DSGN06156 2019 Design Engineering Project 201
This module aims to allow students to apply their theoretical knowledge, as well as their skills and competencies gained so far, to a specific design engineering project. Students are encouraged to: • Develop an approach to simple designs that is creative, dynamic and structured, thereby encouraging the development of creative and analytical thinking in Design and Engineering. • Develop a holistic approach to design that satisfies both the technological and humanistic needs and requirements of an engineering product. • Develop time and project planning techniques that ensure that effort is applied effectively throughout the design process. • Develop skills for presenting and communicating the design process through a range of media.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Apply design methods and processes to integrating design engineering projects.
Consider design in a holistic way by combining design skills with technical and human considerations to meet established needs.
Conceptualise, detail, select and justify appropriate design solutions.
Undertake and organise design project work and meet time deadlines.
Present and communicate designs through a range of design media.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
In this module students will attend lectures where the principles and application of design methods and processes will be explained and demonstrated. The lectures will be the forum for the briefing of design projects.
The weekly project tutorials will facilitate project work, discussions within groups of students and also allow formal and informal group critique of student design work. Students are encouraged to learn from each other by sharing experiences, ideas and knowledge.
At the beginning of the academic year, students will be presented with a brief for the project and the associated marking scheme. It will be made clear that the outcomes of their project development work in the first semester will feed into the realisation of their project in the second semester (Design Engineering Project 202 module).
The project brief and marking scheme will be reviewed every year in order to introduce some flexibility in the types of projects that students will undertake. Projects could be of the following types:
- Individual and or group
- Company sponsored
- Linked to a national competition
- Linked with GMIT or LYIT under the Connacht-Ulster Alliance
- Interdisciplinary with students from other Departments
Module Assessment Strategies
The module is 100% CA and the submission will consist of the following:
- A report (80%) of 2,000 words or equivalent (e.g. sketches, CAD, calculations, etc…);
- A presentation (20%) of the final concept.
Detailed marking schemes will be formulated depending on the nature of the project.
Where a learner or group of learners fail the CA element of the module they will be required to resubmit the project, or an equivalent piece of work.
Design methods and processes, analysis, mood boards, competitor analysis, brainstorming, morphology, human factors, creativity, concept generation, decision matrix, product design specifications, and presentation techniques (including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality).
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Report||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||80 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4|
|2||Presentation||Continuous Assessment||Interview||20 %||End of Semester||5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Classroom Flexible Seating||Project work||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Research & Development||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Log Book & Design||2||Weekly||2.00|
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