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BEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering

The BEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering is usually studied as part of the Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship.

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Welcome to BEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering

The BEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering is usually studied as part of the Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship. The degree aims to provide a broad knowledge and understanding of mechanical, electro-mechanical, and control engineering that is informed by the research activities of the academic staff, but draws deeply on the practices and experiences of a modern industrial workplace.

The programme is tailored to the needs of those aged 18 and over that are commencing an engineering career within industry or those presently working in the industry looking to advance their engineering qualifications. The programme has three streams that align with three level 6 degree apprenticeship standards, with a focus on mechanical, electrical, or control engineering. This programme may also be studied independently of the apprenticeship scheme by students wishing to undertake their degree part-time with the same blended-learning delivery.

Typical job roles are dependent upon the particular specialism and its associated apprenticeship standard. The mechanical stream follows the Manufacturing Engineer standard, the electrical stream follows the Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer standard, and the control stream follows the Control/Technical Support Engineer standard.

The programme offers an industrially relevant degree programme that places students' learning experience at the centre of every activity and provides students with the partial academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

The course aims to produce graduates who can apply fundamental scientific principles and mathematical techniques in order to conceive, realise, create, and innovate solutions to real-world engineering problems. Students are also expected to develop an awareness of engineering in the wider social, ethical, sustainable, and economic context.

How You Study

The first two levels of study are designed to lay the common foundations of engineering principles. The final level provides an opportunity for students to deepen their education through a broad range of specialist modules.

Delivery is through blended-learning, combining distance-learning utilising a range of delivery and assessment methods and supported by online interactive tutorials with academic tutors.

This online delivery is supported by three weeks on campus throughout the year with the aim of consolidating learning and offering collaborative and interactive aspects to reinforce the content from the online modules.

In addition to this, contact via Skype calls or equivalent, workplace visits, and progress review meetings are carried out regularly as part of the programme.

- Tutorials and Example Classes draw heavily on the students' workplace experiences. These classes provide an opportunity for students to explore and resolve problems under staff guidance and direction.

- Workshops are used to enable students to work on "open-ended" problems related to real engineering situations. They also provide opportunities for developing team-working and communication skills as well as individual skills.

- Laboratory Classes are used to introduce experimental techniques and practical methods. They provide an opportunity for students to practice team-working and communication skills.

Wherever possible, the programme will make the maximum use of industry-university links so that graduates have the chance to gain practical experience in modern commercial and managerial practices appropriate to the engineering industry.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

CAD and Technical Drawing 2022-23EGR1012MLevel 42022-23The purpose of this module is to provide students with development opportunities for the practical skills that are required throughout their studies, and beyond. Students have the opportunity to develop their engineering communication skills and gain 3D computer modelling experience. This module emphasises the importance of integrating skills and knowledge from different parts of the degree programme in order to solve problems through the application of fundamental engineering science. The material introduced in this module will be revisited during the subsequent years of the degree programme.CoreComputing and Programming for Engineers 2022-23EGR1013MLevel 42022-23Many sectors of engineering require high levels of computer literacy and the ability to write computer programs for problem solving is highly desirable. In learning the fundamentals of computer programming, logical thinking, and problem solving, skills can be developed and coding techniques learnt, that can support the study of modules in upcoming years. This module delivers the concepts of structured computer programming and lab time is allocated for implementing these concepts. Students are provided with opportunities to plan, write, and debug their own computer programs.CoreElectrical and Electronic Technology 2022-23ELE1004MLevel 42022-23An understanding of the basic principles and many of the important practical applications of electronic and electrical engineering is now essential to practitioners of other disciplines, especially to mechanical engineers. The aim of this module is to provide a foundation in electrical engineering and electronics.CoreEngineering Mechanics 2022-23EGR1016MLevel 42022-23The module can be divided into two topics: Statics and Mechanics: The primary aim of the study of engineering mechanics is to develop students' capacity to predict the effects of force and deformation in the course of carrying out the creative design function of engineering. As students' undertake the study of solids and forces (first statics, mechanics, then dynamics) they can build a foundation of analytical capability for the solution of a great variety of engineering problems. Modern engineering practice demands a high level of analytical capability, and the study of mechanics can help in developing this. Dynamics: The study of dynamics gives students the opportunity to analyse and predict the motion of particles and bodies with and without reference to the forces that cause this motion. Successful prediction requires the ability of visualise physical configurations in terms of real machines ( in addition to knowledge of physical and mathematical principles of mechanics) and actual constraints and the practical limitations which govern the behaviour of machines.CoreIntroduction to Robotics 2022-23ELE1002MLevel 42022-23The aim of this module is to introduce students to robotics engineering by providing a broad overview of diverse robotics applications. The focus of this introductory module will be on the main technological aspects of robots as truly mechatronic systems, including mechanical configurations, sensing and actuation systems and programming methods. Some considerations about the mathematical description of robots will be provided. Finally, students will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of designing a robotic system using an educational robotic kit.CoreMaterials and Methods of Manufacture 2022-23EGR1004MLevel 42022-23The selection of materials and manufacturing method is an integral part of the engineering design procedure. The purpose of this module is to introduce the fundamental properties of engineering materials through an understanding of the atomic and molecular interactions within the material. Students are introduced to the technology of manufacturing processes and how the selection of manufacturing processes are influenced by, and subsequently affect, material properties.CoreMathematical Skills for Engineers 2022-23EGR1014MLevel 42022-23A good mathematical grounding is essential for all engineers. The theory developed in this module aims to underpin the other engineering modules studied at level one. Wherever possible, mathematical theory is taught by considering a real example, to present students the mathematical tools they might need for the science they follow. Solutions are considered by both analytical and numerical techniques.CoreProfessional and Workshop Skills 2022-23EGR1015MLevel 42022-23The purpose of this module is to provide students with development opportunities for the practical skills that are required throughout their studies, and beyond into their careers as professional engineers. Students will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, and begin the process of reflective practice in order to take responsibility for managing their own learning. It aims to introduce students to basic workshop practices and provides an understanding of rules and procedures that may be applicable in such an environment. The statistics topic introduces typical quantitative analysis methods for industrial engineering. These methods aims to enable the students to model industrial variables, framing the problem and making decisions in an uncertain environment.CoreApplied Thermofluids 2023-24EGR2014MLevel 52023-24This module can be divided into two topics: Thermodynamics: Thermodynamics is an essential part of engineering all over the world. It is a basic science that deals with energy interactions in physical systems, and the purpose of this module is to study the relationships between heat (thermos) and work (dynamics). This module presents a range of real-world engineering applications to give students a feel for engineering practice and an intuitive understanding of the subject matter. Fluid Mechanics: Fluid Mechanics is the branch of applied mechanics that is concerned with the statics and dynamics of liquids and gases. The analysis of the behaviour of fluids is based upon the fundamental laws of applied mechanics, which relate to the conservation of mass-energy and the force-momentum equation. However, instead of dealing with the behaviour of individual bodies of known mass, Fluid Mechanics is concerned with the behaviour of a continuous stream of fluid. For this reason, Fluid Mechanics is studied separately to other mechanics modules. Due to the similarity of the mathematical techniques, Fluid Mechanics are studied with Thermodynamics.CoreControl Systems 2023-24EGR2006MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to provide students with a firm grounding in Classical Control methods, which will enable them to work with systems and control engineers, and prepare students on the control stream for advanced topics in the level three and four modules. Students will be introduced to Control in relation to engineering systems, and in particular to develop methods of modelling the control of processes. Techniques are explored with particular reference to common practical engineering problems and their solutions, and the application of SIMULINK in this process.CoreData Modelling and Simulation 2023-24EGR2010MLevel 52023-24The purpose of this programme of mathematical study is to give students the opportunity to become more competent in calculations using a range of mathematical tools. The content builds upon that delivered in the first year, and gives students the opportunity to extend their analytical skills by introducing more advanced topics that may form part of the modern engineers skill set.CoreElectrical Power and Machines 2023-24ELE2004MLevel 52023-24Students will be introduced to electrical machines and power systems and their practical applications, supported by practical analysis/synthesis methods. This ability is fundamental for the students with mechanical engineering background, if they are to be able to handle electromechanical problems encountered in real life situations. Students will further have the opportunity to explore a general methodology for the calculation of electromechanical energy conversion. Students can obtain an appreciation of the features and characteristics of different types of electromechanical machines and drives and their applications.CoreIndustrial Engineering 2023-24EGR2011MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide an introduction to the subject of industrial engineering. Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering dealing with the optimisation of complex processes or systems. It is concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, economic resources, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis and synthesis, as well as the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems or processes. The various topics include management science, cost and value engineering, business economics and finance, engineering management, supply chain management, operations research, health and safety engineering, operation management.CoreMechatronics Systems 2023-24ELE2003MLevel 52023-24The term mechatronics integrates mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of products and processes. As a result, many products which used to have mechanical functions have had many replaced with ones involving microprocessors. This has resulted in much flexibility, easier redesign and reprogramming, and the ability to carry out automated data collection and reporting. A consequence of this approach is the need for engineers to adopt an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering. The overall aim of this module is to give a comprehensive coverage of topics, such as analogue and digital signals, digital logic, sensors and signal conditioning, data acquisition systems, data presentation systems, mechanical and electrical actuation systems, microcontroller programming and interfacing, system response and modelling, and feedback control. Students may make extensive use of Simulink and a MATLAB support packages based an Arduino board, which allow for graphical simulation and programming of real-time control systems. The module serves as an introductory course to more advanced courses such as Measurement and Testing, Sensors, Actuators and Controllers, and Embedded Systems.CoreAnalogue Electronics 2023-24ELE2001MLevel 52023-24Analogue electronics covers the tools and methods necessary for the creative design of useful circuits using active devices. The module stresses insight and intuition, applied to the design of transistor circuits and the estimation of their performance.OptionalApplied Dynamics and Vibrations 2023-24EGR2008MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to consolidate and build on the ideas and skills introduced in level one. Students have the opportunity to develop their ability to model dynamic systems with particular reference to vibration analysis in practical engineering applications.OptionalDigital Systems and Microprocessors 2023-24ELE2002MLevel 52023-24This module aims to introduce digital system design, the principles of programmable logic devices, the implementation of combinational and sequential circuits, and the principles of hardware design using Verilog, a specialist hardware description language.OptionalSolid Body Mechanics 2023-24EGR2012MLevel 52023-24This programme of study will extend the ideas and skills introduced in the first year. Students have the opportunity to learn how to carry out strength and deflection analyses for a variety of simple load cases and structures. Students also have the opportunity to understand the simplifications used in such analyses. This course demonstrates the role of stress analysis and failure prediction in the design environment.OptionalRobotics and Automation 2024-25ELE3005MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and other key elements in robotics, its interdisciplinary nature and its role and applications in automation. The module starts with the history and definition of robotics and its role in automation with examples. The module continues by studying a number of issues related to classifying, modelling and operating robots, followed by an important aspect of the robotics interdisciplinary nature i.e. its control and use of sensors and interpretation of sensory information as well as vision systems. Students will also have the opportunity to be introduced to the topics of networked operation and teleoperation, as well as robot programmingCoreSignal Processing and System Identification 2024-25EGR3031MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to introduce students to theory and methodology of advanced techniques relevant to engineering systems, in order to design and implement filters and systems. System identification is a general term to describe mathematical tools and algorithms that build dynamic models from measured data. A dynamic model in this context is a mathematical description of the dynamic behaviour of a system or process in either the time or frequency domain. Students are given the opportunity to investigate methods by which they can perform useful operations on signals in either discrete or time-varying measurement.CoreAdvanced Manufacturing Processes and Systems 2024-25EGR3026MLevel 62024-25The selection of materials and manufacturing method is an integral part of the design and manufacturing procedure for producing parts and products. The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to learn how to select appropriate materials, processing methods and manufacturing systems to produce components and products, both existing and novel. The student is introduced to contemporary manufacturing processes and systems in an effort to select effective and efficient manufacturing processes and systems.OptionalBuilding Automation Systems 2024-25EGR3038MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to introduce students to modern Building Automation Systems. In particular, Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems will be presented as a crucial element of a BAS. The topic will be discussed considering energy efficiency as a key requirement and will be presented by means of wide range of real scenarios and case studies. Students will also have the chance to work on a real BAS experimental setup.OptionalCombustion, Fuels and Energy 2024-25EGR3029MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to learn the background ito combustion theory. Students will be introduced to traditional and renewable fuels, their combustion and utilisation and the resulting environmental impacts. Combustion applications for energy production will be introduced along with the politics revolving around these energy applications. The module will also consider energy policy in terms of usage.OptionalCommunication Systems 2024-25ELE3001MLevel 62024-25The module aims to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and other key elements in communication systems and the theory involved in their design. Students are introduced to analogue and digital communication systems, as well as to the use of information theory in the framework of communication systems and their performance. An important aspect of this module is studying the topics of random processes and noise, sampling and quantization, and introducing students to key issues of filter design and modulation. Laboratory work will be carried out in Matlab/Simulink or equivalent software tool.OptionalComputational Fluid Dynamics 2024-25EGR3005MLevel 62024-25The purpose of this module is to introduce the full Navier-Stokes equations and give the physical significance of each term in the equations. Students are introduced to CFD techniques appropriate for practical engineering applications, (the finite volume method), and they have the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience of commercial CFD packages. This module offers students the opportunity to model industrial fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems.OptionalElectrical Machine Design 2024-25ELE3002MLevel 62024-25This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of operation of various types of electrical machines. It aims to equip students with basic experimental and modelling skills for handling problems associated with electrical machines. This module will give students the opportunity to develop an appreciation of design and operational problems in the electrical power industry. Students are also introduced to the modern CAD environment in relation to design of electromechanical devices.OptionalEnergy Systems and Conversion 2024-25EGR3030MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the machines used in power generation applications, with a main focus on the principles of operation of machines used in base load power generation (gas turbines), but all rotating machines in power generation are considered. Students may then develop a methodology for measuring the impact of machines from energy and materials usage, standpoints, and to better understand where opportunities exist to increase the efficiency of energy machines, systems and devices. Students will have the opportunity to build models of mass and energy flow through existing and proposed machines. These models are then used to pinpoint the most efficient and least efficient steps of device operation. This syllabus can be divided into two topics Fundamentals of Machines in Power and Energy: The module begins with the theory of gas turbines, based on fundamental thermodynamic and fluid mechanic analyses and introduces methods for improving efficiencies and increasing specific work outputs. Energy Systems Analysis: Students may strengthen and expand their fundamental knowledge of thermodynamics, and apply this to develop a better understanding of energy systems and machine systems.OptionalFinite Element Analysis 2024-25EGR3006MLevel 62024-25The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the theory and practice of the finite element method, with applications in stress analysis, heat transfer, and general field problems in order to complement other modules in these subjects. Students have the opportunity to learn of the capabilities and limitations of the finite element method and the practical problems involved in successfully modelling engineering structures and components.OptionalIndustrial Automation 2024-25EGR3039MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to introduce students to modern industrial automation architectures. The module is composed of three parts: i) Sensors and actuators; ii) industrial networks; iii) Programmable logic controllers. In the first part students will have the opportunity to learn the main technological aspects of sensors and actuators used in industrial automation. The second part will explore how distributed architecture works, with an in-depth overview of the most common fieldbus and industrial Ethernet HW/SW protocols. The third part will explore Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) focusing both on the HW/SW architecture and on the main programming languages according to the IEEE61131-3 standard. Finally, students will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working on industrial automation test beds.OptionalIndustrial Project 2024-25EGR3040MLevel 62024-25In this module, students are expected to take an academic approach to a work-based problem to create design concepts and solutions that produce an engineering artefact and extend understanding. It provides the opportunity for students to apply their engineering and scientific knowledge gained within the programme in a realistic and substantial team project, and gain experience in team and project management in addition to the research based activity. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and initiative in carrying out a demanding investigation and design. As teams, students will negotiate with their client, be it an academic supervisor or the external sponsor, develop team working skills, plan their project, and present their work through meetings, reports and oral presentation. Teams will be expected to analyse their different specialist skills, to present the most comprehensive and effective approach to the problem.OptionalInternet of Things and Smart Electronics 2024-25ELE3006MLevel 62024-25This module is intended to introduce students with the fast growing area of consumer electronics design. Apart from interface and size issues, portable consumer electronics present some of the toughest design and engineering challenges in all of technology. This module breaks the complex design process down into its component parts, detailing every crucial issue from interface design to chip packaging, focusing upon the key design parameters of convenience, utility and size.OptionalMaterials Science and Engineering 2024-25EGR3025MLevel 62024-25The purpose of this module is to enable students to deepen their understanding of the key engineering materials with respect to material characteristics, their internal aspects, mechanical as well as the physical properties. This module aims to consolidate students' learning from other modules within the areas of engineering science, materials, manufacturing technology and manufacturing processes.OptionalNew and Sustainable Product Design 2024-25EGR3001MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to experience a real engineering design situation as part of a group. Students have the opportunity to gain an understanding of strategic, operational, environmental and ethical issues related to new product design and development through a series of lectures covering an appreciation of market and societal dynamics and its effect on the design of new products. This module provides students with the opportunity to understand the tools and techniques available to facilitate sustainable product design and provide knowledge of the product design processes that can reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainable practices.OptionalPower Electronics 2024-25ELE3003MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to provide students with a thorough understanding of power electronics and electrical drives. The first part of the module begins with an overview of the main concepts behind electrical power processing and control. Power semiconductor switches are then introduced and their use as basic components in power electronics systems is deeply investigated. Subsequently, the main power converters architectures are defined and systematically analysed. The second part of the module aims to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of classical electric machines and drives.OptionalSmart Energy Systems 2024-25ELE3007MLevel 62024-25The purpose of this module is to analyse electrical machines, switched mode power-electronic convertors and design power systems for medium to high power applications. Students will have the opportunity to examine the operation characteristics and capabilities of commonly used systems and their control methods. In addition, students may examine the methods and issues surrounding transmission of electrical power, including insight and understanding of power system protection applications and the effects of system design on power quality.OptionalState-Space Control 2024-25EGR3032MLevel 62024-25In control engineering, a state-space representation is a mathematical model of a physical system as a set of input, output and state variables. Students have the opportunity to explore different methods of resolving the control variables in order to analyse systems in a compact and relevant way.Optional

How you are assessed

Students on this course as assessed through a variety of means which may include written examinations, coursework assignments, laboratory reports, technical reports, technical notes, computer-based tests and assessed simulations, demonstrations, dissertations, portfolios, and oral and poster presentations.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship route will require apprentices to pass the University degree, followed by an end point assessment to complete the apprenticeship. The University will continue to support students throughout this assessment.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

New entrants require 104 UCAS points or equivalent at A Level, including a grade C in Mathematics. This equates to a BCC A Level Profile; BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering with a Distinction, Merit, Merit Profile; or an International Baccalaureate of 29 points overall with a higher level grade 5 in maths. An Advanced Apprenticeship in a related subject will be considered.

Existing professionals are required to demonstrate industrial experience and professional competence and should ideally hold vocational and professional qualifications.

Holding GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or equivalent is a requirement for all entrants.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.

Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.