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									         Department of Engineering




              Course Guide

MEng / BEng (Hons) Automotive Systems
Engineering (with Professional Development)

               2012 – 2013




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                   UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON

COURSE GUIDE 2012-13:
MEng / BEng (Hons) Automotive Systems Engineering             (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

Course Structure

University Academic Calendar (2012-13)

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 Automotive Systems Engineering 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 Tarsem
Sihra. 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
 Your local Academic School            SC002
 Office contact is:                    Telford Campus
                                       01902 32 1720
                                       Helen Harley
 Your Student Office (HERE 2           Learning and Resource Centre (SA Block)
 HELP) contact is:                     Telford Campus
                                       01902 32 3626
                                      Joyty Jassall
                                      MI158/SC002
 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) Automotive Systems Engineering
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 Automotive Systems Engineering 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 Automotive Systems Engineers who will be
eligible for Chartered Engineer status. Consequently, the core learning outcomes are based
upon 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 Automotive Systems 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 Tarsem Sihra
Course Manager: MEng/BEng Automotive Systems Engineering
Email: T.Sihra@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
Automotive Systems Engineering 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 Tarsem Sihra,
Course Manager, MEng/BEng (Hons) Automotive Systems Engineering.

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 automotive 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 practise professionally
and ethically. Thus, the course will:

     address industry’s demand for graduates who can apply the principles of automotive
      systems engineering to the analysis and synthesis of products and systems across the
      engineering sector;

     enable students to pursue professional careers in automotive systems 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 automotive systems
      engineering, combined with and an understanding of 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 automotive systems engineering, combined with an
      appreciation of electrical engineering, electronics, and design, thereby providing access to
      a wide range of career paths 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 automotive 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 practise 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 automotive systems and related disciplines across the
      engineering sector;

     enable students to pursue professional careers in automotive systems at a level which
      requires the exercise of sound judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make
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      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 in the automotive
      systems field;

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

     provide a broadly based education in automotive systems engineering, combined with an
      appreciation of electrical engineering, electronics, and design, thereby providing access to
      a wide range of career paths 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 mechanical engineering 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 taught by lecturers who have a
wealth of industrial experience in an environment focused on working with, and supporting
engineering and technology companies.

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: Automotive Systems
Engineering with Professional Development.

This is believed to be one of a small number of accredited courses that you can undertake as
either a full-time or part-time (day-release) student, thus providing all graduates with equal
recognition.

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 automotive subjects including
Electro-mechanical Control Systems, Thermodynamics and Fluids, Mechanics including
vibration and stress analysis; create design specifications, and become proficient in the use
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of a 3D CAD package. You will also study Engineering Management and learn the role and
responsibilities of a professional engineer.

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, extend your specialist automotive knowledge,
and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture.

For MEng students, in your final year (level 7) you will learn advanced Automotive Systems,
Finite Element Analysis, 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. generate creative solutions to automotive systems engineering problems, and
      demonstrate an innovative approach to design realisation.

   2. effectively research unfamiliar subject areas in mechanical engineering 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 automotive 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
      automotive engineering products and systems.

Is this course accredited?

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

In addition to the subject knowledge that you will gain from studying on your course, there are
opportunities available to develop a range of skills that will help with your academic work.
Such academic skills include: giving presentations, group work, academic writing,
referencing and time management (specific help for maths is also available).

The Learning and Skills Team in LIS offer year-round academic skills support and guidance
to all students. Students who are new to academic study and unsure of how to get started, or
any student who wants to improve on their academic performance can attend drop-in
sessions and workshops, or obtain advice via email or Skype.

    Libraries – These offer a vibrant blend of traditional library services, together with the
     latest learning resource technologies, wireless access, modern study facilities, and self-
     service options. The Learning Centres are open seven days a week and many of the
     resources are accessible 24/7 via www.wlv.ac.uk/lib

    Help and advice - A dedicated Customer Service team will welcome you and advise on
     how to find the best information, from you very first visit, and continue to support you
     throughout your course.

    Key texts – Access to key texts, and the latest research publications, saving you
     money and time locating key sources of information. For details check the catalogue
     Summon www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/search

    Skills zone - Specially created to enable you to develop important academic and
     employability skills. Look out for the popular skills workshops, www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/skills
     for learning/workshops, or follow on Facebook. For more info see www.wlv.ac.uk/skills

    On-line support – Online services, e-books, e-journals from the Engineering Subject
     pages www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/subjects/construction and online help facilities via ASSIST
     www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/contacts/assist

Find us on all campuses:
   Wolverhampton: MD Building
   Walsall: WH Building
   Telford: SA Building
   Queen Elizabeth Hospital Burton: BE Building

More details about how the Learning and Skills Team can help you are available at
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/skills




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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.




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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                                       Advanced Automotive Systems (PT yr2)                                       7ET007
20 Credits                                  Advanced Finite Element Analysis (PT yr1)                                       7ET005

                 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                                   Product Realisation and Materials (PT yr2)                                     6ET008
20 Credits                                           Control Engineering I (PT yr1)                                         6ET006
               Automotive Systems and Finite                                            Engineering Innovation and
20 Credits                                              6ET001           20 Credits                                         6ET005
                 Element Analysis (PT yr1)                                                  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                                            Mechanical Design (PT yr1)                                            5ET008
20 Credits                                 Electro-mechanical Control Systems (PT yr2)                                      5ET009
               The Professional Engineer and                                             Engineering Management
20 Credits                                              5ET003           20 Credits                                         5ET004
                 Micro-Electronics (PT yr1)                                                       (PT yr1)
                                                                                      Thermodynamics and Fluids II
20 Credits    Engineering Mechanics II (PT yr2)         5ET002           20 Credits                                         5ET006
                                                                                                  (PT yr2)


                                                                 Level 4
                             Semester 1                                                        Semester 2
20 Credits                                         Engineering Mathematics (PT yr1)                                         4ET005
20 Credits                                           Engineering Practice (PT yr2)                                          4ET006
20 Credits     Engineering Materials (PT yr1)           4ET002           20 Credits   Engineering Mechanics I (PT yr1)      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 be passed, grade D 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 Tarsem Sihra
  Telephone                    01902 322258
  Email                        T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number            SC118

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%




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4ET004                   Thermodynamics and Fluids I

  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%




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4ET006                Engineering Practice

  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 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 be passed, grade 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                    The Professional Engineer and Micro-Electronics

    Credit value                   20
    Pre-requisites                 None
    Co-requisites                  None
    Prohibited
                                   4ET006 Engineering Practice
    combinations
    Module Leader                  Dr Ahmed Zakeri
    Telephone                      01902 322274
    Email                          A.Zakeri2@wlv.ac.uk
    Staff Room Number              SC114

  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%




5ET006                  Thermodynamics and Fluids II

  Credit value                20
  Pre-requisites              4ET004 Thermodynamics and Fluids I (or equivalent)
  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 enable students to understand and apply principles of thermodynamics
and fluid mechanics to analyse the performance of engineering systems such as: a steam plant, the
internal combustion engine, and the gas turbine

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1      Assignment                                            40%
     Assessment 2      Examination                                           60%




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5ET008                  Mechanical Design

 Credit value                 20
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited
 combinations                 None
 Module Leader                Jonathan Rackley
 Telephone                    01902 321656
 Email                        J.Rackley@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            SC115

Module description
This module introduces 3D CAD and how design is influenced by manufacture, based on ISO &
British Standards. It has theory and practical elements. Theory is based on BS8887. Practical is
based on the use of 3D Solid Works.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
     Assessment 1     Design Project                                 50%
     Assessment 2     Design Project                                 50%




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%




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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
 Telephone
 Email
 Staff Room Number

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 be passed, grade D5 or
                    above, in order for a module to be passed.


  6ET011                Engineering Individual Project

    Credit value                 40
    Pre-requisites               Successful completion of level 4 and 5 modules appropriate to
                                 discipline
    Co-requisites                None
    Prohibited
    combinations                 None
    Module Leader
    Telephone
    Email
    Staff Room Number

  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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6ET001                   Automotive Systems and Finite Element Analysis

  Credit value                 20
  Pre-requisites               5ET002 Engineering Mechanics II (or equivalent)
  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
This module aims to enable students to apply engineering principles to analyse and design a range of
vehicle systems to apply the principles of the finite element method through knowledge and
understanding of stress and strain tensors, and the basic concepts and properties of certain
isoparametric finite elements.

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




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%




    6ET008                   Product Realisation and Materials

      Credit value                20
      Pre-requisites              None
      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
    The module is designed to develop within students a sustainable engineering approach in evaluating
    and solving materials and manufacturing related design problems associated with the production of
    engineered products. The module is also designed to enable students to investigate and justify
    manufacturing solutions for engineered products and materials associated with rapid manufacturing
    applications and processes.

    Assessment
         Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
         Assessment 1      Practical Assignment                           40%
         Assessment 2      Examination                                    60%



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 be passed, grade D5 or
above, in order for a module to be passed.


    7ET005                   Advanced Finite Element Analysis

      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
    This module aims to enable students to formulate and solve complex stress analysis problems using
    the finite element method. In particular, to obtain solutions to problems involving non-linear geometry,
    contact mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. This module also aims to enable
    students to understand the power and limitations of the finite element method through significant
    modelling applications.

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




    7ET007                   Advanced Automotive Systems

      Credit value                  20
      Pre-requisites                6ET001 Automotive Systems and FEA, or equivalent
      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 aims to enable students to apply engineering principles to evaluate and design vehicle
    braking systems. Computational Fluid Dynamic methods are also used to evaluate vehicle
    aerodynamic performance and thereafter design suitable aids for the enhancement of this. The design
    of exhaust systems has also been included in this module.

    Assessment
         Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
         Assessment 1       Report                                           40%
         Assessment 2       Examination                                      60%




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7ET011                 Group Project

  Credit value                   40
  Pre-requisites                 Successful completion of level 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
     Assessment 1         Portfolio                                            50%
     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        Exam                                             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 2012-13
                Academic Year 2012/13                                                 UG

UW                     Sem-long   Year-Long

1    03-Sep     Grad                                 2012/13 Graduations
2    10-Sep     Grad                                 2012/13 Graduations
3    17-Sep     WW                                   UG Welcome Week                  
4    24-Sep            1          1
5    01-Oct            2          2
6    08-Oct            3          3
7    15-Oct            4          4
8    22-Oct            5          5




                                              2012
9    29-Oct            6          6
10   05-Nov            7          7
11   12-Nov            8          8
12   19-Nov            9          9
13   26-Nov            10         10
14   03-Dec            11         11
15   10-Dec            12         12
16   17-Dec            Assess                        UG Sem 1 Assessment              
17   24-Dec     vac                                  Christmas Holiday                
18   31-Dec     vac                                  Christmas Holiday                
19   07-Jan     vac                                  Christmas Holiday                
20   14-Jan                       Assess             Assessment UG (mid) Year long    
21   21-Jan                       1                  UG Welcome(S2) UG Feedback(S1)   
22   28-Jan            1          2
23   04-Feb            2          3
24   11-Feb            3          4
25   18-Feb            4          5
26   25-Feb            5          6
27   04-Mar            6          7
28   11-Mar            7          8
29   18-Mar            8          9
30   25-Mar     vac                                  Easter Holiday
31   01-Apr     vac                                  Easter Holiday
32   08-Apr            9          10                                                  
33   15-Apr            10         11                                                  
34   22-Apr            11         12                                                   
35   29-Apr                                                                           
                                              2013




                                  Assess             Assessment UG Year long
36   06-May *          12                                                              
37   13-May            Assess                        Assessment UG Sem 2              
38   20-May
39   27-May *
40   03-Jun                                          UG Assesessment Boards tbc       
41   10-Jun                                          UG Assesessment Boards tbc           For weeks
42   17-Jun                                          UG Publication of Results tbc        highlighted in red
43   24-Jun                                                                                 you are advised to
44   01-Jul                                                                                 remain in the UK.
45   08-Jul            Assess     Assess             Resit Assessment UG              
46   15-Jul                                                                                Key:
47   22-Jul                                          UG Resit Boards tbc              
48   29-Jul                                          UG Publication of Results tbc       *      Bank Holiday Monday
49   05-Aug                                                                                       UG Semester Taught    
50   12-Aug                                                                                       UG Year-long Taught   
51   19-Aug                                                                                       Assessment Week       
52   26-Aug *




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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
     3875          Palaniappan Ramaswamy                     SC035
                                                                          palani@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 &                           C.C.Durnall@wlv.ac.uk
     1721                                                  SC021/SC004
                   Materials
                   Christopher Chew –
     3967                                                    SC006
                   Junior Technician                                      C.Chew@wlv.ac.uk
                   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:

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




                                                                                   Module Related queries:
          and Employment
  Careers & Employment
  Services:                                    Who to Contact                          Module Leader Tutor
                                                                                      Module Leader or or
    Student Services:
            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=25748

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.




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




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Career opportunities and Progression for Further Study
The combination of engineering skills, design capability, and management provides
graduates of this course with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical
environments across the world. Automotive Systems engineers may choose industrially
based careers in research and development, test, systems, product development,
performance and development engineering, automotive component, and design engineering.
They go on to co-ordinate product, process and system design; and manage technical
projects in a wide range of technical environments.

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
Students who come to the School of Technology (STech) at the University of
Wolverhampton are entitled to have high expectations. Studying at the University can
offer the chance for a new beginning, the development of new skills, and can give you
greater opportunities for future employment.

In order to help you to achieve your objectives with us, we will strive to provide:

      Effective impartial advice and guidance to help you choose the right course.
      An effective introduction to the University, to the School and to your course.
      A welcoming environment with quiet places to study.
      Qualified, experienced and professional tutors and lecturers.
      Friendly, helpful staff.
      Stimulating and well-planned learning opportunities.
      Dedicated Technology Centre to support academic excellence.
      Up-to-date resources including books and online journals.
      Well-defined and appropriate programmes of study.
      Opportunities to plan and review progress.
      Access to learning support.
      Access to confidential counselling, careers advice, and financial advice.

We will aim to ensure that:

      Feedback will be provided on all assessments within 3 working weeks.
      You have a personal tutor. There is also a Student Support Officer as the first point of
       contact with clearly advertised surgery times.
      Your tutor’s availability will be clearly advertised.
      There are opportunities for you to comment on and influence your University
       experience, e.g. via Student-Staff liaison meetings, module questionnaires and
       School/University Quality Committees.
      You will have access to the information you need to progress on the course, e.g.
       each module will issue a module guide; each course will issue a course guide.
      You will be informed of electronic resources available for each module via the module
       guide.
      You will find information about all of the above in your “Guide to your Course”
       Handbook, available on the Current Students page of the University website

We expect you to:

      Have read and abide by the code on using University IT resources.
      Attend classes regularly and punctually.
      Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students.
      Ensure you understand the requirements of your course
      Ensure you understand the requirements of each module you are studying (sessions
       to attend, assessment procedures, exam procedures)
      Respect and abide by the University Regulations, e.g. Equal Opportunities Policy, ID
       Cards, quiet areas.
      Bring all necessary equipment to classes/workshops and tests.
      Submit assessments on time (or they will not be marked) and keep copies of all
       assessments submitted.
      Switch off mobile electronic devices before entering learning environments.
      Behave considerately in lectures, tutorials, workshops and other classes, listen
       attentively and participate in class activities.
      Not record teaching sessions, either by audio, video or photographically, without
       permission from the lecturer and authorisation from the Student Enabling Centre
      Respect the quiet areas and make as little noise as possible in all areas.
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      Note that no food or drink (other than water) is allowed into teaching areas and
       especially laboratories.
      Keep the Student Support Officer 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.
      Use the advertised times (or make an appointment by email or through the School
       Office) to seek advice from your tutors/lecturers.
      Confirm your programme of study when asked to do so.
      Seek approval for and record any change of programme within the deadlines.
      Inform the Student Office (Here to Help) and Finance if your address or other contact
       details change.
      Check E-Vision frequently to keep informed of University communications.
      Check the STech Student Noticeboard WOLF topics frequently.
      Attend student support surgeries when requested to do so by personal tutors.



Email Charter
  1. Students can normally expect a response to a query from staff within 3 working days.
      However, staff may have other commitments including being on business which takes
      them outside of the University. Students are advised to contact the School
      Administrative staff in the event of failing to receive a response from a member of
      academic staff.
  2. Students are expected to observe an ethical and professional approach to the use of
      email and therefore students are expected to observe the normal requirements of
      courtesy and professionalism expected of all students in their dealings with staff and
      fellow students.
  3. Any inappropriate use of email to staff or fellow students, for example by sending
      illegal, discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, abusive or threatening material, will be
      treated as a disciplinary matter by the University.
  4. Originating or knowingly distributing any virus, worm or any chain mail or junk mail is
      prohibited.
  5. Students should note that information concerning grades for their summative
      assessments will not normally be given by email.
  6. The email system cannot guarantee privacy in respect of email messages sent to
      staff. Students are advised that any confidential matters are discussed using other
      means of communication.
  7. In using the University computer facilities for email, students must not attempt to
      disable, defeat or circumvent any security facilities.
  8. Staff and students should always use the official University email account. No
      response can be guaranteed to emails from non-University accounts.




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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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