|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||16 May 2022|
The successful practice of the profession of Mechanical Engineering requires an ability to analyse engineering systems and an ability to synthesise new designs. Much of the students work in other courses develops these analytical skills. In addition, the engineer must be able to assess a complex situation, identify the critical elements and develop a workable, cost effective solution. All of this requires considerable self-confidence, and the ability to work with and lead teams. In this course the synthesis of new ideas is developed whilst the student participates in a team-based design and build activity.
This course falls naturally into three parts:
Part One consists of a design activity where a small team of students develop a design concept and specification for a device capable of satisfying a broadly specified task.
Part Two comprises the procurement of appropriate resources and the design and construction of the device in accord with the design specification developed in Part One.
Part Three covers the testing of the device and encourages the student to reflect on the activities and outcomes of the work conducted in Part One and Part Two above.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.