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EG20H1: ENGINEERING DESIGN AND COMPUTING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

1. To provide students with basic knowledge and understanding of engineering design processes from market research to product identification and manufacture, including the environmental, sustainability and management issues associated with the design

2. To provide students with hands-on experience of workshop practice and application of IT and computing (MATLAB) to design and product optimisation.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ana Ivanovic
  • Dr D. A. Van der a

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Engineering (EG)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A variety of tools fundamental to product identification and design, such as requirement trees, fit-for-purpose quality graphs and morphological charts are used to explain various aspects of engineering design process. An exercise in reverse engineering will be undertaken to gain an appreciation of the development of existing designs and issues such as design protection, copyright and patents will be explained as part of this process.  Material selection is included both from a viewpoint of quality, impact on environment and sustainability.  Practical aspects of the manufacturing process will be covered through lectures and hands-on experience of workshop practice.  More advanced use of SolidWorks will be covered culminating in the production of a set of 3rd angle engineering drawings from a provided written specification.  This will require research through the internet or library sources in order to ascertain the necessary configuration and detail of the component part.  The use of computing (MATLAB) as a pivotal aid to practical design and as computational analysis tool will be developed in preparation for further applications in later years of study. 


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42 Feedback Weeks 42,43,44

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Individual feedback on report.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDesign and manufacturing processes of engineering components. Product design, market evaluation and customer requirements. Concept of fit-for-purpose quality and its impact on cost.
FactualRememberUse requirement trees as an aid to product design. Assess the limitations of machining processes. Convert written design specifications to engineering drawing that can be manufactured. Use MATLAB

Online Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42 Feedback Weeks 42,43,44

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Outcome to multiple choice test

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyCustomer requirement surveys Management aspects of design Simple machining procedures SolidWorks MATLAB Develop enviro. sustainable solutions Use literature databases to find relevant sources

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42 Feedback Weeks 42,43,44

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Individual feedback on report.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyProblem-solving and info-retrieval Teamwork Use of library resources/tools in academic research
ConceptualApplyCustomer requirement surveys Management aspects of design Simple machining procedures SolidWorks MATLAB Develop enviro. sustainable solutions Use literature databases to find relevant sources
ConceptualUnderstandDesign and manufacturing processes of engineering components. Product design, market evaluation and customer requirements. Concept of fit-for-purpose quality and its impact on cost.
FactualRememberUse requirement trees as an aid to product design. Assess the limitations of machining processes. Convert written design specifications to engineering drawing that can be manufactured. Use MATLAB

Report: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42 Feedback Weeks 42,43,44

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Individual feedback on report.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyProblem-solving and info-retrieval Teamwork Use of library resources/tools in academic research
ConceptualApplyCustomer requirement surveys Management aspects of design Simple machining procedures SolidWorks MATLAB Develop enviro. sustainable solutions Use literature databases to find relevant sources
ConceptualUnderstandDesign and manufacturing processes of engineering components. Product design, market evaluation and customer requirements. Concept of fit-for-purpose quality and its impact on cost.
FactualRememberUse requirement trees as an aid to product design. Assess the limitations of machining processes. Convert written design specifications to engineering drawing that can be manufactured. Use MATLAB

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 48,49,50 Feedback Weeks 50,51,52

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Retake/resubmit failed element(s) of summative assessment with grade for passed element(s) carried forward from 1st attempt

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDesign and manufacturing processes of engineering components. Product design, market evaluation and customer requirements. Concept of fit-for-purpose quality and its impact on cost.
FactualRememberUse requirement trees as an aid to product design. Assess the limitations of machining processes. Convert written design specifications to engineering drawing that can be manufactured. Use MATLAB
ConceptualApplyCustomer requirement surveys Management aspects of design Simple machining procedures SolidWorks MATLAB Develop enviro. sustainable solutions Use literature databases to find relevant sources
ConceptualApplyProblem-solving and info-retrieval Teamwork Use of library resources/tools in academic research

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