Module Details

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Title MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN B
Code MECH114
Coordinator Mr SP Bode
Civil Engineering and Industrial Design
Spb@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

This module aims to provide students with an interesting and engaging project that will help them to immediately relate the material being taught, both within and without this module, to a practical problem that is identifiable to their engineering discipline, thus reinforcing its relevance to the topic.

In addition, the module:
1. Seeks to provide students with an early understanding of the detail design and manufacturing process
2. Will introduce students to industry standard computer aided engineering drawing tools and practice
3. Will enable students to develop report writing and oral presentation skills
4. Will provide students with a basic understanding of engineering components and mechanisms
5. Will embody an approach to learning that will engage the students for the remainder of their lives


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The student will be able to identify common engineering components/mechanisms and understand how they function

(LO2) The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate their engineering design ideas using a computer-aided design package to a proficient level

(LO3) The student will be able to prepare and present technical information and data in written and oral form to a proficient level

(LO4) The student will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the design process through the manufacture and testing of an engineering product

(S1) Learning skills online studying and learning in technology rich environments, formal and informal

(S2) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services

(S3) Problem solving/critical thinking/creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions

(S4) Positive attitude/self-confidence, a 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute, openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

(S5) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formula)

(S6) Team (group) working, respecting others, co-operating, negotiating/persuading, awareness and services


Syllabus

 

The key topics to be covered in this module are:
- Introduction to report writing
- Oral Presentation
- Representing engineering products in electronic drawings
- Realisation of and engineering design for a vehicle

This module continues the design process for a vehicle initiated in MECH113 and culminates with the testing and analysis of the vehicle.

The module will be taught in a variety of ways, such as using traditional lectures, group design sessions and ensuring that the students are 'hands on' as much as possible.

All module resources will be available in VITAL and library resources will be signposted through the module reading list.

Students will be expected to complete much of the design exercise in self study periods.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture Description: Engineering components and mechanisms Teaching Method 2 - Problem Based Learning Description: CREO Computer Aided Design Teaching Method 3 - Group Project Description: Vehicle design project around which the taught material is focussed Teaching Method 4 - Lecture Description: Engineering Skills Lab - Reporting & Oral Presentation


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 10

4

        27

24

65
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 85
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Final report/portfolio for group project Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Week 11  Minimum of 25 pages     40       
Team oral presentation to conclude the group project work Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Week 11  1 hour    20       
Submission of Drawing Using Suitable CAD Package There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When)   10 hours    20       
Assessment of Components There is a resit opportunity Standard UOL lateness penalty applies for late submission This is not an anonymous assessment Assessment Schedule: week 5  3 hours    10       
Assessment of Mechanisims There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Week 6  2 hours    10       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.