Module title: Manufacturing Systems

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

Module code: MEC09112
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

Module code: MEC08100
Module title: Materials and Manufacture
Examples of equivalent learning: Materials and manufacture equivalent to SCQF level 8.

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jawdat Tannous
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The practical simulation software sessions allow the student to build simulation models of increasing complexity over the trimester by employing an active learning approach which introduces new tools as the complexity increases. The laboratory sessions are a combination of hands-on and demonstration of the current technologies and allow the student to engage and reflect on the theoretical topic in a practical sense. The tutorial session allows the student to a) practice exam type questions from a directed study schedule whilst at the same time reinforce the theory of the subject and b) participate in seminars, led by guest industrialists, on technologically related topics.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;
The students learn a new software package which is used extensively in industry. During the tutorial sessions, guest industrialists will run seminars. The laboratory experience will allow the student access to current technology in a working environment.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Summative assessment occurs as an exam at the end of the trimester and as a technical report and complex simulation model in week 12 of the trimester. Formative assessment occurs on a weekly basis in the practical session where the student will complete a new model based on instruction given. In the tutorial session the student progress against a set of given questions is gauged.

Research/ teaching linkages
The module leader undertakes scholarly activity in general and in particular with participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to enhance current awareness of technological advancements. This gives currency and cohesiveness to the module content.

Supporting equality and diversity
The module content is available in both hard(paper) and soft(webct) formats to ensure availability to all students.

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 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 24 3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Technical Drawing 16 3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Information flow within manufacturing systems
Systems approach to information flow and content
Computer Integrated manufacturing - the sub-functions, systems and technologies involved
System simulation
Application of simulation to system design and analysis
Advanced manufacturing systems: automation, robotics, inspection, machining, group technology,
flexible manufacturing cells and systems, work handling systems.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse information flow within manufacturing systems;
LO2: develop information flow models;
LO3: design and analyse manufacturing systems using simulation;
LO4: develop and plan systems for advanced manufacture.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Manufacturing Systems