Using the basic principles of physics with test and measurement instrumentation to produce solutions to typical scientific problems It covers topics such as SI units: basic units, derived units, prefixes dimensions, dimensional analysis, homogeneity and forms of equations vectors and scalars, addition, subtraction and components; motion: graphical approaches and equations of motion. Newton's Laws of Motion, motion under gravity, projectiles, momentum, elastic and inelastic collisions, impulse, static and sliding friction, coefficients of friction; and work, energy, power, work done, potential and kinetic energy.
Academic Skills for Higher Education
This unit covers topics such as: Academic Skills: Higher Education terminology, independent study, time management, note taking, reading techniques, academic writing, critical thinking and writing, referencing methods, exam techniques and oral presentations; Research Skills: Conducting a research project, research design and methodology, analysing and presenting research data; Personal Development Planning: Reflection, skills profiling and action planning; Basic Number Work: Basic arithmetic; and mental calculations.
Foundation Mathematics for Engineering
Analytical and computational techniques in mathematics are essential tools for engineering design, modelling and testing. This unit develops students basic mathematical skills across a range of typical, real world problems in engineering and physical science. The unit prepares students for the mathematics units and the numerical project and design challenges on their engineering degrees, covering topics such as algebra, linear and polynomial equations, trigonometry, functions, calculus, sets and number systems.
Foundation Engineering Design and Practice
This unit helps you develop the essential design and practice skills from sketching to computer-aided design and coding, with workshop skills to build and test prototypes and to connect and control smart devices.
English and Academic Practice (Optional Unit)
This unit is designed to provide those whose first language is not English and who come from outside the EU with the language and study skills needed for effective transfer to UK undergraduate courses at Manchester Met. You will learn to present themselves effectively in speaking and writing and to use printed, electronic and other materials and resources efficiently for higher education study. Course content will include language and study skills activities.
English for Academic Study (Optional Unit)
The unit focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking, from within both an academic and general context. The unit is designed for non-native English speakers to prepare them for the academic demands of their degree course, as well as helping them with daily English needs. The unit content is largely based on the development of academic skills, notably writing and speaking, to give you confidence in your written work and oral presentations. General English is also focused on, however, as the means to helps you develop your abilities in English communication needed outside the classroom.