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Course overview

You explore a range of topics in electrical/electronic technology, chemical science and mechanical principles. You develop basic engineering knowledge and problem-solving skills to help you in your preparation for study on a University engineering degree. Ideally you will have at least grade C / 4 in GCSE mathematics, or equivalent, before enrolling on this course.

You learn through a combination of pre-recorded lectures and tutorial exercises, supported with live sessions and tutor support during the specified weekly time slots.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Tuesday 22 June, 9.30am - 4.30pm for six weeks (Exam 30 July, 1.30pm - 4.30pm)

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This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

basic electrical and electronic technology:
- DC circuits
- Ohm’s law
- series and parallel circuits
- Kirchhoff’s laws
- DC networks
- AC circuits
- alternating quantities
- resistance, inductance and capacitance
- simple series circuit
- introduction to electronics.

basic chemical science:
- physical and chemical changes
- elements, compounds and mixtures
- symbols and chemical formulae
- atomic and formula mass
- electron arrangement and bonding
- organic chemistry.

basic mechanical principles:
- beams
- static engineering systems
- shear and bending moment
- dynamic engineering systems
- motion and Newton’s laws of motion
- friction
- energy and energy transfer
- fluid mechanics
- introduction to fluid properties
- moments of area
- pressure in static fluids
- viscosity – its measurement and effects.

How you are assessed

You are assessed by a 1.5 hour online test in the final week.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You require grade C / 4 in GCSE mathematics, or equivalent, before enrolling on this course.

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Tuesday 22 June, 9.30am - 4.30pm for six weeks (Exam 30 July, 1.30pm - 4.30pm)

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