Study information

# Engineering Fundamentals - 2023 entry

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Engineering Fundamentals 30 CSM1289DA Unknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 12
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module covers the basic maths and physics required of all engineers, but specifically applied to design and equip mines to allow them to operate safely and efficiently: maths to support the physics; thermo-fluids for ventilation design; mechanics for design of conveying and other systems; statics to understand the behaviour of rock under stress; and electrical engineering to design power systems. The content is taught in the context of mining and linked to applications.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module provides the mathematics necessary for the other core engineering modules, including trigonometry, differentiation, integration and complex numbers. Using those skills, the module goes on to give you a fundamental knowledge of core engineering principals covering materials & mechanics, fluid and thermodynamics and electrical engineering, which provide a foundation for further applied study in these areas later in the Degree Apprenticeship.

Examples will focus on the mining environment.

On successful completion of this module you should be familiar with these Knowledge and Skills as specified in the Mine Management Apprenticeship Standard (ST1309):

 K8 The influence and requirements of mechanical and electrical engineering principles and procedures have on the safe, efficient operation of the mine K9 Mine surveying techniques for measuring and mapping of mine workings, including the recording of information and the use of analytical measures to verify the results. K27 Data analysis techniques used to examine complex and interacting issues, to assist in developing appropriate solutions solving and support the decision-making process. S19 Use evidence-based tools, qualitive and quantitative analysis techniques to demonstrate an ethical approach to problem solving and making decisions that improve the safety, operational and environmental performance of the underground operation.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1. Basic engineering maths skills, including trigonometry, differentiation, integration, complex numbers
2. Mechanics skills including statics, dynamics, force systems, kinematics of rigid bodies, energy, momentum, impulse and vibration.
3. Thermodynamics and fluids including fluid properties, pressure, fluid flow, steady flow, real fluids.
4. Electrical engineering skills include reading and understanding circuit diagrams, make calculations including voltage, current and power on arbitrary circuits

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

5. Evaluate and apply analytical skills and techniques to a range of real problems.
6. Demonstrate an analytical, systematic and creative approach to problem solving
7. Identify key areas of problems and choose appropriate tools/methods for their resolution in a considered manner.
8. Appreciate the role other technical professionals in the design and operation of mines.
9. Appreciate the limits of currently available techniques in problem solving.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

10. Plan and manage self-study time and tasks
11. Identify strengths and weaknesses in terms of personal study skills

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

The syllabus will be delivered through a combination of an element of ILO 1 and elements from another two ILOs in each contact session. The individual elements will be structured to cover mining applications through the application of single principles and built over the module to the level required to meet the KSBs.

• Trigonometry will be taught alongside mining surveying and applied to survey problems on surface and underground at representative mines.
• Calculus will be taught alongside thermo-fluids and applied to pumping or ventilation problems on representative mines.
• Calculus will also be taught in parallel with mechanics and applied to problems such as hoisting, hauling, and rock mechanics.
• Complex numbers will be taught alongside electrical engineering and applied to electrical problems encountered in mining.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
 Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad 57 42 0
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
 Category Hours of study time Description Scheduled Learning Activity 33 Online Lectures & Webinars Scheduled Learning Activity 24 Residential Guided Independent Study 42 Use of online learning materials.  Completion of assessments required to monitor progress.  Consultation with academic staff.

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Online mini-quizzes About half-hour of work/quiz All Immediate, automated

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams Practical Exams 50 50 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Exam 50 2 hours 1-11 Written
Engineering Labs 50 Lab notebook, with typically 30 minutes length per assessed lab 2-11 Individual oral

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Exam Resubmission 1-11 Programme schedule dependent
Engineering Labs Resubmission 2-11 Programme schedule dependent

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

All passed components of the module will be rolled forward and will not be reassessed in the event of module failure.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

• Stroud – Engineering mathematics – 6th or 7th edition
• J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige – Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 1
• Douglas, J.F., Gasiorek, J.M., Swaffield, J.A. - Fluid Mechanics, 6th edition
• Hughes, Electrical and Electronic Technology, 6th or later edition

Web based and Electronic Resources:

• Hughes, Electrical and Electronic Technology, available through library