BEng Materials Science and Engineering
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of:1. familiarity with the basic concepts and terminology associated with engineering materials, including the relationship between processing of materials, microstructure and subsequent properties together with the nature of the microstructural changes a material may experience in service;2. an understanding of basic engineering principles and of the fundamental scientific concepts underpinning those concepts including thermodynamics, electronic structure and bonding, heat transfer and the interactions of waves with matter, including X-ray diffraction;3. being capable of using mathematical techniques to solve simple scientific and engineering problems;4. being able to analyse and evaluate scientific data and communicate their findings in written and verbal form;5. being capable of undertaking a simple group project involving a basic materials processing operation;6. being able to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;7. being aware of professional and materials engineering-specific boundaries.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:1. qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;2. skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:1. demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;2. work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;3. demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.