Module title: Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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

Module code: MEC10116
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

Module code: MEC08105, MEC09118
Module title: Management for Engineers 1 and Management for Engineers 2
Examples of equivalent learning: Management for Engineers equivalent to SCQF level 9.

2018/9, Trimester 2, 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 and teaching methods:
A blended learning philosophy is adopted on the module where the students are required to enhance their independent learner skills through an active approach to learning. The work to be undertaken each week is contained within a learning module. Each learning module contains face-to-face activities of lectures and tutorials where the main subject themes are taught. In addition each week in a learning module students will be ask to complete a range online and directed learning activities which are based on active learning and encourage students to develop as independent learners. Guest lectures and company visits are used to enhance the engineering context of the module content and enhance students' understanding of the subject matter used by industry. Students will also spend some time in the lab becoming familiar with the use of a couple of software packages used in industry.

Embedding employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
The key skills are: a) Communication skills - oral and written skills through the work in tutorials and the submission of the report and online activities; b)Group work - through the requirement to work in groups during some tutorials and lectures; c) Networking Skills - through the use of guest lecturers and industrial visits; d)IT skills - students will have the opportinity to learn a couple of software tools which are used within industry.

Assessment (formative and summative): Summative assessment occurs in week 14/15 when students undertake a formal exam. Summative assessment also occurs with the submission of a written report and the completion of online activities through WebCT. Each of the online WebCT submissions is summative because each of these submissions count towards the final module mark, however students receive tutor feedback on these submissions and they should use this feedback to make adjustments or improvements to their next online submissions.

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 Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 103
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 10
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
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) 10 1-5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1-5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The role of forecasting in manufacturing engineering, methods of classifying forecasting methods, statistical forecasting techniques, methods for long, medium and short range forecasting.
Location strategy and its impact on the attainment of corporate objectives. Criteria for evaluating location decisions, computerised location and distribution planning. Consideration of the range of processes and equipment selection including quality and reliability issues. Facilities layout and layout patterns including job shop, batch, assembly lines and group technology.
Quantitative methods for aggregate planning, master scheduling and rough cut capacity planning. Materials requirements planning in terms of MRP, MRP II, JIT and Lean Manufacturing. Apply operations scheduling and production activity control techniques to a variety of production systems.
Importance of job design, design of the physical, social and psychological environments, design of work methods and work measurement.
Application of a range of quality improvement techniques including: pareto charts, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, SPC, and six sigma in a Total Quality Management framework.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse the problem of forecasting product sales and other variables and consider the impact on
operations and productivity decisions;
LO2: evaluate alternative plant location decisions and recommend suitable equipment and its layout for a
range of manufacturing systems;
LO3: apply aggregate production, material requirements planning, operations scheduling and production
activity control techniques to a variety of manufacturing systems;
LO4: evaluate the range of factors that influence job design and establish appropriate solutions using given
Information;
LO5: apply a range of quality management tools and techniques to aspects of the production system.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - HEIZER & RENDER (2014) OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: PEARSON, 11th ed. - ISBN: 9730273787075
Recommended - ANDREW GREASLEY OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: WILEY, 3rd ed.
Recommended - BSI ONLINE - WWW.BSONLINE.BSI-GLOBAL.COM
Recommended - THE TQM MAGAZINE - WWW.EMERALDINSIGHT.COM
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