Engineering

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
Newcastle University

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. It integrates the understanding of core mechanicals and materials with the design process facilitated by the knowledge of manufacturing technologies and engineering principles. It involves the production and usage of mechanical power for the design and development of tools, machines or structures comprising moving parts that work together to make life easier. Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering drives the world with applications for almost everything from taps and dams to bicycles and aircraft.

This degree programme covers engineering disciplines encompassing everything from structures, through to mechanisms, micro-electro-mechanical devices and systems for controlling complex processes. Students will integrate understanding of the core mechanical and materials engineering sciences with creativity in a design process fully integrated with knowledge of manufacturing technologies and operations. It focuses on producing engineers who can analyse in depth and apply the results of their analysis in the real world, delivering the mix of general and specific skills that are sought by companies. The degree covers all aspects of manufacturing: product innovation and introduction; management of operations and systems; enabling technologies and underpinning engineering science; design for manufacture; materials and processes; sensors and robotics.

Mechanical Engineers are an integral part of the automotive, aerospace, biomedical, chemical, communications, construction, environmental, IT and power-generation industries, among others.

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2016/17

Academic Calendar AY2016/2017

Semester 1

(26 Sep 2016 – 27 Jan 2017)

Classes

26 Sep 2016 – 16 Dec 2016

Study Break

17 Dec 2016 – 8 Jan 2017

Classes

9 Jan 2017 – 13 Jan 2017

Examination

16 Jan 2017 – 27 Jan 2017

Semester 2

(30 Jan 2017 – 16 Jun 2017)

Classes

30 Jan 2017 – 24 Mar 2017

Study Break

25 Mar 2017 – 23 Apr 2017

Classes

24 Apr 2017 – 19 May 2017

Examination

22 May 2017 – 9 Jun 2017

Resits

21 Aug 2017 – 1 Sep 2017

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2015/16

Academic Calendar AY2015/2016

Semester 1

(28 Sep 2015 – 29 Jan 2016)

Classes

28 Sep 2015 – 18 Dec 2015

Study Break

19 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016

Classes

11 Jan 2016 – 15 Jan 2016

Examination

18 Jan 2016 – 29 Jan 2016

Semester 2

(1 Feb 2016 – 17 Jun 2016)

Classes

1 Feb 2016 – 11 Mar 2016

Study Break

12 Mar 2016 – 10 Apr 2016

Classes

11 Apr 2016 – 20 May 2016

Examination

23 May 2016 – 10 Jun 2016

Resits

22 Aug 2016 – 2 Sep 2016

 

Academic Calendar AY2016/2017

Semester 1

(26 Sep 2016 – 27 Jan 2017)

Classes

26 Sep 2016 – 16 Dec 2016

Study Break

17 Dec 2016 – 8 Jan 2017

Classes

9 Jan 2017 – 13 Jan 2017

Examination

16 Jan 2017 – 27 Jan 2017

Semester 2

(30 Jan 2017 – 16 Jun 2017)

Classes

30 Jan 2017 – 24 Mar 2017

Study Break

25 Mar 2017 – 23 Apr 2017

Classes

24 Apr 2017 – 19 May 2017

Examination

22 May 2017 – 9 Jun 2017

Resits

21 Aug 2017 – 1 Sep 2017

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2014/15

Academic Calendar AY2014/2015

Semester 1

(22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015)

Classes

22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015

Study Break

13 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Classes

5 Jan 2015 – 9 Jan 2015

Examination

12 Jan 2015 – 23 Jan 2015

Semester 2

(26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015)

Classes

26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015

Study Break

14 Mar 2015 – 12 Apr 2015

Classes

13 Apr 2015 – 15 May 2015

Examination

18 May 2015 – 5 Jun 2015

Overseas Immersion Programme

6 Jul 2015 – 31 Jul 2015

Resits

17 Aug 2015 – 28 Aug 2015

 

Academic Calendar AY2015/2016

Semester 1

(28 Sep 2015 – 29 Jan 2016)

Classes

28 Sep 2015 – 18 Dec 2015

Vacation

19 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016

Classes

11 Jan 2016 – 15 Jan 2016

Examination

18 Jan 2016 – 29 Jan 2016

Semester 2

(1 Feb 2016 – 17 Jun 2016)

Classes

1 Feb 2016 – 11 Mar 2016

Vacation

12 Mar 2016 – 10 Apr 2016

Classes

11 Apr 2016 – 20 May 2015

Examination

23 May 2016 – 10 Jun 2016

Resits

22 Aug 2016 – 2 Sep 2016

Newcastle University Academic Calendar AY2013/14

Academic Calendar AY2013/2014

Semester 1

(23 Sep 2013 – 24 Jan 2014)

Classes

23 Sep 2013 – 13 Dec 2013

Study Break

14 Dec 2013 – 5 Jan 2014

Classes

6 Jan 2014 – 10 Jan 2014

Examination

13 Jan 2014 – 24 Jan 2014

Semester 2

(27 Jan 2014 – 13 Jun 2014)

Classes

27 Jan 2014 – 28 Mar 2014

Study Break

29 Mar 2014 – 27 Apr 2014

Classes

28 Apr 2014 – 16 May 2014

Examination

19 May 2014 – 6 Jun 2014

Overseas Immersion Programme

7 Jul 2014 – 1 Aug 2014

Resits

18 Aug 2014 – 29 Aug 2014

 

Academic Calendar AY2014/2015

Semester 1

(22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015)

Classes

22 Sep 2014 – 23 Jan 2015

Study Break

13 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Classes

5 Jan 2015 – 9 Jan 2015

Examination

12 Jan 2015 – 23 Jan 2015

Semester 2

(26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015)

Classes

26 Jan 2015 – 12 Jun 2015

Study Break

14 Mar 2015 – 12 Apr 2015

Classes

13 Apr 2015 – 15 May 2015

Examination

18 May 2015 – 5 Jun 2015

Resits

17 Aug 2015 – 28 Aug 2015

Grading System

Percentage Obtained

Degree Classification

70% – 100%

First class honours

60% – 69%

Upper second class honours

50% – 59%

Lower second class honours

40% – 49%

Third class honours

0% – 39%

Fail

For more details, please refer to the following Newcastle University's links on:

  1. Exam Conventions: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/regulations/docs/04UGExam.pdf
  2. Progress Regulations:http://www.ncl.ac.uk/regulations/docs/03UGProgress.pdf
MODULE SYNOPSIS

Newcastle University
Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering, BEng(Hons)

Programme Structure

Year 1 Semester 1

• MEC2101 Numerical & Analytical Methods (A)

For students who have studied engineering mathematics previously, to develop aware and confident users of numerical and analytical tools for mathematical modelling and simulation reliability and quality engineering, vibration and control system analysis and decision making (operational research) and design search/optimisation . You should become able to develop and then implement in generic software tools such as Excel, Matlab, Simulink and Minitab mathematical models applied to engineering case studies. About one third of Credit hours will be class-based, with the initial weeks being devoted to computer assisted learning for revision of mathematical basics. Assessment will be by end-of semester examinations (~50%) and a series of assignments (~50%). Covers UKSpec CEng US2, EA2-3, EP7-8.

• MEC2102 Principles of Mechanics

Year 1 starts with the core mechanical engineering science basics. For students with previous learning in engineering mechanics, this module focuses on a formal exposition of dynamics theory and methods which leads into in-depth understanding of mechanical vibration (including self-excitation and resonance) and the principles of automatic control. About half the Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~60%), laboratory practicals (~25%) and a simulation assignment (~15%). Covers UKSpec CEng US1, EA1 & 3-4.

• MEC2103 Concurrent Design & Manufacture

For students with previous experience of engineering design and manufacturing technologies, this module aims to develop concurrent design thinking, where production process planning becomes an integral aspect of the design methodology. The emphasis is on sustainable “cradle to cradle” product development, starting from identifying the customers/stakeholders at the specification stage and embedding materials and process selection into a systematic detailed design process based on application of engineering science. The module will work through concurrent engineering and “design for X” (X = sustainability, quality, robustness, etc) philosophies (integrating engineering science and management principles into the design process), understanding of materials and manufacturing technologies, getting to a product specification and embodying that (including design creativity and innovation). About half the credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will include practical activities on manufacturing processes (~20%), a series of team mini-projects (~50%) and two synoptic assignments (~30%). Covers UKSpec CEng US3, EA1-4, D1-6, ES1 & 3-4, EP1 & 4-8.

• MEC2104 Materials & Manufacturing

For students with some previous learning in engineering solid mechanics and already familiar with applications and processes for standard engineering materials, an exposition of some core materials science leads into understanding of the mechanical properties of materials (metallic, ceramic and polymeric) and the factors dictating these, how materials fail (fatigue, fracture, creep and degradation, eg corrosion) and a structured approach to materials selection, including the control of properties by processing. The focus is on raising “fitness for purpose” questions based on materials and engineering science principles. About two thirds of the Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~50%), laboratory reports (~20%) and materials selection assignments (~30%). Covers UKSpec CEng US1 & 3, EA1-2, D1 & 5, ES3, EP1.

• MEC2106 Engineering Professional Legal & Financial Context

Positions engineering study and practice in a professional context encompassing legal, financial and economic requirements, social and professional expectations and environmental and sustainability constraints. The module consists of four strands covering the Singapore legal and accounting context, project and product costing, benchmark operational standards for quality and the environment, professional ethics and corporate social responsibility. About one third of Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~20%), individual and team oral (~40%) and written (~40%) reports. Covers UKSpec CEng ES1-5, D3, EP5-7.{article_slider_end}

Year 1 Semester 2

• MEC2101 Numerical & Analytical Methods (A)

For students who have studied engineering mathematics previously, to develop aware and confident users of numerical and analytical tools for mathematical modelling and simulation reliability and quality engineering, vibration and control system analysis and decision making (operational research) and design search/optimisation . You should become able to develop and then implement in generic software tools such as Excel, Matlab, Simulink and Minitab mathematical models applied to engineering case studies. About one third of Credit hours will be class-based, with the initial weeks being devoted to computer assisted learning for revision of mathematical basics. Assessment will be by end-of semester examinations (~50%) and a series of assignments (~50%). Covers UKSpec CEng US2, EA2-3, EP7-8.

• MEC2102 Principles of Mechanics

Year 1 starts with the core mechanical engineering science basics. For students with previous learning in engineering mechanics, this module focuses on a formal exposition of dynamics theory and methods which leads into in-depth understanding of mechanical vibration (including self-excitation and resonance) and the principles of automatic control. About half the Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~60%), laboratory practicals (~25%) and a simulation assignment (~15%). Covers UKSpec CEng US1, EA1 & 3-4.

• MEC2103 Concurrent Design & Manufacture

For students with previous experience of engineering design and manufacturing technologies, this module aims to develop concurrent design thinking, where production process planning becomes an integral aspect of the design methodology. The emphasis is on sustainable “cradle to cradle” product development, starting from identifying the customers/stakeholders at the specification stage and embedding materials and process selection into a systematic detailed design process based on application of engineering science. The module will work through concurrent engineering and “design for X” (X = sustainability, quality, robustness, etc) philosophies (integrating engineering science and management principles into the design process), understanding of materials and manufacturing technologies, getting to a product specification and embodying that (including design creativity and innovation). About half the credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will include practical activities on manufacturing processes (~20%), a series of team mini-projects (~50%) and two synoptic assignments (~30%). Covers UKSpec CEng US3, EA1-4, D1-6, ES1 & 3-4, EP1 & 4-8.

• MEC2105 Control System Technology

Parallel to MEC2102 above, in Semester 2 students having some previous knowledge of electro-mechanical systems will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of the physical design and principles of operation of a wide variety of sensor and actuator types which will give you the skills to select and specify appropriate devices for a range of practical applications. This will include data acquisition techniques and signal analysis, with case studies related to a selection of consumer, medical, automation, aerospace, etc products. About one third of the Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~60%), laboratory practicals (~20%) and a group assignment (~20%). Covers UKSpec CEng US3, EA1-4, D1 & 4, EP1-4 & 6 & 8.

• MEC2107 Thermal Systems Engineering

This module has three main aims. Firstly, it develops a conceptual overview and understanding of energy and its use, following up with an understanding of the drivers behind the need to manage energy use sustainably and economically. Secondly, it provides an understanding of the thermodynamic principles underlying work transfer (fluid power – hydraulics and pneumatics) and heat transfer in manufacturing processes. Thirdly, it develops an understanding of environment control (psychometry) in a manufacturing industry context. About one third of Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment is by examination (~50%), laboratory report (~10%), energy management case study oral report (~10%) and design reports (~30%). Covers UKSpec CEng EA2, D2 & 4, ES1-2, EP1 & 3-7.{article_slider_end}

Year 2 Semester 1

• MEC3101 Numerical & Analytical Methods (B)

This module enhances awareness in the application of advanced numerical and analytical tools for system modelling (Design of Experiments) and identification (time series), numerical continuum mechanics (partial differential equation) modelling and heuristic optimisation for design and process optimisation(including neural networks). About 40% of Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~50%) and three mini-projects (~50%). Covers UKSpec CEng US2, EA2-3, EP7.

• MEC3103 Product Design Engineering

Building on MEC2103, this module aims to teach the methodology, detail and practice of designing products for both batch and mass production, deepening knowledge, skills and application. Design for different modes of production requires special care if the products are to be successful. This module is case study driven and will focus on the need to manage the complex design process. About 40% of the credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will include examination (~30%), design assignments (~40%) and an individual presentation (~30%). Covers UKSpec CEng EA1-4, D1-6, ES1-4, EP1 & 3-7.

• MEC3105 Mechatronic Systems

Year 2 brings the fundamentals taught in Year 1 into an applications and systems framework. This module gives students knowledge and understanding of mechatronic concepts and their application in the design of products and systems, with case studies of intelligent systems such as automated handling, CNC machine tools, contemporary consumer products, high accuracy metrology, high speed mechanisms, etc. About 45% of Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~50%) and a detailed design feasibility study for a concept mechatronic system (~50%). Covers UKSpec CEng US3, EA1-4, D1 & 4, EP1-4 & 6 & 8.

• MEC3106 Operations & Production Management

Focussing on the field of operations management, starting with a review of products and production systems, competitiveness and strategic issues, project management and planning, including bringing new engineering products to fruition successfully. Group technology, lean thinking, reliability-centred maintenance and supply chain management are all addressed. About one third of Credit hours are class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~20%), individual and team oral (~40%) and written (~40%) reports. Covers UKSpec CEng EA2, D2 & 4, ES1-2, EP1 & 3-7.

Year 2 Semester 2

• MEC3102 Robotics & Automation

This module builds on Year 1 by equipping you with knowledge and understanding of robotic and industrial automation principles and the key components that make up robotic systems, to enable you to specify and apply robotic systems to industrial applications, including mobile robots and autonomous systems. Design principles and sensor/control system requirements are introduced and analysed, with case studies used to illuminate real robotic problems. About 45% of Credit hours will be class-based. Assessment will be by examination (~60%) and a software robot simulation and modelling assignment (~40%). Covers UKSpec CEng US3, EA1-4, D1 & 4, EP1-4 & 6 & 8.

• MEC3104 Developments in Materials & Processes

Through a series of “appreciation” presentations on modern materials and processes plus a series of case studies which illustrate the selection of materials and processes for industrial applications and current developments in innovative materials and processing routes. Students should become able to research information on new materials and processes. About 40% of Credit hours will be seminar classes. Assessment will be by examination (~20%), seminar presentations (~40%) and assignment reports (~40%). Covers UKSpec CEng US1 & 3, EA1 & 4, D1-3, ES3, EP4 & 7.

• MEC3190 Manufacturing Engineering Project (Singapore)

This “capstone” to the degree requires students to undertake a significant individual design & manufacturing engineering task set by a supervisor and to report this in ways appropriate to professional engineering in industry. Topics will vary widely and may contain components of materials, electronics, engineering science, mathematical modelling, industrial management, etc. Students will be exposed to literature search, data acquisition, project planning, various tools for analysis as required, detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of engineering, etc. Students will be expected to take ownership of their projects and progress these with the minimum of direction. There are no timetabled classes but students will be expected to report progress at regular supervisory meetings. Assessment will be by final report (~40%), Logbook (~35%), Oral Presentation (~15%) and Poster (~10%). Depending on exact nature of project, covers at least UKSpec CEng EA3-4, D1 & 4, ES2-4, EP3-4 & 8.

ELIGIBILITY

Newcastle University
Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Applicants must note the following additional English requirements for this programme:

(To be submitted before class commencement)

  1. GCE O-Level English must be C6 or better, or
  2. IELTS 6.5 or better

Elective modules in Advanced or Higher Mathematics or Mathematics for Engineering at Diploma or Diploma Plus level will help prepare you for study on these programmes but are not essential for entry except where shown.

Polytechnic Diploma

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Digital & Precision Engineering
  • Engineering with Business
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Nanotechnology & Materials Science

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Aerospace Technology
  • Automation & Mechatronic Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Marine & Offshore Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Product Design & Innovation 2

Note:

1 Either Mechanical Engineering option Or Automation & Mechatronic Systems option with electives in both Engineering Materials Science and Mechanics of Machines & Materials.

2 Diploma Plus in Advanced Engineering Mathematics or Diploma Plus in Mechanical Technology is essential.

Republic Polytechnic

  • Aerospace Engineering

Note: Advanced Mathematics I & II are essential

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Engineering Systems
  • Engineering with Business
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechatronics

Note: Special Elective in Higher Engineering Mathematics are essential for both Diplomas

 

OIP

Newcastle University
Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering, BEng(Hons)

All students will have to complete a 4-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, academic lectures, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to companies, museums and key cultural sites.

The estimated cost of the overseas immersion programme ranges from S$4,000 to S$5,000.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

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Classmates and the student leaders at the St. James Park dressing room
(Photo courtesy of Teo Hwee Leng)

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Visit our home campus and experience the life of being an overseas student!
(Photo courtesy of Abdul Hakim Bin Johari and Muhammad Faizal Bin Mohamed)

“Having the opportunity to travel halfway across the globe, the newcastle experience was amazing. Pleasant climate, historic buildings, lovely English people; it’s really hard for anyone not wanting to go back again.”
- (Teo Hwee Leng, Class of 2011)

 

CONTACT US / LOCATION

Newcastle University
Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering, BEng(Hons)

For admission-related queries, please email to Adm@SingaporeTech.edu.sg
For general and programme-related queries, please email to AcdPrg@SingaporeTech.edu.sg

Liew Chin Kian Edmund

Assistant Professor Edmund Liew
Programme Director

koh sok yuin lisa

Ms Lisa Koh
Assistant Manager, Academic Programmes

Location:
SIT@NYP Building
172A Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Singapore 567739

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