Module registration

Registrations take place at different times depending on the department hosting the module, details are included on the module pages. Detailed instructions on eligibility will be issued by your home department.

Year 4 undergraduate student scheme

The first two or three years of your degree programme have given you firm foundations for a career in your chosen discipline.  But twenty-first century engineers need much more.

Increasingly, the really ground-breaking innovations are generated when engineers work within inter-disciplinary teams and at the boundaries of their individual fields.  The Inter-Departmental Exchange (IDX) scheme offers an opportunity to learn and use another specialist 'language'.  

Your department has chosen a suitable subset of modules to offer through IDX.  Along with your 'home' electives, these allow you to select a set which pushes the boundaries without becoming incoherent.

You will need to check the pre-requisites for IDX courses against your own strengths, and read around the subjects. IDX course assessments are run and examinations marked, ONLY by the host department.

The default exam dates* for modules are:

  • Autumn term AM modules: morning of Thursday 3 May 2018
  • Autumn term PM modules: morning of Friday 4 May 2018
  • Spring term AM modules: morning of Thursday 10 May 2018
  • Spring term PM modules: morning of Friday 11 May 2018

*Exam dates may vary, so please check the accordion below for details on each module.

For more information contact your department undergraduate office.

Autumn term 2017/18

Applications of fluid dynamics AE4-401

Module Information

Host department: Aeronautics

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Mechanical Engineering.

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS

Applications open: 09.00 on 18 May 2017

Applications close: 09.00 on 17 July 2017

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 10

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 25

Criteria used to select students: Random allocation

Exam: Friday 19 January 2018, 10.00-12.30

Biomechanics BE4-MBMX

Module information

Host department: Bioengineering

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, and Y3 from Aeronautics.

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS for Mechanical Engineering students; via the Department of Aeronautics for Aero students.

Applications open: 1 June 2017

Applications close: October 2017

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 100

Optimisation EE4-29

Module information

Host department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computing, Mechanical Engineering and Materials, as well as Y3 from Aeronautics.

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via the Deparmtent of Aeronautics for Aeronautics students; via the visiting students link for all other students.

Applications open: September 2017

Applications close: Week 3 of Autumn term

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: No cap

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 10

Criteria used to select students: n/a

Modelling and control of multi-body mechanical systems EE4-47

Module information

Host department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Time slot: PM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials and Mechanical Engineering.

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via the visiting students link

Applications open: September 2017

Applications close: Week 3 of Autumn term

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: No cap

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 15

Criteria used to select students: n/a

Nuclear materials I MSE-414

Module information

Host department: Materials

Time slot: PM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS

Applications open: From 1 June 2017

Applications close: TBC

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: TBC

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 5

Criteria used to select students: First come, first assigned a place

Nuclear thermal hydraulics ME4-MNUTH

Module information

Host department: Mechanical Engineering

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Materials and Chemical Engineering.

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS

Applications period 1 open: 18 May 2017
Applications period 1 close: 17 July 2017

Applications period 2 open: 1 October 2017
Applications period 2 close: 17 November 2017

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 10

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 5

Criteria used to select students: First come, first assigned a place if module is oversubscribed

Spring term 2017/18

Computer assistive and rehabilitive devices BE3-HHCARD

Module information

Host department: Bioengineering

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Computing and Mechanical Engineering

FHEQ Level: 6

How to apply: Via the School of Design Engineering for Design students; via DSS for all other students

Applications open: 1 June 2017

Applications close: October 2017

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 10

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 10

Criteria used to select students: Exam results from previous year

Advanced tissue engineering MSE 418

Module information

Host department: Materials

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Materials and Bioengineering

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS

Applications open: From 1 June 2017

Applications close: TBC

August resit opportunity: No

Human neuromechanical control and learning BE9-MHNCL

Module information

Host department: Bioengineering

Time slot: PM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Computing, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS

Applications open: 1 June 2017

Applications close: October 2017

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 10

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 1

Criteria used to select students: None

Nuclear chemical engineering CE4-30

Module information

Host department: Chemical Engineering

Time slot: PM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Materials

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS

Applications open: August 2017

Applications close: Week 3 Autumn term

August resit opportunity: Yes

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 35

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 2

Criteria used to select students: First come, first assigned a place

Sustainable electrical systems EE4-50

Module information

Host department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Bioengineering, Computing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via the visiting students link

Applications open: September 2017

Applications close: Week 3 of Autumn term

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: No cap

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 40

Criteria used to select students: n/a

Design led innovation and enterprise DE3-DLIE

Module Information

Host department: Design Engineering

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Aeronautics (offered to AE3, AE4 H410 Year Abroad (returning students) and AE4 H41E Erasmus/Exchange), Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computing, Electrical Engineering, Materials and Mechanical Engineering.

FHEQ Level: 6

How to apply: Via the Department of Aeronautics for Aero students; via DSS for all other students

Applications open: 1 June 2017

Applications close: 1 September 2017

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 70

Nuclear reactor physics ME4-MNURP

Module information

Host department: Mechanical Engineering

Time slot: AM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Chemical Engineering and Materials

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS

Applications period 1 open: 18 May 2017
Applications period 1 closes: 17 July 2017

Applications period 2 open: 1 October 2017
Applications period 2 closes: 17 November 2017

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 20

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 10

Criteria used to select students: First come, first assigned a place if module is oversubscribed

Combustion ME4-MCMB

Module information

Host department: Mechanical Engineering

Time slot: PM

Who can study this module: Open to Y4 from Materials and Chemical Engineering

FHEQ Level: 7

How to apply: Via DSS

Applications period 1 open: 18 May 2017
Applications period 1 closes: 17 July 2017

Applications period 2 open: 1 October 2017
Applications period 2 closes: 17 November 2017

August resit opportunity: No

Approximate places available to students from other departments: 30

Historic number of applications from students of other departments: 10

Criteria used to select students: First come, first assigned a place if module is oversubscribed