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					    Department of Engineering




         Course Guide

MEng / BEng (Hons) Mechatronics
 (with Professional Development)

          2011 – 2012




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                   UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON

COURSE GUIDE 2011-12:
MEng / BEng (Hons) Mechatronics (with Professional Development)
About this guide

Welcome

Attendance

The Wolverhampton Graduate

About the Course

Academic Regulations

Course information

      Student Support from Learning Information Services

      Learning and Teaching Assessment: What Can You Expect

      Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Course Structure

University Academic Calendar (2011-12)

Course Management

Staff Involved with the Course

Where to Get Help with your Course

Employability and Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

Progression for Further Study

Career Opportunities

Health and Safety Issues

School Charter for Students

Academic Misconduct

Referencing

External Examiners Report

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About this guide

This Course Guide will help you plan your Mechatronics course. It tells you which modules
you will study and what you must pass in order to progress through the course. The Guide
also gives brief descriptions of each module, including general information about assessment
tasks, and an overview of how the course can be used to inform future career choices.

You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student Guide and
the University‟s Policies and Regulations which summarises the University‟s Principles and
Regulations. Together these documents should provide you with all the basic information
that we think you will need for your period of study here.

You are encouraged to read this Guide through now. It will be a considerable advantage to
you to be familiar from the outset with the various aspects of your studies that are described.
It may be that the relevance of some of the sections will not be immediately obvious. Keep it
somewhere accessible, so that you can refer to it as needed. The answers to many of the
questions that you will want to ask are contained in it.

It is, of course, impossible to cover all of the possible queries you may have in a document
such as this. If you find that there is something you need to know, please check on the
WOLF topic „STech Student Notice Board‟ or contact your course manager, Dr David Dyke.
You can also consult the University‟s Student Services Gateway as appropriate. We are
pleased to hear your views and welcome suggestions for ways of improving the operation of
the Course.


 Please enter the contact details
                                       -----------------------------------------------------
 for your Personal Tutor for your      The name of your Personal Tutor will be given to you
 future reference:                     at the beginning of your course and can be checked
                                       via e:Vision
                                       Hayley Everett
                                       SC002
 Your Student Office contact is:
                                       Telford Campus
                                       01902 32 1720
                                       Helen Harley
 Your local School Office              Learning and Resource Centre (SA Block)
 (HERE 2 HELP) is:                     Telford Campus
                                       01902 32 3626
                                      Joyty Jassall
                                      MI158
 Your Student Support Adviser is:
                                      City Campus
                                      01902 32 1183

Please note that in order to develop and improve the Course, it may be necessary on
occasions to amend or revise the details given in this Course Guide.




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Welcome to the MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechatronics
On behalf of the Course Management Team I should like to extend to you a very warm
welcome and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your studies at
the University of Wolverhampton, and trust that your time at the University of Wolverhampton
and in particular, the Department of Engineering will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and
rewarding.

The Mechatronics course is one of many programmes run by the School of Technology which
has itself established an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, for an innovative
approach to teaching and learning, and for the friendliness of its staff.

The aim of the course is to develop professional Mechatronics Engineers who will be eligible
for Chartered Engineer status. Consequently, the core learning outcomes are based on the
Engineering subject benchmarks, which define levels of achievement in Mathematics,
Science, Information Technology, Design, Business, and Engineering Practice. The
Department of Engineering has very close links with regional and national engineering
companies, and the Mechatronics programme draws on these links to ensure that the
syllabus is current and relevant to the needs of industry. Significant investment in the
Department‟s facilities means that students have the opportunity to gain experience using
industry standard equipment, supported by state-of-the-art computing hardware and software
packages.

We believe it is important that you are encouraged to make your own contribution to the
effective operation and development of your chosen course. We are, therefore, keen to hear
your views and would welcome any suggestions that you may have about ways of improving
any aspect of your course and/or the student experience here at the University. In practice,
you will have the opportunity to do this through our „student voice‟ processes, such as
student forums.

Remember that the outcome of your studies could affect the whole of your future career and
therefore study should certainly be your first priority. In resolving to work hard however, do
not forget to have time for recreation and social activities. Do take full advantage of the
University facilities at your disposal.

Again, I wish you every success in your studies and trust that your time with the School of
Technology and in particular the Department of Engineering prove to be enjoyable,
stimulating and rewarding.

Dr David Dyke
Course Manager: MEng/BEng Mechatronics Engineering
Email: D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk




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Attendance

The University recognises that you have made a significant investment in both time and
money in choosing to study this course. Staff are committed to helping you fulfil your
potential. Your attendance at, and participation, in classes is a key factor in ensuring that you
do so.

Attendance will help you to:
   Understand the subject area you are studying;
   Acquire and develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure success;
   Prepare for and undertake assessments;
   Learn from and with your fellow students;
   Receive feedback from teaching;
   Participate in practical and group work;
   Develop your communication skills.

If you are unable to attend a class please let your tutor know that you are unable to do so.
He/she will then be able to give you advice on what was covered in the class, and what you
need to do to catch up. Please do remember how important attendance is to your success.
The University considers this to be so important that it reserves the right to review the
position of students who fail to attend.

The Department of Engineering takes registers of attendance for all taught modules and
therefore requires you to attend all of your timetabled activities.

If you are unable to attend a lecture or laboratory session we expect you to telephone
(01902 321720) before the timetabled activity and inform the Department of which activity
you will be missing and why.

To ensure you are available for all assessments and reassessment opportunities you should
ensure you are in the UK during the periods highlighted in red on the academic calendar:
See Academic Calendar


The Wolverhampton Graduate
By the end of your course, the university expects you to be a Wolverhampton Graduate who
is knowledgeable and enterprising, digitally literate and a global citizen.

Digitally Literate
Our graduates will be confident users of advanced technologies; they will lead others,
challenging convention by exploiting the rich sources of connectivity digital working allows.

Knowledgeable and Enterprising
Our graduates will know how to critique analyse and then apply knowledge they acquire in an
enterprising way.

Global citizens
Our graduates will bring informed understandings of their place and ethical responsibilities in
the world.

Further information can be found on the University student webpage for Graduate Attributes.




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About the Course
Mechatronics may be studied as a Specialist subject and this Guide outlines the modules
which are available, the teaching and learning styles and assessment tasks. If there is
anything you need to discuss further, please contact Dr David Dyke, Course Manager,
MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechatronics.

Course Aims

BEng Course Aims
The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering
education combined with specialist knowledge of electro-mechanical systems recognised in
the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that
graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to practice
professionally and ethically. Thus, the course will:

    address industry‟s demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and
     applications of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, and apply them to the
     analysis and synthesis of engineering products and systems across the engineering
     sector.

    enable students to pursue professional careers in mechatronics at a leve which requires
     the exercise of sound judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make informed
     decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances that reflect a responsible,
     ethical, and socially aware outlook.

    furnish students with a detailed understanding of the principles of mechatronic systems
     enabling the rational selection of the most appropriate technology mix to solve
     engineering problems.

    engender a top-down, systems approach to the analysis, synthesis and realisation of
     engineering products and systems.

    provide a broadly based education in mechatronics, encompassing mechanical
     engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, and design, allowing scope for entry into a
     wide range of disciplines within the engineering field.

 If undertaking an Industrial Placement:

    require the application of the knowledge and skills, in an appropriate industrial
     environment, thereby broadening the student‟s knowledge of industrial procedures and
     practices.

MEng Course Aims
The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering
education combined with specialist knowledge of electro-mechanical systems recognised in
the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that
graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to practice
professionally and ethically. Thus, the course will:

    address industry‟s demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and
     applications of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, and apply them to the
     analysis and synthesis of engineering products and systems across the engineering
     sector.



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    enable students to pursue professional careers in mechatronics at a level which
     requires the exercise of sound judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make
     informed decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances that reflect a
     responsible, ethical, and socially aware outlook.

    furnish students with a detailed understanding of the principles of mechanical
     engineering, electrical engineering, and electronics, enabling the rational selection of
     the most appropriate technology mix to solve engineering problems.

    engender a top-down, systems approach to the analysis, synthesis and realisation of
     engineering products and systems.

    provide a broadly based education in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering,
     electronics, and design allowing scope for entry into a wide range of disciplines within the
     engineering field.

    require students to participate in a group project where the project team members are
     drawn from a range of cognate engineering disciplines.

    develop the ability to research unfamiliar subject areas in mechatronics and cognate
     disciplines, thereby enhancing the creative aspects of engineering design and innovation.

 If undertaking an Industrial Placement:

    provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills already gained, in an appropriate
     industrial environment, thereby broadening the student‟s knowledge of industrial
     procedures and practices.

Why study the course with us?

You will be using industry-standard software. You will be competent in Electronics,
Mechanical Engineering, and hybrid system design. You will be taught by lecturers who have
a wealth of industrial experience in an environment focused on working with, and supporting
engineering and technology companies.

You will undertake significant group project work involving the design of embedded control
systems for industrial applications.

Full time-students will be helped to find an industrial placement, and successful completion
will be recognized within the title of the degree you are awarded: Mechatronics with
Professional Development.

If you study the MEng course, you will participate in a multi-disciplinary group project,
necessitating the application of advanced management techniques in a progressive
technological environment.

What will I study?

All of our degrees have a common first year (level 4), allowing you to experience a range of
subjects before deciding on the course you wish to follow. You will study Mathematics, and
the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering.
You will undertake laboratory work; and utilise your new production knowledge to build and
test a design.

In the second year (level 5) you will extend your knowledge of the engineering technologies
and management, create design specifications, and become proficient in the use of a control
system design and analysis package, and an electronics design package.
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Following the second academic year, you are encouraged to undertake a placement year in
industry, thereby improving your employment prospects and forming part of your record of
professional development as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

At level 6, your final year if you are a BEng student, or your third year if you are an MEng
student, you will complete an individual project, further develop your integrative approach to
designing electro-mechanical systems, become familiar with the techniques of digital signal
processing, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture.

For MEng students, in your final year (level 7) you will learn Control Systems, Condition
Monitoring and Engineering Management techniques. You will apply these as part of a team
engaged in a complex group project.

What will I gain from this course?
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

   1. demonstrate creativity in the design and synthesis of engineering products, systems,
      and processes and apply an innovative approach to their physical realisation.

   2. effectively research unfamiliar subject areas in mechatronics and cognate disciplines,
      and thereby propose and evaluate a broad range of solutions to engineering
      problems.

   3. select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in the analysis
      and synthesis of engineering systems.

   4. lead teams of engineers effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent
      engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues.

   5. select and apply appropriate software packages for design, analysis, and synthesis
      applications and critically evaluate the results.

   6. relate theory and practice, thereby facilitating the efficient realisation of viable
      engineering products and processes.


Is this course accredited?

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and
Technology (IET) have accredited our Mechatronics courses. The IMechE have accredited
all our MEng and BEng courses and the IET all our BEng courses.

The courses delivered in part-time (day-release) mode are accredited to the same level as
the full-time courses, providing all students with equal recognition.

Accreditation of the MEng / BEng (Hons) Mechatronics with Professional Development
ensures full recognition of the sandwich year option.

The IET state that an IET accredited course is “…a mark of quality…”. It is this mark of quality
that confirms a graduate from this course possesses knowledge to a level that is recognised
globally by the engineering and technology community. This provides a sound basis from
which to develop a career, and progress to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

You should note that the MEng and BEng courses comply with the academic requirements of
the Engineering Institutions. Consequently there is some variation from the University
regulations.

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Academic Regulations
The University standard regulations Policies and Regulations are augmented by the following
additional regulations. These regulations govern your course and will be binding on you. It is,
therefore, important that you read and become familiar with them.

Additional Regulations for Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB)
Accredited BEng Awards

For a BEng qualification to comply with the rules for Professional Statutory and Regulatory
Body (PSRB) accredited degrees, particularly those of the Institution of Engineering and
Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the following
regulations must be satisfied in addition to, or in place of, the general regulations that apply
to all undergraduate courses. Where there is conflict, the following regulations override
University regulations.

Compensation

1.   A maximum of 20 credits of compensated modules is permitted at level 4
2.   A maximum of 20 credits of compensated modules is permitted at level 5
3.   A maximum of 20 credits of compensated modules is permitted at level 6

Note 1. Modules must be at the E4 grade to be eligible for compensation
Note 2. In cases where a PSRB regulation and University regulation differ, the most
stringent regulation will apply.

Calculation of Degree Classification

4.   For BEng (Hons) degrees, the grades for all modules at level 5 (excluding 5ET012 the
     Optional Industrial Placement module) and level 6 are used in the calculation of degree
     classification. The level 5 average, taken over all 120 credits (excluding 5ET012 the
     Optional Industrial Placement module); and the level 6 average, taken over all 120
     credits are aggregated according to the weightings in Table 1:

                                            Table 1

                                Level            Weighting
                                  4                  -
                                  5               25%
                                  6               75%

     The weighting in Table 1 also applies to students studying less than 120 credits at
     level 5.

     For students who enter level 6 directly, degree classification is based on the average of
     all level 6 modules, as in Table 2:

                                            Table 2

                                Level            Weighting
                                  4                  -
                                  5                  -
                                  6               100%




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Note 3.
Students should also be aware of the following PSRB regulations. These do not affect either
the award or the classification of a degree, but may affect the PSRB‟s decision on whether a
specific degree complies with their educational requirements. The PSRB will assess the
educational qualifications of an applicant for either IEng or CEng on the basis of a certified
transcript sent directly from University Registry to the PSRB (on the applicant‟s
authorisation).

Project Module

5.   For IET compliance, the level 6 (BEng level) Individual Project – 6ET011 - must be
     passed at the first attempt. Compensation is not allowed.

Retakes and Deferment

6.   Students who are obliged to retake level 6 assessments will only be regarded as having
     completed an accredited degree if classification is based on the grades awarded at the
     first attempt.

7.   Deferment of the project submission date is allowed only for exceptional reasons and
     for a maximum of three months.


Additional Regulations for Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB)
Accredited MEng Awards

For a MEng qualification to comply with the rules for Professional Statutory and Regulatory
Body (PSRB) accredited degrees, particularly those of the Institution of Engineering and
Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the following
regulations must be satisfied in addition to, or in place of, the general regulations that apply
to all undergraduate courses. Where there is conflict, the following regulations override
University regulations.

Compensation

1.   A maximum of 20 credits of compensated modules is permitted at level 4
2.   A maximum of 20 credits of compensated modules is permitted at level 5
3.   A maximum of 20 credits of compensated modules is permitted at level 6

Note 1. Modules must be at the E4 grade to be eligible for compensation
Note 2. In cases where a PSRB regulation and University regulation differ, the most
stringent regulation will apply.

Calculation of Degree Classification

4.   For MEng (Hons) degrees, the grades for all modules at levels 5, 6, and MEng level
     (level 7) are used in the calculation of degree classification (excluding 5ET012 the
     Optional Industrial Placement module). The level 5 average, taken over all 120 credits
     (excluding 5ET012 the Optional Industrial Placement module); the level 6 average,
     taken over all 120 credits, and the MEng level (level 7) average taken over all 120
     credits are aggregated according to the weightings in Table 3:




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                                            Table 3

                              Level              Weighting
                                 4                   -
                                 5                20%
                                 6                30%
                           MEng (Level 7)         50%


     For students who enter level 6 directly, degree classification is based on the average of
     all level 6 and MEng level (level 7) modules, as in Table 4:

                                            Table 4

                              Level              Weighting
                                 4                   -
                                 5                   -
                                 6                50%
                           MEng (Level 7)         50%

Note 3.
Students should also be aware of the following PSRB regulations. These do not affect either
the award or the classification of a degree, but may affect the PSRB‟s decision on whether a
specific degree complies with their educational requirements. The PSRB will assess the
educational qualifications of an applicant for either IEng or CEng on the basis of a certified
transcript sent directly from University Registry to the PSRB (on the applicant‟s
authorisation).

Project Module

5.   For IET compliance, the level 6 (BEng level) Individual Project must be passed at the
     first attempt. Compensation is not allowed.

6.   For IET compliance, the MEng level Group Project must be passed at the first attempt.
     Compensation is not allowed.

Retakes and Deferment

7.   Students who are obliged to retake level 6 or level 7 assessments will only be regarded
     as having completed an accredited degree if classification is based on the grades
     awarded at the first attempt.

8.   Deferment of an Individual Project or Group Project submission date is allowed only for
     exceptional reasons and for a maximum of three months.

Additional Information for MEng Students Progression:

1.   Students will only be allowed to move onto level 7 ie the MEng level if they have
     achieved a 2:2 (second class degree, lower division) or above at the end of level 6.

2.   If students fail the MEng level they will receive the BEng degree achieved at level 6.




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 Course information
 Student support from Learning and Information Services

 The Learning Centre contains a comprehensive collection of the engineering textbooks and
 journals that are recommended in your module reading lists. Plus you have access to stock in
 the other University of Wolverhampton learning centres through the free book reservation
 system. Electronic resources are widely available and have the advantage of being
 accessible on and off campus from any internet-connected computer. The learning centres
 offer a wide range of information skills support to help you find the materials you need for
 your studies.

Study materials:

      Books for loan with many others available as e-books;
      Engineering journals both in print and electronic (online);
      Specialist engineering databases including British Standards Online, Compendex, HIS,
       ICE virtual Libr4ary, Inspec;
      Useful general databases including Business Sources Premier, Igenta Connect,
       Proquest newspapers, Expanded Academic and Web of Knowledge.

Information skills support:

      Information help desks with librarians on hand to give specialist information support.
      Study skills support materials in a loanable collection and more advice on the learning
       centres website. Plus the excellent materials and advice on the Skills for Learning
       website.
      Information skills workshops run to match the information needs of your course with
       instruction on using specialist subject databases, web searching, finding books and e-
       books, referencing and using reference management software.
      One to One sessions with a librarian (by appointment) to help you with finding
       information for assignments, referencing, using databases, and improving your study
       skills.
      Advice from librarians on sourcing material outside the University‟s collections and
       obtaining it by inter-library loan (final year students).
      ASSIST online chat service with a librarian to help with subject queries, referencing and
       anything else to do with your information needs.

Contacts:

Contact Learning and Information Services http://www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/contact

ASSIST http://www.wlv.ac.uk/assist

Skills for Learning – http://www.wlv.ac.uk/skills

LIS webpages specific to Engineering – http://www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/subjects/construction

Harvard Referencing – http://www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/harvard




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Learning, Teaching and Assessment: What Can You Expect?

Learning and Teaching Resources
There is a wide range of resources available for your learning, including on-line materials for
each module (on WOLF), web-based information and, importantly, the online resources
provided by the Learning Centres. Module information will direct you to specific information
sources, but there is an expectation, particularly at levels 5, 6 and 7 that you will research
your own sources in order to enhance your achievement of the learning outcomes for the
programme.

Assessment

     Types of assessment
     The tutor, as part of the introduction to the module, will outline the assessment tasks. A
     more detailed briefing for each assignment will be available via the WOLF topic that
     supports the module. There is a wide range of assessment (further details can be
     found in the Undergraduate Student Guide), including:

            Written assignments
            Reports
            Time Constrained Assignments
            Examinations (open book or closed book)
            Presentations and oral examinations (vivas)

     Marking of Assessments
     The marking and grading of your work, be it for example an assignment or an exam is a
     comprehensive exercise involving first-marking by tutors, moderation by the tutors in
     the module team and the submission of assessments to independent external
     examiners who monitor and advise, thereby ensuring quality and standards.

     The normal return period for feedback on your marked (summative) work is three weeks
     after the date of submission. You will receive a grade achieved and comments on
     whether and how you have achieved the learning outcomes.

     The processing of grades is outlined in the Undergraduate Student Guide. For level 4
     modules, assessment grades follow the „Grade Scale‟ format outlined in the Guide; for
     modules at level 5, assessment grades follow the „Grade Point Scale‟ format, also
     outlined in the Guide.

     For the Grade Scale format, grades range from A (outstanding) to F0 (fail, no resit
     permitted). For the majority of modules the average achievement level will be in the C
     category which is „average-good‟; grades above this are „above average-very good to
     outstanding‟, and grades below are from „satisfactory‟ down to „uncompensatable fail‟.
     Thus, a C grade is comfortably a „good‟ grade within the A to F distribution.

     For the Grade Point Scale format, grades range from A16 (outstanding) to F0 (fail, no
     resit permitted). For the majority of modules the average achievement level will be in
     the C category which is „average-good‟; grades above this are „above average-very
     good to outstanding‟, and grades below are from „satisfactory‟ down to
     „uncompensatable fail‟. Thus, an „upper‟ C grade (e.g. C10) is comfortably a „good‟
     grade within the A to F distribution.

     What Should You Avoid? What Should You Seek to Achieve?
        Remember that you are writing for another reader or readers. Do not assume
           that the reader will fill the gaps in your work.
        Use the introduction to establish what you are doing in your assignment. Use
           examples to support your analysis.
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      Be objective and aim for reasoned argument. Phrases such as „in my opinion‟
       or „in my view‟ are of little value because they are subjective. Do not use them.
       You should aim to support your points with evidence and reasoned analysis.
      Always acknowledge the use of someone else‟s work, using the appropriate
       system of referencing. See section on Referencing
      Also, it is a very serious offence to use someone else‟s work, especially word-
       for-word or paraphrased contents of other‟s work. This is called “plagiarism”
       and will be covered throughout the course to ensure that you are aware of how
       to avoid it. See section on Academic Misconduct.
      Always keep copies of the sources of your work or keep a note of each source
       as you use it, so that you can place in the reference section at the end of your
       assignment.
      Plan your work in advance so as to meet the hand-in (submission) date. Writing
       up your research is often more time-consuming than you expect.
      Get help from tutors and mentors if you are unsure.
      Above all, do not „suffer in silence‟; the Course Manager, Student Advisor and
       tutors will be able to provide guidance so please use them.

Why are ethical considerations important when researching for assignments?
Research is an essential and vital part of teaching and learning. Much is literature-
based, using books, journals, periodicals and web-based material. However, some
research may involve interaction with organisations and people. You should ensure
that you do NOT conduct research that could be intrusive or sensitive or could cause
psychological harm or suffering to others.

For all modules excepting the dissertation formal approval is not normally required for
research that brings you into contact with organisations and people. However, where
such contact does occur, it is imperative that you are fully aware of and rigorously and
consistently apply the Ethical Guidelines as contained on WOLF. Where individuals
or organisations have agreed to provide information to you, you may be required to
produce evidence that permission has been given for access or contact.

What Feedback Can You Expect?

What can you expect from your tutors whilst you are preparing your work?
   Normally tutors will advise you, as a group, on the assessment at or near the
      start of the module.
   Thereafter, you may consult your tutors by emailing them.

What should you not expect from your tutors?
   It is not the role of a tutor to read drafts of your work and correct them with a
      view to your obtaining a „good mark‟. An assignment should reflect your effort
      and input, and the role of the tutor is to guide and advise. It is then your
      responsibility to assess this advice and guidance and use it accordingly. Tutors
      provide this in good faith, but its use - or lack of it - by you is not an automatic
      route to a good or a poor grade. Other factors, particularly those pertaining to
      your skills and efforts, will play a vital role in your achievement.

After completion of the assignment
    The main feedback is through a copy (to you) of the assessment feedback
       sheet.
    In some modules, additional feedback may be available through distribution of
       an “outline answer”, highlighting key points for guidance.




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How You Can Comment on Learning and Teaching and Assessment

We greatly value your feedback; students‟ views are collectively influential in how we deliver
Learning and Teaching and are gathered through staff-student meetings and via
questionnaires, particularly the Module Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs) that you are asked
to complete towards the end of a module. Such feedback is analysed for annual monitoring
of modules, subjects and courses.



Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

All entrants onto courses of study within the Department of Engineering of the School of
Technology may apply to have prior learning accredited. Claims may be based upon either
certificated or experiential prior learning.
Where prior learning is found to be of an appropriate standard, recently acquired and in
relevant areas covered by the course, then credit may be awarded against modules (note
that all School of Technology modules carry a specific credit rating) or courses of study
(general credit).
If a student wants to gain credits he/she must follow the School of Technology guidelines. An
academic judgment on level, number and module coverage of any credits is the responsibility
of the Award Leader and the School of Technology APL Team.
Applications for APL will not normally be considered after a student has started a course.
Mid-course claims will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

All individuals interested in making a claim for APL are advised to consult their Course
Manager before submitting any claim for accreditation.

Should you require further information or help concerning the APL procedure please call or
write to:

         School of Technology
         Department of Engineering
         School Office (room SC002)
         Shifnal Road
         Priorslee
         Telford
         TF2 9NT

Telephone:      01902 321720
Fax:            01902 323843




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        Course Structure

                                                           UG Regulations

             Students will study:

             Standard Full-time: modules worth 120 credits each academic year, taught over two semesters in the academic
             year.

             Part-time: normally modules worth no more than 80 credits each academic year.

             Note:    This course is subject to Engineering specific regulations that differ from the standard University
                      regulations.

                                                                Level 7
                             Semester 1                                                       Semester 2
20 Credits                                         Condition Monitoring (PT yr1)                                            7ET003
20 Credits                                         Control Engineering II (PT yr2)                                          7ET008
                 Business Management and
                                                                                      Robotics: Sensors and Control
20 Credits      Advanced Analytical Methods            7ET012          20 Credits                                           7ET013
                                                                                                  (PT yr1)
                              (PT yr1)
40 Credits                                             Group Project (PT yr2)                                               7ET011

                                                                Level 6
                             Semester 1                                                       Semester 2
20 Credits                                 Integrated Electro-mechanical Design (PT yr2)                                    6ET009
20 Credits                                         Control Engineering I (PT yr1)                                           6ET006
                                                                                       Engineering Innovation and
20 Credits       Signal Processing II (PT yr1)         6ET002          20 Credits                                           6ET005
                                                                                           Enterprise (PT yr1)
40 Credits                                           Individual Project (PT yr2)                                            6ET011

                                                          Level 5 - Optional
                             Semester 1                                                       Semester 2
40 Credits                               Optional Industrial Placement: minimum 48 weeks                                    5ET012


                                                                Level 5
                             Semester 1                                                       Semester 2
20 Credits                                          Signal Processing I (PT yr1)                                            5ET005
20 Credits                                 Electro-mechanical Control Systems (PT yr2)                                      5ET009
                 The Professional Engineer                                              Engineering Management
20 Credits                                             5ET003          20 Credits                                           5ET004
                             (PT yr1)                                                             (PT yr1)
                                                                                     Analogue and Digital Electronics
20 Credits    Engineering Mechanics II (PT yr2)        5ET002          20 Credits                                           5ET007
                                                                                                 (PT yr2)


                                                                Level 4
                             Semester 1                                                       Semester 2
20 Credits                                       Engineering Mathematics (PT yr1)                                           4ET005
20 Credits                                         Engineering Practice (PT yr2)                                            4ET006
                                                                                     Engineering Mechanics I (PT yr1)
20 Credits     Engineering Materials (PT yr1)          4ET002          20 Credits                                           4ET003

                     Electrical and Electronic                                        Thermodynamics and Fluids I
20 Credits                                             4ET008          20 Credits                                           4ET004
                       Engineering (PT yr2)                                                      (PT yr2)


               Key: (PT yr1) – Part-time students study in the first year of the level
                    (PT yr2) – Part-time students study in the second year of the level



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   Module Descriptions

Please note at level 4 each assessment in a module must receive a grade of D5 or
                    above, in order for a module to be passed.

   4ET002                   Engineering Materials

     Credit value                 20
     Pre-requisites               None
     Co-requisites                None
     Prohibited
     combinations                 None
     Module Leader                Dr Lijuan Zhang
     Telephone                    01902 323908
     Email                        lijuan.zhang@wlv.ac.uk
     Staff Room Number            SC114

   Module description
   The principal aim of this module is to provide a basic understanding of the properties and behaviour of
   materials, based on a comparative approach and a sound appreciation of the strong links between
   product design, manufacturing and materials properties.


   Assessment
        Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
        Assessment 1        Assignment                                     50%
        Assessment 2        Examination                                    50%




   4ET003                Engineering Mechanics I

     Credit value                 20
     Pre-requisites               None
     Co-requisites                None
     Prohibited
     combinations                 None
     Module Leader                Dr Chang Wang
     Telephone                    01902 323829
     Email                        C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
     Staff Room Number            SC117

   Module description
   Provide an understanding of the basic engineering principles and concepts in the area of stress
   analysis, engineering statics and dynamics. The module enables students to apply theorems and laws
   of engineering mechanics to investigate the behaviour of mechanical components.

   Assessment
        Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
        Assessment 1       Assignment                                      30%
        Assessment 2       Examination                                     70%




   4ET004                    Thermodynamics and Fluids I


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  Credit value                 20
  Pre-requisites               None
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone                    01902 322258
  Email                        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC118

Module description
The aim of the module is to be able to apply fundamental principles to analyse flow in pipes and tank
systems, to understand expansion and compression of air in closed systems and to be able to
analyse work and heat relationships in basic thermodynamic cycles.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1      Lab Report                                      30%
     Assessment 2      Examination                                     70%




4ET005                   Engineering Mathematics

  Credit value                 20
  Pre-requisites               None
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone                    01902 322274
  Email                        A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC114

Module description
This module aims to introduce mathematical subjects deemed essential in the study of engineering,
laying emphasis on functions, algebraic structure and calculus.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1      Examination                                     70%
     Assessment 2      Assignment                                      30%




4ET006                Engineering Practice

  Credit value                 20
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  Pre-requisites               None
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone                    01902 322258
  Email                        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC118

Module description
The aim of this module is for students to become competent in basic workshop practice and the links
between dimensional and surface integrity. PDP is also embedded in the module so that students may
become better equipped to succeed in the field of engineering.


Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1      Multiple Assessment Tasks                       70%
     Assessment 2      Multiple Assessment Tasks                       30%




4ET008                   Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  Credit value                 20
  Pre-requisites               None
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr David Dyke
  Telephone                    01902 323897
  Email                        D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC019

Module description
This introduces analytical theorems and laws deemed essential for the analysis of electrical and
electronic circuits. This module also introduces the operational characteristics and materials aspects
of active electronic components and the use of a commercial circuit analysis and design package to
investigate the design of basic circuits.


Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1        Lab Report                                    30%
     Assessment 2        Examination                                   70%




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Please note at level 5 each assessment in a module must receive a grade of D5 or
                    above, in order for a module to be passed.


   5ET002                    Engineering Mechanics II

     Credit value                   20
     Pre-requisites                 4ET003 Engineering Mechanics I (or equivalent)
     Co-requisites                  None
     Prohibited
     combinations                   None
     Module Leader                  Dr Chang Wang
     Telephone                      01902 323829
     Email                          C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
     Staff Room Number              SC117

   Module description
   The module aims to enable students to understand and use the theorems and laws of mechanics of
   materials and vibrations, to be able to specify the structural requirements of mechanical systems, and
   to apply analytical methods to determine whether these requirements have been achieved.

   Assessment
        Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
        Assessment 1       Report                                          30%
        Assessment 2       Examination                                     70%




   5ET003                    Professional Engineer and Micro-Electronics

     Credit value                   20
     Pre-requisites                 None
     Co-requisites                  None
     Prohibited
                                    4ET006 Engineering Practice
     combinations
     Module Leader                  D J Mynors
     Telephone                      01902 323968
     Email                          D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
     Staff Room Number              SC018

   Module description
   The module aims to ensure the potential professional engineer understands their future role and
   responsibilities in terms of ethical behaviour and decision making; and how engineering decisions can
   have a direct impact on the environment and consequentially sustainable development. To achieve
   this, the student will study and apply Life Cycle Assessment and be introduced to Product Life Cycle
   Cost Analysis. In addition, students will be introduced to micro-electronics.

   Assessment
       Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
       Assessment 1        Report                                          50%
       Assessment 2        Report                                          50%




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5ET004                Engineering Management

  Credit value                20
  Pre-requisites              None
  Co-requisites               None
  Prohibited
  combinations                None
  Module Leader               Dr Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone                   01902 322274
  Email                       A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number           SC114

Module description
This module aims to enable students to understand the principles of Total Quality Management
(TQM), financial management, and project management.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1      Coursework                                     50%
     Assessment 2      Examination                                    50%




5ET005                  Signal Processing I

  Credit value                20
  Pre-requisites              4ET005 Engineering Mathematics (or equivalent)
  Co-requisites               None
  Prohibited
  combinations                None
  Module Leader               Dr Chang Wang
  Telephone                   01902 323829
  Email                       C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number           SC117

Module description
The aim of the module is to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the properties of
signals and systems and their relationships with system inputs and outputs. To be able to apply the
techniques necessary to analyse signals in both modelled and practical systems will also be
developed, including convolution, Fourier analysis, AM and FM modulation, Laplace transforms and z-
transforms.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1      Assignment                                            50%
     Assessment 2      Examination                                           50%




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5ET007                    Analogue and Digital Electronics

  Credit value                 20
  Pre-requisites               4ET008 Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent
  Co-requisites                None
  Prohibited
  combinations                 None
  Module Leader                Dr David Dyke
  Telephone                    01902 323897
  Email                        D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC019

Module description
This module emphasises to students the theory behind designing electronic systems, and their
applications, for both analogue-based systems and digital-based systems. Electronic CAD packages
are employed in this module to facilitate schematic capture and simulation of circuits, and how circuit
schematics can be converted using the CAD packages to generate printed circuit board designs.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1       Practical                                       50%
     Assessment 2       Examination                                     50%




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5ET009                  Electro-mechanical Control Systems

 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                4ET005 Engineering Mathematics (or equivalent)
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited
 combinations                  None
 Module Leader                 Dr Mark Stanford
 Telephone                     01902 323904
 Email                         M.Stanford@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             SC020

Module description
This module aims to enable students to use the Laplace Transform in the modelling and analysis of
continuous linear dynamic systems. The module also aims to enable students to design and implement
control systems using a variety of structures and power sources, including: microcontroller-based
systems; pneumatic; electro-pneumatic; and hydraulic power, with the aid of block diagrams,
flowcharts, and schematic circuit representation.

Assessment
     Description                                                               Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1     2 Practical-based Assignments                           30%
     Assessment 2     Examination                                             70%




5ET012                  Industrial Placement

 Credit value           40 (Successful completion of the module results in the inclusion of „…with Professional
                        Development’ on your degree certificate)
 Pre-requisites         None
 Co-requisites          None
 Prohibited
 combinations           None
 Module Leader          Prof Diane Mynors
 Telephone              01902 323968
 Email                  D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number      SC018

Module description
This module is designed to introduce students to the concept of lifelong learning and professional
competence. The module also enables students to facilitate an appreciation of contemporary working
practises and encourage students to seek practical solutions to real life industrial problems.

Assessment
     Description                                                               Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1     Industrial Placement Plan                                      Pass/Fail
     Assessment 2     Logbook, Presentation and Placement Report                     Pass/Fail




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Please note at level 6 each assessment in a module must receive a grade of D5 or
                    above, in order for a module to be passed..


   6ET011                Engineering Individual Project

     Credit value                 40
     Pre-requisites               Successful completion of leve 4 and 5 modules appropriate to
                                  discipline
     Co-requisites                None
     Prohibited
     combinations                 None
     Module Leader                Prof Diane Mynors
     Telephone                    01902 323968
     Email                        D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
     Staff Room Number            SC018

   Module description
   The Individual Project Module is designed for the students to specify, research, and complete a project
   related to the theme of their course, thus utilising material taught while developing independent
   research skills that enable a dynamic work plan to be generated and followed; and producing results
   from which conclusions can be drawn and presented.

   Assessment
        Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                           Planning:
                           Project specification, Project Plan, Health and   Pass/Fail
         Assessment 1
                           Safety Assessment Form, Ethics Form.
                           Interim report and Oral                           15%
                           Project:
                           Logbook                                           5%
         Assessment 2      Poster                                            10%
                           Viva voce examination and presentation            10%
                           Complete version of draft publication             60%




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6ET002                   Signal Processing II

  Credit value                  20
  Pre-requisites                5ET005 Signal Processing I (or equivalent)
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr David Dyke
  Telephone                     01902 323897
  Email                         D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC019

Module description
This module aims to develop the student‟s understanding of the characteristics and limitations of digital
signal processing, including an introduction to speech and image processing. The module also aims to
enable the students to be able to design a range of filters and to analyse filter performance using a
commercial signal processing software package.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1       Coursework                                        50%
     Assessment 2       Examination                                       50%



6ET005                    Engineering Innovation and Enterprise

  Credit value                  20
  Pre-requisites                5ET004 Engineering Management (or equivalent)
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Prof Andrew Pollard
  Telephone                     01902 321763
  Email                         A.Pollard@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             Wolverhampton Science Park

Module description
The aims of this module are to develop the capability of students to work in multi-disciplinary teams
representative of the situation of a company charged with developing and commercialising a new
product. This module also aims to provide a critical insight to the totality of sustainable new product
development.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1       Individual Critical Report                        25%
     Assessment 2       Group Presentation and Group Report               75%




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   6ET006                   Control Engineering I

     Credit value                20
     Pre-requisites              5ET009 Electro-mechanical Control Systems (or equivalent)
     Co-requisites               None
     Prohibited
     combinations                None
     Module Leader               Dr David Dyke
     Telephone                   01902 323897
     Email                       D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
     Staff Room Number           SC019

   Module description
   This module enables students to develop skills in the analysis and synthesis of systems that contain
   mechanical and electrical/electronic components, and which use embedded microcontrollers as the
   main controlling elements.

   Assessment
        Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
        Assessment 1      Practical Report and Summative Assignment      30%
        Assessment 2      Examination                                    70%




   6ET009                   Integrated Electro-mechanical Design

     Credit value                20
     Pre-requisites              4ET008 Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and either: 5ET007
                                 Electronic Design or 5ET008 Mechanical Design
     Co-requisites               None
     Prohibited
     combinations                None
     Module Leader               Prof Ian Sillitoe
     Telephone                   01902 323820
     Email                       I.Sillitoe@wlv.ac.uk
     Staff Room Number           SC034

   Module description
   The module is designed to enable students to analyse and synthesise systems that contain
   mechanical and electrical/electronic components, and which use embedded microcontrollers as the
   main controlling elements.

   Assessment
        Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
        Assessment 1      Interim Report                                 30%
        Assessment 2      Final Report                                   70%


To progress from level 6 to level 7 you must have achieved grades equivalent to a
                                 2.2 degree award.




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Please note at level 7 each assessment in a module must receive a grade of D5 or
above, in order for a module to be passed.
    7ET003                  Condition Monitoring

      Credit value                 20
      Pre-requisites               6ET002 Signal Processing II, or equivalent
      Co-requisites                None
      Prohibited
      combinations                 None
      Module Leader                A N Lecturer
      Telephone                    01902 321720
      Email                        H.Everett@wlv,ac.uk
      Staff Room Number            SC002

    Module description
    This module aims to enable students to be able to select and apply condition monitoring techniques
    and analysis methods. This module also aims to enable students to be able to specify appropriate
    transducers and select location, orientation and mounting methods with reference to disturbing
    influences including: vibration, oil/debris analysis, noise, acoustic emission and associated signal
    analysis techniques.

    Assessment
         Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
         Assessment 1      Practical Report                                30%
         Assessment 2      Examination                                     70%




    7ET008                  Control Engineering II

      Credit value                 20
      Pre-requisites               6ET006 Control Engineering I, or equivalent
      Co-requisites                None
      Prohibited
      combinations                 None
      Module Leader                Prof Ian Sillitoe
      Telephone                    01902 323820
      Email                        I.Sillitoe@wlv.ac.uk
      Staff Room Number            SC034

    Module description
    The module aims to enable students to apply transfer function identification methods to a broad range
    of systems from within and outside the engineering field. The module also aims to enable students to
    analyse and synthesise control systems which may contain non-linear elements, and to apply state-
    space methods to control system analysis and synthesis.

    Assessment
         Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
         Assessment 1      Coursework                                      30%
         Assessment 2      Examination                                     70%




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7ET011                 Group Project

  Credit value                  40
  Pre-requisites                Successful completion of leve 6 modules contributing to an
                                appropriate BEng (Hons) programme
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone                     01902 322258
  Email                         T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC118

Module description
The module provides an opportunity for the students to work together in a team to develop an
engineering system related to their overall programmes. The project requires comprehensive
synthesis of the students‟ intellectual and investigational abilities and extended self-directed study.
Successful completion of the project will require a team of individuals working closely; each student
will contribute their different experiences and capabilities to the group in solving the problems
encountered in the tasks of the project. Project management, team working, presentation skills and
report writing skills will all be developed, as well as the application of technical knowledge to the
particular problems encountered in the project.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail

                                   Interim report                                10%
                                   Logbook                                       20%
      Assessment 1
                                   Poster                                        10%
                                   Viva                                          10%
      Assessment 2                 Final Report                                  50%




7ET012                 Business Management and Advanced Analytical Methods

  Credit value                  20
  Pre-requisites                None
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone                     01902 322274
  Email                         A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC114

Module description
The module is structured to enable students to attain an in-depth knowledge, understanding and
application of the necessary principles, techniques and practices in the field of business management.
The module also enables students to attain competency in the understanding and use of advanced
analytical methods, in particular those that will be utilised in 7ET013 Robotics – Sensors and Control.
In addition, Business Management will be taught for half the module.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
      Assessment 1        Multiple Assessed Tasks                          50%
      Assessment 2        Examination                                      50%


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7ET013                 Robotics: Sensors and Control

 Credit value                20
 Pre-requisites              None
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited
 combinations                None
 Module Leader               Prof Ian Sillitoe
 Telephone                   01902 323820
 Email                       I.Sillitoe@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           Sc034

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to enable students to analyse and synthesise Robot systems
through a study of sensors, mechanisms, and control engineering.

Assessment

     Description                                                   Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1      Coursework                                 30%
     Assessment 2      Examination                                70%




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University Academic Calendar 2011-12
  Week                UG Modules
                      Sem-based    Year-long
   1     29/08/2011                            2010/11 Graduations
   2     05/09/2011                            2010/11 Graduations
   3     12/09/2011                            UG Welcome Week
   4     19/09/2011   S1 1         Y1
   5     26/09/2011   S1 2         Y2
   6     03/10/2011   S1 3         Y3
   7     10/10/2011   S1 4         Y4
   8     17/10/2011   S1 5         Y5
   9     24/10/2011   S1 6         Y6
   10    31/10/2011   S1 7         Y7
   11    07/11/2011   S1 8         Y8
   12    14/11/2011   S1 9         Y9
   13    21/11/2011   S1 10        Y 10
   14    28/11/2011   S1 11        Y 11
   15    05/12/2011   S1 12        Y 12
   16    12/12/2011   S1 13                    UG Sem 1 Assessment
   17    19/12/2011                            Christmas Holiday
   18    26/12/2011                            Christmas Holiday
   19    02/01/2012                            Christmas Holiday
   20    09/01/2012                Y 13        Assessment UG (mid) Year long
   21    16/01/2012   S1 14        Y 14        UG Welcome(S2) UG Feedback(S1)
   22    23/01/2012   S2 1         Y 15
   23    30/01/2012   S2 2         Y 16
   24    06/02/2012   S2 3         Y 17
   25    13/02/2012   S2 4         Y 18
   26    20/02/2012   S2 5         Y 19
   27    27/02/2012   S2 6         Y 20
   28    05/03/2012   S2 7         Y 21
   29    12/03/2012   S2 8         Y 22
   30    19/03/2012   S2 9         Y 23
   31    26/03/2012   S2 10        Y 24
   32    02/04/2012                            Easter Holiday
   33    09/04/2012                            Easter Holiday
   34    16/04/2012   S2 11        Y 25
   35    23/04/2012                Y 26        Assessment UG Year long
   36    30/04/2012   S2 12
   37    07/05/2012   S2 13                    Assessment UG Sem 2
   38    14/05/2012
   39    21/05/2012
   40    28/05/2012                            UG Assesessment Boards
   41    04/06/2012                            UG Assesessment Boards
   42    11/06/2012                            UG Publication of Results
   43    18/06/2012
   44    25/06/2012
   45    02/07/2012                            Assessment UG Resit
   46    09/07/2012
   47    16/07/2012                            UG Resit Boards
   48    23/07/2012                            UG Publication of Results
   49    30/07/2012
   50    06/08/2012
   51    13/08/2012
   52    20/08/2012
   53    27/08/2012


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  Course Management and Staff Involved with the Course

  Department of Engineering

  Please note e-mails sent to you by University employees will only be sent to your
  @wlv.ac.uk email address; therefore it is important that you regularly monitor your
  University email account.

  Please precede Ext numbers with 01902 32**** when dialling from outside the University.

Telephone          Name                                    Room           Email

Academic Staff
     1720          Alan Davies                               SC002
                                                                          H.Everett@wlv.ac.uk
     3897          Dr David Dyke                             SC019
                                                                          D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
     1720          Dr Brian Griffiths                         SC002
                                                                          H.Everett@wlv.ac.uk
     2706          Prof Kevin Kibble                         SC113
                                                                          K.A.Kibble@wlv.ac.uk
                   Prof Diane Mynors –
     3968                                                    SC018
                   Head of Department                                     D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
     1763          Prof Andrew Pollard                     Science Park
                                                                          A.Pollard@wlv.ac.uk
                   Dr Tarsem Sihra –
     2258
                   Student Support Co-ordinator              SC118        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
     3820          Prof Ian Sillitoe                         SC034
                                                                          I.Sillitoe@wlv.ac.uk
     3904          Dr Mark Stanford                          SC020
                                                                          M.Stanford@wlv.ac.uk
     3829          Dr Chang Wang                             SC117
                                                                          C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
     2274          Dr Ahmad Zakeri                           SC114
                                                                          A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
     3908          Dr Lijuan Zhang                           SC114
                                                                          lijuan.zhang@wlv.ac.uk
                                         Technical Staff
                   Colin Durnall –
                   Technical Resource Manager &
     1721                                                  SC021/SC004    C.C.Durnall@wlv.ac.uk
                   Materials
                   Christopher Chew –
     3967                                                    SC006        C.Chew@wlv.ac.uk
                   Junior Technician
                   Dang Zheng (Sarah) –
                                                                          D.Zheng@wlv.ac.uk
     3834          Electronics and Communications            SC040

     3916          Andrew Jackson – Automotive               SC006
                                                                          A.Jackson3@wlv.ac.uk
     3947          Iain Lyall – CNC Specialist               SC124
                                                                          Iain.lyall@wlv.ac.uk
     1721          Jim Stamps – General Technician           SC021
                                                                          Stampde@wlv.ac.uk
                                         Administration
                   Hayley Everett –
     1720
                   Departmental Administrator                SC002        H.Everett@wlv.ac.uk




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Where to get help with your course
Student Support
If you encounter any issues (personal or academic) the following diagram directs you to the
appropriate department or staff member.



                                                     and Course
                                           Academic & Course
                                              related queries:

                    Study Issues:                Dr David Dyke
                                                 Course Leader
                                                                       General Queries::
               Study Skills Advisor,
               Learning Information
               Study Skills Advisor, LIS                               School Office or
                     Services
                           or                                          Student Office
                   wlv.ac.uk/skills                                     (Here2Help)




          and Employment                                                           Module Related queries:
  Careers & Employment
  Services:                                    Who to Contact
            Services:
                                                                                       Module Leader Tutor
                                                                                      Module Leader or or
    Student Gateway                                                                     Personal Tutor
                                                                                            .




                  Personal Issues:
                                                                                       /
                                                                       Mitigating Circumstances,
                                                                          Enrolment queries,
                  Personal Tutor or                                      Course transfer:
                  Student Gateway
                                                                         Student Office
                                                                           (Here2Help)
                                           Student Support Adviser:

                                             Special Needs Tutor, or
                                            Special Needs Tutor, or
                                            Student Enabling Centre
                                            Student Enabling Centre




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Employability and Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)
What is „Employability‟?
„Employability‟ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your
employment prospects throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton.
Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they
also want to employ individuals who are able to:
   Communicate effectively;
   Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills;
   Solve problems;
   Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing
     situations;
   Be self-confident

How Will You Develop Your Employment Skills?
At the School of Technology we aim to provide you with the opportunity to develop these
through the modules you will be studying. The assessments you do for your modules are
designed to help you develop Subject specific skills through the research you undertake for
the assignments. In addition, they are also designed to help you develop other key skills
such as your written communication skills. Where you have formal presentations, this will
build your self-confidence in addition to helping you develop your skills of verbal
communication. Working as part of a team will develop vital group-work skills. Attending your
classes regularly will further ensure that you have the opportunity to develop other skills.

Throughout your time at the University, you will develop and be able to demonstrate a
number of skills, some of which are listed below:

    Working as part of a group;
    Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills;
    Effective communication;
    Written (via reports etc.);
    Oral (through formal presentations);
    Problem-solving;
    IT skills (which include use of basic packages for word processing, spreadsheets, use
     of email etc.);
    Time management – attending classes, handing in of assignments, planning study time.

You may also be working part-time. The experience you gain within a work environment is a
very worthwhile one and also helps you to develop transferable skills which are valued by
employers.

Industrial Placement Year
If you intend take an industrial placement year we would encourage you to try and find an
appropriate employment opportunity - one that is broadly aligned to your course. To help you
in this process personnel from the Industrial Placements Office, managed by Krystyna Nosek,
post information about opportunities on the Employment and Placement noticeboard at
Telford Campus next to room SC114 http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=25226

You should register your interest in following a placement year whilst you are studying at
level 5.

For students that are unsure if they should consider a placement please see either your
Course Manager or your personal tutor.

Successful completion of an Industrial Placement Year will be recognized within the title of
the degree you are awarded: Mechatronics with Professional Development.


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Career opportunities and Progression for Further Study
A qualification in Mechatronics provides career opportunities in a broad spectrum of
industries, as well as offering a gateway to all levels in the education sector. Mechatronics
graduates have followed career paths as diverse as research and development within
aerospace companies through to secondary school teaching. In the contemporary industrial
environment, the approach to problem solving, design, and research and development
activities is to form multidisciplinary teams, thereby ensuring that all avenues are explored
and evaluated. The Mechatronics engineer is well placed in this structure, since the ethos of
the subject is broad based.

The course enables graduates to attain management positions, with significant levels of
responsibility within a relatively short time.

Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree,
MPhil/PhD, within the Department.

The transferable skills gained during the course, including: project management, group
working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in non-technical
fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.




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Health and Safety issues

School of Technology

Health and Safety

School of Technology operates over two university campuses – City Campus and Telford
Campus, but also delivers teaching in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Qatar and Biarritz
in France. It also has staff offices at the Wolverhampton Science Park and in Central
Birmingham.

The management of Health and Safety across the School has been devolved to the School
Health and Safety committee, which is chaired by the Dean of School and the members are
representative of its staff and students. The day-to-day responsibility for Health and Safety in
the School lies with its three Technical Resource Managers.

Each year the School is required to report on the following issues: Codes of Practice; Risk
assessments; Fire Risk Assessment; First Aid; Occupational Health; Portable Appliance
Testing; In-house inspection; Health and Safety Needs Analysis; Fire Marshalling;
Dissemination; H&S Training; and Accidents.

The School works closely with the Department of Risk, Safety and Health to ensure its
practices align with the University‟s policies and guidelines. Staff and Students alike should
familiarise themselves with these policies and adhere to the guidelines provided by visiting
the Department of Risk, Safety and Health‟s website.

All students studying at Telford Campus with the Department of Engineering may only
enter workshops and laboratories under instruction and will comply with the
instructions provided by the member of staff. Failure to do so could result in you not
being allowed to complete your course.




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       School Charter for Students
                School of Technology Student Code for Behaviour and Attendance

We ask that all students in School of Technology:
   o    Attend regularly and punctually.
   o    Inform the School Office if you are unable to attend your lectures.
   o    If you are unable to attend, make arrangements with fellow students to collect/copy
        handouts and lecture notes.
   o    Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students.
   o    Ensure you understand the requirements of your Course.
   o    Ensure you understand the requirements of each module you are studying (sessions
        to attend, assessment procedures, exam procedures).
   o    Respect and abide by the University Regulations, e.g. Equal Opportunities Policy, ID
        Cards, quiet areas.
   o    Bring all necessary equipment to classes/workshops.
   o    Give in assessments on time (or they will not be marked).
   o    Switch off mobile phones when in class.
   o    Do not come to the University if you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
   o    Behave considerately in lectures, listen attentively and participate in class activities.
   o    Keep your tutor informed if you have personal problems that affect your work; if
        these problems make it necessary to seek extensions, to do so before the deadline.
   o    Use the advertised times (or make an appointment by email) to seek advice from
        your tutors/lecturers.
   o    Confirm your course of study when asked to do so.
   o    Seek approval for and record any change of course within the deadlines.
   o    Inform the Student Office (Here to Help) and Finance if your address or other contact
        details change.




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Academic Misconduct

The University considers seriously all acts of academic misconduct, which by
definition are dishonest and in direct opposition to the values of a learning
community. Academic misconduct, if not challenged, will ultimately devalue academic
standards and honest effort on the part of students.

Defining Academic Misconduct
Cheating
Cheating is defined as any attempt to gain unfair advantage in an assessment by dishonest
means, and includes, for example, all breaches of examination room rules, impersonating
another student, falsifying data, and obtaining an examination paper in advance of its
authorised release.

This is not an exhaustive list and other common examples of cheating would include –
  Being in possession of “crib notes” during an examination;
  Copying from the work of another student;
  Prohibited communication during an examination;
  Acts of plagiarism or collusion as defined below.

Collusion
Collusion is when two or more people combine to produce a piece of work for assessment
that is passed off as the work of one student alone. The work may be so alike in content,
wording and structure that the similarity goes beyond what might have been coincidence.
For example – where one student has copied the work of another, or where a joint effort has
taken place in producing what should have been an individual effort.

Collusion should not be confused with the normal situation in which students learn from one
another, sharing ideas and group work to complete assignments (where this is specifically
authorised).

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. This
includes incorporating either unattributed direct quotation(s) or substantial paraphrasing from
the work of another/others. It is important to cite all sources whose work has been drawn on
and reference them fully in accordance with the referencing standard used in each academic
school. See section on Referencing

The most common forms of plagiarism are –
  Cut or copied and pasted materials from websites;
  Copying the work of another student (past or present) including essays available
     through “essay bank” websites – or other data;
  Copying material from a text book or journal.

Students may go to great lengths to disguise the source reference they have been consulting
in contributing to an assignment – without understanding that with proper referencing this is
entirely acceptable.

Support for Students
The University, through its academic staff, will be both sympathetic and supportive in
preventing plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.

A variety of support mechanisms are in place to help students succeed and avoid academic
misconduct.
  Visit our study skills support website at www.wlv.ac.uk/skills See the section on
     tackling academic misconduct.

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    Download the Students' Union guide to Avoiding Academic Misconduct ("Read, Write,
     Pass") - available from the same webpages.
    Book an appointment to see a study skills adviser - through the Learning Centres.
    Speak to your personal tutor or module leader.
    There is help available if you need it. The University caught and prosecuted 500 cases
     of Academic Misconduct last year - it is better to do the work than think you can get
     away with cheating - the penalties are severe...

Penalties
Where an offence is admitted, or a panel decides that cheating, plagiarism or collusion has
occurred, a penalty will be imposed. The severity of the penalty will vary according to the
nature of the offence and the level of study. Penalties will range from failure of the
assignment under investigation to a restriction of the award a student may ultimately achieve
or a requirement to leave the University.

Full details about the University's policy on Academic Misconduct and regulations and
procedures for the investigation of academic misconduct are available at our website:
www.wlv.ac.uk/polsregs




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Referencing
All the information you use comes from somewhere; it must be clear to the reader where
everything has originated, e.g., your data and calculations, your interpretation of those
results, someone else's results or opinions etc.

References must be included to:

 a.      Support a statement, making it clear that the statement, if not based on evidence
         you have presented, is based on someone else's evidence.

 b.      Show how your work relates to that of others, demonstrating that by knowledge of
         other work, you have used existing knowledge and not duplicated the work of
         others.

 c.      Allow readers of the report to find out more information by accessing the sources
         to which you refer.

 d.      Acknowledge your sources, thus not claiming others' ideas or words are your own.


 All references given in the text should appear in the References section. References
 should not appear in this section unless they have appeared in the text.

 You must give the following information, in the following order for each source type:
 example of the layout of the information is shown at the end of this section.

 Journal article
        author(s)
        year of publication (in brackets)
        title of article
        name or journal (italics or underlined)
        volume number (bold)
        issue number (in brackets, if present)
        page numbers (e.g., 24-34)

 Book
         author(s)
         year of publication (in brackets)
         title of book (italic or underlined)
         edition (if appropriate)
         publisher
         chapter and/or page numbers (e.g., Ch 4, 5 & 6)

 Contribution in Book
        author(s) of contribution
        year of publication (in brackets)
        title of contribution, followed by 'In:'
        editor(s) of book
        title of book (italic or underlined)
        edition (if appropriate)
        publisher
        chapter and/or page numbers

 Paper in Conference Proceedings
        author(s) of paper
        year of publication (in brackets)
        title of paper, followed by 'In:'
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         title of conference proceedings (italic or underlined)
         volume number (bold) or volume title
         location of conference
         page numbers

Report (NB: make clear if this is confidential company report not generally available)
       author(s) (use institution/company if report does not have any specific author(s)
      credited)
      year of publication (in brackets)
      title (italic or underlined)
      serial number
      institution
      chapter and/or page numbers

Thesis
         author
         year of publication (in brackets)
         title (italic or underlined)
         degree for which submitted
         institution, town and country if needed
         chapter and/or page numbers

Private Communication
       (i.e., a verbal or preferably written statement made to you, not generally available for
       public reference, by someone with acknowledged expertise in the subject - TO BE
       USED SPARINGLY)
       author
       year when given (in brackets)
       official position of author
       affiliation of author (company or institution, town and country if needed)

Websites
      Name of page for example University of Wolverhampton Home page
      Address of page: www.wlv.ac.uk
      Date last accessed: 4 July 2008.

NOTE – do not put the web address in the document text.

Harvard Referencing System

http://www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/harvard

References in the text should appear as the author's name and year of publication in
brackets, immediately following the information to which they refer, e.g.:
    Composite plates with cutouts are extensively used in many mechanical structures, the
    presence of a cutout complicates the stress distribution in the plate (Anil, Upadhyay
    and Ivengar, 2007). An attempt has been made to incorporate the effect of prebuckled
    stress on the stability analysis of moderately thick/very thick composite laminated
    plates…’’

Then in the references section, in alphabetical order would appear:

Anil, V., Upadhyay, C.S., and Iyengar, N.G.R. (2007) Stability analysis of composite
laminate with and without rectangular cutout under biaxial loading.
Composite Structures, 80, pp. 92-114.

The chronological reference system can also be used. In any assignment only use one
method.

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External Examiner Reports
In accordance with the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE), the
University is required to make arrangements for External Examiner Reports to be published
to students.

The External Examiner Reports relating to this programme will be made available to
students by the Department of Engineering in a separate WOLF topic. Details of the WOLF
topic are available from the Departmental Secretary, the Course Manager or your Personal
Tutor. Each Report should be published together with the School‟s response to the
External Examiner.

The Reports will remain available on WOLF until the following year‟s Reports are available,
at which point they will be removed from WOLF and replaced with the new Reports.




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