Module title: Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering (MEng)

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

Module code: MEC11504
Module leader: Judith Abolle-Okoyeagu
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
The delivery of the technical content will be through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical demonstrations.(Los 1-4) Practical aspects of the material in the module will be highlighted through specific laboratory demonstrations linked to lecture delivered material where appropriate (Los 3,4) Issues around ethics, sustainability, design considerations and industrial constraints will be incorporated into the technical content delivery.(LO1)

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)
4 reports in Powerpoint format that reflect on each learning outcome.
design considerations and industrial constraints will be incorporated into the technical content delivery.
(LO 1-4).
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. Particular attention will be given to students with specific special needs, on an individual basis, to ensure that they receive an equivalent experience.

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 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 1 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 25 2 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 25 3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 25 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Use parameters and relations to control part variation, relationships between parts in an assembly and alternative versions of designs
Create a simulation of a machine that can be interrogated for displacements, velocities, accelerations and forces in machines to create design information
Analyse components by finite elements to assess structural integrity due to dynamic forces
Predict the performance of machines from a simulation of the operation


Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: evaluate parameters and relations to control part variation, relationships between parts in an assembly and alternative versions of designs
LO2: create a simulation of a machine that can be interrogated for displacements, velocities, accelerations
and forces in machines to create design information
LO3: analyse components by finite elements to assess structural integrity due to dynamic forces
LO4: predict the performance of machines from a simulation of the operation

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