Postgraduate Course: Manufacturing Information Systems (MSc) (PGEE11216)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course introduces the principles of a 'Product Lifecycle' and assesses the implications of advanced enterprise-wide information systems for the organisation of product development and beyond. By drawing on original case study materials, video resources, and industrial guest speakers, the course explores the philosophies of Product Lifecycle Management and Product Data Management and examines the interactions between information technologies, organisation and product data.
The course will be developed to facilitate hybrid teaching and will compromise a series of 6 x 3 hour workshop sessions that will encourage student-centred learning. A combination of technical lectures, guest speakers from industry and practical manufacturing experience will be employed to allow students to make informed decisions regarding the selection and effective implementation of such manufacturing approaches.
Workshop 1: Introduction - sources of information, databases
Workshop 2: Querying manufacturing databases
Workshop 3: PDM and PLM systems
Workshop 4: The Digital Twin
Workshop 5: Presenting Manufacturing information
Workshop 6: Revision
These workshops will be designed so that they can be taught online if necessary.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 6,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15,
Revision Session Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework %: 100
||Mid-term formative feedback exercise, in-person feedback during individual workshop exercises, feedback on formal individual assignments given within 15 days as well as class overview feedback.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand/implement computer models of common engineering information types;
- Understand the importance and be able to critically discuss the role of management information systems for design, engineering and manufacturing;
- Discuss and evaluate engineering data management issues across the extended enterprise;
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the complex relationship between information systems and organisation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Product Data Management,Product Lifecycle Management,PDM,PLM
|Course organiser||Prof Jonathan Corney
Tel: (0131 6)51 7279
|Course secretary||Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562