DESIGN & COMPONENT PRODUCTION - 2017/8

Module code: ENG1064

Module provider

Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Module Leader

XU W Dr (Mech Eng Sci)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 4

JACs code

H990

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 30

Independent Study Hours: 71

Lecture Hours: 19

Tutorial Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test COMPUTER BASED ENGINEERING DRAWING TEST 20%
Coursework CAD ASSIGNMENT 30%
School-timetabled exam/test DESIGN TEST 20%
Practical based assessment WORKSHOP PRACTICE 30%

Alternative Assessment

Workshop practice summer resitters will have to return to the University to do this work. The alternative assessment for the Design test is a piece of coursework. The computer based test can be done remotely if necessary.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

An introductory course in mechanical engineering drawing, CAD, design and workshop practice.

Module aims

Gain an understanding of the skills required in design and to participate in engineering product development.

Understand the basic engineering drawing practices

Learn the skill of using computer-aided design software to produce CAD model and engineering drawings

Gain basic engineering practices in component manufacture including the operation of machine tools.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Communicate ideas of the shape and form of components through drawings generated by manual and computer methods – (D6)– T, P C
Apply design methodology in proposing solutions to an open-ended design problem – (EA3b, D1, D2, D4, EL1, EL2, EL4, EL5,P5, P6) –C, K KC
Apply standard engineering practice in the selection of mechanical components from manufacturer's catalogues for particular load and environmental requirements - (D3b, EA3b, P2, P4) - K K
Apply look-up tables to determine likely modes of failure and maximum allowable loads on components  - (D3b, P2, P4) - C C
Use basic workshop machines, tools and practices safely to produce simple components from part drawings - (P3)- P P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Sketching & CAD

Orthographic projection, isometric projection, basic sketching techniques, engineering drawing conventions and dimensioning, limits, fits and basic tolerancing .; use of computer aided design software  to generate a three-dimensional  part and assembly models; production of engineering drawings from the part and assembly models

Engineering design and component production

The design process, problem refinement, specifications and development; material selection, critical material properties, common engineering materials and their uses; design-for-fabrication, cost efficiency and differences between prototyping and production; joining, bolts, screws, rivets and welds, and the prediction of joint strength; power transmission and the design of shafts, gears, belts and cams; bearings, identification of bearing types and semi-empirical methods for bearing selection; actuators and sensors, and an overview of basic process control hardware; modes of failure, including stress concentration, bending, buckling, and human factors; component modelling and use of look-up tables to estimate maximum allowable loads.

Workshop Practice

Appreciation of machine tool capabilities and costs; centre and automatic lathes; milling machines; surface grinders; bench-fitting, sheet metal cutting and drilling; demonstrations of advanced welding techniques (MIG, TIG, gas and electric arc)

 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable students to demonstrate sketching and CAD skills, engineering design ability and skills in workshop practices.

The learning and teaching methods include:

1 hours lectures per week x 4 weeks (engineering drawing)

1 hours lecture/electronic voting per week x 7 weeks (before each engineering drawing and CAD tutorials)

2 hours tutorial (in groups) x 10 weeks (4 engineering drawing and 6 CAD tutorials)

1 hour computer based engineering drawing test on Surreylearn

1 hours lecture per week x 10 weeks and 1 hours lecture per week x 4 weeks (Introduction to Design)

1 hour in-semester test (Introduction to Design)

3 hours workshop practice x 10 weeks

71 hours private study time including preparation one CAD assignment submitted on SurreyLearn

 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


understanding of orthographic projection of engineering component and be able to read and produce engineering drawing in in terms of communicating ideas of the shape and form of components through drawings generated by manual and computer methods
apply design methodology in proposing solutions to an open-ended design problem, apply standard engineering practice in the selection of mechanical components from manufacturer’s catalogues for particular load and environmental requirements and apply look-up tables to determine likely modes of failure and maximum allowable loads on components
use basic workshop machines, tools and practices safely to produce simple components from part drawings


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Computer based test  [ Learning outcome 1]                       (1 hour)            {20%}
CAD assignment       [ Learning outcome 1 ]                       (10 hours)         {30%}
Design test               [ Learning outcomes 2,3,4]                  (1 hour)           {20%}
Workshop work         [ Learning outcomes 5 ]                      (40 hrs)            {30%}


Formative assessment and feedback

·         Formative Computer based Multiple Choice Tests are available on SurreyLearn to give feedback on understanding of simple principles

·         Written feedback is given on the coursework assessments

·         Weekly formative design assignments

Reading list

Reading list for DESIGN & COMPONENT PRODUCTION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eng1064

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.