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Module title:Management Challenge Project
Module codeENG2015
Module lecturers:Dr Mahdieh Dibaj
Module credits:30

Engineering design is a complex activity, which combines using technical knowledge, and combining it with more creative knowledge and skills. In this module, which will be completed over two terms, you will apply the core knowledge gained throughout your degree so far, as well as develop your previous knowledge of the stage gate innovation process through a creative real-world Project Based Learning (PBL) collaborative technical design project. You will learn to produce and use engineering drawings, and apply this along with your previous knowledge of sketching and CAD to appreciate how engineering drawing can be used as a method of unambiguous communication.

The PBL driving question is ‘How can we design products to optimise performance, cost and manufacturing?’

This module will introduce you to the more technical aspects of design and manufacture such as component selection, fit and tolerance, design for manufacture and assembly and CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing). This module will enhance your 3D modelling skills from Multidisciplinary Challenge Project 1 (ENG1105 ) and equip you with the challenge of optimising designs in terms of performance, cost and manufacturing through an awareness of automated manufacturing techniques such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM). This knowledge will be combined with the technical content that you have learnt in core modules to complete a group design project focused on the design and manufacturing process of a product. The specific product brief will be set by an industry engineer who will effectively be your client for the design project, and who will assess your final design and prototypes as part of a poster and group presentation during a design fair at the end of the module.

This will provide you with an awareness of how engineering design fits within a business. As part of the group design project, you will be encouraged to use the wide range of workshop facilities to make proofs of concept, scale models, or specific component prototypes (using manual or automated machine tools) to improve your understanding of your design, and how to optimise your final design.


Please note that all modules are subject to change, please get in touch if you have any questions about this module.