Short Title:Project, 3D CAD & Communications
Full Title:Project, 3D CAD & Communications
Module Code:PROJ H3015
 
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:MARK CONNOLLY
Module Description:The aim of this module is for the student to develop a solution to a problem that is presented to them that meets specified objectives. The Project will bring together a wide range of technical skills such as; mechanics, mathematics, materials, manufacturing technology, automation and computer programming. It is also required that students provide a creative, high quality solution and compare their final project against initially stated specifications, aims and objectives. The students are to develop 3D CAD solid models, and 2D engineering drawings to represent their project solutions.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Interpret a design problem in their field and develop a project plan, scope and specification based on initial customer (supervisor) specifications.
LO2 Monitor the evolution of a project using project management tools.
LO3 Review and describe current technology in relation to their topic from sources such as books, standards, patents, internet and company literature.
LO4 Propose a solution based on a number of selected criteria, such as manufacturability, cost, weight, etc. This process may include the use of models and questionnaires to appraise concepts.
LO5 Produce 3D CAD models of their project solution using industry standard solid modelling software.
LO6 Construct and orientate part datum features such as datum planes, datum axes, and datum points.
LO7 Specify and purchase the physical resources required for the project in order to finalise a solution.
LO8 Create assembly hierarchies, and apply appropriate assembly constraints. Generate general assembly drawings with bills of materials.
LO9 Manufacture/develop a solution meeting suitable quality and other appropriate standards as per the project specifications.
LO10 Evaluate project outcomes against the initial specifications.
LO11 Produce a dimensioned 2-D orthographic and isometric drawing from a 3-D model.
LO12 Communicate project progress through written reports, solid models, drawings and presentations.
LO13 Prepare a poster presentation that describes the project in a concise and easy to understand format.
LO14 Demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to complete the project including interaction with suppliers, supervisor and other staff.
LO15 Demonstrate the effectiveness of their solution.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Development of a design portfolio and the oral presentation of project work 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 25.00 Ongoing
Thesis Final Report 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 15.00 Week 13
Exhibition Evaluation Poster/Project Show 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 5.00 Week 13
Other Evaluation of the completed project 9,10,11,12,13,14,15 30.00 Week 13
Presentation Final Oral presentation of the project to include 3D renderings/animations of the final design. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 10.00 Week 13
Continuous Assessment Management of project + Log Book 1,2,3,4 15.00 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab 3D solid modelling 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Research, development, buidling and testing of solutions 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab 3D solid modelling 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Research, development, buidling and testing of solutions 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Leo Finkelstein, Jr 2005, Pocket book of technical writing for engineers and scientists, 1st Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education Boston [ISBN: 0-072976837]
  • Louis Gary Lamit, 2012, Creo(TM) Parametric, Nelson Engineering [ISBN: 978-1111576844]
  • Roger Toogood, Jack Zecher, 2011, Creo Parametric 1.0 Tutorial and MultiMedia DVD, 1st Ed., SDC Publications [ISBN: 1585036927]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 6 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 6 Mandatory