Computer Methods (10 credits – core)
The aim of this module is to develop your skills in, and awareness of, the use of programming techniques and basic computer modelling methods. The module aims to reinforce mathematic skills and techniques.
Topics covered are:
- data structures and formats
- plotting of graphical data
- programming structure and style
- relational and logical operators
- conditional statements and loops
- user I/O and data import/export
- simple file handling
Foundation Mathematics 1 and 2
You will develop your mathematical knowledge and understanding of mathematical processes to help solve basic problems in engineering and science. These modules provide you with techniques in basic and advanced algebra, complex numbers, coordinate geometry and trigonometry, and calculus.
Electricity and Magnetism/Electrical Circuit Principles (10 credits each)
Providing a basic knowledge of electricity and magnetism, these modules look at a range of component technologies, from inductors and capacitors through to simple semiconductors. In the second semester, topics include; AC circuits, circuit analysis techniques and electrical resonance.
Foundation Mechanics/Further Mechanics (10 credits each)
These two modules will introduce you to the concept of scalars and vectors, and give you a broad grounding in the basic response of rigid structures to imposed forces and to linear and circular motion.
Vibration and Waves/Properties of Matter (10 credits each)
These engineering physics modules provide a grounding in the physical explanations of vibrations and waves. This will cover the analysis of simple engineering and physical systems. You will also study the atom, atomic structures and behaviour.
The Universe/Molecules on the Move (10 credits – core)
An introduction to astronomy, covering general physical principles including cosmology, gravitational fields and orbits, observational techniques in astronomy, and stellar evolution. Molecules on the Move explores the thermal and mechanical properties of matter.
Study Skills (10 credits – core)
This module develops study skills, improving your awareness of research and communication methods, referencing, and presentation skills.
English for Engineering and Science (20 credits)
International students who require English language support will study these modules. Topics covered include essay writing, laboratory reports and presentation skills.