MEC2007 : Design and Manufacturing II

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

To enable students to:

Use engineering science and common engineering technologies to design fully functional
machines / assemblies that can be manufactured economically and so provide products that will
completely comply with the engineering specification.

- Specification of components for and the detail design of manufacturable, economical and
effective mechanical systems to meet a specified performance.
- Selected manufacturing processes
- Manufacturing process routes
- Selection of economical manufacturing processes, process routes and manufacturing facilities for
typical components and assemblies.
- Design of Structural Frameworks and appropriate FEA tool.
- Design, Manufacture and Testing of Structural Framework.
- Provide all the above in the context of British Industrial practice.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submissions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical243:0072:00Machine Design and CAD: supervised with continuous feedback
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching242:0048:00Extended teaching activity to apply taught material, develop professional skills
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study136:0036:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- Lectures provide case studies, the underlying design methodology and manufacturing methods and demonstrate the integration of engineering science and systems.
- Supervised classes and 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M3Roller Assembly assignment
Report1M50Design 2A logbook, model and drawings
Report2M25Manufacturing assignment
Report2M22FEA structure
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- The design projects allow students to practise the discipline
- The laboratory report ensures students have absorbed the basics illustrated.
- The manufacturing assignment ensures strong linkage of the manufacturing constraints into the design process.

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