Module title: Engineering Design 1

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

Module code: MEC08119
Module leader: Dylan Ryan
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management


Description of module content:

Design Methods: design process, market requirements, specification, solution generation, analysis, FMEA, functional analysis, evaluation/selection, development and testing. Designer responsibilities, scheduling, reports and meetings. Design and optimisation of engineering elements, DfM. Engineering Materials: properties, production and form of commonly used materials. Cost and application & value analysis.
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 in accordance with engineering design codes and standards;
LO2: produce alternative design concepts to solve a given problem, with subsequent analysis, evaluation, selection, development and presentation;
LO3: undertake a functional analysis with knowledge of function structures, and a value analysis;
LO4: component design, including the selection of materials;
LO5: use appropriate CAD tools as required within the design process; create properly dimensioned and tolerance CAD drawings of a mechanical system using modelling and rendering software

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