CME2026 : Design of Experiments (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
To provide students with a fundamental understanding of the basic experimental designs that play an important role in process development and process troubleshooting.
This module addresses a real area of practical applicability in the process and manufacturing industries. Typically when identifying the best operating point in a process, the best material, experimenters will change one variable at a time. This is extremely inefficient in terms of resources and within this course an approach to efficient and effective data collection is introduced. A structured approach, termed experimental design, to collecting data is described that ensures the operating space is covered by the data.
Outline Of Syllabus
Design of Experiments: The importance of design in industry; Hypothesis testing; Completely Randomised Designs; Randomised Block Designs; Factorial Designs.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||6:00||6:00||Exam revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||2:00||24:00||Numerical practice|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||6:30||6:30||Report writing|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the statistical concepts and theory and their application in process engineering. Numerical practice classes support the learning introduced in lectures through the students having the opportunity to apply the concepts to a number of problems varying in terms of complexity.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Computer assessment||2||M||20||Week 9 One computer based assignment covering the various design procedures introduced in the lectures.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The computer based assessment allows engineering problems to be set and solved using computer software. It also provides the opportunity for the key skills listed above to be assessed. The examination enables the assessment of whether the students have understood the difference in the methodologies and whether they are sufficiently conversant with the different techniques to enable them to use them in a practical situation.