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MEC2007 : Design and Manufacturing II

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Pooya Sareh
  • 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


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 ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Structured presentation of manufacturing & structure topics material
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Structured presentation of design topic material.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical103:0030:00Machine Design and CAD Sessions. Design/Computer Class
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00Structure Make & Test activities in lab. / workshops. Assessment preparation and completion.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical83:0024:00Manufacturing & Structure Design & Analysis Sessions. Design/Independent study.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study177:0077:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study101:0010:00Extended teaching activity to deepen the understanding. Tutorial/Independent study
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study101:0010:00Extended teaching activity to deepen the understanding. Tutorial/Independent study
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- The course is intended to provide students with a portfolio of design activities (lectures, tutorials, and practical classes (computer-aided design sessions)). The portfolio of activities in this module is aimed to enable students to obtain a greater understanding of the concepts and challenged in design and manufacturing, and provide a high level of assistance with the coursework.

- Design theory lectures are particularly designed to deepen the understanding of students of the core concepts in engineering design and manufacturing.

- A design project is considered from concept generation and specification to the communication of the final design.

- Practical (computer-aided design) sessions allow students to practise and experience the material taught. Advice, assistance, and formative feedback are available in all these sessions.

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.

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