Engineering

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ECM2103 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design (2019)

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MODULE TITLEIntroduction to Mechanical Engineering Design CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2103 MODULE CONVENERDr Timothy Holsgrove (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 12 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 module, you will learn a rigorous method of design (stagegate innovation process), 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 a mechanical device.


 

 

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.
 

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

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

 

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM2p, SM2m, EA1p-EA3p, EA1m-EA3m, D1p-D3p, D1m-D3m, D5p, D5m, D8m, ET3p, ET3m, ET5p, ET5m, ET6p, ET6m, EP2p-EP4p, EP2m-EP4m, EP6p, EP6m, EP9p, EP11m, G3p, G3m, G4p, G4m

 

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

 

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

 

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



 Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: EA3p, EA3m, D1p-D3p, D1m-D3m, D5p, D5m, D8m, EP2p, EP2m, EP3p, EP3m

1 show an awareness of the 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: SM2p, SM2m, EA2p-EA4p, EA2m-EA4m, EP4p, EP4m, EP6p, EP6m

4 understand and draw adhering to the BS8888 industry drawing standard;

5 apply your theoretical knowledge to the solution of a real problem;

6 consider manufacturing and assembly as part of the design process.

 

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge: ET3p, ET3m, ET5p, ET5m, ET6p, ET6m, EP9p, EP11m, G3p, G3m, G4p, G4m

7 work in a small group and complete tasks to a deadline;

8 write a structured project report;

9 set realistic targets;

10 modify your targets and learning strategies appropriately;

11 provide constructive feedback to teaching staff.

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 34.00 Guided Independent Study 116.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 16 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 18 Laboratories/tutorials
Guided independent study 116 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
Coursewor - marked design concepts exercise 2 hours 6 Verbal in class
Drawing exercises 2 hours 4 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 - group design concepts exercise 10 Group dedign concepts presentation, 2 hours 6 Verbal feedback in class
Coursework – marked  engineering drawing exercise 40 1 BS8888 drawing, 6 hours 4 Written comments on drawing
Coursework – group report on engineering design project 50 Group Report on design, manufacture, and testing/competition All Comments on report.
         
         
         
         
         

 

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
Coursework 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:

Simmons, C, Maguire, D, Phelps, N.  Manual of Engineering Drawing to British and International Standards, 3rd edition, Newnes 2003, ISBN: 978-075-065-120-2

Pugh, S. Total Design, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co 1990, ISBN: 978-0201416398

Shigley, Joseph. Mechanical engineering design, 7th edition McGraw-Hill Education 2004, ISBN: 978-0071232708

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) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 12 September 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Design; technical drawing; engineering components; mechanical engineering components; fasteners; bearings; gears; tolerance; material selection.