UNDERGRADUATE COURSES - AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Engineering Tripos Part I
In their first two years, whilst taking Part I of the Engineering Tripos, undergraduates:
- Develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals of engineering science across a broad range of engineering disciplines;
- Acquire basic skills in modelling and analysis and the ability to solve straightforward technical problems;
- Acquire basic design skills and the ability to create simple engineering designs using a multi-disciplinary approach;
- Develop an awareness of the responsibilities of engineers in economic, social and environmental matters;
- Develop practical skills and the ability to conduct and evaluate experiments;
- Learn to create and evaluate computer software;
- Develop communication skills, both oral and written;
- Develop co-operative skills through group and teamwork activities;
- Acquire basic study skills and develop independence of learning;
- Develop a responsible and professional attitude.
At the end of the Part I course undergraduates should:
- by means of lecture courses, associated examples papers and appropriate reading have learnt the fundamental principles of engineering science;
- by means of laboratory courses have witnessed phenomena associated with the material in the lecture courses, have gained an understanding of experimental methods and have experience of experimental techniques;
- by means of practical computing courses be able to create and evaluate software;
- by means of projects have been introduced to research and design;
- by means of a course in exposition and subsequent practice have developed powers of presentation both orally and in writing;
- by means of lecture courses, occasional lectures, essay assignments and industrial experience have gained an introduction to manufacture, management and the economic, environmental and social responsibilities of engineers.
The progress of each undergraduate is measured by tripos examinations and by assessed coursework. Tripos classes and details of marks are notified to undergraduates by their Director of Studies in the Colleges, and progress with coursework is published progressively on notices in the various laboratories.
Achievement of the general objectives is dependent on an undergraduate reaching detailed objectives set for individual activities of the course. These detailed objectives are listed in the syllabuses for each series of lectures and the instruction sheets for coursework.
Engineering Tripos Part II