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Module Title LM Integrated Design Project 3 (MEng)
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 29658
Module Lead Dr Marios Theofanous
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites LI Integrated Design Project 2 - (04 29652)
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Guided independent study-190 hours
Total: 200 hours
Exclusions
Description This module provides students with the opportunity to take on, as part of a team, real life designs challenges that address world-wide problems, providing an opportunity to apply cross-disciplinary working to solve a range of different problems. There will also be team projects based around the Formula Student Project.

The project design aspects of the work will aim at enhancing students’ awareness regarding challenges imposed by key issues such as globalisation, climate change, sustainability and inequality, and the way these impact their role as Engineers, working in teams.

Groups will be drawn from Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and EESE cohorts, working together in cross-disciplinary teams to provide design solutions to real world project scenarios. The team will divide into discipline specific design project groups required to meet the a global design challenge, with discipline specific activities feeding into the final integrated solution.

Teams will ultimately produce final design concepts that demonstrate full integration between discipline led tasks.

Student will produce a final prototype/product as part of their final submissions.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a wide knowledge and understanding of risk and limitations, and utilise measures to evaluate and manage uncertainties in information, design techniques, the product, health and safety, environmental and commercial consideration.
  • Critically appraise and understand the differentiation between responsibility within an engineering team, as an individual, team member and professional engineer, and apply this knowledge to fulfil team goals.
  • Critically evaluate, reflect on and adapt engineering practise, in the context of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the broader considerations, codes of conduct and legal regulations, required by the professional engineer with respect to: sustainability, ethics, environmental concerns, human, industrial and commercial constraints.
  • Demonstrate a wide knowledge of current engineering practise through technical literature, its limitations, restriction of use through intellectual property and contractual issues, and new and emerging technologies.
  • Communicate and defend effectively the design concepts to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of project, financial and business management.
  • Apply workshop and laboratory skills.
  • There are discipline specific learning outcomes that supplement the main set, which are embedded into the element of group assessments that form the final submission:

(1) For Civil Engineering students:
  • Apply hand calculations and finite element analysis-based software to analyse and design triangulated and skeletal structures exhibiting inelastic response, joints and foundations according to relevant design codes.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the effect of structural form and design assumptions on structural efficiency
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate via hand sketches and drawings within and beyond the civil engineering discipline.

(2) For EESE students:
  • Apply problem-solving skills, technical knowledge mathematical and computer-based models or section prototypes, where appropriate, to create a design and establish that it is fit for purpose.
  • Adapt and apply design methodology to evaluate a design solution against user requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate innovative design solutions to satisfy to the requirements of the target market.

(3) For Mechanical Engineering students:
  • Apply problem-solving skills, technical knowledge mathematical and computer-based model, where appropriate, to create a design and establish that it is fit for purpose including production, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Adapt and apply design methodology to evaluate a design solution against user requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate innovative design solutions to satisfy to the requirements of the target market.
Assessment 29658-04 : Presentation 1 : Presentation (12.5%)
29658-05 : Initial Report : Coursework (5%)
29658-06 : Presentation 2 : Presentation (12.5%)
29658-08 : Integration : Coursework (10%)
29658-09 : Discipline Specific Report : Coursework (50%)
29658-10 : MEng Component : Coursework (10%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
  • Interim Report (5%)
  • Two presentations inc. Q&A (10%)
  • Final report detailing designs (60%)
  • This may be broken down into the discipline specific design (50%) and the integration of the design (10%)
  • Final design submission via poster session, including (i) Poster (10%); (ii) Prototype/drawing (10%); (iii) Presentation on integration (5%)

Peer assessment will be used to moderate the final mark by ±5 marks across the group.

Reassessment:
For MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering only- written assignment
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