# KB3016 - Engineering Numerical Skills

## What will I learn on this module?

You will learn to use a range of mathematical tools and techniques that you can apply to a wide variety of engineering activities. These skills and practices also underpin more advanced engineering design and analysis tools, so gaining a good understanding of the basic principles now will help as your progress through this programme and enter the world of engineering. You will become familiar in working with formulae so that you can apply these skills within the engineering disciplines, for example, when investigating changes in processes and systems and when representing mechanical quantities. You will learn techniques in algebra and trigonometry, such as those used by engineers to determine the shape, size, slope, mass, etc., of objects and spaces as well as when and how objects will move or interact. These techniques are important to determine the unknown components in systems such as mechanical, fluid and thermal transfer and flow systems. These techniques are also applied to the solution of design problems such as those involving force, motion and electrical power.

### How will I learn on this module?

Active learning sessions will be used to present you with new material and assist you in exploring key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to authentic engineering problems. A problem-solving focused curriculum will allow you to explore and understand conventional solutions and how they may be appropriate to the area of investigation. Learning activities will enable students to work collaboratively through the development of teamwork and communication skills, and the encouragement of creative thinking to solve engineering problems.

### What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO1. Able to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to well-defined numerical problems.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO2. Apply a systematic approach to the solution of well-defined numerical problems.

MLO3. Communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO4. Able to analyse well-defined problems reaching substantiated conclusions based on numerical approaches.

### How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment
Academic staff on the module will assess you in a formative manner to help build your confidence and highlight any misunderstandings you may have of the theoretical and professional concepts presented in the module. Your formative feedback will be given to you either verbally by academic staff on the module during formally scheduled teaching sessions or using the eLP. Your formative feedback aims to help you learn and prepare for the submission of your summative assessment.

Summative Assessment
Academic staff on the module will assess you in a summative manner by two pieces of coursework. Academic staff on the module will use component 1 to assess your understanding of selected module learning outcomes (MLOs 1 and 2) through problem-solving application type activities. Component 2, a timed electronic exam (competency-based challenge task), is used to evaluate your ability to satisfy MLO 3 and 4.

Feedback will be provided electronically through the eLP or student email within 20 working days of the date of submission.

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### Module abstract

You will learn to use a range of mathematical tools and techniques that you can apply to a wide variety of engineering activities. These skills and practices also underpin more advanced engineering design and analysis tools, so gaining a good understanding of the basic principles now will help as your progress through this programme and enter the world of engineering. You will become familiar in working with formulae so that you can apply these skills within the engineering disciplines, for example, when investigating changes in processes and systems and when representing mechanical quantities. Active learning sessions will be used to introduce you to and explore key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to authentic engineering problems. The module utilises the electronic learning platform (eLP) to provide a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning.

### Course info

UCAS Code H3M5

Credits 20

Mode of Study 1 year Full Time followed by a further 3 years Full Time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

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