All students study eight core subjects for the first two terms of their second year. These are:
- Thermofluid Mechanics
- Electrical Engineering
- Information Engineering
- Mathematical Methods
- Business Economics
In the third term, you choose two topics from a list of options, representing each of the main professional engineering disciplines, typically:
- Aerothermal Engineering - design of a jet engine.
- Mechanical Engineering - design of a wind turbine.
- Civil and Structural Engineering - design and construction of underground space.
- Engineering for the Life Sciences - learn how engineering principles can be applied to study the structure, function and repair of the eye.
- Manufacturing and Management - bringing technology innovations to market.
- Information Engineering - photo editing and image searching.
- Electrical Engineering - micro and nano-electronic devices.
The core papers supply the educational breadth necessary in modern engineering science, continuing the philosophy of the first year. The advanced topics studied in the second year include the dynamic forces in machine components, the behaviour of heat exchangers, control engineering, the characteristics of electrical machines, and the design of alloys. The optional topics allow you to explore your principal interests in greater depth, in preparation for further specialisation in the third and fourth years.