DESIGN & COMPONENT PRODUCTION - 2024/5
Module code: ENG1064
Engineers need to develop a variety of fundamental skills in design methods, reading and producing engineering drawings, and machine operation for component productions. This module is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas: (i) engineering design process and methods, (ii) basic skills of producing engineering drawings and industry standards used to produce engineering drawings, (iii) skills of using CAD software to create 3D component and assembly models, and 2D engineering drawings, (iv) basic skills of using machine tools to produce mechanical components. The design, engineering drawing, and CAD parts of this module are designed to support learning in other parts of the FHEQ level 5 (Design Make and Evaluation) and 6 curriculum (Group design project). The workshop part of this module is designed to provide possible skills for the student in other parts of the FHEQ level 6 module of the Individual project.
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
XU Wei (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: H150
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 15
Independent Learning Hours: 74
Lecture Hours: 14
Tutorial Hours: 22
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 14
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Sketching & CAD
Orthographic projection, isometric projection, basic sketching techniques, engineering drawing conventions and dimensioning, limits, fits and basic tolerance; 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.
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 techniques.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||CAD Assignment - Part 1 - CAD Models||20|
|Coursework||CAD Assignment - Part 2 - Parts and Assembly Drawings||30|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||Design Test (1 hour) Online (Open Book)||20|
|Practical based assessment||Workshop Practice||30|
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.
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
The summative assessment for this module consists of:
- CAD assignment part A [ Learning outcome 1, 17]
- CAD assignment part B [Learning outcome 2, 3]
- Design test [Learning outcome 4, 5]
- Workshop work [Learning outcome 12]
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
- Gain an understanding of the skills required in design and to participate in engineering product development.
- Understand the basic engineering drawing practices and relevant industry standards.
- Learn the skill of using computer-aided design software to produce 3D model and 2D engineering drawings
- Gain basic engineering practices in component manufacture including the operation of machine tools.
|001||Communicate ideas of the shape and form of components through drawings generated by computer methods||PT|
|002||Apply design methodology in proposing solutions to an open-ended design problem||KC|
|003||Apply standard engineering practice in the selection of mechanical components from manufacturer's catalogues for particular load and environmental requirements||K|
|004||Apply look-up tables and formulae to determine likely modes of failure and maximum allowable loads on components||C|
|005||Use basic workshop machines, tools and practices safely to produce simple components from engineering drawings||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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 module will be delivered in a blended learning style for Engineering Drawing and CAD. There will be a number of formal lectures followed by tutorial sessions and some online tutorials for students to work through independently with scheduled CAD in-session support. Alongside this, there will be design lectures and practical workshop sessions.
The learning and teaching methods include captured content, tutorials, lectures and workshops.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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The School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience.
Digital capabilities: The students will use appropriate CAD software to complete assignments including creating 3D computer models and 2D digital engineering drawings.
Employability: Students will be supported to develop their knowledge of engineering design, the skill of using CAD software to produce 3D models and 2D engineering, and expected competencies in carrying out basic machining processes in the workshop. All of the above skills will help them become employment ready.
Sustainability: The students will take design lectures in which sustainability is one of the important elements in relation to engineering.
Global and Cultural Capabilities: Students will work in randomly assigned groups to do the workshop practice. This will require students to engage effectively with people from different backgrounds in ways that respect the interests of cultural groups.
Resourcefulness and resilience: Through participation in the group workshop sessions, students will actively engage in group working which will emphasise the importance of team cohesion, respect, and building trust with other learners.
Students will provide peer feedback for assignments, therefore building their confidence, through taking ownership of identifying strengths. Students will have to engage with a range of industry standards in relation to a Professional Engineer, some of which may challenge their own way of seeking information and following the engineering rules, and this will encourage them to be open in adapting their own viewpoint.
Programmes this module appears in
|Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Mechanical Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Aerospace Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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 2024/5 academic year.