Aims/Description: An introduction to design aims to provide students with an overview of the process of design with the application of inquiry-based learning. It will consider models of the design process, interrogation of product design specifications, creative thinking techniques, design thinking, validation of designs through calculation and testing and presenting your work as a designer. CAD/CAM deals with the basic and important principles in computer aided drafting (CAD), 3D solid modelling, computer aided manufacturing (CAM). The theoretical background on these topics will be backed up with representative case studies on computer aided CNC programming with industrial software packages. Assessment will be through lab work, coursework and a presentation.

Restrictions on availability: Foundation Degree, BEng, Higher Apprenticeship, Degree Apprenticeship students in relevant employment

Staff Contact: ZONUZI ARMAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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