After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand the characteristics of ‘engineering’ and the role engineers have played in shaping engineering up to the present and into the future
understand a range of principles in science, mathematics and engineering in order to make well-founded decisions as part of a design process
have an appreciation of the design decision-making process when developing new products
recognise the effects on the conduct of engineering relating to issues such as patents, standards and risk
understand the use of appropriate candidate/potential materials and processes for the manufacture of a given artefact.