Module Title:   Studio 2

Module Credit:   40

Module Code:   ENG2089N

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Project 20+20

Provider:   Engineering

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr CR Johnstone

Additional Tutor(s):   Mr NM Hills

Prerequisite(s):   ENG1051L

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop the students ability to deliver increasingly complex team-based and individual design projects on time in a creative, dynamic and professionally structured manner. To provide a thorough understanding of relevant design requirements and design constraints. To develop the students` ability to address these relevant requirements and constraints through packaging, assembly, styling, development, modelling and presentation techniques.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, techniques and knowledge are introduced and discussed during a series of lectures. Several projects will form the basis of assessment. Projects are set by briefs/handbooks and weekly studio sessions will encourage students to work together and allow staff the opportunity to provide guidance. The projects will seek to integrate elements of knowledge from other relevant areas. Usually briefs will be set by the tutors but students will be encouraged to suggest and develop their own individual project ideas where appropriate. The module will conclude with an exhibition of students work.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   256.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   81.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   27.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   400.00

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

1.1 Analyse, evaluate and use the design process to progress complex design projects.
1.2 Demonstrate a critical understanding of appropriate design requirements and constraints for different design problems.
1.3 Critically evaluate the appropriateness of a range of packaging, assembly, styling, development, modelling, presentation techniques.

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

2.1 Demonstrate the ability to integrate creativity and technology to solve problems.
2.2 Use design methods to generate, choose, develop and define successful design solutions.
2.3 Effectively employ manual and computer based modelling techniques.
2.4 Demonstrate an increasingly individual and personalised design style. 2.5 Demonstrate an understanding of form, branding, market, liability, legislation, IPR and tolerance within the constraints of project work.

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

3.1 Plan and organise your time.
3.2 Work as part of a team.
3.3 Exhibit your work.

  Coursework   100%
  Several Projects will run, usually 1 in each semester 8000 word equivalent
  Coursework   100%
  A single Supplementary design project that seeks to address the Learning Outcomes stated in the module 8000 wd equ.

Outline Syllabus:
*Detailed application & understanding of the design process
*Effective use of time, time planning & time management
*Awareness of the social & psychological aspects of design
*Forms, function, ergonomics & aesthetics
*Design recording (liability, patenting, IPR) *Basic linear & geometric tolerancing. *Legal requirements & legislation
*CAD based modelling techniques (Illustrator, Photoshop, Alias, SolidEdge etc.)
* Manual modelling techniques (card, foam, sand, clay, fabrication etc.)
* Aesthetic recognition, brand/ visual identity & consumer appeal,
* Formal design methods, (brief/specification detail design)
* Market influences on design
* Project planning efficient use of time
* Data collection & information usage
* Product costing
* Oral presentation techniques
* Report writing
* Prototypes test-rigs & models
* Practical safety issues
* Hand tools, joining, joints, adhesives, fixings, finishing methods.

The module will also include sections relevant to specific students eg
* Car interior systems
* Interior styling
* Surface intersections
* Battery Vs mains power options
* Passenger safety devices (crash-cage, crumple-zone, seat belts, air bags, etc.)
* Information & display subsystems
* History of car form & design
* Class A surfaces, opening lines, body-in-white development, down-the-road-graphics, greenhouse, shut-line, tumblehome, wheel-arches.

The module will also integrate elements of study such as:
Aerodynamics, machine design, 3D solid modelling, prototyping, technology, manufacture illustration & presentation.

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