PROJ07035 2015 Integrated Project and Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Integrated Project and Project Management
Transcript Title
Integrated Project and Proj Man
75 %
Subject Area
PROJ - Project
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2015 - Full Academic Year 2015-16
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Donal Lyons, Robert Craig, Stephen Reid, Eamonn Price, Brian Hanrahan, Mary Nolan, Michael Moffatt
Programme Membership
SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_J07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design

Working in teams, students will design, build and test a working prototype for a precision engineering device, machine, or system.  These challenging group projects integrate and reinforce the design, manufacture, analytical, managerial and communication skills acquired throughout the entire programme.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Design and build a working prototype for a precision engineering device, machine or system as specified in an agreed design brief.


Plan the phases in a ‘design-build-test’ project, taking into account time, resource, cost and technical constraints.


Prepare, and critically analyse, concepts and alternative solutions to a precision engineering design problem.


Prepare the detailed design and undertake the analysis necessary to generate a solution for a precision 'design-build-test' project proposal.


Research, cost, select and specify appropriate materials, standard parts and recycled products for a precision engineering project.


Prepare a project plan, a work breakdown plan and process plan for the design, manufacture, assembly, testing and reporting of a ‘design-built-test’ project.


Make a worthwhile contribution, as a team member, to the project activities required to design, programme CNC code, machine, manufacture, assemble, commission, measure and evaluate a solution to a precision engineering project.


Communicate, document and present effectively the iterative design experience and final working solution.


Conduct him/her self with confidence during interviews and presentations

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Every effort will be made to ensure that the projects chosen are industry based, linked to a company in precision engineeirng industry and produced to industrial standards.  Each team will be required to identify and visit a company in industry that has products or services relavent to the project. 

Module Assessment Strategies

Project assessment will include individual and group assessments in the following areas:

  • Design Process Implementation (process, concept, innovation, CNC code, working drawings, etc).
  • Project Management (planning, project plan, teamwork, etc).
  • Material Selection (material considerations, parts selection, heat treatment, stress analysis, etc).
  • Machine Build (CNC & manual machining, fabrication, metrology, automation, control, finishing, etc).
  • Implementation (commissioning, measurement, testing, analysis, validation, etc).  
  • Presentations (project proposal, progress report, final presentation, etc).
  • Documentation (proposal, brief, specification, final report, etc)


Repeat Assessments

Students will be required to repeat attend and undertake a new project.

Indicative Syllabus

Integration of design, CNC machining, metrology, manufacture, analysis, management and communications topics covered throughout the programme into group project activity.  Project selection must involve designing, building and testing a working prototype for a precision engineering device, machine or system. Projects are intended to ensure graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge required by industry.

Stages in the design process, product or system research, clarifying objectives, design brief, project planning, work breakdown, resources, available equipment, timescales, costs, safety and risk management. 

Creativity & innovation, research, market place analysis, brainstorming, concept design, freehand sketching, materials and standard parts considerations, generation and evaluation of alternatives, improving details, costs, environmental considerations, product life-cycle. 

Selection and specification of materials, utilisation and selection of standard parts, incorporation of recycled parts, costs analysis, ordering of parts and materials. 

Concept consolidation, selection of final design, design for manufacture, serviceability, appropriate analysis, creation of 3D CAD prototype models, simulation, production of detailed working drawings to ISO standards, CNC code generation, rapid prototyping considerations. 

Project management techniques, tasks and milestones, resource management, critical path analysis, Gantt charts, lead times.

Manufacturing processes and techniques, CNC & manual machining - turning, milling grinding, CNC and CAM, welding, sheet metalwork, fabrication, production of necessary jigs and production aids, fitting of standard parts, integration of automation equipment and techniques, wiring, plc programming, assembly.

Testing and commissioning, analysis of final solution, trouble shooting, evaluation, conclusions and recommendations. 

Communication: transactional analysis, self-concept, stages in group development, roles within teams, 20th and 21st century leadership styles, emotional competencies of leaders, sources of conflict, conflict management strategies, assertiveness techniques, motivation, ethical principles, oral presentations, report writing.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Assessment of Projects Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork General Engineering Workshop Design, Build,Test, Report 10 Weekly 10.00
Group Learning Flat Classroom Communication, HRPD & Project Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Group Learning Flat Classroom Project Management & Project Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Lecturer directed Communication and Project Management 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Project research and planning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 12.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources





Horenstein M.

Design Concepts for Engineers

Pearson Prentice Hall


Dhillon B.S.

Advanced Design Concepts for Engineers

CRC Press


Tom Thomas

How to plan, execute and present a small engineering project

Avalon Technology


Shigley J, Mischke C, Budynas R.

Mechanical Engineering Design

McGraw Hill


Ashby M.F.

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design



Madsen D.

Engineering Drawing & Design

Delmar Thomson Learning


Chelsom J, Payne A, Reavill L.

Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists



Martin M, Schinzinge R.

Ethics in Engineering

McGray Hill


Young T.

Technical Writing for Engineers

ASME Press


Other Resources


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