Programming for Engineers (872H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module provides an introduction to programming for postgraduate students, esp. for those without computer science background. We will discuss important computing and programming concepts and students will learn how to write tidy and well-documented code in C - a ubiquitous programming language that also forms an important foundation for embedded systems programming. Our weekly laboratory sessions contain a theory part and a practice part - with a strong focus on the latter - enabling students to implement any new concepts learned in code and gather practical experience in programming along the way.


100%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Software exercise)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.