Module Title:   Introduction to Design and Manufacture

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1025M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr N Hills

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop an understanding of how manufacturing and assembly technology choices impact upon the design of components and assemblies within the context of product and automotive design and development.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The application, advantages and constraints of key manufacturing and assembly techniques will be introduced and discussed in lectures. Students will be encouraged to use observation and discussion during guided practical sessions to reinforce their knowledge. Assessment will be accomplished by observation and analysis of components, assemblies, products and vehicles undertaken during class and the student`s own time as well as an examination. Supplementary assessment will take the form of an examination which includes and element of observation, analysis and sketching.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Discuss the limitations and benefits of a range of manufacturing and assembly techniques.

1.2 Understand the amount of knowledge that can be gained from detailed observation and logical analysis of existing components and assemblies.

1.3 Discuss various production techniques commonly used in the production of manufactured artefacts.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Undertake detailed observation of existing products and components and draw useful conclusions.

2.2 Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of manufacturing and materials to solving simple design problems.

2.3 Use observation and analysis to increase understanding

2.4 Use sketching and annotation to communicate understanding

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Reflect upon and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

  Coursework   50%
  Portfolio of Sketches 1000 word equiv
  Examination - closed book 1.50 50%
  Closed book exam
  Examination - closed book 3.00 100%
  Supplementary closeed book exam

Outline Syllabus:
In the area of design and manufacture, it is important to understand that although some information can be learned from books and lectures, a vast repository of information is available to anyone who takes the time to observe and analyse existing products and vehicles. Students are encouraged to develop, not only a broad knowledge of manufacturing, but also the ability to add to this by observing products and components. Examples of content may include -

Designing for manufacturing techniques -

Casting, forging, injection molding, compression moulding, RIM, blow moulding, vacuum forming, machining, extrusion, pressing, blanking, failored blanks, hydro forming, sintering, composite manufacture, fabrication, (low volume), pulp manufacture, routing, laser cutting, stamping, ceramic and glass manufacturing, wood techniques etc...

Designing for production/assembly techniques -
Adhesives, bonding, riveting, welding, DFM, DFA, automatic production, robotics, assembly lines, assembly cells. JIT/JIS/ MRP, BOM, rapid prototyping, tooling.

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