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Cert (PC) Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

Cert (PC) Mechanical Engineering

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

MEE-PC-MA

UCAS Code

JACS Code

H300 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

In addition to the general entry requirements set by the University (http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/How-to-apply/Entry-requirements/), the subject-specific requirements for admission to the programme are:

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) in a suitable engineering discipline, including substantial Mathematics and engineering content.

A 2.1 Honours degree in Mathematics or Physics or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University will be considered.

Applicants with non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered (http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLPolicy).

Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years). *Taken within the last 2 years.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Engineering (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Grant Ingram

Durham University

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

None

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The programme aims to produce graduates who:

• Are pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for, often complex, concepts to become reality.

• Seek to achieve sustainable solutions to problems and have strategies for being creative, innovative and overcoming difficulties by employing their skills, knowledge and understanding in a flexible manner.

• Skilled at solving problems by applying their numerical, computational, analytical and technical skills, using appropriate tools.

• Risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of their ethical, social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional responsibilities.

• Are familiar with the nature of business and enterprise in the creation of economic and social value.

• Appreciate the global dimensions of engineering, commerce and communication.

• Are able to formulate and operate within appropriate codes of conduct, when faced with an ethical issue.

• Professional in their outlook, capable of team working, effective communicators, and able to exercise responsibility and sound management approaches.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

EA6M: Apply appropriate engineering analysis methods for solving complex problems in engineering and to assess their limitations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on analysis methods in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Group project and case study/practical assignment deliverables discussing and using methods in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

EA5m: Appraise new and emerging technologies for engineering applications.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on the use of fundamental knowledge from energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology to investigate new and emerging technologies.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables discussing and using knowledge from energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology to investigate new and emerging technologies.

EA7M: Collect and analyse research data, using appropriate engineering analysis tools to tackle unfamiliar problems, such as those with uncertain or incomplete data or specifications, by the appropriate innovation, use or adaptation of engineering analytical methods.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on data collection and use of analysis methods in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology to collect and analyse data and unfamiliar problems.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables discussing and using methods in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology to collect and analyse data and unfamiliar problems.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

SM7M: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of the specialisation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Online content, case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on the scientific principles in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessments, case study/practical assignment deliverables discussing and applying the scientific principles in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

SM8M: Identify and assess current scientific problems and/or new insights at the forefront of the specialisation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on the current problems/insights in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables discussing and applying the current problems/insights in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

SM9M: Critically evaluate fundamental mathematics and science concepts relevant to the discipline, and some from outside the discipline, and apply them effectively in engineering projects.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Online content, case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on relevant concepts and their critical use in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessments, case study/practical assignment deliverables discussing and applying relevant concepts for use in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

D9M: Analyse and interpret information that may be incomplete or uncertain, quantify the effect of this on design of products, processes, or systems and, where appropriate, use theory or experimental research to mitigate deficiencies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on knowledge and skills in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology to quantify the effect of uncertainty on the design of products, processes, or systems.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables and group reports discussing and using knowledge in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology to quantify the effect of uncertainty on the design of products, processes, or systems.

D10M: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies, and apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on use of processes and methods in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology to design products, processes, or systems.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables discussing and using processes and methods in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology to design products, processes, or systems.

EL10M: Evaluate engineering business practices, their limitations, and explain how these may be applied in the context of the particular specialization.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on management and business practices in engineering management and business and enterprise.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables and group reports discussing and applying management and business practices in engineering management and business and enterprise.

P12M: Demonstrate advanced level knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on materials and components in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables discussing and using knowledge of materials and components in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

P9M: Review current engineering practice and their limitations, and demonstrate appreciation of likely new developments.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on current practice and new developments in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables discussing and applying current practice and new developments in energy systems, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing technology.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

D11M: Design innovative products, components or processes to fulfil new needs.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on design in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables generating design in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology to design products, processes, or systems.

EL8M: Discuss the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study sessions on professional and ethical conduct in business and entrepreneurship, and research and data analytics.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables discussing professional and ethical conduct in business and entrepreneurship, and research and data analytics.

EL9M: Discuss how engineers need to take account of the commercial and social contexts in which they operate.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study assignments including the commercial and/or social context relevant to energy systems, and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables and group reports discussing the commercial and/or social context relevant to energy systems, and manufacturing technology.

EL11M: Apply quantitative techniques to promote sustainable development within engineering activities.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on sustainable development and techniques in energy systems, and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables discussing sustainability and applying techniques in energy systems, and manufacturing technology.

EL12M: Describe relevant regulatory requirements governing engineering activities in the context of the particular specialization.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study assignments on regulatory requirements in energy systems.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables discussing regulatory requirements in energy systems.

EL13M: Evaluate risk issues in the context of the particular specialisation, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study/practical sessions on evaluation of risk issues in engineering management business and enterprise, and individual project.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables and group reports discussing and evaluating risk issues in engineering management, business and entrepreneurship, and individual project.

P10m: Apply engineering techniques to take account of a range of commercial and industrial constraints.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study assignments on commercial and industrial constraints in energy systems and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables discussing commercial and industrial constraints in energy systems energy systems and manufacturing technology.

P11m: Compare different roles within an engineering team and exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study/practical sessions requiring teams consisting of different roles computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical deliverables and group reports requiring team work in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

G1: Solve problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Application of materials from lectures and seminars to case study/practical assignments in all modules.

Methods of Assessment

Case study/practical assignment deliverables in all modules.

G1: Communicate effectively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical sessions in groups/teams in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Group reports and practical assignment deliverables in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

G1: Retrieve information

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study readings and sessions requiring information extraction in all modules.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables in all modules.

G1: Work with others

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study/practical sessions requiring work in groups/teams in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Group reports and practical assignment deliverables in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

G1: Effectively use general IT facilities

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Online material access in all modules

Case study readings, lectures, seminars, and case study assignments on computer-based tools and resources in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables in all modules.

G2: Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Reflection on learning and documentation of CPD via portfolios of assignment deliverables in all modules.

Methods of Assessment

Case study assignment deliverables in all modules.

G3m: Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Use of non-contact teaching methods, and independent work on assignments in all modules.

Methods of Assessment

Group reports and/or case study/practical assignment deliverables in all modules.

G4: Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Case study/practical sessions requiring work in groups/teams in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

Methods of Assessment

Group reports and practical assignment deliverables in computer-aided engineering and manufacturing technology.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Computer-Aided Engineering

MEE7027

7

20

YES

2 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Manufacturing Technology

MEE7028

7

20

YES

2 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Sustainable Energy Systems

MEE7029

7

20

YES

2 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes