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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MM Curriculum Based Component of the EngD Research Programme in Manufacturing Engineering

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXVI and Reg. XXI (Regs for Higher Degrees by Research and Regs for Postgraduate 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
Final award EngD or exit award of MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Manufacturing Engineering
Programme code To be confirmed
Length of programme The curriculum-based component of the EngD programme should normally be completed within the first 2 years of registration.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

The EngD programme in Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough is open to graduates in any appropriate branch of engineering provided that they are articulate, well qualified and highly motivated. Graduates must demonstrate an appropriate background for their chosen research project. The usual EPSRC eligibility requirements apply.

The minimum entry qualification is a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. A lower qualification is acceptable if supplemented with an appropriate postgraduate (MSc) qualification and/or substantial industrial experience.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To produce future research leaders to tackle the major national and international challenges over the next 15 years in implementing new high-value manufacturing technologies within UK industry by bridging the gap between basic research and technology commercialisation. Key technology themes for prioritisation (within the key automotive, aerospace and electronics sectors) have been identified in net shape processes, surface engineering, ultra low cost tooling, advanced material processing, assembly integration, intelligent automation and through-life digital engineering. 

To introduce students to key engineering topics relevant to high-value manufacturing technologies. 

To prepare graduates who are capable of operating in multi-disciplinary teams and who have the skills to analyse the overall economic context of their projects and to be aware of the social and ethical implications.  

To develop students’ understanding in a particular specific area of interest by undertaking a research based project in association with appropriate university research groups and in conjunction with industry.

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

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ);

Engineering subject benchmark statement;

University Learning and Teaching Strategy;

EC (UK)  Specification for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC);

Industrial Advisory Committee for the Engineering Doctorate Centre;

Good Practice in Developing Collaborative Provision at Nottingham University

Collaborative Provision Policy at Birmingham University

Policy on Collaborative Provision at Loughborough University

(http://www.as.bham.ac.uk/legislation/docs/POL_Collaborative_Provision.pdf, http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/academicservices/qualitymanual/goodpracticeguide/goodpracticeindevelopingcollaborativeprovision.aspx, http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/policy/aqp/appendix/22/index.htm).

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • The fundamental challenges and capabilities in high-value, advanced manufacturing engineering 
  • The theoretical background of the specialist area(s) of manufacturing relevant to the research undertaken 
  • The application of advanced technical skills, allied with management and professional skills in an industrial context so as to contribute to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches 
  • The techniques and practice of management in a manufacturing business environment 
  • The social and economic, environmental and regulatory impact of advanced technologies

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Understand a research problem and develop an appropriate research methodology 
  • Critically appreciate and synthesise information from a broad range of sources to aid decision making for system, process or product improvement 
  • Select and apply appropriate analytical, manufacturing engineering principles and methods to model and analyse problems in advanced manufacturing 
  • Source and critically evaluate information from academic papers, patents, technical manuals and industrial sources 
  • Plan investigations both in the field and in laboratory situations
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Develop knowledge of appropriate research and professional skills 
  • Select and apply appropriate methods and techniques to solve problems 
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations individually or within a professional team 
  • Plan, schedule, project manage and execute in-depth investigations individually or within a team 
  • Employ a range of computer-based packages associated with CAD, CAM, IT, project planning and control of manufacturing 
  • Use relevant specialist manufacturing process equipment
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • Generate new ideas and develop and evaluate a range of solutions
  • Adopt a critical approach for research investigation
  • Enhance written and verbal communication skills through reports and presentations and clearly communicate research conclusions
  • Work effectively and independently within multidisciplinary teams
  • Enhance the ability to plan and manage projects effectively
  • Make appropriate use of specialist software packages

 

4. Programme structure

4.1  Introduction

All Research Engineers who are registered on the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme are required to register for and satisfy the regulations for the curriculum-based component of the programme. The purpose of the taught modules is to develop knowledge and understanding of a number of technical, business and management subjects as a pre-requisite to the research element of the EngD award.

The curriculum-based component of the programme will normally require a total modular weight of 180 (including the Postgraduate Research Dissertation at 60 credits) taken from the range of postgraduate modules offered by the three Universities within the Manufacturing Engineering Doctoral Centre (MEDC) (Nottingham (N), Loughborough (L) and Birmingham (B)).

Candidates who have previously studied appropriate Level 7 (MSc) material, already possess an appropriate MSc or have appropriate industrial experience may be allowed in exceptional circumstances to reduce the curriculum-based component of the programme. Eligibility for a reduced curriculum-based component will be decided on an individual basis by the MEDC Management Group.

All candidates shall register at the beginning of their programme and subsequently at the beginning of each academic year for the modules which they are taking in that year, subject to their satisfactory progress in research and the extension of their registration for the Degree of EngD in accordance with the Regulations for Higher Degrees by Research. Candidates are not eligible to register for modules whilst they remain in debt to the university.

4.2  Content

The programme has a number of special features as a consequence of the multi-university nature of the MEDC. The Research Engineers (REs) will register at one of the three universities, but in order to maintain the integrity of the Centre all REs in each cohort will attend an initial full-time core training period of one semester duration. The core training semester will also include compulsory but non-assessed activities within the induction period.

The modular credits taken in the core training period will comprise 65 credits of compulsory modules offered by the three universities. The total taught element credits will be made up to 120 by specialist training modules which can be taken at any of the partner universities. There are three themes within the specialist modules, and REs are normally expected to take a minimum of 10 credits from each of these three themes. However to ensure that the correct number of credits are achieved the REs have to ensure that they take at least one of the Loughborough based 15 credit optional modules.

Specialist modules can be undertaken at any preferred time during the programme  subject to local prerequisite requirements.

The selection of elective modules should be discussed and agreed with the Research Engineer’s supervisor(s) and the appropriate Programme Director.

4.2.1   Core Modules

 

Year 1 - (total modular weight 65)

 

Code Title Modular Weight
WSP070 Imagineering Technologies & Business Planning 20
G54RPS Research and Professional Skills (N) 10
N14T15 Innovation and Technology Transfer (N) 10
TBC Materials for Manufacturing (B) 10
WSP600 Manufacturing Processes and Automation (L) 15

 

4.2.2   Elective Modules - (total modular weight 55)

Optional modules may be chosen from the module catalogues of the universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Birmingham. All module choice is subject to the approval of the Programme Director and the delivering institution(s) and/or department(s). Choice should normally be restricted to postgraduate modules (level 7) and should normally be chosen from the selection listed below. Most modules are delivered either as block-taught modules lasting 3 to 5 days or in Distance Learning format (indicated by § after the module code).  

The research engineer is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of optional module choice can be incorporated into their individual timetable. Choice of optional modules is significantly affected by timetabling constraints and is also subject to availability, 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.

Engineers must select a minimum 10 credits from each of the Management and Professional Development and Contextual skills groups and a minimum of 20 credits from the Advanced Technical skills group. There is no restriction on numbers of credits selected from a specific university but at least one 15 credit module from Loughborough must be taken to ensure total credits of 120. The choice of electives will be made in discussion with the research project supervisor and training manager to provide sufficient background material for the research theme.  

The majority of elective modules are delivered in one-week intensive blocks. The modules indicated with an * are taught weekly during a semester.

 

Management & Professional Development Skills 
Module Title Module Code Credits Semester Offered by
Process Excellence/Lean Thinking & Customer Care N14R09 10 Summer N
Supply Chain/Logistics Strategy & Performance Measurement N14R06 10 Spring N
Product Lifecycle Management WSP330 15 Aut L
Contextual Skills 
Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context WSP409 15 Aut L
Exploring Science & Technology in Society * L34619 10 Aut N
Advanced Technical Skills
Additive Manufacturing WSP637 15 Spring L
Sustainable Product Design WSP437 15 Spring L
Aluminium Alloys 04 21930   Summer B
Intermetallics 04 17683 10 Summer B
Physical Metallurgy of Titanium and Nickel 04 21929 10 Aut B
Polymer Science and Soft Matter  04 18515 10 Spring B
Advanced Tooling & Fixturing* TBC 10 Spring N
Automated Assembly* TBC 10 Spring N

 

4.2.3   Project and Research Training - (total modular weight 60)

Code Title Modular Weight
WSP570 Research Project Portfolio: Part 1 (L) 30
WSP571 Research Project Portfolio: Part 2 (L) 30

The Research Project Portfolio: Part 1 should normally be completed in year 1, and the Research Project Portfolio: Part 2 should normally be completed in year 2.

These Project and Research Training modules can be considered as the Masters Project for purposes of the award of MSc.

Three copies of the Research Project Portfolio (Parts 1 and 2) must be lodged with the Programme Director on or before the second anniversary of registration.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1   Candidates who have completed part or all of the curriculum based element of their programme but who subsequently do not complete the requirements for the award of EngD may be eligible for the for the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Master of Science (MSc). The credit for these awards must have been accumulated as part of the curriculum-based component of the programme. Candidates who have, because of their previous study or experience, been allowed to reduce the curriculum-based component of the programme may not qualify for an award. The normal eligibility of candidates on the Programme for these awards and for distinction where appropriate, will be in accordance with Regulation XXI.

5.2 The PGCert, PGDip or Degree of MSc shall be awarded in Manufacturing Engineering.

5.3   The Loughborough-based curriculum-based component of the EngD programme, including the Project and Research Training components, shall be assessed in accordance with the procedures set out in Regulation XXI.

5.4   Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination in Loughborough modules to be reassessed, where suitable modules are available, during the University's Special Assessment Period.

5.5   Candidates will be eligible to progress on the EngD programme when they have accumulated 180 credits from the curriculum-based component within the period of time specified in paragraph 1.3 of these Regulations, except where exemption has been granted in accordance with paragraph 1.4 of these Regulations.

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

Programme Specification

EL Curriculum-Based Component of Doctor of Eng Research Prog in Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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 School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award EngD/ MSc / PG Dip/ PGCert
Programme title Curriculum-Based Component of the Doctor of Engineering (EngD)Research Programme in Systems Engineering
Programme code WSRE21
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis (4 years). The curriculum-based component should normally be completed within the first two years of registration. Candidates who have previously studied appropriate Level 7 (MSc) material, already possess an appropriate MSc or have appropriate industrial experience may be allowed to reduce the curriculum-based component of the programme. Eligibility for a reduced curriculum-based component will be decided on an individual basis by the Programme Director and the Department’s Director of Studies. All Research Engineers who are registered on the Systems Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme are required to register for and satisfy the regulations for the curriculum-based component of the programme.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

As well as being read in conjunction with  Regulation XXI and the relevant module specifications, this programme specification should also be read in conjunction with Regulation XXVI Higher Degrees by Research. 

The EngD programme in Systems Engineering at Loughborough is open to graduates in any appropriate branch of engineering provided that they are articulate, well qualified and highly motivated. The usual EPSRC eligibility requirements apply.

The minimum entry qualification is a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. A lower qualification is acceptable if supplemented with an appropriate postgraduate (MSc) qualification and/or substantial industrial experience.

Exemptions

Candidates who have previously studied appropriate Level 7 (MSc) material, already possess an appropriate MSc or have appropriate industrial experience may be allowed to reduce the curriculum-based component of the programme. Eligibility for a reduced curriculum-based component will be decided on an individual basis by the Programme Director and the Department’s Director of Studies.

 

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Engineering Doctorate in Systems Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the application of the systems approach to multi-disciplinary and complex engineering problems.

The programme aims to develop:

  • Expert knowledge of engineering/science areas relevant to the research project(s).
  • An appreciation of industrial engineering and development culture including: The role of research, product development, marketing awareness, minimisation of environmental impact.
  • Project and programme management skills - financial planning and control.
  • Teamwork, leadership and communication skills - oral, written, technical, non-technical.
  • The ability to apply skills/knowledge to new and unusual situations.
  • The ability to seek optimal solutions to complex or multifaceted problems.
  • Research capability and the ability to undertake research in association with an industrial partner.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Mathematical methods appropriate
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications
  • Relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks
  • Relevant operational practices and requirements for safe working

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing relevant engineering problems relevant to complex systems
  • Use relevant test and measurement equipment
  • Plan and execute safely experimental laboratory work
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
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 approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

The curriculum-based component of the programme will follow the taught modules drawn from the School’s MSc Programme in Systems Engineering. Research Engineers should refer to these regulations for an up-to-date module listing.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

As well as being read in conjunction with  Regulation XXI and the relevant module specifications, this programme specification should also be read in conjunction with Regulation XXVI Higher Degrees by Research. 

5.1 All Research Engineers who are registered on the Systems Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme are required to register for and satisfy the regulations for the curriculum-based component of the programme. 

5.2 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.3 Each module in the curriculum-based component of the programme will be assessed and credit awarded in accordance with the levels of achievement specified in Regulation XXI.

5.4 Candidates will be eligible to progress on the EngD programme when they have accumulated 180 credits from the curriculum-based component within the period of time specified under 'Programme Length and Type' in this specification, except where exemption has been granted in accordance with 'Exemptions' under 'Admissions Criteria' in this specification. 

5.5 Candidates who have completed part or the entire curriculum based element of their programme, but who subsequently do not complete the requirements for the award of EngD, may be eligible for the award of the Degree of Master, the Postgraduate Diploma or the Postgraduate Certificate. In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.6 Candidates who have, because of their previous study or experience, been allowed to reduce the curriculum-based component of the programme may not qualify for an award

 

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

Programme Specification

EL MSc Digital Communication Systems

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Digital Communication Systems
Programme code WSPT02
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis only. The duration of the programme is one year.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT02

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims


The Master of Science programme in Digital Communication Systems aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the design and development of the next generation of digital communication systems.

The programme: 

  • provides opportunities, through group and individual learning, for the study of key engineering topics required in modern digital communications.
  • enables students to access specialist material related to networked and mobile systems, and the signal processing they require for secure communication.
  • enables students to study advanced material that is the result of recent research, often involving design techniques and basic theories that have been developed in the School.
  • provides the opportunity to undertake an advanced project in association with the research groups in the School: in the Centre for Mobile Communications Research or in one of the research groups in wireless communications, high speed networks and advanced signal processing. Occasionally such projects can be taken in industry or in a number of European institutions participating in EU exchange programmes.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to the programme
  • Design principles and techniques appropriate to electronic and electrical components, equipment and associated software
  • Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to the programme
  • Use relevant test and measurement equipment
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
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 approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

The following table lists the modules that comprise the programme.

Students should select two optional modules indicated in semester 1 and three optional modules indicated in semester 2.

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

C/O

WSP006

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1

C

WSP011

Information Theory and Coding

15 

1

C

WSP003

Research Project

15

1

C

WSP009

Communication Networks

15

1

O

WSP010

Personal Radio Communications

15

1

O

WSP015

Communication Channels

15

1

O

WSP008

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

2

O

WSP016

Telecommunications Network Security

15

2

O

WSP017

Mobile Network Technologies

15

2

O

WSP023

Antennas

15

2

O

WSP024

Multimedia over Networks

15

2

O

WSP014

Project in Digital Communication Systems

60

other

C

Key: Compulsory = (C) Optional = (O)

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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

Programme Specification

EL MSc European Masters in Renewable Energy

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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
Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title European Masters in Renewable Energy
Programme code WSPT09
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis. The duration of the programme is 15 calendar months. The 60 credit (30ECTS) Master’s project is a requirement for the award of MSc and is undertaken after the completion of the taught modules in Semester 2. The Master’s project must be completed within a maximum period of one calendar year following the completion of the taught modules. The normal duration of the project is five months starting in June.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT09

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The European Masters in Renewable Energy aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the viable renewable energy technologies, with reference to the generation and storage of electricity and heat in developed and developing countries.

The programme:

  • Provides a deep technical comprehension across key renewable energy technologies and related fields and creates a context for energy and heat production, storage and use.
  • Enables students to specialise in a particular technology or implementation aspect.
  • Enables students to undertake a project related to the specialisation in industry, a research laboratory or at the university and during which the student can gain practical and/or research experience.
  • Enables students to gain experience in at least two European countries.

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, 2013
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

     

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 The scientific and technical principles of a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion

K2 The characteristics of the various types of technologies and the associated processes of manufacturing or project development

K3 Codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to renewable energy systems

K4 The socio-economic effects of the introduction and use of the relevant technologies

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Analyse and critically evaluate renewable energy resources and related technologies

C2 Make critical performance predictions for various renewable energy systems

C3 Integrate, synthesise and evaluate information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources related to renewable energy and relevant technologies and systems in problem-solving contexts.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Evaluate a range of renewable energy system design for optimal energy conversion at a given location and for particular applications

P2 Analyse economic and planning aspects of renewable energy systems as well as technological considerations

P3 Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to renewable energy systems

P4 Search for synthesise and evaluate appropriate information, ideas and data from a variety of sources for subsequent application in a practical context

P5 Develop and deliver a project and apply appropriate project management processes

P6 Produce evidence based technical reports which effectively communicate and interpret the results of the students or others' work.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 Manipulate, prioritise sort and present data in a range of forms

T2 Use evidence-based methods in the solution of complex problems

T3 Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems

T4 Apply selected engineering approaches to find the solutions to problems in unfamiliar situations

T5 Be creative and innovative in problem solving

T6 Work effectively as part of a team

T7 Use a wide range of information and communications technology

T8 Manage time and resources throughout the programme of study

T9 Communicate effectively via oral, visual and written methods at an appropriate level

T10 Learn, reflect and evaluate effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

4.1 Content

The below lists the modules that comprise the programme.

Semester 1

The first semester is studied at Loughborough.

Compulsory modules (60 credits)

CodeTitleCredits
WSP033 Solar Power 15
WSP034 Wind Power 1                                 15
WSP035 Water Power 15
WSP036 Biomass 15

Semester 2 (60 credits)

The second semester is undertaken away from Loughborough and comprises a 60 credit (30 ECTS) specific technology specialisation taken from:

•Wind Energy National Technical University of Athens
•Grid Integration University of Zaragoza
•Photovoltaics University of Northumbria
•Solar Thermal University of Perpignan
•Ocean Energy IST Lisbon
•Sustainable Fuel Systems for Mobility, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

CodeTitleCredits
WSP801 30 ECTS Technology Specialisation 60

Project (60 credits)

CodeTitleCredits
WSP806 30 ECTS European Project             60

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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

Programme Specification

EL MSc Mobile Communications

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Mobile Communications
Programme code WSPT03
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis. The duration of the programme is one year.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT03

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Mobile Communications is designed to provide knowledge of the key technologies in the wired and wireless parts of modern cellular systems.

The Programme:

  • Provides an understanding of the principles and practices related to mobile communications, including their protocols and standards.
  • Provides students with the signal processing methods required to analyse mobile communications systems.
  • Provides an opportunity to conduct project work in well-equipped research facilities for the simulation and analysis of mobile communications technology.
  • Illustrates the characteristics of mobile communication channels through practical measurement and analytical approaches

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme

K2 Principles of engineering science appropriate to the programme

K3 Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to the programme

K4 Design principles and techniques appropriate to electronic and electrical components, equipment and associated software

K5 Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

K6 Recognise the core ethical principles defining the conduct of a professional engineer.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer-based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems relevant to Mobile Communications

C2 Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products

C3 Develop engineering solutions to practical problems

C4 Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources related to Mobile Communications

C5 Create new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to the programme

P2 Use relevant test and measurement equipment

P3 Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)

P4 Design systems, components or processes

P5 Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results

P6 Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources

P7 Manage a project and apply appropriate processes

P8 Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

T1 Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms

T2 Use evidence-based methods in the solution of complex problems

T3 Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems

T4 Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations

T5 Be creative and innovative in problem solving

T6 Use a wide range of information and communications technology

T7 Manage time and resources

T8 Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level

T9 Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

T10 Assess potential solutions against organisational codes of conduct to judge the impact of their actions on others and on the integrity of their profession.

4. Programme structure

The following tables list the modules that comprise the programme. All modules on the programme are compulsory.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (75 credits)

CodeTitleCredits
WSP006 Digital Signal Processing 15
WSP010 Personal Radio Communications                              15
WSP011 Information Theory & Coding 15
WSP015 Communications Channels 15
WSP046 Statistical Methods & Data Analysis 15

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (45 credits)

CodeTitleCredits
WSP008 Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio 15
WSP017 Mobile Network Technologies 15
WPS023 Antennas 15

Project (60 credits)

The taught modules are normally prerequisites for the Project module, which is an individual project under the direction of a supervisor.

CodeTitleCredits
WSP004 Project in Mobile Communications                           60

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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

Programme Specification

EL MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)

In order to qualify for the professional institutes’ examination exemptions offered to graduates from this degree, candidates must achieve minimum module marks stipulated by these bodies which, in some cases, exceed the minimum marks required for progression and degree award.  Up to date information may be obtained from the relevant professional bodies.

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Renewable Energy Systems Technology
Programme code WSPT10
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis. The duration of the programme is one year The Master’s project must be completed within a maximum period of one calendar year following the completion of the taught modules.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT10

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT60

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Renewable Energy Systems Technology aims to develop a thorough understanding  of renewable energy (including technological, social, policy and economic considerations), with reference to the generation and storage of electricity and heat in a global context, and in light of energy transmission, distribution and demand considerations.

The programme:

  • Provides a deep technical foundation across the key renewable energy technologies and related fields, and creates a context for energy and production, storage and use.

  • Enables students to specialise in particular applied technologies and their implementation.

  • Gives students the opportunity to undertake a project related to a technical specialisation at the university, a research laboratory or in industry, during which the student can gain practical or research experience.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 The scientific and technological principles of a range of renewable energy systems used for electrical and thermal energy conversion, together with energy system integration and energy storage aspects

K2 The specific characteristics of various types of technologies applied in specific contexts, and associated aspects such as manufacturing or project development.

K3 Codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to renewable energy systems

K4 The social and economic relevance of specific technologies, and their impacts in a range of contexts.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Investigate new and emerging renewable energy and related technologies using fundamental knowledge.

C2 Integrate, synthesise and evaluate information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources related to renewable energy and relevant technologies and systems in problem-solving contexts

C3 Predict technical, financial  and  environmental outcomes and system impacts for a range of renewable energy technologies.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Design a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion at a given location and for particular applications#

P2 Analyse economic and planning aspects of renewable energy systems as well as technological considerations

P3 Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to renewable energy systems

P4 Search for synthesise and evaluate information, ideas and data from a variety of sources for subsequent application in a practical context

P5 Develop and deliver an individual research project and apply appropriate project management approaches

P6 Produce evidence-based technical reports which effectively communicate and interpret the results of the student’s or others’ work.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

T1 Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms

T2 Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems

T3 Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems

T4 Apply selected engineering approaches to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations

T5 Be creative and innovative in problem solving

T6 Work effectively as part of a team

T7 Use a wide range of information and communications technologies in problem solving contexts

T8 Manage time and resources effectively throughout the programme of study

T9 Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level with both technical and non-technical audiences

T10 Learn, reflect and evaluate effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

4. Programme structure

Content

The following tables list the modules that comprise the programme. Students on the Renewable Energy Systems Technology programme should select 3 optional modules indicated in Semester 2.


Semester 1

Compulsory modules (75 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP031

Sustainability and Energy Systems                       

15

WSP033

Solar Power

15

WSP034

Wind Power 1

15

WSP035

Water Power

15

WSP036

Biomass

15

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (15 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP032

Integration of Renewables                                  

15

Optional modules (Students should select modules totalling 30 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP038

Energy Storage

10

WSP039

Solar Thermal Systems

10

WSP040

Advanced Photovoltaics

10

WSP041

Wind Power 1

10

WSP044

Energy System Investment and Risk Management

10

Project (60 credits) 

To progress onto the project, students are normally required to have completed 120 credits of taught modules.

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP045

Project                                                             

60

All optional module choice is subject to availablity, timetabling, student number restrictions and students having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

 

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

Programme Specification

EL MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Distance Learning)

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)

In order to qualify for the professional institutes’ examination exemptions offered to graduates from this degree, candidates must achieve minimum module marks stipulated by these bodies which, in some cases, exceed the minimum marks required for progression and degree award.  Up to date information may be obtained from the relevant professional bodies.

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Renewable Energy Systems Technology
Programme code WSPT60
Length of programme The programme is available on a part-time distance learning basis. Maximum period of part-time is 8 years. The Master’s project must be completed within a maximum period of two calendar years following the completion of the taught modules.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/masters-degrees/a-z/renewable-energy-systems-technology-distance/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Renewable Energy Systems Technology aims to develop a thorough understanding  of renewable energy (including technological, social, policy and economic considerations), with reference to the generation and storage of electricity and heat in a global context, and in light of energy transmission, distribution and demand considerations.

The programme:

  • Provides a deep technical foundation across the key renewable energy technologies and related fields, and creates a context for energy and production, storage and use.

  • Enables students to specialise in particular applied technologies and their implementation.

  • Gives students the opportunity to undertake a project related to a technical specialisation at the university, a research laboratory or in industry, during which the student can gain practical or research experience.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 The scientific and technological principles of a range of renewable energy systems used for electrical and thermal energy conversion, together with energy system integration and energy storage aspects

K2 The specific characteristics of various types of technologies applied in specific contexts, and associated aspects such as manufacturing or project development.

K3 Codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to renewable energy systems

K4 The social and economic relevance of specific technologies, and their impacts in a range of contexts.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Investigate new and emerging renewable energy and related technologies using fundamental knowledge.

C2 Integrate, synthesise and evaluate information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources related to renewable energy and relevant technologies and systems in problem-solving contexts

C3 Predict technical, financial  and  environmental outcomes and system impacts for a range of renewable energy technologies.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Design a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion at a given location and for particular applications#

P2 Analyse economic and planning aspects of renewable energy systems as well as technological considerations

P3 Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to renewable energy systems

P4 Search for synthesise and evaluate information, ideas and data from a variety of sources for subsequent application in a practical context

P5 Develop and deliver an individual research project and apply appropriate project management approaches

P6 Produce evidence-based technical reports which effectively communicate and interpret the results of the student’s or others’ work.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

T1 Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms

T2 Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems

T3 Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems

T4 Apply selected engineering approaches to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations

T5 Be creative and innovative in problem solving

T6 Work effectively as part of a team

T7 Use a wide range of information and communications technologies in problem solving contexts

T8 Manage time and resources effectively throughout the programme of study

T9 Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level with both technical and non-technical audiences

4. Programme structure

Content

The following tables list the modules that comprise the programme. Students on the Renewable Energy Systems Technology programme should select 3 optional modules indicated in Semester 2.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (75 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP631

Sustainability and Energy Systems                       

15

WSP633

Solar Power

15

WSP634

Wind Power 1

15

WSP635

Water Power

15

WSP636

Biomass

15

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (15 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP632

Integration of Renewables                                  

15

Optional modules (Students should select modules totalling 30 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP638

Energy Storage

10

WSP639

Solar Thermal Systems

10

WSP640

Advanced Photovoltaics

10

WSP641

Wind Power 1

10

WSP644

Energy System Investment and Risk Management

10

Project (60 credits) 

To progress onto the project, students are normally required to have completed 120 credits of taught modules.

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP645

Project                                                             

60

Distance learning students may attend local modules at the discretion of the Programme Director, however, they are always registered on the distance learning modules. Local taught modules are delivered at Loughborough in one or two week blocks. Students may not undertake modules that have the same title but are delivered using different techniques.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

 

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

Programme Specification

EL MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)

Final award MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Programme code WSPT05
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis. The duration of the programme is one year.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT05

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of principles and techniques in state of the art electronic and electrical engineering including areas of national importance:- renewable energy, networks, mobile communications, and modern sensor systems, with a focus on emerging technologies and relevant applications.

  • To provide, through group and individual learning, a broad knowledge base within  core material covering the key engineering topic areas of renewable resources, modern sensor systems, communications, high frequency circuit design and very large scale integrated circuits.
  • To allow students the flexibility to choose between a broad or deep programme of study, over a very wide range of topics, based on their interests.
  • To provide concentrated presentation of material in block taught modules allowing completion of each topic as a complete, individual unit. 
  • To allow students time between block taught modules for individual study, scholarship and project work. 
  • To provide a structure that allows part time study. 
  • Provides the opportunity to undertake an advanced project in association with one of the research groups in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough, in industry, or in a number of European institutions participating in EU exchange programmes.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme

K2 Principles of electronics, electrical engineering and applications (multicore programming, simulation and test, high frequency circuits, advanced control and electrical power integration). In particular:

    • Distributed Generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power using renewables
    • Embedded and multi-core systems
    • Dynamic behaviour of sensor and actuator systems and the faults that may occur with them.
    • Principles of EEE in other areas as determined by options choice.
    • Research methods applicable to the field of electronic and electrical engineering

K3 Principles of ICT appropriate to the programme.

K4 Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or software approaches for modelling and analysing engineering problems

C2 Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products

C3 Develop engineering solutions to practical problems

C4 Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources

C5 Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to the programme

P2 Use relevant test and measurement equipment

P3 Use computational tools and packages (including the UNIX and Windows OS and a variety of programming languages where appropriate)

P4 Design systems, components or processes

P5 Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory and/or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results

P6 Integrate information, ideas and data from a variety of sources

P7 Manage a project and apply appropriate processes

P8 Produce technical figure, papers and reports.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 Represent data in a range of different forms and select the most appropriate.

T2 Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems

T3 Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems

T4 Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations

T5 Be creative and innovative in problem solving

T6 Use a wide range of information and electronic or electrical engineering technology.

T7 Manage time and resources appropriately

T8 Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing

T9 Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

4. Programme structure

The tables below list the modules that comprise the programme.

Students should choose five optional modules over the two semesters.  It is suggested that three are chosen in semester one and two chosen in semester 2. 

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (30 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP068

Sensors and Actuators

15

WSP030

Programming Multi/many-core Systems                          

15

Optional modules (Students can select up to 45 credits of modules) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP006

Digital Signal Processing                                                

15

WSP009

Communication Networks

15

WSP033

Solar Power

15

WSP034

Wind Power 1

15

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (15 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP025

Advanced Electronic Engineering Applications                  

15

Optional modules (Students can select up to 45 credits of modules) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP008

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

WSP017

Mobile Networks

15

WSP018

Elements of Pulsed Power Technology

15

WSP026

Radio Frequency and Microwave Integrated Circuit Design

15

Project (60 credits)

The taught modules are normally prerequisites for the Project module, which is an individual project under the direction of a supervisor.

Code

Title

Credits

WSP020

Project                                                                        

60

All module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, student number restrictions and students having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI  for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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

n/a

Programme Specification

EL MSc Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)
Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Systems Engineering
Programme code WSPT57(Full-Time) WSPT07(Part-Time)
Length of programme 1 year full-time, 3 years (typical) part-time. Maximum period of part-time study is 8 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT57

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT07

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Systems Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the application of the systems approach to multi-disciplinary and complex engineering problems.

The programme aims to develop:

  • Knowledge and technical expertise in application of systems principles to development of a range of technologies.
  • Deeper knowledge in specialist areas of Systems Engineering through elective modules.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of an integrated Systems Engineering approach to technology management.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 Mathematical methods appropriate to systems engineering

K2 Principles of engineering science appropriate to systems engineering

K3 Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to systems engineering

K4 Relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks

K5 Relevant operational practices and requirements for safe working

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

C1 Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer-based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems

C2 Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products

C3 Develop engineering solutions to practical problems

C4 Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources

C5 Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a number of disciplines

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing relevant engineering problems

P2 Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)

P3 Design systems, their components and processes

P4 Undertake testing of design ideas and analyse, evaluate and critique the results

P5 Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources

P6 Manage a technical project and apply appropriate processes

P7 Produce technical reports, papers and diagrams

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

T1 Manipulate, sort and present data and information in appropriate forms

T2 Use evidence-based methods in the solution of complex problems

T3 Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information to achieve a successful systems intervention

T4 Use an engineering approach to understand problems in unfamiliar situations in order to make to make purposeful systems interventions

T5 Be creative and innovative in problem solving

T6 Work effectively as part of a team

T7 Use a wide range of information and communications technologies

T8 Manage time and resources

T9 Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level

T10 Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

The following tables list the modules that comprise the programme. Five optional modules must be chosen.

Compulsory modules (Totalling 105 credits)

Semester 1 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP062

Applied Systems Thinking

15

WSP072

Systems Architecture

15

WSP062 and WSP072 should be completed before students commence any optional modules.

Semester 2

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP085

Group Systems Project

15

WSP085 should be completed after all other modules with the exception of the Individual Project. 

WSP065

Individual Project

60

Optional modules (Totalling 75 credits)

Students must undertake a total of 75 credits of option modules as follows:  

  • 15 or 30 credits from Group A
  • 30 to 60 credits from Group B
  • no more than 15 credits from Group C in place of a module in Group B 

Group A - Select either one or to two 15 credit modules

Code

 Title

Credits

Semester

WSP068

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

1

WSP462

Understanding Complexity

15

2

Group B - Select between two and four 15 credit modules depending upon choices made from Group A and Group C

Code

 Title

Credits

Semester

WSP066

Systems Design  

15

1

WSP069

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering

15

1

WSP067

Validation and Verification

15

2

WSP071

Holistic Engineering

15

2

WSP076

Modelling Simulation and Visualization for Engineering

15

2

WSP460

Engineering and Managing Capability

15

2

Group C – Students may undertake one 15 credit module in place of one module from Group B 

Code

 Title

Credits

Semester

WSP409

Engineering for Sustainable Development

15

1

WSP600

Manufacturing Processes Automation

15

1

WSP637

Additive Manufacturing

15

1

WSP331

Computer Aided Engineering

15

1

WSP415

Engineering Design Methods

15

1

WSP006

Digital Signal Processing

15

1

WSP009

Communication Networks

15

1

WSP233

Lean and Agile Manufacture

15

2

WSP016

Telecommunications Network Security

15

2

All module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, student number restrictions and students having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

 

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

Programme Specification

MM MSc Advanced Engineering

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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
Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Advanced Engineering
Programme code WSPT99
Length of programme This part-time programme is based at Loughborough and is studied over a period of not more than eight years. The programme comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit individual project. The maximum period of part-time study for a Diploma is 5 years or 3 years for a Certificate. Each candidate is required to negotiate with the Programme Director a balanced and appropriate combination of modules that takes account of the candidate’s previous experience.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • The aim of the programme is to provide a postgraduate programme to give broadening and deepening modules in a field of engineering relevant to and tailored to each student’s working needs.
  • Postgraduate students are intended to receive appropriate grounding in relevant engineering skills and their practical assessment according to industrial needs.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

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). The main science and mathematical abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme.  Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will therefore have additionally:

A comprehensive understanding of the relevant scientific principles of the specialisation

A critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights most of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of the specialisation

Understanding of concepts relevant to the discipline, some from outside engineering, and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively, including in engineering projects

Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solution of engineering problems. The main engineering analysis abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will therefore have additionally:

Ability both to apply appropriate engineering analysis methods for solving complex problems in engineering and to assess their limitations

Ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies

Ability to collect and analyse research data and to use appropriate engineering analysis tools in tackling unfamiliar problems, such as those with uncertain or incomplete data or specifications, by the appropriate innovation, use or adaptation of engineering analytical methods

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 s kills to the solution of real and complex problems. The main design abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will have additionally:

Knowledge, understanding and skills to 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

Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations

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. Successful Graduates therefore have the skills to manage their activities and to be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

Awareness of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering

Awareness that engineers need to take account of the commercial and social contexts in which they operate

Knowledge and understanding of management and business practices, their limitations, and how these may be applied in the context of the particular specialisation

Awareness that engineering activities should promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate

Awareness of relevant regulatory requirements governing engineering activities in the context of the particular specialisation

Awareness of and ability to make general evaluations of risk issues in the context of the particular specialisation, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

Engineering Practice (P)

The main engineering practice abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Successful Masters Graduates will have to demonstrate application of these abilities where appropriate and additional engineering skills which can include:

Advanced level knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components

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:

 

Additional general skills (G)

 Successful Graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other learning outcomes that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

 Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, information retrieval, working with others, 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 Students are required to select taught modules from the list below. Students are responsible for consulting with the programme administrator to ensure their selected modules do not clash. Modules denoted by * are provided through distance learning. All other modules are taught in one-week blocks.

 

Module Code
Title
Module Weight

School  of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering 

WSP006

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

WSP008

Digital Signal Processing for Software Radio

15

WSP009

Communication Networks                     

15

WSP010

Personal Radio Communications           

15

WSP011

Information Theory and Coding

 15

WSP015

Communications Channels        

15

WSP016

Telecommunications Network Security

15

WSP017

Mobile Networks

15

WSP032

Integration of Renewables                     

15

WSP033

Solar Power 1                                      

15

WSP034

Wind Power 1                                       

15

WSP035

Water Power                                        

15

WSP036

Biomass                                              

15

WSP062

Systems Thinking

15

WSP066

Systems Design

15

WSP067

Validation and Verification

15

WSP069

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering 

15

WSP102

Experimental Mechanics

15

WSP103

Simulation of Advanced Materials & Processes

15

WSP130

Structural Analysis

15

WSP233

Lean and Agile Manufacture  

15

WSP237

Engineering Management & Business Studies

15

WSP331

Computer Aided Engineering    

15

WSP415

Engineering Design Methods

15

WSP409

Engineering for Sustainable Development

15

WSP434

Product Design and Human Factors

15

WSP437

Sustainable Product Design

15

WSP438

Innovation Process and Entrepreneurship in Engineering

15

WSP460

Engineering and Management of Capability

15

WSP600

Adv Manufacturing Processes & Technology

15

WSP637

Additive Manufacturing

15

WSP830

Thermofluids

15

 

 

WSP205*

Lean and Agile Manufacture

10

WSP250*

Marketing for Engineers

10

WSP256*

Quality Management

10

WSP260*

Business Strategy                                

10

WSP263*

Operations Management

10

WSP403*

Design of Machine Elements

10

WSP455*

Engineering Design Methods

10

WSP470*

Design for Assembly

10

WSP670*

Adv Manufacturing Processes & Technology

10

Department of Materials

MPP505

Plastics Processing Technology

15

MPP507

Polymer Characterisation

15

MPP508

Rubber Compounding and Processing

15

MPP558

Sustainable Use of Materials

15

MPP559

Adhesive Bonding

15

MPP608*

Rubber Compounding and Processing

15

MPP601*

Polymer Properties

15

MPP602*

Polymer Science

15

MPP603*

Polymerisation and Polymer Blends

15

MPP606*

Plastics and Composites Applications

15

MPP652*

Design with Engineering Materials

15

MPP653*

Surface Engineering

15

MPP654*

Ceramics: Processing and Properties

15

MPP655*

Metals: Processing and Properties

15

* denotes module studied through distance learning.

4.2          MSc Project Module

All part-time students take project module WSP504. Project submission should normally be within three years of registration on the project module. 

Code

Subject

Modular Weight

WSP504

Major Project (part-time)

60

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.2 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Candidates who have the right of re-assessment in a module may be offered an opportunity to be re-assessed in the University's special assessment period.

 

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

Programme Specification

MM MSc Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management
Programme code WSPT01 (Full-Time) & WSPT51 (Part-Time)
Length of programme 1 year for full-time and 3 years (typically) for part-time. Maximum period of part-time study is 8 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT01

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT51

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Masters of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management aims to develop students’ education and experience in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies and management techniques, providing the basis for their effective careers as accountable technologists and managers who can meet the challenges of rapidly changing global manufacturing industries.

The programme aims to:

  • Deliver advanced core subjects in manufacturing processes, technologies and management which underpin a career with significant responsibility in manufacturing industries and related research
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop both a deep and broad understanding of advanced manufacturing through integration of core subjects, and state of the art facilities, enabling graduates to attain multidisciplinary skills critical for manufacturing environments.

 

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, 2013.

  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015

  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 The phases and activities essential to successful engineering projects;

K2 Principles of new product development and the relationships between design, manufacturing, environment and commerce;

K3 Resource conservation, sustainable development and design in a manufacturing context;

K4 The concepts and principles behind the various Additive Manufacturing processes as per the ASTM F42 standards;

K5 Biological systems and the technology needed for their manufacture

K6 Analysis and optimisation of laser processing; the behaviour of polymers, ceramics and metals when incident with various energy beams;

K7 Principles and component of advanced automation and robotic systems, along with their industrial applications;

K8 Manufacturing management and business practices including finance, accounting, law and quality;

K9 Environmental legislation and management in a company context;

K10 The lean and agile manufacturing philosophies and the distinction between their operations;

K11 Appropriate modelling techniques for manufacturing systems accounting for physical, process and organisational aspects;

K12 Identification of integration issues within manufacturing systems, and ability to deal with these challenges. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Demonstrate awareness of the principles of creativity and project planning in multidisciplinary manufacturing environments;

C2 Produce solutions to manufacturing-related problems through the application of engineering knowledge and understanding;

C3 Analyse the principles of the various Additive Manufacturing technologies and their influence on product development;

C4 Understand the opportunities and limitations faced by manufacturing engineers in biological product development;

C5 Identify suitable applications for each advanced manufacturing process, and assess their advantages and disadvantages;

C6 Evaluate commercial risk, make decisions based on available information using judgement and reasoning;

C7 Specify and design an appropriate lean or agile business system;

C8 Propose and justify methods for the integration of manufacturing processes within a higher level manufacturing system based on required information flows. 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Use the design or innovation process as a basis for planning and carrying out manufacturing-related projects and for structuring project reports;

P2 Apply engineering techniques taking account of industrial and commercial constraints;

P3 Critically evaluate feasibility of manufacturing a biological product, recognizing needs for safety and containment;

P4 Determine the correct operating parameters for a variety of manufacturing processes;

P5 Plan and organise engineering activities for improved company effectiveness;

P6 Integrate lean and agile approaches with other systems - such as OPT, PBC or reflective manufacture;

P7 Given the required product/component attributes, propose and justify the key elements of an appropriate manufacturing system. 

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 Plan and monitor multi-disciplinary projects, identifying the factors that influence commercial success;

T2 Solve general problems through systematic analysis and design methods.  Critically assess given information, make value judgements about it, and use it in the solution of an unfamiliar problem;

T3 Understand how Additive Manufacturing can be applied in different manufacturing industries;

T4 Comprehensively communicate with diverse set of audiences, including clinicians and life scientists concerning their needs and manufacturing capability;

T5 Ability to develop new advanced manufacturing processes and/or automation systems to solve current production challenges;

T6 Present a comprehensive case for the selection of an appropriate lean or agile system;

T7 Present logical reasoned arguments and communicate ideas clearly and concisely;

T8 Solve engineering and wider manufacturing-related problems;

T9 Manage time and resources;

T10 Manipulate and sort data, present data in technical reports, present and effectively communicate at an advanced level.

4. Programme structure

The following tables list the modules that comprise the programme. All modules on the programme are compulsory.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (75 credits)

CodeTitleCredits
WSP409 Engineering for Sustainable Development 15
WSP438 Innovation Process & Entrepreneurship in Engineering 15
WSP600 Manufacturing Processes & Automation 15
WSP637 Additive Manufacturing 15
WSP840 Biological Manufacturing 15

Semester 2

Complusory module (45 credits)

CodeTitleCredits
WSP105 Modelling Manufacturing Systems & Processes           15
WSP233 Lean & Agile Manufacture 15
WSP237 Engineering Management & Business Studies 15

Project (60 credits)

The taught modules are normally prerequisites for the Project module, which is an individual project under the direction of a supervisor.

CodeTitleCredits
WSP501 Major Project (Full-Time)                                         60
WSP504 Major Project (Part-Time) 60

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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

Programme Specification

MM MSc Engineering Design

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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 Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Engineering Design
Programme code WSPT06 (Full-Time) & WSPT56 (Part-Time)
Length of programme 1 year for full-time and 3 years (typically) for part-time. Maximum period of part-time study is 8 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT06

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT56

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Masters of Science in Engineering Design aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required to enable the student to work effectively in an engineering design role, regardless of whether that role is concerned with the design of products, processes, or systems at an overall or detail level.

The programme aims to develop:

  • Effective working in an engineering design role, be that role in the design of products, processes or systems, at either management, overall, or detail levels.
  • Employment of all of the available resources to ensure that the new design is available for market in the minimum possible time, commensurate with functional and commercial constraints.
  • Deeper knowledge in specialist areas of engineering analysis.
  • High-quality advanced engineering knowledge and experience in project management, sustainability, research and development skills.
  • Advanced skills to meet the needs of design practitioners in today’s competitive markets to work in multidisciplinary and global industries with increasing commercial and environmental pressures.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1  The generic nature of design and the phases and activities within the overall design process;

K2  The relationships between design, manufacturing and commerce and the principles of new product development;

K3  Methods available to designers and their roles and limitations within the design process;

K4  Specific methods applicable to marketing, innovative design and critical evaluation of design;

K5  Scientific principles of structural analysis and the role and limitations of finite element (FE) modelling;

K6  Best practice and new techniques in CAE and related computer analysis;

K7  Management and people centred issues relating to CAE;

K8  Management and business practices (including finance, design management, accounting and quality);

K9  Sustainable development, environmental legislation, resource conservation and design for the environment in a company context;

K10 The importance, difficulties and methods of user centred design;

K11 The approach, methods and skills of industrial designers and ergonomists;

K12 The application of design techniques specific to particular products and processes. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1  appreciate the broad range of influences and activities within the design process and explain their significance;

C2  evaluate technical and commercial risk and make decisions based on available information;

C3  address human factors considerations in new product design;

C4  identify appropriate methods and techniques for use at different stages and situations in the design process;

C5  analyse engineering problems to assist in the product design process;

C6  model and analyse engineering structure and complex systems;

C7  identify solutions to engineering problems from a sustainability/environmental standpoint;

C8  contribute to the innovative development of a new product. 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1  use the design process to plan and carry out projects;

P2  plan and implement re-organisation of a company for increased effectiveness;

P3  select appropriate use of graphical and modelling techniques and effectively apply these for design development and communication;

P4  adopt strategies for non-quantifiable design issues;

P5  apply effectively design methods within the new product design process;

P6  select suitable computer-based techniques for engineering design problems;

P7  use range of computer-based techniques for engineering design problems;

P8  design a new product with suitable analysis and critical evaluation;

P9  generate new ideas and develop and evaluate a range of solutions.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1   plan and monitor multi-disciplinary projects;

T2   appreciate the central role of design within engineering;

T3   communicate effectively and make presentations of a technical/business nature to achieve maximum impact;

T4   interact with industrial designers and ergonomists within multi-disciplinary teams;

T5   identify methods to assist in innovation, team-working and engineering communication;

T6   demonstrate competence in using computer-based engineering techniques;

T7   analyse and understand complex engineering problems;

T8   adopt systematic approach to integrating design requirements, materials and structures;

T9   use team-working skills to enhance design process;

T10 use time and resources effectively. 

4. Programme structure

The following tables list the modules that comprise the programme. All modules on the programme are compulsory.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (75 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP130

Structural Analysis

15

WSP331

Computer Aided Engineering

15

WSP409

Engineering for Sustainable Development

15

WSP415

Engineering Design Methods

15

WSP438

Innovation Process and Entrepreneurship in Engineering

15

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (45 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP237

Engineering Management & Business Studies               

15

WSP434

Product Design and Human Factors

15

WSP437

Sustainable Product Design

15

Project (60 credits)

The taught modules are normally prerequisites for the Project module, which is an individual project under the direction of a supervisor.

Code

Title

Credits

WSP501

Major Project (full-time)                                            

60

WSP504

Major Project (part-time)

60

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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

Programme Specification

MM MSc Engineering Design and Manufacture (DL)

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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
Final award MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Engineering Design and Manufacture (DL)
Programme code WSPT94
Length of programme The programme is based at Loughborough and is offered on a part-time distance learning basis. It is normally taken over six semesters but must be completed within eight years. The maximum period of study for a Diploma is 5 years or 3 years for a Certificate. The distance learning programme comprises 90 credits of taught modules, and a 90 credit individual project.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The aims of the programme are to enable students to:

  • Evaluate and use appropriate design methods to solve design problems.
  • Undertake effective design of machine elements and design for assembly.
  • Integrate the application of engineering design methods with manufacturing technology principles.
  • Apply the principles of quality management and lean and agile manufacturing to engineering operations.
  • Apply operational planning methods to organisational planning and control.
  • Apply strategic and marketing analysis to determine the business orientation of a company.
  • Plan, conduct and report research on an aspect of engineering design and manufacture.
  • Apply academic theory, knowledge and work experience to identify, define and solve real-life engineering design and manufacturing problems.
  • Delivered through a structured programme of taught distance learning modules and a work based project.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

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). The main science and mathematical abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme.  Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will therefore have additionally:

A comprehensive understanding of the relevant scientific principles of the specialisation

A critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights most of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of the specialisation

Understanding of concepts relevant to the discipline, some from outside engineering, and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively, including in engineering projects

Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solution of engineering problems. The main engineering analysis abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will therefore have additionally:

Ability both to apply appropriate engineering analysis methods for solving complex problems in engineering and to assess their limitations

Ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies

Ability to collect and analyse research data and to use appropriate engineering analysis tools in tackling unfamiliar problems, such as those with uncertain or incomplete data or specifications, by the appropriate innovation, use or adaptation of engineering analytical methods

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 s kills to the solution of real and complex problems. The main design abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will have additionally:

Knowledge, understanding and skills to 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

Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations

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. Successful Graduates therefore have the skills to  manage their activities and to be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

Awareness of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering

Awareness that engineers need to take account of the commercial and social contexts in which they operate

Knowledge and understanding of management and business practices, their limitations, and how these may be applied in the context of the particular specialisation

Awareness that engineering activities should promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate

Awareness of relevant regulatory requirements governing engineering activities in the context of the particular specialisation

Awareness of and ability to make general evaluations of risk issues in the context of the particular specialisation, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

Engineering Practice (P)

The main engineering practice abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Successful Masters Graduates will have to demonstrate application of these abilities where appropriate and additional engineering skills which can include:

Advanced level knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components

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:

Additional general skills (G)

Successful Graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other learning outcomes that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, information retrieval, working with others, 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 The modules comprising the distance learning programme are: 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

WSP205*

Lean & Agile Manufacture

10

WSP250*

Marketing for Engineers

10

WSP256*

Quality Management

10

WSP260*

Business Strategy

10

WSP263*

Operations Management

10

WSP403*

Design of Machine Elements

10

WSP455*

Engineering Design Methods

10

WSP470*

Design for Assembly

10

WSP500*

Individual Project

90

WSP670*

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

10

* by Distance Learning  

 

4.2 Projects

The taught modules are normally prerequisites for the Project module, which is an individual project under the direction of a supervisor nominated by the Programme Director.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with the Regulation XXI Postgraduate Awards for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

 

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

Programme Specification

MM MSc Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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 MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Mechanical Engineering
Programme code WSPT08 (Full-Time) & WSPT58 (Part-Time)
Length of programme 1 year for full-time and 3 years (typically) for part-time. Maximum period for part time study is 8 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT08

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT58

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the application of advanced mechanical engineering concepts to complex engineering problems.

The programme aims to develop:

  • Knowledge and advanced technical expertise in the application of a wide range of advanced mechanical engineering technologies.
  • Deeper knowledge in specialist areas of mechanical engineering analysis and experimental techniques
  • High-quality advanced engineering knowledge and experience in project management, sustainability, research and development skills.

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, 2013.

  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013. 

  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015

  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 Scientific principles of structural analysis and the role and limitations of finite element (FE) modelling

K2 Concepts of simulation of advanced material behaviour and the application of non-linear finite element analysis

K3 Techniques in material characterisation using optical and mechanical testing methods

K4 Combustion processes, techniques for the analysis and emissions

K5 Theoretical fluid flow techniques and application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

K6 Approaches to heat transfer analysis and applications in mechanical engineering practice

K7 Best practice and new techniques in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and related computer analysis

K8 Management and people centred issues relating to CAE

K9 The application of design techniques specific to particular products and processes

K10 Knowledge of principles of product development, the phases, activities within the overall design process and entrepreneurship process within manufacturing

K11 The relationships between design, manufacturing and commerce and the principles of new product development

K12 Sustainable development, environmental legislation, resource conservation and design for the environment in a company context

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Analyse engineering problems to assist in the product design process

C2 Model and analyse engineering structures and complex systems

C3 Use simulation techniques for the modelling of advanced materials and processes

C4 Model and analyse advanced  thermos-fluids problems

C5 Contribute to the innovative development of a new product

C6 Appreciate the broad range of influences and activities within the design process and explain their significance

C7 Apply engineering techniques to mechanical engineering problems taking into account of industrial, commercial and sustainability constraints.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Use the design process to plan and carry out projects

P2 Effectively apply design methods within the new product design process

P3 Select suitable computer based techniques for engineering design problems

P4 Use a range of computer based analysis and modelling techniques

P5 Select and conduct experimental procedures to support analysis and design

P6 Plan and execute simulations and practical tests using appropriate instrumentation

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 Plan and monitor multi-disciplinary projects.

T2 Appreciate the central role of design within engineering.

T3 Demonstrate competence in using computer based engineering analysis tools and techniques.

T4 Analyse and understand complex mechanical engineering problems involving structural analysis.

T5 Adopt systematic approach to integrating design requirements, materials and structures.

T6 Employ methods to assist innovation, team-working and communication.

T7 Use time and resources effectively.

T8 Demonstrate logical reasoning working in groups.

T9 Generate and use technical evidence in the solution of engineering problems

T10 Select and analyse data to solve problems and present data to provide increased understanding. 

4. Programme structure

4.1 The following table lists the modules that comprise the programme. All modules on the programme are compulsory

Semester 1

Compulsory module (75 credits)

CodeTitleCredits
WSP130 Structural Analysis 15
WSP331 Computer Aided Engineering 15
WSP409 Engineering for Sustainable Development        15
WSP415 Engineering Design Methods 15
WSP438 Innovation Process & Entrepreneurship 15

Semester 2

Compulsory module (45 credits)

CodeTitleCredits
WSP102 Experimental Mechanics 15
WSP103 Simulation of Advanced Materials & Processes 15
WSP830 Thermofluids 15

Project (60 credits)

The taught modules are normally prerequisites for the Project module, which is an individual project under the direction of a supervisor.

CodeTitleCredits
WSP501 Major Project (full-time)                               60
WSP504 Major Project (part-time) 60

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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

Programme Specification

MM MSc Sustainable Engineering

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Sustainable Engineering
Programme code WSPT97 & WSPT98
Length of programme The programme is based at Loughborough and is normally of twelve months' duration full-time, or over a period of not more than eight years if taken part-time. The maximum period of part-time study for a Diploma is 5 years or 3 years for a Certificate. The full-time programme comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit individual project. The part-time programme comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit individual project.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide opportunities for students to acquire vocationally relevant knowledge and understanding, and to develop appropriate skills, values and attributes such that they are able to usefully contribute to industrial sustainable development and product/process design at a professional level upon graduation.
  • To advance the understanding of sustainable engineering and its application to improvements in process efficiency and product design that enhance physical and economic performance, and improve business, environmental and sustainability performance.
  • To establish a firm understanding of sustainability and related issues to allow critical evaluation of current processes and practices and enable the development of bespoke solutions for industry.
  • To develop and foster both analytical and creative abilities through individual and team-based experiences and learning.
  • To enable students to develop effective communication skills, including those required for verbal, visual and technical presentation.
  • To enhance students’ careers and employment opportunities.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

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). The main science and mathematical abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme.  Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will therefore have additionally:

A comprehensive understanding of the relevant scientific principles of the specialisation

A critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights most of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of the specialisation

Understanding of concepts relevant to the discipline, some from outside engineering, and the ability to evaluate them critically and to apply them effectively, including in engineering projects

Engineering Analysis (EA)

Engineering analysis involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solution of engineering problems. The main engineering analysis abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will therefore have additionally:

Ability both to apply appropriate engineering analysis methods for solving complex problems in engineering and to assess their limitations

Ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies

Ability to collect and analyse research data and to use appropriate engineering analysis tools in tackling unfamiliar problems, such as those with uncertain or incomplete data or specifications, by the appropriate innovation, use or adaptation of engineering analytical methods

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 s kills to the solution of real and complex problems. The main design abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Upon successful completion Masters Graduates will have additionally:

Knowledge, understanding and skills to 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

Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations

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. Successful Graduates therefore have the skills to  manage their activities and to be aware of the various legal and ethical constraints under which they are expected to operate, including:

Awareness of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering

Awareness that engineers need to take account of the commercial and social contexts in which they operate

Knowledge and understanding of management and business practices, their limitations, and how these may be applied in the context of the particular specialisation

Awareness that engineering activities should promote sustainable development and ability to apply quantitative techniques where appropriate

Awareness of relevant regulatory requirements governing engineering activities in the context of the particular specialisation

Awareness of and ability to make general evaluations of risk issues in the context of the particular specialisation, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

Refer to Section 3. above.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

Engineering Practice (P)

The main engineering practice abilities will have been developed in an accredited engineering undergraduate programme. Successful Masters Graduates will have to demonstrate application of these abilities where appropriate and additional engineering skills which can include:

Advanced level knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components

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:

Additional general skills (G)

Successful Graduates will have developed transferable skills, additional to those set out in the other learning outcomes that will be of value in a wide range of situations, including the ability to:

Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, information retrieval, working with others, 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 Degree Modules

The modules comprising the Programme are: 

 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

WSP409

Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context

15

MMP420

Life-cycle Assessment

15

MMP421

Environmental Management Systems

15

MMP422

Waste Management & Product Recovery

15

MMP423

Sustainable Energy Systems

15

MMP424

Sustainable Business Management

15

WSP437

Sustainable Product Design

15

WSP438

Innovation Process & Entrepreneurship in Engineering

15

WSP501

Major Project (full-time)

60

WSP504

Major Project (part-time)

60


4.2
  Projects

4.2.1 The taught modules are normally prerequisites for the Project module, which is an individual project under the direction of a supervisor nominated.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Candidates who have the right of re-assessment in a module may be offered an opportunity to be re-assessed in the University's special assessment period.

 

 

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

Programme Specification

EL MSc Telecommunications Engineering

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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
Final award MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Telecommunications Engineering
Programme code WSPT04
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis. The duration of the programme is one year.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/WSPT04

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Telecommunications Engineering is designed to provide knowledge of the key technologies in modern wired and wireless telecommunications networks. 

The programme:

  • Provides an understanding of the principles and practices related to telecommunications, including their protocols and standards.
  • Provides students with the signal processing methods required to analyse telecommunications systems.
  • Provides an opportunity to conduct project work in well-equipped research facilities for the simulation and analysis of telecommunications technology. 
  • Illustrates the characteristics of communication channels through practical measurement and analytical approaches.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1  Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme

K2  Principles of engineering science appropriate to the programme

K3  Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to the programme

K4  A telecommunications viewpoint for the formulation of networked systems in terms of their function and performance

K5  Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

K6  Recognise the core ethical principles defining the conduct of a professional engineer.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Select and apply appropriate mathematical and computer-based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems in Telecommunications

C2 Analyse complex telecommunications systems, their processes, components and products

C3 Innovate in solving novel and challenging networking problems and be aware of the limitations of the solutions

C4 Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources related to telecommunications

C5 Create new systems, processes, components or services by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Use relevant test and measurement equipment

P2 Select, configure and use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)

P3 Design systems, components or processes

P4 Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results

P5 Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of standards.

P6 Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms

T2 Use evidence-based methods in the solution of complex problems

T3 Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems

T4 Use an engineering approach to solve problems in unfamiliar situations

T5 Be creative and innovative in problem solving

T6 Use a wide range of information and communications technology

T7 Make informed, autonomous decisions to manage time and resources in project delivery

T8 Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level

T9 Recognise their own developmental potential and learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

T10 Assess potential solutions against organizational codes of conduct to judge the impact of their actions on others and on the integrity of their profession.

4. Programme structure

The following tables list the modules that comprise the programme. Students should select one optional module in each semester.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (45 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP006

Digital Signal Processing

15

WSP009

Communication Networks                                       

15

WSP011

Information Theory and Coding

15

Optional modules (Students should select modules totalling 15 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP010

Personal Radio Communications                             

15

WSP046

Statistical Methods and Data Analysis

15

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (45 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP008

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

WSP016

Telecommunications Network Security

15

WSP028

Advanced Telecommunications Techniques

15

Optional modules (Students should select modules totalling 15 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP023

Antennas                                                            

15

WSP024

Multimedia over Networks

15

Project (60 credits)

The taught modules are normally prerequisites for the Project module, which is an individual project under the direction of a supervisor.

Code

Title

Credits

WSP029

Telecommunications Project                                 

60

All module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, student number restrictions and students having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI 

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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

Programme Specification

EL Systems Engineering Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

Academic Year: 2019/20

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. XXI (Postgraduate 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)

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Level 7 Apprenticeship in Systems Engineering
Programme title Systems Engineering
Programme code
Length of programme 40 months (typical) part-time, that includes 36 months academic study for MSc. and 4 months End Point Assessment for the Apprenticeship Certificate. Maximum period of study is 8 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Systems Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the application of the systems approach to multi-disciplinary and complex engineering problems. 

The programme aims to develop: 

  • Knowledge and technical expertise in application of systems principles to development of a range of technologies.
  • Deeper knowledge in specialist areas of Systems Engineering through elective modules.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of an integrated Systems Engineering approach to technology management.

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, 2013.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, February 2015
  • Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2015.
  • Systems Engineer Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Standard, ST0107, 2019.

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1    Mathematical methods appropriate to Systems Engineering

K2    Principles of engineering science appropriate to Systems Engineering

K3    Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to Systems Engineering

K4    Relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks

K5    Relevant operational practices and requirements for safe working

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1    Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer-based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems

C2    Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products

C3    Develop engineering solutions to practical problems

C4    Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources

C5    Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a number of disciplines

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1    Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing relevant engineering problems

P2    Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)

P3    Design systems, their components and processes

P4    Undertake testing of design ideas and analyse, evaluate and critique the results

P5    Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources

P6    Manage a technical project and apply appropriate processes

P7    Produce technical reports, papers and diagrams

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1        Manipulate, sort and present data and information in appropriate forms

T2        Use evidence-based methods in the solution of complex problems

T3        Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information to achieve a successful systems intervention

T4        Use an engineering approach to understand problems in unfamiliar situations in order to make purposeful systems interventions

T5        Be creative and innovative in problem solving

T6        Work effectively as part of a team

T7        Use a wide range of information and communications technologies

T8        Manage time and resources

T9        Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level

T10     Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments 

The Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Standard, ST0107, 2019 expresses learning outcomes in terms of Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours (using KSBs) at a detailed level applicable for Systems Engineering Professionals. The course handbook provides these, together with a process through which students and their Mentors/ Tutors may design a learning plan expressed in KSBs that is compliant with this programme specification.

4. Programme structure

The programme is delivered on a block taught basis. Candidates should agree the timing of study of modules with the Programme Director prior to commencing the programme, ensuring an even balance of modules across semesters and years of study. With the exception of WSP765 Individual Project, candidates should undertake no more than 30 credits in any semester.

Compulsory modules (Totalling 105 credits)

Semester 1 

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP762

Applied Systems Thinking

15

WSP772

Systems Architecture

15

WSP762 and WSP772 should be completed before candidates commence any optional modules.

Semester 2

Code

 Title

Credits

WSP785

Group Systems Project

15

WSP785 should be completed after all other modules with the exception of the Individual Project. 

WSP765

Individual Project

60

The Individual Project, WSP765 must be a work-based project and should be chosen to enable demonstration of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required by Assessment method 1 of the Apprenticeship End Point Assessment as defined by the End-Point Assessment Plan for Systems Engineering Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Standard (ST0107). This module should be undertaken only after all other modules have been completed.

Optional modules (Totalling 75 credits)

Candidates must undertake a total of 75 credits of option modules as follows:  

  • 15 or 30 credits from Group A
  • 30 to 60 credits from Group B
  • no more than 15 credits from Group C in place of a module in Group B 

Group A - Select either one or to two 15 credit modules

Code

 Title

Credits

Semester

WSP768

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

1

WSP773

Understanding Complexity

15

2

Group B - Select between two and four 15 credit modules depending upon choices made from Group A and Group C

Code

 Title

Credits

Semester

WSP766

Systems Design  

15

1

WSP769

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering

15

1

WSP767

Validation and Verification

15

2

WSP771

Holistic Engineering

15

2

WSP776

Modelling Simulation and Visualization for Engineering

15

2

WSP760

Engineering and Managing Capability

15

2

Group C – Candidates may undertake one 15 credit module in place of one module from Group B 

Code

 Title

Credits

Semester

WSP409

Engineering for Sustainable Development

15

1

WSP600

Manufacturing Processes Automation

15

1

WSP637

Additive Manufacturing

15

1

WSP331

Computer Aided Engineering

15

1

WSP415

Engineering Design Methods

15

1

WSP006

Digital Signal Processing

15

1

WSP009

Communication Networks

15

1

WSP233

Lean and Agile Manufacture

15

2

WSP016

Telecommunications Network Security

15

2

All module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, student number restrictions and students having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI 

In addition:

  • To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate, candidates must have accumulated at least 60 credits from modules other than module WSP765 Individual Project
  • To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma, candidates must have accumulated at least 120 credits from modules other than module WSP765 Individual Project

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

Not applicable

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