Course Structure

In the drop down menu below you will find an overview of what you will be studying in each year of your Undergraduate Degree.

First Year

Our first year programme is common across all of our degree programmes. This ensures that you will develop the fundamental knowledge needed to support you throughout the course, along with essential understanding and skills. The common structure gives you more flexibility and means that you are able to easily move between our programmes if your interests change during your first year.

By the end of your first year you will have learnt the full range of core foundations for control and systems engineering, as well as broader engineering skills. Our teaching is based on a systematic and structured approach to support your learning.

Laboratory and professional skills are strongly integrated within the taught modules, and you will undertake your laboratory work in our award winning Diamond building, using the latest equipment and technologies. More information on our cutting edge facilities can be found here.

Second year

During your second year you will continue to further develop your knowledge, understanding and skills across a wide range of core engineering foundations. You will also begin to specialise in the subject specific focus of your degree. This subject specification is delivered via your option modules and assessment activities. During this year you’ll begin taking more control of your learning and professional development through your self-study and assessment activities.

Third Year

In your third year you will continue to develop your core systems engineering disciplines, but will be particularly focused on more advanced techniques and applications specific to your degree and specialisation. The modules are strongly informed by our world-leading research and numerous industrial partners and applications. In 2014 we received outstanding REF (Research Excellence Framework) results, something that we are very proud of. More information about our REF results can be found here.

There is a strong focus on the continuous development of professional skills to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the wider areas of management, law and finance and their importance in an industrial context. By the end of the year you will have developed into an independent and self-motivated learner who is competent in tackling and presenting solutions to complex open-ended problems.

Fourth Year

In your fourth year you will study a range of advanced modules in your chosen specialisation, learning about the latest developments and techniques informed by industry and our world leading research. There is a strong focus on solving very advanced and open-ended problems. This requires the application of high level critical analysis and thinking in deciding on the most appropriate tools and bringing them together to provide a highly effective and creative solution that may be subject to a range of complex constraints.

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