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MECH8009 - IPD Laboratories 1

Title:IPD Laboratories 1
Long Title:Innovative Product Development
Module Code:MECH8009
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MATTHEW COTTERELL
Module Author: Sean F OLeary
Module Description: This Laboratory Based Module will cover the Progressive Development and Application of Multidisciplinary Engineering Product Conception, Assessment, Systematic Design, Commercial Investigation and Engineering/Business Interdisciplinary Teamwork Management Skills. An Action Learning Laboratory and Workshop Approach is employed with Product Research and Advancement centred on Safety, Sustainability and Engineering Ethical considerations demonstrated through the Iterative Development of Project Presentation Skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Devise and Progress a Self-Initiated Product Innovation and Development Group Project
LO2 Apply Core Mechanical, Biomedical and Product Design Engineering Competencies to the Progressive Development and Advancement of an Innovative Product
LO3 Assess and Employ Safety, Sustainability and Engineering Ethical Considerations in Product Development and Commercial Exploitation
LO4 Demonstrate Collaboration and Conflict Management, Team Communication and Team Decision Making Skills
LO5 Develop and Apply Progressive Engineering and Commercial Investigation Presentations
LO6 Submit Formal Project Report and Exhibition Standard Promotional Material on Innovative Project Development and Commercial Assessment
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
2176 MECH7013 Mechanics of Machines
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Foundation and Safety Workshop
Communications 1 – Teamwork Skills
Communications 2 - Product Conception
Selection and Assessment of Devised Project Options
Mechanical/Business Interdisciplinary Teams Formation and Management
Innovative Project Presentation Methodology and Case Studies
Systematic Design / Commercial Assessment Workshop
Project Management Industrial Seminar - Project and Relationship Management in a Multi-disciplinary Innovative Environment
Applied Project Engineering Advancement Laboratories
Sustainability and Engineering Ethics Laboratory
Round-Table Workshops on Group Devised Innovative Projects – Project Selection and Planning / Teamwork Development
Systematic Design and Project Management Progression
Round-Table Workshops - Safety Report Preparation and Project Review
Product Pitch to and Feedback from Entrepreneur and Start-Up Innovation Managers
IP and CIT Patenting Processes - Commercialisation Specialist
Innovative Project Development and Commercial Assessment Progressive Advancement
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Project Options 1,4,5 10.0 Week 3
Presentation Project Objectives / Systematic Design 1,2,4,5 15.0 Week 6
Oral Examination/Interview Round Table Forum - Safety Assessment 2,3,4,6 15.0 Week 8
Presentation Sustainability, Safety and Engineering Ethics 2,3,4,5 15.0 Week 9
Presentation Project Development / Commercial Assessment 1,2,5,6 15.0 Week 10
Written Report Project Development / Commercial Assessment 1,2,4,6 30.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute 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
Lab Laboratory 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Study 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jolly A 2013, From Idea to Profit: How to Market Innovative Products and Services, 3rd Edition Ed., Kogan Page [ISBN: 0 7494 4219 0]
  • Trott P. 2011, Innovation Management and New Product Development, 5th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0 273 713159]
  • Clason G.S. 2013, The Richest Man in Babylon, Megaladon [ISBN: 0553110877]
  • Tracy B. 2010, Goals, 2nd Edition Ed., Berrett-Koehler [ISBN: 1605094113]
  • Drafke M. 2006, The Human Side of Organizations, 9th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0131183842]
  • Kiyosaki R.T. 2011, Rich Dad Poor Dad, New Edition Ed., Time Warner [ISBN: 1612680003]
  • O'Kane B. 2009, Starting a Business in Ireland, 5th Edition Ed., Oak Tree Press [ISBN: 1 904 887 35X]
  • Jolly A. 2012, Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management, Kogan Page [ISBN: 0 7494 4151]
  • Sloane P. 2006, The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills: Unlocking the Creativity and Innovation in You and Your Team, Kogan Page [ISBN: 0 7494 4797 4]
  • Wilson C.C., Kennedy, M.E.., Trammell C.J. 1995, Superior Product Development: Managing the Process for Innovative Products, Blackwell Publishing [ISBN: 1 5578 6509 0]
  • Ugural A.C., Fenster S.K. 2011, Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity, 5th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0 1370 79206]
  • Malone M. 2002, Betting it All: The Entrepreneurs of Technology, Wiley [ISBN: 0 471 20190 1]
  • Lynn G., Reilly R. 2002, Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products, Harper Collins [ISBN: 0 06 008473 1]
  • Boyle G. 2004, Renewable Energy - Power for a Sustainable Future, 2nd Edition Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0199261784]
  • Goodno B.J.; Gere J.M. 2011, Mechanics of Materials, 1st Edition Ed., Nelson Engineering [ISBN: 1111136031]
  • Boyle G. et al. 2003, Energy Systems and Sustainability - Power for a Sustainable Future, 1st Edition Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0199261792]
  • Twidell J. 2005, Renewable Energy Sources, 2nd Edition Ed., Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 0419253300]
  • Dally J.W., Riley W.F. 2005, Experimental Stress Analysis, College House Enterprises [ISBN: 0 9762 4130 7]
  • Boresi A.P. et Al 2010, Advanced Mechanics of Materials, 3rd Edition Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 0 4717 0126 2]
  • Hearn E.J. 1997, Mechanics of Materials Volume 2, 3rd Edition Ed., Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 0 7506 3266 6]
  • Cook R.D., Malkus D.S., Plesha M.E. 2007, Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis, 4th Edition Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 0 4718 4788 7]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIOM_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_EPRDD_8 Certificate in Product Design and Development 1 Mandatory

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