Chinese


Mechanical Engineering



OVERVIEW

At the end of the programme students should:

1.  Understand the basic principles of Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation Engineering. It includes machinery and manufacture, the efficient use of mechanisms without excessive vibrations and stresses, energy utilization with minimal pollution of the environment and transport.

2.  Understand and apply with critical, analytical and practical skills, the core subject areas of solid mechanics, thermofluids, materials, design, manufacture and computing, together with supporting subjects in mathematics and electronics.

3.  Specialise in the final year by selecting from a range of subjects that are led by active researchers in the field in both Leeds and SWJTU, ensuring state of the art knowledge.

4.  Understand issues of engineering business matters such as: finance, law, marketing, cost, risk and management.

5.  Understand the responsibilities of an engineer to society and to deal with issues such as the environment and health and safety.

6.  Be exposed to industrial seminars and visits.

7.  Develop independent study, practical, team working and communication skills.

8.  Be prepared for employment within a wide range of engineering disciplines, or to study for a postgraduate degree in engineering. and to obtain accreditation as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

9.  Be proficient in the English language in order to be able to work internationally as Mechanical Engineers.


The programme will:

The Program focuses on the development of the students engineering skills, innovative capabilities, and applications of computer technologies and English language literacy, and integrate mechanical engineering technologies with electronic information ones in instruction. Students upon completion of the studies will serve as engineers in mechanical engineering fields covering the design and manufacture of heavy lifting, engineering, and manufacture machinery and equipment etc.



 

Programme Year 1 :

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

-   demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques of physics and mathematics as they will be developed in later years

-  demonstrate independent language learning skills, more subject-specific English vocabulary and grammatical knowledge

-   demonstrate English Language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking as an initial basis on which to develop the academic study skills relevant to studies in Engineering

-  demonstrate good and sensible laboratory practice and the reporting of experiments

-   understand the ways of working an time management expected from Leeds University; in particular as preparation for further years students will demonstrate an understanding of how formative assessments will be used and how to make effective use of private study hours whose content will be less prescribed as the programme advances

-  appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners

 

Transferable (Key) Skills:

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

-  qualities and transferable skills necessary for progression onto their chosen Engineering subject

-  skills necessary for carrying out effective private study and research in support of the modules

-  confidence in communicating in English Language as it is required for further academic development

-  effective teamworking skills

-  effective time management

-  skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility

 

Assessment:

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

-   demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to English Lanaguge, Mathematics and Physics;

-  demonstrating fundamental practical skills through physics laboratory work;

-  demonstrating their ability to use their reading, writing and listening skills to complete a communicative task.

 

Learning Context:

The learning context for this year/award will be predictable, providing a familiarisation with science and language requirements as well as an appreciation of a particular learning environment in preparation for progression onto their chosen Engineering subject.


 

Compulsory Modules

 

Students will be required to study the following Leeds modules:

 


Candidates will be required to study the following XJTU modules (credit weightings approximate):

Military Skills Training (3.3)

Military Theory (6.7)

Moral and legal foundation (10)

Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought and Theories of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics I (10)

Physical Education I (6.7)

Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought and Theories of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics II (10)

The Basic Principles of Marxism (10)

Programme Year 2 :

 

( Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ )

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

-  demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of Mechanical Engineering;

-  use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.

-  be able to communicate the results of their work;

-  present a structured and coherent simple argument;

-  be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of Mechanical Engineering;

-  evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;

-   demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with Mechanical Engineering;

-  appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;

-  demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries;

-   continue to develop a proficiency in the English language in order to be able to read, listen, write, and speak English fluently related to Mechanical Engineering.

 

Transferable (Key) Skills:

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

-  qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the Mechanical Engineering industry;

-  skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility as a Mechanical Engineer;

-  proficiency in the English language relevant for Mechanical Engineers

 

Assessment:

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

-   demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to Mechanical Engineering;

-  work that covers a restricted area of Mechanical Engineering;

-  demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies in Mechanical Engineering and in English;

 

Learning Context:

The learning context for this year/award will be predictable, providing a familiarisation with Mechanical

Engineering and fluency in the English language.




Compulsory Modules

Students will be required to study the following Leeds modules:

 

   

Candidates will be required to study the following XJTU modules (credit weightings approximate):

Chinese Modern and Contemporary History (6.7)

Physical Education II (6.7)

Programme Year 3 :

( Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education )

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

 

-   demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of Mechanical Engineering;

-   apply generic and Mechanical Engineering intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;

-   appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in Mechanical Engineering and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;

-  use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;

-  adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries;

-  effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;

 

Transferable (Key) Skills:

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

-  qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the Mechanical Engineering industry;

-  skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility as a Mechanical Engineer;

-  decision making;

 

Assessment:

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

-   demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of Mechanical Engineering to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical instances;

-  work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;

-  demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the Mechanical Engineering Industry;

-  the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;

 

Learning Context:

The learning context for this year/award will be simple if unpredictable and complex if predictable. The study will be structured within a framework of tasks that provide breadth of study and proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques in Mechanical Engine



Compulsory Modules

  

Students will be required to study the following Leeds modules:

 


Candidates will be required to study ONE the following XJTU modules (credit weightings approximate):

Mechanical Engineering Theory and Design (33.3)

Railway Vehicle Engineering (33.3)

Programme Year 4 :

( Award available for year: Bachelor of Engineering )

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

-   understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge and professional competencies, some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in Mechanical Engineering;

-  deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within Mechanical Engineering;

-  demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;

-  describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;

-  appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in Mechanical Engineering;

-  make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;

-  apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;

-  conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable;

-  understand the application of design to the modern Mechanical Engineering industry.

-   demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of mechanical engineering and its underpinning science and mathematics.

-  appreciate the wider multidisciplinary engineering context and underlying principles.

-  appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the

-  practice of a mechanical engineer.

-  apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to ?real-life? engineering problems.

-   demonstrate creative and innovative ability in the synthesis of solutions and in formulating designs, in particular as proved by their project work.

-  comprehend the broader context of their work and select an appropriate level of detail.

-  demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative methods and computer software relevant to Mechanical Engineering.

 

Transferable (Key) Skills:

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for mechanical engineering the following:

-   the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the Mechanical Engineering industry;

-  the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;

-  the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;

-   the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;

-  the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;

-   the following skills: adaptability to changing requirements, analytical, computer, critical analysis and argument, information retrieval, interpersonal communication, IT, mathematical derivations and solutions, oral presentation, personal initiative, planning and organising, problem solving, research, teamwork, numeracy, time management and written communication.



Assessment:

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for mechanical engineering and will include:

-  demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of Mechanical Engineering;

-  work that draws on a wide variety of material;

-  the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;

-  evidence of the ability to conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within Mechanical Engineering;

-  work that is typically both evaluative and creative;

-   computer exercises, oral presentations, problem solving exercises, project report, short lab projects, unseen exams, viva voce examination.


Learning Context:

The learning context for this year/award will include the use of complex and unpredictable situations. The study will be structured within a framework that provides both breadth and depth and opportunities for demonstrating proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques. Opportunities will be provided for students to develop interests and informed opinions and to undertake some autonomous study.

Compulsory Modules

 

Students will be required to study the following Leeds modules:

 


Optional Modules

 

Students are required to study ONE of the following optional Leeds modules: