10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module provides an introduction to the methods and practice of engineering design. The students gain experience of the design process through the design, build and testing of a device that fulfils a specified function. Provision is made for development of `hands-on' manufacturing skills. Understanding customer needs, marketing, and enterprise is also covered.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered for a programme of study within the Faculty of Engineering

Staff Contact: Dr Tim Dolmansley
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Notes: Part of the Accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mechanical Engineering):

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