- One Semester or equivalent
- 48 hours face to face + Blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to teach students how individual machine elements work, how to select and calculate them correctly for specific applications, as well as how they function in a system. Students should develop the ability to design and build complex engineering systems, understand the systemic implication of design decisions, understand design challenges and apply relevant theory to an industry project. Students will learn to design elements of (complex) mechanical systems and ensure that all of its components work seamlessly.
|Unit Learning Outcomes|
|On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:|
|#||Unit Learning Outcome Description|
|ULO1||Describe the basic principles of operation behind various machine elements (K1, K3, K4).|
|ULO2||Develop basic skills in design and apply them to a design problem (K2, K3, S1)|
|ULO3||Apply first principles to an innovative system so that it can be analytically modelled and optimised (K1, K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3, A3).|
|ULO4||Identify, discuss, and generate solutions to engineering and design problems and prioritise these solutions in terms of technical, economic and environmental factors (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A3, A4, A6)|
|ULO5||Document an optimised design so that it can be understood and implemented by others (K5, K6, S1, S3, A2, A5, A7).|
|ULO6||Appraise and assess the quality of their colleagues’ project work and reflect upon their own experiences within the unit (A4, A5, A6)|
|ULO7||Use and improve negotiation, communication, pr|