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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Product Development
Reference EN1601 Version 5
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enhance and develop the student’s hands-on engineering skills via workshop activities leading to management of, and participation in, a structured project and also written, oral and graphic communication. Introduce the assessment of safe working practice.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Design, manufacture, assemble and test a product and carry out a risk assessment of the work involved.
2 Keep detailed written records of a project.
3 Present information on a project in oral and visual form and carry out a product demonstration.
4 Work effectively and productively as a member of a project group to deliver a quality product.

Indicative Module Content
Engineering application and workshop skills: Engineering design; sheet metal manufacture; fastening techniques; hand and machine tools; soldering; PCB design & manufacture; component assembly; inter-wiring; product testing; product demonstration; teamwork; project management, health & safety assessment. Design & build project (electro-mechanical): The project will be used as a vehicle to - 1. Give the student a realistic exercise in engineering practice, i.e. understanding of basic project management, design evaluation, manufacturing principles, and assembly and test procedures. 2. Integrate the knowledge gained in other subject areas and to introduce appropriate theory. 3. Allow the exercise of decision making and showing personal qualities, such as initiative, imagination and creativity.

Module Delivery
The module will be student centred and will be delivered primarily in the flexible learning workshops. It will involve students participating in a series of workshops followed by active involvement in the management and delivery of a group project, in which they will manufacture and assemble an electro-mechanical product. The students will be given set objectives and will, in general, be expected to follow prescribed procedures. The activities in the workshops and the project will be supervised by engineering applications supervisors.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 40 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 110 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Component 1 is a logbook of practical activities.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 3, 4
Description: Component 2 is a product evaluation incorporating an oral presentation and product demonstration.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
To pass the module, you must achieve at least a 40% weighted average mark in the exam and coursework. In addition you need to achieve at least 35% in both the individual exam and coursework Components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A >70%
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module EN1600 (Professional Skills) or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
The student will be expected to provide suitable clothing for laboratory and workshop activities as designated by University staff.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Manuals and other literature will be made available on loan as appropriate. There is no further recommended reading.

 

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