Skip to main content

ES442 - Precision Engineering and Microsystems

  • Module code: ES442
  • Module name: Precision Engineering and Microsystems
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide a rigorous understanding of first-principles design applied at the limits of practical performance and to introduce ideas and methodologies for miniaturization that are essential to modern technology, e.g. in the large UK instrumentation sector. Additionally, to provide insights into the science and practice of metrology.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: criticize constructively designs for (electro-) mechanical systems, making judgments on their effectiveness; produce and defend conceptual design solutions for applications that make unusually high demands for mechanical stability, precise motion control, etc. or that benefit from high degrees of miniaturization; appreciate the range and principles of special manufacturing methods needed for high-precision systems and micro-devices and make informed choices of candidate processes for specific tasks.

Timetabled teaching activities

Autumn. This module includes 30 hours of lectures. Required self-study: 120 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es442

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES442-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assignment 20%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 80%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5