MECH7016 - Project Research & Design

Title:Project Research & Design
Long Title:Project Research & Design
Module Code:MECH7016
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: HUGH O DONNELL
Module Description: This module offers the student a chance to utilise many of skills that have been developed throughout their engineering course to date. the student, as part of a team, will use best practice to identify a solution to an engineering problem. Potential solutions will be presented in the form of a literature survey as well as detailed designs. Each group will have to select, source and price any components that make up their solution.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Display initiative, analysis, teamwork and problem solving skills in addressing an engineering problem
LO2 Produce a comprehensive literature survey of the engineering project to identify similar solutions/techniques and current best practice.
LO3 Critically assess all potential solutions, outline a number of design concepts and identify the best solution
LO4 Utilise professional skills developed throughout the curriculum to design a comprehensive solution to the project objective.
LO5 Source, price and select material/components that make up the solution
LO6 Evaluate the business and ethical considerations of these designs.
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).
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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.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

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.

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Co-requisites
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Core Problem
Identify and formulate a concise set of objectives for the project
Literature Survey
Gather, critically analysing any potential solutions
Material Selection and Sourcing
Source, choose and price any material required
Business and Ethics
Consider the business implications and any ethical cinsiderations that may occur
Detailed Design
Formulate a detailed design based on all previous outcomes/work
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Literature Review 1,2,3,6 50.0 Week 6
Project Presentation of Detailed Design report 1,3,4,5,6 50.0 Sem End
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
Tutorial On going interaction with supervisor 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial On going interaction with supervisor 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

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