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Unit information: Electro-mechanical design project in 2018/19

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Unit name Electro-mechanical design project
Unit code EENG10001
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Simpson
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

MENG11202, MENG11600, EENG17300 or equivalent

School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

This unit will be a project-based unit with some early lecture-based teaching, assessed entirely through coursework. Students will be set a design task of an electro-mechanical system (such as design of a heat sink). This projects unit reinforces the concepts covered by other units, rather than introducing new material.

Working in small groups (2/3 students per group) each group will be required produce design calculations for the problem set and then manufacture and validate this design.

Students will then be required to submit a joint report and individual lab books and this will form the basis of the assessment.

Intended learning outcomes

Having completed this course, students should be able to:

  1. Use previous taught theory to interpret a requirements statement and come up with design specifications
  2. Keep accurate records of the laboratory work
  3. Model the electro-mechanical process in an appropriate manner
  4. Manufacture and design to an appropriate standard
  5. Take appropriate measurements, and analyse results
  6. Explain limitations of their designs, compromises on cost, performance and complexity

Teaching details

Introductory lectures, followed by lab-based small group teaching. (Dynamic learning manuals may be considered).

Assessment Details

Students will then be required to submit a joint group report and individual lab books and this will form the basis of the assessment.

  • Individual laboratory notebook, 35% (ILOs 1, 2, 4)
  • Online quiz, 15% (ILO 1 and 3)

Group report, 50% (ILO 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Reading and References

Laboratory books and supplied script (or dynamic manual) will provide the information needed.

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