BEng Materials Science and Engineering
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of:1. an understanding of more complex engineering topics in the areas of materials characterisation, microstructural control and the interplay between processing and properties;2. a broad knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts of chemistry and physics as they relate to the study of materials science;3. being able to use advanced mathematical techniques to solve complex scientific and engineering problems;4. being familiar with the health and safety requirements and the complex environmental issues relating to engineering operations;5. being able to plan, research and undertake a simple experimental project on a topic in chemistry or physics related to materials science;6. being able to analyse and evaluate scientific data and communicate their findings in written and verbal form;7. being able to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;8. being aware of professional and materials science and 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;3. decision making.
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 ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;2. work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;3. demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;4. the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.