Module Catalogue 2023/24

MEC2007 : Design and Manufacturing II

MEC2007 : Design and Manufacturing II

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Kenneth Dalgarno
  • Lecturer: Mr Peter Chapman
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

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.


Modules you need to take at the same time

Co Requisite Comment

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


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:-
- Communicate clearly and visualise 3D designs using 3D CAD and engineering drawings.
- 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.
Engineering communication and visualisation with engineering drawings & 3D CAD.
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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00PiP - Synchronous structured presentation of design topic material.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00PiP - Synchronous structured presentation of manufacturing & structure topics material
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00Structure Make & Test activities in lab. / workshops. Assessment preparation and completion.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical83:0024:00PiP - Manufacturing & Structure Design & Analysis Sessions. Design/Independent study.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical103:0030:00(PiP) Machine Design and CAD Sessions. Design/Computer Class
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study101:0010:00Non-Synchronous: extended teaching activity to deepen the understanding. Tutorial/Independent study
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study177:0077:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study101:0010:00Non-Synchronous: extended teaching activity to deepen the understanding. Tutorial/Independent study
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The course is intended to be Present-in-Person wherever possible with lectures, tutorials and practical classes. Additionally, recorded sessions will be used to deepen / widen the taught material, so enabling students to obtain a greater understanding and assistance with the assignment work.

- 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 (& computer classes) allow students to practise and experience the material taught. Advice,
assistance and formative feedback is available in all these sessions.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M55Formula Student Car Suspension Design Assignment, Design logbook, analysis, hand sketches, 3D CAD model and drawings
Portfolio2M45Manufacturing in Real World (2 Assignments): 1) Tech Assignment & 2) Design -Make-Test
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1MComputer Lab formative assessments in Semester 1 providing guidance and feedback by the supervising staff. Computer/Lab Classes 1
Computer assessment2MComputer Lab formative assessments in Semester 2 providing guidance and feedback by the supervising staff. Computer/Lab. Classes 2
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- The design projects allow students to practise the discipline and receive feedback and guidance.
- The DMT project ensures students have absorbed the core engineering science and learnt to apply it in a practical situation.
- The manufacturing assignment ensures strong linkage of the real industrial manufacturing constraints into the design process.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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