20 credits at level HE5
The aim of this design module is to develop the ability of the student to design simple components, systems of components and mechanisms to operate within prevailing conditions and circumstances and to develop and use design skills and subject knowledge in order to do so. In doing this, the student will utilise the design process and design methodologies and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge and practice to the analysis and solution of engineering design problems, both Mechanical and Automobile.
The module is split into two; Automobile Design and Mechanical Design. Automobile Design deals with specifically automobile design issues and problems and gives route specific focus to the Automobile course. Mechanical Design deals with more general engineering design problems. It is envisaged that each group would be taught seperately though some aspects of delivery and content may overlap. The separate groups follow the same learning outcomes and assessment strategy.
Further application of the Design Process and the creation of a PDS from a consideration of customer needs to ensure fitness for purpose including production, operation, maintenace and disposal.
Creation of design solutions to design problems.
Development and use of component and mechanism modelling using computer based modelling techniques.
Selection and adoption of preparatory items from web based sources for such as; bearings, seals, fasteners, belts, etc.
Application of analysis techniques to justify a design leading to the appropriate selection of material and manufacturing techniques.
Awareness and application of codes of practice and standards.
Identification and management of cost drivers within a design solution.
Application of Ergonomic principles to Automobile design (Auto. students only)
Delivery will be by a combination of formal lectures and presentations, design exercises, computer-based tutorials and modelling exercises and by design case studies.
A large proportion of the learning will be student centred, individual or group work and it is expected that students will devote as much independent time to this module as contact class time.
For flexibiliy between delivery routes and the differing requirements of design problems to be encountered during assessment, the module assignments will produce one final coursework mark. Two assignments will be set for each route (Auto/Mech) and, depending upon the emphasis, complexity and requirements of the assignment, their weighting will be set by the tutor. The assignments and their weighting might change from year to year depending upon the nature of the assignments and the success or otherwise of previous years' assessment.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||have the ability to apply mathematical and computer-based models for solving problems in engineering, and the ability to assess the limitations of particular cases when creating design solutions to design problems.||Produce appropriate and justified design solutions to design problems.|
|2.||be able to understanding and ability to apply a systems approach to engineering problems and use computer modelling techniques to communicate design solutions.||Produce appropriate and justified design solutions to design problems and produce models and drawings to acceptable standards using computer aided techniques.|
|3.||be able to apply a wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and have the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations when generating innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs.||Establish a PDS and produce innovative design solutions using the design process.|
|4.||be able to work independently or within a group to produce a design solution.||Successfully work individually or within a group.|
|5.||Understand customer and user needs and the importance of considerations such as aesthetics, Identify and manage cost drivers, ensure fitness for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal.||Produce appropriate and justified design solutions to design problems|
|6.||will have an extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components, an understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards and an awareness of quality issues||Produce appropriate and justified design solutions to design problems|
|7.||Ability to apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of commercial||Produce appropriate and justified design solutions to design problems|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Design Problems and Case Studies.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Childs, Peter R N, (2004) Mechanical Design. Elsevier.
Dym, D L & Little P, (1999) Engineering Design: a projact-based introduction. Wiley.
Juvinall, Robert C, (2003) Fundamentals of machine component design. Wiley.
Haik, Yousef, Kilani Mohammed, (2002) Essentials of Pro/Engineer. Pacific Grove, CA : Brooks/Cole.
Tickoo, Sham; Maini, Deepak, (2007) Pro/Engineer Wildfire 3 for designers. Schererville, Ind.
Sadegh, Ali M; Baumeister, Theodore; Avallone, Eugene, (2007) Marks' standard handbook for mechanical engineers. McGraw-Hill.
|Host Subject Group:||Engineering|
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