FdEng EngineeringAston University
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- Birmingham (Inghilterra)
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Skills and Training
- A relevant National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or related subject awarded at Merit or Distinction level.
- 2 ‘A’ levels (preferably including Mathematics or Physics), with supporting GCSEs at grade c or above, including Science, Technology or Mathematics.
- Equivalent Scottish or overseas qualifications to those listed above.
- If over 21, on the basis of experience or qualification deemed equivalent to those above.
- Candidates with appropriate level 4 plus qualifications may be allowed direct year 2 entry
Subject Specific Requirements
- Applicants should be in paid employment in which they can achieve the work based learning elements of the programme
Fees (per annum)
£7,850 (Home/EU) £13,000 (Outside EU) for 2016/17
Business Systems for Engineers (EE1F07)- Managing work activities, costing systems and techniques; financial planning & control; project management.
Electromechanical Systems (EE1F04) - Rotating magnetic fields; 3 phase induction motors; applications of power electronic drive systems; statics and dynamics; Beans shafts and Cylinders
- Principles of Electrical Engineering (EE1F05)- Circuits; complex numbers; circuit theorems; per-unit analysis; three phase connections.
- Engineering Mathematics (EE1F06)- Algebraic methods; Trigonometry; Calculus
Electrical & Mechanical
- Energy Conversion & Energy Transfer (EE1F03) - Magnetic materials & characteristics; self & mutual inductance; ideal transformer; energy and co-energy; thermal systems.
- Gas Engineering Principles (ME1F20)– Natural gas characteristics; gas transmission; basic concepts of natural gas processing; acid gas treating.
- Hydraulics & Pumping Systems (EE1F30) – Principles of channel flows, weir and flumes; Hydraulic profiling; Flow distribution, divisions and combination; Flow through hydraulic structures and unit process; Time varying flows through treatment works; Pump system calculation; Principles and sizing of pumps; Sludge pumping systems; Pumping station design; Pump maintenance.
At the end of Year 1, students may be awarded a Certificate in Higher Education or proceed to Year 2.Year 2
- Data Acquisition & Control (EE2F10) – Fundamental principles or instrumentation; transducers; telemetry; control; hardware; intrinsically safe systems.
- Work Based Project (EE2F07) - Self management and organisation; developing appropriate concepts and solutions; Project planning management; Design/Engineering implementation; Client liaison; Design/Engineering production; Recognition of needs and identifying problems; Professional practice; Research and the collection of information; Marketing; Selection and analysis.
- Mathematical Methods (EE2F06)- Laplace method of solution and applications relevant to electrical engineering; fourier analysis and applications relevant to electrical engineering; numerical techniques; statistical analyses of experimental data; computer modelling & simulation of simple electrical systems using spreadsheets and micro-cap.
- Computer Aided Design (2D & 3D) (EE2F11) – Introduction to CAD, Design intent, Robust modelling; Material properties and selection for purpose; Research methods; Introduction to CAE, virtual prototyping and testing; Static and dynamic analysis.
- Thermodynamics Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics (EE2FG1)– Fluid mechanics; heat transfer; thermodynamics; project.
- Materials Technology (EE2F04)– Basic properties of engineering materials; mechanical properties of materials, methods of fatigue testing; stress concentration factors.
- Electrical Machines (EE2FG1)– Materials and machine construction; Stator and field circuits; Machine parameters; Characteristics of synchronous machines; generator model; power system stability.
- Substations, Transformers and Circuit-Breakers (EE2F04)– Substation function; equipment and elements of a substation; earthing; auxiliary plant; vector grouping; cooling; banking/parallel operation; top changers; transformer maintenance, testing and commissioning; circuit breakers & switchgear.
- Elements of Gas Engineering (ME2F33)– Natural gas compression; control elements and automation of gas transmission; pipelines design operation; business and environmental.
- Materials Technology (ME2F21)– Basic properties of engineering materials; mechanical properties of materials, methods of fatigue testing; stress concentration factors.
Water Distribution & Treatment
- Chemical Processes for the Water Industry (EE2F31) – Fundamental chemical processes; associated with the water industry; biological techniques associated with the water industry; fundamental drinking water processing; fundamental foul water processing.
- Water and Waste-water Treatment Principles (EE2F32)– Classification of water impurities; remediation strategies; water processing plant design; control strategies associated with treatment plants.
At the end of year 2, students will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Engineering and may choose to proceed to Year 3 BEng (Hons) Professional Engineering.