UNDERGRADUATE COURSES - AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Engineering Tripos Part II
In their final two years, undergraduates taking Part II of the Engineering Tripos:
- Specialise in considerable depth in a chosen area of engineering;
- Acquire up-to-date knowledge and understanding of theory and practice in a chosen area of engineering, in an atmosphere informed by research;
- Continue to develop skills in modelling, analysis and problem solving;
- Develop creativity, synthesis and design skills, and the ability to create engineering design solutions;
- Design and evaluate experiments and computer software;
- Continue to develop communication, teamwork, management and leadership skills;
- Develop the facility for independent learning, open-mindedness, and the spirit of critical enquiry;
- Develop the ability to tackle unforeseen technical and management demands and to apply new technologies in novel situations with confidence and competence;
- Develop their full potential as innovators and future leaders in industry, the professions, public service, academic teaching and research.
At the end of the courses leading to Part II of the Engineering Tripos undergraduates should:
- by means of lecture courses, associated course requirements, examples papers and appropriate reading have gained an understanding in depth of engineering science in specialised areas;
- have progressed further with all but the first of the general objectives for Part I of the Engineering Tripos;
- by means of team projects have developed cooperative, management and communication skills as well as practical professional knowledge;
- by means of a major project in either design or research have developed creativity, innovation and a capacity for independent learning and enquiry.
Progress is measured and promulgated by the same means as for Part I of the Engineering Tripos.
Detailed objectives for each element of the course are given with the syllabuses for each series of lectures and with the instruction sheets for coursework