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SESM3029 Engineering Design with Management

Module Overview

This module will introduce you to the practice of mechanical engineering design as applied to one of a number of contrasting applications. It will also enable you to understand key management topics that are relevant to engineering practice, specifically Strategic Management, Marketing Management, and Operations Management.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• Introduce you to the practice of mechanical engineering design as applied to one of a number of contrasting applications. • Provide you with the opportunity to implement skills and knowledge from across the mechanical engineering syllabus in realistic design scenarios. • Introduce you to the a number of important engineering management topics: strategic management, marketing management, and operations management .

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The application of design processes and of structural and mechanical design in specialised applications.
  • The nature of systems engineering and its main stages (Requirements analysis, design synthesis, verification)
  • The nature and scope of strategic, marketing and operations management issues of relevance to the engineer in a commercial environment.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Produce designs in a variety of application areas
  • Work as part of a design team.
  • Communicate intricate design concepts orally and graphically
  • Tailor technical reports to given design specifications
  • Recognise, inform and respond to strategic, marketing and operations issues in the context of engineering business.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Select appropriate components to meet specific design needs
  • Apply strategic, marketing and operations management concepts to real situations
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Undertake mechanical engineering design projects in a specialist application area.
  • Appreciate the role of computers in realistic design situations
  • Relate strategic, marketing and operations management understanding to propose engineering-based design and business development.

Syllabus

• Flow battery for electrical energy storage or Design for bioengineering applications. • Introduction to Systems Engineering. • Strategic Management. • Marketing Management. • Operations Management.

Special Features

None

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include • Lectures • Guest external presentations • Design feedback sessions • Case studies Learning activities include • Individual research for design projects • Team work for preparing team design • Team work preparing management presentation

TypeHours
Lecture30
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Demonstration4
Revision34
Completion of assessment task72
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Blackboard. All resources provided via blackboard or during practical sessions Refer also to the School of Management for resources.

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

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Formative

Presentation

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Design project 67%
Project 23%
Project 10%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Design project 67%
Project 33%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Linked modules

General and Specific Learning Outcomes relevant to Engineering Design with Management from The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Academic Accreditation Guidelines Issue 3 13 April 2013: 2. Degree Output Standards 2.1 General Learning Outcomes BEng: - Must be able to demonstrate creative and innovative ability in the synthesis of solutions and in formulating design. - Must appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of their engineering judgement. MEng: - Must be able to demonstrate creative and innovative ability in the synthesis of solutions and in formulating design. - Must appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of their engineering judgement. 2.2 Specific Learning Outcomes: BEng: - Use creativity to establish innovative solutions. - Ensure fitness for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal. - Manage the design process and evaluate outcomes. - Understand customer and user needs and the importance of considerations such as aesthetics. - Awareness of quality issues. - Knowledge and understanding of commercial and economic context of engineering processes. - Knowledge of management techniques which may be used to achieve engineering objectives within that context. - Understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development. - Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (e.g. operations and management, technology, development, etc) MEng: - Wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations. - Ensure fitness for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal. - Knowledge and understanding of commercial and economic context of engineering processes. - Knowledge of management techniques which may be used to achieve engineering objectives within that context. - Extensive knowledge and understanding of management and business practices, and their limitations, and how these may be applied appropriately to strategic and tactical issues. - Understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (e.g. operations and management, technology, development, etc) - Ability to apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of commercial and industrial constraints.

Pre-requisites

To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):

CodeModule
FEEG2006Engineering Management and Law
FEEG2001Systems Design and Computing
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