Short Title:Design
Full Title:Design
Module Code:DESI H3002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:OWEN SINNOTT
Module Description:Design builds on knowledge of the engineering design process, encompassing specification, analysis, creative thought, and selection from alternative designs. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to write basic design specifications for a product or task. Students will undertake analytical calculations to design and/or select machine elements and apply selection methodologies to compare different design proposals. Students will also be tutored in the requirements for safety, ergonomic and environmental issues. They will expand their concurrent engineering knowledge into the areas of design for manufacturing, and assembly etc.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify barriers to creative thought.
LO2 Produce formal design specifications for simple devices.
LO3 Compare alternative design proposals using decision analysis techniques.
LO4 Design and/or select machine elements using analytical techniques.
LO5 Identify safety hazards based on international standards and directives.
LO6 List and describe the ergonomic and environmental factors affecting a particular design.
LO7 Describe how design for manufacture and assembly (DFM/A) methodologies are applied in the design of a product.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Concept screening and selection exercise using Pugh concept selection methodology. (Group report) 2,3 20.00 Week 6
Written Report Analysis of engineering factors contributing to accidents/failures. (Individual lab assessment in class)   5.00 Week 11
Written Report Analysis of ergonomic factors contributing to faults/failures. (Individual lab assessment in class)   5.00 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 70.00 End-of-Semester

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
Lecture Course material 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Course material 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • K.T. Ulrich, S.D. Eppinger 2007, Product Design and Development, 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill
Recommended Book Resources
  • R.L. Mott, 2005, Machine Elements in Mechanical Design,, 4th Ed., Prentice Hall
  • P.R.N Childs 2003, Mechanical Design, 2nd Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann
  • R. Budynas J. K. Nesbit, Int. Std. Ed 2007, Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, R. Budynas
  • R.C. Juvinall, K. M. Marshek 2008, Fundamentals of Machine Component Design,, 4th Ed., Wiley
  • P. Mucci 1994, Handbook for Engineering Design, BSI
  • R.M Black 1996, Design and Manufacture, Macmillan
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 5 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 5 Mandatory