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MEC2007 : Design and Manufacturing II

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Robert Davidson
  • Lecturer: Mr Peter Chapman
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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.

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.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials101:0010:00Non-Synchronous: Tutorials - extended teaching activity to deepen the understanding.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00PiP - Synchronous structured presentation of manufacturing & structure topics material
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials101:0010:00Non-Synchronous: extended teaching activity to deepen the understanding.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical103:0030:00(PiP) Design/Computer Class. Machine Design and CAD Sessions.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical83:0024:00PiP - Manufacturing & Structure Design & Analysis Sessions.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00Structure Make & Test activities in lab. / workshops.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study177:0077:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
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 allow students to practise and experience the material taught.

Alternative online sessions will be offered to students if in-person sessions are not possible to take place due to unforeseen circumstances. In that case, in-person lectures and practical PC sessions will be replaced by online sessions. A revised practical session that is possible to do individually at home will be used.

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

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M25Manufacturing Assignment: wide variety of manufacturing process routes for FS Suspension and components, 1 - 1k - 1M per year.
Report1M20FEA Structure (Bridge) Design-Make-Test, using engineering science, creative design and Manufacturing Plan.
Portfolio2M55Formula Student Car Suspension Design Assignment, Design logbook, analysis, hand sketches, 3D CAD model and drawings.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- The design projects allow students to practise the discipline.
- 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.

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