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Engineering and technology Why study engineering and technology at the University of Hull? Aside from the more obvious results of engineering such as cars, aircraft and computers, virtually everything that surrounds us in the modern world is reliant on technological expertise. Around 40% of the UK’s economy depends on engineering or technology, so our graduates enjoy some of the best job prospects and some of the highest salaries. Engineering is also challenging and enjoyable: it requires creativity, imagination and good communication as well indepth specialist knowledge. Unlike most other universities, Hull offers a broad range of disciplines housed within one department – where the staff are practising professionals with an open-door policy towards students. Accredited by relevant professional institutions (the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology) to the United Kingdom’s Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UKSPEC), our courses are constantly reviewed in collaboration with industry to ensure that their exceptional quality is maintained. Specifically, our BSc courses meet the standard for Incorporated Engineer (IEng), and our BEng/MEng programmes are matched against Chartered Engineer (CEng). Our strengths – central to our innovative and flexible courses – include design and materials, manufacturing, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering.These underpin our excellence in research, which focuses on three main themes: environment, energy and sensors; medical engineering; and design, materials and process performance. We offer our students an exciting, relevant and research-informed curriculum. The Department of Engineering has a range of facilities and centres – including rapid manufacturing technologies, scanning electron microscopy and the faculty computer suite – which can enhance your learning. It also hosts the Centre for Mathematics, the Centre for Medical Engineering and Technology, the Engineering Innovation Institute, the Gaming Technology Centre and, in collaboration with the Business School, the Logistics Institute. Finally, it may be worth noting that the 2008 National Student Survey ranked Hull among England’s top 10 universities for overall student satisfaction (this was our fourth consecutive year in the top 10), and that the THE–QS World University Rankings placed us in the world’s top 500. If you studied engineering here, you would be studying within a university that offers a truly outstanding educational and social experience.

What will you study? Our courses develop problem-solving skills that range from identifying faults in elementary systems to designing novel systems or innovative products.The foundation year – required for the four-year BEng courses – focuses on physics, mathematics, IT and study skills to form a firm basis for progression. In Year 1 all students follow a similar study path, taking core engineering and technology modules such as Fundamentals of Engineering and Key Skills. In Year 2 you follow a dedicated programme covering a range of topics within your chosen field.These provide the background for your choice of more specialised modules in Year 3, alongside a common Engineering Management module. On MEng courses, the fourth year continues to provide specialist modules, but with a greater reliance on integrating your knowledge and understanding and your skill in managing various engineering processes. All courses include a major individual project as part of the final year. How will you learn? Each module is taught by a mix of lectures, problem classes, small-group seminars and tutorials, and practical classes, encouraging you to take responsibility for your own learning. Modules are assessed by a blend of examination and coursework. A key part of every course is the final-year project, assessed by a combination of a project plan, a progress report, a poster, an oral presentation and a thesis. What are we looking for? As the industrial leaders of tomorrow, our graduates need to develop the ability to analyse, theorise and reflect on practical problems and involve themselves in team working, communication and creativity. We like to see evidence of such skills in applicants and welcome a range of academic or vocational qualifications and experience. We therefore make offers on an individual basis.The four-year BEng degrees with an integrated foundation year provide a tried-and-tested route for mature students or other applicants with nonstandard entrance qualifications. Our BSc and four-year BEng courses do not require A level Mathematics as an entry qualification. What do our graduates do? Our graduates’ career prospects are excellent. Many move directly into employment with leading UK and international organisations; others follow careers in research or establish their own companies.

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Engineering and technology

Computer aided engineering

Design and technology

Single Honours BEng (Hons) The growing importance of computer systems in industry means that a new generation of engineers is required to implement and make full use of the latest computer and information technology. Our course includes studies relating to the application of computers in mechanical and production engineering, such as stress analysis in complex engineering components or the management of materials flow and manufacture of engineering products in factories. It aims to produce graduates who are highly literate in all aspects of computer aided engineering (CAE) and can implement and exploit emerging computer-based technologies, especially in design and manufacturing – that is, computer aided design and computer aided manufacture (CAD/CAM). Other aspects of the course include the advanced use of computer applications such as MathCAD, MATLAB, SolidWorks Premium, SolidCAM and ANSYS, among others.You also develop techniques in computer aided analysis and approaches in simulation.

Single Honours BSc (Hons) This course imparts an appreciation of engineering design methodologies as well as modern engineering materials, technologies and processes. It produces graduates with practical expertise in the design process, but with knowledge and understanding of the uses and limitations of current technology across all engineering branches. Another key aim is to increase the motivation of students towards the practice of engineering and provide access for those who prefer not to study mathematics at the level required for BEng degrees. We encourage you to develop an enquiring, open-minded and creative attitude with social, ethical, economic and regulatory awareness. Throughout, we provide opportunities for you to develop the wider skills of IT, communication, problem solving, team working and time management.

Requirements Typically 220–260 points from three A levels (or equivalent), including Mathematics and preferably Physics. Alternatively, the department offers a four-year programme including a foundation year for which the entry requirements are lower. Structure The first two years concentrate on the essential engineering sciences and include an introduction to computing systems and languages. In the final year you undertake core modules related to computer aided engineering and a major project on an aspect of computer aided engineering (‘Simulation of Production Processes in Manufacturing Using Arena’, for example). Close collaboration with a number of major CAE user and vendor organisations enhances the industrial relevance of our course, which is supported by research, well-equipped engineering laboratories, and computing equipment including graphics workstations, several PC labs and computercontrolled manufacturing systems.

Courses offered

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

3

n/a

H130

220–260

4

n/a

H131

n/a‡

Single Honours

Computer Aided Engineering

Requirements Typically 220–260 points from three A levels (or equivalent), preferably in technology-related subjects and ideally including product design. Structure The modular course allows you to develop strengths according to your preferred emphasis on aesthetic, commercial or technological aspects of design by selecting from the various options available (including free elective modules).Year 1 is a common year with the Product Innovation and Medical Product Design courses; but in subsequent years there are specialist modules on key enabling technologies and technology transfer, while other modules give you the opportunity to explore your own creative potential in a structured sequence of design projects.Year 3 provides opportunities for further specialisation and allows you to opt for participation in the national Undergraduates in Schools scheme as a formally assessed part of your course.The final year also includes a major project (‘Design Secrets: Solving the Enigma of Good Design’, for instance).

Courses offered

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

n/a

HJ15

Single Honours

Design and Technology

3

With a foundation year

Computer Aided Engineering

‡ Contact the appropriate admissions tutor for guidance.

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220–260


Electronic engineering

Electronic product design

Single Honours / undergraduate Masters BEng (Hons) / MEng It is difficult to think of any aspect of life that remains untouched by electronics – a situation reflected in the range of specialist options open to electronic engineering students.The insatiable demand for continual development in electronic systems – for personal, home or industrial application – could not possibly be satisfied without the technical expertise, skill and creativity of electronic engineers.The demand and opportunities for electronic engineers will remain high for many years to come.

BSc (Hons) The course will suit students who wish to pursue a product innovation degree but with a strong bias towards the creation of portable electronic products. It concentrates on the design, manufacture and commercial success of new versions of products of this type. With a firm technical basis, it is aimed at students who consider themselves to be creative and innovative, are interested in the way things work and are looking at career opportunities in the field of portable electronic products. Laboratory and project work are directed towards the particular issues involved in electronic product design.

Requirements Typically 220–260 points for BEng, 280–320 for MEng, from three A levels (or equivalent), including Mathematics and preferably Physics. Alternatively, the department offers a four-year programme including a foundation year for which the entry requirements are lower. Structure The BEng and MEng Electronic Engineering courses follow a common core for the first two years. On the BEng programme, the final year allows specialisation in subjects such as communications, computer systems or control. On the MEng programme, the third year provides further specialised modules and a common Engineering Management module (including the role of the engineer or technologist in society). In Year 4 the MEng programme continues to provide specialist modules, but with a greater emphasis on integrating your knowledge and understanding and your skill in managing various engineering processes.The benefit of this approach is that you acquire a sound and widely relevant electronic engineering education in the earlier part of your programme, while by Year 3 you can deepen your knowledge across a range of subjects or develop specialist skills.

Requirements Our typical offer is 220–280 UCAS points, normally in technologyrelated subjects. Structure Year 1 focuses on the fundamentals of engineering required to produce successful portable electronic products, as well as developing key skills that will allow successful progression through Years 2 and 3. As the course develops, you take modules in a range of product innovation topics alongside modules focusing on key skills in the area of electronic design, from concepts through tools and techniques to management, implementation and practice. In the final year you undertake a major project that is designed to emphasise work at a professional level on an electronic product problem, possibly in conjunction with a local company.

Laboratory-based work is an important part of these courses and takes a number of forms, from experimental investigation (carried out individually in short laboratory sessions) to extended group project work in which teamwork, project management and communication skills are as important as the more technical elements.The final year of each course carries a major project, such as ‘Electronic Analyser and Synthesiser of Speech Sounds’.

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

3

n/a

H610

220–260

4

n/a

H603

n/a‡

4

n/a

H602

280–320

Single Honours

Electronic Engineering

Courses offered

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

n/a

HW12

Single Honours

Electronic Product Design*

3

With a foundation year

Electronic Engineering Undergraduate Masters

Electronic Engineering

‡ Contact the appropriate admissions tutor for guidance.

* Subject to approval.

Detailed course information

Detailed course information

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220–280

Engineering and technology

Courses offered

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Engineering and technology

Mechanical engineering

Medical product design

Single Honours / undergraduate Masters BEng (Hons) / MEng Mechanical engineers are concerned with the design, development, installation and maintenance of just about anything that has movable parts.They must be flexible, multidisciplinary, technologically aware and able to draw on knowledge of all branches of engineering. Our courses are designed to allow you to develop the ability to analyse, theorise and reflect on practical problems and to involve yourself in team working, communication and creativity.

Single Honours BSc (Hons) This course concentrates on the medical field and the design, manufacture and commercial success of new implants, artificial organs and other medical products. It is for students who wish to pursue a product innovation degree but with a strong bias towards the medical field.You undertake specialist laboratory work and complete modules on topics such as biomechanics, biomaterials and implant design.The course places an emphasis on product development in a clinical context.You learn about cutting-edge materials, technologies and analytical techniques in the medical sector and have the opportunity to work on development projects of genuine social value.

Requirements Typically 220–260 points for BEng, 280–320 for MEng, from three A levels (or equivalent), including Mathematics and preferably Physics. Alternatively, the department offers a four-year programme including a foundation year for which the entry requirements are lower. Structure In the first two years there is a broad-based engineering education complemented by an integrated period of workshop training, through laboratory work and computer studies. Lectures emphasise applications, while conceptual and detail design work demonstrates industrial relevance. Modules cover the fundamentals of engineering; engineering mathematics; mechanical engineering science (dynamics, statics, fluid mechanics, materials and stress analysis); manufacturing methods; computer aided design (CAD); and key skills.These studies are complemented by a specialist ‘design-and-make’ module which utilises our machine shops – an important professional requirement – and by additional modules which introduce commercial management, production management and computer studies. In the final year you undertake a major project, often in collaboration with industry (‘Selection of Assembly Systems’, for example), and may specialise in a range of subjects such as the engineering impact on the environment. On the MEng programme,Year 4 includes modules integrating knowledge and understanding and the management of engineering processes such as Engineering Systems and Lifecycle Engineering.

Requirements Typically 220–260 points from three A levels (or equivalent), preferably in technology-related subjects and ideally including product design. Structure Year 1 focuses on the fundamentals of engineering required to produce successful products, as well as on human anatomy and physiology. As the course develops, you take modules in a range of product innovation topics, from concepts through tools and techniques to management, implementation and practice. A key feature is the inclusion of an independent study module – where you can choose to learn a skill or gain specialist knowledge – as well as the creation of a fully developed ‘product’ in the final year. A central aspect of the course is the module on biomaterials and medical devices. In the final year you undertake a major project working at a professional level on a medical product problem, often in conjunction with clinicians from local hospitals or medical companies (for example, ‘Regeneration of Facial Nerve Tissue’).

The benefit of our approach is that you acquire a sound and widely relevant engineering education in the earlier part of your programme while, in the third year (and the fourth for MEng), you can deepen your knowledge across a range of subjects or develop specialist skills.

Courses offered

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

3

n/a

H300

220–260

4

n/a

H302

n/a‡

4

n/a

H301

280–320

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

n/a

H390

Single Honours

Single Honours

Mechanical Engineering

Courses offered Medical Product Design

3

With a foundation year

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Masters

Mechanical Engineering

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220–260


Product innovation

Mechanical and medical engineering

Single Honours BSc (Hons) Creativity, invention and product design are areas in which the UK excels. Innovation is the process of transforming ideas into marketable products. Many leading organisations require graduates who can design and develop functional, aesthetically attractive products that have the potential for commercial success.The attainment of this goal requires participants to use creativity, skills and innovation to solve problems while addressing the functional, visual, social and economic needs of the marketplace.

Single Honours / undergraduate Masters BEng (Hons) / MEng These are multidisciplinary courses which integrate professional engineering activities with a basic medical knowledge of the human body and an understanding of how it functions when healthy, diseased or injured. Aimed at students who wish to pursue a professionally recognised mechanical engineering degree with a strong bias towards the medical field, they are concerned with subjects such as the design and manufacture of new implants and artificial organs, tissue engineering and rehabilitation engineering.

This course imparts an in-depth appreciation of the design process and the tools and techniques needed to succeed.The technical skills fostered by this degree are becoming increasingly important as the time-to-market and products’ lifespan continually shrink because of increasing competition.The course covers how innovators choose materials; manufacturing and production processes; packaging and waste (including environmental considerations); transportation; and marketing the finished product.

Requirements Typicallly 220–260 points for BEng, 280–320 for MEng, from three A levels (or equivalent), including Mathematics and preferably Physics.

Requirements Typically 220–260 points from three A levels (or equivalent), preferably in technology-related subjects and ideally including product design.

Structure The first two years are comparable to Years 1 and 2 of our Mechanical Engineering programme but also cover anatomy and physiology.Years 3 and 4 introduce specialist modules such as Biomaterials, Orthopaedic and Cardiovascular Medical Devices, Medical Imaging and Biomechanical Simulation.The course culminates in a major final-year project (‘Investigation of a Novel Biosorbable Bone Fixation Concept’, for example), in collaboration with clinicians and local medical device companies.

Structure The first year concentrates on the fundamentals of engineering required to produce successful products. As the course develops, you take modules in a range of product innovation topics, from concepts through tools and techniques to management, implementation and practice. A key feature is the inclusion of an independent study module as well as the creation of a fully developed ‘product’ in the final year.You also benefit from the department’s multidisciplinary approach, drawing on our extensive knowledge base in design, information technology, advanced manufacture, CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping.This allows you to gain the knowledge, skills and versatility required for employment in a variety of product development environments.The final year also includes a major project (‘Bringing Leonardo da Vinci’s Inventions to the Present’, for example).The course allows you to take advantage of the University’s Free Elective Scheme.

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

Single Honours

Product Innovation

Courses offered

Years

Other subject(s)

UCAS Typical code offer

3

n/a

HB38

220–260

4

n/a

HBH8

280–320

Single Honours

3

n/a

H790

220–260

Mechanical and Medical Engineering Undergraduate Masters

Mechanical and Medical Engineering

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Engineering and technology

Courses offered

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Adnan Fazal MEng Mechanical Engineering

I am a second-year international student from Pakistan. Before I started my course I was so nervous about joining a different culture and education system.When I arrived, the International Office arranged accommodation and transport – they were really was so cooperative. I felt like this was my home town. In the welcome week I learned everything about computer software, my department and the library, and the students’ union arranged parties for new students. I am a Muslim, and was impressed to find a big prayer room on the main campus. Facilities in the Engineering Department are outstanding, with good computer access, and the teaching staff like to help students – if I have any problem I can knock on their door.The department arranges seminars on how to find a placement and a job after graduation, and it has good contacts with big companies.The MEng degree is accredited by the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers), and it is a direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

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Engineering and technology - University of Hull Undergraduate prospectus for Entry 2010  

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