The sport engineering industry looks to help solve problems associated with sport, health and exercise. It is a relatively new but rapidly expanding area which is attracting large interest and investment from professional sports clubs, sportswear and equipment manufacturers as well as health and wellbeing app and wearable technology developers.
On these courses you'll design and develop sport technology concepts and devices. You'll be working on real projects set by organisations that could be looking at helping athletes get the most out of their training programmes, maximising sporting performance, or developing sport equipment and technology that gains advantages over competitors.
In the School of Science and Technology we pride ourselves on our hands-on approach to teaching and giving you real-world experience. With our brand-new engineering courses we are taking these experiences to the next level with a revolutionary approach to teaching engineering.
We are partnering with industry every step of the way to ensure that you become the very best engineer of the future by working with all types and sizes of engineering organisations. In our innovative approach, you'll spend a large proportion of your time each year applying theory to live, industry-led projects. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for a year-long work placement to boost your industry knowledge even further.
With the focus firmly on problem-solving and live project work, we aim to give you three to four years of industry experience before you graduate. Who wouldn't want that on their CV?
Visit our engineering subject pages to watch our new video and for more details on our innovative teaching, industry partners and new facilities.
As is normal practice for new engineering degrees, the University will seek accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for our programmes when they have students in the final year (2019/20). This accreditation will ensure the content of our courses matches the IET benchmark awarded to high-quality programmes that provide ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers. The accreditation, if granted, will be backdated to include the first intake years.
What you'll study
When does the course start?
Your course induction will take place in the last week of September and your course will start in October. For more information take a look at our academic calendar for details of term start and end dates.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
- enhance your communication skills
- enrich your experience when travelling abroad
- boost your career prospects.
Find out more about the ULP.
Each year you'll take a combination of core modules to give you a solid grounding in engineering specialist modules where you'll gain the specific skills needed for your particular subject area, and practical and project modules where you'll work on a task or project set by industry. View our course structure to find out what a typical year will look like.
Engineering Science Fundamentals
Study the aspects of materials, from a macroscopic perspective, including their key properties, and develop the core knowledge and skills that are essential to engineers and to engineering.
Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
Gain the relevant mathematical and computational skills for analysis and design that underpin many areas of engineering. These core mathematical skills will inform the discipline specific mathematics and computing skills you will use in the design, manufacture of testing of engineered products in the coming years.
Laboratory Analysis and Product Case Studies
Through the use of mini product case studies, explore materials science, design and manufacture processes and mathematical methods to understand why products are made the way they are.
Practical and Project Skills for Engineering
Learn the physical and IT workshop skills required in the design and manufacture of products, including basic design methods and fabrication.
Principles of Electronics and Electronic Systems
Learn about the aspects of electrical components, electrical circuits and their properties, digital logic, and the fundamentals of microprocessor and programmable logic devices and their applications.
Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics
Study the basic methods for data collection and numerical techniques for analysing data to answer research questions in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
Digital Systems and Computer Engineering
Examine the theory of digital systems and gain hands-on experience integrating computing and electronics in order to solve practical problems.
Engineering Modelling and Simulation Techniques
Study a range of analytical and numerical techniques that are needed to solve mathematical models including the approximation of functions using series; Fourier analysis; numerical integration and differentiation methods; and solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations.
Industrial Design and Product Case Studies
Develop the knowledge and skills learned in the first year module, Laboratory Analysis and Product Case studies by investigating a number of products to identify build considerations such as design and manufacture processes, materials and preparation, assembly, efficiency and business and consumer needs.
Integrated Group Design Project
This module is a practical project-based module, where you will immerse yourself in engineering projects and product analysis. You will use the practical and project related skills you've developed so far, alongside necessary project management skills to design and produce components and / or products.
Explore sport engineering solutions used to resolve problems associated with human performance in sport, exercise and the enhancement of health and identify engineering solutions which can be applied in a range of sport engineering scenarios.
Experimental Biomechanics and Physiology
Investigate the limits of human function in sporting, exercise and health contexts and develop the ability to use methods by which these limits can be measured and by which human function can be optimised.
Placement year for sandwich students.
Determine appropriate methods during the product lifecycle and measure their effectiveness to reproduce products that perform the design function repeatedly, produce products that are right first time and meet the customer requirements.
Individual Engineering Project
Bring together the knowledge, understanding and skills developed during the course of your degree to undertake an individual industrial or research project of your own choosing.
You will investigate an engineering problem, implement solutions, critically evaluate and reflect on your work, and develop your abilities to communicate, self-organise and manage.
Experimental Methods in Human Performance
Investigate the limits of human function in sporting, exercise and health contexts and develop the ability to use methods by which these limits can be measured and methods by which human function can be optimised.
Optional modules - choose two from:
Wireless and RF Communications
Acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills required to understand the technologies and constraints of wireless communications and apply them to simulated and / or practical design and implementation scenarios.
Sensors and Embedded Electronics
Gain a deeper understanding of electronic devices and sensor systems; from semiconductor technology through data acquisition and control to the design of embedded systems.
Medical Ethics, Regulation and Clinical Trials
Medical devices are regulated by a number of bodies throughout the world. Before a device or material can be used it will have to go through clinical trials to ensure the safety and efficacy of the intervention. In this module you will design and present a clinical trial that accounts for all the relevant ethical and regulatory issues.
Mechanical Engineering in Sport
Develop your capacity to design, fabricate and test engineered products whose function is primarily of a mechanical nature: power source / controllers, frames, levers, joints, linkages, gears, belts / chains.
View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change
Careers and employability
You've probably already got some idea of the career path you want to take. Many of our graduates go on to work in engineering-based roles, but it's worth remembering that the skills you learn on an engineering degree are transferable to a variety of careers. Research, presentation, team working and analytical skills are highly valued by employers in various professions, both related and unrelated to engineering.
Engineering graduates are in demand as they are attractive to a wide range of employers due to their analytical thinking, problem-solving, and strong numeracy skills. You'll be well-placed to secure a career in a range of sectors, including the armed forces, logistics, teaching, IT, and banking. Recent NTU graduates have gone onto engineering positions in a variety of organisations including Pitney Bowes, the RAF, Rolls Royce, and Siemens.
Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on Masters-level courses, or MPhil and PhD research degrees.