40 credits at level HE6
This module forms a major part of the third year MEng programme in Mech/Auto Engineeing. Principally, this module is completed by students working independently on a design problem and on an individual investigatory project, culminating in the production of a 'working design' solution and a investigatory report into an engineering problem.
The type of project persued by an MEng student will cover enhanced masters learning outcomes and be industrially based, encompass non-technical aspects of the engineering discipline such as management, communication and liaison, together with technical and analytical aspects of the discipline.
This module provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their competance and understanding of topics covered to date and in the application applicable theories and solution techiques to the solution and investigation of engineering based problem.
Personal Development Planning and Project Management are also an important element within this module.
Development and use of the Design Process in production of a design solution to an engineering design problem.
Problem solving techniques.
Development and use of applicable analytical techniques used in proving a design solution.
Production of 3-D models and production drawings in support of a design solution and in preparation for manufacture.
Research and investigation into design possibilities, component or system availablity and incorporation into a design, justification for a design configuration, innovation or adaptation.
Professional, ethical and health and safety considerations.
Writing a design report.
Investigation into an engineering problem or phenomenon
Research and analysis into relevant previous work on the problem or phenomenon being investigated.
Use of appropriate analysis techniques.
Use of appropriate design techniques and the production of appropriate designs (where necessary).
Production of hardware (where appropriate or necessary).
Testing and the production and interpretation of results.
Production of a project report that includes costings, recommendations and adequate conclussions.
Introductory lectures and guidance will be given in the initial part of this module for both the design and the project. Applicable theories may be introduced or methods of tackling a problem outlined and time management planning will be emphasised.
A significant proportion of study will be individual student centred work where the student will be expected to work individually and indepedently on the tasks, be self motivating, show initiative and be self relient.
Assessment is 100% Coursework and is in two parts:
Design - 37.5% of the final mark (15 credits).
Production of a Design Report containing all the necessary information for defining the design problem and justifying the design problem solution. (Marks will be allocated depending upon the nature of the design task and problem encountered).
Individual Project - 62.5% of the final mark (25 credits).
This mark will be made from:
Interim Progress mark - 10%
Project Presentation - 15%
Project Report - 50%
Project Poster - 15%
Project Viva - 10%
The MEng Individual Project will ba an industrially based project (outside project) where the student will liase with a third party organisation or company to investigate a current problem or aspect of operation effecting that organisation and reporting on their findings or investigation.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Manage the design process and evaluate outcomes of a design process.||Produce solutions to design problems and assess their suitability for given constraints and operating environments, showing an extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components.|
|2.||Understand customer and user needs and the importance of considerations such as aesthetics, cost drivers and product life cycle management.||Produce a PDS containing all relevant data necessary for appropriate design and design evaluation.|
|3.||Understand concepts from a range of areas, some outside engineering, and apply them to engineering projects.||Produce design and project reports indicating the application of concepts to the solution of engineering problems and within a project.|
|4.||Apply mathematical and computer-based models in solving engineering problems and assessing limitations of the technique||Produce analytical solutions and computer-based solutions to engineering problems and assessments of their applicabilty or limitations.|
|5.||Understand the need for high professional and ethical conduct in producing engineering solutions and making recommendations.||Conduct projects and produce design and project reports in an ethical and professional manner.|
|6.||Be able to take responsibility for your own learning and personal development.||Show through your conduct, performance and planning throughout the module your ability to work independently and effectively and to seek and respond to guidance.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Design & Project|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Burke, R. (2003) Project Management Planning & Control. Chichester Wiley.
Mayor, H. ((2003) Project Management. London Financial Times Management.
Lock, D. (2001) The Essentials of Project Management, Aldershot Gower.
Juvinall, RC. (2000) Fundamentals of Machine Component Design. Wiley.
Childs, PRN. (2004) Mechanical Design. Elsevier.
Kusiak, A. (1999) Engineering Design, Products, Processes & Systems. Academic Press.
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