Undergraduate Course: Mechanical Engineering Design 2A (MECE08011)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce you to the principles of design and technical drawing. It covers design elements and relevant theory, including material selection, basic transmission systems and presentation of design information.
This course consists of two 1-hour lecture sessions a week, covering different topics associated with engineering design. Each week will include a 2 hour computer based learning session and may include a 1 hour tutorial session. The format of these is variable but typically consists of computer based tutorials or time for work on the semester long design project, as assigned at the beginning of the course. Topics to be covered include:
-Design of Fundamental Elements (eg, basic transmission systems, etc.)
-Basics of Technical Drawing (Freehand Sketching, Dimensioning, etc.)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Interim (voluntary) Formative Report: 0%
Final Report 100%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Illustrate simple design concepts with hand drawings.
- Apply basic theory to solve engineering problems.
- Use a Computer Aided Design system to construct part models and simple assembly models as well as engineering detail drawings.
- Understand basic transmission methods (eg chain drives).
- Select suitable engineering materials.
|Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, by R. G. Budynas and J. K. Nisbett, McGraw-Hill, 9th Edition (in SI units)|
Manual of Engineering Drawing to British and International Standards, by Simmons and Maguire, published by Newnes
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Frank Mill
Tel: (0131 6)50 5673
|Course secretary||Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)51 7073
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