Module title: Design and Quality Management

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

Module code: MEC11524
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, 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: John Shackleton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module essentially consists of two linked strands, each with associated lectures and supporting tutorial sessions. The management aspects (LOs 1, 2 & 3) are taught by a study of the underlying concepts of what it means to ‘manage’ design and quality, and by analysis of case studies. This then allows consideration of how these principles can be put into practice, and the difficulties that arise from doing so. Similarly, the principles of the statistical techniques and their application (LOs 1, 4, & 5) are taught by lecture series, and tutorial-based exercises on actual industrial and simulated data sets.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The module content relates directly to current industrial manufacturing practice and as such enhance employability in the engineering sector. Additionally, the management, quality, and statistical analysis content all represent potentially represent transferable skills which could be applied in other domains of employment.

Assessment (formative and summative)
The module will be assessed by two pieces of coursework; one primarily on management aspects (LOs 1, 2, & 3), and the other on SPC and/or DoE techniques, (Los 1, 4, 5), and a two-hour exam (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5).

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

Supporting equality and diversity
The lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format (on Virtual Learning Environment) to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

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
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2,500
Report 30 1,2,3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2,500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Quality management: Total quality, ISO9001, quality costing, design for quality.
Design management. Reasons for design failure: Policy failure, working practices, communication, technical failures.Typical management structures for manufacturing organisations and design departments.
Statistical methods: Statistical Process Control, Design of Experiments, Taguchi methods (in-process, off-line)

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Apply quality management techniques to the design, development and delivery of products and services.
LO2: Examine successes and failures in product design and analyse their causes
LO3: Critically assess the effect of organisational structure, management style and team dynamics on design performance.
LO4: Apply statistical process control, design of experiments, Taguchi methods, and other statistical methods associated with supporting quality in the design and manufacture of engineered artefacts.
LO5: Critically appraise the role of computer-based tools used to support quality in design and manufacture.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MONTGOMERY, RUNGER, ET AL. (2011) ENGINEERING STATISTICS: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 5th ed. - ISBN: 978047064607
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