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EG 2501
DESIGN AND COMPUTING
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr H Sun

Pre-requisite(s): EG1010 CAD, Communication in Engineering Practice

Design and Solid Modelling
Principles of product specification and engineering design process and procedures. Product specifications within the confines of customer requirements, fit-for-purpose, quality and cost effective production.
Further development of solid modelling and engineering drawing skills through hands-on experience of using SolidWorks for configurations and simple structural analysis, linear and geometrical tolerances, fasteners etc. Extended design exercise involving the use of SolidWorks to produce precise and accurate drawings from written specification taking account of the limitations of the manufacturing process.
Professional Design Lectures (PDL) and Ethics Lectures
Principles of product specification and engineering design process and procedures; Product specifications within the confines of customer requirements, fit-for-purpose, quality and cost effective production; Engineering project design, covered in PDL by visiting speakers from industries; Ethics issues in engineering/working environments will be studied in depths; Development of an existing design using reverse engineering within the requirements of Copyright, patents and design protection laws.
Workshop Practice Hands-on exercises on the manufacture of simple parts using variety of machine tools and joining processes. Computing Knowledge of MATLAB as engineering analysis tool is developed through lectures and practical sessions on: basic arithmetic, functions and data structures; graph plotting and interpretation; vectors and matrices; complex numbers; polynomials and the integration of functions. Applications are developed for simple mechanical design exercise using engineering problems using batch files and basic programming constructs including loops and conditional statements. Each group prepares a report of the outcome of this work.

19 one-hour lectures; 14 two-hour computing/design practical sessions; 3 two-hour workshop practical sessions; 5 three and a half-hour hands-on workshops in Aberdeen College

1st Attempt: Continues assessment (100%)

Resit: Students who 'No Paper' any element of assessment will not be given resubmission opportunity and will be required to re-register for this course or its equivalent at the next available opportunity. All other students should be referred to the course coordinator for resubmission.