This module is aimed at developing your confidence and knowledge in basic mathematical techniques and skills. Topics you will study include: indices and logarithms; basic algebra; elementary geometry; trigonometry functions; vectors; and an introduction to differentiation and integration.
Properties of Matter
In this module you will be introduced to some of the basic structures of matter and how these structures affect material properties and their behaviour and uses in science and engineering. Topics you will study include: elements, compounds, mixtures; chemical and physical changes; basics of bonding; crystalline and amorphous solids; metals, ceramics and polymers; and physical properties such as thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, magnetism and radioactivity.
Mechanics and Waves
The aim of this module is to develop a basic understanding of the principles of mechanics and the fundamental concepts of wave motion. The topics you will study include: laws of statics, kinematics and dynamics; properties of materials in tension and compression; gravitational fields; simple harmonic motion; wave equations; reflection and refraction; and diffraction and
This module builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the Introductory Mathematics module (Term 1). It will cover topics associated with functions, further calculus and numerical methods.
Foundation Electronic and Electrical Engineering
This module aims to develop basic knowledge and skills relevant to electronics and magnetism. Topics you will study include: electric current and charge, resistors, capacitors, inductors, electric and magnetic fields, simple electronic circuits, and magnetic properties and behaviour of materials.
This module aims to develop a number of fundamental concepts associated with the discipline of Chemistry. Topics you will study include: electron configurations; basic ionic, covalent and co-ordinate bonding; relative formula mass and composition; stoichiometry (and balancing equations); moles, concentrations and Avogadro’s number; and reacting quantities calculations.
The Periodic Table
This module covers important concepts such as periodicity and molecular shapes. It also expands and develops the basic bonding theories presented in the pre-requisite module (Introductory Chemistry) in more detail.
Introductory Organic Chemistry
This module aims to develop knowledge and skills in basic organic chemistry. Topics you will study include: nomenclature, isomerism, arrow-pushing mechanisms, reactivity of sp, sp2 and sp3 carbon centres, and basic organic reaction schemes.
This module is linked to the module Introductory Organic Chemistry. It aims to develop further some of the concepts presented in the introductory module, such as isomerism and arrow-pushing schemes. It also covers structure determination using spectroscopic techniques.
This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills in the broad area of physical chemistry. Topics you will study include: gas laws, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and kinetics. It also includes coverage of acids and bases, solubility and electrochemistry. You will also practise some mathematical techniques within a chemical context.
Practical Chemistry (Laboratory)
This laboratory-based module is designed to provide you with experience of practical chemistry. The module seeks to develop your fundamental practical skills, as well as skills associated with maintaining a lab diary, report writing and interpretation of data. It also provides you with training in aspects of health and safety.
Introductory Computer Science
The module introduces issues relating to the representation, storage, exchange and manipulation of information. The module will introduce theoretical and practical aspects of computing. Students will be provided with an understanding of core features of computer science and develop a solid understanding of programming and its limitations.