Undergraduate Course: Sustainable Energy Group Design Project 3 (MECE09026)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course gives students first-hand experience of tackling an engineering design problem in the area of renewable / sustainable energy, with all the uncertainties of the real world, personal interactions and time management.
1. Introduction to team working roles and group selection
2-3. Introduction to project and specialist lecture material, brainstorming
4-9. Group working and project supervision sessions
10. Report submission
11. Oral Exam and design testing
Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes Learning Outcomes:
SM3b, EA1b, EA2, EA3b, EA4b, D1, D2, D3b, D4, D5, EL1, EL2, EL4, P1, P2, P3, P4, P6, P8, P11, G1, G2, G3, G4
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 14,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Due to the nature of the workshop based group project in Sustainable Energy Group Design Project 3 it is not possible to re-sit any group or workshop based elements of the course during the summer resit period. In addition to this, it may not be possible to fit these elements into the 3rd year timetable. Therefore, the student may have to choose a different optional 3rd Year course to gain the required credits.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Analyse a real problem and identify the key difficulties, and appreciate the uncertainties and gaps in design data.
- Produce a range of possible solutions and select the best of these.
- Formulate key design equations, optimise design parameters, and produce viable assembly drawings and workshop drawings.
- Manufacture, assemble and test a viable prototype, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of there design
- Understand something of group dynamics and personal interactions, and the non-linear passage of time and its acceleration at the end of a project.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Other Teaching Staff = Uwe Stein
|Course organiser||Dr John Chick
Tel: (0131 6)50 5675
|Course secretary||Mrs Michelle Burgos Almada