The problems facing today’s engineers are increasingly complex issues such as energy, transportation and sustainability. They draw upon a range of engineering disciplines as well as topics such as policy and human behaviour. To solve these problems, engineers need both sound technical knowledge and a multi-disciplinary perspective.
This multi-disciplinary outlook forms the basis of General Engineering study at King’s. General Engineering students will benefit from a course that builds strong engineering science principles, combined with design and entrepreneurial insight, on an analytical foundation of mathematics and computing.
You will study topics that include design for engineers, programming, robotics, systems engineering, electronics, signal and information processing, mechanics, materials and manufacturing, heat transfer and fluid dynamics. The study of these specialist subjects is underpinned by a design-and-build approach that can be applied to create and improve technology, products and services.
Our course will encourage innovative approaches to problem-solving. This will include individual and collaborative project work with industry and your fellow students, giving you well-rounded team work, communication and negotiation skills that matter in your future workplace.
You are expected to spend approximately 10 hours work per credit for each module you attend in your degree, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, independent study, coursework and preparation for examinations.
You will be assessed through written examinations, project reports, and coursework. For the practical and design elements, you will be assessed through laboratory write-ups, design projects, presentations, research project reports and oral examinations.