Core Module Information
Module title: Engineering Design 1

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

Module code: MEC08119
Module leader: Gokula Vasantha
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and units

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

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gokula Vasantha
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 30 1,2, 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Project - Written 30 3, 4, 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Practical Skills Assessment 40 5 13 HOURS= 20, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Engineering Design 1 MEC08119