Engineering Design 1
This course follows a series of case studies as given in the course text. This covers a wide range of subjects including conceptual design, innovation, standardisation, reliability, safety, failure, ergonomics, materials and management. Additionally, the students will take part in the compulsory design activity and respective Engineering Application 1 activities.
Computer Aided Product Design
Students engaged in this module will be expected to use design skills learnt in previous undergraduate levels and develop additional skills to design and possibly manufacturable prototype products that could be placed within the market sphere. Working in teams you will be expected to step outside the 'normal' engineering sphere to ensure that the designs can compete within all aspects of the product market.
Case Studies in Materials
This module is based around four separate case studies in Materials and Sports Materials. Each case study will focus on a particular engineering material, component or structure. Within each case study, students will be presented with some initial material, along with suggested links to further information. Students will then undertake independent study either individually or in groups, with a final report presented on the findings. In some case studies, presentations will be part of the assessment. The specific case studies will include engineering design, materials selection for engineering applications, failure analysis, materials characterisation techniques and investigation of material for solar cell.
Computer Aided Engineering (Aerospace)
This module deals with the significance of computers in numerical analysis. Integration by MATLAB and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) - (a) Review of MATLAB programming techniques; (b) Introduction of FEA and the techniques to implement FEA by using Solidworks including stress analysis of one-dimensional beam structures and two dimensional structures, etc.
Module Aims: competence in SOLIDWORKS to implement FEA method and MATLAB to solve mathematical problems
This research project module will cover the entire year and be completed in the summer period within the student¿s employing company. It will involve flexible learning and will incorporate many elements of the prior learning into a substantial research project where there is significant scope for individual direction. It will be directed and supported by both industrial and academic supervisor.
Assessment will be by a combination of progress report, an oral presentation made to the academic and industrial supervisors as well as other employees and a final substantive project report.
Advanced Engineering Design
This module provides students the opportunity to apply their previously gained knowledge and experience to design, develop, build and test a small scale unmanned air vehicle, to an exacting specification. Development will be done in multi-disciplinary teams, requiring students to tackle all aspects of aero-vehicle design, business strategy, planning, manufacture, and test. Tuition will be provided on various aspects of design. Students are expected to call upon knowledge gained through previously attended modules, as well as conducting research to tackle the technical challenges that they encounter. Additional support and guidance will be provided through lab classes.
Advanced Engineering Structures
This module covers the fundamentals of linear elasticity and the stress analysis of the thin-walled structural components which are commonly employed across Engineering but especially in the design of modern wings and fuselages. In particular, the bending, shearing and twisting of thin-walled beams with open, closed or multi-cell cross-sections is studied in detail.
The stiffening effect of stringers is investigated. Taper and end constraints are discussed. Numerous examples demonstrate the application of the theory. The module teaches the analytical skills, but also develops the students' feeling for thin-walled structures.