Modules and assessments

In the third year, there are ten taught modules, as described in the table below. With the exception of 3P3 Product Design, which is assessed by coursework, all other modules are assessed by examination. For more information on each of the module titles for more information.

 

Module: 3P1

Title: Materials into products

Scope: From microstructure to mechanical property: manufacturing process optimisation for all classes of solids

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Mich

 

Module: 3P2

Title: Operation and control of production machines & systems

Scope: The specification, operation and management of production machines and systems

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Mich

 

Module: 3P3

Title: Design

Scope: Integrating engineering and industrial design in the creation of new products

Assessment: 100% Coursework

Term: Mich

 

Moduel: 3P4

Title: Operations management

Scope: The management of material and information flow in the supply chain

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Lent

 

Module: 3P5

Title: Industrial engineering

Scope: The design of production flows and operations in manufacturing

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Lent

 

Module: 3P6

Title: Organisational behaviour

Scope: An introduction to the theory of organisational behaviour

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Mich

 

Module: 3P7

Title: Managing business and people

Scope: An introduction to the processes involved in starting and running a business

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Lent

 

Module: 3P8

Title: Financial and management accounting

Scope: An introduction to the principles and practice of financial and management accounting

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Mich & Lent

 

Module: 3P9

Title: Industrial economics, strategy and governance

Scope: An introduction to the principles and practice of industrial economics, strategy and corporate governance

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Lent

 

Module: 3P10

Title: Contemporary issues in manufacturing

Scope:

(a) Integrative industrial visits to study modern manufacturing practice.
(b) Lectures to introduce current topics

Assessment: 100% Examination

Term: Mich (lectures)

 

 

Assessment

The course is assessed by examinations and coursework. The ten modules are worth a total of 600 marks, and coursework totals 240 marks.

 

There are six written examination papers, as follows:

  • Paper 1 (Single module): Materials into products (60 marks)
  • Paper 2 (Single module): Production machines and systems (60 marks)
  • Paper 3 (Double module): Operations management; Industrial engineering (120 marks)
  • Paper 4 (Double module) : Organisational behaviour; Managing business and people (120 marks)
  • Paper 5 (Double module): Financial and management accounting; Industrial economics, strategy and governance (120 marks)
  • Paper 6 (Single module): Contemporary issues in manufacturing (60 marks)

In addition to the six examination papers, candidates take Module 3P3 (Design) which is assessed by coursework only. 60 marks are available for this module.

 

Coursework accounts for 240 marks, as follows:

  • Major project: 140 marks
  • CAD/CAM exercise: 50 marks
  • Production game: 50 marks

Note: this may change, please check the course handbook and examinations notice for up to date information