MEC3103 : Product Design Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Didier Talamona
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
This module will give candidates experience of working as part of a team to complete an industrially sourced project for an external industrial client.
Outline Of Syllabus
Project teams will have approx 4-6 students. The projects will address a wide variety of topics, dependent upon the particular project, but all with relevance to Mechanical Engineering.
The structure of the projects will be common:
Week 1: Formation of teams and receipt of project brief.
Weeks 2/3: Meeting with company key contact to discuss (i) brief, (ii) initial research and (iii) project plan.
Weeks 4/5: Meeting with key contact to (i) deliver interim report and (ii) agree project plan to end of project.
Weeks 10/11: Deliver final report and presentation
Between weeks 4/5 and 10/11 teams will be able to contact the company informally for guidance, but the extent of this will be limited to one call or e-mail per week.
Each project team will have an identified mentor who will meet with them on a weekly basis to provide feedback and guidance.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||26:00||26:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submissions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||4:00||48:00||Extended team design activity to address problem and develop professional skills.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||2:00||12:00||Briefings and formative feedback sessions.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||64:00||64:00||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Private and Team Study: This is a project based module, with candidates expected to work both as part of their team and independently to complete their project.
Company Liaison: In order to gain the industrial knowledge and skills teams will need to liaise with their external company.
Small Group Teaching: Will primarily offer support and guidance for project management and communication.
Seminars & Tutorials: Used to provide technical, managerial and skills development support to teams and candidates.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||30||1||A||35||Individual Design Presentation.|
|Report||1||M||30||Interim group report and short presentation to the company (approximately 11 hours).|
|Report||1||M||35||Final group report on outcome of the project (approx 22.5 hours).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The reports and presentation will be given a single team mark. Peer and self assessment, and tutor feedback will be used to assess the relative contribution of each student to the team, and this will be translated into a “peer group factor” for each individual. The “peer group factors” will then be used to directly scale the group mark to obtain an individual mark.