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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MECH1206 Design and Manufacture 1

20 creditsClass Size: 320

Module manager: Dr Brian Henson
Email: B.Henson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

1. Concepts of normally distributions of data, variance and standard deviation.
2. Differentiation, and relationships between acceleration, velocity and distance travelled.
3. Basic algebra to manipulate equations.
4. Concepts of mechanical force, energy, power, speed and torque and the relationships between them.
5. Relationship between degrees and radians.

Co-requisites

MECH1010Computers in Engineering Analysis
MECH1215Thermofluids 1
MECH1230Solid Mechanics
MECH1280Engineering Materials
MECH1520Engineering Mathematics

Module replaces

MECH 1205 Design and Manufacture 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Create and apply solid models and assemblies using a CAD system.
2. Prepare simple sketches, detailed and layout drawings and interpret them as corresponding 3D objects.
3. Explain measurement in the context of limits and fits.
4. Appreciate the capabilities and limitations of common manufacturing processes.
5. Produce simple bills of materials.
6. Perform bottom-up and top-down design of simple mechanisms or assemblies using an engineering methodology, including preparation of simple specifications.
7. Apply Level 1 engineering science to students own designs and develop proof-of-concept prototypes.
8. Select appropriate standard components for a simple application.
9. Describe the iterative nature of design, in which an ambiguous specification evolves through analytical refinement into a concrete product definition through corrective steps.
10. Recognize the need for trade-offs in product functionality.
11. Practice project planning and appreciate team working.
12. Take into account ethical considerations such as sustainability issues and product life-cycle assessment when designing engineering products.
13. Explain the rationale of the engineering design choices they have made.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Create and apply solid models and assemblies using a CAD system.
2. Prepare simple sketches, detailed and layout drawings and interpret them as corresponding 3D objects.
3. Explain measurement in the context of limits and fits.
4. Appreciate the capabilities and limitations of common manufacturing processes.
5. Produce simple bills of materials.
6. Perform bottom-up and top-down design of simple mechanisms or assemblies using an engineering methodology, including preparation of simple specifications.
7. Apply Level 1 engineering science to students own designs and develop proof-of-concept prototypes.
8. Select appropriate standard components for a simple application.
9. Describe the iterative nature of design, in which an ambiguous specification evolves through analytical refinement into a concrete product definition through corrective steps.
10. Recognize the need for trade-offs in product functionality.
11. Practice project planning and appreciate team working.
12. Take into account ethical considerations such as sustainability issues and product life-cycle assessment when designing engineering products.
13. Explain the rationale of the engineering design choices they have made.

Upon successful completion of this module the following UK-SPEC learning outcome descriptors are satisfied:

Ability to apply quantitative and computational methods, using alternative approaches and understanding their limitations, in order to solve engineering problems and implement appropriate action (EA3m)
Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards (D2)
Plan and manage the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes (D5)
Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences (D6)
Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering, a knowledge of professional codes of conduct and how ethical dilemmas can arise (EL1m)
Knowledge of characteristics of particular equipment, processes or products, with extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and components (P2m)
Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills (P3)
Understanding of appropriate codes of of practice and industry standards (P6)
Understanding of different roles within an engineering team and the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader (P11m)
Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, information retrieval, working with others and the effective use of general IT facilities (G1).

Skills outcomes
- Workshop skills including the use of handtools and measurement equipment.
- Use of CAD systems to build 3D solid models and create drawings.
- Engineering sketching.
- Selection of catalogue components.


Syllabus

Basic engineering communication skills are learned individually through use of 3D solid modelling and 2D draughting using a CAD system. Sketching will be introduced and practiced.

The module includes three, team-based design and build activities:
1. A top-down, conceptual design.
2. Design and construction of, typically, a buggy or glider or other programme specific device, within which Level 1 engineering science can be applied. This can include simple mechanical and aeronautical principles and data acquisition.
3. Design and manufacture of a simple mechanical assembly will introduce students to manufacturing processes and their limitations, and to measurement, limits and fits.

Lectures introduce material on models of the product introduction process; manufacturing processes; measurement, limits and fits; assemblies; and bills-of-materials.

Development of transferrable skills, including the writing of reports, team working and ethics, is supported through lectures and workshops, and practiced during design and build activities.

This module will include a number of lectures/seminars on ethical issues related to the themes of this module and overall programme of study.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
In Course Assessment310.0030.00
Class tests, exams and assessment10.750.75
Class tests, exams and assessment13.003.00
Group learning15.005.00
Group learning103.0030.00
Lecture201.0020.00
Practical92.0018.00
Practical123.0036.00
Tutorial21.002.00
Private study hours55.25
Total Contact hours144.75
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- 55.25 hours of independent study to prepare for examination.
- 30 hours of timetabled, unsupervised group learning to prepare reports of team-based, design and build activities.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Students are required to submit coursework at regular intervals. Opportunities to receive formative feedback are offered.
- Group reports will contain mandatory contributions from individuals, to be systematically monitored by staff.
- Teaching staff monitor students progress through attendance at practicals.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentSolidworks25.00
ReportGroup Project Report25.00
ReportGroup Project Report25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)75.00

Attendance and bona fide attempts at each design and build activity are mandatory requirements for passing the module. Attendance at the measurement laboratory class is a prerequisite for one of the third design and build activity. Resit exam, solidworks in class examination, practical design and make offered dependant on which component failed.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Unseen exam 0 hr 45 mins25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)25.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 19/09/2019

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