Module title: Design Analysis (MEng)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC11502
Module leader: Pavithiran Shanmugakani
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

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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: Pavithiran Shanmugakani
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
1. Practical engineering exercises are tackled in a computer laboratory.
2. Discussion in the computer laboratory will elicit correct interpretation of results and relate the results to theory
3. Theory will be researched in the textbook and reported in the coursework
4. Lectures will highlight important theoretical aspects

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Students taking this module will already have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or have undertaken equivalent learning. The purpose here is to provide additional expertise in their chosen field. The School has very active ties to employers through the well established Industrial Liaison Committees.

Assessment (formative and summative)
A range of assessments will be used. Primarily the technical content will be assessed through a combination of courseworks and formal examination. The formal examination will be used to test the students overall knowledge and understanding of the subject material. Coursework exercises will be based around laboratory work and will provide the student with the opportunity to describe and critically assess the outcomes of lab exercises. All four assessment assignments will be answered online.

Research/teaching linkages
Laboratory based exercises will provide opportunities for exploration and discussion around topics and provides the opportunity to link the material delivered in the formal lectures with practical demonstrations. Where appropriate this also provides the opportunity for staff to introduce students to relevant areas of their current research.

Supporting equality and diversity
The nature of the delivery of the various components that make up this module provides scope for engaging students in the module content in ways which can be varied to accommodate a wide range of needs.

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 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
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) 25 1,2,3,4 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 25 1,2,3,4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 25 1,2,3,4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 25 1,2,3,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Formulation, analysis and interpretation of results using the finite element method application to structures and validation of results.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module the student will be able to:
LO1: discuss the theory of finite elements and its relationship to the application of finite element
software and the interpretation of results from finite element analyses
LO2: formulate finite element models of structural and thermal problems
LO3: interpret the results of a finite element analysis and use the information in design decisions
LO4: judge and validate the results of a finite element analysis

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