Loughborough University Annual Programme Review 

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Feb.2015) and ‘Framework of Higher Education Qualifications’, (Aug.2008) 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan 2014 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014 

  • Programme Accreditation Reports (Quinquennial) by professional institutions

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

In line with the QAA ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering (2015)’  the programme learning outcomes listed here are sourced from the Engineering Councils publication ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ 3rd Edition, 2014.

Science and Mathematics (SM)

Engineering is underpinned by science and mathematics, and other associated disciplines, as defined by the relevant professional engineering institution(s). Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, and an understanding and know-how of the scientific principles of related disciplines, to enable appreciation of the scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies

  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline and to enable them to apply a range of mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently and critically in the analysis and solution of engineering problems

  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively

  • Awareness of developing technologies related to own specialisation.

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computational models relevant to the engineering discipline, and an appreciation of their limitations

  • Understanding of concepts from a range of areas, including some outside engineering, and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively in engineering projects

 Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solutions of engineering problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to undertake critical analysis of key engineering processes
  • Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques

  • Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods, using alternative approaches and understanding their limitations, in order to solve engineering problems and implement appropriate action

  • Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving complex engineering problems

  • Ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to extract and evaluate pertinent data and to apply engineering analysis techniques in the solution of unfamiliar problems

 Design (D)

Design at this level is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics
  • Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards

  • Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain, quantify the effect of this on the design and, where appropriate, use theory or experimental research to mitigate deficiencies

  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal

  • Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes

  • Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Demonstrate wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations

  • Demonstrate the ability to generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs

Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context (EL)

Engineering activity can have impacts on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals. Upon successful completion graduates will have the skills to manage their activities and be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

  • Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering, a knowledge of professional codes of conduct and how ethical dilemmas can arise
  • Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes

  • Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project and change management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives, their limitations, and how they may be applied appropriately

  • Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and the ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate

  • Awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues, and an awareness that these may differ internationally

  • Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health and safety, environmental and commercial risk, risk assessment and risk management techniques and an ability to evaluate commercial risk

  • Understanding of the key drivers for business success, including innovation, calculated commercial risks and customer satisfaction 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

This is the practical application of engineering skills, combining theory and experience, and use of other relevant knowledge and skills. This can include:

  • Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (eg operations and management, application and development of technology, etc)
  • Knowledge of characteristics of particular equipment, processes or products, with extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components

  • Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills

  • Understanding of the use of technical literature and other information sources

  • Knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues

  • Understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards

  • Awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement

  • Ability to work with technical uncertainty

  • A thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations, and some appreciation of likely new developments

  • Ability to apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of commercial and industrial constraints

  •  Understanding of different roles within an engineering team and the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader 
c. Key transferable skills:

Upon successful completion graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other outcomes, that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  • Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, working with others, information retrieval and the effective use of general IT facilities
  • Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD

  • Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis

  • Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader

4. Programme structure

4.1    Part A - Introductory Modules

4.1.1   Semester 1

                       COMPULSORY  MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 Title

 Modular Weight

   MMA101

Statics and Dynamics     (20)

10

   MMA901

Electronic Systems for Mechanical Engineers

10

   MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

   MMA800

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (20)

10

   MAA310

Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering (20)

10

   MMA508

Engineering Principles & Professional Skills (20)

10

4.1.2  Semester 2

                      COMPULSORY  MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

 Title

 Modular Weight

MMA101

Statics and Dynamics (20)

10

MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)

10

MMA800

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (20)

10

MMA100

Mechanics of Materials

10

MAA310

Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering (20)

10

MMA508

Engineering Principles & Professional Skills (20)

10


4.2 Part B  - Degree Modules

 4.2.1 Semester 1

                       COMPULSORY  MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMB101

Engineering Dynamics 2

10

MMB104

Control Engineering

10

MMB300

Engineering Computation (10)

5

MMB100

Mechanics of Materials 2

10

MMB500

Application of Engineering Design: Industry Based Project (10)

5

MMB800

Thermodynamics 2

10

MAB110

Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering 3

10

 

 4.2.2  Semester 2

                       COMPULSORY  MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMB403

Design of Machine Elements

10

MMB300

Engineering Computation (10)

5

MMB404

Computer Aided Design, Manufacture and Test (CADMAT)

10

MMB500

Application of Engineering Design: Industry Based Project (10)

5

MMB801

Heat Transfer

10

MMB802

Fluid Mechanics 2

10

ELB045

Electrical Power & Machines

10

     

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year

                        COMPULSORY MODULES

Code

Title

Modular Weight

   MMI001

DIS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

120

   MMI002

DPS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 Placements Coordinator for the School or visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/industry-placements/.  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme)

   MMI003

DIntS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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

   MMD550

Individual Project (50)

20

   MMC900

Computer Control & Instrumentation

10

   MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

10

                           (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20)

TWO modules (weight 20) must be selected from either group A or group B, or alternatively ONE module from group A or group B and ONE module from group C.

GROUP A

 Code

 Title

 Modular Weight

 MMC801

Advanced Heat Transfer

10

 MMC804

Energy Systems Analysis

10

 MMC805

Turbomachinery

10

 MMC910

Laser Materials Processing

10

GROUP B: 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

 MMC104

Robotics and Control

10

 MMC107

Contacts Mechanics: Tribology

10

MMC901

Digital Image Processing

10

GROUP C: 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.6)

10


4.4.2 Semester 2

                           (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

 Code

 Title

Modular Weight

   MMD550

Individual Project (50)

30

                          

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Modules in group A and group B are paired with modules in Part D to add depth to the programme. 

GROUP A: ONE module (weight 10) MUST be selected from this group.

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMC101

Vibration and Noise

10

Option (1a)

MMC105

Kinematics of Machinery

10

Option (1b)

GROUP B:  ONE module (weight 10) MUST be selected from this group.

Code

Title

Modular Weight

 MMC106

Finite Element Analysis

10

Option (1c)

 MPC012

Polymer Engineering - Processing & Manufacture

10

Option (1d)

MMC802

Computation Fluid Dynamics 1

10

Option (1e)

GROUP C:  ONE module (weight 10) MUST be selected from this group.

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMC301

Computer Aided Engineering

10

MMC803

Ballistics and Rocket Propulsion

10

MPC014

Materials in Service

10

MPC102

Fracture and Failure

10

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.6)

10

4.4.3 Mechanical Engineering MEng (Manufacturing Stream)

MEng Mechanical Engineering students may desire to follow a Manufacturing Engineering stream through Part C and Part D after successful completion of their Part B studies.  Students who would like to be considered for this stream should contact their programme director to discuss this possibility.  Successful students would subsequently select modules from Part C of the Product Design Engineering Programme. After successful completion of their Part C studies they will select modules from Part D of the Product Design Engineering Programme.

4.5 Part D - Degree Modules

4.5.1 Semester 1 

                        (i) COMPULSORY MODULES: (total modular weight 20)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMD503

Project Engineering (30)

10

MMD403

Engineering Design Management

10

                        (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

GROUP A: Students MUST take one module (weight 10) from this group OR MMD517 – ‘Teamwork and Leadership’, which runs in Semester 2.

Code

Title

Modular Weight

BSD523

Enterprise Technology

10

MMD500

Project Leadership

10

GROUP B:  (DEPTH OPTIONS) TWO modules (modular weight 20) MUST be selected from this group.  All modules in this group have pre-requisite modules in Part C.

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMD102

Non-Linear Dynamics

10

Option (2a)

MMD105

Dynamics of Machinery

10

Option (2b)

MMD100

Structural Integrity

10

Option (2c)

MPD014

Polymer Engineering 2: Properties

10

Option (2d)

MMD802

Computational Fluid Dynamics 2

10

Option (2e)

GROUP C: ONE module (modular weight 10) MUST be selected from this group.

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10

MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10

MMD552

Advanced Engineering Research (20)

10

MMD900

Mechatronics (20)

10

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.6)

10

4.5.2  Semester 2

                              (i) COMPULSORY MODULES: (total modular weight 20)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMD503

Project Engineering (30)

20

Students who elect to study Advanced Engineering Research or Mechatronics in semester 1 must study the second 10 weight of the module during semester 2. 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMD552

Advanced Engineering Research (20)

10

MMD900

Mechatronics (20)

10

Students who DID NOT take EITHER BSD523 Enterprise Technology OR MMD500 Project Leadership in group (A) in semester 1, MUST take the following;

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMD517

Teamwork and Leadership

10

 

                                (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

A total modular weight of 40 credits MUST be selected from groups A, B, C, D and E.  Not more than ONE module may be taken from each group.  Note that students who elected to study MMD552 or MMD900 in semester 1 may only select 30 credits from groups A, B, C, D and E.

GROUP A: 

 Code

 Title

Modular Weight

MMC301

Computer Aided Engineering

10

MMC800

Internal Combustion Engines

20

MMC803

Ballistics and Rocket Propulsion

10

GROUP B:

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

GROUP C:

Code 

 Title 

Modular Weight

MMD101

Drive Train Dynamics

10

MMD902

Laser & Optical Measurements

20

 GROUP D:

Code

 Title 

Modular Weight

MMD606

Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering

10

MMD407

Sustainable Product Design

10

GROUP E:

Code

 Title

Modular Weight

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.6)

10

 

Students may not register for modules already studied in Part C. 

4.5.3 Mechanical Engineering M.Eng (Manufacturing Stream)

MEng Mechanical Engineering students who opted to follow the Manufacturing Stream in Part C, will select modules from Part D of the Product Design Engineering Programme.

4.5.4 Substitute Modules

In exceptional circumstances, a student may substitute other degree level modules to a maximum modular credit of 20 from the University’s catalogue for one of those listed in group A, B or C, 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.

4.6   Availability of optional Language Modules in parts C and D

Language modules are graded 1-­8.   Levels 1 and 2 are only available in part C and are appropriate for those students who have not studied the language to GCSE level. Level 3 is appropriate for those students who have obtained a minimum of grade C at GCSE or who have gained appropriate credit at level 2. Level 5 requires a minimum of Grade D at GCE ‘A’ level or credit at level 4. Levels 7 and 8 are available to students who have completed level 6. Students electing to study a language in part C will, unless the programme director grants exception, take TWO sequential modules in semesters 1 and 2.  In Part D, levels 1 and 2 are not available.

 4.6.1  Semester 1

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Available in Part

LAN101

French 1

10

C

LAN103

French 3

10

C or D

LAN105

French 5

10

C or D

LAN107

French 7

10

D

LAN201

German 1

10

C

LAN203

German 3

10

C or D

LAN205

German 5

10

C or D

LAN207

German 7

10

D

LAN301

Spanish 1

10

C

LAN303

Spanish 3

10

C or D

LAN305

Spanish 5

10

C or D

LAN401

Mandarin Chinese A

10

C

LAN403

Mandarin Chinese C

10

C or D

LAN405

Mandarin Chinese E

10

D

4.6.2 Semester 2

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Available in Part

LAN122

French 2

10

C

LAN124

French 4

10

C or D

LAN126

French 6

10

C or D

LAN128

French 8

10

D

LAN222

German 2

10

C

LAN224

German 4

10

C or D

LAN226

German 6

10

C or D

LAN228

German 8

10

D

LAN322

Spanish 2

10

C

LAN324

Spanish 4

10

C or D

LAN326

Spanish 6

10

C or D

LAN422

Mandarin Chinese B

10

C

LAN424

Mandarin Chinese D

10

C or D

LAN426

Mandarin Chinese F

10

D

4.7  Studies Overseas

Students may choose to study Semester 1 (only) during their Part D, at an approved Overseas Higher Education Institution.  The mix of subjects of the learning programme must first be approved by the programme director for their course.  An acceptable learning programme should, where possible, include a group project and studies at an advanced/masters level. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Progression and Degree Award 

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, and from Part C to Part D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also: 

5.1.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, from Part C to Part D candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also accumulate at least 120 credits from the Part and a minimum overall average of 55% for the Part.

5.1.2 For candidates who commenced study on the programme before September 2014 who fail to satisfy the progression requirements stated in paragraphs 5.1.1 above, the requirements are:

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C and from Part C to Part D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in regulations XX but also:

i.    In order to proceed from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C and from Part C to Part D, candidates must obtain at least 50% in modules with a minimum weight of 100 credits in each programme part and gain credit (40%) in all other modules.

ii.   In order to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must obtain a mark of 50% in Project Engineering module MMD503 in Part D.

5.2 Criteria for candidates who do not receive permission to Progress or gain the award of a Degree.

Any candidate who fails to achieve the criteria for progression from Part A to Part B, Part B to Part C and from Part C to Part D shall have the opportunity to repeat Module Assessments in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XX.  Alternatively, the candidate may elect to enter the B.Eng degree programme in Mechanical Engineering, before commencing Part C, provided that the candidate has satisfied the criteria for progression for that programme at the appropriate point.

In exceptional circumstances, any candidate who, having successfully completed Part C, is unable to commence or complete Part D or fails to achieve the criteria necessary for the award of the degree of M.Eng may, at the discretion of the Programme Board, be awarded the degree of B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering with a classification corresponding to the candidate’s achievements in the Part B and Part C assessments and determined on the basis of the weightings given for the B.Eng programme. 

5.3 Re-assessment

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates, who have the right of re-assessment in all parts.  Where a candidate has accumulated 60 credits or fewer 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 modules assessments in Parts B, C and D in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX. The average percentage marks will be combined in the ratio Part B - 20, Part C - 40, Part D – 40 to determine the overall average percentage mark for the programme (the programme mark).

 

Programme Specification

MM BEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Final award BEng/ BEng + DIS/BEng + DPS/ BEng + DInts
Programme title Product Design Engineering
Programme code MMUB02
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 H715 / HH1R
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme seeks to provide a fully accredited engineering degree course that bridges the disciplines of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and product design.

The design content is interdisciplinary and applicable to products, processes and systems. It aims to support the acquisition of design engineering skills and provide an integrating theme to develop goal-directed thinking and problem-solving strategies applicable to a wide range of problems.

•    To deliver systematic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of engineering science, manufacturing engineering, innovation and appropriate management techniques.

•    To provide opportunities for students to develop appropriate design and project engineering skills.

•    To develop the ability to solve engineering problems, some complex, using contemporary ideas and techniques.

•    To enable students to manage their own learning, communicate effectively and make use of primary source materials.

•    To gain knowledge of human and project management theory.

•    To provide insight into engineering practice and commercial aspects of engineering.

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

  • Loughborough University Periodic Programme Review (Quadrennial Review). 

  • Loughborough University Annual Programme Review. 

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Feb.2015) and ‘Framework of Higher Education Qualifications’, (Aug.2008). 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan.2014. 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014. 

  • Programme Accreditation Reports (Quinquennial) by professional institutions.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

In line with the QAA ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering (2015)’  the programme learning outcomes listed here are sourced from the Engineering Councils publication ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ 3rd Edition, 2014.

Science and Mathematics (SM)

Engineering is underpinned by science and mathematics, and other associated disciplines, as defined by the relevant professional engineering institution(s). Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies

  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline and to enable them to apply mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems

  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline

Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solutions of engineering problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to analyse key engineering processes

  • Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques

  • Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods in order to solve engineering problems and to implement appropriate action

  • Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving engineering problems

Design (D)

Design at this level is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics

  • Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards

  • Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain and quantify the effect of this on the design

  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal

  • Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes

  • Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences

Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context (EL)

Engineering activity can have impacts on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals. Upon successful completion graduates will have the skills to manage their activities and be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

  •  Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering and a knowledge of professional codes of conduct

  •  Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes

  •  Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives

  •  Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate

  •  Awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues

  •  Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk, and of risk assessment and risk management techniques

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

This is the practical application of engineering skills, combining theory and experience, and use of other relevant knowledge and skills. This can include:

  •  Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (eg operations and management, application and development of technology, etc)
  •  Knowledge of characteristics of particular materials, equipment, processes or products

  •  Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills

  •  Understanding of the use of technical literature and other information sources

  •  Knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues

  •  Understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards

  •  Awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement

  •  Ability to work with technical uncertainty

  •  Understanding of, and the ability to work in, different roles within an engineering team

 

c. Key transferable skills:

Upon successful completion graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other outcomes, that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  • Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, working with others, information retrieval, and the effective use of general IT facilities
  •  Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD

  •  Plan and carry out a personal programme of work, adjusting where appropriate

  •  Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader 

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

MMA604

Materials and Manufacturing Processes

(20)

10

MMA401

Product Design (Ergonomics &Visualisation)

(20)

10

MMA400

Manufacturing Design 1

 

10

MMA501

Integrating Studies 1a

 

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

MMA604

Materials and Manufacturing Processes

(20)

10

MMA401

Product Design (Ergonomics &Visualisation)

(20)

10

MMA504

Integrating Studies 1b

 

10

MMA900

Electronics and Electrical Technology 1

 

10

4.2    Part B - Degree Modules 

4.2.1    Semester 1 

                      (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMB112

Engineering Science 2

 

10

MMB310

Engineering and Management Modelling

 

10

MMB400

Industrial Design

 

10

MMB501

Integrating Studies

(20)

10

MMB504

Application of Product Design

(20)

10

MMB610

Manufacturing Technology

 

10

4.2.2     Semester 2 

                     (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MAB206

Statistics

 

10

MMA210

Manufacturing Management

 

10

MMB301

Software Engineering

 

10

MMB413

Machine Design

 

10

MMB501

Integrating Studies

(20)

10

MMB504

Application of Product Design

(20)

10

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year 

                      COMPULSORY MODULE

 Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMI001

DIS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

120

 

MMI002

DPS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 Placements Coordinator for the School or visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/industry-placements/.  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme)

MMI003

DIntS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 50)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMC501

Individual Project

(40)

10

MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

 

10

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

 

10

MMC205

International Project Management

 

10

MMC401

Product Design

 

10

                         (ii)   OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 10)

Students MUST select no more than 10 credits from group A, B or C.

 

Group A

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC600

Advanced manufacturing Processes and Technology 1

10

MMC606

Additive manufacturing for Product Development

10

Group B

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC400

Design for Assembly

10

MMC201

Organisational Structure & Strategy

10

Group C

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC108

Manufacturing Automation and Control

10

MMC901

Digital Image Processing

10

2.4.2    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.

 2.4.3    Semester 2

(i)  COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMC501

Individual Project

(40)

30

                         (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Students MUST select no more than 10 credits from each group.

Group A

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC106

Finite Element Analysis

10

MPC012

Polymer Engineering Processes and Manufacture

10

 Group B

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC203

Manufacturing Planning and Control

10

MMC206

Product Innovation Management

10

Group C

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC300

Product Information Systems - Computer Aided Design

10

MMC603

Metrology

10

Group D

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

In exceptional circumstances, a student may substitute a maximum credit of 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 Progression and 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 accumulated 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.

Programme Specification

MM MEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Final award MEng/ MEng+DIS/ MEng+DPS/MEng+DInts
Programme title Product Design Engineering
Programme code MMUM02
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters, or 10 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 HHC7, HHD7
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme seeks to provide a fully accredited engineering degree course that bridges the disciplines of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and product design.

The design content is interdisciplinary and applicable to products, processes and systems. It aims to support the acquisition of specialist and creative design engineering skills and provide an integrating theme to develop goal-directed thinking and problem-solving strategies applicable to a wide range of problems, as well as management, business and interpersonal skills appropriate for future leaders of industry.

  • To deliver in-depth knowledge and understanding of key aspects of engineering science, manufacturing engineering, innovation and appropriate management techniques.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop appropriate design and project engineering skills, including dealing with open-ended problems and elements of uncertainty and risk.
  • To develop the ability to solve a broad range of engineering problems, some complex and novel, using contemporary ideas and techniques.
  • To enable students to manage their own learning, communicate effectively and make use of primary source materials.
  • To put human and project management theory into practice through team-working and opportunities for leadership experience.
  • To provide insight into engineering practice and commercial aspects of engineering and design.

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

  • Loughborough University Periodic Programme Review (Quadrennial Review). 

  • Loughborough University Annual Programme Review. 

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Feb.2015) and ‘Framework of Higher Education Qualifications’, (Aug.2008). 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan.2014. 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014. 

  • Programme Accreditation Reports (Quinquennial) by professional institutions.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

In line with the QAA ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering (2015)’  the programme learning outcomes listed here are sourced from the Engineering Councils publication ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ 3rd Edition, 2014.

 

Science and Mathematics (SM)

Engineering is underpinned by science and mathematics, and other associated disciplines, as defined by the relevant professional engineering institution(s). Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, and an understanding and know-how of the scientific principles of related disciplines, to enable appreciation of the scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies

  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline and to enable them to apply a range of mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently and critically in the analysis and solution of engineering problems

  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively

  • Awareness of developing technologies related to own specialisation.

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computational models relevant to the engineering discipline, and an appreciation of their limitations

  • Understanding of concepts from a range of areas, including some outside engineering, and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively in engineering projects

 Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solutions of engineering problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to undertake critical analysis of key engineering processes

  • Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques

  • Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods, using alternative approaches and understanding their limitations, in order to solve engineering problems and implement appropriate action

  • Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving complex engineering problems

  • Ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies

  • Ability to extract and evaluate pertinent data and to apply engineering analysis techniques in the solution of unfamiliar problems

 Design (D)

Design at this level is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics

  • Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards

  • Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain, quantify the effect of this on the design and, where appropriate, use theory or experimental research to mitigate deficiencies

  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation,    maintenance and disposal

  • Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes

  • Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Demonstrate wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations

  • Demonstrate the ability to generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs

Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context (EL)

Engineering activity can have impacts on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals. Upon successful completion graduates will have the skills to manage their activities and be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

  • Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering, a knowledge of professional codes of conduct and how ethical dilemmas can arise

  • Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes

  • Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project and change management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives, their limitations, and how they may be applied appropriately

  • Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate

  • Awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues, and an awareness that these may differ internationally

  • Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health and safety, environmental and commercial risk, risk assessment and risk management techniques and an ability to evaluate commercial risk

  • Understanding of the key drivers for business success, including innovation, calculated commercial risks and customer satisfaction

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

Upon successful completion graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other outcomes, that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  • Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, working with others, information retrieval and the effective use of general IT facilities
  • Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD

  • Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis

  • Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader

c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • demonstrate a high level of numeracy
  • 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;
  • work independently;
  • work in a team;
  • organise and manage time and resources effectively; 
  • learn new theories, concepts, methods etc. in an unfamiliar situation outside the discipline area.

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

MMA604

Materials and Manufacturing Processes

(20)

10

MMA401

Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation)

(20)

10

MMA400

Manufacturing Design 1

 

10

MMA501

Integrating Studies 1a

 

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

MMA604

Materials and Manufacturing Processes

(20)

10

MMA401

Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation)

(20)

10

MMA504

Integrating Studies 1b

 

10

MMA900

Electronics and Electrical Technology 1

 

10

4.2    Part B - Degree Modules 

4.2.1    Semester 1 

                      (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMB112

Engineering Science 2

 

10

MMB310

Engineering and Management Modelling

 

10

MMB400

Industrial Design

 

10

MMB501

Integrating Studies

(20)

10

MMB504

Application of Product Design

(20)

10

MMB610

Manufacturing Technology

 

10

4.2.2     Semester 2 

                     (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MAB206

Statistics

 

10

MMA210

Manufacturing Management

 

10

MMB301

Software Engineering

 

10

MMB413

Machine Design

 

10

MMB501

Integrating Studies

(20)

10

MMB504

Application of Product Design

(20)

10

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year 

                      COMPULSORY MODULE

 Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMI001

DIS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

120

 

MMI002

DPS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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 School Placements Coordinator or visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/industry-placements/.  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme)

MMI003

DIntS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

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

Modules indicated with ** are paired together and add depth to the programme.  For example, (1a) in part C is paired with (2a) in part D.  Similarly (1e) in Part D is paired with (2e) also in part D.  All students MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST TWO of these specialist module pairs during Part C or D.  The second module of a pair (numbered 2) may not be taken without the prerequisite module (numbered 1) but the preliminary modules may be studied independently. 

4.4.1    Semester 1 

                        (i)   COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)                           

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMD551

Individual Project

(50)

20

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

 

10

MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

 

10

MMC401

Product Design

 

10

MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

 

10 (1d)

4.4.2     Semester 2 

                     (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMD551

Individual Project

(50)

30

                                                                                                            

                        (ii)    OPTIONAL  MODULES (total modular weight 30) 

Students MUST select 10 credits from group A and no more than 10 credits from each group.

Group A

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MPC012

Polymer Engineering 1: Processing

10 (1b) 

MMC106

Finite Element Analysis

10 (1c)

Group B

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMC300

Product Information Systems- Computer Aided Design

10

Group C

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMC203

Manufacturing Planning & Control

10

Group D

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

Other modules to a maximum modular credit of 10 across Semester 1 and 2 may be selected from those modules offered by any programmes of the University.  Any such selection will be 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. 

4.5    Part D - Degree Modules           

At least 70 weight of level 7 (D modules) must be taken in Part D 

4.5.1    Semester 1 

                      (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMD503

Project Engineering

(30)

10

MMD207

Project Management

 

10

BSD523

Enterprise Technology

 

10

                      (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30) 

Students MUST select 10 credits from group A and no more than 10 credits from each group (B-F).

Note there will be at least 20 weight of deepening modules (follow on from pre-requisite modules in Part C) across both semesters.

Group A

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MPD014

Polymer Engineering – Properties & Design

 

10 (2b)

   MMD100

Structural Integrity

 

10 (2c)

Group B

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMC900

Computer Instrumentation and Control

 

10 (1e)

MMC600

Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Technology 1

 

10 (1a)

MMC901

Digital Image Processing

 

10

Group C

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMC201

Organisation Structure and Strategy          

 

10

Group D

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMC400

Design for Assembly

 

10 

Group E

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMD552

Advanced Engineering Research

(20)

10 

Group F

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMD900

Mechatronics

 (20)

10 (2e)

Group G

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.5)

 

10

Students who elect to study MMD552 Advanced Engineering Research in semester 1 must study the second 10 credits of the module in semester 2.

Students who elect to study MMC900 (1e) must also study MMD900 (2e) in Part D.

In exceptional circumstances a maximum modular credit of 20 may be selected from those modules offered by any programmes of the University.  Any such selection will be 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.

 4.5.2     Semester 2 

                     (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMD503

Project Engineering

(30)

20

MMD407

Sustainable Product Design

 

10

                        (ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Students MUST select up to 20 credits from group A and not more than 10 credits from each group (B-F)

Note there will be at least 20 weight of deepening modules (follow on from pre-requisite modules in Part C) across both semesters.

Note that students who elected to study MMD552 in semester 1 must continue the module in semester 2.

Group A

Code

Title

Modular  Weight

MMD601

Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology 2

 

10 (2a)

MMD606

Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering

 

10 (2d)

MMD900

Mechatronics

 (20)

10

Group B

Code

Title

Modular  Weight

MMC206

Product Innovation Management

 

10

Group C

Code

Title

Modular  Weight

MMC603

Metrology 

 

10

Group D

Code

Title

Modular  Weight

MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

 

10

MMC700

Sports Engineering

 

10

Group E

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

MMD552

Advanced Engineering Research

(20)

10 

Group F

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

LAN***

Language (See Section 4.5)

 

10


4.5 Availability of optional Language Modules in parts C and D

Language modules are graded 1-6.  Level 1 is appropriate for those students who have not studied the language to GCSE level. Level 3 is appropriate for those students who have obtained a minimum of grade C at GCSE or who have gained credit at level 2 in the chosen language. Level 5 requires a GCE ‘A’ level of at least grade D or credit at level 4.  Students in Part D may elect to take ONE or TWO modules.

 4.5.1 Semester 1

  Code

 

Title

Modular Weight

Available in Part

LAN101

French 1

10

C

LAN103

French 3

10

C or D

LAN105

French 5

10

C or D

LAN107

French 7

10

D

LAN201

German 1

10

C

LAN203

German 3

10

C or D

LAN205

German 5

10

C or D

LAN207

German 7

10

D

LAN301

Spanish 1

10

C

LAN303

Spanish 3

10

C or D

LAN305

Spanish 5

10

C or D

LAN401

Mandarin Chinese A

10

C

LAN403

Mandarin Chinese C

10

C or D

LAN405

Mandarin Chinese E

10

D

4.5.2 Semester 2

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Available in Part

 

LAN122

French 2

10

C

LAN124

French 4

10

C or D

LAN126

French 6

10

C or D

LAN128

French 8

10

D

LAN222

German 2

10

C

LAN224

German 4

10

C or D

LAN226

German 6

10

C or D

LAN228

German 8

10

D

LAN322

Spanish 2

10

C

LAN324

Spanish 4

10

C or D

LAN326

Spanish 6

10

C or D

LAN422

Mandarin Chinese B

10

C

LAN424

Mandarin Chinese D

10

C or D

LAN426

Mandarin Chinese F

10

D

4.6    Studies Overseas

Students may choose to study Semester 1 only, during their Part D at an approved Overseas Higher Education Institution.  The mix of subjects of the learning programme must first be approved by the Programme Director.  An acceptable learning programme must include a major group project and studies at an advanced/masters level with modular weight not less than 20.  

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Progression and Award of Degree

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, and from Part C to Part D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also: 

5.1.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C, from Part C to Part D candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also obtain at least 120 credits from the Part and a minimum overall average of 55% for the Part.

5.1.2 For candidates who commenced study on the programme before September 2014 who fail to satisfy the progression requirements stated in paragraphs 5.1.1 above, the requirements are:

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C and from Part C to Part D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in regulations XX but also:

i. In order to proceed from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C and from Part C to Part D, candidates must obtain at least 50% in modules with a minimum weight of 100 credits in each programme part and gain credit (40%) in all other modules.

ii.   In order to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must obtain a mark of 50% in project Engineering Module MMD503 in Part D.

5.2 Criteria for Candidates who do not receive Permission to Progress or gain the Award of a Degree

Any candidate who fails to achieve the criteria for progression from Part A to Part B, Part B to Part C or Part C to Part D shall have the opportunity to repeat module assessments in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XX.  Alternatively, the candidate may elect to enter the BEng Honours Degree programme in Product Design Engineering, provided that the candidate has satisfied the criteria for progression on the BEng programme at the appropriate point.

Any candidate who, having successfully completed Part C, is unable to commence or complete Part D or who fails to achieve the criteria necessary for the award of MEng may, at the discretion of the Programme Board, be awarded the degree of BEng in Product Design Engineering with a classification corresponding to the candidate’s achievements in the Part B and Part C assessments and determined on the basis of the weightings given for the BEng programme.  

5.3  Re-assessment

Re-assessment requirements are in accordance with Regulation XX. Where a candidate has accumulated 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

Candidate’s final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B, C and D 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 20: Part C 40: Part D 40) to determine the overall average percentage mark for the Programme (the Programme Mark).

Programme Specification

MM BSc (Hons) Sports Technology

Academic Year: 2017/18

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

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

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

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/HC76
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

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.

Aims:

• To develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of sport-related product design, manufacture and test, human performance and business studies. 

• 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, commercial and broader societal aspects of engineering.

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

  • Loughborough University Periodic Programme Review (Quadrennial Review). 

  • Loughborough University Annual Programme Review. 

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Feb.2015) and ‘Framework of Higher Education Qualifications’, (Aug.2008). 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan.2014. 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014. 

  • Programme Accreditation Reports (Quinquennial) by professional institutions.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

In line with the QAA ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering (2015)’  the programme learning outcomes listed here are sourced from the Engineering Councils publication ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ 3rd Edition, 2014.

 

Science and Mathematics (SM)

Engineering is underpinned by science and mathematics, and other associated disciplines, as defined by the relevant professional engineering institution(s). Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and technologies

  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline and to enable them to apply mathematical and statistical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems

  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of their own engineering discipline

Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solutions of engineering problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have:

  • Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to analyse key engineering processes

  • Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques

  • Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods in order to solve engineering problems and to implement appropriate action

  • Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving engineering problems

Design (D)

Design at this level is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Upon successful completion graduates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics

  • Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards

  • Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain and quantify the effect of this on the design

  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal

  • Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes

  • Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences

Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context (EL)

Engineering activity can have impacts on the environment, on commerce, on society and on individuals. Upon successful completion graduates will have the skills to manage their activities and be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

  • Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering and a knowledge of professional codes of conduct

  •  Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes

  •  Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives

  •  Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate

  •  Awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues

  •  Knowledge and understanding of risk issues, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk, and of risk assessment and risk management techniques

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

This is the practical application of engineering skills, combining theory and experience, and use of other relevant knowledge and skills. This can include:

  • Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (eg operations and management, application and development of technology, etc)
  •  Knowledge of characteristics of particular materials, equipment, processes or products

  •  Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills

  •  Understanding of the use of technical literature and other information sources

  •  Knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues

  •  Understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards

  •  Awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement

  •  Ability to work with technical uncertainty

  •  Understanding of, and the ability to work in, different roles within an engineering team

 

 

c. Key transferable skills:

Upon successful completion graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other outcomes, that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

  • Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, working with others, information retrieval, and the effective use of general IT facilities

  •  Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD

  •  Plan and carry out a personal programme of work, adjusting where appropriate

  •  Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or lead 

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

4.1.1   Semester 1

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Module 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

Module 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

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMB503

Application of Product Design for Sports

(20)

10

MMB502

Applied Sports Technology 2

(20)

10

MMB302

Engineering Computation for Sports Technology

(20)

10

BSB520

Principles of Marketing for Sport & Leisure

 

10

MMB700

Sports Goods Design, Manufacture and Test

 

10

MMB701

Measurement and Experimental Design

 

10

4.2.2   Semester 2

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMB503

Application of Product Design for Sports

(20)

10

MMB502

Applied Sports Technology 2

(20)

10

MMB302

Engineering Computation for Sports Technology

(20)

10

MAB206

Statistics

 

10

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

 

10

PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

 

10

4.3       Part I – Optional Placement Year

COMPULSORY MODULE

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMI001

DIS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

 

120

ELI001

Industrial Training Placement (DIS, non-credit bearing)

 

120

MMI002

DPS Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

 

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 http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/undergraduate/industry-placements/. Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme)

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMI003

DInt Industrial Placement (non-credit bearing)

 

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

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMC500

Individual Project

(40)

20

MMC701

Sports Surfaces, Footwear and Garments

 

10

MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

 

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20) - Students MUST select no more than 10 credits from any one group.

Group A

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMC600

Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology 1

10

MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10

MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10

Group B

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMC201

Organisation Structure and Strategy

10

MMC400

Design for Assembly

10

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

Group C

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMC401

Product Design

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

Module 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

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMC500

Individual Project

(40)

20

MMC702

Sports Equipment Industry

 

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Students MUST select no more than 10 credits from any one group.

Group A

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMC206

Product Innovation Management

10

MMC204

Management of the Human Resource

10

Group B

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MPC012

Polymer Processing Technology

10

MMC300

Product Information Systems – Computer Aided Design

10

Group C

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

PSC029

Mechanics of Sports Techniques

10

As selected in semester 1

Code

Module 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 Progression and 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 accumulated 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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