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MECH8010 - IPD Laboratories 2

Title:IPD Laboratories 2
Long Title:Innovative Product Development
Module Code:MECH8010
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 development of Mechanical Engineering Innovative Prototype Planning, Production and Testing Skills, Energy Utilisation and Efficiency Technologies, Intellectual Property Right Protection, Marketing and Teamwork Management. The IPD Laboratory 2 module is designed as a semester 2 six week follow-on module to semester 1 IPD Laboratories 1 Module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Devise and Implement an Innovative Prototype Production Plan including Hazard Assessment Application
LO2 Undertake Innovative Product Prototype / Model Production
LO3 Investigate and Apply Experimental Measurement and Proof of Concept Validation
LO4 Analyse Product Development and Management in the Engineering Business / Work Environment including Intellectual Property Right Protection and Marketing
LO5 Submit Formal Oral Presentations, Written Project Reports and Exhibition Standard Promotional Material on Developed Prototype Product
LO6 Demonstrate Teamwork and Leadership Skills
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
Prototype Production Project Hazard Analysis
Intellectual Property Protection
Round-Table Workshops - Prototype Production Plan
Supervised Self-Directed Workshop
Energy Utilisation Laboratory
Experimental Measurement and Research Facilities Laboratory
Business / Work Environment Laboratory
Round-Table Workshops Project / Commercial Assessment and Teamwork
Round-Table Workshops - Advanced Prototype Production and Project Review
Communications – Teamwork Skills
Communications - Prototype Development and Production
Mechanical/Business Interdisciplinary Teams Management
Prototype Promotion, Marketing and Demonstration
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Oral Examination/Interview Round-Table Workshops - Prototype Production Plan Review 1,5,6 10.0 Week 2
Written Report Laboratory 3,5,6 15.0 Week 3
Oral Examination/Interview Round-Table Workshops - Advanced Prototype Production and Project Review 1,2,6 10.0 Week 4
Written Report Laboratory 4,5,6 15.0 Week 4
Presentation Innovative Product Development 2,4,5,6 15.0 Week 5
Written Report Innovative Product Development 3,4,5,6 25.0 Week 5
Exhibition Evaluation Prototype Demonstration 3,5,6 10.0 Week 6
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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Workshop 2.0 Every Week 2.00
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 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Clason G.S. 2013, The Richest Man in Babylon, Megaladon [ISBN: 0553102877]
  • Tracy B. 2010, Goals, 2nd Edition Ed., Berret-Koehler [ISBN: 1605094113]
  • Jolly A. 2012, Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management - Developing, Managing and Protecting Yor Company's Intellectual Property, 3rd Edition Ed., Kogan Page [ISBN: 0 7494 4988 8]
  • Trott P. 2011, Innovation Management and New Product Development, 5th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0 273 713159]
  • O'Kane B. 2009, Starting a Business in Ireland, 5th Edition Ed., Oak Tree Press [ISBN: 190488735X]
  • Kiyosaki R.T. 2011, Rich Dad Poor Dad, New Edition Ed., Time Warner [ISBN: 1612680003]
  • Drafke M. 2006, The Human Side of Organizations, 9th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0131183842]
  • Jolly A. 2013, From Idea to Profit: How to Market Innovative Products and Services, 3rd Edition Ed., Kogan Page [ISBN: 0 7494 4219 0]
  • 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]
  • Malone M. 2002, Betting It All: The Entrepreneurs of Technology, Wiley [ISBN: 0 471 10190 1]
  • edited by Godfrey Boyle 2012, Renewable energy, 2nd Edition Ed., Oxford ; Oxford University Press in association with the Open University, c2004. [ISBN: 0199261784]
  • Lynn G., Reilly R. 2002, The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products, Harper Collins [ISBN: 0 06 008473 1]
  • Ugural A.C., Fenster S.K., 2011, Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity, 5th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0 1370 79206]
  • Goodno B.J., Gere J.M. 2011, Mechanics of Materials, 1st Edition Ed., Nelson Engineering [ISBN: 1111136031]
  • edited by Godfrey Boyle, Bob Everett and Janet Ramage 2012, Energy systems and sustainability, 3rd Edition Ed., Oxford ; Oxford University Press, in association with the Open University, 2003. [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]
  • 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]
  • Hearn E.J. 1997, Mechanics of Materials Volume 2, 3rd Edition Ed., Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 0 7506 3266 6]
  • Boresi A.P. 2010, Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics, 3rd Edition Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 0 4717 0126 2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_EPRDD_8 Certificate in Product Design and Development 2 Mandatory

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