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EG504Q: INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING FOR LIFE SCIENTISTS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:55


Course Overview

This course will introduce the key principles in engineering science. Topics cover fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, chemical reaction, mechanics in materials and electricity.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Wenbo Zhan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • Master Of Science In Biomedical Engineering

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course is offered to students with non-engineering background. It will focus on the essential principles in engineering science. Students will gain fundamental knowledge in different areas of engineering science, and will develop skills to analyse practical problems. Lectures and tutorials are on the topics of fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, chemical reaction, mechanics in materials and electricity.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University week11
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

First Attempt

1x Lab Report (30%)
1x Online Open-Book Exam (70%)

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyFormulate and tackle mathematical and conceptual problems, applying key principles from engineering science
ProceduralAnalysePerform quantitative analyses of practical problems in engineering, showing working knowledge of appropriate mathematical techniques and SI units
ReflectionEvaluateAcknowledge special and limiting cases and the assumptions involved in quantitative analyses for engineering practices
ReflectionCreateDiscuss the opportunities and limitations for solving practical problems in terms of engineering principles
ProceduralApplyCommunicate scientific or engineering information with good standards of academic integrity through original, clear and accurate means
ProceduralAnalyseIdentify and manage hazards in a workplace environment through risk assessment leading to best practice

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