Engineering Science (Apprenticeship)


This module introduces the student to the basic ideas of chemistry and mechanics. It covers atomic models, chemical equations, basic mechanical concepts (mass, density, pressure, forces), gas laws, heat transfer, statics and kinematics. The module aims to give the students an understanding of the scientific principles underlying engineering systems and components with emphasis on the underlying principles of mechanical systems and components.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish and explain basic mechanical concepts such as mass, density, pressure, forces, energy, power and explain the relationship between them.

  2. Explain basic concepts of the atom, molecule, chemical equation, polymer.

  3. Perform algebraic manipulations and substitutions of physical formulae to solve simple problems using appropriate units.

  4. Apply models and laws of physics to solve simple density, pressure, heat transfer, equilibrium, friction and kinematics problems.

  5. Solve problems of pressure, temperature and volume using the gas laws.

  6. Carry out practical laboratory experiments in a safe and ethical manner; make appropriate analyses, using graphs and/or calculations,
    of measured and recorded experimental data, and communicate the results effectively.

% Coursework 40%
% Final Exam 60%