Aims/Description: Effective interdisciplinary design lies at the heart of the engineering of complex products and systems. It is important that engineers can communicate and work effectively together and have a common language and processes to manage projects effectively. This module will introduce concepts in, and tools for, interdisciplinary design and systems engineering important for effective project management. Students will start to develop critical thinking and an interdisciplinary approach to solving engineering problems. A strong focus of the module will be the use of a wide range of case studies to motivate ideas and allow students to demonstrate their learning.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (General engineering course in IPE):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK