Llangefni offers students the General Engineering title but with Electrical or Mechanical units available to choose, depending on employment status.
Llangefni course is delivered online with campus attendance 1 day per half term for practical coursework.
For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning.
Level 4 Modules:
Engineering Design (15 credits, core) (all sites)
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the methodical steps that engineers use in creating functional products and processes; from a design brief to the work, and the stages involved in identifying and justifying a solution to a given engineering need. (Assignments in the form of Engineering reports; Presentations; Practical assignments; Portfolio)
Engineering Maths (15 credits, core) (all sites)
The aim of this unit is to develop students’ skills in the mathematical principles and theories that underpin the engineering curriculum. Students will be introduced to mathematical methods and statistical techniques in order to analyse and solve problems within an engineering context. (Assignments in the form of Engineering reports)
Engineering Science (15 credits, core) (all sites)
This unit introduces students to the fundamental laws and applications of the physical sciences within engineering and how to apply this knowledge to find solutions to a variety of engineering problems.
Among the topics included in this unit are: international system of units, interpreting data, static and dynamic forces, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, material properties and failure, and A.C. /D.C. circuit theories. (Assignments in the form of Engineering reports; Presentations; Practical assignments; Portfolio)
Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 credits, core) (all sites)
This unit introduces students to the techniques and best practices required to successfully create and manage an engineering project designed to identify a solution to an engineering need. While carrying out this project students will consider the role and function of engineering in our society, the professional duties and responsibilities expected of engineers together with the behaviours that accompany their actions. (Assignments in the form of Engineering reports; Presentations; Practical assignments; Portfolio)
Followed by a further 4 units from a given list of specialist units:
(Please note specialist units are subject to review, to meet industry demand, availability and staffing capabilities - unit choice and delivery will be confirmed during the interview stage).
Materials, Properties and Testing (15 credits)
This unit introduces students to the atomic structure of materials and the way it affects the properties, physical nature and performance characteristics of common manufacturing materials; how these properties are tested, and modified by various processing treatments; and problems that occur which can cause materials to fail in service. (Assignments in the form of Engineering reports; Practical assignments)
Mechanical Principles (15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the essential mechanical principles associated with engineering applications. (Assignments in the form of Engineering reports; Presentations; Practical assignments)
Engineering Management (15 credits)
This unit introduces students to engineering management principles and practices and their strategic implementation.
Topics included in this unit are: the main concepts and theories of management and leadership, fundamentals of risk management, operational management, project and operations management theories and tools, the key success measures of management strategies, and planning tools. (Written Assignments)
Electrical and Electronic Principles (15 credits)
Electrical engineering is mainly concerned with the movement of energy and power in electrical form, and its generation and consumption. Electronics is mainly concerned with the manipulation of information, which may be acquired, stored, processed or transmitted in electrical form. Both depend on the same set of physical principles, though their applications differ widely. A study of electrical or electronic engineering depends very much on these underlying principles; these form the foundation for any qualification in the field, and are the basis of this unit. (Assignments in the form of Engineering reports; Presentations; Practical assignments)
Electrical Machines (15 credits)
This unit introduces students to the characteristics and operational parameters of a range of electromagnetic powered machines that are used in a variety of applications. Among the topics included in this unit are: principles underlying the operation and construction of transformers, induction motors, synchronous machines electromagnetic transducers, actuators, and generators; and operating characteristics of electrical machines such as voltage, current, speed of operation, power rating, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and efficiency. (Written Assignments)
Digital Principles (15 credits)
The unit introduces the two main branches of digital electronics, combinational and sequential. Thus the student gains familiarity in the fundamental elements of digital circuits, notably different types of logic gates and bistables. The techniques by which such circuits are analysed are introduced and applied, including Truth Tables, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh Maps, and Timing Diagrams. (Assignments in the form of Engineering reports)
Engineering Maintenance (15 credits)
This unit introduces students to the importance of equipment maintenance programmes, the benefits that well-maintained equipment brings to an organisation and the risk factors it faces if maintenance programmes and processes are not considered or implemented. Topics included in this unit are: statutory regulations, organisational safety requirements, maintenance strategies, safe working and maintenance techniques. (Written Assignments).
Renewable Energy (15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to renewable energy resources and technologies, including current storage and generation technologies, and explore their advantages and limitations. (Written Assignments)