15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module aims to provide students with an understanding of how experimental techniques can be used to solve industrial engineering problems. The students will be introduced to the theory behind, and practice of, a range of measurement techniques, common to static and dynamic problems, through a combination of lectures and labs and tutorial sessions. Working in small groups the students will be tasked to design and execute a suitable experiment to address an industrially relevant problem; analysing data and making informed decisions within the context of the problem.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students at Level 7 study on associated programmes.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study, Group Activity: Experimental Design preparation for presentation and feedback: approx. 15 hours activity Execution of experiment: 10 hours of lab time included in ¿Laboratory Sessions¿
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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

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