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Module Title
Mechanical Engineering Design 1
Reference EN2703 Version 5
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide an introduction to CADD tools and their application to component & system design.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Apply core features of an industry standard technical computer programming environment to a basic level of competence in the solution of engineering analysis and design problems.
2 Apply industry standard CADD software to a basic level of competence in the communication of engineering design.
3 Show competence in applying some of the more advanced features of an industry standard computer programming environment to assist in the solution of a variety of engineering analysis and design problems.
4 Apply some specialist features of industry standard CADD software to a significant level of competence, in the communication of engineering design.

Indicative Module Content
The student, either individually, or as part of a group, will be required to apply a programming environment to solve significant engineering design problems. Typically, gas turbine, driveline components, pressure vessels, heat conduction, electrical networks and structures have been used. An industry standard CADD package will be used in the communication of design solutions. The elementary application of such packages to the production of parts, drawings and assemblies will be covered. More advanced features will be explored eg equations, advanced drawing, visualisation, routing, multibody parts, etc. These techniques will be applied to real world components and systems eg drivetrains or other machinery.

Module Delivery
This is a studio/workshop-based module supplemented by lectures and tutorials.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 35 35
Non-Contact Hours 115 115
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 3
Description: Individual analysis and design project covering fundamental and more advanced programming and engineering applications.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 2, 4
Description: A portfolio of CADD output covering basic and more advanced features and applications.

Explanatory Text
To pass the module students must achieve at least a grade D overall and a minimum of 35% in both coursework components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% and above
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 34% and below
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module EN1601 Product Development or its equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

Students will be expected to observe all necessary health safety regulations when using laboratory and workshop facilities.

1 BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION, 2007. PP 8888-1:2007. Engineering Drawings: Engineering Drawing Practice For Schools And Colleges. London: British Standards Institution.
2 RHODES, R.S. and COOK, L.B., 1990. Basic Engineering Drawing. 2nd ed. London: Pearson Higher Education.
3 BUDYNAS, R.G. and NISBETT, J.K., 2014. Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design. 10th ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
4 DIETER, G.E. and SCHMIDT, L.C., 2012. Engineering Design: A Materials and Processing Approach. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
5 BIRAN, A. and BREINER, M., 2002. MATLAB 6 for Engineers. 3rd ed. Harlow: Addison-Wesley.

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