In your second year you have the chance to do an optional industrial placement with your employer if you have one, an independently sourced placement or a paid placement through the Northants Engineering Training Partnership (NETP).
During your first year you will be introduced to the fundamental principles and concepts of engineering, along with knowledge and understanding of technical requirements and management issues. You will also cover design and analytical principles and materials science.
In the second year we will extend your knowledge and skills to more complex issues. We encourage you to work in an industrial setting so that you can work alongside professional, experienced engineers to solve real problems. We will work with the companies and oversee the work that you do to make sure you have the best possible learning environment. The industry experience will develop your problem-solving, teamwork and analytical skills and you will have the chance to use computer aided engineering software packages. Your second year will also include a substantial project to demonstrate everything that you’ve learned through the course.
The final year will develop your skills and abilities further, encouraging independent critical thinking and evaluation of engineering technologies. We will look at computer simulation and modelling, current quality and manufacturing practices, and the applications of technology for solving real engineering problems. You will also work on a substantial project, which is often industry based or industry related.
This degree has been accredited by IMechE under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
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