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General engineering (H1)

Below are detailed subject listings, along with the subject table that ranks that course.

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
General engineering (H100) The study of design, construction, maintenance and development of any device which uses the resources of nature to turn energy into productive and useful work. fl.CugSubject
Integrated engineering (H110) The study of different branches of engineering and how they may interrelate. fl.CugSubject
Safety engineering (H120) The study of engineering structures and the development and use of materials with particular emphasis on preventing injury or sickness. fl.CugSubject
Fire safety engineering (H121) The study of engineering structures and the development and use of materials with particular emphasis on preventing injury or damage through fire. fl.CugSubject
Water quality control (H122) The study of engineering structures and fluid mechanics with particular emphasis on improving and maintaining water supplies and the disposal of waste water. May include considerations of health, hygiene and recreational use. fl.CugSubject
Public health engineering (H123) The study of engineering principles, design and construction, with particular emphasis on public health and safety. fl.CugSubject
Computer-aided engineering (H130) The study and development of the use of computers with particular application to engineering problems. Includes aspects of software design and programming skills. fl.CugSubject
Automated engineering design (H131) The study and development of the use of computers with particular application to engineering development and design. Includes aspects of software design and programming skills. fl.CugSubject
Mechanics (H140) The study of the equilibrium of bodies or their motion within a particular frame of reference. May also be called Stress Analysis. fl.CugSubject
Fluid mechanics (H141) The study of the mechanical and flow properties of fluids. May also be called Fluid Dynamics, Hydraulics or Hydrodynamics. Involves the study and application of specialist mathematics. fl.CugSubject
Solid mechanics (H142) The study of the mechanical and static properties of solids. Involves the study and application of specialist mathematics. fl.CugSubject
Structural mechanics (H143) The study of the equilibrium and motion of structures either of themselves or influenced by forces outside them. Involves the study and application of specialist mathematics. fl.CugSubject
Engineering design (H150) The study of the principles of engineering as they apply to the development of electronic or manufacturing engineering tools. fl.CugSubject
Bioengineering, biomedical engineering & clinical engineering (H160) The study of the principles of engineering as they apply to biological and bio-medical systems. fl.CugSubject
Biomaterials (H161) The design, study and construction of materials for interaction with living systems. Includes medical materials. fl.CugSubject
Biomechanics (including fluid & solid mechanics) (H162) The study of how cells, tissues and organisms generate and respond to forces. fl.CugSubject
Bioelectronics & bioelectricity (H163) The study of electrical phenomena in living systems. fl.CugSubject
Rehabilitation engineering (H164) The development and study of assistive devices including prosthetics that can promote or substitute for lost or reduced functional capabilities. fl.CugSubject
Tissue engineering & regenerative medicine (H165) The use of engineering principles to design and manufacture replacement tissues. fl.CugSubject
Imaging (H166) The use of physical and engineering principles to create devices, systems and algorithms to visualise biological and medical structures and functions. fl.CugSubject
Biosensors (H167) The design, development and study of devices that detect, record and transmit information regarding a physiological change in the body or the presence of various chemical or biological materials in the environment. fl.CugSubject
Medical devices & instrumentation (H168) The design and development of devices used for the purpose of diagnosis, prevention, monitoring or treatment of disease. fl.CugSubject
Neural engineering (H169) The use of engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance or treat the disease of the nervous system; and the design of systems and devices based on the nervous system. fl.CugSubject
General engineering not elsewhere classified (H190) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into other General Engineering categories. To be used sparingly. fl.CugSubject