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Elective Modules (Level 4) - Mechanical Engineering

Elective Modules (Level 4) - Mechanical Engineering

Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering  / MGHNC-OL

Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering / MGHNC-OL

Description

This module will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of fluid power systems in modern industry by investigating pneumatic and hydraulic diagrams, examining the characteristics of components and equipment, and evaluating the applications of pneumatics and hydraulics.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising three elements, in the form of an in-course assessment. Each assessment comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions which are related to the sequence and content of the lessons provided within the learning materials.

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Engineering Applications (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering  / MGHNC-OL

Engineering Applications (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering / MGHNC-OL

Description

In this module students identify individual tasks, activities, or programmes of work, whether administrative, theoretical, practical or supervisory, that they have undertaken as part of their daily working lives and show how those activities have contributed to their professional engineering development. In so doing the module requires that the student document key aspect of the development to date and to critically appraise their career journey, identifying areas of their experience that may be under-developed and producing an action plan for their ongoing professional development.

Assessment
One single component of assessment, comprising four equally weighted elements, in the form of an in-course assessment comprising short project style reports of approximately 500 words each that detail the professional development activities that the student has undertaken in the workplace and show how each activity has contributed to the student’s progress and the advancement of their abilities in engineering; technically, managerially, and personally.

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Fluid Mechanics (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering  / MGHNC-OL

Fluid Mechanics (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering / MGHNC-OL

Description

The module applies the principles of fluid mechanics and the techniques used to predict the behaviour of fluids in engineering applications. The module looks at the forces exerted by a static fluid on immersed surfaces, viscosity, the flow of fluids through pipelines and around bluff bodies and examines hydraulic machines.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising three elements, equally weighted, in the form of an in-course assessment. Each assessment comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions which are related to the sequence and content of the lessons provided within the learning materials

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email:
d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Heat Transfer and Combustion (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering  / MGHNC-OL

Heat Transfer and Combustion (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering / MGHNC-OL

Description

This module is intended to develop students’ knowledge of principles and empirical relationships to enable them to solve practical problems involving heat transfer, combustion and the specification of practical engineering equipment.

Assessment
Element 1, 2, 3 and 4 consists of a small number of questions which require a blend of short descriptive answers including the reproduction of diagrams; numerical calculations requiring the interpretation of technical descriptions and the identification and use of relevant formulae, tables and charts.

Module Tutor: Riyadh AlAllaq (Alpha)
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342731
Email: r.alallaq@tees.ac.uk

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Materials Engineering (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering  / MGHNC-OL

Materials Engineering (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering / MGHNC-OL

Description

In this module students are provided with basic background knowledge and understanding of the properties, selection, processing, applications and utilisation of engineering materials.

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email:
d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Mechatronics Systems Principles (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering  / MGHNC-OL

Mechatronics Systems Principles (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering / MGHNC-OL

Description

The aim of the module is to introduce the student to the necessary skills and principles which underpin a range of mechatronic systems. The module will encompass small single component systems as well as larger systems integrating components from different engineering disciplines. The module will deal with the control concepts used in mechatronic systems and will focus on system design and maintenance. The approach will be broad-based, to reflect the fact that mechatronics is, by its nature, multidisciplinary and not confined to a single specialised discipline. The intention is to encourage the student to recognise a system, not as an interconnection of different parts but as an integrated whole.

Assessment
The in-course assessment will take the form of a series of elements of assessment generally comprising 5-10 short answer questions. It will assess the ability to research, interpret and analyse a problem and to produce a workable solution.

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Programmable Logic Controllers (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering  / MGHNC-OL

Programmable Logic Controllers (15 credits) - HNC Mechanical Engineering / MGHNC-OL

Description

This module investigates programmable logic controller (PLC) concepts and their applications in engineering. It focuses on the design characteristics and internal architecture of programmable logic control systems, the signals which are used and the programming techniques.

Assessment
One single component of assessment, comprising four equally weighted elements, in the form of an in-course assessment. Element 1 comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions.

Module Tutor: David Wishart
Tel: +44 (0)1642 738215
Email: d.wishart@tees.ac.uk

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