The BSc (Eng) is divided into four years of study. There is a set curriculum for the first three years of study, but a choice of elective units is offered in some branches in the fourth year of study. The first two years provide a solid foundation in the basic sciences and a general engineering education.
Students should note that the curricula for the various engineering programmes are not all the same, even at the first - year level. Units in Mathematics, Mechanics and Physics are largely common but the units in Engineering and Drawing differ to suit the needs of the different branches. Chemistry is taken for the entire year by Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy and Materials students; whereas all other students take a semester long unit in Chemistry. All the branches also have branch - specific units in their first - year curricula.
NEW in 2013: The School with be offering the 3 year BEngSC in Digital Arts.
In the second year some engineering students are required to undergo practical training during the year. The arrangements vary from branch to branch and the training may take place in vacations or during the term. The general objective is for students to be exposed to the more practical aspects of engineering such as visits to industries, 'hands - on' work in workshops or in the field, or practical technical assistance with research projects.
At the end of second and third year, students are required to be employed in industry for a prescribed period.
Design & Research Projects
The final examinations in the fourth year of study in all branches include a design project, in which students are required to undertake a full engineering design appropriate to their branch of engineering, and an extended research project.
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