University of the West of Scotland

Undergraduate Programme Specification

Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 29/04/2022 16:07:27

Named Award Title:BEng (Hons) Engineering Design and Manufacture Single

Award Title for Each Award: BEng (Hons)  Engineering Design and Manufacture
BEng  Engineering Design and Manufacture
Dip HE  Engineering
Cert HE  Engineering Science

Awarding Institution/Body: University of the West of Scotland
Language of Instruction & Examination: English
Award Accredited By:
Maximum Period of Registration:5 years
Mode of Study:Full Time
Campus:Paisley

School:School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Programme Leader:Dr Adelaide Marzano

Admission Criteria

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Chapter 2 of the University Regulatory Framework together with the following programme requirements:

SQA National Qualifications

SQA Highers-BBBC including Maths and Physics or BBBC including Higher Maths at B grade and National 5 Physics at B grade.


or GCE

A Levels- CCD including Maths and Physics


or SQA National Qualifications/Edexcel Foundation

An appropriate Foundation Apprenticeship, Modern Apprenticeship or HNC/D award with the level of entry and/or credit awarded being subject to the content of the programme.
For Advanced Entry apprentices are required to have completed a relevant MA or have a minimum of 1 year of sector specific work experience at a level equivalent to the point of entry.


Other Required Qualifications/Experience

Considering the relevance of the programmes to industry, applicants can apply for admission based on Accreditation of Prior Learning / Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in accordance with the University’s RPL guidelines.


Further desirable skills pre-application

It is a requirement that the applicant is employed by a company able and committed to supporting the Work Based aspects of the programme, and has the right to live and work in Scotland.


General Overview

The Graduate Apprenticeships in Engineering Design and Manufacture is a work based learning programme and has been developed in partnership between Industry, the education sector and Skills Development Scotland in support of the Skills Investment Plan, to ensure that graduate learning is wholly aligned to industry need. This Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) provides a new way into degree-level study for individuals who are currently employed, or who want to go straight into work from school. Employees can equip themselves with higher levels of academic learning and industry accreditation, which helps them progress as professionals. By investing in their staff through apprenticeships, employers can develop their workforce and support staff to develop their skills to industry and professional standards. Apprentices can directly apply their academic learning to real-life situations. Individuals who participate in the Apprenticeship are able to access the same learning opportunities as those who follow the traditional route of direct entry into university.

This programme is based on a framework produced by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Engineering Design & Manufacture is a highly skilled sector which has been identified by SDS as a priority for development of a Graduate Apprenticeship. This GA offers employers and employees the opportunity to up-skill and gain an Honours degree whilst employed. The Graduate Apprenticeship in Engineering Design and Manufacture provides apprentices with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to be a successful professional in a wide variety of engineering careers including engineering design, manufacturing and consultancy, operations and project management

This programme has been designed to fully embrace the Principles of Work Based Learning as indentified by SDS in the tender invitation.Work-based learning and work-based assessment will be used to make use of work place tasks that the apprentice undertakes. The programme will be delivered over four years with apprentices undertaking 120 credits per year over three trimesters.

Apprentices who graduate with an honours degree will be eligible to proceed to advanced Masters programmes in engineering or to undertake research via MPhil/PhD 


Graduate Attributes, Employability & Personal Development Planning

UWS’ Graduate Attributes focus on academic, personal and professional skills and throughout the programmes that these skills develop graduates who are universally prepared, work-ready and successful. The Engineering and Manufacturing Graduate Apprentice programme provides opportunities throughout the levels to enable these skills to be developed and focussed appropriately.

The apprentices on this programme will all be in relevant employment therefore the programme will build on their existing employability skills.

The Graduate Apprentices (GAs) will be productive members of their companies from an early stage. Their learning will be embedded with their workplace activities and their learning and skills are applied in a professional environment right from day one.

As the GA progresses through the course they will gain a higher level of understanding of academic learning in a workplace environment. Their learning will be applied to their workplace environment rather than theoretical or artificial.

The GA will develop their critical thinking skills, creativity and leadership skills within the workplace environment. It is expected that they will become change agents.

The GAs will be able to reflect on their work and develop their skills through their work place experiences. GAs will have the confidence and qualifications needed to succeed when they graduate and beyond. GAs will be uniquely placed to integrate their academic skills, knowledge and practice with workplace practice. GAs will be fully billable professionals, integrated into the professional environment on graduation. GAs will have an understanding of the broader profession.

The programme offers a thorough grounding in the principles of engineering design and the underpinning analysis as well as manufacturing engineering aand materials science, and develops the lifelong learning skills that apprentices will need to stay abreast of the rapidly evolving technologies in engineering.

Every apprentice will have an academic/link tutor and work place mentor to support them. The apprentice will have regular meetings with their academic/link tutor and mentor to discuss their progress including issues relating to PDP as well as their development goals and aspirations.

There are work-based learning modules at each level of the programme which encourage the apprentice to reflect on their personal development and they are expected to use an e-portfolio to record their PDP.

Mechanical Engineering knowledge is assembled throughout the programme and wherever possible digital literacy skills and ability to provide effective solutions is enhanced utilising industry standard appropriate technologies such as MATLAB, MATHCAD, CAD, FEA and Digital manufacturing software.

Particularly, but not exclusively, in later years of the programme, critical analytical and inquiry skills are developed and used to solve industry related problems in modules such as Design, Prototyping and Testing and Design and Applications.

The programme promotes cultural awareness and emotional intelligence with a variety of group exercises developing resilient, ambitious and enterprising leadership qualities whilst ensuring that group members are emotionally and culturally aware and respectful communication and behaviours are the norm.

Commercial awareness is linked to mechanical design activities during the programme ensuring that costs associated with staff, materials, manufacture, in-service and decommissioning are considered when developing transformational/innovative solutions with commercial potential.

Ethical awareness and social responsibility is developed throughout and is formalised in final year project studies where School/University ethical approval is sought if required.

Links to current University and programme research are promoted through the programme with opportunities for students to become involved in aspects of the research from the earliest opportunity either discretely or as part of an assessment.

PDP and Employability

Across the programme of study, the Personal Development Planning (PDP) process gives the opportunity for engagement of students with a set of core activities, which include
• reflection on prior experience, personal attributes and goals;
• audits of skills and feedback on their development;
• opportunities and guidance on the recording of achievements;
• the identification/development of learning goals;
• opportunities to reflect on this material and to gain feedback;
• opportunities (and guidance) on presentation of evidence for different audiences and planning of future
• learning and career development (such as CVs);
• maintaining an effective PDP record.

The School has set up a group to co-ordinate and improve the effectiveness of the delivery of PDP and students are encouraged to maintain an effective PDP record using e-portfolios.

 

 

 

 

Work Based Learning/Placement Details

The programme embraces the principles of Work Based Learning (WBL) throughout. There are 40 credits of WBL at each level, and a further 40 credits of work based modules at each level, which incorporate both distance and work based learning and assessment. In addition, many university delivered core modules will include some elements of Work based Assessment. Each employer will have different capabilities in supporting the broad range of WBL opportunities but it is anticipated that apprentices in an organisation with both design and manufacturing capability may undertake most of their learning and assessment in the workplace.

 

Coordination of the WBL and the University delivered and assessed content will be undertaken through an Individual Learning Plan developed in partnership between the employer, the apprentice and the University each year. The ILP is the key document in planning and monitorting the apprentice’s journey. The ILP requires active input from the apprentice and is embedded as a credit bearing part of the WBL at each level, and as part of the Industrial Project at level 10.

Engagement

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time.

Where a programme has Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body requirements these will be listed here:

Students are expected to attend all timetabled sessions and to engage with all formative and summative assessment elements of all the modules that are included in the programme specification as core modules as well as any optional module when applicable.

Equality and Diversity


The University's Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Procedure can be accessed at the following link: UWS Equality and Diversity Policy


Programme structures and requirements, SCQF level, term, module name and code, credits and awards ( Chapter 1, Regulatory Framework )

A. Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Outcomes should incorporate those applicable in the relevant QAA Benchmark statements

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Describe and explain key areas of manufacturing and design engineering, and its underpinning science and mathematics.
A2Define and discuss introductory principles and contexts with respect to multi-disciplinary and work based aspects of engineering.
A3Describe and explain relevant materials, equipment and processes and technologies underpinning the design and manufacturing activity.
A4Describe and explain relevant materials, equipment and processes and technologies underpinning the design and manufacturing activity.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering and mathematical tools to solve given problems.
B2Apply acquired knowledge and understanding and practical engineering skills in class and laboratory as well as workplace contexts.
B3Apply graphical and textual tools in communicating technical information in class and workplace contexts

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Communicate complex ideas both verbally and in writing.
C2Present and evaluate coherent arguments, information and ideas in a clear and appropriate manner.
C3Employ a range of approaches to addressing defined and/or routine problems and issues in engineering design and manufacturing in the work place.
C4Reflect on the experience of applying their knowledge and understanding of the engineering sector in a work place environment.
C5Select and use appropriate basic and routine tools and techniques to process a variety of information and data.

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to basic problems.
D2Coherently present and evaluate arguments, information and ideas.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Define and explain key issues in relation to their work, and be able to give an account of, the accountability and responsibilities of computer professionals and their accountability to their clients, the community, and society at large.
E2Manage limited resources within defined areas of the engineering workplace.
E3Take account of own and others' roles and responsibilities in carrying out and evaluating engineering tasks in the work place.

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
7ENGG07002Applied Engineering Science20check markcheck mark 
7ENGG07004Technical Communications20check mark  
7ENGG07017WBL1: Introduction to Engineering40check markcheck mark 
7MATH07006Engineering Mathematics 110check mark  
7ENGG07001Engineering Mechanics20 check mark 
7MATH07007Engineering Mathematics 210 check mark 

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes
Modules defined as "Recommended Option" may not be substituted without the agreement of the Programme leader and the industrial Mentor, and must be mapped to the appropriate Professional Body competence statements met by the recommended option.
Apprentices may select as an option any appropriate module from the currently validated portfolio subject to the agreement of the Programme Leader and the industrial Mentor.

Criteria for Progression and Award

To progress from SCQF 7 to SCQF 8 in this programme, students are normally required to obtain 120 credits from the above programme.

Refer to Regulation framework 3.13 regarding progression with credit deficit.

Apprentices may be given an ongoing decision where all learning outcomes from a module have not been completed due to linked work-based learning or assessment activities not being scheduled during the delivery period of the module.

Apprentices having been given an “ongoing” decision in any module due to incomplete work-based assessment, may count that module’s credit towards progression (but NOT award) provided the programme leader can confirm:

• that the required work-based activities are scheduled to allow the outstanding Work Based Assessment to be completed within the next academic year.
• That the apprentice is currently on schedule with the activities in their Individual Learning Plan and is receiving satisfactory reports from both employer and academic site visits.

This is limited to a maximum of 40 credits, and must be cleared within one year. Apprentices at a particular level are required to achieve all credits in the previous level before progressing to the next. If the required work-based activity has not been scheduled within one year, then a University based alternative activity should be used.

Refer to Regulation 3.13 regarding progression with credit deficit, note, the decision to permit a proceed with carry is not automatic but is subject to detailed discussion at the programme award board.

Students obtaining 120 credits at SCQF 7 or above, with 100 from the programme are eligible for the exit award of the Certificate of Higher Education in Engineering science.


B. Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Outcomes should incorporate those applicable in the relevant QAA Benchmark statements

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Define and explain the concepts and principles of mechanical engineering in the design and analysis of engineering applications.
A2Identify and describe the different types and characteristics of engineering materials
A3Identify and describe the different types and characteristics of manufacturing processes
A4Demonstrate an intellectual understanding of, and an appreciation of basic management theory and relevant issues

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Select appropriate materials and manufacturing methods for given scenarios
B2Determine the appropriate method of manufacture for an engineering component
B3Use a range of routine and advanced skills in the application and use of computer aided design software
B4Use relevant engineering tools, equipment and techniques in workplace and laboratory situations

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Develop and communicate design ideas through the use of 3D modelling software
C2Communicate engineering ideas and concepts through the use of presentation software
C3Employ routine and specialised software to analyse engineering data.
C4Employ a range of basic and some advanced engineering and mathematical analysis techniques in the solution of engineering problems in university and work place environment.

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Employ appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to the analysis of basic engineering problems.
D2Demonstrate the ability to monitor, interpret and apply the results of analysis and modelling.
D3Employ a range of approaches to formulate evidence-based solutions/ responses to defined and/or routine problems/issues associated with the work place.
D4Critically evaluate and analyse evidence-based solutions/responses to defined and/or routine problems/ issues associated with the work place.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Work as a member of a team, taking account of own and others’ roles, responsibilities and contributions in carrying out and evaluating tasks as a student and an employee.
E2Manage resources within defined areas of work as agreed by Work Place Mentor.
E3Deal with ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and/or ethical codes or practices in the discipline of engineering under guidance.
E4Identify and apply current professional and/or ethical codes or practices in the discipline of engineering under guidance of the Work Place Mentor.

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
8ENGG08002Computer Aided Design CAD20check mark  
8ENGG08030Introductory Management for Engineers20check mark  
8WRKB08001WBL 2 - Work based Learning (40 Point)40check markcheck mark 
8ENGG08001Materials & Manufacture20 check mark 
8ENGG08017Design Analysis 120 check mark 

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes
Modules defined as "Recommended Option" may not be substituted without the agreement of the Programme leader and the industrial Mentor, and must be mapped to the appropriate Professional Body competence statements met by the recommended option.
Apprentices may select as an option any appropriate module from the currently validated portfolio subject to the agreement of the Programme Leader and the industrial Mentor.

Criteria for Progression and Award

To progress from SCQF 8 to SCQF 9 in this programme, students are normally required to obtain 240 credits from the above programme.

Refer to Regulation framework 3.13 regarding progression with credit deficit, note, the decision to permit a proceed with carry is not automatic but is subject to detailed discussion at the programme award board.

Apprentices may be given an ongoing decision where all learning outcomes from a module have not been completed due to linked work-based learning or assessment activities not being scheduled during the delivery period of the module.

Apprentices having been given an “ongoing” decision in any module due to incomplete work-based assessment, may count that module’s credit towards progression (but NOT award) provided the programme leader can confirm:

• that the required work-based activities are scheduled to allow the outstanding Work Based Assessment to be completed within the next academic year.
• That the apprentice is currently on schedule with the activities in their Individual Learning Plan and is receiving satisfactory reports from both employer and academic site visits.

This is limited to a maximum of 40 credits, and must be cleared within one year. Apprentices at a particular level are required to achieve all credits in the previous level before progressing to the next. If the required work-based activity has not been scheduled within one year, then a University based alternative activity should be used.


Students obtaining 240 credits of which 100 are at SCQF 8 or above from the programme are eligible for the exit award of the Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering.


C. Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Outcomes should incorporate those applicable in the relevant QAA Benchmark statements

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Demonstrate an integrated knowledge and understanding of engineering and project management and execution.
A2Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts and limitations of the Finite Element Analysis technique when applied as a design tool
A3Analyse theories, principles, concepts and terminology associated with engineering design and manufacturing applicable to the individual's work place.
A4Demonstrate a critical understanding of the scope, main areas and boundaries of the studied engineering themes

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Apply engineering design principles to a broad spectrum of engineering components and systems.
B2Practise routine methods of enquiry and research associated with engineering design and manufacturing.
B3Apply a range of design and engineering principles to development of design/s from concept to advanced prototypes.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Use a range of software tools to support engineering development techniques and project management in the work place.
C2Use project management software as a planning tool to improve the probability of completing a project on time and within budget and to communicate project requirements.

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Understand and apply a range of engineering concepts, principles and practices in the context of well specified scenarios, exercising judgement in the selection of tools and techniques.
D2Draw on a range of academic and industrial sources in making judgements.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Recognise and deal with the professional, economic, social, environmental, moral and ethical issues involved in sustainably undertaking engineering activities, and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices in the work place.
E2Use initiative in managing ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and/or ethical codes or practices, seeking guidance where appropriate from work place Mentor.

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
9ENGG09004Project Management20check mark  
9ENGG09021Design & Applications20check mark  
9ENGG09050WBL 3: Project Management40check markcheck mark 
9ENGG09001Design Prototyping & Testing20 check mark 
9ENGG09011Analysis & Simulation 120 check mark 

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes
Modules defined as "Recommended Option" may not be substituted without the agreement of the Programme leader and the industrial Mentor, and must be mapped to the appropriate Professional Body competence statements met by the recommended option.
Apprentices may select as an option any appropriate module from the currently validated portfolio subject to the agreement of the Programme Leader and the industrial Mentor.

Criteria for Progression and Award

Students obtaining 360 credits from the above programme (with a minimum of 100 at SCQF L9) are eligible for the exit award of BEng Engineering Design and Manufacture.

Any student who has completed 360 credit points, 300 being in Engineering, and not as laid out above, may be entitled to exit with BSc Engineering, at the discretion of the SBE.

The award of distinction can be made to a student obtaining a pass degree as stated in the University Regulations.

To progress from SCQF 9 to SCQF 10 in this programme, students are normally required to obtain 360 credits from the above programme. Students are not normally allowed to progress from level 9 to level 10 with a credit deficit.

Apprentices may be given an ongoing decision where all learning outcomes from a module have not been completed due to linked work-based learning or assessment activities not being scheduled during the delivery period of the module.

Apprentices having been given an “ongoing” decision in any module due to incomplete work-based assessment, may count that module’s credit towards progression (but NOT award) provided the programme leader can confirm:

• that the required work-based activities are scheduled to allow the outstanding Work Based Assessment to be completed within the next academic year.
• That the apprentice is currently on schedule with the activities in their Individual Learning Plan and is receiving satisfactory reports from both employer and academic site visits.

To progress from SCQF 9 to SCQF 10 in this programme, students are normally required to obtain 360 credits from the above programme. Students are not allowed to progress from level 9 to level 10 with a credit deficit.


D. Learning Outcomes (Maximum of 5 per heading)

Outcomes should incorporate those applicable in the relevant QAA Benchmark statements

Knowledge and Understanding

A1Demonstrate a detailed and innovative knowledge and understanding in the integration of a range of design and / or manufacturing techniques through academic and industrial project activity
A2Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of design and manufacturing principles and apply them to the development of a product, component, system or process
A3Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles conventions within the selected theme(s) of study, some of which are informed by or at the forefront of the selected theme(s) of study
A4Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering design and / or manufacture including a range of established techniques of enquiry or research methodologies.

Practice - Applied Knowledge and Understanding

B1Execute a defined project of research, development or investigation within engineering and identify and implement relevant outcomes.
B2Critically review and assess contributions to the research literature of relevant areas of engineering.
B3Use a range of the principal skills, practices and/or materials associated within the selected theme(s) of study in a project linked to the work place.
B4Use and integrate skills, practices and/or materials which are specialised, advanced, or at the forefront of engineering design and / or manufacture.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills

C1Deliver a coherent and reflective presentation of an extended piece of project work to an informed audience.
C2Produce a critical and evaluative written report of an engineering project.
C3Use a wide range of routine and specialised skills in support of established practices within the selected theme(s) of study - for example:
- make formal presentations about specialised topics to informed audiences
- use a range of engineering software and techniques to support and enhance work at this level and specify refinements/ improvements to engineering components or systems
- interpret, use and evaluate a range of numerical and graphical data to set and achieve goals/ targets.

Generic Cognitive Skills - Problem Solving, Analysis, Evaluation

D1Critically analyse and apply a range of engineering concepts, principles and practices in the context of loosely defined problems where information is limited and/or conflicting and/or comes from a range of sources, exercising judgement in the selection of tools and techniques.
D2Critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills and practices and thinking within the selected theme(s) of study.
D3Demonstrate originality and creativity in dealing with professional level engineering issues.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working With Others

E1Practise in ways which show a clear awareness of own and others’ roles and responsibilities in the work place.
E2Deal with complex ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and/or ethical codes or practices in the work place.

Core Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
10ENGG10019Analysis & Simulation 220check mark  
10ENGG10042WBL 4 - Applied research project40check markcheck mark 
11QUAL11020Managing Quality20check mark  
10ENGG10010Manufacturing Systems Engineering20 check mark 
10ENGG10024Computer Aided Manufacture CAM20 check mark 

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Optional Modules
SCQF Level Module CodeModule NameCreditTermFootnotes
123
               

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

Footnotes

Criteria for Award

To be eligible for the award of BEng Honours degree a candidate must hold 480 credits, including 120 at SCQF 10/11 from the above programme.

The Classification of Honours will be determined by University Regulation framework 3.20, 3.24


Regulations of Assessment

Candidates will be bound by the general assessment regulations of the University as specified in the University Regulatory Framework.

An overview of the assessment details is provided in the Student Handbook and the assessment criteria for each module is provided in the module descriptor which forms part of the module pack issued to students. For further details on assessment please refer to Chapter 3 of the Regulatory Framework.

To qualify for an award of the University, students must complete all the programme requirements and must meet the credit minima detailed in Chapter 1 of the Regulatory Framework.

Combined Studies

There may be instances where a student has been unsuccessful in meeting the award criteria for the named award and for other more generic named awards existing within the School. Provided that they have met the credit requirements in line with the SCQF credit minima (please see Regulation 1.21), they will be eligible for an exit award of CertHE / DipHE or BA / BSc in Combined Studies.

For students studying BA, BAcc, or BD awards the award will be BA Combined Studies.

For students studying BEng or BSc awards, the award will be BSc Combined Studies.



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