MEC1010 : Design and Manufacturing I
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Tom Joyce
- Lecturer: Mr Peter Chapman, Dr Iain Evans
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||15|
To produce engineering designers with "concurrent engineering" capability, integrating materials and manufacturing process selection into a structured design methodology based on the application of basic engineering and scientific principles. There is an emphasis on sustainability issues alongside design creativity.
Outline Of Syllabus
Design Communication (drafting to BS8888, CAD, solid modelling, assembly modelling).
Common components and assemblies (dimensions, tolerances, surface finish, limits and fits).
Manufacturing (costs, processes and their selection, materials selection).
Design Methodology (design process, customer focus, integration of engineering science).
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||5||6:00||30:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submissions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||15||1:00||15:00||Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||18||3:00||54:00||Practical experience of design and manufacture|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||15||3:00||45:00||Engineering drawing and CAD/CAM|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||156:00||156:00||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
- Lectures help students to identify and apply appropriate design and manufacturing methods for the various stages of the design process and the appropriate tools, techniques and technology to solve design problems.
- Computing practicals provide structured and supported opportunities to practise drawing skills.
- Student workshop allows students "hands-on" experience of the concepts taught and to appreciate the practical issues in implementing the technology.
- Industrially-focussed workshop courses raise student awareness of manufacturing issues.
- Private study allows students to consolidate knowledge gained from lectures, seminars and practicals to generate their own designs.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||5||Weekly updates and drawings (Semesters 1 and 2). (Max 7.5 hours).|
|Report||1||M||28||Interim report (3000 words)|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||12||Workshop courses.|
|Report||1||M||10||Interim submission of logbook|
|Report||2||M||32||Final report and testing (3000 words).|
|Report||2||M||13||Final submission of logbook.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The project helps students to acquire skills in communicating their design ideas, concepts and solutions effectively. A range of design issues including material selection, sustainability, reliability, costs etc are assessed from both the interim and final reports
Assessing the workshop ensures that practical skills have been learnt and these are also informally assessed during the course and through tests of the designs themselves
Drawings are regularly assessed to ensure that students are proficient engineering communicators through this medium
Weekly updates provide experience in regular summary report writing, as would occur in an industrial situation.
Logbooks are maintained and assessed to teach importance of research and design development in a traceable manner reflecting the requirements in all subsequent stages as well as industrial relevance for QA/QC and auditing.
For the purposes of professional body accreditation, 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):
(1)10% Off-campus Workshop Course.
(2)90% Design Work