Welcome to year one. Your first year will give you an introduction to aerospace engineering and general engineering concepts, as well as settling into university life.
Your personal tutor has a pastoral role and acts as your tutor for the whole of your time at University. They should be informed of any problems or difficulties you may be having, including health, disability, domestic, and personal problems which may affect your performance on the course or in your exams. Your Personal Tutor will also be able to provide references for you upon graduation.
Regular meetings with your Personal Tutor will be timetabled to take place every week during semester one and less frequently in semester two. Each tutorial group consists of a small group of 5-6 students.
If you are struggling to get in touch with your Personal Tutor you must inform us by emailing Michelle Deakin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance at all personal tutorials is compulsory.
You can find your Personal Tutor listed on myRecord under Course Information.
|Diamond induction labs||
Diamond induction labs
Completion of the two induction laboratories in the Diamond is mandatory:
You will be provided with an opportunity to attend a timetabled session for each of the activities. The majority of these sessions will be timetabled for week 1 and 2 of the first semester. If you fail to attend, fail to do the preparatory work or fail to complete the activity for the first sit opportunity, you will be provided with a resit opportunity.
The resit opportunity will aim to be timetabled during weeks 3 and 4 of the first semester. If you fail to attend, fail to do the preparatory work or fail to complete the activity for the the resit sit opportunity, you will be provided with an online activity, which will be released only when students have failed the resit opportunity. Students will be notified by email of where they can find the online resit activity on MOLE.
If you fail to complete all the induction labs you will not be allowed into Diamond laboratories from week 6 onwards. Any timetabled activities missed as a result of failing to complete the induction labs will be rescheduled outside normal teaching weeks and be subject to a cap of any possible marks.
|Moving to year two||
Moving to year two
|Global Engineering Challenge||
Global Engineering Challenge
In this week long project scheduled in the second week of the Autumn Semester Exam Period, all first year students in the Faculty of Engineering tackle real world problems from a global perspective. You will be challenged to think about not only the technical issues in engineering developments, but also the social, ethical, and environmental implications of your decisions. This is the kind of thinking that will equip you for a career with impact - shaping and improving the world we live in. And in an increasingly international industry you will be the kind of engineer that employers value highly.
Working in teams, you will find solutions to a real life engineering problems faced by developing communities. At the end of the challenge you will present your ideas, showing you have considered the social, environmental, and economic impacts. You could find yourself researching alternative fuel sources for a small community in India, or designing new water and sanitation systems. The project is based on the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a national competition for engineering undergraduates.
IMPORTANT: You are required to pass the Faculty Global Engineering Challenge in order to progress to Year 3 of your degree. If you do not pass the challenge in Year 1, you will have to repeat it in Year 2.
Information on the Faculty Global Engineering Challenge timetable and venues will be communicated to you via email in due course.