Join an integrated Masters degree designed to give you a broad overview of engineering. With optional modules, practical elements and a course structure informed by industry, it’s the perfect first step towards a career as an engineer.
Our MEng (Hons) Engineering degree is perfect for those wanting to explore the subject of engineering without committing to a specialist topic. On this course, you’ll gain a broad knowledge of the subjects that contribute to the engineering discipline, as well as other supporting subjects related to computer science. Through your optional module choices, you’ll have the chance to specialise in some key areas that interest you most. We’ve designed our degree to meet the interdisciplinary needs of our industry colleagues, with the course meeting the academic requirements needed to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
You’ll study topics including electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and robotics, as well as building skills in research and development and career professionalism.
You’ll graduate with a wide appreciation of the different topics that contribute to the engineering discipline, as well as other supporting subjects related to computer science. Plus, you’ll be in high demand from graduate employers, opening the doors to a range of career options in engineering and beyond.
In Year 1 we’ll cover the foundations that will ensure your success throughout the course. We’ll provide an introduction to computer programming and computer aided design. You’ll also study introductory mathematics in an engineering context, and the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering. You’ll start to develop the soft skills needed by a professional engineer and have the opportunity to explore specialist study in either electronic circuits or engineering materials.
Foundations of Engineering Mathematics provides an overview of the most important mathematical concepts and methods which are relevant to engineering. Mathematics is an essential component of engineering and it is at the core of many engineering analysis techniques and concepts. The module focuses on mathematical methods in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, differential and integral calculus, and matrices. You will explore real-world, cutting-edge applications and methods of mathematics, from engineering to physics and mechanics.
Module code: ENG1608
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals provides a foundation of electrical and electronic engineering fundamentals covering series and parallel networks, DC circuit theory, electrical circuits, and electronic systems. You will explore concepts covering voltage and current, as well as characterisation of resistance, capacitance and inductance. You will also investigate the operation and performance characteristics of electronic components, such as operational amplifiers, diodes and transistors, using analytical and experimental techniques.
Module code: ENG1200
Professional Practice in Engineering 1
Professional Practice in Engineering 1 provides a fundamental starting point for engineering students. Building a base of knowledge to begin your journey to becoming a professional engineer, you will receive a grounding in how professional bodies underpin their practice. You will be introduced to the engineering profession and basic laboratory skills, gaining hands-on experience with equipment. You will also be made aware of relevant regulatory requirements governing engineering activities in the context of particular areas of specialisation.
Module code: ENG1609
Computer Aided Engineering
Computer-Aided Engineering immerses you in computer-based techniques that support the processes of design and simulation applied to engineering problems. This module provides you with an opportunity to develop an understanding and experience of commercially available engineering software and its practical applications to solve complex engineering problems. You will investigate the use of computer-aided design and simulation tools for a variety of engineering applications and develop skills in a variety of computer-aided design and simulation programs.
Module code: CIS1706
Programming 1 provides a practical introduction to the fundamentals of software development. You will be introduced to the analytical techniques and processes which are essential for specifying, designing and implementing applications. Practical sessions will develop skills and knowledge relevant to today’s industrial needs through the use of modern, widely used programming languages. Software development is essentially a problem-solving activity and provides an excellent opportunity for the development of analytical skills and the synthesis of solutions. Promoting computational thinking, the module will teach you how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable issues.
This module provides a foundation of mechanical engineering fundamentals covering material structures, the types of materials and their mechanical behaviour. Through a series of lectures, together with a range of practical laboratory sessions to help reinforce material discussed in lectures and gain hands on experience in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools, students will use a problem-solving approach to explore classical concepts in materials engineering. The module begins with an introduction to the structures of materials, in describing the crystalline solids, defects and disorders, and atomic bonding. The different types of materials are then described and characterised. The causes and preventions of mechanical failure are then analysed, in considering elastic and plastic deformation, creep and fatigues and toughening and stiffening mechanisms. Students will learn how to characterise the performance of mechanical behaviour and develop the capability to apply different types of materials to solve simple engineering problems.
Module code: ENG1201
Electronic Circuits and Logic
Electronic Circuits and Logic introduces you to basic semiconductors and the use of transistors as an amplifier and a switch. Amplifiers will be discussed within a variety of applications. When thinking about digital electronics, logic level models, logic gates and the application of digital logic circuits will be introduced. Digital logic circuits are an essential component of every electronic device including computers, smartphones, and tablets. They are used to build engineering designs that deliver various computational outcomes. This module introduces you to the operation, design and application of simple analogue and digital circuits. You will also develop the capability to use electronic circuits to solve simple engineering problems.
Module code: ENG1003
In Year 2 we’ll build on some of the topics you’ve studied in Year 1. This will include the development of your professional engineering skills and advanced mathematical concepts. You’ll get to shape the rest of your second year by choosing from an array of optional modules. Topics on offer include Robotics and AI, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics.
Applied Mathematics for Engineering provides a comprehensive overview of the important mathematical concepts and methods relevant to engineering. Mathematics is an essential component of engineering and is at the core of many engineering analysis techniques and concepts. Mathematical methods in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, differential and integral calculus and matrices will be introduced, with emphasis on how they relate to a variety of real-world problems in engineering, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
Module code: ENG2207
Professional Practice in Engineering 2
Professional Practice in Engineering 2 fosters professional practice and employability skills. This will be achieved by simulating, as accurately as possible, what it’s like to work in a given engineering specialism. You will be introduced to the world of work via a simulated work environment or project. This will involve being given live briefs and/or being placed into teams that represent fictional companies and being asked to produce real products or engage in realistic work-related activity. This employer-derived simulation or project will enable you to experience working as part of a large team, including the challenges that can occur when trying to complete high-quality, complicated engineering work to schedule.
Foundations of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Foundations of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence recognises that the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are expanding rapidly with exciting innovations being built to automate our world. The foundations of robotics and AI have roots in the work of Alan Turing investigating the boundary between human intelligence and computers. This module examines how AI techniques and principles from biological systems can be applied to robots to control behaviour and sense environments. You will develop an understanding of the theoretical problems, such as behaviour and the basics of learning techniques, inherent in robotics and use pre-built robots to design, implement and test different control and perceptual systems. Gaining expertise in various aspects of robotic programming, you will use multi-sensors to collect environmental measurements, design control strategies and make smart decisions by finding optimal solutions.
Module code: CIS2719
Applied Industrial Automation
Applied Industrial Automation develops your expertise in various aspects of control theory and robotic programming in industrial applications. This includes using multi-sensors to collect environmental measurements, designing control strategies and making smart process decisions by finding optimal solutions. You will gain a practical understanding of the key concepts of robotic programming including its hardware, architecture and software solutions.
Module code: CIS2721
Advanced Programming equips you with an overview of the design and operation of the principal components of a computer system and how they interact with each other. You will be introduced to microcontroller/microcomputer programming and gain an understanding of instruction types, addressing modes, and the stack. The importance of microcontroller/microcomputer programming in computer systems cannot be underestimated despite the prevalence of high-level languages. It facilitates access to special instructions for processors and direct manipulation of hardware which is gaining increasing importance with the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices with limited computing and energy resources. This module will provide you with an insight into the skills needed to serve this growing market. You will learn how to support subroutines, exceptions and interrupts, writing simple programs that handle these functionalities and solve straightforward problems.
Module code: CIS2725
Signal Processing introduces you to the fundamental principles of signal processing, from the underpinning theories and mathematics to practical applications, with an emphasis on developing problem-solving techniques via theoretical/computational activities. Beginning with signal analysis to help you understand the signal representations in both the time and frequency domain, you will go on to explore various modulation schemes for analogue and digital-signal transmissions, evaluating their performance in terms of signal-to-noise ratio, bandwidth requirement and error performance.
Module code: ENG2006
Biomechanics provides an overall introduction to the subject, in bringing together the principles of mechanics and how these can be applied to representation of the human body. Human movement is analysed, including the introduction of terms such as posture and balance and joint mobility. Musculoskeletal system mechanics are discussed, including biomechanics of bone and ligaments and muscle characterisation. You will develop an understanding of linear and angular kinematics and kinetics associated with human motion. Fluid mechanics are also addressed with reference to the cardiovascular system.
Module code: ENG2008
Biomedical Instrumentation and Control
Biomedical Instrumentation and Control offers you the opportunity to understand the body's control phenomenon and the voltages that the body produces. You will analyse electrodes that can be used for recording and measuring body potentials. There will be an opportunity to familiarise with various devices used for sensing and measurement purposes. You will familiarise and apply control theory and concepts as well as the available technologies within biomedical engineering. Major learning components will include the bio potentials and their origin, signals, amplifiers, sensors, transducers, monitoring systems, signal conditioning and modulation techniques. This module will help develop your critical thinking and analytical skills and provide a solid basis for further study for the industry or advanced postgraduate level study.
Module code: ENG2009
Power Electronics develops your understanding of solid-state electronics, with an emphasis on the control and conversion of electrical power. In power electronics, you will learn about the operation of low power and high power electronic devices, including thyristors, power metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), and power amplifiers. The performance of step-up and step-down DC to DV converters and DC to AC inverters will be explored using analytical and experimental techniques.
Module code: ENG2200
Control Systems presents the theoretical principles and practical considerations behind the implementation and operation of control systems. Through a series of lectures, together with a range of practical laboratory sessions, you will gain hands-on experience in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools. You will use a problem-solving approach to explore classical concepts in control engineering, covering open and closed loop systems, system response, modelling and analysis. You will learn how to design, test and measure the performance of control systems in a laboratory setting. The module begins with the mathematical modelling of open and closed loop systems, addressing the concepts of stability and steady-state error. The system response of first and second order systems are presented, before discussing the modelling of control systems, including block diagram representation. To conclude, various established means of analysing the characteristics of control systems are presented, including poles and zeros, Laplace, Bode plots and frequency response.
Module code: ENG2201
Electrical Machines presents the theoretical principles and practical considerations behind the operation of electrical machines. Through a series of lectures, together with a range of practical laboratory sessions to help reinforce material discussed in lectures and gain hands-on experience in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools, you will use a problem-solving approach to explore classical concepts in electrical machines, covering electromagnetism, the characteristics of motors, and the various types of DC and AC motors. You will learn how to design, test and measure the performance of electric motors in a laboratory setting. The module begins with an analysis of the natural forces that enable electricity to be converted into motion. Classical concepts describing the relationship between Electric and Magnetic Fields, the Hall Effect, and Faraday’s Law are presented, together with Maxwell’s equations. The characterisation of DC motors is presented, discussing the various means of implementation that are currently available. The module then concludes with an analysis of the different types of AC motors.
Module code: ENG2202
Antennas and Radiowave Propagation
Antennas and Radiowave Propagation presents the theoretical principals and practical considerations behind the transmission, propagation and reception of radio waves. Through a series of lectures and practical laboratory sessions, you will gain hands-on experience in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools. The module begins with analysis of the natural forces that enable electromagnetic waves to be transmitted over the air, before focusing on the characteristics of different types of antenna. You will then discover the different mechanisms which determine how a radio wave propagates through the air and additionally examine various ways of modelling the transmission environment.
Module code: ENG2203
Fluid Mechanics introduces you the theoretical principles and practical considerations behind fluid mechanics. A series of lectures and practical laboratory sessions will provide you with hands-on experience in fluid mechanics, fluid statics, kinematics of fluid motion and the energy of moving fluids. You will learn how to design, test and measure the characteristics of fluids in a laboratory setting. The module begins with a presentation of the properties of fluids, including viscosity, surface tension and vapour pressure. The characteristics of fluid statics, when a fluid is at rest or stationary, including pressure, buoyancy and stability, will be addressed. You will also analyse the kinematics of fluid motion, including steady and unsteady flows, as well as the energy of moving fluid, including Bernoulli’s equation and its applications.
Module code: ENG2204
Thermodynamics provides an overview of the most important thermodynamic concepts, laws and applications. Thermodynamics is the science that deals with heat and work and the properties of substances that bear a relation to heat and work. This module introduces you to the fundamental concepts linked to engineering thermodynamics, the principles of thermodynamic laws, and the practical applications of thermodynamics. In particular, the module will focus on real-world applications and methods from engineering to physics and mechanics. You will be exposed to cutting-edge applications of thermodynamics, including those related to contemporary research.
Module code: ENG2205
Structural and Solid Mechanics
Structural and Solid Mechanics outlines the theoretical principles and practical considerations behind the solid mechanics. Materials behave differently under different stress conditions so, in order to prevent accidents and damages, it is essential to determine the behavioural characteristics of solids under consideration for a particular application. This includes determining their dynamic properties and structural flexibility. Understanding the laws of physics and their applications in modern day machinery is one of the fundamental requirements of a mechanical engineer. For engineers, structural and solid mechanics provide essential knowledge to compute stresses, strain and deformation of solids. The prediction, description and explanation of physical properties of materials are key elements in applied engineering. This module provides you with the opportunity to discover the behavioural characteristics of static and dynamic engineering systems through the investigation of stresses, strains, bending, deflections and torsion.
Module code: ENG2206
In Year 3, you can continue to tailor your studies to your interests through the choice of optional modules. You might explore manufacture and design, electric motors and power drives, or mechatronics, to name a few. We’ll also teach you the methods you’ll need to succeed in researching and developing a multidisciplinary engineering project, as well as the importance of commercial awareness within engineering. Building your practical experience as part of a team, you’ll work with your peers on a major multidisciplinary group design project.
Engineering Management and Enterprise equips you with a practical understanding of engineering management techniques and the necessary systems and philosophies for successful project implementation. You will gain a detailed understanding of the actions that an organisation needs to take to deal with opportunities, threats, challenges and unexpected events emerging from and within their external and internal environments. The module provides an understanding of how quality engineering techniques can be implemented throughout the product and manufacturing life cycle, while also offering a wider view of the context in which state-of-the-art products are designed and subsequently proceed into the market or the work environment. In addition to this, you will gain an overview of how total quality management (TQM) can be used to strategic advantage to exceed customer requirements and facilitate process improvement.
Module code: ENG3207
Multidisciplinary Group Design Project
Multidisciplinary Group Design Project is an opportunity for groups of 4 to 6 student to investigate in some depth an issue of particular interest, while also contributing more widely to the group’s common goals. The module offers an element of specialisation and you will be able to demonstrate your integration of skills, group work and technical knowledge. This module will develop your group skills and multidisciplinary design knowledge through a substantial project. The subject of your project will aim to develop a sustainable solution to a global engineering challenge. The nature of the project will be informed by the research interests of the academic supervisors, as well as external influencers. The group project work will be performed under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
IoT Security equips you with a deep understanding of the security concepts on the Internet of Things (IoT). Applications for the IoT include use in smart homes, healthcare systems, environmental monitoring and industrial controls, incorporating various technologies such as embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, and energy harvesting techniques. This has led to a range of IoT devices which each feature a distinct set of security risks and vulnerabilities. This module will equip you with an insight into the security challenges accompanying this growing market of IoT systems and applications. You will develop the capability to understand potential security risks and design secure IoT architectures. This will include IoT operating systems and platforms, low power IoT communications, IoT identity and access management, and IoT threat modelling, and more. You will gain a deep understanding of how the information stored, processed or transmitted in IoT systems is protected from unauthorised access or modification, while also being introduced to the future trends in IoT infrastructures, architectures and applications.
Module code: CIS3166
Autonomous Secure Systems and Smart Devices
Autonomous Secure Systems and Smart Devices introduces you to the theory and practical aspects of develops secure, smart and autonomous digital devices, from smart phones and wearable fitness-tracking technology to household controllers and voice interaction personalised assistants. Over the past decade, our digital world has drastically changed with a wide range of digital devices now being integrated into everyday tasks. Such devices have the ability to communicate with each other, generating vast amounts of data, and adapt their behaviour according to user preferences. This module will introduce you to the design and implementation of these autonomous secure systems and smart devices, modelling key ubiquitous computing properties and smart architecture models, as well as data analytics and machine learning methods on sensor data and security management of smart devices. You will gain the skills and confidence to design, implement and evaluate a software system that can be embedded into a smart and secure digital device.
Module code: CIS3418
Advanced Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Advanced Robotics and Artificial Intelligence models and analyses human and robot behaviour, including human-robot interaction and collaboration. You will develop an understanding of the basic principles about how to design user-friendly human-robot interaction systems. As artificial intelligence and robotics become more integrated into our daily life, simplifying many everyday tasks, it is hard to imagine how we could manage without them. Artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and deep learning are transforming heavily regulated industries, such as automotive, food and agriculture, constructions, healthcare and life sciences, financial services and trading. Over the last decade, substantial progress has been achieved. This module will explore human-robot interaction and etiquette through three fundamental questions about communication between a human and a robot. How should a robot move differently in the presence of a human? How should it understand hints in terms of postures and eye emotions? How should it learn from user feedback? This module will answer these questions and reveal the scale of the impact of human-robot interaction systems on modern society.
Module code: CIS3419
Embedded Systems today form the largest percentage of computer systems in service. They are greater in number than all other types of computer systems put together. Almost all moderately intelligent devices we use or rely upon, from domestic appliances to mobile telephones, motor vehicles, most automated consumer products, dispensers and toys, contain one or more microcontroller devices. These embedded systems are mostly not seen, tucked away in often unreachable and environmentally unfriendly locations. They are often expected to function for long periods of time, for example many years, without fault, attention or maintenance. As a result, they demand some unique engineering requirements. This module explores the principles of embedded systems as essential tools for enabling many other advanced technologies which can be seen or experienced every day. You will be introduced to the basics of the hardware and software unique to microcontrollers as core components of embedded systems. You will program a microcontroller and apply this skill to communicate with or control external devices.
Module code: CIS3421
Microprocessor and Sensor Systems Applications in Engineering
Microprocessor and Sensor Systems Applications in Engineering provides an overview of sensor-centric microcontrollers and microprocessors. Sensory systems are gaining more and more importance in our everyday lives due to their increasing applications and uses, ranging from personal healthcare and navigation systems to large scale industrial and scientific applications. The module provides you with an insight into how sensory systems and applications need to meet critical sensor and processing requirements. You will also discover the different applications of sensor systems, from remote controls to electronic locks, electronic thermometers, keyboard interfaces and electronic tape measures. You will be introduced to sensor types, interfacing considerations and input signals and learn how to design and build a microcontroller/microprocessor and sensor system that addresses a specific application.
Module code: CIS3424
Medical Robotics brings together the principles of robotics and artificial intelligence and how these can be applied to medical applications. You will study an overview of the history of robotics when used for healthcare and medical applications and discuss the regulatory bodies and frameworks that apply to the use of medical robotics. You will be taught an overview of how to model and analyse human and robot behaviour in an algorithmic way. You will develop the basic principles of how to design user-friendly human-robot interaction systems and identify the challenges associated with human-robot collaboration.
Module code: ENG3001
Medical Image Processing
Medical Image Processing provides an introduction to medical image processing and its applications in Biomedical Engineering. The module will focus on the theory of image processing and how to use it to analyse the medical images and further integrate to the current healthcare system. You will gain a theoretical understanding and hands on experience of medical image processing. You will be introduced to key areas of medical image processing such as: Analysis; Enhancement; Visualization. Medical image processing is a subject that handles the complete data flow in the modern medical imaging system, as part of this module you will be introduced to the management of medical image data.
Module code: ENG3002
Power Systems examines how electricity is generated, transmitted and distributed to our homes, places of work and recreation. The module adopts a problem-solving approach to explore classical concepts in power systems engineering, covering electrical power transmission, generation, distribution, and fault protection. You will consider the types of transformer which are used to generate electricity. The transmission line, which is used to transport power through a network, will be characterised in terms of its resistance, capacitance and inductance. You will discover how power is distributed before exploring what faults may occur on a network and what means of protection can be put in place to safeguard the operation of such a network.
Module code: ENG3201
Electric Motors and Power Drives
Electric Motors and Power Drives presents the theoretical principals and practical considerations behind the operation of electrical motors and drive systems found in consumer appliances, transport, manufacturing and various industrial processes. An understanding of the design and operation of electric motors is becoming an increasingly important part of electrical and mechanical engineering, as research and innovation is now intensifying on developing efficient and powerful electric motors for the automotive industry. Through a series of lectures and practical laboratory sessions, you will gain hands-on experience in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools, learning how to design, test and measure the performance of electric motors in a laboratory setting. Adopting a problem-solving approach, you will explore classical concepts in electrical motors and drive systems, including circular force and electro-mechanical energy, as well as operating capabilities. The module will introduce you to the characteristics of various types of DC and AC motors, as well as the different drive systems that are used to control their operation.
Module code: ENG3202
Manufacture and Design
Manufacture and Design recognises that to convert a manufacturing problem into a solution or an idea into a physical artefact, a careful product design is necessary. For engineers, it is important to have knowledge and understanding of material selection, design and manufacturing processes involved in the entire process. Manufacturing and design involves assessing and predicting difficulties in manufacturing, product behaviour in service, and product competency in service. In addition, minimum cost, enhanced performance and failure pre-emption are also the key for a useful product. Keeping in view all of these factors, the module will equip you with a sound understanding of the product design process, including design fundamentals, user needs and regulatory standards. You will explore the properties of materials and manufacturing processes. and apply design tools such as 2D and 3D modelling.
Module code: ENG3204
Mechatronics introduces you to the theoretical principles and practical considerations behind mechatronic systems. As industry is becoming more intelligent, innovative and autonomous, mechatronics applications are becoming increasingly important. From assembly lines, vending machines and robotics, to anti-lock braking systems and guided vehicles, mechatronics is extensively being used for merging and creating new designs. In this module, you will study various commonly used mechanical and electrical sensors and systems to create machines and systems. You will have the opportunity to learn and apply skills to model mechatronic systems. Setting up example systems and their interfaces will enable you to gain hands-on expertise. You will examine the design process, actuating systems, motion types and a range of mechanical sensors, while also applying and using industrial programmable logic controllers for the modelling of mechatronic systems.
Module code: ENG3205
In Year 4, you’ll learn the techniques associated with project management while continuing to shape your studies through optional modules. Topics on offer include renewable and sustainable engineering and mobile communication systems. You’ll complete the course by bringing all your knowledge and skills together and showcasing your abilities through a major individual multidisciplinary research and development project.
Project Management provides an in-depth understanding of what project management involves. The module will equip you with an awareness that projects need to be managed effectively if they are to succeed and that project management is a complex activity and demands a professional approach. Emphasis is placed on the importance of project planning, monitoring and control in the management of large scale projects. The module not only explores the techniques which can be applied, and the tools which can be used, but also the ‘softer’ human factors which must be taken into account in managing large project teams, such as people management and team leadership.
Module code: CIS4126
Multidisciplinary Engineering Research and Development Project
MultidisciplinaryResearch and Development Project provides experience and opportunity of designing and executing a substantial multidisciplinary engineering project in a limited time, based on a project plan, employing practical skills, problem solving and underpinned by relevant research. You will apply and extend skills and knowledge learned in taught modules and demonstrate your competency to construct and complete a coherent project as an engineering professional. The project will focus on a topic appropriate to the pathway of your master’s degree. It also enables you to carry out research that interests you and which may be of benefit to your future careers. The multidisciplinary project includes the production of an artefact - typically a report that applies research to a scenario and creates a deliverable in the form of model, software, hardware or a report.
Mobile Communication Systems presents the theoretical principles and practical considerations behind the operation of mobile communication systems. Lectures and practical laboratory sessions will explore classical concepts in mobile communications, including system architecture, network and radio interface functionality, and performance criteria. You will learn how to design, test and measure the performance of mobile systems in a laboratory setting. The module begins with a presentation of the evolution of mobile communications within the context of global standardisation activities. This will take you from first-generation analogue technology, through all-digital second-generation Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) technology, to the latest mobile concepts. The system architecture, which forms the basis of mobile communications, including the components that make up the radio access network, will then be presented. The radio functionality of mobile networks will also be analysed, including the process of designing cellular radio coverage, as well as multiple access schemes, modulation, and coding. Finally, you will assess how performance of mobile networks is analysed, including call set-up time, call quality and call drop rates.
Module code: ENG4203
Power Generation and Distribution
Power Generation and Distribution recognises that how the national power grid operates is essential knowledge for an electrical engineer. The generation, transmission and distribution of power are the essential elements of the national power grid, which provides the source of electricity for most of the UK’s population. The module covers electrical power generation, transmission, distribution, and fault protection. You will gain expertise in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools and use a problem-solving approach to explore the technical concepts associated with power systems. The characteristics of high-voltage transmission cables are analysed and the role that step-up and step-down transformers play in the efficient transmission and distribution of power will be outlined in detail. You will also gain an understanding of the adoption of smart grid technologies for the transmission and distribution of generated power. The module concludes with consideration of the security of power supplies, the threat of malicious cyber attacks, and faults that may occur over the transmission line and how these may be mitigated and alleviated.
Module code: ENG4202
Smart Grids and Power Distribution
Smart Grids and Power Distribution explores the concepts, technologies, opportunities and threats that are associated with the implementation of smart grid technology. You will gain an understanding of the requirements for the adoption of smart grid technologies for the transmission and distribution of generated power. You will gain an overview of how smart grids work, the benefits to the environment and to society, and the efficiencies they have to offer. Smart metering, an essential part of smart grid operation, will be discussed, with a look at the smart grid infrastructure and how smart meters operate. The module will also examine the transmission of power across the smart grid in relation to substation automation, the integration of renewable energy and the balancing of supply with demand. You will consider smart grid protocols and the operation of smart grids from an economic perspective, as well as exploring how the role of information and communication technology is central to their operation. The security of the power supply and the threat of malicious cyberattacks will receive additional investigation, including associated mitigation processes.
Module code: ENG4201
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering investigates the technologies, the political context and the socio-economic considerations that are driving the global take-up of renewable energy and the development of sustainable engineering. You will begin with an overview of sustainable engineering and the environmental and political factors, such as the Paris Agreement, on climate change that are driving today’s global development of renewable energy sources. You will then consider the impact that fossil fuels are having on the environment and explore the various means of generating renewable energy that are currently available or in development. This will include the operational characteristics of solar photovoltaic cells, tidal power and windy energy. The module will conclude by examining how renewable energy may be supplied to the power grid and assess what economic factors need to be considered when devising a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution to meeting the Earth’s energy needs.
Module code: ENG4200
Intelligent Autonomous Systems
Intelligent Autonomous Systems explores the technologies associated with the implementation of intelligent autonomous systems, including robotics, the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning, 5G wireless solutions and the Internet of Things. You will gain an advanced understanding of the specific functionalities of intelligent autonomous systems, including the ability to learn and adapt to situations, and how to make decisions based on reasoning. You will conclude by developing case studies, highlighting how intelligent autonomous systems may be applied to different sectors such as driverless vehicles, smart manufacturing, and drone-enabled applications.
Module code: CIS4015
Prosthetic Technology provides an overall introduction to the subject, in introducing the latest developments in engineering that are creating new means of design and implementation. You will learn via a series of lectures, together with a range of practical laboratory sessions to help reinforce material discussed in lectures and gain hands-on experience in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools. You will use a problem-solving approach to develop an appreciation of the capabilities of the technologies that can be applied to active prosthetic engineering. topics covered include the Internet of Things, Battery Technology, Sensors, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and 3-D printing. You will learn how technologies can be used to provide active prosthetics for the upper and lower limbs.
Module code: ENG4003
Clinical Engineering will provide you with opportunities to understand the methodologies that administer services and interact with the healthcare industry. You will look at healthcare systems, the complex nature of the environment that involves the supplies, facilities, software, materials, and equipment. you will study the safe and efficient deployment of healthcare technology for connected decision support and patient interaction is the key to future healthcare systems. Clinical engineering has emerged strongly to facilitate services to the healthcare industry. This module will enable you to apply the tools and techniques required by clinical engineers in the modern healthcare industry.
Module code: ENG4002
Data Mining and Visualisation
Data Mining and Visualisation techniques are used for understanding and interpreting data to discover trends and present it in a pictorial or graphical format. It enables people to see analytics presented visually to aid understanding of difficult concepts or help identify new patterns. The module will enable you to grasp important concepts and techniques for understanding and interpreting real-world data and presenting it visually in a quick and easy way to convey concepts in a universal manner. You will learn cutting-edge visualisation techniques linked to information visualisation, scientific visualisation and visual analytics. Many of these elements of the module will be supported by real-world examples and case studies. You will also have access to the University’s CAVE facility, a super-immersive 3D virtual environment, to experiment with visualising big data in virtual reality.
Module code: CIS4508
Wireless Communication Systems
Wireless Communication Systems addresses the theoretical knowledge and practical applications of wireless communication technologies. Mobile communication systems have seen very rapid development driven by the underpinned wireless communication technologies. Wireless communication is also an essential asset for enabling the building of future smart world, where interaction between smart devices heavily rely on ultra-reliable and low-delay wireless communication technologies. This module will help you develop problem-solving techniques in practical wireless communication systems such as mobile cellular systems and wireless local area networks (LAN). Focusing on wireless channels and their capacities for data communications, you will explore the key advanced technologies that are enabling the rapid development of current mobile cellular networks and discover the future wireless communication technologies for next-generation cellular systems.
Module code: CIS4151
Emerging Technologies equips you with an advanced understanding of emerging technology and develops the appropriate skills to critically evaluate their suitability, impact and applicability to new scenarios. As computing is constantly changing, with advances in hardware, software and methodologies resulting in new systems being constantly developed and new application areas being discovered, this module exposes you to a range of current issues of importance. The module also strengthens your ability to identify and analyse ethical issues related to the use of new technology for both development and research purposes, including an overview of the professional and legal constraints within which computing specialists operate.
Module code: CIS4502
Complex Smart Systems
Complex Smart Systems recognises that after rapid technological advancement in the past twenty years, we are now surrounded by various intelligent devices that can help make many decisions autonomously. With the pervasive computing via the internet of things (IoT), the devices equipped with intelligent systems are becoming increasingly smarter and more intelligent. In this module, a variety of methods and techniques in machine learning will be explored, which are the foundation of building a smart system. You will gain a thorough understanding of a smart system by analysing and solving a given problem. In teaching practice, you will learn how to build smart systems in various application environments. In addition, this module will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to deal with the challenges in building relevant smart systems.
Module code: CIS4150
Finite Element Analysis
Finite Element Analysis provides a general introduction to finite element analysis (FEA) and its engineering applications, particularly in mechanical engineering. FEA is a powerful technique widely used and universally accepted by engineers for numerical simulation of a given physical phenomenon. The module will focus on the mathematical theory of FEA and how to use it as part of the engineering design cycle to analyse structural problems of different levels. You will gain fundamental understanding and hands-on experience of FEA and hone your ability to use this approach to analyse practical mechanical problems and interpret and understand the physical meaning of FEA results.
Module code: ENG4103
Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.
How you'll study
We design our teaching methods in consultation with some of the leading employers in the region. You’ll be taught in our engineering and computing laboratories for many of your classes, and we focus on your activities as a way of learning.
Our lessons are highly interactive allowing you to you’ll look at practical applications of concepts and study real life cases. You will work with your peers in workshops, seminars, group tutorials and practical exercises, enabling you to expand the essential people skills to complement your technical ability.
Teaching will typically take place over two to three days per week.
How you'll be assessed
The methods of assessment vary from module to module and may consist of coursework, portfolios and exams. We want you to develop the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, therefore assessment includes both of these forms, though the emphasis is strongly on individual work.
Who will be teaching you
You will be taught by staff who are passionate about student learning and development, while also benefitting from guest lectures delivered by industry experts. The programme team are specialists in engineering and computing and are active researchers. Their research feeds directly into the teaching of the programme, ensuring that you will learn about the latest developments within subjects while gaining the skills and knowledge required to meet industrial needs.
Academic staff are also regular contributors to conferences and journals, frequently engaging with the wider business and academic environment in disseminating knowledge and delivering impact.
Typical offer 112-128 UCAS tariff points achieved through A levels, BTEC, International Baccalaureate, Access Diploma, T Level, or Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above or equivalent.
You should also have GCSE English Language at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications)
Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit, 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit, or 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.
Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.
English language requirements
International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
Did you know?
If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the
offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.
The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13million Tech Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science and Engineering students. Our modern computing and engineering laboratories are equipped with comprehensive test and measurement equipment, high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.
A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution. There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.
Tuition fees for students joining this course in academic year 2024/25 are still to be announced. We will update this information as soon as it is available.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.
Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.
Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).
If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.
Your future career
Graduates who have an in-depth background in the rapidly advancing interdisciplinary fields of engineering are well placed for rewarding careers at the interface of engineering and computing. You might work in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, network design, energy and power generation, project management and systems analysis. Or, if you’re interested in a career in research or academia, the MEng degree is the perfect stepping stone onto a PhD.