Module Title:   Group Design Project

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2037D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Project

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr R W Clarke

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr RA Wyatt-Millington

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

(1) To develop an awareness of design principles in engineering & technology.
(2) To analyse and evaluate design problems in engineering & technology.
(3) To understand issues and skills involved in successful design solutions.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Practical work in small groups, supported by a small number of lectures and group formation exercises.

Lectures:   3.00          Directed Study:   124.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   3.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   70.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

Review how knowledge from various subject areas is combined and utilized to solve a design problem.

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

Undertake a small design project through all stages from concept to customer.

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

Accurately present and interpret data. Demonstrate communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

  Coursework   100%
  Portfolio of evidence comprising reports, presentation and demonstration
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary Assessment: Repair deficiencies in original / repeat module with attendance

Outline Syllabus:
Design models: Top-down design. Bottom-up design. Designing for testing and manufacture. Design life cycle: Requirements capture and specification. Outline design specification. Role of research. Detailed design. Design of tests. Bread-boarding and prototyping. Implementation of manufacture. Unit testing. System testing. Transfer and installation. Maintenance. Quality control in design and manufacture. Concept of quality. Relation to design life cycle. Role of computers in design. Application of design concepts in group-based design, make and test projects. WEEE, RoSHH, recycling and sustainability.

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