40 credits at level HE6
This module forms a major part of the final year of the three year BEng(Hons) programme. Principally, this module is completed by students working independently on a design and on an individual investigatory project culminating in the production of a 'working design' solution and a investigatory report into an engineering problem.
This BEng project module covers the learning outcomes for BEng Honours level performance.
The project is a tightly confined project concerning itself with an investigation into an engineering problem, phenomenon or system that does not necessarily require liaison with third party organisations and has outcomes that are clearly defined at the outset. Typically, lab-based or workshop-based activities, testing and report writing would form major aspects of this work.
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.
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 conclusions and recommendations.
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 Project is a lab or workshop based activity and does not necessarily involve liaison with outside bodies or organisations.
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.||Exhibit engineering workshop and/or laboratory skills.||Produce hardware or test systems using workshop/laboratory skills.|
|4.||Understand the use of technical literature and other information sources and be aware of intellectual and contractural issues, codes of practice and standards and quality issues.||Sourcing of information, parts, standards,codes of practice, etc using information sources.|
|5.||be aware of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety, risk (including environmental risk) issues and the concept of sustainable development.||Produce design solutions, reports and information taking into account safety, risk, environmental and sustainability issues.|
|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.|
|7.||Have the ability to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support the study of mechanical and related engineering disciplines||Produce design solutions and project investigations that integrate engineering knowledge of engineering disciplines.|
|8.||Have the ability to apply quantitative methods and computer software relevant to mechanical and related engineering disciplines, to solve engineering problems||Produce design solutions and project investigations where quantitative methods and computer software are used to generate solutions.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Design & Project|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
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.
|Host Subject Group:||Engineering|
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