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Digital Engineering (Online) University Certificate in Professional Development

Gain hands-on experience of 3D computer modelling, and engineering product and process design as you explore static and dynamic hierarchical assemblies and their value to industry.

 

12 weeks

100% online

 

Course overview

The government has provided funding for this course, independent of any previous or current funding you may have for educational purposes. You can apply for short course funding if you are currently in education, or already qualified to degree, master’s or PhD level. If you are funding this course with a student loan you also need to meet student loan eligibility criteria. Find out more about short course loans

You learn how to animate dynamic assemblies, create joints and mechanisms, and determine kinematic motions, and explore industry-standard engineering design and simulation software to create digital models of products and processes in our IT Labs.

This course is part of a series to develop your skills in sustainable engineering, digital engineering, sustainable manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and process automation.

You develop the knowledge and skills needed by employers and the economy.

This course is ideal if you are:

  • a school or further education college leaver wanting to explore a subject before committing to a full degree
  • unemployed and wanting to develop skills to improve your employability
  • a teacher looking to refresh your knowledge in a subject, or to learn new skills
  • in work and your performance can be enhanced by learning new knowledge and skills
  • returning to education after a break
  • currently in higher education and would like to compliment your skillset with additional knowledge and skills.

If you are funding this course with a student loan you also need to meet student loan eligibility criteria.

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Course details

What you study

Develop an understanding of 3D computer modelling and how to apply these skills to engineering design of products and processes.

You explore static and dynamic hierarchical assemblies and the ability to animate dynamic assemblies.

Joints and mechanisms are created and solved for kinematic motions. Supporting mathematical knowledge is also developed.

You utilise the skills learnt to solve engineering problems by identifying the most appropriate method to solve given problems.

Lectures introduce techniques and underlying principles while seminars give further background knowledge. You explore industry-standard engineering design and simulation software to create digital models of products and processes in IT Labs.

How you learn

We work with you to establish your support needs to develop a personalised support plan. You can engage with assessments tasks and get feedback at regular points. You will need approximately 400 hours of learning over a 12 week period, which includes:

Weeks 1-10:
Each week:
One-hour recorded online lecture
Two-hours online classes (Wednesday 4.00pm - 6.00pm)
Two-hours online classes (Thursday 6.00pm - 8.00pm)

Weeks 11-12:
Each week:
Two-hours synchronous online classes (Thursday 6.00pm - 8.00pm)

How you are assessed

You are assessed on your subject knowledge, critical thinking and skills acquisition through coursework, practical work and assessments.

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You must have completed a Level 4 qualification (or higher) and/or developed knowledge and skills in a STEM subject as well as Level 2 maths. We offer bridging courses to help develop the knowledge you may need to join this short course.

 

Employability

Career opportunities

Our short courses are developed with support from our industrial partners to meet the needs of employers.

They are ideal for you to build the skills employers look for, helping you to develop a new and successful career through one of the flexible learning options available.

Once you’ve completed your short course you could also apply to study a degree by transferring your eligible completed credits.

 

Learning platform

Our virtual learning environment (VLE) is the platform you use to access your online course

 

Teesside University online learning courses are delivered through the Brightspace Learning Environment.

Here are some of the benefits.

  • You can use it on your smartphone, tablet and computer.
  • And you can use it anytime, so that you can plan your learning to fit your own schedule.
  • It's easy to use and navigate.
  • Modules are set out by topics and themes. You can use the progress bar to understand where you are in your modules, and appreciate your achievements.
  • We support you to become familiar with your VLE, helping you to start learning quickly.
  • You get feedback, help and guidance from tutors throughout your course through the VLE, and you can ask questions at any time.
  • Our tutors use a live activity feed to keep you updated about your course.
  • You can create a student profile, collaborate with other students and take part in online discussion forums.

Software requirements

 
 

Online learning

Online learning allows you to get a university-level qualification from the comfort of your own home or workplace. You'll have access to all of the world-class teaching and support that Teesside University has to offer, but all of your lectures, tutorials and assessments will take place online.

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University of the Year

Teesside University was named University of the Year at the Edufuturists Awards 2022.

Part-time

2023/24 entry

Fee for applicants:
£1,500

Fee for international applicants: £4,670

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • 100% online
  • Start date: 27 September 2023

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