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right4me General Engineering – Insights Into University Modules & The Learning Experience With University of East Anglia & The University of Sheffield
12th October 2021 @ 16:15 - 17:15
right4me is a series of subject specific webinars for Year 12 & 13 students, and equivalent. The sessions support students’ current studies and interests by giving an insight into curriculum areas covered in university modules. In addition, by hearing from 2 universities for 30 minutes each, students will appreciate how the further study of General Engineering can vary between institutions, contributing to the depth of their HE research and assisting informed decision making.
In this session we will be joined by two universities, University of East Anglia & The University of Sheffield, who will begin by exploring the fascinating academic content of their General Engineering degree programmes in the form of a mini lecture based on one of their undergraduate modules.
Each university will then offer an insight into the teaching and learning experience related to these modules and to their Engineering degrees more generally, tackling the all important question about whether and when to specialise.
The respective talks and speakers will appear below when confirmed. There will be time and opportunity for participation and questions.
- University of East Anglia: We will be joined by Dr Alex Askounis, Lecturer in the School of Engineering who will present Engineering Principles and Analysis: thermodynamics and heat transfer. Alex will explore the Engineering Principles and Analysis module from UEA’s BEng Engineering course. This module explores the fundamental theories that underpin engineering, and in this session we’ll discuss heat transfer, part of thermodynamics. Engineering is rapidly dropping the traditional barriers of conventional disciplines like Mechanical and Electrical, so Dr Askounis will provide a brief overview of UEA’s General Engineering program, the modules and most importantly how engineering students are equipped with the transferable skills necessary for success.
- The University of Sheffield: The importance of interdisciplinary thinking. Dr Andy Nichols will discuss how his area of expertise (fluid mechanics) must be considered alongside other types of engineering when approaching a modern engineering challenge. The Bahrain World Trade Centre is used as an example case, and students will learn some fundamental fluid mechanics theory in this exciting context. The talk derives content from two undergraduate modules, Thermofluids and Interdisciplinary Design, both of which are studied in year one and then developed further in year two of the General Engineering degree, aiming to give students a range of fundamental engineering principles before students go on to choose their specialism from eleven different pathways. Join to find out why an interdisciplinary mindset is invaluable for modern engineering graduates.
Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of school closures.
As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.
Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students and equivalent studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Engineering and related disciplines.
Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 2 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Engineering at university level.
The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.
Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: