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Welcome Back Year 4! (BEng, MEng and BSc) Guidance for Academic Year 2009-2010 Ian Black (Year 4 DoS) Room NS2.29.

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1 Welcome Back Year 4! (BEng, MEng and BSc) Guidance for Academic Year 2009-2010 Ian Black (Year 4 DoS) Room NS2.29

2 Course structures 09-10: see web noticeboard - MRPs are the staff you need to contact about module-specific issues Semester Arrangements 09-10: Semester 1 Block 1 (Teaching) 14 September – 4 December Semester 1 Block 2 (Assessment) 7 December – 18 December Break 1 21 December - 8 January Semester 2 Block 1 (Teaching) 11 January – 2 April Break 2 5 April – 23 April Semester 2 Block 2 (Assessment) 26 April – 21 May Graduation 22 June – 25 June The Basics…..

3 What I do for you….. First line contact: E-mail, phone or face-to-face –Answer your e-mails (but not always immediately – depends on workload!) –Face-to-face: Preferably make an appointment – avoid coming to my office on chance! –Answer QUICK questions at the end of a lecture or in the corridor Handle the following: –Course transfers and module changes –Suspension of studies and withdrawals (use the correct form) –Liaise with Academic Head (Prof Jim Ritchie) and Programme Director (Dr Peter Kew) on formal complaints and appeals (I can be first point of contact) Maintain web noticeboard: –Timetables (and any changes to them) –Advise of Graduate vacancies and further education opportunities (e.g. PhD studentships) –Post semester results (grades only) for Year 4 MEng –Advise of new policies or guidelines relevant to you Tea and sympathy (but bring your own milk)!

4 …..and what you can do for me! Follow all prescribed module arrangements and assessment requirements (tutorials, tests, coursework and examinations) Maintain and regularly check your e-mail account (housekeep) Notify of any absence, intended or otherwise through clear written communication, i.e. by self-certification form, medical documentation, letter and/or e-mail as appropriate Follow University and School HSE policy at all times, e.g. wearing of PPE when on workshop activities Set an example to junior years and remember that you are representatives of the University when on visits, external engagements or interfacing with industrial contacts

5 The coming year in context….. BEng: Year 4 consolidates and extends your grounding in the engineering sciences, design and manufacture, management (some) and other engineering disciplines MEng: Year 4 acts as a launch-pad for Year 5 and marks your separation proper from the BEng.

6 MEng specifics….. MEng do module B50JA2 Group Project 1 in Semester 2 as preparation for Year 5 work Progression to Year 5 MEng from Year 4 MEng requires a final average mark > 55

7 Robotics & Cybertronics specifics….. More Mechanical Engineering now possible in Year 4 Business awareness and sustainability module included Contact in EECE for general enquiries is Dr Jason Hong Contact in EECE for specific module-related enquiries is the MRP

8 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 1 & 2 ….. Aims: –carry out advanced analyses and problems –analyse mechanics of materials where time is a significant variable –use FEA in cases where the geometry and loading are complex and variable –engage with the findings of recent research in a mechanics of materials topic Content: –Viscoelasticity –Mechanical behaviour of biomaterials (prostheses and implants) –Analytical techniques for biomaterial mechanical characterisation: –Micro- and Nano-mechanics –Advanced FEA –Advanced classical mechanics of materials –Advanced fracture and fatigue –Micromechanics –Functional materials

9 Dynamics 1 & 2 ….. Aims: –To provide you with a thorough understanding of vibration theory and an appreciation of its application in an engineering environment Content: –1-D.o.F. systems –2-D.o.F. systems –Continuous systems –Approximate methods –Control Theory –Acoustics

10 Fluids 1 & 2 ….. Aims: –Give you an appreciation of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics applied to aerodynamics, including ideal flows, boundary layers, and aerofoils –Provide a methodology for analysing one-dimensional compressible flow systems Content: –Ideal Flow theory –Boundary layer theory –Aerodynamics –Use of empirical, theoretical, and computational resources for the analysis of an aerodynamic problem –Isentropic Flow, Fanno Flow, Rayleigh Flow, Shock Waves, Isothermal Flow and Prandtl-Meyer expansions –Laboratory sessions in nozzle flows with and without shock waves

11 Thermodynamics 1 & 2 ….. Aims: –Give you an insight into applied thermodynamics which would form the basis of further study, research or professional engineering in the area of thermodynamics or heat transfer Content: –Application of thermodynamic principles –Combined cycles –Availability –Axial flow turbines –Thermodynamic property relationships –Advanced psychrometry –Combustion and chemical reaction –Equilibrium –Heat transfer and heat exchangers –Radiation Heat Transfer

12 Individual Project….. Dr Baixin Chen (Assistant Year 4 DoS) is the coordinator if you need to change something Dr Peter Kew is the budget holder if you need to buy something Your supervisor(s) is(are) the technical expert(s) if you need to know something Detailed guidelines (booklet) on individual project requirements will be made available on the web noticeboard when ready

13 Where and how it all comes together…. ActivityRelevant module(s) Application of your existing skills and knowledge to problem solving Engineering Design; Individual Project The interface with industry: seeing where the skills and knowledge acquired fit into the requirements of companies Individual Project; Engineering Manufacture; Engineering Design Managing and successfully concluding projects (individual and group-based) Engineering Design; Individual Project; Engineering Manufacture Development of interpersonal and presentation skills Individual Project Development and enhancement of your existing specialisms Engineering Sciences; Management Sciences (EAM); Visual Skills (IPD); Petroleum Engineering; Automotive Technologies; Electrical and Control Engineering

14 Be aware of….. Plagiarism: –Shouldnt be on your radar! –Can be detected (e.g. Turnitin software) and penalties are severe (can even lead to dismissal from University) University-wide policies (see web noticeboard): –Late submissions and coursework –Use of calculators –Examination regulations

15 Graduation (BEng/BSc)….. Final Mark (x)Final Credit CountClassification x > 70480First Class Honours 60 < x < 69480 Second Class (Upper Division) Honours 50 < x < 59480 Second Class (Lower Division) Honours 40 < x < 49480Third Class Honours x < 40360Ordinary Prizes are available to eligible graduates

16 Highlight of the year ? Undoubtedly the…… in Weeks 11 (BEng) and 12 (MEng), Semester 2 – DONT MISS IT!!


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