Architectural Engineering BEng (Hons)

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This programme brings together product design creativity with the technical knowledge and skills of engineering. Students develop as technically competent industrial designers, benefiting from the very latest in new product development techniques.

The result is a modern engineering degree that will equip you with an excellent technical and creative grounding for a successful career in designing and developing new products.

The degree is strongly project-based. You will work on many design projects of increasing complexity. You will graduate well placed to play an important role in new product development, a top management priority in the industry today.

The Industrial Design BEng (Hons) programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirements for Registered Product Designer (RProdDes), and on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

The BEng Industrial Design programme brings together the qualitative decision-making typical of arts-based industrial design with the quantitative and technical acumen of engineering. The result is a truly modern engineering degree that will provide individuals with an excellent technical and creative grounding for a successful career in and around the exciting discipline of designing and developing new products.

Interested in finding out more? Lanbing shares her experience, below.

 
"Electronic versions of all the textbooks can be found in the online library. If we need any literature, the library also has a powerful search function. That's why I love studying industrial design in Liverpool."
 
 
Xu Lanbing, Industrial Design, Y3.
 

As XJTLU students will join Year 2 at The University of Liverpool, this page provides relevant module information for the following programme(s):

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Programme Year Two

Year Two of study offers a mix of Engineering, Design and Management modules, providing students with a technical and creative grounding.

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • Consumer Electronics (ENGG225)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    1. To develop a knowledge and understanding of common electrical technologies and their application within consumer electronic products.
    2. To stimulate an appreciation of electronics requirements as part of the conceptualisation, design and development of consumer products.
    3. To offer students an insight into the role electronics suppliers play in the production of consumer products.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding - on successful completion of the module, students should possess knowledge and understanding of common electrical/electronic technologies and components found in consumer products.

    (LO2) Intellectual abilities - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to specify appropriate electrical/electronic technologies and components to improve the performance and user experience of consumer products.

    (LO3) Practical skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to test and disassemble a consumer electrical/electronic product and identify system components.

    (LO4) General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in preparing and delivering oral, written and visual presentations.

    (LO5) General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in critical and creative thinking and decision-making.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    (S9) Working in groups and teams - Leadership

  • Engineering Design (MECH212)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To teach the fundamentals of Engineering Product Design according to the Total Design methodology;

    To engage students in a group project to design an innovative engineering product;

    To develop students' team-working, communication, project management and problem-solving skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    -Product development processes – particularly “Total Design”
    -Management of Engineering Design
    -Tools and techniques employed in engineering design
    -3D Computer Aided Design in Creo
    -Materials and manufacturing process selection using Cambridge Engineering Selector software
    -Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Sustainability
    -Record keeping and meeting administration

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate the development of the following professional skills:
    - Group working
    - Project planning & management
    - Creative solution of open-ended problems
    - Written, graphical & verbal communication
    - Record keeping & meeting administration

    (S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate the development of the following design skills:
    - Analysis of market and technical state-of-the-art to identify innovation opportunity
    - Preparation of Product Design Specification
    - Creative concept design through group brainstorming
    - Formal approaches to Concept Variant Analysis
    - Detailed design & embodiment in 3D CAD (Creo)
    - Materials and manufacturing selection using CES
    - Specification and sourcing of standard engineering components
    - Preparation of 2D technical drawings
    - Preparation of formal design review documents

  • Human Factors in Product Design: Practice (ENGG224)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To further develop knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of human factors including human capabilities / limitations and how they would be incorporated into designed systems. To develop the practical skills to identify human factor elements of designed systems and be able to complete task analysis on design problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrateknowledge and understanding of human factors and relevant terminology withrespect to designed products, including an awareness of principles, processes,theories, practices, codes of conduct, international standards, learnedsocieties, professional responsibilities, and the role of ‘Human Factors’ insociety.

    (LO2) Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate anability to design a system, component, or product to meet desired needs andidentify, formulate, and solve human factors problems relevant to productdesign.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to deploy routine, innovative and adaptive techniques to solve real world human factors problems.

    (LO4) Onsuccessful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate anability to analyse situations and systems and offer informed solutions, selectappropriate resources and methodologies for designing with the user in mind.

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to articulate human factors issues qualitatively and quantitatively, to select and deploy appropriate human factors methodologies, to research, select and deploy wider principles including working to international standards.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Human Factors in Product Design: Theory (ENGG222)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To develop knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of human factors including human capabilities / limitations and how they would be incorporated into designed systems. To develop skills to identify human factors elements of designed systems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, studentsshould be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human factors andrelevant terminology with respect to designed products including an awarenessof principles, processes, theories, practices, codes of conduct, internationalstandards, learned societies, professional responsibilities, and the role of‘Human Factors’ in society.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to articulate human factors issues qualitatively and quantitatively, to select and deploy appropriate human factors methodologies, to research, select and deploy wider principles including working to international standards.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Managing Product Development (MNGT205)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To develop knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of the subject and the main models used.

    To develop analytical skills in applying the concepts and models to real-life examples.

    To stimulate an appreciation of the special challenges of managing new product development and the importance of this function to organisational success.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature and importance of technological innovation in commercial organisations with particular reference to new product and service development.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of processes in New Product Development.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management and organisational aspects of innovation.

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how organisations attract and use creative people.

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to describing and explaining qualitative aspects of innovation.

    (LO6) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to applying the principles and methodologies of New Product Development to examples of products, market sectors and companies.

    (LO7) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of an appreciation of industries and organisations where Product Development occurs.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness - Relevant understanding of organisations

    (S4) Commercial awareness - Ability to analyse/balance risk and reward

    (S5) Commercial awareness - Relevant economic/political understanding

  • Materials Processing and Selection I (MATS214)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To develop an appreciation and understanding of the main techniques and technology associated with the mechanical- and thermal-processing of metallic materials.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) to become familiar with the main manufacturing processes and materials used in industry with an emphasis primarily on the processing of metals and alloys, and to be able to select the appropriate process and material suitable for an application

    (LO2) to appreciate how and why mechanical and thermal processing affects microstructure and materials mechanical properties

    (LO3) be able to solve simple quantitative problems related to forming, thermal processing and melting/solidification of metals, by calculation and estimation.

    (S1) analytic and problem-solving skills

    (S2) Laboratory and practical skills

  • Materials Processing and Selection II (MATS210)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To understand the processing, microstructure and mechanical properties of ceramics and polymers.

    To investigate the manufacturing techniques commonly used to produce composite structures and understand the properties of composite materials.

    To understand materials performance indices and apply materials selection charts and software.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of processing techniques, microstructures and mechanical properties of ceramics

    (LO2) Knowledge and understanding of processing techniques, microstructures and mechanical properties of polymers

    (LO3) Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing techniques and properties of composite materials

    (LO4) Knowledge and understanding of materials performance indices and materials selection using materials properties charts

  • Product Development 2 (ENGG220)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To teach intermediate elements of industrial design including manufacturing considerations. To reinforce the role the industrial designer plays in the development of new or existing products. To further develop drawing, graphical, presentation and design communication skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate to intermediate level knowledge and understanding of the processes of designing within the context of Industrial Design including drawing, graphical, presentation and design communication skills.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate to intermediate level a working knowledge and understanding of user research and idea generation methods.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the practical aspects of low fidelity mock-ups and modern rapid prototyping techniques.

    (LO4) On  successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to conceptualising designs.

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to progressing sketch work for design solutions at an intermediate level.

    (LO6) On  successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to interpreting and responding to a project brief and generating technical and aesthetic specifications at an intermediate level.

    (LO7) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to determine an appropriate design strategy to a specific set of circumstances and to an intermediate level.

    (LO8) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to formulating design problems and problem-solving to an intermediate level.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Negotiation skills

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

    (S6) Time and project management - Project planning

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Product Form and Materials (ENGG226)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    1. To develop a knowledge and understanding of how materials influence the perception, appreciation and experiences people have of, and with, products.
    2. To develop a knowledge and understanding of product form limitations and opportunities associated with common industrial shaping processes.
    3. To offer insights into how a value proposition can be achieved through CMFG (colours, materials, finishes, and graphics) decisions.
    4. To stimulate an appreciation of industrial shaping processes as part of the conceptualization, design and development of consumer products.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding - on successful completion of the module, students should possess knowledge and understanding of how materials influence people’s perception, appreciation and experiences of products.

    (LO2) Knowledge and understanding - on successful completion of the module, students should possess knowledge and understanding of the product form limitations and opportunities of common industrial shaping processes.

    (LO3) Intellectual abilities - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to select materials based on sensorial qualities and user experience criteria.

    (LO4) Intellectual abilities - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to identify industrial shaping processes capable of achieving an intended product component form.

    (LO5) Practical skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to recognise and appraise common sensorial qualities of material samples.

    (LO6) Practical skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to recognise and appraise common industrial shaping processes used to create product components.

    (LO7) General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in preparing and delivering oral, written and visual presentations.

    (LO8) General transferable skills - on successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate skill in critical and creative thinking and decision-making.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    (S9) Working in groups and teams - Leadership

  • Product VIsualisation and Simulation 1 (ENGG221)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To teach the principles of virtual reality systems, visualisation techniques and simulation practice to an introductory level. To give an appreciation of the role that visualisation and simulation plays in the development of new or existing products to an introductory level.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an introductory knowledge and understanding of modern product visualisation and simulation techniques.

    (LO2) On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to deploy basic techniques to produce introductory level product visualisation and simulation.

    (LO3) On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to design and construct a basic virtual environment.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Negotiation skills

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

    (S6) Time and project management - Project planning

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Project Management (MNGT202)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To teach students the fundamentals of practical project management required in later university study and in professional engineering careers;

    To provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of professional and project management skills through group project work.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On completion of this module students will have developed knowledge un understanding of fundamentals of practical project management including:
    - situational analysis
    - formulation of objectives
    - work programme planning
    - work programme scheduling
    - understanding and use of critical path

    (LO2) On completion of this module students will have developed knowledge un understanding of fundamentals of practical risk management including:
    - identification of risks to project completion
    - quantification of risk severity
    - risk analysis and mitigation / contingency planning

    (LO3) On completion of this module students will have developed knowledge un understanding of fundamentals of practical cost management including:
    - understanding and analysis of direct and indirect costs
    - calculation of key costs such as labour and depreciation of capital
    - understanding and analysis of cost behaviour over time
    - understanding and calculation of overheads and overhead absorption rates
    - cost analysis as a decision making tool (eg special order costing)

    (S1) On completion of the 5 project tasks students will be able to demonstrate their development of group work and communications skills

    (S2) On completion of the 5 project tasks students will be able to demonstrate their development of meeting management and record keeping skills

    (S3) On completion of the 5 project tasks students will be able to demonstrate that they can deliver project outputs to a hard deadline

    (S4) On completion of the 5 project tasks students will be able to demonstrate their ability to use MS Project software as a management tool.

  • Solids & Structures 2 (ENGG209)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    To provide awareness and some understanding of the principles of solid mechanics applied to engineering structures. In particular, the behaviour and types of failure (instability) of simple elastic systems and structural members used in aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering applications.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of solid mechanics principles applied to engineering structures such as beams, columns and pin-jointed frames;

    (LO2) Awareness about the types of behaviour of simple elastic structural systems;

    (LO3) Ability to predict the behaviour and failure (instability) of simple elastic structural systems;

    (LO4) Ability to determine the stresses in nonsymmetric thin-walled sections;

    (LO5) Appreciation of the importance of boundary conditions

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Communication skills

    (S4) IT skills

    (S5) Experimental work, data collection and analysis

Programme Year Three

Year Three offers an enhanced learning experience with dedicated design, development, visualisation and simulation projects.

Unique to this programme, final year individual projects are student conceived and based on the development of a commercially viable product design or innovation. This provides an opportunity to pursue a personal interest.

Graduates are expected to fulfill design positions at companies operating in the broad field of new product development, such as product design teams at SMEs, R&D departments of large manufacturing companies, freelance or group innovation and design consultancies.

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Modern Management (MNGT352)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The Aims of this module are as follows:

    To introduce the student to various aspects of advanced modern management.

    To develop a knowledge and understanding of modern management tools.

    To stimulate an appreciation of management and its importance in organisational success.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students who complete this module will obtain a good understanding of the following:    The scientific theory of industrial psychology and organisational behaviour.    The key components of operations and management.    The impact of supply chain and logistics to modern business.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to:    Analysis of organisation behaviour.    Analysing of operations systems and performance evaluation.    Analysis and modelling of supply chain.

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: in descriptive writing in qualitative and quantitative analysis and problem-solving

    (S2) On completion of the module, students should have gained the following practical skills: Management awareness. Strategy development based on case studies including proposals for improvement.

  • Individual Design Project (INDD341)
    Level3
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To provide an opportunity for the student to: experience a major design task similar to those working as a professional designer in an industrial, research or consultancy organisation. demonstrate the development of a design brief. evaluate design processes and demonstrate the application of the selected process in its totality. apply both design and engineering knowledge/analysis, understanding and skills to plan, carry out and control an open-ended design project. demonstrate creativity and initiative in carrying out a demanding design project within a specific topic area. enhance their written, verbal and visual communication skills: writing a design brief and correspondinf project proposal, final report, oral and poster presentation.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:prepare an initial design brief and conduct relevant background research,generate a design specification, propose and evaluate alternative design concepts or directions,effectively communicate the design problem, potential solutions, and the ratonal behind decisions made,demonstrate the ability to select an appropriate design process and conduct it in its entirety, including the development and test of a prototype,demonstrate the ability to utilise both design and engineering knowledge/analysis, understanding and skills to successfully deliver an open-ended design project,and present the project and its outcome via written, oral and visual communication.

    (S1) Analyse an open-ended design problem to translate it into a design brief.

    (S2) Identify, gather and evaluate relevant information.

    (S3) Generate solution alternatives/concepts and evaluate them against specification criteria.

    (S4) Conduct required engineering analysis in the context of a design project as appropriate.

    (S5) Document their decision making and justifications along the entire design process.

    (S6) Work independently towards the project aim.

    (S7) Communicate effectively with all stakeholders of the project.

  • Management of Design (MNGT313)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To stimulate awareness of and interest in engineering project management

    To develop professional and managerial attitudes towards the subject

    To give a basis to the management of the Group Design project in year 4

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) understanding of design methodologies

    (LO2) application of design methodologies to engineering products

    (LO3) effect of modern technology on design process

    (LO4) social, environmental and economic context of design

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Ethical awareness

  • Manufacturing Systems (MNFG321)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To obtain an overall understanding of manufacturing systems.  To understand manufacturing systems at a global, company, factory and shop floor level.

    To enable students to understand that manufacturing systems function at many levels within a Global Company and to identify the interactions between the system at different levels.

    To understand the function of a Manufacturing System at each leve land be able to articulate the factors that control the system at that level, while also being able to take a holistic view of the system.

    To be able to examine a pre-existing system, identifying points of weakness and knowing why these weaknesses are a problem.

    To be able to identify basic methods by which the system may be improved.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different levels of a Manufacturing System from Global Company to Shop Floor and Individual Machine, being able to articulate how these levels interact and how this interaction is accomplished. On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors internal to the Manufacturing Systems that affect behaviour and robustness. While showing an understanding of how these can be controlled and modified to change the system. On successful completion of the module, students should be able todemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of data andcomputer systems in controlling complex companies and manufacturing systems, identifying what in these system may lead to failure or the creation of waste. On successful completion of the module, students should be able to identify in systems the presence of waste, to identify processes that are not efficient and consider methods to improve these systems, and be able to report this in a concise manner.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S4) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding

  • Materials Design (MATS303)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the important factors in materials selection and process selection for engineering components' design and manufacture. To develop skills in communication, investigative research, experimental techniques, and team-working , including presentation skills associated with technical posters and wikis.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the inter-relationships that exist between materials selection, processing, microstructure and properties. This includes an appreciation that materials design requires a compromise between many factors including geometric design, material and process selection, and costs.

    (LO2) Develop industry and research experimental and investigatory skills required to "reverse engineer" engineering components

    (S1) Improve and apply group-work skills including communication and project planning

    (S2) Develop communication skills using Wikis and posters for presentaing technical information.

  • Mechatronics (MECH316)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting75:25
    Aims

    To develop an appreciation of how microcomputer based control systems can be used in the design and implementation of Electro-Mechanical Engineering systems.

    To develop confidence in practical design techniques for microcomputer based Electro-Mechanical systems.

    To appreciate the capabilities of Mechatronics systems and the accelerating change in performance that such systems offer the system designer.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and understanding of a number of key principles, example system components and applications in microcomputer based Electro-Mechanical control systems.

    (LO2) Ability to formulate and define mechatronic problems and to use taught methodologies to analyse and solve engineering problems.

    (LO3) Ability to describe and explain qualitative aspects.

    (LO4) Ability to apply quantitative design methods to microcomputer interfacing problems.

    (LO5) Ability to program and design of microcontrollers programs.

    (LO6) Ability to carry out (supervised) laboratory experiments, using test and measurement equipment and techniques, to collect and record data using safe working procedures.

    (S1) Communication skills

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

  • Product Design Group Project (ENGG340)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To integrate knowledge from the Industrial Design programme into a single 'capstone' group activity. To apply high level user-centred design, industrial design and engineering science to practical design problems and/or opportunities. To creatively design within the boundaries of a complex situation.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of integrated multidisciplinary design.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to design using a systematic approach thereby fully analysing design problems and developing optimal design solutions.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to define and implement a design and prototyping strategy appropriate to a complex product design project.

    (S1) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

    (S2) Working in groups and teams - Listening skills

    (S3) Working in groups and teams - Negotiation skills

    (S4) Personal attributes and qualities - Flexibility/Adaptability

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

    (S6) Time and project management - Project planning

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Product Development 3 (ENGG320)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To teach advanced elements of industrial design. To reinforce the role the industrial designer plays in the development of new or existing products. To further develop drawing, graphical, presentation and design communication skills to an advanced level. Specifically, to exhibit a systematic understanding of the subject with an ability to deploy established techniques, to devise and sustain arguments and to show an appreciation of ambiguity / uncertainty.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate to advanced level knowledge and understanding of the processes of designing within the context of Industrial Design including drawing, graphical, presentation and design communication skills.

    (LO2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate to advanced level a working knowledge and understanding of designing for manufactuing processes both at prototype stage and for production.

    (LO3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying the above topics to their design work at an advanced level.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Negotiation skills

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

    (S6) Time and project management - Project planning

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

  • Product VIsualisation & Simulation 2 (ENGG321)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To teach the principles of virtual reality systems, visualisation techniques and simulation practice to an intermediate level. To give an appreciation of the role that visualisation and simulation plays in the development of new or exisiting products to an intermediate level.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an intermediate knowledge and understanding of modern product visualisation and simulation techniques.

    (LO2) On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to deploy techniques to produce intermediate level product visualisation and simulation.

    (LO3) On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to design and construct a virtual environment to an intermediate level.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Negotiation skills

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

    (S6) Time and project management - Project planning

    (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis