Engineering

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ECM2103 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design (2015)

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MODULE TITLEIntroduction to Mechanical Engineering Design CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2103 MODULE CONVENERDr Arnaud Marmier (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 12 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 114
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Engineering design is a complex activity, which combines very technical aspects with more creative ones. In this hands on module, you will learn a rigorous method of design (Total Design), which will give you an understanding of the real design-manufacture-test process. You will produce engineering drawings and appreciate their use as a method of unambiguous communication. Furthermore, you will be able to analyse and select basic mechanical components such as threads, gears and bearings as well as materials. In addition, you will learn how to bring together multiple aspects of the core course, and apply them to exercises in design, drawing, and analysis. During the course you will also have the opportunity to work in a small team to design and manufacture a mechanical device that will tested in a competitive environment.
 

 

Prerequisite module: ECM1101, ECM1107, or equivalent

 

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the fundamental concepts in engineering design.This module is designed to establish the foundation for advanced mechanical design modules and mechanical design orientated projects.
 

 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).


This module correlates to references U2, E1, E2, E3, D1, D2, D3, D4, D6, S2, S4, P1, P2, P4 and P6. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 show an awareness of the total design process (including concept, design, drawing, manufacturing and testing);
2 comprehend the use and operation of bearings, gears, springs, and other common engineering components;
3 justify the choice of engineering materials.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
4 understand and draw adhering to the BS8888 industry drawing standard;
5 apply your theoretical knowledge to the solution of a real problem;
6 use standard workshop tools under supervision (lathe, drill, milling machine) and follow safety rules.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
7 work in a small group and complete tasks to a deadline;
8 write a structured project report.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- engineering drawing fundamentals and/or revision, dimensioning and tolerancing for performance and economic manufacture;

- simple engineering metrology, inspection, linear and angular measurement, surface texture;

- introduction to materials selection procedures using selection maps;

- design of simple machine elements;

- testing of materials, tension, compression, and shear;

- basic manufacturing processes.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 42.00 Guided Independent Study 108.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 14 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 28 Laboratories/tutorials
Guided independent study 108 Lecture preparation; wider reading

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Drawing exercises 2 hours 4 Verbal, corrected in class
Mock test 2 hours 2-5 Verbal, corrected in class
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework – marked drawing exercise 10 1 BS8888 drawing, 6 hours 4 Comments on drawing, special lecture on drawing mistakes
Coursework – concept designs 5 Group, 6-10 pages (sketches, matrix, little text) 1,7 Comments on report, interactive feedback in design studio
Coursework – design calculations 5 Group, 6-10 pages (equations, tables + explanatory text) 2,5,7 Comments on report, interactive feedback in design studio
Coursework – part and assembly drawings 5 Group, 6-10 pages (Assembly, drawings, little text) 3,4,7 Comments on report, interactive feedback in design studio
Coursework – competition 10 4 hours All Interactive, during competition
Coursework – manufacture 5 8 hours per group, in student workshop 6 Interactive, during competition
Coursework – Report and log book 30 Group, 20-30 pages 7,8 Comments on report
Coursework – test exercise 30 2 hour class test 2-5 Comments on script

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.



If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk
 


 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Simmons, C Maguire, D, Phelps, N Manual of Engineering Drawing to British and International Standards 3rd Newnes 2003 978-075-065-120-2 [Library]
Set Shigley, Joseph Mechanical engineering design 7th McGraw-Hill Education 2004 978-0071232708 [Library]
Extended Pugh, S. Total Design Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. 1990 978-0201416398 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1107, ECM1101
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 09 January 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Design; technical drawing; engineering components; mechanical engineering components; fasteners; bearings; gears; tolerance; material selection.