MEC3018 : Design for Industry
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Smith
- Lecturer: Mr Robert Davidson, Mr Peter Chapman, Dr Jinju Chen, Dr Francis Franklin, Dr Prodip Das, Dr Paul Hyde, Dr Ana Ferreira-Duarte, Dr Roberto Palacin, Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Richard Whalley, Dr Iain Evans, Professor Tom Joyce, Dr Piergiorgio Gentile, Dr Barry Gallacher, Professor Brian Shaw, Professor Kenneth Dalgarno, Dr Javier Munguia Valenzuela, Dr Julian Happian-Smith, Dr Hemantha Yeddu, Dr Andrew Aspden
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
This module will give candidates experience of working as part of a team to complete an industrially sourced project for an external industrial client.
Outline Of Syllabus
Project teams will have approx 4-6 students. The projects will address a wide variety of topics, dependent upon the particular project, but all with relevance to Mechanical Engineering. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and achievement.
The structure of the projects will be common:
Week 1: Formation of teams and receipt of project brief.
Weeks 2/3: Meeting with company key contact to discuss (i) brief, (ii) initial research and (iii) project plan.
Weeks 4/5: Meeting with key contact to (i) deliver interim report and (ii) agree project plan to end of project.
Weeks 10/11: Deliver final report
After exams in January: Presentation
Teams will be able to contact the company informally for guidance, but the extent of this will be limited to avoid excessive correspondence.
Each project team will have an identified mentor who will meet with them on a weekly basis to provide feedback and guidance.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||26:00||26:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submissions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||2:00||8:00||Briefings and formative feedback sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Extended team design activity to address problem and develop professional skills|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||104:00||104:00||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period for project development.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Private and Team Study: This is a project based module, with candidates expected to work both as part of their team and independently to complete their project.
Company Liaison: In order to gain the industrial knowledge and skills teams will need to liaise with their external company.
Small Group Teaching: Will primarily offer support and guidance for project management and communication.
Seminars & Tutorials: Used to provide technical, managerial and skills development support to teams and candidates.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Examination||30||1||A||60||Assessment of understanding and achievement, including presentation, discussions, logbook and other project documents.|
|Report||1||M||10||Interim group report (approx 10 hours).|
|Report||1||M||30||Final group report on outcome of the project (approx 22 hours).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The reports will be given a single team mark. Peer and self-assessment, tutor feedback will be used to assess the relative contribution of each student to the reports and so modify the report marks appropriately. The Understanding & Achievement will be assessed using a group presentation, a verified statement of achievement, detailed discussion, log book and other project documents; this is an individual mark.