Materials and Design
BEng (J591), BEng (J590)
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Course materials are delivered through a combination of lectures, problem solving classes, laboratory practicals, and a variety of coursework. In addition problem-based learning plays a significant role in the students’ first and second years. Engineering and Materials Students undertake two major projects; an individual research project in year 3 and a group design project in the fourth year of the MEng programmes.
Assessment is continuous throughout your degree, with written reports, projects, presentations, group work and exams (exams take place in the summer only). All our degree programmes are structured with eight modules per year split over two semesters. Some modules, such as the research and design projects, count for two or four modules. In the third and fourth years, you select from a range of module options allowing you to tailor your degree to specific areas of interest within your specialist degree programme. There is an individual research project in the third year of all programmes, where students participate in the specialist internationally-recognised research taking place within the School of Engineering and Materials Science. In the fourth and final year of the MEng degree students take part in a group design project worth half of the final year. These exciting student-led projects are frequently sponsored by industry and provide a valuable insight into real life engineering design and project management. Design and Innovation students will spend a lot of time on practical design project in free studio time both as part of a group and as individuals.