"DEGREES IN MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEERING"
SECTION F DEGREES IN MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEERING F1 Undergraduate Student Handbook 2007–2008 F2 Degrees in Mechanical Design Engineering INTRODUCTION Aims One of the many challenges facing industry, academia and the professional engineering institutions is the education and training of engineers capable of exploiting current and future technology to produce competitive and innovative products, within a commercially demanding environment, for the satisfaction of society’s needs and desires, and for the creation of the nation’s wealth. The MEng and BEng degree programmes seek to meet this challenge by producing engineers with the skills and aptitude for the design of products, and with particular strengths in mechanical design. Function and performance issues of engineering products are emphasised. The programmes aim to develop the required blend of knowledge and skills by treating design and manufacture as basic activities of engineering, and also as the main vehicle for integration of the course elements. Both degrees match the SARTOR 3 needs, especially in terms of design content and output of programmes. Objectives The objectives of this degree programme are to: i) develop analytical skills; ii) develop synthesis and evaluation skills; iii) develop communication skills based on engineering drawing, visual representation, specification and report writing, and oral and visual presentations; iv) develop a grounding in the methods of industrial design; v) develop computer application skills; vi) develop a knowledge and understanding of the core mechanical engineering disciplines; vii) develop in-depth knowledge of the design process, and of methods for applying core engineering knowledge to engineering design problems; viii) develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the use of materials in products; ix) develop a knowledge and understanding of society’s needs for engineering products, and of an engineer’s responsibilities to society; x) develop an understanding of the structure of the engineering and product manufacturing industry; xi) develop an understanding of the main issues of engineering management, and to develop a knowledge of the techniques for project management, and the management of the design process; xii) enable students to understand and practise methods of team working and leadership; xiii) understand the need for commercial as well as technical feasibility of the proposed products; xiv) undertake as an individual project a major design study, or a study of an aspect of the design process. Structure of the Degree Programme The MEng degree programme is normally of 5 years duration and the BEng 4 years. Both develop the required blend of knowledge and skills by treating design and manufacture as basic activities of engineering, and also as the main vehicle for integration of the course elements. The MEng programme provides the most direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer. The MEng programme includes the final design project, which could run for two consecutive years (4 and 5) and in collaboration with industry. It also provides additional design management skills and in-depth aspects of engineering sciences. For the first two years the programme content is common with the Mechanical Engineering degree programme. This establishes the analytical and engineering core knowledge that provides the foundation for more advanced studies, and contains a significant element of engineering design and engineering practice content. Students are encouraged to further develop their design interest through special lectures, and through the activities of the Design Society. In the third and fourth years of the MEng and BEng honours programme the students’ engineering and design capabilities are developed using an applications based approach to exercise existing knowledge, and to introduce more advanced methods. The lectures for this are common with the Product Design Engineering degree programme, while approximately two afternoons per week in the third year are devoted to a studio based industrial design course which is specific to this degree programme. The major activity in the fourth year is a design project carried out by the individual student under the F3 Undergraduate Student Handbook 2007–2008 personal supervision of a member of staff from the department of mechanical engineering. A product design project is also carried out in conjunction with students following the Mechanical Engineering degree programme, working in groups of five students. In addition the 4th year includes engineering science options which provide prerequisites for an in-depth 5th year curriculum. The fifth year also provides additional breadth and depth in engineering design including recently applied design systems. Industrial Experience Great benefit can be derived by obtaining industrial experience during the summer vacations. This is particularly the case between third and fourth years. You will know enough by then to contribute usefully to the firms activities; it enables both you and the company to sound each other out about the prospect of full time employment after graduation, and it may provide ideas for your final year project, which can benefit both yourself and the company. Try to make your own arrangements for this, but if you have any difficulty or you would like the names of some companies to approach, then contact the degree programme leader, or any other member of staff. F4 Degrees in Mechanical Design Engineering Master of Engineering in Mechanical Design Engineering Semester Credits Year 1 Compulsory Courses 9ESU Applicable Mathematics 1A 1 20 9ETU Applicable Mathematics 1B 2 20 3FBU Applied Mechanics 1 2 20 1ASU Design and Manufacture D1A 1 10 1ATU Design and Manufacture D1B 2 10 KEWU Materials M1 1 10 LAEU Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1 1 20 Optional Courses (at least one of which must be selected) Language 1&2 20 3MHU Managerial and Organisational Context E1 2 10 Year 2 Compulsory Courses 9EUV Applicable Mathematics 2A 1 10 9EVV Applicable Mathematics 2B 2 10 LBAV Applied Mechanics 2 2 20 9FGV Design and Manufacture 2A 1 10 9FSV Design and Manufacture 2B 2 10 7MFV Electrical Power Engineering 2 1 10 KFMV Engineering Computing M2 1 10 KFPV Materials M2 1 10 7MGV Power Electronics 2 2 10 KFRV Thermodynamics M2 1 10 Optional Courses (at least one of which must be selected) Language 1&2 20 3WHU Microeconomics E1 2 10 Year 3 Compulsory Courses: 0EDW Design 3 1 10 9EWW Dynamics, Control and Fluid Power M3 2 20 3NPW Engineering Design Workshop D3 1&2 30 9EYW Heat Transfer M3 2 10 9FEW Materials and Manufacture M3 1 10 9EKW Mathematical Modelling and Simulation M3 1 10 9FFW Mechanics of Materials and Structures M3 1 20 Optional Courses (at least one of which must be selected) Language1 1&2 20 3WGU Macroeconomics E1* 1 10 3MJU Marketing E1 2 10 1 The Language option is not available to students who have selected this option in year 1 and 2, nor to third year entrants. * Not available in 2007-08 F5 Undergraduate Student Handbook 2007–2008 Semester Credits Year 4 0EFX Advanced Materials Technology P4 2 10 KKNX Group Design Project 4 1&2 20 8USU Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1 20 0ECX Microelectronics in Consumer Products P4 1 10 KKPX Project D4M 1&2 20 40 credits from List 4M 40 Year 5 0DQY Applied Design Systems P5 2 20 8UUU Entrepreneurship and New Business 2 20 9FNY Project D5 1&2 60 20 credits from List 5M 2 20 List 4M: 0DAX Advanced Heat Transfer M4 2 20 0DJX Control M4 1 20 0DCX Lasers and Electro-optic Systems M4 1 20 0DEX Materials Engineering M4 2 20 0DFX Mechanics of Solids and Structures M4 1 20 1A3X Physics of Fluids 4 1 10 0DGX Vibration M4 2 20 List 5M: 0DKY Advanced Control Systems Engineering M5 2 10 0CZY Built Environment M5 2 10 KUMY Desalination Technology M5 2 20 0DLY Dynamics M5 2 10 9FDY Laser Design and Applications M5 2 10 0DMY Materials Engineering M5 2 10 0DNY Mechanics of Solids and Structures M5 2 10 F6 Degrees in Mechanical Design Engineering Master of Engineering in Mechanical Design Engineering — Accelerated Route Semester Credits Year 1 9EUV Applicable Mathematics 2A 1 10 9EVV Applicable Mathematics 2B 2 10 LBAV Applied Mechanics 2 2 20 9FGV Design and Manufacture 2A 1 10 9FSV Design and Manufacture 2B 2 10 7MFV Electrical Power Engineering 2 1 10 KFMV Engineering Computing M2 1 10 9DPU Fluid Mechanics M1F 1 10 KFPV Materials M2 1 10 7MGV Power Electronics 2 2 10 KFRV Thermodynamics M2 1 10 Years 2, 3 and 4 Follow the curriculum of the MEng in Mechanical Design Engineering Years 3, 4 and 5. Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Design Engineering and BSc Honours in Mechanical Design Engineering Years 1, 2 and 3 Follow the curriculum of the MEng in Mechanical Design Engineering. Year 4 Semester Credits 0EFX Advanced Materials Technology P4 2 10 0ECX Microelectronics in Consumer Products P4 1 10 KKNX Group Design Project 4 1&2 20 8UUU Entrepreneurship and New Business 2 20 KKQX Project D4 1&2 40 20 credits from List 4M 20 F7