MAR1011 : Applications of Engineering

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1. To introduce the students to three dimensional solid modelling practices and techniques with the aid of CAD/CAM software;
A2. To develop skills in a high-level programming language including data analysis and algorithm development.

Outline Of Syllabus

An introduction to Engineering Design Conventions based on BS 8888; Detail and assembly drawings, 1st and 3rd angle projections, isometric drawing, dimensioning, sections, auxiliary view, developments; An introduction to the Matlab programming environment, variables, flow control and loops, reading and writing data from/to other file formats; Matlab programming for vectors and matrices, functions, graphics and data handling.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion17:007:00Matlab coursework
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion17:007:00Inventor coursework
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading144:0044:00Consolidation of lecture notes and practical work
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical182:0036:00Computer classes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module is based on developing skills in the use of two software packages and therefore has a significant element of practical work. Inventor will be taught through directed practical classes (2, 2hr sessions per week). This will introduce the theory (IKO1/2) and allow students to develop their skills (ISO1). The material will use lectures to introduce and demonstrate concepts (IKO3/4) and students will then have the opportunity to their skills (ISO2/3) in the practical sessions.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M50Inventor-based coursework assignment
Practical/lab report2M50Matlab-based coursework assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Due to the practical nature of this module, assessment of the intended learning outcomes is most effectively achieved through coursework with one piece of assessed work submitted per software package.

The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are assessed in this way.

N.B. To pass the module MAR1011 all students must achieve a minimum of 35% in each coursework element.

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