The First Year
Part of the first year revises, and presents in new ways, aspects of the mathematical and physical foundations of engineering which will be familiar to you from school. In addition, topics more specific to engineering are introduced, such as structures, fluid mechanics, material properties and digital systems, to prepare you for later specialisation in one or more branches of engineering.
Structured laboratory work complements lectures in all the key course areas, introducing you to sound engineering practice. You will learn about the important idea of engineering design, build and test, with projects in the following areas:
- structural and mechanical engineering
- electrical engineering
In these projects, you have a single product goal but must make your own design decisions.