Module Title:   Studio 1

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG1051L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

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 provide students with an understanding of the design process and design methods developed through the application of these to a series of projects. The projects will seek to integrate elements of knowledge from relevant areas. Students will also gain a useful insight into the way that design work is accomplished in a studio environment.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Various aspects of the design process and design methods will be introduced and discussed during lectures and applied in practical project biased sessions.. Projects will escalate from small group `egg race` type projects in Semester 1 to larger projects in Semester 2. Some of these projects will be assessed. The STUDIO approach is adopted, encouraging learning about design by discussion and constructive criticism. During Semester 1, Level 3 Students will also be involved through mentoring Level 1 Students

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   128.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   48.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with the design process and a selection of design methods.
1.2 Understand how a wide range of relevant areas of knowledge need to be considered within the process of design.
1.3 Identify and evaluate some of the challenges of the design environment.

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

2.1 Use and evaluate the design process and some design methods in your own design work.
2.2 Demonstrate a developing ability to control and focus creative and analytical skills during the process of design.
2.3 Generate ideas, concepts, proposals and solutions in response to set briefs

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

3.1 Present your ideas and solutions to the student group.
3.2 Plan and manage your time to meet agreed deadlines.
3.3 Be creative and innovative in problem solving.
3.4 Integrate knowledge effectively.

  Coursework   100%
  A series of about five projects will be run. A selection of these projects will be assessed, 6000 word equivalent
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary - A single design project that seeks to address the learning outcomes in the module. 6000 word equivalent

Outline Syllabus:
The design process and the need for a methodical approach to design, - Initial analysis, research and problem identification, - The efficient use of time and time management within a design project, - Design Brief, initial design specification and Product Specification - Creative Design Methods - Rational Design Methods - Peer `design conversations` and critique of projects The module will also seek to integrate; Illustration and rendering; General Design Layout; geometry; sketching and calculation; form function, Art, fashion and style; Materials and processes; Sustainability issues; IT etc. There will also be contributions from the mentoring students.

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