Engineering

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ECM3171 - Computer Aided Engineering Drawing (2015)

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MODULE TITLEComputer Aided Engineering Drawing CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3171 MODULE CONVENERDr Arnaud Marmier (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 55
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Computer software has revolutionised the ways in which we create and modify engineering drawings and designs. This module gives you the chance to investigate the use of computer aided drawing tools for a variety of engineering applications, from creating 3D engineering designs to producing 2D drawings. You will also enhance your employment prospects by developing your skills in a variety of CAD program used worldwide by engineers in many industries.

 
Prerequisite module: ECM1101 or equivalent

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module is designed to provide you with current and useful employment skills, through teaching you how to use of 2D and 3D computer aided drawings design tools. You will also learn how to use advanced CAD software, and to understand the operational principles underlying Computer Aided Drawing. The programs considered are: Solidworks, AutoCad and OpenSCAD.
 

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 E1 - E3, D2, D4, D6, P1, ME1 - ME3, MD2, MP1, MP2 and GM2. 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 prove high level skills with industry-standard CAD software;
2 understand the theory behind CAD programs and how they are applied.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3 demonstrate utilisation of CAD tools to an advanced level of engineering applications;
4 exhibit skills through the completion of a number of CAD designs and projects.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
5 show industry applicable skills in the professional production of engineering designs developed using CAD software;
6 reveal an insight into the role, importance and application of CAD in the professional engineering environment.

 

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

- 3D CAD: History, development, theory and application;

- CAD to FEA: The practical application of 3D data for advanced engineering analysis;

- the practical application of CAD.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 22.00 Guided Independent Study 128.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Directed study tutorials
Guided independent study 128 Guided independent study
     

 

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
Assignment 1 - 2D AutoCAD model 10 hours All Oral, during tutorial
Assignment 1 - Solidworks 10 hours All Oral, during tutorial
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Assignment 1 - 3D AutoCAD model 40 20 hours All Written
Assignment 2 - Solidworks Design Tables 40 20 hours All Written
Assignment 3 - productivity class test 20 2 hours class test All Written
         
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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-assessment
As above Coursework (100%) All Completed over the 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 Zeid; I CAD/CAM Theory and Practice MacGraw Hill 1991 000-0-070-72857-7 [Library]
Set McMahon; C and Browne; J CADCAM: Principles, Practice and Manufacturing Management 2nd Addison Wesley 1998 000-0-201-17819-2 [Library]
Set Vince J Essential Mathematics for Computer Graphics Fast. Springer-Verlag 2001 000-1-852-33380-4 [Library]
Set Lee, Kunwoo Principles of CAD/CAM/CAE systems Addison-Wesley 1999 0-201-38036-6 [Library]
Set Burrough; Peter A. and McDonnell; Rachael A. Principles of Geographical Information Systems 2nd Oxford University Press, USA 1998 0-198-23365-5 [Library]
Set Dempski, K Focus on Curves and Surfaces Prima Tech 2002 978-1592000074 [Library]
Set Adams, V and Askenazi, A Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis OnWord Press 1999 156690-160X [Library]
Set Lieu, D.K, Sorby,S Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design 1st Delmar, Cengage Learning 2009 978-1401842499 [Library]
Set Lombard M Solidworks 2011 Parts Bible John Wiley & Sons 2011 111800275X [Library]
Set Bousquet, M and Hester J AutoCAD 2D Design and Presentation 1991 0-934-03541-4 [Library]
Set Hawkes B Succeding with AUTOCAD A full course in 2D drafting and 3D modelling McGraw Hill Book Company 1995 0-07-709071-3 [Library]
Set Yarwood, A 2D AutoCAD for students Hodder and Stoughton 2003 0340873043 [Library]
Set Yarwood, A Introduction to AutoCAD 2011 2D and 3D Design 1st Newness 2010 978-0080965758 [Library]
Set Gindis E Up and Running with AutoCAD 2012: 2D and 3D drawing and Modeling Electronic Elsevier science 2012 978-0123870292 [Library]
Set Hamad MM Autocad 2012 3D Modeling Mercury Learning and Information 2012 978-1936420216 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1101
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 09 January 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Computer aided engineering drawing; computer aiding; process planning; computer numerical control.