Module title: Engineering Applications

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

Module code: MEC09707
Module leader: Pavithiran Shanmugakani
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management


2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CHINA
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. A traditional lecture is used to provide theory. Notes with sample questions available in moodle. 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)
Centralized Exam is used to assess LO1 and LO4. A Lab report submitted through the school office is graded using the grading form in moodle access LO1 and LO4. Engineering design drawings with design calculations are included in a Power Point presentation, submitted through the school office and graded using a Moodle grading form, that reflects on the course content and its application to the work of an engineer reinforces learning and is both formative and quantitative accesses LO1, LO2, LO3.

Research/ teaching linkages
The teaching team engage in scholarly activity. The students are asked to research equations, data and current practice in the subject as part of their directed, independent learning

Formative Assessment:
to be added

Summative Assessment:
to be added

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 58
Online Guided independent study 80
Total Study Hours198
Expected Total Study Hours for Module198

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 20 1,4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 40 1,2,3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 40 1,4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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: Use Mohr’s Circle in bending & torsion to determine the principal stresses and use failure theories to determine failure.
LO2: Perform design calculations to design and optimize a machine.
LO3: Create a design of an engineering machine and produce engineering drawings
LO4: Use Rosette, Half Bridge or Quarter Bridge with transducers to measure the strain in engineering structures and process the results

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