Module Catalogue 2020/21

MEC2007 : Design and Manufacturing II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Robert Davidson
  • Lecturer: Mr Peter Chapman
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

English Language to IELTS 6.0 or Pearsons 54 or equivalent. Satisfy progression or admission requirement for entry to Stage 2 of engineering degree programme by satisfactory completion of Stage 1 or equivalent at Level 4 normally with one year of prior study related to this topic.

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

Stage 2 of a Mechanical Engineering Degree including materials and mechanical engineering science.

Aims

The aim of the course is to enable students to design and plan the manufacture of assemblies for real machines to:

- Meet the customer’s requirements, including functioning correctly.
- Be designed with the manufacturing and assembly processes in mind.

Outline Of Syllabus

Determine reaction forces and effects of loads.
- appropriately apply knowledge in design projects

Design appropriate shafts & rotating shaft assemblies, including:-
- Select appropriate rolling element bearings & standard mechanical components.
- Select appropriate engineering materials.
- Select appropriate designs for batch manufacture.
- Produce (individually) detail design of complete assembly using hand-sketching & 3D CAD, that is:-
- complete and ready to be “sent for manufacture”
- fully functional
- easily (economically) manufactured
- has a full set of drawings with:- all necessary views
- all necessary dimensions
- all necessary tolerances
- all necessary material and manufacturing details

Produce practical and economical manufacturing process routes for typical components and assemblies:-
- for manufacture singly, by the thousand and by the million (per year)

Appropriately use engineering science, manufacturing technology and manfacturing planning to design, built & (publically) test a real structure.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

Incorporation of engineering science into practical solutions.
Economical process routes for engineered artefacts, common component assembly techniques.
Integration of engineering science and management principles into the design process.
Embodying customer requirements into a manufactured product within a regulatory and sustainability framework.

Intended Skill Outcomes

Completion of practical and economical design solutions to customer requirements, awareness of industrial manufacturing environment.
Production of a complete set of information fully defining every aspect of a machine.
Manufacturing process and materials selection.
Practice in application of engineering science knowledge and methods and of problem solving skills.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture361:0036:00Non-Sync Structured presentation of syllabus may incl. skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion141:0014:00Non-synchronous sessions to aid knowledge, skills or cw assmt submissions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical121:0012:00Non-synchronous: Machine Design and CAD Sessions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00PiP: Structure Design & Analysis:supervised with continuous feedback.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching33:009:00Synchronous: Extended teaching activity to apply taught material, develop professional skills
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1120:00120:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- Online sessions provide case studies, the underlying design methodology and manufacturing methods and demonstrate the integration of engineering science and systems.
- Online and live tutorials provide opportunities to seek advice and to present and discuss all stages of
the design project from concept generation and specification to communication of final design.
- Practicals allow students to practise and experience the material taught.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M3Roller Assembly assignment
Report1M50Formula Student Car Suspension Design Assignment, Design logbook, analysis, hand sketches, 3D CAD model and drawings
Portfolio2M47Manufacturing assignment (25%), FEA structure design-make test (22%)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- The design projects allow students to practise the discipline
- The laboratory report ensures students have absorbed the basics illustrated.
- The manufacturing assignment ensures strong linkage of the manufacturing constraints into the design process.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

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Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2020/21 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2021/22 entry will be published here in early-April 2021. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.