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Introducing engineering
Introducing engineering

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Learning outcomes

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.