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									A GUIDE TO YOUR COURSE

Section 1: Course Specific Information

About this guide
Welcome
About the Course
Course Structure
Module Descriptions
Course Management
Staff Involved with the Programme
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Health and Safety Issues
Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)
Career Opportunities and Future Study
Academic Regulations
Additional Information specific to your course

Section 2: School Specific Information

School Charter for Students
Where to get help with your course
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
Learning, Teaching & Assessment




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                 Section 1: Course Specific Information
About this guide
This Course Guide will help you plan your Mechatronics Engineering course. It tells you
which modules you must study and pass, and lists the optional ones, which contribute to your
award. The Guide also offers you brief descriptions of each module, including general
information about assessment tasks, and an overview of how the Course can be used for
future career choices.

You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student
Handbook; the University’s Principles and Regulations; and, if you are studying a Joint award
the Course Guide of the subject that forms the other part of your named award. 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.

Obviously even in a document like this we have not covered every query and problem that
you might have about the course. If you find that there is something you need to know,
please do not hesitate to approach Dr Colin Morgan. You can also consult the University’s
Student Support and Guidance Services 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
 future reference:
                                       SC002
 Your local     Academic     School
                                       Telford Campus
 Office is:
                                       01902 321720
                                       Student Union Office
 Your Student Office is:               Telford Campus
                                       01902 323980

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 BEng (Hons) Mechatronics

On behalf of all the members of the School of Engineering and the Built Environment
(SEBE), and in particular the Engineering and Technology staff, I would like to take this early
opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you.
Your Mechatronics Course is one of many awards run by SEBE which has itself established
an excellent reputation for high academic quality, friendliness and for its supportive network
of counsellors. Advice and support can be sought not only from your Academic Counsellor
but also from Course Managers and Module Leaders. However, we believe it is important
that you also play your part in the operation and development of your chosen path. 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’s operation and/or the student
experience here at SEBE. In practice, you will have the opportunity to do this through the
process of student representation at the Staff / Student Liaison Meetings during each
semester.
The aim of the scheme 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 and Technology 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 at the Telford Campus means that students have the opportunity to
gain experience using industry standard equipment, supported by state-of-the-art computing
hardware and software packages.

I wish you every success in your studies and trust that your time at the School of
Engineering and the Built Environment will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

 Colin Morgan
 Course Manager: BEng (Hons) Mechatronics




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About the Course

BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering may be studied as a Specialist subject and this
Guide outlines the modules that are available, teaching and learning styles and assessment
tasks. If there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact Colin Morgan, Course
Manager, Mechatronics Engineering.

The degree programme aims to:

        Provide students with the in-depth knowledge needed to assess and apply multi-
         disciplinary Mechatronics solutions to problem-solving in the industrial environment.
        Develop skills in the application of contemporary industry standard software packages
         to the analysis, synthesis and design of engineering systems.
        Ensure students become familiar with modern engineering practice, through practical
         work conducted on contemporary computer-based equipment.
        Produce responsible engineers who appreciate the potential impact of engineering
         systems on society and the environment


Through your course of study you will have the opportunity to:

         Undertake project work on a topic that is current and relevant to engineering industry.
         Design and implement microelectronic control for electro-mechanical systems.
         Use a range of computer packages for the solution of diverse problems in design, for
          example: MPLAB Integrated Design Environment for microcontroller systems, and
          Control Systems Design using Matlab.

These are achieved through the study of:

         Microelectronic Technology
         Microcontroller programming and interfacing
         Control system analysis and synthesis
         Mechanical Engineering Technology
         Engineering software applications
         Industrial and Professional Ethics




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 Course Structure for the BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Specialist Degree

                                               UG Academic Regulations
               (This section does not apply to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and RN/DipHE.)
Students studying Specialist Programmes will study:
   Between 60 & 90 credits of core/core option per level
   Students must be given a choice to include 30 credits of elective per level (except where statutory or professional
    body requirements state otherwise)
   Students must study 120 credits in total per level

                         NB All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise in brackets.

                              Semester One                                                   Semester Two

                 You must study and pass:                                       You must study and pass:
    Level 1      EB1003 Engineering Mathematics                   Core          EB1101 Engineering Analysis
                 EB1005 Circuit Analysis                                        MA1102 Materials Technology
                 CN1077 Communication and Key Skills                            MA1001 Engineering Practice


                                                                 Elective       MA1007 Product Technology
                                                                                EB1004 Analogue Electronics


                 EB1006 Digital Electronics and
                                                            Recommended
                 Microcontrollers
                                                               Elective
                 ET1002 Engineering Design and CAD 1




                 You must study and pass:                                       You must study and pass:
                 ET2002 Engineering Numerical                                   EB2005 Electronic Systems
    Level 2      Methods                                          Core          EB2202 Engineering Systems 2
                 EB2000 Industrial Control Systems                              EB2203 Engineering Analysis 2
                 MA2016 Engineering Management

                                                                                EB2200 Thermodynamics and Fluid
                 MA2020 Automotive Systems                       Elective       Systems


                                                                                MA2019 Industrial and Professional
                                                            Recommended
                                                                                Ethics
                                                               Elective
                                                                                ET2004 Engineering Design and CAD 2




                 You must study and pass:
    Level 3      EB3303 Project (30 credits)


                 You must study and pass:                                       You must study and pass:
                 EB3001 Reliability of Systems                    Core          ET3006 Innovation and Enterprise
                 AT3010 Industrial Control Systems                              EB3304 Engineering Systems 3


                                                            Elective

                 AT3000 Telematics                                              EB3003 Industrial Networks
                                                                                ET3003 Advanced FEA Applications
                                                                                MA3016 Concurrent Engineering




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Module Descriptions

       MA1001                  Engineering Practice

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         None
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited
  combinations           None
  Module Leader          Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone              01902 322258
  Email                  T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC118

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to examine the principles and capabilities of basic workshop
practice and the resulting links between dimensional and surface integrity, mechanical properties and
service performance.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
               1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Assignment                            50%
                       Element 2: Logbook                               50%




       EB1003                 Engineering Mathematics

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         None
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited
  combinations           None
  Module Leader          Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone              01902 322274
  Email                  A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC114

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

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
               1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Assignment                            50%
                       Element 2: Assignment                            50%




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       EB1001                 Introduction to Electronics

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         None
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited
  combinations           None
  Module Leader          David Dyke
  Telephone              01902 323897
  Email                  D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC019

Module description
The principle aim of this module is to introduce the fundamental concepts needed to understand the
operation of electrical / electronic circuits and develop an understanding of digital circuits.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
               1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Lab Report                                       50%
                       Element 2: Lab Manual                                       50%




       CN1077                 Communication and Key Skills

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         None
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited
  combinations           None
  Module Leader          Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone              01902 322258
  Email                  T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC118

Module description
The module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of various methods of communication used
in business and industrial environments, e.g. written reports, business meetings and presentations.
Provide a basic understanding of drawing principles and uses, essential for the industry. Develop
study skills at a level appropriate to use within a HEI. Introduce students to the concepts of Personal
Development Planning and to develop the skills necessary to succeed on the programme and in future
career development.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
               1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Presentation                                     30%
                       Element 2: Portfolio                                        70%



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     EB1005                   Circuit Analysis

       Credit value                  15
       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. Particular emphasis is on the analysis of the response of circuits to varying input
     signals and the effect of frequency.

     Assessment
          Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                            1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                                  Element 1: Lab Report                             50%
                                  Element 2: Assignment                             50%



     ET1002                   Engineering Design and CAD 1

       Credit value                  15
       Pre-requisites                None
       Co-requisites                 None
       Prohibited
       combinations                  None
       Module Leader                 Dr Ilias Oraifige
       Telephone                     01902 323807
       Email                         I.A.Oraifige@wlv.ac.uk
       Staff Room Number             SC120

     Module description

The module aims to:
    Introduce the taxonomy of design.
    Establish the basic principles of design methodology.
    Apply systematic approaches for engineering systems design.
    Establish the basic principles of computer aided design tools.
    Provide experience of engineering systems design at the concept stage.

     Assessment
          Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                          1 Component made up 2 elements:
                            Element 1: Design Project                               50%
                            Element 2: Design Project                               50%




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       MA1102                 Materials Technology 1

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         None
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited
  combinations           None
  Module Leader          Kevin Kibble
  Telephone              01902 322706
  Email                  K.A.Kibble@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC113

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
               1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Practical investigation                           50%
                       Element 2: Phase test                                        50%




       MA1007                 Product Technology 1

  Credit value            15
  Pre-requisites          None
  Co-requisites           None
  Prohibited
  combinations            None
  Module Leader          Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone              01902 322274
  Email                  A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC114

Module description
Provide an overview of the basic technical processes used in manufacturing industry, their capabilities
and limitations, and introduce the concept of quality control, manufacturing costs, and production
planning systems within the manufacturing industry. It also provides an introduction to Virtual Reality
(VR), and its applications within today’s industry.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
               1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Individual assignment                             40%
                       Element 2: Group assignment & presentation                   60%




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       EB1006                  Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers

  Credit value            15
  Pre-requisites          None
  Co-requisites           None
  Prohibited
  combinations            None
  Module Leader           Colin Morgan
  Telephone               01902 323875
  Email                   C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number       SC117

Module description
This introduces the different types of logic gates and memory circuits available and examines the
concept of sequential logic. In addition the use of microcontrollers in conjunction with logic circuits and
how they are programmed is examined.


Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
                1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                        Element 1: Practical Laboratory Report                        25%
                        Element 2: Structured Assignment                              75%



       EB1004                  Analogue Electronics

  Credit value            15
  Pre-requisites          None
  Co-requisites           None
  Prohibited              None
  combinations
  Module Leader           David Dyke
  Telephone               01902 323897
  Email                   D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number       SC019

Module description
This introduces the different types of active electronic components, from the materials that the devices
are constructed from through to their operation and how they are used in a variety of different circuits.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
                1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                        Element 1: Lab report                                         25%
                        Element 2: Assignment                                         75%




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ET2002                   Engineering Numerical Methods

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                EB1003 Engineering Mathematics
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Chang Wang
  Telephone                     01902 323829
  Email                         C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC115

Module description
This module is focused towards further developing the mathematical skills required for the analytical
and numerical solution of problems in Engineering Systems and Engineering Mechanics. It extends
the student’s knowledge of using statistical methods to model problems and data.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                     2 Components made up of 3 elements
                     Component 1:                                                      50%
                       Element 1: Assignment 1                                         25%
                       Element 2: Assignment 2                                         25%
                     Component 2:                                                      50%
                       Element 3: End of semester examination




EB2000                   Industrial Control Systems 1

  Credit value                  15
  Pre-requisites                EB1100 Engineering Systems 1
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited
  combinations                  None
  Module Leader                 Dr Ilias Oraifige
  Telephone                     01902 323807
  Email                         I.A.Oraifige@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             SC115

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to introduce electro hydraulic machine systems engineering
covering a broad spectrum of devices and control systems and methodologies used in a machine
system environment of a manufacturing system.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                     2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                     Component 1:                                                      40%
                       Element 1: Assignment 1                                         20%
                       Element 2: Assignment 2                                         20%
                     Component 2:
                       Element 3: End of semester examination                          60%




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       MA2016                  Engineering Management

  Credit value            15
  Pre-requisites          None
  Co-requisites           None
  Prohibited
  combinations            None
  Module Leader          Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone              01902 322274
  Email                  A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC114

Module description
Provide an appreciation of the important role professional engineers play in industrial and engineering
organizations, and to address the relevant aspects which professional engineers must understand
including the principles of management, Total Quality Management (TQM), the law and consumer
protection, company formation, financial management, contracts and responsibilities connected with
employment.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
               1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Assignment                                       40%
                       Element 2: Examination                                      60%



       EB2005                 Electronic Systems

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         EB1001 Introductory Electronics
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited
  combinations           None
  Module Leader          Colin Morgan
  Telephone              01902 323875
  Email                  C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC117

Module description
This module investigates the characteristics of analogue and digital electronic devices and examines
how these may be used in elementary control applications. Emphasis is on the application of
programmable devices.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
               2 Components made up of 3 elements.
               Component 1                                                         50%
                       Element 1: Assignment                                       25%
                       Element 2: Assignment                                       25%
               Component 2                                                         50%

               Element 1: Examination




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       EB2202                Engineering Systems 2

 Credit value           15
 Pre-requisites         EB1100 Engineering Systems 1 OR EB1101 Engineering Analysis 1
 Co-requisites          None
 Prohibited
 combinations           None
 Module Leader          Tarsem Sihra
 Telephone              01902 322258
 Email                  T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number      SC118

Module description
To present contemporary methods of analysing, synthesising and simulating engineering systems. To
investigate the time and frequency domain responses of feedback control systems.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
              1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                      Element 1: Lab practical                                  50%
                      Element 2: Examination                                    50%



EB2203                  Engineering Analysis 2

 Credit value                 15
 Pre-requisites               EB1101 Engineering Analysis 1
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited
 combinations                 None
 Module Leader                Dr Chang Wang
 Telephone                    01902 323829
 Email                        C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            SC115

Module description
The module aims to provide an understanding of the structural requirements of a mechanical system
and the analytical methods available to the designer in ensuring that it will function correctly.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
                    1 Component made up of 3 elements:
                    Component 1                                                    40%
                      Element 1: Assignment 1                                      20%
                      Element 2: Assignment 2                                      20%
                    Component 2                                                    60%
                      Element 3: End of semester examination




MA2020                  Automotive Systems Engineering



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  Credit value                15
  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 module is aimed at developing the topics learned in Introductory Electronics in relation to
Automotive Systems. It develops the knowledge into electrical components used in vehicles. It covers
automotive sensors, actuators and instrumentation. It also introduces the students to the ideas of
systems engineering methodology thereby facilitating the definition, development and integration of
vehicle systems.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
                     2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                     Component 1                                                    50%
                       Element 1: Assignment 1                                      25%
                       Element 2: Assignment 2                                      25%
                     Component 2                                                    50%
                       Element 3: End of semester examination




       EB2200                Thermodynamics and Fluid Systems

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         ET1003 Engineering Mathematics
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited
  combinations           None
  Module Leader          Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone              01902 322258
  Email                  T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC118

Module description
This module is to provide an understanding of fundamental thermodynamic principles and demonstrate
their application to engineering systems.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
               1 Component made up 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Coursework                                     50%
                       Element 2: End of semester examination                    50%




       MA2019                Industrial and Professional Ethics



                                             15
        Credit value             15
        Pre-requisites           Level one completion
        Co-requisites            None
        Prohibited
        combinations             None
        Module Leader            James Girdwood
        Telephone                01902 322903
        Email                    J.Girdwood@wlv.ac.uk
        Staff Room Number        Chaplaincy

      Module description
The module aims to explore the relevance of values and ethical decision making as an integral part of the
industrialist’s task.

      Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
                        1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                               Element 1: Essay                                          50%
                               Element 2: Case Study Analysis                            50%




             ET2004                   Engineering Design & CAD 2


       Credit value              15
       Pre-requisites            MA1001 Engineering Practice
       Co-requisites             None
       Prohibited                ET2003 Computer Aided Design and Development 2
       combinations
       Module Leader             Ilias Oraifige
       Telephone                 01902 323807
       Email                     I.A.Oraifige@wlv.ac.uk
       Staff Room Number         SC115

      Module description
      Further develop the principles of design methodology by the application of systematic approaches for
      engineering design and development. Use computer aided design tools in the creation, development,
      synthesis and communication of design solutions and provide experience of engineering design at the
      detail stage.

      Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
                        1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                               Element 1: Design Project                                 50%
                               Element 2: Design Project                                 50%




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        EB3303                     Project

  Credit value              30
  Pre-requisites            None
  Co-requisites             None
  Prohibited                None
  combinations
  Module Leader             Chang Wang
  Telephone                 01902 323829
  Email                     C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number         SC115

Module description
To provide an opportunity for the student to tackle a problem, related to his/her overall programme,
which will require a comprehensive synthesis of the student's intellectual, investigational ability and
extended self directed study.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
                  1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                  Element 1: Project report                                           85%
                  Element 2: Interview                                                15%



       EB3001                    Reliability of Systems

  Credit value              15
  Pre-requisites            None
  Co-requisites             None
  Prohibited                None
  combinations
  Module Leader             David Dyke
  Telephone                 01902 323897
  Email                     D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number         SC019

Module description
Investigate appropriate methods for assessing reliability for a range of engineering systems. Assess
the effects of parameter variation on system reliability, thereby identifying potential methods of
improving this aspect of system performance.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
                  1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                          Element 1: Assignment                                       30%
                          Element 2: End of semester examination                      70%




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       AT3010                  Industrial Control Systems 2

 Credit value             15
 Pre-requisites           EB1001 Introduction to Electronics
                          EB2000 Industrial Control Systems 1
 Co-requisites            None
 Prohibited               None
 combinations
 Module Leader            Ahmad Zakeri
 Telephone                01902 322274
 Email                    A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number        SC114

Module description
Select and apply appropriate microelectronic technology in a real-time electro-mechanical system
control environment. Develop hardware and software-interfacing skills to implement real-time
embedded control applications. Select and implement appropriate low-volume data communication
protocols for distributed control applications.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
                 1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                        Element 1: Individual assignment                       30%
                        Element 2: Group assignment                            70%




       ET3006                  Innovation and Enterprise

 Credit value             15
 Pre-requisites           ET2005 Management Studies
 Co-requisites            None
 Prohibited               None
 combinations
 Module Leader            Ilias Oraifige
 Telephone                01902 323807
 Email                    I.A.Oraifige@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number        SC115

Module description
Enable students to work in multi-disciplinary teams to set up a company to design, develop,
manufacture and market a product. Provide a critical insight to the totality of new product
development. Create opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
                 1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                        Element 1: Group report and presentation               75%
                        Element 2: Individual critical evaluation              25%




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EB3304                  Engineering Systems 3

 Credit value                  15
 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
The module aims to gain an understanding of contemporary approaches to the analysis and design of
systems containing mechanical and electronic elements.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
                    2 Components made up of 3 elements:
                    Component 1                                                   50%
                      Element 1: Assignment 1                                     25%
                      Element 2: Assignment 2                                     25%
                    Component 2                                                   50%
                      Element 3: End of semester examination




       AT3000                Telematics

 Credit value           15
 Pre-requisites         None
 Co-requisites          None
 Prohibited             None
 combinations
 Module Leader          Ahmad Zakeri
 Telephone              01902 322274
 Email                  A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number      SC114

Module description
To gain an understanding of contemporary approaches to the analysis and design of vehicle
electronics and telematics systems.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
              2 Components made up of 3 elements.
              Component 1                                                      50%
                      Element 1: Assignment 1                                  25%
                      Element 2: Assignment 2                                  25%
              Component 2                                                      50%

              Element 1: End of semester examination




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       EB3003                Industrial Networks

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         EB2202 Engineering Systems 2
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited             None
  combinations
  Module Leader          Ahmad Zakeri
  Telephone              01902 322274
  Email                  A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      SC114

Module description
The module aims to introduce a range of data communication systems and computer networking
technologies to include the needs of modern factory automation.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
               2 Components made up of 3 elements.
               Component 1                                                        50%
                       Element 1: Assignment 1                                    25%
                       Element 2: Assignment 2                                    25%
               Component 2                                                        50%
                       Element 1: End of semester examination



ET3003                   Advanced FEA Applications

  Credit value                  15
  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             SC115

Module description
Extend the students knowledge of finite element modelling techniques to more complex applications in
component and product analysis. Integrate computer-aided design with performance analysis and
behaviour simulation. Apply these advanced techniques to synthesise innovative designs of
engineering systems. Critically appraise the role of FEA in an integrated product development
process.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
                     1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                       Element 1: Case Study                                40%
                       Element 2: Project                                   60%




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 MA3016                    Concurrent Engineering

   Credit value                  15
   Pre-requisites                None
   Co-requisites                 None
   Prohibited
   combinations                  None
   Module Leader                 Dr Tahar Laoui
   Telephone                     01902 322269
   Email                         T.Laoui@wlv.ac.uk
   Staff Room Number             SC114

 Module description
 Provide understanding and knowledge of the principles of Concurrent Engineering (CE). This includes
 the use of associated CE tools and methods in order to develop a customer-oriented approach to New
 Product Introduction and Development (NPI/D). The aim is to deliver a customer focused product in
 term of innovation, customisation, quality, competitive price, and with consideration for sustainable and
 environmental factors.

 Assessment
      Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
                       1 Component made up of 2 elements:
                         Element 1: Group project                                50%
                         Element 2: Assignment                                   50%




 Course Management

ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DEPT (EAT)

Staff Involved with the Programme
Please precede Ext numbers with 01902 32**** when dialling from outside the university

    Telephone       Name                                Room         Email

    3897            Dr David Dyke                       SC019        D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk
    3820            Dr Fiona Berryman                   SC019        F.Berryman@wlv.ac.uk
    2706            Dr Kevin Kibble                     SC113        K.A.Kibble@wlv.ac.uk
    2269            Dr Tahar Laoui                      SC114        T.Laoui@wlv.ac.uk
    3875            Dr Colin Morgan                     SC117        C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk
                    Prof. Diane Mynors –
    3968            Head of Department                  SC018        D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk
    1796            Ilias Oraifige                      SC115        I.A.Oraifige@wlv.ac.uk
                    Dr Tarsem Sihra –
    2258            Student Support Co-ordinator        SC118        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
    3904            Mark Stanford                       SC020        M.Stanford@wlv.ac.uk
    3829            Dr Chang Wang                       SC115        C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk
    2274            Dr Ahmad Zakeri                     SC114        A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
                    Hayley Everett –
    1720            Departmental Secretary              SC002        H.Everett@wlv.ac.uk




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             Staff Involved with the Programme
Name                           Telephone   Room         Email                    Area of Expertise / Interest

Dr Fiona Berryman                3820      SC019        F.Berryman@wlv.ac.uk        Bio Engineering Applications
                                                                                    Digital Signal Analysis
Rev Jim Girdwood                 2903      Chaplaincy   J.Girdwood@wlv.ac.uk        Ethics
                                                                                    Mathematics
                                                                                    Religious Studies
                                                                                    Theology
Dr David Dyke                    3897      SC019        D.W.Dyke@wlv.ac.uk          Electronics
                                                                                    Telecommunications
Dr Kevin Kibble                  2706      SC113        K.A.Kibble@wlv.ac.uk        Engineering Materials
                                                                                    Quality Assurance
                                                                                    Electron Microscopy
Dr Tahar Laoui                   2269      SC114        T.Laoui@wlv.ac.uk           Engineering Materials
                                                                                    Powder Metallurgy
                                                                                    Rapid Prototyping
                                                                                    Rapid Manufacturing
                                                                                    Materials Characterisation
                                                                                    Nanomaterials
Dr Colin Morgan                  3875      SC117        C.Morgan@wlv.ac.uk          Engineering Systems
                                                                                    Micro Electronics
Prof. Diane Mynors –                                                                Manufacturing
Head of Department               3968      SC018        D.J.Mynors@wlv.ac.uk        Process Simulation
Ilias Oraifige                   1796      SC115        I.A.Oraifige@wlv.ac.uk      Automation
                                                                                    Production Systems Simulation
                                                                                    Interactive Product
                                                                                     Development
                                                                                    New Product Development
                                                                                    Virtual Reality
                                                                                    2D / 3D Modelling & Design
                                                                                     Analysis
Dr Tarsem Sihra –                                                                   Student Liaison Officer
Student Support Co-ordinator     2258      SC118        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk           Special Needs Tutor
                                                                                    Mechanical Engineering
                                                                                    Automotive Systems
Mark Stanford                    3904      SC020        M.Stanford@wlv.ac.uk        CAD_CAM
                                                                                    Metal Cutting
                                                                                    CNC Machining
                                                                                    Prototyping
                                                                                    Metal Sintering
                                                                                    E-manufacture
Dr Chang Jan Wang                3829      SC115        C.J.Wang@wlv.ac.uk          Finite Element Analysis
                                                                                    Bio Medical Engineering
                                                                                     Applications
                                                                                    Structural Analysis
                                                                                    Numerical Analysis
                                                                                    Computational Fluid
                                                                                     Applications
Dr Ahmad Zakeri                  2274      SC114        A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk         Virtual modelling and
                                                                                     Simulation (of Products,
                                                                                     Processes and Manufacturing
                                                                                     Systems Layout)
                                                                                    Virtual Robotic Applications-
                                                                                     Programming and cell design.
                                                                                    Production Engineering/
                                                                                     Management (Lean/JIT/Cell
                                                                                     Simulation/ Evaluation)
                                                                                    Automation/ Computer control.
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Health & Safety issues

The management of Health and Safety across the School has been devolved to the School
Health and Safety committee, which is chaired by an Associate Dean 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 & 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.

http://asp.wlv.ac.uk/Level2.asp?UserType=6&Subsection=23




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Employability & 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 School of Engineering and the Built Environment 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 on time
    Handing in your assignments by the deadline date

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 key skills. This is another good way of
developing skills which are valued by employers.




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Career opportunities and Future Study

Traditionally, Mechatronics graduates find rewarding careers in branches of industry where a
multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving is required. Mechatronics Engineers are
valuable members of multi-disciplinary design teams since their experience covers a broad
spectrum of Engineering. Typically, students may choose careers in engineering system
analysis/synthesis/design in the aerospace, automotive, energy, international transport and
petrochemical industries. In addition to the traditional career patterns, Mechatronics
graduates are much in demand in the financial, banking, accountancy, computing, and
consulting sectors, due to the analytic and problem-solving skills and the high level of
numeracy that they acquire during the course of their studies. The Mechatronics programme
delivered at the University of Wolverhampton recognises the contribution of microelectronic
technology to contemporary Engineering Systems, consequently our graduates are well
equipped to apply this technology in a wide range of real-time measurement, communication
and control applications.

The BEng (Hons) Mechatronics degree is a gateway to higher degree study. Graduates may
choose from a wide range of taught courses at Masters level, or may prefer to embark on a
research-based MPhil/PhD programme. Whichever route is chosen, it may be studied either
on a full-time or a part-time basis, the latter being most appropriate for those individuals who
wish to obtain a higher academic qualification whilst following a full-time career.




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Academic Regulations

This course adheres to the University’s academic regulations for students undertaking an
undergraduate degree, commencing after October 2002. A full version of these regulations
can be found on the University web site: www.wlv.ac.uk. These regulations govern your
course and will be binding on you. It is, therefore, important that you read and become
familiar with them.




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     Additional Information specific to your course




                                   SEBE
                        School of Engineering and the Built Environment
        The Centre of Excellence for Construction, Design and Technology Education in the West Midlands




ATTENDANCE POLICY


The University wants all students to achieve their best performance. It offers students carefully
prepared learning experiences that will enable them to meet the learning outcomes of their
modules. The School believes students will perform best if they regularly attend and participate in
these learning experiences; students should not be concentrating solely on the completion of
assessment tasks. It therefore expects all students to participate fully in the learning experience.
Where students are unable to attend for good reason (e.g. illness, hospital appointment,
unavoidable work commitments, religious festivals etc) they are required to discuss this with their
tutor who will make reasonable efforts to provide alternative arrangements. Where students do not
attend they cannot expect their tutor to devote additional time and resources to their learning. If
students are unhappy with the learning experiences provided they should make their views known
through the normal channels.

The School, particularly on level 1 modules, keeps records of attendance at taught sessions and
students who do not attend regularly may be contacted to establish if there are any issues that
need resolving. Students are encouraged to discuss any non-attendance with either their module
leader or personal tutor, both of whom may be reached either directly (e.g. in person, email and
telephone) or via a message left with the School office.



Prof. P. Olomolaiye

Dean of School

February 2005




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                       Section 2: School Specific Information

       School Charter for Students

                        SEBE Student Code for Behaviour and Attendance

We ask that all students in SEBE:
   o    Attend regularly and punctually
   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 award/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 programme of study when asked to do so
   o    Seek approval for and record any change of programme within the deadlines
   o    Inform the Registry and Finance if your address or other contact details change




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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.


                                           Academic & Programme
                                              related queries:

                     Study Issues              Award Leader         General Admin
                                                                                 :
                                                                      Enquiries
                Study Skills Advisor LRC                          MI154 City
                            or                                    Campus
                    wlv.ac.uk/skills                              SC002 Telford Campus
                                                                  Campus
                                                                                                                    Acade
                                                                                                                       re

                                                                                                                        A
                                                                                                 Study Issues
    Student Gateway
                                                                                          Related queries:
                                                                                   ModuleStudy Skills Advisor LRC
 Careers & Employment
   Services Ext 1414                         Who to Contact                                          or
                                                                                    Module Leader/Tutor
                                                                                              wlv.ac.uk/skills
Employability & Placement
                                                                                    or Dept. Administrator
          Unit




                                                                               Student Gateway
                                                                     Extensions /Mitigating
                                                                        Careers & Employment
                   Personal Issues:
                                                                     Circumstances /Course
                                                                           Services Ext 1414                          Wh
                                                                           Transfer
                                                                      Employability & Placement
                   Personal Tutor or
                   Student Gateway                                                  Unit
                                                                   Room MI024          City
                       Ext 2572                                      Room SB003 Telford

                                               Special Needs

                                             Tarsem Sihra
                                             Ext 2258                                         Personal Issues:

                                                                                              Personal Tutor or
                                                                                              Student Gateway
                                                                                                  Ext 2572

                                                                                                                       S

                                                                                                                      Ton




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     Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

All entrants onto programmes of study within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment
(SEBE) 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 programme, then credit may be awarded against modules (note that all
SEBE modules carry a specific credit rating) or programmes of study (general credit).
If a student wants to gain credits he/she must follow the SEBE guidelines. An academic judgment
on level, number and module coverage of any credits is the responsibility of the Award Leader and
the SEBE APA Team.
Applications for APA will not normally be considered after a student has started a programme. Mid-
programme claims will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

All individuals interested in making a claim for APA are advised to consult either the Course
Manager or Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator before submitting any claim for accreditation.

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

               Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator
               School of Engineering and the Built Environment
               University of Wolverhampton
               Wolverhampton
               WV1 1SB

Telephone:     01902 322282
Fax:           01902 322743


Cost of Accreditation for Postgraduate and Undergraduate Awards

The APA service involves a mixture of counselling and advice, assessment of submitted materials
and administrative procedures. The cost of such accreditation reflects resource usage in these
respects and applications are currently charged at the following rates:

Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of £25 will be levied and must be paid by the student, on
application. This fee is deductible from the accreditation fee (shown in the table below).

Specific Credit
Certified Claims:                          £3 per credit
Experiential Claims:                       £20 per credit

General Credit
Claim (certified and/or experiential):     £10 per credit awarded

You should note that a minimum fee of £50 will be levied and that all of the above charges are
subject to VAT @ 17.5%

All claims MUST be accompanied by the appropriate remittance. Cheques should be made
payable to the University of Wolverhampton and clearly show the student’s name and course on
the reverse.



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Learning, Teaching & Assessment: What Can You Expect?

Learning and Teaching (L&T)

Learning & 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 Level 2, 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)

     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. Assessment
     grades follow the ‘Grade Point Scale’ format outlined in the Guide. 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.
        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. 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 programme to ensure
           that you are aware of how to avoid it.
        Always keep copies of the sources or keep a note of each source as you use it,
           so that you can reference it in your bibliography at the end of your assignment.

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          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 Leader, 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
           by email from tutors/administrative support staff.
        In some modules, additional feedback may be available through distribution of
           an “outline answer”, highlighting key points for guidance.

How You Can Comment on Learning & Teaching And Assessment

    We greatly value your feedback; students’ views are collectively influential in how we
    deliver L&T 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.




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