Module title: Engineering Design and CAD

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC08101
Module leader: Dylan Ryan
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dylan Ryan
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The objective is to develop the students knowledge and understanding of design methods, materials and CAE, through a combination of lectures, group project work and CAE laboratories. Assessments will include individual project work, group work and class test.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The student will have the ability to understand the methods and systems used to give a framework for the activity of Engineering Design. This is coupled with the use of CAD software as a design tool which is extensively used in industry.

The objective is to develop the students knowledge and understanding of design methods, materials and CAE, through a combination of lectures, group project work and CAE laboratories. Assessments will include individual project work and an online test.

Research/ teaching linkages
The teaching team's industrial contacts along with scholarly activity in the subject area keep them up to date with the subject material and latest computer software.

Supporting equality and diversity
The style, pace of presentation and lecture notes are continually monitored and reviewed through feedback from students to ensure that they are suitable for all types of students, e.g. part-time, full-time, mature, overseas and those with special needs.

All lecture, tutorial and assessment materials are available as hard copies or in MOODLE to permit access to a diverse student group. Academic help and support is provided on a weekly basis in the timetabled classes.

Internationalisation
The principles covered in this module apply to the field of engineering design anywhere in the world. All symbols, units, nomenclature and other parameters used in the teaching of this module are of international standards.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided within the CAD sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is provided by the project work, CAD practical modelling assignments and online test.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 22
Face To Face Tutorial 13
Independent Learning Guided independent study 145
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 20 1,2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Project - Written 20 3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Class Test 20 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 40 4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Design Methods: design process, market requirements, specification, solution generation, analysis, evaluation/selection, development and testing. Designer responsibilities, scheduling, reports and meetings. Design and optimisation of engineering elements. Engineering Materials: properties, production and form of commonly used materials. Cost and application.
Computer aided Engineering in the design process: use of detail and assembly drawings in design, linking software applications together, creation of geometric models, rendering techniques for geometric models and their use in aiding presentation of design proposals.





Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: prepare a design specification;
LO2: produce alternative design concepts to solve a given problem, with subsequent analysis, evaluation,
selection, development and presentation;
LO3: select appropriate materials for the design of an engineering system;
LO4: use appropriate CAD tools as required within the design process; create an effective presentation of a
mechanical system using modelling and rendering techniques.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MEC08101 - Engineering Design & CAD