Detailed module information
Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.
The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.
Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook, for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.
Design and Manufacture 2
Discuss and apply an appropriate design process to a specified design challenge
Suggest appropriate production processes for a range of metal, polymer and composites
Apply a range of product styling principles
Explore a fuzzy brief and determine areas for definition
Develop a detailed product design specification
Manufacture a range of mechanical components using machine tools to appropriate precision
Produce solid models and associated production ready technical drawings to enable production of a product with interacting components
Develop the detailed design and interactions of a series of machine elements
Apply a range of creative methods to a given problem to generate a range of alternative solutions
Plan and manage a project, cooperating within a design group, to meet specified milestones and deliverables.
Collaborate to communicate the project work outcomes.
The design process
Product Design Specification
Computer Aided Design
Design for manufacturing
Equivalent stresses & failure criteria
Transmissions and Machine elements
Practical workshop skills
Motors & Batteries
Design in Plastics
|Allocation of study hours|
|Assessment type||Assessment description||Weighting||Grading method||Pass mark||Must pass?|
|Examination||Conceptual Design Report||50%||Numeric||40%||N|
|Coursework||Group Design Report||30%||Numeric||40%||N|
|Practical||Prototype and Testing||13%||Numeric||40%||N|
2nd ed., Oxford : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
2nd ed., Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
2nd ed., Butterworth-Heinemann