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MSc Mechanical Engineering Design

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Mechanical Engineering Group Design

Course unit fact file
Unit code MECH61060
Credit rating 30
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

Projects are submitted by a range of internal and/or industrial sponsors and each is tackled by a group of 4-5 students. All aspects of design are covered including concepts, viability, analysis, manufacturability, cost, opportunity and IP. A key component is the creation (and assessment) of a physical prototype of the finished design.

Aims

To convey the principles and practices of design and of team working by undertaking a real industrial project throughout the whole academic year

Syllabus

Projects are submitted by a range of internal and/or industrial sponsors and each is tackled by a group of 4-5 students. All aspects of design are covered including concepts, viability, analysis, manufacturability, cost, opportunity and IP. A key component is the creation (and assessment) of a physical prototype of the finished design.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 20%
Report 30%
Oral assessment/presentation 10%
Practical skills assessment 40%

Other - Assessed tutorial work 20%

 

Feedback methods

Assessed tutorial work - immediate

Written report - within two weeks

Oral presentation - within two weeks

Practical demonstration - within two weeks

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Demonstration 24
Lectures 10
Project supervision 130
Seminars 24
Tutorials 72
Independent study hours
Independent study 40

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Moray Kidd Unit coordinator

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