MEC3106 : Production, Quality and Innovation
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Steven Tay
- Lecturer: Dr Eugene Wong
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
To develop an understanding of theory and the applications of: manufacturing systems; project management; the supply chain, and quality. The wider role that engineers play in the global economy will be introduced, encompassing intellectual property and sustainable development through innovation.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Design and operation of manufacturing systems (DOMS), batch production, mass production, production planning control.
2. Supply chain management, logistics, strategic sourcing, economic order quantity (EOQ) modelling.
3. Quality: group technology, cellular manufacturing, lean manufacturing, six-sigma.
4. Innovation: sustainability, engineering in the context of the global economy, intellectual property.
5. Project management: defining deliverables, scheduling, the critical path method (CPM).
6. Communication: delivering technical information to a lay audience, interpersonal cohesion, professional conduct.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||15||1:00||15:00||Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study throughout teaching|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||3:00||18:00||Problem classes (“tutorials”) to support independent study and reinforce skills practise|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||15||2:00||30:00||Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||0:30||0:30||Oral Presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||64:30||64:30||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||End of Semester examination.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||10||2:00||20:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures outline the fundamental theory with further reading recommended. The emphasis is placed on "student-driven" rather than "instructor-driven" learning. The tutorial sessions are intended to be an open forum for discussion within pre-allocated groups. Considering that a high number of hours have been allocated to guided independent study, it is important that the students manage their time effectively over the duration of the semester.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||50||Unseen examination on four topics: DOMS, Supply Chain Management, Quality and Innovation|
|Oral Presentation||30||1||A||15||Group presentation.|
|Report||1||M||20||Group reports on selected case studies (Max 10 hours). 2 x 10 page reports|
|Report||1||M||15||Individual project logbook (Max 10 hours)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
End of Semester examination assesses ability to call on awareness of key issues and literature.
Seminar presentations, reports and logbook assess team and individual engagement in learning and personal research as well as ability to convey that orally and in writing.
In order to obtain a passing mark overall for this module (40%) at the first attempt the minimum acceptable mark for each of the assessment items specified below shall be 30%, with the maximum possible module overall mark where this is not the case being restricted to 35% (Undergraduate Progress Regulations 30):
(1) 50% written examination
(2) 50% coursework assignments and presentations