Module title: Integrated Engineering Design

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE09114
Module leader: Malcolm Renton
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Malcolm Renton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
The LTA Approach for the module will be a blend of formal lectures and tutorials with extended laboratory sessions (Los 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The students will be expected to build upon their independent learner skills and relate theory to practice (LOs 3, 4, 5). The students will be give details of a project which they will then complete over the module period. The project specification will not be greatly detailed which will encourage individuals to develop solutions which are a good indication as to their abilities in the area (LOs 4,5) A self-reliant and questioning approach will be fostered (LOs 1,2,3)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The module is based on techniques which are suitable for the workplace, The techniques and skills introduced in this module can add directly to the employability of the student in the workplace. The theory is based on techniques used in industry. The software used is industry standard. The student will develop as engineers with the philosophies and methodologies covered.

The design exercise will be provided by the Module Leader. The exercises will have enough information to allow the students to proceed but with enough detail missing to allow them to put their own input during the exercise.

Formative Assessment:
Much of the module is lab-based, hands-on activities with a series of design and implementation exercises to produce a product. The tasks involve training on various software packages to design the electronic PCB for manufacture and produce drawings and 3D model of an appropriate, practical, ergonomically designed enclosure. In the lab, the lecturer describes the design processes then provides support, advice and feedback at each stage of the development.

Summative Assessment:
There are two summative assessments. A technical report on the product design describing the development process and final outcome. An exam assesses the student’s understanding of the theory and assessment of design and manufacturing processes.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Independent Learning Practical classes and workshops 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 10 1,2,3,4,5 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5PGS
Report 50 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 15-20PGS
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The engineering design process is a specific set of steps engineers use to organise their ideas and refine potential solutions to engineering challenges. Embarking an engineering design project is much more than simply describing the project; engineers must gain an understanding of all the issues surrounding a particular design challenge. These issues might include the need for the project, relevant social and economic conditions of the target population, and project constraints and requirements. Working through these non-technical contextual factors helps engineers generate useful, appropriate and successful design solutions.

The two packages that will be used for the practical part of the module are both industry standard tools. They will be used to reinforce the theoretical material by application to a real project. The learning process will use of extensive walkthroughs. Students are then able to use independent learning processes to quickly learn the packages and then apply them to their own particular project.


Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: categorise and rationalise the use engineering design techniques
LO2: analyse and discuss the stages of an engineering design project
LO3: debate and assess the Professional Skills necessary for engineering design
LO4: develop the solution to a practical design exercise using appropriate CAD tools
LO5: critically evaluate and assess the effectiveness of a design process

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - FORD, RALPH AND COULSTON, CHRIS (2007) DESIGN FOR ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERS: MCGRAW HILL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0073380350
Recommended - BYSTROM, MAYA AND EISENSTEIN, BRUCE (2005) PRACTICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN: CRC PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 082472321
Recommended - TREMBLAY, THORN (2011) AUTODESK INVENTOR 2012 AND INVENTOR LT 2012 ESSENTIALS: WILEY, 1st ed. - ISBN: 1118016807
Recommended - MITZNER, KRAIG (2009) COMPLETE PCB DESIGN USING ORCAD CAPTURE AND PCB EDITOR

: NEWNES, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0750689714
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