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2020/21

Wo l f s o n S c h o o l o f Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering Undergraduate Degree Programmes


Chair Positioning Systems Meet Michalis – an ambitious professional Product Design Engineer. Having completed the third year of his MEng degree, Michalis has designed a positioning system for chairs to make them more accessible for people with mobility problems. When he graduates in 2020, Michalis will be starting chair manufacture in Cyprus.


Welcome to the Wolfson School Loughborough University is regarded as one of the best institutions in the UK to study Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, being ranked inside the top 10 for all three core disciplines within subject league tables. We bring together outstanding facilities, superb teaching and strong links with industry, to make sure you are completely ready for your future engineering career. With approximately 200 Wolfson School students securing placements in industry every year, we are recognised as the leading UK university for engineering placements – further emphasising our impressive industrial links. Placement years are available on all of our degree programmes, offering you the opportunity to gain vital paid work experience in a professional environment. We have links with some of the largest companies in the world, including 3M Health Care, Adidas, BAE Systems, Bentley Motors, BMW Group, Caterpillar, IBM, Nike, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, amongst many more. We hope this Undergraduate Degree Programme brochure gives you an insight into some of the inspiring engineering, design and technology you can get involved with here at Loughborough.

Professor Paul Conway Dean of Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering


Contents

06 08 10 12 Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering

Embed Your Ideas

Teaching & Technology

Outstanding Facilities & Specialist Resources

14 16 18 20 22-43 Career Opportunities

Industrial Training & Experience

Training Benefits

Research & Teaching

Focus on Your Career

44-63 Focus on Your Degree

Discover Your Degree 24 & 46 Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering 26 & 48 Electronic & Electrical Engineering 28 & 50 Engineering Management 30 & 52 Manufacturing Engineering 32 & 54 Mechanical Engineering 34 & 56 Product Design Engineering 36 & 58 Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering 38 & 60 Sports Technology 40 & 62 Foundation Studies


64 66 68 70 71 Focus on the Detail

Industrial Input

Your Learning Experience

What’s Involved?

Your Application

72 73 74 77 78 Life on Campus

Accommodation

FAQs

82 86 87 Entry Requirements

How to Find Us

Our Campus

Fees & Finance

Module Listings


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Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering Loughborough University consistently leads in the employment of graduates in engineering and technology and has the highest proportion of accredited engineering industrial placements in the UK. Our degree programmes define and exceed industry standards for highly motivated graduates, offering a blend of first class academic and practical skills in partnership with commercial and industrial awareness. Our degree programmes are also accredited by four different engineering and technology institutions licensed by the UK Engineering Council. Unsurpassed facilities within the School will offer you the opportunity to learn and experience the latest technologies. There are specialised laboratories devoted to: • The acquisition of fundamental knowledge (e.g. control, dynamics, electromagnetism, electronics, kinematics, materials, thermofluids, tribology) • Developing an understanding of product realisation (e.g. additive manufacturing, machine tool systems, electronics manufacture) • The bringing together of your knowledge, skills and understanding in application domains (e.g. aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, healthcare engineering, mechatronics and robotics, sports engineering) • Providing direct experience of industrial equipment (e.g. CNC machine tool systems, flow soldering, laser material processing, metrology instrumentation, production line systems) These are supported and invested in by focused Research Schools, Institutes or Centres (e.g. Advanced Manufacturing, Communications, Energy Engineering, Engineering Design and Analysis, Engineering for Health, Engineering Systems). Some of these are closely linked in to the Government’s Catapult Centres, including the Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult, and High Value Manufacturing Catapult via the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). Clusters of powerful workstations and PCs allow access to learning services locally, nationally and internationally. Our laboratory facilities, together with our manufacturing, mechanical and electronics workshops are managed by highly experienced technical staff who will work closely with you to develop and realize your ideas. You will have opportunities to work and excel both as an individual and as a member of a team, during every year of your selected programme. Throughout your time here, you will be supported in your studies by a network of personal and subject tutors and a caring team of administrative staff. They will help to guide you through your choices of programme electives including international study, industrial placement and a range of subjects with which you can tailor your degree to your individual requirements.


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National Awards

3

QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZES 1994, 2000 & 2013

League Tables

5th

FOR MECHANICAL

Guardian University Guide 2020

Employment

£27,000 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY OF £27,000 DLHE, 2017 graduates

World Rankings

100

WOLFSON SCHOOL DEGREE PROGRAMMES PLACED TOP 100 IN THE WORLD QS World University Rankings 2019

3rd

FOR ELECTRICAL

Guardian University Guide 2020

95%

OF SCHOOL GRADUATES IN EMPLOYMENT OR FURTHER STUDY DLHE, 2016 graduates

8th

FOR MANUFACTURING

Complete University Guide 2020

95%

OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES IN GRADUATE LEVEL EMPLOYMENT DLHE, 2016

Research Ratings

65%

OF OUR RESEARCH AT INTERNATIONAL / WORLD CLASS LEVEL National Research Excellence Framework

Training Placements

200

WOLFSON SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS PLACED IN 140+ COMPANIES DURING 2019/2020

Staff

200+

OVER 200 ACADEMIC, ADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNICAL STAFF

1st Year Entrance Prizes

£5,000

1ST PRIZE – ENTRANCE PRIZES AVAILABLE FOR APPLICANTS TAKING PART IN OUR ENGINEERING VIDEO COMPETITION


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Embed Your Ideas 1847 – Boolean Logic – the fundamental building block of digital electronics was born, but no-one knew its impact at the time. Because analogue came first – infinitely variable electric signals – weak at first, needing electrical amplification, made possible with thermionic vacuum tubes. All change as analogue component circuitry took over.


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Printed Circuit Boards became the norm – soldered through-hole components – Capacitors, Clocks, Diodes, Inductors, Resistors. Technology advanced, complexity increased – all change again for surface mount technologies and integrated circuitry – better performance in ever decreasing footprints. Digital circuits using binary states – transistors doubling in density every two years – that’s Moore’s Law for you. These circuits need programming – turning your ideas into instructions and reality. High level code – programmed as structured lines of text, or visual building blocks. No matter, it all breaks down to ones and zeros as simple binary – languages evolving and expanding capability – Assembly,

Basic, Fortran, C++, C#, Java, Python. Higher level scripting – Labview, Matlab, Mathematica – making coding accessible to all engineers. Electronic components, coded instructions – but you need hardware to realise your ideas. Arduino Raspberry Pi, myRIO – microcontroller brains with Inputs and Outputs - Analogue and Digital. Communications through Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, Serial, Thunderbolt and Lightning – Galileo would have been impressed – listening to sensors interpreting the world, instructing the engineering mechanisms. Embed your ideas – Programme your future - Powered by Orangepip. Visit our website for more information lboro.ac.uk/meme/embed


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Teaching & Technology

C# AND PYTHON PROGRAMMING

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS LABVIEW & ELVIS II

OSCILLOSCOPES AND FUNCTION GENERATORS

SOLDER STATIONS

PROTOTYPING PLATFORMS

TEACHING MODULES

INDIVIDUAL & GROUP PROJECTS

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES


11 The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering has a 100+ year history of Electronics and Electrical Engineering development. The last 25 years has seen multi-million pound investments in staff, teaching and research facilities, as well as projects underpinning and driving internationally important developments. Following their degrees, our graduates are starting up or moving into companies, innovating and / or using Electronics and Electrical technologies. These facilities and kit are here for you to use, at various points within any of our degree programmes. They may be linked to a dedicated teaching module, or as facilities that will help you on Individual or Group Project modules. We are forever amazed at the imagination our students are showing, using equipment and pushing technological boundaries using our Electronics and Electrical equipment and facilities on campus. Have a look at what we have, and how it is used in some of our degree programmes.

Electronics in Sports Technology

Electronics in Engineering Management

Sports Technology is a multidisciplinary degree programme. It is focused within the sports domain, but, among other things, our students consider the human athlete, their apparel, technical equipment and their environment. One feature of the modern Sports Industry, no matter which of these areas you are considering, is the use of embedded electronics – whether that be athlete monitoring, Video Assistant Referees (VAR), officiating solutions and equipment performance. We teach fundamental electronics to all our Sports Technology students and we find electronics being used by our students in a number of project modules.

Our Engineering Management undergraduates will often use electronics in a different way to our other students. For an Engineering Management student, the use of electronics will often come in the form of the digitization of an engineering enterprise – matching simulations to the real environment – or perhaps through the development of complex logistical processes across the manufacturing value chain. Either which way, we teach our Engineering Managers the fundamental building blocks of electronics and electrical technology such that they can use this knowledge and understanding in different ways throughout their studies. Electronics in Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering uses electronics throughout the degree programme. Within any robotic system, is a complex integration of hardware, software and electronic components. These components are driven by embedded technologies and state of the art connected devices. Our aspiring Engineers are introduced to the principles of analogue and digital systems as well as the electrical science underpinning these. This fundamental understanding is vital to equip them with the capability to both use and develop robotic and mechatronic systems. Electronics in Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering

Electronics in Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Engineering might not be the most obvious place for the use of electronics and electrical technologies. However, within the modern manufacturing company, these types of technologies are widely used. Our students are taught the fundamental building blocks of analogue and digital electronics, but they then use these skills across a number of modules such as when they are being introduced to the principles of manufacturing automation and control. Without electrical control and embedded electronic systems – wireless interfacing, the Internet of Things, developing Cyber Physical Systems and adopting flexible autonomous manufacturing processes would be impossible.

As defined in the name of our Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering degree programme, embedded electronics is a cornerstone of its content. Computer Systems are software driven but they demand complex hardware with the capability to perform more and more functionality within a decreasing footprint. Our students are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to understand these systems – alongside the electronics fundamentals that control them. In modern technological applications we also find communications and mobile networks that utilize electronics to enable isolated devices to become interconnected systems – complex networks of nodes, delivering information and sensor readings, ensuring sufficient bandwidth to deliver the data – anywhere in the world.


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Outstanding Facilities & Specialist Resources Loughborough University is an institution for the 21st Century. We have an international reputation for being at the forefront of technological innovation and for maintaining extensive links with industry. For over 100 years, the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering, and its forerunners, have worked hard to establish and enhance this position. This has continued with the investment in the Sports Technology Institute – home of the Sports Technology degree programmes and Research Group, the university STEMLab facility (right), joint primary academic partner in the £40 million UK Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) based at Ansty Park (Coventry), and joint academic partner of the first UK Government funded Catapult Centre – High Value Manufacturing. The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering is a leading centre of engineering research in the UK. We have six key research themes that are involved with internationally recognised cutting edge engineering, science and technology. Our research funding provides additional equipment and facilities that are shared for teaching activities. Academic and research staff within the research groups, develop “industry and research led” specialist modules that can be chosen in the third and/or fourth year of each degree programme. This ensures that our teaching material is relevant and up-to-date, allowing you to enter industry with the latest ideas and concepts. Your individual and group project work will link in with current research activities, bringing you into contact with the application of the latest techniques. Teaching and research activities are enabled and supported by our team of expert industrially trained technical staff who have specialisations ranging from high precision machining to microprocessor electronics. They will help you to gain the most from our well-equipped teaching and research laboratories, that are subject to continued investment and refurbishment. You will have access to computers, microprocessors and Computer Aided Design, engineering, manufacturing and simulation facilities, together with our wide range of specialist laboratories. Our own machine shops, electronics workshops and design suite are found within our buildings. A wide range of additional facilities are available across the university. Check out the general Loughborough University undergraduate prospectus for our outstanding range of sports and social facilities, plus details of our unrivalled level of student accommodation and pastoral care. lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate

Our Facilities (Laboratories) 3D Printing • Advanced Manufacturing • Analogue and Digital • Electronics • Anechoic Chambers • Control Systems • Dynamics • Electrical Machines • Electronics Manufacture • Embedded Systems • Fluid Flow • Healthcare Engineering • Heat Transfer • Industry Standard • Computer Software • Internal Combustion Engine • ISO Class 6 Cleanroom • Laser Materials Processing • Materials Analysis • Mechatronics • Metrology • Microcontroller Programming • Mobile Communications • Nano Technology • Noise & Vibration • Optical Metrology • Photovoltaic and Wind • Power Systems • Powertrains facility • RF Communications • Robotics & Control • Soldering • Sports Technology • Statics • Structural Integrity • Sustainability • Thermodynamics • Underwater Acoustic Tank

Key Software Abaqus • Adobe Photoshop Elements • Autodesk 3ds Max Design • CGTech VERICUT • Dytran FEA • Ecofly • Magics • Marc • MATLAB • MD Adams / MD Nastran • Microsoft Office 365 • Microsoft Project • Microsoft Visio • Microsoft Visual Studio • MindGenius • Patran • SAM • SimaPro • SimVenture • Teamcenter Visualization • Siemens PLM NX v11 • SAMMIE CAD


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Career Opportunities The UK has a wealth of engineering and technology companies, ranging from SMEs to multinational global corporations. In 2018, there were over 721,940 registered enterprises in the UK engineering sector, employing over 5.66 million people, and turning over more than £1.2 trillion, 21.4% of the turnover of all enterprises in the UK[1]. In 2018, the manufacturing sector recorded an estimated £390 billion of sales, with sales having increased year on year since 2008[2]. Of over 240 graduates from the Wolfson School in July 2017, (and responded to feedback surveys identifying they were available for work), 94% were in full-time employment or were studying for higher degrees or completing additional training, six months after graduation[3]. National engineering survey data (EngineeringUK 2019)[1] published by the UK Engineering Council, shows that national average starting salaries for new graduate Engineers and Technologists was approximately £25,600 in 2015/2016 (£25,699 for Electrical/Electronic, £24,265 for Manufacturing and £26,101 for Mechanical), with some employers offering salaries over £30,000. Loughborough graduates typically command initial salaries better than the national averages. Furthermore, the employment benefits of doing a training placement as part of the degree programme can be measured. 74.6% of engineering graduates who did a sandwich placement were in employment six months after graduation, compared with 67.8% of engineering graduates who did not do a sandwich placement[1]. The UK Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE)[2] data shows that our MEng graduates significantly exceed the national statistics, in terms of immediate salary earning potential and employment potential. Some employers are offering starting salaries in the £30,000 to £40,000 range depending on sector. For those aspiring to achieve Chartered Engineer status and beyond with our three accrediting institutions, we actively encourage and administer student membership as the starting point. For those who progress along this professional route, average salaries of UK engineers working in the UK and abroad during 2018 ranges from £44,500 in Telecoms and Utilities, through to £53,900 in the Oil/Gas industry[1]. Mean annual salaries for core engineering disciplines were; £46,900 for Mechanical Engineers, and £45,300 for Electronics Engineers[1].

Graduate Roles included: Control Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Field Engineer, Financial Analyst, Lab Operations Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Network Engineer, Packaging Design Engineer, Performance Development Engineer, Product Technologist, Production Engineer, Powertrain Engineer, Systems Engineer. Loughborough University Careers Service lboro.ac.uk/service/careers EngineeringUK engineeringuk.com The Royal Academy Of Engineering raeng.org.uk UK Engineering Council engc.org.uk

1

EngineeringUK 2018 Report – 2019 Update, Engineering Council, 2019

2

UK Manufacturers’ Sales by Product: 2018 Provisional Results, Office for National Statistics, July 2019

3

2015/2016 Loughborough University Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey


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Wolfson School average starting salaries DLHE 2016-2017 survey

Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering MEng

£27,800

BEng

£24,000

Electronic & Electrical Engineering MEng

£27,600

BEng

£23,300

Engineering Management BEng

£26,100

Manufacturing Engineering MEng

£30,300

BEng

£28,000

Mechanical Engineering MEng

£27,000

BEng

£27,000

Product Design Engineering MEng

£26,700

BEng

£26,900

Sports Technology BEng

£26,700

Key Employment Facts

£46,900 £47,900 £25,600 MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

STARTING AVERAGE

AVERAGE ENGINEERING SALARY £46,900 (2019 DATA)[1]

AVERAGE ENGINEERING SALARY £47,900 (2019 DATA)[1]

(ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC £25,669, MANUFACTURING £24,265, MECHANICAL £26,101) (2016 DATA)[1]

94%+ EMPLOYMENT

94%+ IN EMPLOYMENT / FURTHER STUDY FOR WOLFSON SCHOOL ENGINEERS SIX MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION (2014 DATA)[2]

124,000 £200,000 ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS WITH CORE ENGINEERING SKILLS

REQUIRED BY UK COMPANIES PER YEAR[1]

EARNING POTENTIAL

ENGINEERING GRADUATES CAN EARN UP TO £200,000 MORE THAN EQUIVALENT NON GRADUATES[1]


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Industrial Training & Experience Industry wants highly adaptable graduates with relevant industrial experience and excellent communication skills. They consistently target Loughborough University, as industrial experience is a key component of all our engineering and technology degrees. Our established network of hundreds of industrial contacts offers you unrivalled support. All of our degree programmes offer the opportunity for students to gain significant and valuable industrial experience during a Placement Year. The Year typically takes place between the 2nd and 3rd year of the student’s undergraduate degree programme. The UK/EU University Fee for the Placement Year is reduced to 20% of the Tuition Fee, which maintains your student registration and covers the cost of three placement visits to you at your company by academic staff. The Placement Year is your opportunity to undertake a salaried Placement for 12 months (a minimum of 45 weeks), typically in an Engineering, Design or Technology focused role. During the Year, the student will get the opportunity to develop both technical skills, as well as transferable skills, both useful when it comes to graduate employment. Students will be assigned a Visiting Tutor to support them throughout the year. Every year approximately 200 Wolfson School students choose to undertake a Placement Year, with wide ranging support available. The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering Placements Team offer a variety of support, from helping students develop their CVs, to discussing Placement options. They also deliver the annual Loughborough University Engineering Placements & Careers Fair, hosting over 70 different companies each year. This Placements Fair is held at the beginning of the academic year and all 2nd year students attend. The Loughborough University Careers Network Team are a central careers team who also provide support for students from 1st Year through to beyond graduation. They offer CV advice, drop in sessions, as well as run the largest University Careers Fair in the country, which is regularly attended by over 200 different employers. During your Placement Year, you will be working towards one of the two Diplomas that the Wolfson School offer; Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), both being additional qualification to your degree.

Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering

DIS DPS DIntS Integrated Training

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Engineering Manufacturing Management Engineering

Some students may opt to complete a Diploma of International Studies (DIntS) for work completed outside the UK. The DIS helps students to record their specific Engineering skills, working towards the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Our DIS scheme is aligned to and integrates with the UK Engineering Council defined UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). UK-SPEC sets out the competence and commitment required for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng), across five generic areas of competence and commitment. Students can register with a number of Professional Institutions, such as the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), or the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The DPS enables students to work in different sectors to Engineering, such as finance, business or management. Returning students at the end of the industrial/ professional training year, may benefit from sponsorship arrangements from the host company, for the final stages of academic study. In many cases, students may often have initial offers of further employment at the end of their degree programmes. Students often perform better in their final academic studies, gaining higher degree averages and higher salaries on graduation, than those students who opt not to take part in industrial training.

Mechanical Engineering

Product Design Engineering

Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering

Sports Technology


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Training Benefits UK-SPEC ENGINEERING COUNCIL ALIGNED DIS TRAINING PLACEMENTS

ONE YEAR TRAINING PLACEMENTS AVAILABLE

JOB

OFFERS AT THE END OF PLACEMENTS ARE OFTEN DISCUSSED

FINAL YEAR SPONSORSHIP

Some companies offer sponsorship for the last years of your degree

UK

£20,000

UK, European and International

(typically gross £15,000 – £20,000)

AND OVERSEAS PLACEMENTS

200

AROUND 200 STUDENTS EVERY YEAR ARE PLACED WITH COMPANIES

SALARIED PLACEMENTS UP TO £20K

CV

AND JOB PROSPECTS IMPROVED

BETTER TRAINING MANAGEMENT

MONITORED TRAINING

MENTOR

STAFF

Improves your personal management and time management

Academic and Industrial Mentors to monitor your progress

University monitoring of professional development

DEDICATED UNIVERSITY STAFF

to help you find placements


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Recent companies hosting placement students include


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Research & Teaching Where do the new ideas come from – in engineering and science? Many of the great ideas come out of universities, it’s a people thing – our thought leaders. Along with the teaching of students, most of us work within research themes, with world leading teams of researchers and collaborating companies. Pushing back the boundaries of design, engineering and technology theory, experiments and application. We are inventing new things for people to use – in the UK and around the world. But you can take part in this as well. Our thought leaders are real, and they cause the new ideas to sit in all of the degree programmes. Typically, this will happen in modules during the 3rd or 4th years of your degree. It may be in the form of lectures, seminars, or individual projects. Have a look at some of us, the research we do, and where you will see it happening in the degree programmes.

Professor Philip Eames Philip is the Professor of Renewable Energy. He is the Director of our Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) and his research focuses on various aspects of renewable energy systems, energy in buildings and thermal energy storage. This includes vacuum glazing design and development to reduce heat losses, building retrofit for improved energy efficiency, building integrated and concentrator photovoltaic systems, thermal energy storage, solar thermal systems and lifecycle analysis. As well as supervising Individual Projects, he teaches within our undergraduate taught programme on modules including Solar Thermal Systems.

Professor Colin Garner Colin is the Perkins/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Applied Thermodynamics. His research is embedded within the field of the Internal Combustion (IC) Engine. His interests include engine emissions control, engine in-cylinder flow and combustion diagnostics, as well as fuel injection and heat transfer. He works with research institutions but also with industrial partners across the UK and internationally, predominantly within the automotive and power industries. As well as supervising Individual Projects, he teaches within our undergraduate taught programme on modules including Thermodynamics and Internal Combustion Engines.


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Professor Jenny Harding Jenny is the Professor of Intelligent Manufacturing Knowledge Systems. She works alongside companies within the UK and international manufacturing industry to help to ensure there is provision of the most appropriate knowledge at the right time. This can relate to the design and/or manufacture of a product as well as to the design or control of the manufacturing systems themselves. As well as supervising Individual Projects, she teaches within our undergraduate taught programme on modules including Project Management and Manufacturing Planning & Control.

Professor Roy Kalawsky Roy holds the Royal Academy of Engineering/Airbus Research Chair for Digital and Data Engineering Information Systems. He is also the Director of our Advanced VR Research Centre and the Royal Academy of Engineering. His research focusses on developing next generation advanced modelling, simulation and visualization techniques to support a wide range of application areas. This encompasses a number of different approaches from abstract mathematical representations, model driven engineering, sophisticated computer simulations using advanced VR techniques and hardware in the loop simulation. As well as supervising Individual Projects, he teaches within our undergraduate taught programme on modules including Robotics Project Design & Management.

Professor Sangarapillai Lambotharan Sangarapillai is the Professor of Digital Communications. He leads the Signal Processing and Networks Research Group to perform internationally leading research in signal processing and coding techniques with a wide range of applications in communications and defence. The pioneering work includes convex optimisation and game theoretic methods for resource allocations and autonomous operations of wireless networks and radar systems. Professor Lambotharan also has expertise in MIMO techniques for 5G networks and machine learning methods for cyber security. As well as supervising Individual Projects, he teaches within our undergraduate taught programme on modules including Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing and Information Theory & Coding.


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Focus on Your Career What kind of engineer are you? Are you captivated by design, practical application, product manufacture, or by theory and calculations? Careers in engineering and technology provide specialist staff for thousands of companies both in the UK and Worldwide, providing opportunities to all of our graduates across multiple industrial sectors. Whether an internationally recognised large enterprise or a start-up brand, each job and career is unique and requires its own blend of technical understanding married with inspiration and motivation. Here at Loughborough, one of our core philosophies is that your career begins when you choose your degree programme and university. Our guidance and career support give you the opportunity to join hundreds of other students on a year-long salaried industrial placement, with many going on to join those companies postgraduation. Some students even start their own companies whilst on a degree programme. We aim to provide you with the foundation needed to attain established jobs, as well as sparking the intuition of potential young entrepreneurs – whichever path you choose to take is for you to decide. The following pages show you how some of our undergraduates and graduates have explored companies and industrial opportunities, both from a training placement perspective, as well as graduate employment.

Have a look and see what you could do


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24 26 28 30 32 Focus on Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering

Focus on Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Focus on Engineering Management

Focus on Manufacturing Engineering

Focus on Mechanical Engineering

34 36 38 40 42 Focus on Product Design Engineering

Focus on Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering

Focus on Sports Technology

Focus on Foundation Studies

Focus on Entrepreneurs


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Focus on Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering Daniel West McLaren Applied Technologies, Woking MEng (Hons) DIS 1st Class DIS McLaren Applied Technologies “The MEng Electronic and Computer Systems course at Loughborough University has given me a broad range of skills, progressing from fundamental concepts to more advanced specialisations, with the opportunity to apply these skills to real world projects whilst on placement. The course has been both challenging and rewarding. When I joined McLaren Applied Technologies for my placement I was given the opportunity to contribute to a range of real life projects. My role was very varied, covering software development, hardware design and computer modelling aspects, with real responsibility and I was making a genuine contribution to a very exciting and cutting edge area of electronics. Aside from the learning opportunities, I have found particular interest in a wide range of extracurricular sporting and hobby societies. Of which I believe the inter-university motorsport competition, Formula Student, has been pivotal in obtaining my graduate position, where I have re-joined McLaren Applied Technologies’ hardware design team. I hope to continue working on a similar range of challenging and high profile projects.�


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Focus on Electronic & Electrical Engineering Mohammed Abu-Qulbain Mott MacDonald, London MEng (Hons) Upper Second “I graduated from the Wolfson School after completing a MEng in Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Studying at Loughborough provided me with an invaluable platform to kick start my career. This is due to the close links with industry as well as the broad range of modules taught by excellent lecturers and professors covering many exciting aspects of engineering. Directly after graduation I began my graduate scheme with Mott MacDonald, a global engineering consultancy to work in the Buildings & Infrastructure industry. Shortly after, I was sent to India to form and lead a small team of engineers to work on a task as part of the Crossrail project; a major infrastructure project with an approximate £15 Billion construction value. I am only able to take on such roles as a graduate because my degree programme provided me with the skill set required through extensive group project work and various project management modules which taught me how to assess individual skills and in turn delegate work accordingly. Furthermore, the practical and group element of this degree exposed me to not only the crucial engineering skills required in industry but also an engineering problem solving mind-set.”


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Focus on Engineering Management David Marsden-Jones Jaguar Land Rover, Whitley BSc (Hons) DPS Upper Second DPS Jaguar Land Rover “I graduated from Loughborough University having studied Engineering Management BSc with a DIS Placement Year. The course was a perfect fit for me, giving a broad technical understanding while including a wide variety of modules from a business point of view. Modules such as ‘Engineering Science’ and ‘Product Innovation Management’ along with ‘Marketing’ and ‘Supply Chain Management’ have made me much more marketable for non-technical roles in industry. The Wolfson School has strong links with industry, which can be seen by the sheer volume of students who undertake a placement year working for a company. This shows that the school really understands industry and doesn’t just give you the tools to earn a good degree, but provides you with the knowledge and experience to become an employable graduate. I was able to secure a placement working in Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover. I spent 15 months working as a buyer, purchasing services on behalf of various JLR engineering departments. With my mix of technical and business acumen learnt from my degree, I was able to understand the technical aspects of sourcing projects, which enabled me to perform better in my commercial role. In my final year, I was able to complete my final year project working with Jaguar Land Rover Purchasing. Since graduating, I have returned to Jaguar Land Rover and am now responsible for all Purchasing of Outsourced Engineering Services for Research, Electrical Engineering, CAE and Prototypes.”

From 2018 and onwards, students will graduate with a BEng in Engineering Management, with the BSc being discontinued.


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Focus on Manufacturing Engineering Nick Bilsby Renishaw, Wotton-under-Edge BEng (Hons) Upper Second “I started studying at Loughborough for a BEng in Manufacturing Engineering. I chose the degree programme because I had a keen interest in how things were made, and knew that manufacturing was a rapidly progressing industry. I found the programme to be particularly useful for the development of a good engineering skill set; with modules such as manufacturing design and process technology providing a more comprehensive picture of manufacturing as an industry. In the summer between my second and third year, I undertook work experience with a company that designed, manufactured and constructed power stations. I found myself working at a power station not far from Loughborough as a commissioning engineer, and came to realise how broad my engineering knowledge had become after only two years. For my final year, I was able to choose modules that specifically interested me, or that would be useful in my career aspirations, and the third year gave me a much deeper understanding. I completed my degree to achieve a 2:1 grade. I managed to secure two job offers before I left Loughborough, and am now working in the manufacturing department of Renishaw near Bristol.�


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Focus on Mechanical Engineering Matthew Pickering Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Brackley MEng (Hons) DIS 1st Class, DIS JCB Excavators Limited, Rocester “The decision to study Mechanical Engineering here at Loughborough was an easy one. The course offers a great variety of subjects, allowing you to graduate as a well-rounded engineer. This was important to me because I didn’t know which area of engineering I wanted to go into, and didn’t want to limit my options. While studying at Loughborough I learned a great deal of theoretical knowledge and practical skills; in lectures, tutorials, labs, group exercises and projects. Loughborough’s strong links with industry means you get involved in some really great projects from first year through to final year. I also had a great time living in halls and in town, participating in socials and sports clubs – the student experience really is exceptional here! After two years of study I undertook a year in industry at JCB. This placement gave me insight into different aspects of engineering. I had roles in design, development, technical service and engine development. This experience gave me a new perspective when I returned to university, giving more meaning and context to the course material – as well making me appreciate the student lifestyle while it lasted! Like many young engineers I considered it my dream job to work for a Formula One Team. So when Mercedes F1 gave a presentation at Loughborough I thought I’d give it a shot and apply. The experiences I have had at Loughborough and on placement were enough to impress them and I got the job! My role at Mercedes is in Mechanical Design, and my initial responsibilities were working on reliability issues with the car relating to my department. This involved investigating problems and designing new solutions. It’s a very exciting role and one in which I am able to use a great deal of the knowledge and skills I learned at Loughborough.”


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Focus on Product Design Engineering Katie Gibbard Dyson, Malmesbury MEng (Hons) DIS 1st Class DIS AgustaWestland “I found the broad base of practical experiences and technical knowledge I gained on the MEng Product Design Engineering degree at Loughborough invaluable for the variety of different projects I have worked on as a Graduate Engineer at Dyson. The broad ranging design and engineering course prepares you well for undertaking work in the subjects studied as well as giving you strong foundations to undertake entirely new challenges. When I first joined Dyson I worked in an engineering team involved in the specifying, purchasing and testing of vacuum motors. This involved working with a wide variety of people from project managers, to engineers, technicians and external suppliers, which was really interesting. I am now part of the Optimization Team where we look to develop lean processes to support the engineers designing the latest technologies. We aim to make the development cycle faster, using fewer resources, creating even higher quality products, which I particularly enjoy. The breadth of skills I gained through the lectures and group projects at Loughborough have been key to giving me the independence to take on significant responsibility from the off. The opportunities at Loughborough beyond the Wolfson School are also fantastic, there are boundless societies to be involved in that broaden your horizons and enhance your skills whilst you have a really good time. I found undertaking a Placement year and summer placements also really beneficial in getting an early understanding of the business world. Having a range of experiences in different organizations helps to enable you to quickly engage with new business cultures and make the most of opportunities that arise.�


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NEW PROGRAMME

Focus on Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering With evidence backed by the UK Government and external sources, the strategic importance and growth of Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering has rapidly grown throughout the UK and internationally. While initially used for military purposes and warehouse applications, technological innovation in Robotic and Mechatronic systems has led to use within all areas of industry. The rapid development in this area has led to Robotics and Systems capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment, delivering a plethora of applications including unmanned vehicles, therapeutic bionics and mass customisation of consumer products. UK industry has benefited from this technological advancement, with systems augmenting human capability as well as working alongside operators as robot co-workers. Our new MEng and BEng Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering degree programmes combines our expertise in Electronic and Electrical, Control, Systems, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Our Graduates will be ideally placed for industrially relevant career opportunities, delivering and applying modern robotic systems that are flexible, responsive and have feature sensing capability to maintain safety and security within a system.


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Focus on Sports Technology James Barton Hawk-Eye Innovations, Basingstoke BSc (Hons) DIS 1st Class DIS Hawk-Eye Innovations “The Sports Technology BSc course at Loughborough was a perfect combination of my two main passions: engineering and sport. I found the course to be incredibly hands-on, with wide-ranging content delivered by an experienced team of lecturers. The Sports Technology Institute itself is a world class facility, which allows students access to state of the art equipment and expertise in a dynamic working environment. During my degree, I took a placement year with Hawk-Eye Innovations. Hawk-Eye provide broadcast enhancement and officiating technology to sports federations, broadcasters and governing bodies, with the aim of making sport safer, fairer and more engaging. As a Systems Operator, my primary role was to install, calibrate and operate various HawkEye technologies at sporting events across the world. Whilst primarily based within the Cricket Operations team, I have been lucky enough to gain operational experience at a range of sporting events including The Ashes, Wimbledon, Rugby World Cup and the Premier League. Upon returning to Loughborough for my final year, I continued to work for Hawk-Eye on a freelance basis, and this was followed by a full time role upon graduation. I have now recently moved into a project management focused role, dealing directly with governing bodies to create and deliver innovative technical solutions within the world of elite sport.�

From 2018 and onwards, students will graduate with a BEng in Sports Technology, with the BSc being discontinued.


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Focus on Foundation Studies Spencer Jones SNC – Lavalin Rail & Transit, Derby MEng (Hons) DIS 1st Class DIS Procter & Gamble “Having not met the rigorous entry requirements for the Mechanical Engineering MEng degree, the Foundation Studies Programme provided me with the opportunity to bridge the knowledge and qualification gap to enable me to pursue my career aspirations of doing a Mechanical Engineering degree and ultimately obtain Chartered Engineer status. I found the Foundation Studies year extremely useful, as although being aware of the additional year of commitment, it provided me with the fundamental knowledge directly relevant to my degree subject, in addition to exceeding my existing knowledge of mathematics that fed directly into the first year of the degree. It was well organised with a range of content across several STEM subjects. In addition, communication skills and report writing were explored. Finally, the Foundation Studies year enabled me to meet likeminded people and make friends who have worked with me throughout my time during and post university. I cannot recommend more highly the value of taking the placement year. Loughborough University were amazing at supporting me through the whole process, through CV writing, mock assessment centres and interviews. During my placement year, I worked as a Design Engineering Intern with Procter & Gamble – Gillette. I was the project leader responsible for creation and development of prototype razors within the Gillette business. The placement provided me with a fantastic opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from the previous years of study and apply these to real world problems. I saw a significant change in my academic performance having returned from Procter & Gamble, with my yearly averages increasing by 10% in the last two years of the degree. Upon graduation, I have taken up a role as a graduate Mechanical Engineer with SNC – Lavalin Rail and Transit on their graduate scheme. By undertaking the company’s IMechE accredited graduate scheme, I hope to achieve Chartered Engineer status within the next four years.”


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Focus on Entrepreneurs For some of our graduates the journey after university does not include working for an established company. Instead, it is all about the drive to start their own business. In many cases, the idea starts during the 3rd Year Individual project, which shows proof of principle but also the potential for commercialisation. Many of our young entrepreneurs take advantage of The Studio, supporting 50 start-up businesses since 2011.

Alcuris

Protean Advanced

Alex Nash graduated with a BEng in Product Design Engineering. Taking inspiration from a family member, he decided to start his company Alcuris, an assistive technology start-up company. The Memo platform is a wireless sensing system which monitors day to day activity around the home of older or vulnerable individuals giving family reassurance and peace of mind.

Sophie Jones graduated with an MEng in Innovative Manufacturing Engineering. After working for an additive manufacturing SME for over five years she has now begun Protean Advanced, an Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing engineering consultancy, providing technology-agnostic expertise.

www.alcuris.co.uk

www.proteanadvanced.com

ExpHand

Stewart Golf

Kate Walker graduated with an MEng in Product Design Engineering. She began her company during her degree, using the output of her Individual Project to start ExpHand. Her 3D printed Prosthetic grows with an individual through a series of moving parts. Find Kate’s story on the back of our brochure.

Mark Stewart graduated with a BEng in Manufacturing Engineering Management. He then started Stewart Golf, a company that leads the way in designing luxury golf trolleys which are designed and hand built in Great Britain. Their ground-breaking X9 Follow is owned by celebrities and club golfers alike.

www.exphandprosthetics.com

www.stewartgolf.co.uk

Omlet

Torpey Hurleys

Simon Nicholls graduated with a BEng in Product Design & Manufacture. During his Masters year, he and three others founded the Omlet company, originally selling innovative chicken coops. The company now sells a wide range of highly functional pet products globally. Simon is head of Product Design, Manufacture and Supply Chain.

Sean Torpey graduated with a BSc in Sports Technology. He took his learning throughout his degree programme, and his year long placement at Adidas in Germany, back to Ireland where he is now taking over the family business and bringing new innovations to the sport of hurling.

www.omlet.co.uk

www.torpeyhurleys.com

ORB Innovation

Version 22

Robert Paterson and Thomas Quinn graduated with an MEng in Product Design Engineering and an MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering respectively. They have developed their company ORB Innovations, a hardware enabled sports analytics company focused on making contact sports safer through their smart mouthguard.

Simon Lyons graduated with an MEng in Product Design Engineering. He took the output from his individual project, Geco Hub, and brought it to market through crowdfunding. Since then Version 22 have launched two other brands of products. Geco Hub 2.0 is also now on the way to market.

www.orbinnovations.com

www.version22.com


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Focus on Your Degree Having a graduate engineering, design or technology career needs a degree programme to underpin it; but did you know that companies require specialists from many different disciplines as well as those who want to take on management roles? It is here where different degree programmes will provide you with opportunities to work in the same companies and industrial sectors, doing very different things. The question is, how does your head and heart work, and what inspires and motivates you? What is going to make you tick and cause you to excel at your studies? Because it is important to choose the engineering or technology degree programme that fits you, and, to make sure that you fit the degree programme. We have engineering, design, technology and management undergraduate degree programmes that cover many technical disciplines. We have MEng and BEng programmes to suit your needs and qualifications, all of them with UK Engineering Council accreditation. You can choose to do a year long salaried industrial training placement on every one of them, or you could opt to study abroad on parts of the MEng programmes. But no matter which one you choose, it will be academically challenging and industrially relevant, leading to a range of future possibilities. Have a look at the next few pages at what we have to offer.

Academically challenging, industrially relevant for you


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46 48 50 52 54 Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management

Manufacturing Engineering

56 58 60 62 Product Design Engineering

Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering

Sports Technology

Foundation Studies

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Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering MEng, 4 Years MEng (DIS / DPS), 5 Years Sandwich BEng, 3 Years BEng (DIS / DPS), 4 Years Sandwich

Sophisticated electronic systems are everywhere, allowing us to communicate, monitor our health or be entertained. These embedded systems are now integral parts of our lives. Developing embedded products needs special skills, requiring the application of both digital electronics and software expertise. The IET accredited MEng programme in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering is our premier course for high-calibre graduates to design and develop embedded systems for both the industrial and consumer sectors. The MEng programme provides a deep understanding of both the theory and practice of electronic and computer systems, together with the broad development of business and project management techniques.

The IET accredited BEng programme in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering will equip you with the digital electronics, microprocessor and software skills needed to design, build and integrate technologies behind the products of the future, with relevance to many different industrial applications. It provides an ideal foundation for developing a successful engineering career. The first two years of the programme have a core structure and content that provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of electronic engineering and computer systems. Compulsory modules concentrate on digital electronics, microprocessors and software and are complemented by optional modules such as Communications, Communication Networks, Signal Processing and Microwave Circuits. Team working and project management are critical in building practical and industry relevant engineering skills and these are developed throughout the programme. A key feature of both the MEng and BEng degree programmes is the opportunity to work on industrial design problems and their solutions during both group and individual project work. Multi-disciplinary team work is enhanced in the third year of the MEng programme with a group project bringing in MEng students from across a range of engineering programmes. All students are encouraged to spend a year in industry and to enrol for either the Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), typically after the second year of study. This provides an opportunity to apply the academic skills that have been learned at University in an industrial workplace setting.


Degree Programme Key Learning Features: – Computer Architecture – Digital Electronics – Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation – FPGA Design – Embedded Software Development – Digital Signal Processing – Accredited by the IET

Example Student Individual Projects: – Autopilot for advanced quad rotor aerial vehicle – Motion and sound tracker for monitoring marine mammal behaviour – Diver location system – Environment mapping utilizing multiple robot sensors – Implementation of neural network systems – Control system and content management system for digital signage

Course Module Listings – page 78 Entry Requirements – page 82


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Electronic & Electrical Engineering MEng, 4 Years MEng (DIS / DPS), 5 Years Sandwich BEng, 3 Years BEng (DIS / DPS), 4 Years Sandwich

Devices and systems are vital to modern society. They are central to almost all the new and fastmoving technological changes of the 21st Century. Electronic and Electrical Engineering combines the studies of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism, defining, understanding and designing electrical and electronic devices and systems that are found in all aspects of domestic and industrial life. Our IET accredited MEng programme is our principal course for high level graduates to achieve chartered engineer status within the Electronic and Electrical Engineering fields across many different industrial sectors. The MEng programme provides a greater depth of theoretical understanding coupled with broader development of business management and theory.

The IET accredited BEng programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering has been developed to provide you with a balanced theoretical and practical understanding of electronic and electrical engineering principles, with relevance to many different industrial applications. It provides the ideal platform for developing a successful engineering career. The first two years of the programme have a core structure and content that provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of electronic and electrical engineering. Students develop a thorough understanding in the electronic and software skills needed to design and develop embedded systems. In the later parts of the programmes, a broad range of optional modules provide opportunities to specialize in different areas according to personal strengths and interests, ranging from Advanced Control, Sensor Systems, and Network Technologies, to Microprocessor Architecture, Microwave Circuits and Energy Systems. Team working and project management are critical aspects of engineering development that are practiced throughout the programme within modules. A key feature of the degree programmes is the opportunity to work on industrial design problems and their solutions with companies bringing in group and individual project work. Multi-disciplinary team work is enhanced in the third year of the MEng programme with a group project bringing in MEng students from across a range of engineering programmes. All students are encouraged to spend a year in industry and enrol for either the Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), typically between the second and third years of academic study. This provides an opportunity to experience and apply the academic skills in a an industrial workplace setting.


Degree Programme Key Learning Features:

Example Student Individual Projects:

– Circuits

– Robotic Head Development

– Communications

– Underwater Text Message System

– Control

– Portable Fingerprint Recognition System

– Electronics

– Stage Lighting Controller

– Energy

– Remote Controlled Vehicle Navigation System

– Programming and Software Design – Accredited by the IET

– Acoustic Tracking of a Moving Bat – Mobile Telephone Monitoring of Landslips – Fabric Antenna System for Clothing

Course Module Listings – page 78 Entry Requirements – page 82


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Engineering Management BEng, 3 Years BEng (DIS / DPS), 4 Years Sandwich

The IMechE and IET accredited Engineering Management BEng degree programme is aimed at applicants who wish to develop high profile management careers within various engineering companies (and others) across many different industrial sectors. The programme is relevant to those wishing to move into multinational corporations, as well as new business ventures and small business enterprises. The degree programme has been developed to allow students to explore engineering as a business subject. It provides opportunity for applicants with a broader range of prior learning than what is typical for dedicated engineering degrees, to embark on an engineering related career.

Combining subjects such as business, engineering and management, the Engineering Management degree programme has been designed to meet the increasing demand for graduates with an understanding of the application of economics, business and management knowledge in the industrial and engineering sectors. On completion of the programme, graduates will have an understanding of the language of engineering, closely tied with the business, management, legal, intellectual property and economic principles necessary to tackle modern industrial and engineering management challenges, contributing to wealth creation. The programme provides a good mix of engineering management theory and practice, operational business processes and legislative elements, alongside a platform of engineering technology, producing a graduate with a much stronger technical understanding than a typical business graduate. The degree programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, group tutorials, seminars, workshops, problem solving classes, laboratory exercises and self-study. Teaching modules in the first year will prepare all students for technical aspects of engineering technology. Backgrounds in subjects such as business studies and economics are encouraged as well as those in science subjects. There is a significant proportion of project work undertaken in groups and individually. Students progress from descriptive understanding to critical evaluation and synthesis as the programme develops. All students are encouraged to spend a year in industry and enrol for either the Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), typically between the second and third years of academic study. This provides an opportunity to experience and apply the academic skills in a business workplace setting.


Degree Programme Key Learning Features:

Example Student Individual Projects:

– Engineering Science – Manufacturing Management, Finance and Law

– Design and evaluation of a electronics manufacturing tracking system

– Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

– Design of transport logistics networks

– Operations Management and Marketing

– How soft are “soft skills” in the engineering profession

– Project Planning

– Mechanical automation in agriculture – economic impact on the industry

– Production Technology – Accredited by the IMechE and IET

– Comparison of product life cycles

– The potential application of blockchain in manufacturing industries – Supply chain strategy for company X – Trust-regulation cultures in high performance engineering

Course Module Listings – page 78 Entry Requirements – page 82


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Manufacturing Engineering MEng, 4 Years MEng (DIS / DPS), 5 Years Sandwich BEng, 3 Years BEng (DIS / DPS), 4 Years Sandwich

Modern manufacturing industrial sectors are very dynamic and exciting environments, combining advanced technology with challenging organisational and management practices. Manufacturing Engineers manufacture products to the correct specification, in the right quantity, as efficiently as possible, anywhere in the world. Our IMechE and IET accredited MEng and BEng programmes in Manufacturing Engineering have been developed to provide UK industry with graduates possessing the wide range of professional engineering knowledge and skills necessary to overcome the modern manufacturing challenges, and contribute to wealth creation.

The UK is a major competitor in the £6.5 trillion global manufacturing economy, requiring companies to constantly improve their technology, manufacturing processes and manufacturing management. In addition to utilising latest technologies, manufacturing engineers must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of key players including design engineers and new technology providers. Understanding the operational principles of business processes and techniques, along with resource and human management issues, is important to allowing quality products to be manufactured to customer need and design requirements at economic cost. The degree programme provides a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes, manufacturing technologies linked through to design practice, as well as manufacturing organisational principles. The management modules include human resource, process and facility management, as well as project planning learning material. This is supported with a background of mathematics, statistics and the principles of engineering science. All students are encouraged to spend a year in industry and enrol for either the Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), typically between the second and third years of academic study. This provides an opportunity to experience and apply the academic skills in an industrial workplace setting. On completion of the degree programme, the graduate engineers will have a thorough understanding of manufacturing principles, allowing them to embark on a range of career options in industry – following either technical specialisms or management routes.


Degree Programme Key Learning Features: – Engineering Science – Lean Operations – Manufacturing Processes – Manufacturing Management – Manufacturing Planning and Control – Production Technology – Accredited by the IMechE and IET

Example Student Individual Projects: – Additive manufacturing for astronautics – manufacturing in vacuum – Annealing of photovoltaics using high intensity light – Augmented reality overlay for disassembly – Design of an electronics manufacturing tracking system – Designing the factory of the future – Injection overmoulding for electronic product manufacture – Laser cutting of stainless steel for subsequent laser welding – Visual Inspection system for stud weld identification

Course Module Listings – page 78 Entry Requirements – page 82


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Mechanical Engineering MEng, 4 Years MEng (DIS / DPS), 5 Years Sandwich BEng, 3 Years BEng (DIS / DPS), 4 Years Sandwich

Mechanical Engineering applies the principles of physics and engineering science for analysis, design, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical Engineers define how mechanical systems work, understand why they work, define how long a mechanical system will work for, and predict when they will fail. The IMechE and IET accredited MEng programme in Mechanical Engineering is our premier route for high calibre Mechanical Engineering graduates to achieve chartered engineer status and become leaders of industry. The MEng programme offers enhanced exposure to practical engineering and human resource management, and aims to broaden and deepen the students’ understanding.

The IMechE and IET accredited BEng programme in Mechanical Engineering has been developed to provide you with a balanced theoretical and practical introduction to fundamental mechanical engineering principles, and their application to real industrial problems. It provides the ideal platform for developing a successful engineering career. Our modern Mechanical Engineering degree is a blend of traditional disciplines such as stress analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, with contemporary subjects such as mechatronics, laser materials processing, healthcare engineering and the range of computational techniques known collectively as Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). Team working and project management are critical aspects of engineering development that are practiced throughout the programme, both within modules, and industry based project work. A key feature of the degree programmes is the opportunity to work on industrial design problems and their solutions with companies bringing in group and individual project work. Multi-disciplinary team work is enhanced in the fourth year of the MEng programme with a group project combining MEng students from different engineering degree programmes. The students put human and project management theory into practice by taking responsibility for the guidance and management of second year industrially based design projects, and the opportunity to take part in a challenging outdoor residential management course. All students are encouraged to spend a year in industry and enrol for either the Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), typically between the second and third years of academic study. This provides an opportunity to experience and apply the academic skills in an industrial workplace setting.


Degree Programme Key Learning Features: – Computer Aided Engineering – Control and Instrumentation – Dynamics and Vibration – Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics – Mechanics and Kinematics – Thermodynamics and Energy Systems – Accredited by the IMechE and IET

Example Student Individual Projects: – Analysis of lubricated contacts in continuously variable transmissions – Automatic drill unit holder for robotic assisted neurosurgery – Effect of the pressure drop within an exhaust manifold – Holographic beam manipulation for metal deposition – Liquefied natural gas engines – Nonlinear vibration absorbers for automotive powertrains – Whiplash mitigating head restraints and car seats

Course Module Listings – page 78 Entry Requirements – page 82


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Product Design Engineering MEng, 4 Years MEng (DIS / DPS), 5 Years Sandwich BEng, 3 Years BEng (DIS / DPS), 4 Years Sandwich

Product Design Engineers have the challenging task of combining creative, aesthetic and technical design skills, with a background of engineering science, to create new innovative solutions and products. The goal is to be able to design a new product that satisfies the original functional specification, is appealing to the potential market, but can also be manufactured as cost effectively as possible. Our IMechE, IET and IED accredited MEng programme in Product Design Engineering is the premier route for high calibre graduates to achieve Chartered Product Design Engineer status and become leading design innovators. The MEng programme provides enhanced exposure to a broad range of design methodologies linked through to production techniques and product lifecycle management, and aims to broaden and deepen the students’ understanding of successful product innovation.

Our IED, IET and IMechE accredited BEng programme in Product Design Engineering has been developed to provide you with a balanced theoretical and practical introduction to fundamental product design engineering principles, manufacturing processes, manufacturing technologies, and their application to real product development problems. It provides the ideal platform for developing a successful product design engineering career. Products change functionally and aesthetically, hence the key ingredient for any product’s success is the skill of the Product Design Engineer, blending creativity, innovation, and manufacturing principles to shape the new solutions. When designing a new product the degree programme focuses on combining technology with practical innovative solutions, to deliver the right quantities of product with reduced manufacturing cost and increased reliability. Our degree programmes blend visual artistic skills, aesthetics, design principles, ergonomics, science and technology together to create new products. This is reinforced with understanding of the operating principles of manufacturing processes, technologies, and knowledge to turn the designs into reality. Multi-disciplinary team work is enhanced in the fourth year of the MEng programme with a group project combining MEng students from different engineering degree programmes. The students put human and project management theory into practice by taking responsibility for the guidance and management of second year industrially based design projects. All students are encouraged to spend a year in industry and enrol for either the Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), typically between the second and third years of academic study. This provides an opportunity to experience and apply the academic skills in a design and/or an industrial workplace setting.


Degree Programme Key Learning Features: – Aesthetic, Visual and Industrial Design – Computer Aided Design and Engineering – Environmental and Sustainable Design – Ergonomics and Innovation – Product Lifecycle Management – Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing Technologies – Accredited by the IMechE, IET and IED

Example Student Individual Projects: – 3D printed drone for indoor monitoring of temperature – Applied design for assembly in manufacture – Consumer product design to encourage sustainable behaviour – Design of a bicycle powered water craft – Evaluation of NX design tools for the creative design process – Modular furniture for small accommodations – Technology demonstrator for a swimming product – The smart toaster

Course Module Listings – page 78 Entry Requirements – page 82


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Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering MEng, 4 year MEng (DIS/DPS), 5 year Sandwich BEng, 3 year BEng (DIS/DPS), 4 year Sandwich

Robotic, Mechatronic and Control systems play a vital part in the advancement of industrial engineering. From unmanned flight to space exploration, robotic and mechatronic systems play a crucial role in many of the services which we now take for granted; with the rate of development increasing as quickly as the advent of new sectors where these technologies belong. Graduates of our MEng programme in Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering will be well equipped with industry relevant skills. Not only will graduates design these systems, but will also be knowledgeable in the deployment, maintenance and adaptation to changing market factors within industry. As a student, you will push the boundaries of technological advancement, learning how to adapt to offline development as well as ‘on the fly’, inline, improvements.

The manipulation and development of new complex processes will give you opportunities to design and improve systems as they progress from the development lab to harsh and unforgiving industrial settings, finding new limits of technological advancement. The experiences learnt across broad ranges of the industry will enable graduates to attain high calibre roles within an ever expanding market, leaving you well equipped with the skills necessary to support the advent of progressive industrial approaches. Throughout the years on this programme, we will introduce you to the concepts and skills necessary to build both your theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise. In your first year you will share many modules with our Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree programmes, giving you a fundamental appreciation of the electronics underpinning these systems. Studies in core mathematics and programming will also be undertaken to support your learning, as well as undertaking an industrially relevant group project. Throughout the second year, in addition to electronics and mathematics there will be an added emphasis on mechanical engineering for robotic applications, control system designs and engineering project management. Furthermore, our dedicated placements team will provide support and guidance for students wanting to take an industrially relevant work placement year between their second and third years of study. During your third year (or fourth year for those taking MEng), you will be able to specialise in various facets of Robotics, Mechatronics, Electronics and Control Systems. Your own interests in the field will have the opportunity to be explored, studying the theoretical as well as the industrial applications for using these systems. These applications will include sensing technology, the use of robotics and mechatronics in manufacturing processes and the design and understanding of complex industrial systems. Moreover, a final year individual research project will be undertaken by both BEng and MEng students. For MEng students specifically, a group project is included, entailing an industrially relevant scenario that utilises industry compatible software and hardware equipment. Relevant management and legal elements will be provided to better prepare you for industry upon graduation.


Degree Programme Key Learning Features: – Electronics & Digital Systems – Programming – Mathematics – Project Management – Complex System Design and Engineering – Manufacturing Automation and Control – Sensors for Control – Accredited by the IET

Example Student Individual Projects: – Augmented reality overlay for disassembly – Design and Test Flexible Multi-Robot Assembly Environment – Design and Test of Soft Gripper – Vision system for a robotic fruit picker – Autopilot for advanced quad rotor aerial vehicle – Environment mapping utilizing multiple robot sensors – Control system and content management system for digital signage – Artificial neural networks to control multiple drone robots

Course Module Listings – page 78 Entry Requirements – page 82


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Sports Technology MEng, 4 Years MEng (DIS / DPS), 5 Years Sandwich BEng, 3 Years BEng (DIS / DPS), 4 Years Sandwich

The developed world has experienced a dramatic increase in the popularity of sports and leisure activities. Elite Athletes demand better performance from themselves and their equipment whilst minimising energy losses. In response to these demands the sports manufacturing industry has been developing more sports products to allow more people to enjoy or excel at sports. Our IET and IED accredited MEng and BEng programmes in Sports Technology are based in our dedicated purpose built Sports Technology Institute, and focuses primarily upon the design, manufacture and testing of sports equipment. They have been specifically developed to provide the sports industry with graduates possessing the required specialist technological knowledge and skills to develop new sports goods and products.

In order to maintain a competitive edge, many of the sports related companies have identified the need for a significant improvement of understanding of sports technologies and the underpinning sciences, in order to develop better equipment and products. This requires an understanding of human biomechanics, physiology and psychology, combined with product design, manufacturing skills, science and technology. Sports technologists combine engineering science, measurement and analysis, and sports science in order to relate the playing, or use characteristics, of sporting equipment, to the underlying principles of product design. This is further reinforced with an up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, in order to enable improvements in sports product performance and ease of use. The IET and IED accredited degree programmes provide detailed understanding of human performance, sport related business studies and product design principles. This is supported with a background of manufacturing technology, engineering science, ergonomics, mathematics, statistics and experimental design. Students work in the same facilities as the research staff, and receive the latest research ideas, equipment and results in their third year optional modules. In many cases projects are provided and supported by major sports goods manufacturers. All students are encouraged to spend a year in industry and enrol for either the Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS) or the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), typically between the second and third years of academic study. This provides an opportunity to experience and apply the academic skills in a design and/or a sports related workplace setting.


Degree Programme Key Learning Features:

Example Student Individual Projects:

– Aesthetic and Visual Design

– Analysis of protective helmets in ball sports

– Analysis, Measurement and Technology – Computer Aided Design – Elite Sports Performance – Ergonomics and Innovation – Sports Biomechanics and Kinesiology – Accredited by the IET and IED

– Acoustics of sports ball impacts

– Biomechanical testing of sports bras – Elite cycling performance modeling and monitoring – Football boot performance testing – Improved design for sprinting blades to reduce weight – Kinematic data capture systems for sports biomechanics applications – New measurement technologies for golf

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Foundation Studies Our Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design Engineering, and, Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering degree programmes are all provided with a one year full-time Foundation Studies Programme option. This provides opportunity for students to study on an engineering or technology degree programme, even though they may not have the most relevant background learning, or are missing prerequisite subjects required for direct entry onto the core degree programmes. The Foundation Studies Programme provides a background of mathematical and physical sciences, along with ancillary subjects, designed to prepare students for successful progression through onto the first year of the degree programme of their choice. It is primarily for those who wish to embark on a challenging career in science, engineering or technology, but whose choice of existing qualifications is not usually considered appropriate for entry onto degree programmes in these disciplines. If this is your situation, then our Foundation Studies Programme could be what you require to bridge the gap in your studies, and provide the platform for successful transfer into the world of science, engineering and technology. The Foundation Studies Programme provides access to all of our engineering degree programmes. The Programme consists of compulsory modules which provide an appropriate background of mathematics and physical sciences as well as more specific material of interest related to your chosen degree programme. Once registered on one of our foundation options, you will enter the university as a full undergraduate, with all of the campus wide options available to you, as if you were on the core engineering or technology degree programme. Transfer onto the BEng programmes requires good performance in the Mathematics and Physics modules, with an overall course average of at least 60%. For each degree programme, you will be advised of the relevant progression requirements. All students can opt to enroll for an industrial / professional placement and spend a year in industry, between the second and third years of academic study of the core degree programme, providing an opportunity to experience and apply the academic skills in a workplace setting. The appropriate course title, UCAS code and short course title are shown to the right. The Electronic & Electrical Engineering Foundation Programme option allows students to enter the; Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and, Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering degree programmes.

Degree Title UCAS Code Short Title UK/EU entry: Electronic & Electrical Engineering* UCAS Code H602 BEng / EEFY Engineering Management* UCAS Code HN12 BEng / EMFY Manufacturing Engineering* UCAS Code H700 BEng / MEFY Mechanical Engineering* UCAS Code H304 BEng / MechFY Product Design Engineering* UCAS Code HH17 BEng / PDEFY *With a Foundation Year

International entry: Electronic & Electrical Engineering§ UCAS Code H6FY BEng / EEFY4 Engineering Management§ UCAS Code H3FP BEng / EMFY4 Manufacturing Engineering§ UCAS Code H7FY BEng / MaFY4 Mechanical Engineering§ UCAS Code H3FY BEng / MEFY4 Product Design Engineering§ UCAS Code H7FP BEng / PDFY4 §

With an International Foundation Year


Degree Programme Key Learning Features: – Communication Skills – Engineering Science – Materials – Mathematics – Physics

Foundation Studies Entry:

Compulsory Modules:

GCSE Requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 - 4) are normally required. Minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics

– Design & Manufacture of Consumer Products

A Level Requirements: Grades ABC or BBB from three A-levels (or equivalent) in any subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

– Engineering Science – Introduction to Circuits & Electronics – Introduction to Programming – Learning & Communication Skills – Materials & Materials Processing – Mathematics – Physics Degree programme route will determine compulsory module combinations


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Focus on the Detail The decision to come to university revolves around a few core factors; choosing the right degree programme, with entry tariffs that match your grade expectations, at the right university. A location that works for you, and an environment you find enjoyable. All of these ingredients need to be about right for your three, four, or five years of study to work well. Universities can be big places, with class sizes ranging from tens to hundreds, and a real need for all students to take a firm grasp for the responsibility of learning about their chosen subjects. Sometimes this can lead to a sense of culture shock and be a bit daunting. However, there are facilities and support throughout the degree programme and the university. Your Personal Tutor will be a point of contact in the School, and likewise your Hall Warden if you choose to live in university accommodation. There is a Mathematics Learning Support Centre that students and staff use if they want some extra help with the Maths. There is a Careers Centre, Chaplaincies, an Accommodation Centre, and the Students’ Union. There are university staff teaching on, or administering, your degree programme, all providing a helping hand as and when required. Now this is the detail that tends to get forgotten when you are choosing your university and degree programme. Maybe you had not realised and have never asked yourself how the university ticks and works in the background for you? What does it offer beyond the degree programme? We have already shown you the Focus on Your Careers, and defined our portfolio of degree programmes within the Wolfson School. Now the last few pages are all about the detail that underpins and supports you throughout your application and beyond. Not only do we consider how you actually apply to get here and how UCAS fits with the application process, but also the support available to you during your time here at Loughborough.

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Your Learning Experience

What’s Involved?

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Fees & Finance

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Industrial Input Loughborough University has a rich heritage and culture of academically excellent and industrially challenging undergraduate and postgraduate engineering teaching. This has long been recognized by companies across many business and industrial sectors, and is a very significant factor in our consistently high industrial employability ratings. Our degree programmes continue to build on this tradition, full in the knowledge that relevant and modern industrial input into the programmes, significantly enhances student learning and broadens their perspective to the diverse range of business and industrial sectors. The majority of this activity occurs in the second, third and fourth years of the degree programmes, and allows us to continually inject current industrial design and engineering science problems into individual and group work. The industrial links are further reinforced with our UK Engineering Council accredited Diploma in Industrial Studies, and we monitor the industrial relevance of our degree programmes via an Industrial Advisory Committee made up of staff from a cross-section of UK companies. In many cases, companies are keen to be involved at different stages of a degree programme, and often across more than one degree programme. 2nd Year Teaching During the second year of many of our degree programmes, companies are actively involved in modules such as the Industry Based Project on the Mechanical Engineering programme, where students (typically in teams of five) are hosted by companies and introduced to current industrial problems in these companies. The teams spend the entire academic year developing theoretical and working solutions to the problems, under guidance of academic and industrial supervisors. Industrial and Professional Training Every year over 200 students completing the second year of their degree programmes opt to take a year of salaried industrial or professional training in companies across the UK and worldwide. Some MEng students opt to do this after completing the third year of their degree programmes. This training provides immediate practical relevance of teaching

materials in the first two years of the degree programmes and reinforces the learning. For many, it provides an opportunity to explore industrial sectors, allowing the students to refine their choices for specialist modules in the third and fourth years of their respective degree programmes. 3rd Year Teaching The 3rd year of the degree programmes provides a wide range of optional industry and research led modules for the students to select from. The majority of these modules are directly linked to our six research themes and consequently companies that support our internationally leading research activities. Company input may be in the form of site visits, case studies, guest lectures, on-site full-time projects, or project briefs/ specifications completed at the university. All students are required to complete an individual project, typically of 400 to 500 hours duration. For many this will be in the 3rd year, but some programmes will have this in the 4th year. Often students returning from their Industrial Placements will bring projects into the Wolfson School as a core of their Individual Project, supported by the host company for the duration of the third year of studies. Projects may also be linked to companies involved in contracts with our research groups or our research themes. MEng Group Projects Our MEng students are involved with the development of multidisciplinary teams within the Project Engineering, and Group Project modules, where we combine MEng students from different degree programmes. This will happen in the 3rd or 4th year depending on your degree programme. In a similar fashion to the second year, the teams may be hosted by companies and introduced to more challenging industrial problems in these companies. The teams spend the entire academic year developing theoretical and working solutions to the problems, under guidance of industrial and academic supervisors. However, the pace is now more intense and the skill sets are significantly deeper and broader, with the emphasis on relevant industrial solutions which involve communication, design, engineering science, manufacturing solutions, project planning, systems analysis and management. It is normal for the results from student teams to be implemented in the companies, and the work is of such high quality that patenting of new technology may be the outcome of some of the projects. Other teaching modules will receive input from companies, in the form of site visits, case studies, guest lectures, or project briefs.


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Your Learning Experience Our MEng and BEng degree programmes are accredited by three UK engineering and design institutions, all licensed and mandated by the UK Engineering Council. This provides you with exemption from the UK Engineering Council examinations and speeds up your progression to chartered status. Under existing Engineering Council guidelines, MEng degree programmes are identified as the premier route to achieving Chartered Engineer status. Choosing your Degree Programme Our programmes may be studied on a full time basis or on a sandwich basis, incorporating a year of industrial / professional training to gain one of the following awards; Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) The diploma type is dependent on the degree programme and the type of placement. The Diploma in Industrial Studies is aligned to the UK Engineering Council UK-SPEC and may count as one year towards the professional development element of Chartered Engineer status. Progression on an MEng programme does require a higher level of performance than on a BEng programme. Within this constraint, however, BEng to MEng transfer is still possible up to the start of the third academic year. Similarly, a decision to add DIS, DIntS or DPS to your programme can still be made typically up to the end of the 2nd year. If you do make a decision to change programmes, which means lengthening your degree, for example MEng to MEng (DIS), then we will advise you on how to maintain financial support. At the application stage you should apply for the longest programme you think you might want to undertake.

One-To-One Working With You When registering for your degree programme, you will be allocated a Personal Tutor whose role is to provide academic and pastoral support during your time at the university. Your personal tutor will meet with you on a one-to-one regular basis to discuss development, progress, and help sort out any issues that may arise. You will also have one-to-one supervision of project work in the 3rd year (and 4th year if registered for a MEng degree) of your chosen degree programme. If you are one of the 70% of our students who opt to go on an Industrial Placement, you will also be allocated an academic placement mentor (in addition to your line manager in your work place) who will help you to achieve the training objectives necessary to satisfy elements of the requirements for Chartered Engineer status with the institution of your choice. Your academic placement mentor will visit you in your company to monitor the progress of your training. Find out more about the institutions and Engineering Council engc.org.uk ied.org.uk imeche.org theiet.org


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6 Lab Hours

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20 Tutorial Hours

Lecture Hours

Private Study Hours

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Typical Hours Per 10 Credit Module (3rd Year)

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Private Study Hours

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Programme Structures YEAR

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BEng

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What’s Involved? Studying at university may be quite different from your experience at school or college, so the following points should help you to see what’s involved.

01/ Lectures

07/ Professional Placements

Lectures are attended by all students taking the subject and provide a forum for staff to set out basic concepts and approaches. Teaching class sizes typically range from 20 to 200+ students depending on the degree programme, year of study, and specific module.

You will have the option of undertaking an industrial/ professional training placement.

02/ Tutorials & Seminars Tutorials and seminars take place in smaller groups (typically 1 to 30+ students) and allow more detailed discussion of lecture topics. Here you will have an opportunity to contribute your own ideas.

03/ Practical sessions Practical sessions and project work are typically undertaken in smaller groups of between 2 and 5, again depending on the degree programme, year of study, and specific module.

04/ VLE The Learn Virtual Learning Environment is accessible 24 hours a day on and off campus with detailed module learning and teaching resources.

05/ Contact time Formal contact time (lectures, tutorials, and laboratories) is typically 20 to 24 hours per week in the 1st and 2nd years, depending on degree programme.

06/ Industrial involvement Industrial involvement is evident at many stages. Major engineering companies provide real projects for you to work on and are actively involved in tutoring and assessment.

08/ International Exchanges There are opportunities to spend one semester studying abroad at another university on a similar degree programme within the Erasmus+ scheme and Unitech International.

09/ Examination & Coursework A mixture of examination and coursework assessment is used. In your first year the overall ratio of examination to coursework is approximately 60:40, while the greater emphasis on project work in the later year(s) may bring the ratio nearer 50:50.

10/ Modules Your study will be divided into ‘modules’. Each module is either 10 or 20 credits of student learning, and you will take 120 credits worth of modules each year.

11/ The academic year The academic year is divided into two fifteen week ‘semesters’, each comprising twelve teaching weeks followed by mid-sessional assessments or examinations, but you will find you still have vacations at Christmas, Easter and during the summer.

12/ Skills development The university offers many ways in which you can develop key skills, from CAD and mathematics, to communication and teamwork.


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Your Application Applications for all undergraduate programmes at Loughborough must be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This applies to all UK, EU and international students. How to Apply For entry in 2020, the application deadline is 15 January 2020. Applications received after this date will only be considered if places are still available. For more information about the application process visit the UCAS website. ucas.com Loughborough’s institution name is LBRO, and our institution code is L79. The programme code will depend on the degree to which you are applying. Selection Once your application has been received it will be individually assessed taking into account your academic ability and potential, as well as your interest in the subject. Some degree programmes will require you to attend an interview in order to assess your academic potential beyond that provided as part of your application. Information regarding whether this is a requirement for a particular degree programme can be found in our online prospectus. You should have achieved or be expected to achieve the typical offer requirements for the degree programmes. Meeting this standard, however, does not guarantee an offer. Many of our degree programmes receive numerous applications for each available place. As such we cannot offer places to all those who attain the minimum entry requirements. The University uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved and to therefore help identify students with the greatest potential to succeed in higher education. Please see our website for further information about how contextual data may affect the decision on your application. lboro.ac.uk/contextual-data

If the University decides to offer you a place, you will receive an offer communication setting out any conditions attached to the offer, such as achievement in the academic qualifications you are currently studying towards. Your offer will also be available to view on UCAS Track. For entry in 2020, all offer conditions, both academic and nonacademic, must be met by 31 August 2020. If you already hold the qualifications required when you apply, we may ask you to send copies of these to the University so we can verify them prior to making a decision. UK-based applicants receiving an offer will normally be invited to attend a post-application visit day. These visits enable you to see the University Campus, the School and Our Facilities, as well as give you an opportunity to speak to students and staff. Offer holders can also experience the Loughborough campus via our virtual tours. lboro.ac.uk/virtualtour Advice and Guidance We want to make applying to university as straightforward as possible. To support you through the process we have produced a series of worksheets and video guides that contain a range of great hints and tips. The resources can be found on the University website and cover topics such as researching your HE choices and making the most of open days as well as writing your personal statement and preparing for results day. lboro.ac.uk/school-college-liaison For further information contact the Admissions Office E: admissions@lboro.ac.uk T: +44 (0)1509 223522

Your Application Journey

JAN TO SEPT

Research degree programmes, attend open days, plan your application

Apply for student finance support

MAY

UCAS Deadline. Make your University choice

SEPT

FEB

AUG

UCAS cycle opens. Submit applications to Universities

2nd UCAS deadline. Last point at which a university gives equal consideration to applications

RESULTS DAY! Confirmation and clearing

1st UCAS deadline. Oxbridge, medicine, vet science, dentistry

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15 JAN

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Life on Campus The superb 440 acre single-site campus is the University’s most glorious asset. It offers great facilities for every aspect of student life. Plenty of open spaces, gardens and sports areas are intermixed with academic buildings and student accommodation. A Green Outlook The Loughborough campus is not only green to look at, it is also environmentally friendly. Easily negotiated on foot, we have miles of cycle paths around campus and town as well as plenty of lockable storage areas. At the Centre of it All Loughborough has easy access by road, rail and air to every part of the UK and Europe. The M1 motorway is only a mile away and the town has regular express coach services to the rest of the UK. Loughborough’s railway station offers frequent services between Sheffield and London St Pancras International stations. You can travel to London by rail in as little as 77 minutes. East Midlands Airport is only 15 minutes away and easily reached by the 24/7 bus service from Loughborough. Accommodation Campus accommodation is about convenience, community and not having to get a bus to lectures in the morning or home at night! There are dining halls, bars, big screen TVs, laundrettes and bike storage – all on your doorstep. Most rooms are at the heart of campus, near to the Library and lecture rooms.

See our campus map – inside the back cover

Entertainment Loughborough has an energetic and varied range of entertainment to offer throughout the year. There are a range of clubs, bars and pubs in the town centre along with the Town Hall which offers a great programme of shows, including theatre productions, musicals and comedy evenings. The Odeon and Cineworld, both with 3D screens, offer all the latest blockbusters with discounts for students. Loughborough Students’ Union is the on-campus social and entertainment hub. Its numerous societies and sports clubs, plus nightly entertainment, will ensure that your free time will be anything but dull. There’s also a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars across the campus, with food from takeaway snacks to highclass dining. There are lots of places to sit outdoors and study, talk with friends, or just relax. Living in Loughborough Loughborough is a busy market town and provides everything you could need as a student. With a great choice in restaurants, entertainment and shopping, its location is ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby as well as being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre. With Charnwood Forest next door, open countryside is never far away.


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Accommodation If you make Loughborough University your firm choice and apply for accommodation before the end of July, we will guarantee you a room in University accommodation. The community spirit in our halls of residence is unrivalled by any UK university. Where you live and who you live with will create some of the best memories of your university life. For more information about our award winning accommodation visit lboro.ac.uk/accommodation


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FAQs Frequently asked questions about applying to and joining the University.

Pre-application

07/ What if I miss my expected grades?

01/ I have missed the University Open day. Can I still come and visit?

If places are available, we will automatically reconsider your application, although we cannot guarantee that we will accept you. It is here where your interview (if applicable) during your visit to the Wolfson School on one of our Visit Days becomes important. The best advice, in any eventuality, is for you to contact us when your exam results are known.

When UCAS applications are received, we will automatically invite you to attend one of our departmental Visit Days. This will allow you to see the extensive facilities and meet some of our staff and current undergraduates. However, due to a range of teaching and other work commitments, we cannot guarantee that relevant admissions staff will be available for non-invited impromptu visitors. 02/ The degree programme that I want to do requires Maths A-Level, is this really necessary? All our degree programmes (apart from Engineering Management and Sports Technology) require Maths A-level. If you are not taking Maths A-level, there is the Foundation Studies programme, which is a one year course that brings students up to the level required for our degree programmes.

08/ If I get better grades than expected can I do the MEng version? Yes – if you do better in your qualifications than expected and you meet the entry requirements for your chosen MEng degree programme; please email the School requesting to transfer onto the MEng version before you commence your studies. Clearly there will be an additional years fees and living expenses to consider. 09/ What are the advantages of completing the MEng degree?

Yes, as above, Physics is also covered on the Foundation Studies programme.

Industry is always looking for the advanced knowledge and skills gained on the MEng programme. In addition, under UK Engineering Council guide-lines, MEng is the premier route to achieving Chartered Engineer status.

04/ Do I need an English language qualification?

10/ Can I request a deferral of entry?

Yes – the Loughborough University Prospective Student website details all acceptable English Language qualifications. For further information, see lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english

Yes – you can apply for a one year deferred entry via the UCAS application. We will also support direct requests for a one year deferred entry after you have submitted your UCAS application. However, requests for deferral beyond one year may then require you to reapply to our selves.

03/ Mechanical Engineering also requires Physics A-Level, do I really need this too?

During Your Application 05/ If I attend an interview, how long does it take to receive an offer? If an applicant passes their interview, an offer will typically be made via UCAS within a week. 06/ Do I have to attend interview? Yes – if you do not attend interview, and make no attempt to contact us to arrange an alternative interview date, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the degree programme you have applied for.

On Your Course 11/ Will I have a Personal tutor? Yes – you are allocated a Personal Tutor when you arrive at the university, who will be a point of contact and advice for you during the first two years of your degree programme. Students meet with their Personal Tutors once a week on a timetabled basis during the first year of study on their degree programme. Second year and onwards, meetings are more informal.


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12/ How much contact time is in the degree programme? We have busy timetables for all nine of our degree programmes. During the first two years students should expect to see between 20 and 24 hours of contact with staff (lectures, tutorials, laboratories) each week, depending on the degree programme, tutorial groups and laboratory groups. In later years, contact time is more variable depending on your optional module choices. 13/ Can I get sponsorship for my degree programme? Loughborough University is a member of the prestigious IET Power Academy as well as the UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF). This recognizes the skill’s shortages, particularly in the Electronically based professions, and provides competitive scholarship opportunities for students studying on these types of programmes. For students enrolled on some of other degree programmes, there are opportunities to apply for a number of other bursary and scholarship opportunities; such as an IMechE scholarship or an IET Horizon Bursary. 14/ Can I change between BEng and MEng? Yes – if you meet the progression requirements for the MEng version of your degree programme. This option is available at the end of the second year of study, subject to your first year and second year performance. However, you will need to discuss this with the relevant Programme Director and clearly there will be an additional year’s fees and living expenses to consider. 15/ Can I change between MEng and BEng? Yes – but this happens less often on a voluntary basis. For a few students who (for instance) discover that they are not coping with the financial requirements of an MEng degree, have medical issues, or, have come back from an industrial Training Placement and wish to graduate and enter work with their employing company a year sooner than originally planned. This change must be made before the 3rd Year of academic studies starts. 16/ What happens if I do not meet the MEng progression requirements? If you do not achieve the MEng progression requirements at the end of the first year, or second

year then we will discuss with you your options, one of which will be to continue on a BEng variant of your chosen degree programme. 17/ How are modules assessed? The majority of modules are assessed with a mixture of examination and coursework. A small number of modules are assessed on a coursework only basis. Examinations typically represent 70% to 80% of the final module mark, and typically take place in January and June at the end of all academic years. 18/ What happens if I fail a module? If you are unfortunate enough not to meet the progression requirements for a module, then typically you will be required to resit the relevant examination and / or coursework assessments in the September Special Assessment Period.

Industrial Training Placement, Internships, Exchanges 19/ Do you guarantee an Industrial Training Placement year? No – however in our experience, typically all students who want a placement have been able to obtain one. We will actively support your applications with a dedicated Placement Team, and it is now routine for us to have approximately 200 students in industry every year. 20/ When do I apply for Industrial Training Placement Jobs? Some students apply as early as the Summer just before their 2nd Year of studies. More typically most students apply from November through to the following April of their 2nd Year of Studies. 21/ Will I have to attend an Interview at a company? Most probably yes. If they like your application and CV, then they may call you for a telephone interview initially, and/or a personal interview, and may ask you to attend a company assessment centre or an assessment day. 22/ Where can I do my Industrial Training Placement? We help approximately 200 students gain a Training Placement every year. The majority of these are in the UK, but about 10% of our students are outside the UK, for instance in the EU, the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia, Russia or Japan.


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FAQs cont... 23/ Do you provide International Exchanges? Yes. We take part in the current EU Erasmus+ Scheme, and have International Exchange university partners. Depending on degree programme, these two routes provide opportunity for students to study a Semester of study on a similar degree programme at another EU/world-wide university. For further information, see lboro.ac.uk/study/overseasexchange/outgoing/international-exchangepartners 24/ When can I take part in an International Exchange? Most typically students who wish to consider an academic International Exchange of any sort would be expecting to spend Semester 1 of the third year (BEng), or Semester 1 of the 4th Year Semester (MEng) of their studies at another university. We can provide advice and support during the application process. For further information, see lboro.ac.uk/study/ overseas-exchange/outgoing/internationalexchange-partners 25/ Can I take part in Unitech International? We are the Unitech International UK academic partner. This is a competitive process, and provides opportunity for UK students to enroll on an academic and industrial professional development year with a European university and company. We can provide advice and support during the application process. For further information, see www.unitech-international.org 26/ Do you offer Summer Internships?

Electrical and Systems Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, and, Renewable Energy. The majority are one year duration, although some have a distance learning based. For further information, see lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/ pg-taught/programmes 28/ Have you got research opportunities? Yes. Every year we recruit over 50 postgraduate PhD researchers. Depending on the scheme and funding, they spend between 3 and 4 years working on their own dedicated research project. Typically we ask applicants to have a Upper Second or First Class result in their first degree within a technical area that will align with the research studies. 29/ Do you take part in Formula Student? Yes. Formula Student is driven by the LUMotorSport Society. It is a extra-curricular activity and that sees the team compete against UK and International teams at Silverstone and often other European circuits. For further information, see www.lumotorsport.com 30/ Do I have to play sport to study at Loughborough University? No you don’t. Many students play sport, some to a high level. But, the majority choose to study at the university because the degree programme is right for them, and the sporting facilities and intra-mural sport provide opportunity to take part at a more social level. 31/ Where can I take part in sport?

Yes. On a regular basis we identify opportunities for summer internships and work placements with a number of our research teams. These are competitive, and typically last for 8 to 10 weeks from mid June until August.

There are opportunities to play through the Students’ Union clubs as well as through the hall infrastructure. There are casual use facilities on campus, as well as structured sport. Some students choose to join clubs and societies outside of the university.

Other Opportunities

32/ What other things can I do outside of study?

27/ What opportunities do you have for postgraduate studies?

Well, the Loughborough Students’ Union has over 110 different societies and clubs, various academic Departments and Schools have their own clubs and societies, and Loughborough Town is also full of various clubs and societies. For further information, see www.lsu.co.uk

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Fees & Finance Tuition Fees Loughborough University will charge full-time UK entrants (including Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) tuition fees of £9,250 in 2020-2021, but this is subject to on-going UK Government review and may change. This applies to all UK undergraduate programmes and the Foundation Studies courses. For further information, see lboro.ac.uk/study/ undergraduate/fees-funding/fees The fee charged to those on their sandwich or placement year will be 20% of the full-time fee. You should prepare for inflationary increases in future years. Please check the website before applying for the latest information. Rather than pay your tuition fees whilst studying at the University, you can take out a Government student loan for tuition, and defer payment until you have finished your course and are earning a minimum salary. International students can find more information on fees by visiting the relevant course pages online. Living Costs Living costs at Loughborough compare very favourably with other institutions. In addition to the cost of tuition, it is important to consider the cost of accommodation, food, study materials, transport costs and other general living expenses. Your living costs will vary depending upon your lifestyle and choice of accommodation, but we have estimated that you will need around £9,000 a year to cover these costs. There is a wide range of student accommodation available, and with many facilities and activities taking place on campus you won’t have to spend lots on transport costs. Student Loans In addition to the bursaries and scholarships provided by the University, you may be entitled to loans from the Government towards your tuition fees and living costs.

The table below relates to students from England. If you are from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or other EU countries, you should check what support you are entitled to with the appropriate student finance award agency, because support varies depending on where you are from. Bursaries and Scholarships We are committed to attracting the brightest and best students regardless of background and have a generous package of bursaries and scholarships available. The table below outlines the support for new undergraduates starting at Loughborough in 2019-2020 unless specified. Information for 2020-2021 will be published on the University website as soon as it is available. Some changes may be made to the support available, therefore please check the website. Sponsorship For information about sponsorship opportunities please contact the School. In addition some students can be offered sponsorship by their host company following a successful placement year or by applying to businesses directly. Sponsorship schemes are also offered through professional institutions, such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. The School is also part of the IET Power Academy that provides placements and scholarships. Part-time and Casual Work To supplement their income, some students work part-time during their studies or take temporary holiday jobs. For Further Information Details are correct at the time of going to press, but may be subject to subsequent changes. For full up-to-date information on tuition fees and financial support, please visit lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-funding/fees or follow @LboroFinance on Twitter for the latest news.

Financial Support – 2019/2020 Support

What is it?

Tuition fee loan

To cover costs of tuition fees. It is paid back in instalments once you are earning minimum salary.

Maintenance loan for living costs

To help with living costs. The amount borrowed depends on your household income and where you live. It is paid back in instalments once you are earning minimum salary.

Government student loans are subject to terms and conditions.

Who’s it for?

How much

Information

UK/EU students

Up to £9,250 per year

gov.uk/student-finance T: 0845 300 5090

UK students

Up to £8,430 dependent upon household income

gov.uk/student-finance T: 0845 300 5090


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Module Listings Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering MEng

Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering BEng

Electronic & Electrical Engineering BEng

Electronic & Electrical Engineering MEng

1st Year – Compulsory Modules • • • • • •

Digital Systems Electrical Science Electronic Circuits Industrial Project Mathematics Programming & Software Design

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Digital Systems Electrical Science Electronic Circuits Industrial Project Mathematics Programming & Software Design

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Digital Systems Electrical Science Electronic Circuits Industrial Project Mathematics Programming & Software Design

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Digital Systems Electrical Science Electronic Circuits Industrial Project Mathematics Programming & Software Design

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Communications Control System Design Electrical Science Electronics Mathematics Robotics Project Design & Management

2nd Year – Compulsory Modules • • • • •

Computer Architecture Electronics Embedded Systems Programming Mathematics Robotics Project Design & Management

2nd Year – Optional Modules • Communications • Control System Design

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Computer Architecture Electronics Embedded Systems Programming Mathematics Robotics Project Design & Management

2nd Year – Optional Modules • Communications • Control System Design

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Communications Control System Design Electrical Science Electronics Mathematics Robotics Project Design & Management

3rd Year – Compulsory Modules • Digital Interfacing & Instrumentation • Electronic Systems Design with FPGAs • Embedded Systems Design & Implementation • Engineering Management: Finance, Law & Quality • Team Project

• Digital Interfacing & Instrumentation • Electronic Systems Design with FPGAs • Embedded Systems Design & Implementation • Engineering Management: Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project

• Engineering Management: Finance, Law & Quality • Team Project

• Engineering Management: Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project

3rd Year – Indicative Optional Modules (subject to availability and subject to timetabling) • Digital & State Space Control • Digital Communications Theory & Practice • Microwave Communications • Sustainable & Renewable Energy Systems

• Digital & State Space Control • Digital Communications Theory & Practice • Microwave Communications • Sustainable & Renewable Energy Systems

• Bioelectricity & Biophotonic Engineering • Computer Networks • Digital & State Space Control • Digital Communications Theory & Practice • Digital Interfacing & Instrumentation • Electronic System Design with FPGAs • Embedded Systems Design & Implementation • Microwave Communications • Power Electronics • Sustainable & Renewable Energy Systems

4th Year – Compulsory Modules • Advanced Individual Project • Applying Management Theory • Programming Multi-Many-Core Systems

• Advanced Individual Project • Applying Management Theory

4th Year – Indicative Optional Modules (subject to availability and subject to timetabling) • Communication Channels • Communication Networks • Digital Signal Processing • Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio • Engineering Applications • Information Theory & Coding • Mobile Network Technologies • Personal Radio Communications • Sensors & Actuators for Control • Telecommunications Network Security

• Advanced Photovoltaics • Antennas • Biomass • Communication Channels • Communication Networks • Digital Signal Processing • Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio • • Energy Storage • Information Theory & Coding • Integration of Renewables • Mobile Network Technologies • Personal Radio Communications • Radio Frequency & Microwave Integrated Circuit Design • Sensors & Actuators for Control • Solar Power • Solar Thermal Systems • Sustainability & Energy Systems • Telecommunications Network Security • Water Power •Wind Power

Modules are correct at the time of publication, but are subject to availability and subject to timetabling.

•Bioelectricity & Biophotonic Engineering • Computer Networks • Digital & State Space Control • Digital Communications Theory & Practice • Digital Interfacing & Instrumentation • Electronic System Design with FPGAs • Embedded Systems Design & Implementation • Microwave Communications • Power Electronics • Sustainable & Renewable Energy Systems


79 Engineering Management BEng

Manufacturing Engineering MEng

Manufacturing Engineering BEng

Mechanical Engineering MEng

1st Year – Compulsory Modules • • • • • • • • •

Electronics & Electrical Technology Engineering Science Integrating Studies Manufacturing Design Manufacturing Management Materials & Manufacturing Processes Mathematics Organisational Behaviour

• Application of CAD for Engineering Designers • Electronics & Electrical Technology • Engineering Science • Integrating Studies • Manufacturing Management • Manufacturing Technology • Materials & Manufacturing Processes • Mathematics

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Consumer Behaviour Engineering & Management Modelling Management of the Human Resource Manufacturing Design Manufacturing Planning & Control Manufacturing Process & Technology Manufacturing Technology Marketing Operations Management Software Engineering Statistics

• Digital Manufacturing & Discrete Event Simulation • Engineering & Management Modelling • Engineering Science • Integrating Studies • Machine Design • Manufacturing Design • Manufacturing Planning & Control • Manufacturing Process Technology • Software Engineering • Statistics

• Application of CAD for Engineering Designers • Electronics & Electrical Technology • Engineering Science • Integrating Studies • Manufacturing Management • Manufacturing Technology • Materials & Manufacturing Processes • Mathematics

• Electronic Systems for Mechanical Processes • Engineering Principles & Professional Skills • Mathematics • Materials & Manufacturing Processes • Mechanics of Materials • Statics & Dynamics • Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics

2nd Year – Compulsory Modules • Digital Manufacturing & Discrete Event Simulation • Engineering & Management Modelling • Engineering Science • Integrating Studies • Machine Design • Manufacturing Design • Manufacturing Planning & Control • Manufacturing Process Technology • Software Engineering • Statistics

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Application of Engineering Design CAD, Manufacture & Test Control Engineering Design of Machine Elements Electrical Power & Machines Engineering Computation Engineering Dynamics Fluid Mechanics Heat Transfer Mathematics Mechanics of Materials Thermodynamics

3rd Year – Compulsory Modules • Engineering Management: Finance Law & Quality • Individual Project • Lean Operations & Supply Chain Management • Organization Structure & Strategy • Product Innovation Management • Project Management • Sustainable Manufacturing • Sustainable Product Design

• Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology • Engineering Management: Finance Law & Quality • Individual Project • Metrology • Product Innovation Management • Sustainable Manufacturing

• Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology • Engineering Management: Finance Law & Quality • Individual Project • Lean Operations & Supply Chain Management • Sustainable Manufacturing

• Computer Control & Instrumentation • Engineering Management: Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project

3rd Year – Indicative Optional Modules (subject to availability and subject to timetabling) • Healthcare Engineering • Metrology • Product Information System – CAD • Sports Engineering

• Additive Manufacturing for Product Development • Computer Control & Instrumentation • Finite Element Analysis • Language • Product Information Systems – CAD • Polymer Engineering

• Additive Manufacturing for Product Development • Organization Structure & Strategy • Design for Assembly • Industrial Machine Vision • International Project Management • Manufacturing Automation & Control • Product Innovation Management • Metrology • Sports Engineering • Healthcare Engineering • Finite Element Analysis • Product Information Systems – CAD • Polymer Engineering • International Project Management

• Advanced Heat Transfer • Ballistics & Rocket Propulsion • Contact Mechanics: Tribology • Computational Fluid Dynamics • Computer Aided Engineering • Energy Systems Analysis • Finite Element Analysis • Fracture & Failure • Industrial Machine Vision • Language • Kinematics & Dynamics of Machinery • Laser Materials Processing • Materials in Service • Polymer Engineering – Processing & Manufacture • Robotics & Control • Vibration & Noise

4th Year – Compulsory Modules • Design for Assembly • Design Methods & Communication • Lean Operations & Supply Chain Management • Project Engineering • Project Management

• Engineering Design Management • Project Engineering

4th Year – Indicative Optional Modules (subject to availability and subject to timetabling) • Additive Manufacturing & Reverse Engineering • Additive Manufacturing for Product Development • Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology • Computer Control & Instrumentation • Healthcare Engineering • Industrial Machine Vision • Language • Management of the Human Resource • Manufacturing Automation & Control • Organization Structure & Strategy • Polymer Engineering • Sports Technology • Structural Integrity • Sustainable Product Design

• Additive Manufacturing & Reverse Engineering • Additive Manufacturing for Product Development • Ballistics & Rocket Propulsion • Enterprise Technology • Computational Fluid Dynamics • Computer Aided Engineering • Drive Train Dynamics • Dynamics of Engineering • Healthcare Engineering • Internal Combustion Engines • Language • Laser & Optical Measurements • Mechatronics • Non-Linear Dynamics • Polymer Engineering • Project Leadership • Sports Engineering • Structural Integrity • Sustainable Manufacturing • Sustainable Product Design


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Mechanical Engineering BEng

Product Design Engineering MEng

Product Design Engineering BEng

Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering MEng

1st Year – Compulsory Modules • Electronic Systems for Mechanical Processes • Engineering Principles & Professional Skills • Mathematics • Materials & Manufacturing Processes • Mechanics of Materials • Statics & Dynamics • Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics

• Application of CAD for Engineering Designers • Electronics & Electrical Technology • Engineering Science • Integrating Studies • Materials & Manufacturing Processes • Mathematics • Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation)

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• Application of Product Design • Engineering & Management Modelling • Engineering Science • Industrial Design • Integrating Studies • Machine Design • Manufacturing Management • Manufacturing Technology • Software Engineering • Statistics

• Application of CAD for Engineering Designers • Electronics & Electrical Technology • Engineering Science • Integrating Studies • Materials & Manufacturing Processes • Mathematics • Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation)

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Digital Systems Electrical Science Electronic Circuits Industrial Project Mathematics Programming & Software Design

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Control System Design Electronics Mathematics Mechanics for Robotics Mobile Robots Robotics Project Design & Management

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Digital & State Space Control Digital Interfacing & Instrumentation Engineering Management; Finance, Law & Quality Manufacturing Automation & Control Systems Engineering Applications Team Project

2nd Year – Compulsory Modules Application of Engineering Design CAD, Manufacture & Test Control Engineering Design of Machine Elements Electrical Power & Machines Engineering Computation Engineering Dynamics Fluid Mechanics Heat Transfer Mathematics Mechanics of Materials Thermodynamics

• Application of Product Design • Engineering & Management Modelling • Engineering Science • Industrial Design • Integrating Studies • Machine Design • Manufacturing Management • Manufacturing Technology • Software Engineering • Statistics

3rd Year – Compulsory Modules • Applied Engineering Design & Analysis • Computer Control & Instrumentation • Engineering Management: Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project

• Additive Manufacturing for Product Development • Design Methods & Communication • Engineering Management; Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project • Sustainable Manufacturing

• Design Methods & Communications • Engineering Management; Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project • International Project Management • Sustainable Manufacturing

3rd Year – Indicative Optional Modules (subject to availability and subject to timetabling) • Additive Manufacturing for Product Development • Advanced Heat Transfer • Ballistics & Rocket Propulsion • Contact Mechanics: Tribology • Computational Fluid Dynamics • Computer Aided Engineering • Energy Systems Analysis • Finite Element Analysis • Fracture & Failure • Industrial Machine Vision •Internal Combustion Engines • Kinematics & Dynamics of Machinery • Laser Materials Processing • Materials in Service • Polymer Engineering • Robotics & Control • Sustainable Manufacturing • Vibration & Noise

• Finite Element Analysis • Healthcare Engineering • Manufacturing Planning & Control • Polymer Engineering • Product Information Systems – CAD • Sports Engineering

• Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology • Additive Manufacturing for Product Development • Design for Assembly • Finite Element Analysis • Healthcare Engineering • Industrial Machine Vision • Manufacturing Planning & Control • Metrology • Organisational Structure & Strategy • Polymer Engineering Processes & Design • Product Information Systems – CAD • Product Innovation Management • Sports Engineering

• Bioelectricity & Biophotonic Engineering • Computer Networks • Electronic Systems Design with FPGAs • Power Electronics

4th Year – Compulsory Modules • Project Engineering • Project Management • Sustainable Product Design

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Advanced Individual Project Applying Management Theory Sensors & Actuators for Control Systems Modelling for Control Engineering

4th Year – Indicative Optional Modules (subject to availability and subject to timetabling) • Additive Manufacturing & Reverse Engineering • Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology • Computer Control & Instrumentation • Design for Assembly • Healthcare Engineering • Industrial Machine Vision • Language • Mechatronics • Metrology • Organization Structure & Strategy • Polymer Engineering • Sports Engineering • Structural Integrity

Modules are correct at the time of publication, but are subject to availability and subject to timetabling.

• Communication Network Security • Integration of Renewables • Mobile Network Technologies • Understanding Complexity


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Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering BEng

Sports Technology MEng

Sports Technology BEng

1st Year – Compulsory Modules • • • • • •

Digital Systems Electrical Science Electronic Circuits Industrial Project Mathematics Programming & Software Design

• Application of CAD for Engineering Designers • Applied Sports Technology • Engineering Mathematics • Introduction to Sport Biomechanics & Kinesiology • Introduction to Materials & Manufacturing Processes • Measurement Principles • Mechanical Design in Sport • Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation)

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Application of CAD for Engineering Designers Applied Sports Technology Engineering Mathematics Introduction to Sport Biomechanics & Kinesiology Introduction to Materials & Manufacturing Processes Measurement Principles Mechanical Design in Sport Product Design (Ergonomics & Visualisation)

2nd Year – Compulsory Modules • • • • • •

Control System Design Electronics Mathematics Mechanics for Robotics Mobile Robots Robotics Project Design & Management

• Application of Product Design for Sports • Applied Sports Technology • Electronics Systems • Engineering Computation for Sports Technology • Measurement & Experimental Design • Sports Goods Design, Manufacture & Test • Sports Biomechanics • Statistics

• Application of Product Design for Sports • Applied Sports Technology • Electronic Systems • Engineering Computation for Sports Technology • Measurement & Experimental Design • Sports Goods Design, Manufacture & Test • Sports Biomechanics • Statistics

3rd Year – Compulsory Modules • Digital & State Space Control • Digital Interfacing & Instrumentation • Engineering Management; Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project • Manufacturing Automation & Control • Systems Engineering Applications

• Additive Manufacture for Product Development • Engineering Management: Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project • Sports Equipment Industry • Sports Surfaces, Footwear & Garments

• Engineering Management: Finance, Law & Quality • Individual Project • Sports Equipment Industry • Sports Surfaces, Footwear & Garments

3rd Year – Indicative Optional Modules (subject to availability and subject to timetabling) • Bioelectricity & Biophotonic Engineering • Computer Networks • Electronic Systems Design with FPGAs • Power Electronics

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Advanced Sports Biomechanics Design Methods & Communication Healthcare Engineering Manufacturing Planning & Control Management of the Human Resource Polymer Processing Technology Product Information Systems – Computer Aided Design • Sustainable Manufacturing

• Additive Manufacturing for Product Development • Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology • Advanced Sports Biomechanics • Design for Assembly • Design Methods and Communication • Healthcare Engineering • Management of the Human Resource • Manufacturing Planning & Control • Organization Structure & Strategy • Polymer Processing Technology • Product Design • Product Information Systems – CAD • Sustainable Manufacturing

4th Year – Compulsory Modules • • • •

Project Engineering in Sports Project Management Enterprise Technology Emerging Technologies for Health & Wellbeing

4th Year – Indicative Optional Modules (subject to availability and subject to timetabling) • Additive Manufacturing & • Reverse Engineering • Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technology • Design for Assembly • Industrial Machine Vision • Metrology • Organisation Structure & Strategy • Polymer Engineering • Sustainable Product Design


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Entry Requirements Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering

Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

MEng H613/H612

BEng H611/H614

MEng H601/H605

GCE AS/A2 Levels

AAA incl. Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics at A2

ABB incl. Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics at A2

AAA incl. Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics at A2

BTEC HNC/HND (1st Year Entry)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and five other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade A in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and four other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade B in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and five other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade A in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

D*D*D* in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade A

D*DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade B

D*D*D* in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade A

European Baccalaureate

85% overall with min 8.5 in Maths and either Advanced Maths, ICT or Physics

80% overall, with min 8.0 in Maths and either Advanced Maths, ICT or Physics

85% overall with min 8.5 in Maths and either Advanced Maths, ICT or Physics

General French Baccalaureate

Overall minimum of 15 incl 15 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 13.5 incl 14 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 15 incl 15 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

International Baccalaureate

37 IB points 6,6,6 at HL, incl. Maths and either Computer Science or Physics

34 IB points 6,5,5 at HL, incl. Maths and either Computer Science or Physics

37 IB points 6,6,6 at HL, incl. Maths and either Computer Science or Physics

Scottish Advanced Highers

AA incl. Maths and either Computer Science, Electronics, Mechatronics or Physics plus AAA from 3 other Highers

AB incl. Maths and either Computer Science, Electronics, Mechatronics or Physics plus AAB from 3 other Highers

AA incl. Maths and either Computer Science, Electronics or Physics plus AAA from 3 other Highers

For University English Language requirements, please see www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english for full details.


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Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management

Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

BEng H600/H604

BEng N290/N291

MEng H701/H707

BEng H710/HH1T

ABB incl. Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics at A2

ABB, incl. Maths or Physics at A2

AAA, incl. Maths and either Physics, D&T or Engineering at A2

ABB, incl. Maths and either Physics, D&T or Engineering at A2

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and four other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade B in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and four other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade B in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and five other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade A in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and four other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade B in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

D*DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade B

D*DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade B

D*D*D* in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade A

D*DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade B

80% overall, with min 8.0 in Maths and either Advanced Maths, ICT or Physics

80% overall, with min 8.0 in Maths or Physics

85% overall with min 8.5 in Maths and Physics

80% overall, with min 8.0 in Maths and Physics

Overall minimum of 13.5 incl. 14 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 13.5 incl. 14 in Maths or Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 15 incl. 15 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 13.5 incl. 14 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

34 IB points 6,5,5 at HL, incl. Maths and either Computer Science or Physics

34 IB points 6,5,5 at HL, incl Maths or Physics

37 IB points 6,6,6 at HL, incl. Maths and either Physics or Design Technology

34 IB points 6,5,5 at HL, incl. Maths and either Physics or Design Technology

AB incl. Maths and either Computer Science, Electronics or Physics plus AAB from 3 other Highers

AB incl. Maths or Physics plus AAB from 3 other Highers

AA incl. Maths and Physics plus AAA from 3 other Highers

AB incl. Maths and Physics plus AAB from 3 other Highers


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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Product Design Engineering

Product Design Engineering

MEng H302/H303

BEng H300/H301

MEng HHC7/HHD7

BEng HH1R/H715

GCE AS/A2 Levels

A*AA, incl. Maths and Physics at A2, Grade A* to be in Maths or Physics

AAB, incl. Maths and Physics at A2

AAA, incl. Maths and either Physics, D&T or Engineering at A2

ABB, incl. Maths and either Physics, D&T or Engineering at A2

BTEC HNC/HND (1st Year Entry)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and five other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade A* in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and four other science/ engineering subjects, plus Grade B in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and five other science/ engineering subjects, plus Grade A in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and four other science/ engineering subjects, plus Grade B in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

D*D*D* in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade A*

D*DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade A

D*D*D* in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade A

D*DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade B

European Baccalaureate

88% overall with min 8.5 in Maths and Physics

83% overall min with 8.5 in Maths and Physics

85% overall with min 8.5 in Maths and Physics

80% overall with min 8.0 in Maths and Physics

General French Baccalaureate

Overall minimum of 15.5 incl. 16 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 14 incl. 14 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 15 incl. 15 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 13.5 incl. 14 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

International Baccalaureate

38 IB points 7,6,6 at HL, incl. Maths and Physics

35 IB points 6,6,5 at HL, incl. Maths and Physics

37 IB points 6,6,6 at HL, incl. Maths and either Physics or Design Technology

34 IB points 6,5,5 at HL, incl. Maths and either Physics or Design Technology

Scottish Advanced Highers

AA incl. Maths and Physics plus AAA from 3 other Highers

AB incl. Maths and Physics plus AAB from 3 other Highers

AA incl. Maths and Physics plus AAA from 3 other Highers

AB incl. Maths and Physics plus AAB from 3 other Highers

For University English Language requirements, please see www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english for full details.


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Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering

Robotics, Mechatronics & Control Engineering

Sports Technology

Sports Technology

MEng H673/H674

BEng H671/H672

MEng C650/C651

BEng CH67/HC76

AAA incl. Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics at A2

ABB incl. Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics at A2

AAA, incl. Maths GCSE Grade 8, or Maths AS level Grade A

ABB or AAC, incl. Maths GCSE Grade 7, or Maths AS level Grade C

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and five other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade A in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in Maths and four other science/engineering subjects, plus Grade B in Maths A-level (or equivalent)

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in five science related subjects, plus Distinction in Maths, or, GCSE Maths Grade 8

Distinction profile overall, Distinctions in four science related subjects, plus Merit in Maths, or, GCSE Maths Grade 7

D*D*D* in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade A

D*DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade B

D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in all Maths modules

D*DD in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in all Maths modules

85% overall, with min 8.5 in Maths and either Advanced Maths, ICT or Physics

80% overall with min 8.0 in Maths and either Advanced Maths, ICT or Physics

85% Overall with a min of 8.5 in Maths

80% Overall with a min of 8.0 in Maths

Overall minimum of 15 incl. 15 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 13.5 incl. 14 in Maths and Physics & Chemistry

Overall minimum of 15 incl. 15 in Maths

Overall minimum of 13.5 incl. 13 in Maths

37 IB points 6,6,6 at HL, incl. Maths and either Computer Science or Physics

34 IB points 6,5,5 at HL, incl. Maths and either Computer Science or Physics

37 IB points 6,6,6 at HL, incl. SL Maths at min. grade 7

34 IB points 6,5,5 at HL, incl. SL Maths at min. grade 5

AA incl. Maths and either Computer Science, Electronics, Mechatronics or Physics plus AAA from 3 other Highers

AB incl. Maths and either Computer Science, Electronics, Mechatronics or Physics plus AAB from 3 other Highers

AA plus AAA from 3 other Highers to incl. Maths

AB plus AAB from 3 other Highers to incl. Maths


How to Find Us Travelling by Car To help ensure your satellite navigation system gets you to Loughborough University correctly, use the postcode LE11 3GR when setting your destination. Parking on campus is restricted and as such, visitors are asked to enter the university via the Epinal Way entrance to ensure security let you know where to park and issue you with a temporary parking permit. A small number of electric vehicle charging points are available. For more information contact the Security Office on 01509 222141. Travelling by Coach or Bus Travel by National Express or regional bus services to Loughborough then connect with local town services to the university campus. For enquiries about all these services call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. University Shuttle Bus Service Kinchbus Sprint commences from Loughborough railway station and brings you straight to campus. Travelling by Rail Regular intercity services operate between Loughborough and other main line towns – including daily trains to and from London St Pancras International, 90 minutes away. Once at Loughborough railway station, you are just a ten minute shuttle bus away from campus. Taxis are also usually available from the railway station. Travelling by Air East Midlands Airport is only 7 miles away and offer both domestic and international flights. For destinations and a full timetable, contact the East Midlands Airport Information Desk on 0871 919 9000.

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Kate’s story I became interested in engineering during my first year of 6th form when I participated in the Engineering Education Scheme through my school. Throughout the year I learnt about the different engineering disciplines that were available, but I couldn’t find one that felt like a good fit for me. I then moved on to searching for my ideal course, something that combined engineering with design, and to my luck Product Design Engineering at Loughborough was the top result! After looking at the modules that were offered, I realised that this was exactly what I wanted to study and from that point onwards no other course could compare. My first visit to Loughborough was during a summer Open Day and I loved the atmosphere on campus, as well as all the facilities that were available across the university and within my department. I began my degree in September 2014 studying Product Design Engineering (MEng) within the Wolfson School. I took advantage of the opportunity to do a Placement and I spent 12 months working for Sagentia, a design consultancy, after my second year. After returning from placement I was able to choose an Individual Project that I worked on throughout my 3rd year of study. Over the summer I’d met a little girl called Zoe who was missing her left arm below her elbow and she inspired me to design a prosthetic arm for her as my project. I’d always had an interest in 3D printing and, given that Loughborough does a lot of research in this area, I was able to use the university facilities to design and manufacture my prosthetic entirely using additive manufacturing. At the end of year Engineering Designers Exhibition, I presented a working prototype alongside the design work that had gone into its production and it was at this point that I was encouraged to turn my project into a business. During my final year I got involved in the Loughborough Enterprise Network and set up ExpHand Prosthetics Ltd, the spinout company from my individual project. With the support of the university I was able to take modules that supported my business development as well as attending regular workshops and networking sessions to meet other entrepreneurial students. In February 2019 the university supported me to enter the Ingenuity 19 competition. I was awarded 5 separate awards, which has provided me with a prize fund of over £18,000 towards my business. Over the course of the year I also received additional funding from Loughborough University’s Start Up Fund and Medilink which has enabled me to purchase my own 3D printer to allow my business to continue growing. Since graduating with a 1st Class Honours Degree in July 2019, I have been able to transition into The Studio, which is Loughborough University’s graduate enterprise hub. Here I’ve been able to work alongside other recent entrepreneurial graduates and receive guidance and encouragement on my business development. Overall, Loughborough has been instrumental in helping me get to where I am now and the support and advice I have received from staff and students here has been second to none. I truly can’t imagine having studied anywhere else.


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