Module title: Engineering Design 1 (GA)

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

Module code: MEC08419
Module leader: Dylan Ryan
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management


2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dylan Ryan
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The objective is to develop the students knowledge and understanding of design methods (LO1, LO2 & LO3), materials (LO4) and CAE, through a combination of lectures, group project work and CAE laboratories (LO5). Assessments will include individual project work and group work.

The student will have the ability to understand the methods and systems (LO3) used to give a framework for the activity of Engineering Design (LO2). This is coupled with the use of CAD software as a design tool which is extensively used in industry (LO5).

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 (LO4 & LO5).

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.

The principles covered in this module apply to the field of engineering design anywhere in the world (LO3 & 4). 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 (LO5) and design tutorials (LO1,2,3 & 4)

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is provided by the project work (LO1,2,3 & 4), CAD practical modelling assignments (LO5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 14
Face To Face Tutorial 14
Independent Learning Guided independent study 144
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 16
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

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: Complete a 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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