Module Title:   Advanced Engineering Design

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3106L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr C S Wright

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof. F Campean

Prerequisite(s):   ENG1052M     ENG1016M     ENG1004M     ENG2002M     ENG2026M     ENG2015M     ENG2023M

Corequisite(s):   None

The aim of this module is to develop both technical deepening and critical understanding of mechanical engineering design within an holistic sustainable product development context.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Theory is developed in key lectures delivered by relevant experts and practiced in tutorials though individual and team-based activities. The ability to apply design methodologies is assessed by an individual in-class test whilst the ability to integrate design elements to solve an open-ended design problem is assessed by a group project. Oral feedback will be provided on a continuous basis through regular clinics. Written feedback will be given via assessment of group coursework. Assessment for this module will take the form of an individual class test and group coursework of 4000 words equivalent per student that will test all of the learning outcomes. The students will complete a self-assessment of individual contribution to teamwork, which is used to adjust the individual final mark based on the team report.

Supplementary assessment: Repair deficiencies in the original submission / re-presentation of individual student`s contribution to the group project.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   164.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

1.1 Explain the need to apply an holistic approach to product development.
1.2 Justify the selection of specific design elements and apply selection methodologies to system design

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

2.1 Demonstrate your ability to apply tools for concept analysis and selection.
2.2 Demonstrate your ability in designing and validating system assemblies and mechanisms.

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

3.1 Use problem solving techniques,
3.2 Present technical information in a concise written format and use CAD to communicate engineering design data

  Coursework   30%
  Classroom based assignment
  Coursework   70%
  Group design project portfolio (4000 words equivalent per student)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
1. Product Definition
Needs and Requirements Analysis, Developing a product design specification (legislative and sustainability, consideration of cost and cost constraints, patents and intellectual property considerations in engineering design), Product cycles.

2. Concept Design
Requirements cascade in systems thinking, Concept generation and selection (creative thinking methodologies), Design for manufacture and assembly considerations, Manufacturing process selection.

3. Details Design/Embodiment
Requirements cascade to subsystem, Engineering design analysis and synthesis, detailed consideration of bearing types, selection and life. Belts, chains and pulley types, their design and selection. Coupling selection. Clutches and brakes. Gear design and selection, shaft design, 3D solid modelling, assemblies. 2D working drawings.

4. Design Verification and Product Validation
Approaches to design verification and validation, consideration of robustness in design, Evaluation of sustainability and ethical issues in product design, Risk assessment (FMEA) and management in design.

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