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West Suffolk College

Engineering (Manufacturing)

UCAS Code: N003

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

B Eng (Hons) Engineering (Manufacturing) (subject to validation)
This is a University of East Anglia validated programme, delivered by West Suffolk College in our dedicated STEM Innovation Campus. Engineering council accreditation will be sought as soon as possible.
Engineers are involved in virtually all aspects of the modern world and is made up of many distinct pathways and specialisations. Our degree allows a student to get a thorough grounding in fundamental engineering principles and skills before specialising in a particular engineering discipline.
Manufacturing engineering is an essential feature of an area that makes large contributions to the wealth of many countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world. It is a rapidly evolving industry where the competition between organisations is keen: only those companies prepared to apply modern philosophies and technologies prosper.
The regular engineering topics are covered in year 1, additionally workshop practices and a research project are used to develop skills utilised in the future. In year two, students choose their preferred pathway, from a choice of manufacturing, design, management and mechatronics (subject to minimum numbers per pathway). The year continues to build the foundation topics, whilst beginning specialist study. Year 3 gives the option of a supervised work placement, obtained by the student, giving valuable experience of the engineering world. The final year includes a large engineering project, counting as two modules, with additional specialist units.

Modules

Modules are subject to variation prior to validation of degree
Year 1
Computer Aided Design
Core skills are developed. The use of assemblies, user defined attributes, orthographic projections, tolerances, materials, kinematics and video output is investigated.
Electrical and Electronic Principles
The principles behind electrical and electronic devices, including power transmission, Kirchhoff and ohms laws, functions of components and design of circuits are investigated.
Engineering Mathematics
A grounding in the numerical and algebraic techniques used in the engineering world. Techniques are applied, experimentation will be used to prove theories.
Engineering Science & Materials
The application of physics and chemistry to the engineering world, the module provides core knowledge for structural analysis and links to material utilisation.
Workshop Practices
Students undertake hand fitting techniques, manual and computer numeric controlled machining. Assemblies are created using a variety of fixing methods.
Mechanical Principles
Static, dynamic and oscillating engineering systems are studied, Correlation to computer analysis is investigated.
Year 2
Engineering Design
This is the process of design, it looks at methods of design solution generation, creating specifications, solution selection, use of cad models and drawings for investigation and manufacturing.
Manufacturing Principles
An introduction to manufacturing for all classes of materials. Methodologies for high and low volume manufacturing are explored.
Quality Systems
Quality is a prerequisite for manufacturing worldwide. This module gives students the knowledge to ensure quality is assured and controlled in engineering.
Engineering Management Principles
Techniques and principles of management aligned to an engineering environment are studied. The structure, functioning and performance of organisations will be investigated
Cad Based Analysis
CAD Analysis is a cost-effective way of prototyping engineering solutions. New designs can be loaded far in excess of service conditions safely, fluid flow can be analysed, heat movement can be assessed.
Control Systems
This looks at the science behind controlling simple and complex systems. Sensors, signal processing, open and closed control loops, Feedback and stability will be investigated
Year 3
Engineering Project
This module is the culmination of the degree course, giving students the opportunity to explore areas related to the rest of the course.
Lean Manufacturing
Minimising waste in both energy and materials is at the heart of lean manufacturing. It is a basic function of engineering.
Quality Management
Quality systems require an understanding of different philosophies, as well as where and how they can be applied.
Industrial Automation
The application of control systems and manufacturing techniques. Included are control systems associated with industry 4.0.
Additive Manufacturing
The use of general purpose manufacturing machines has made the creation of both metal and plastic parts more available without the need for dedicated tools and equipment.
Manufacturing Simulation
The module is concerned with proving designs and systems prior to manufacturing and installation, a cost effective way of prototyping.
Optional Work Placement Module
The work placement module provides students with skills and experience employers seek. The placement should be over 32 weeks and sits between year 2 and 3. The module does not contribute to the degree classification but will be graded pass/ fail. Termly meetings in the workplace will take place. This is available to all students on all pathways.

Assessment methods

There is formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of exams, project reports, laboratory reports, coursework assessments, The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The STEM Innovation Centre (West Suffolk College)

Department:

Technology

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