The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineering intellectual who can identify, assess and formulate the engineering needs of the society at large, and research and solve the identified engineering problems creatively and innovatively, by applying scientific, mathematical, engineering, economic and other relevant principles and methods. The qualification prepares students for an engineering science, design and project-based career through fundamental understanding, use and appropriate application of engineering methods, skills, tools and information technology. The qualification also provides a platform for lifelong learning.
The student should be able to:
- Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering problems creatively and innovatively by applying knowledge of mathematics, basic science and engineering sciences from first principles.
- Plan and manage small engineering projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering practice.
- Work effectively, individually and with others, as a member of a team, group, organization, and community or in multi-disciplinary environments.
- Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence and exercise judgment based on knowledge and expertise.
- Plan and conduct appropriate levels of investigation, research and/or experiments by applying relevant theories and methodologies, and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering audiences and the community at large, using appropriate structure, style, and graphical support.
- Use and assess appropriate research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in engineering practice, and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering activities on society and the environment.
- Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits.
- Employ various learning strategies and skills to master module outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning, to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the interdisciplinary field.
- Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically.
- Demonstrate, where applicable, cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering activities.
- Explore, where applicable, education and career opportunities.
- Organise and develop entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering problem-solving, design, technical research, and managerial skills.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- Refer to Faculty Regulation E.3 for the minimum admission requirements for this programme.
- Students are selected on academic merit and a personal interview if deemed necessary.
- The number of student enrolments will be limited.
Refer to Faculty Regulations EB4 and EB5, stipulating the promotion requirements for Engineering Sciences programmes and the requirements for awarding a passed with distinction BIng degree.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.