Applied Technology (H7129)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

The Applied Technology module offers you an engaging approach to the application of mathematics, science and engineering principles to real-world engineering tasks. Focusing on electrical and mechanical technology principles, you will explore a wide range of topics, including basic mechanics, engineering design and electronic devices.

You will learn how to analyse and solve engineering problems by applying your knowledge of electrical and mechanical technology principles. You will also gain hands-on experience in designing mechanical components and building electronic configurations. You’ll consider the design process from requirements analysis, the generation of possible solutions, simulation and the evaluation of options.

Topics include:

  • mechanical energy generation (engines)
  • mechanical energy transmission (shafts and gears)
  • mechanical energy losses (bearings)
  • basic electronics
  • passive devices
  • active devices
  • materials, frameworks and enclosures
  • building electronic circuits and devices.


50%: Lecture
50%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Group presentation, Problem set, Project)
70%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 61 hours of contact time and about 89 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: