Module title: Computer Aided Engineering

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

Module code: MEC10108
Module leader: Martin Askey
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sandeep Chowdhry
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Features of 3D parametric CAD software are demonstrated. Exercises that use these features are then tackled by the class under the tutelage of the lecturer. Each exercise covers one learning outcome.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The software used is widely used in industry and the skills developed are much in demand. The module content surpasses basic training in the software

Assessment (formative and summative)
Quantitative assessment is through presentations of work submitted as MS Word reports through MOODLE. The reports are assessed against grading forms which are available students and can be used as a guide to the requirements of the report.

Two MS Word document reports to be submitted as assignments to MOODLE before weeks 7 and 13.

Research/ teaching linkages
The teaching team engage in scholarly activity and attend events which keep them up to date with the subject material. The students are asked to research equations, data and current practice in the subject as part of their directed, independent learning.

Supporting equality and diversity
The lecture and tutorial materials are available in and electronic format on MOODLE to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students. Engineering Plus is provided by the School as a drop in support facility for all students.

Internationalisation
Reference to International Standards is included. It is recognised that students who study this module may come from diverse backgrounds. Cognizance of this is taken in module delivery with regards to rhetoric, verbosity, humour and the use of common, idioms, aphorisms, metaphors and colloquialisms.

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 Tutorial 48
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
Oral Presentation 25 1 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 25 2 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 25 3 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 25 4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Parameters and relations
Building machines in sketches
Constraints in assemblies to create machines
Families of parts
Adaptable alternative parts and automatic assembly
Dynamic simulation of engineering machines
Generation of design information from dynamic simulation
Assessment of the structural integrity of components
Design guided by structural integrity analysis
Presentation of the construction of machines
Presentation of designs

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Simulate the motion of a machine in software and validate predictions of force velocity and acceleration
predicted by the simulation;
LO2: Perform a finite element stress analysis of a structure, interpret the result and use the information to
inform design decisions;
LO3: Generate parameters and relations within geometric solid model that assures design integrity and
flexibility in altering the design.
LO4: Present designs using features of 3D parametric CAD software

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MEC10108 - Computer Aided Engineering