Module title: Engineering Applications Mechanical

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

Module code: MEC09107
Module leader: Malcolm Renton
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

Module code: MEC08102, MEC08101
Module title: Mechanics and Thermofluids, Engineering Design and CAD
Examples of equivalent learning: Mechanics and Thermofluids & Engineering Design and CAD equivalent to SCQF level 8

2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pavithiran Shanmugakani
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
16. LTA approach
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module is delivered through an integrated combination of CAD and Mechanical Engineering laboratory. Engineering handbooks that present design calculations are introduced and necessary theory is outlined in short presentations. Tutorials that draw from a question bank present the necessary calculations required for analysing designs and processing measurements. These are supported by Mathematical software to provide templates for all calculations. Reference to engineering handbooks and research of concepts and measuring system instructions is required. The whole is presented in a laboratory atmosphere in which an enquiring mind is encouraged.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Commercial CAD, mathematics and instrumentation software is used throughout as are industry standard transducers. Skills in design and working with engineering drawings are developed.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Tutorials, delivered by WebCt, and which provide immediate feedback to students provides formative assessment which is monitored by the teaching staff. On line assessments using tests that draw their questions from the same question bank as the tutorials are used to assess LO1 and LO3. Engineering design drawings are submitted in a WebCT assignment and are graded in using a WebCT grading form to which students can make reference. A Power Point presentation that reflects on the course content and its application to the work of an engineer reinforces learning and is both formative and quantitative.

Web CT Assessment(Mechanical) - 10 questions in on line test which is available on line during weeks 1 to 6
Web CT Assessment(Mechanical) - 10 questions in on line test which is available on line during weeks 7 to 12
Web CT Assessment(CAD) - 10 questions in on line test which is available on line during weeks 8 to 12

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Face To Face Groupwork (Independent Study) 60
Online On-demand Webinar 92
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 3 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 2 1,2 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Technical Drawing 20 1,2 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 20 1,2,3 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 82
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 82

Description of module content:

Parametric 3D geometrical software for capturing design intent.
Assembly of components in CAD software to create machines.
Design calculations.
Measurement of stress and strain.
Processing of stress and strain measurements in virtual instruments.
Assessment of engineering structures based on measurements and calculation.
Validation of design calculation
Use of mathematical software as a design tool.


Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Perform design calculations
LO2: Create a design of an engineering machine and produce engineering drawings
LO3: Use transducers to measure the strain in engineering structures and process the results

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