Course Details in 2020/21 Session
|Module Title ||LC Integrated Design Project 1|
|School||School of Engineering|
|Department || Civil Engineering|
|Module Code || 04 30332 |
|Module Lead ||TBC|
|Level || Certificate Level |
|Credits || 20 |
|Semester|| Full Term|
|Restrictions || None |
Practical Classes and workshops-34 hours
External Visits-4 hours
Guided independent study-122 hours
Total: 200 hours
|Exclusions || |
|Description || The aim of the module is to introduce students to the design process and the skills employed therein, within an engineering context.|
In the first semester there are three elements to the module and the following will be covered:
Professional Skills: report writing, literature searching,
presentation skills, team working;
Design Process: product design specification, concept design,
selection of concept designs, detail design;
Drawing: sketching, engineering drawings, computer aided design.
An introduction to the patent system and intellectual property
rights to provide a basic understanding of how product designs, as intellectual property, are protected, impact of ethics and sustainability.
Students will gain practise of the above through writing a technical report, producing a range of sketches and drawings and through a design project.
In the second semester the work develops themes introduced in the first semester. It consists of the following two elements:
A team design, build and test project, which includes: designing a structure, producing the engineering drawings and building the structure to the drawings.
A team design project for a topic specific application (supported by introduction sessions)*, which includes: producing a design specification, undertaking a patent search, producing a range of concept designs, selecting an appropriate concept, producing a detail design.
In the weeks allocated for post-examination courses, students will undertake discipline specific training.
Where appropriate students will undertake site visit related to their specific disciplines. (This will be dependent on facilities and resource.)
N.B: *Topic specific applications will be linked to research activities. Students on a minor pathway must undertake a projects specific to their pathway.
|Learning Outcomes || By the end of the module students should be able to: |
- Apply quantitative methods and computer software relevant to related engineering disciplines, to solve engineering problems
- Use creativity to establish innovative solutions
- Manage the design process and evaluate outcomes
- UoB Birmingham campus: Apply laboratory skills and other discipline related skills (Mechanical Engineering – Workshop; Civil Engineering – Surveying; ESEE – Software workshop. (This will be dependent on facilities and resource.)
- Understand the use of technical literature and other information sources
- Demonstrate an awareness of nature of intellectual property, contractual and ethical issues
- Understand appropriate codes of practice and industry standards
- An ability to work in teams made up from different engineering disciplines
- Demonstrate a broad awareness of engineering projects as a system
30332-01 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
|Assessment Methods & Exceptions || Assessments:|
Coursework assignment (12.5%)
Design project and report (25%)
Design and built device for testing (15%)
Team Project work*, poster and presentation (35%)
*patent search, design concepts, ethical and sustainability issues and engineering drawings
Post examination period (2 weeks):
Discipline specific training (Mechanical Engineering – Workshop and industrial visits); (Civil Engineering – Surveying including, lectures, tutorials and field work); (EESE – software workshop) – Pass/fail based on attendance/professionalism.
For UoB Dubai campus Mechanical Engineering: This will be dependent on facilities and resource..
N.B. students must successfully complete the training to pass the module.
Individual assignment for failure of work in Semester 1 and 2.
Re-take training the following year.
|Other || Dubai version of Birmingham-based module 27888|