Module title: Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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

Module code: MEC10816
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

None

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jawdat Tannous
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods:
The module follows a block lecturing approach, where the lectures are delivered by the Module Leader or Edinburgh Napier colleague in a four or five day block near the beginning of the trimester, practicals and tutorials are delivered by a local tutor on a weekly basis thereafter. Additionally the Edinburgh Napier Module Leader will support the students in their online and directed learning tasks. The Local Tutor works to a Tutor Guide produced by the Module Leader, who also provides the students with their own Study Guide and slides on CD and VLE. Email communication between the Programme Team in Hong Kong, the local tutor and the Module Leader ensure that the tutor’s queries are resolved and that the module is delivered in the manner recommended by the Module Leader.
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 is contained within a series of learning modules. Each learning module contains face-to-face activities of lectures and tutorials where the main subject themes are taught (LOs 1,2,3,4, and 5). In addition within each learning module students will be ask to complete a range directed learning activities which are based on active learning and encourage students to develop as independent learners (Los 1,2,3,4 and 5).

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 directed learning activities; b) Group work - through the requirement to work in groups during some tutorials and lectures.
Assessment (formative and summative): Summative assessment occurs in week 14/15 when students undertake a formal exam (Los 1,2,3,4 and 5). Summative assessment also occurs with the submission of a written report. (Los 1,2,3,4 and 5).

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 15
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
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
Essay 10 1-5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 30 1-5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 3, 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 ERP, MRP II, JIT and Lean Manufacturing.

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: compare alternative plant location decisions and recommend suitable equipment and its layout for a
range of manufacturing systems;
LO3: contrast aggregate production, material requirements planning, operations scheduling and production
activity control techniques to a variety of manufacturing systems;
LO4: compare the range of factors that influence job design and establish appropriate solutions using given
Information;
LO5: contrast and 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
ANDREW GREASLEY (2013) OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: WILEY, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781119978541
BSI ONLINE - WWW.BSONLINE.BSI-GLOBAL.COM
THE TQM MAGAZINE - WWW.EMERALDINSIGHT.COM
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