This unit is based on a series of problems designed to both introduce students to the design process and to apply knowledge introduced in other Year 1 units of study. The problems will therefore emphasise creative thinking in design, generating and evaluating alternatives against a range of technical, environmental, social and economic criteria, and making the final design decisions. The unit also incorporates a module on professional drawing practice including projections and views, dimensioning, different drawing types and using computer-aided design (CAD) software.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NEF1204

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply a systematic approach to engineering design;  
  2. Find, organise and evaluate information on a range of topics related to problems in engineering design;  
  3. Identify and evaluate technical, environmental, social and economic factors impacting on the solution of engineering design problems;  
  4. Use computer-aided design (CAD) software to develop and present design solutions;  
  5. Communicate effectively with others orally, in writing and by means of engineering drawings;  
  6. Communicate effectively in a socially and culturally responsible manner in a Team Project demonstrating responsibility for individual contributions and the Team's outcomes.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two (2) Short individual tests on design 20%
Report Teamwork including two (2) Technical Reports (3 students per team) 40%
Portfolio Individual portfolio (additional 1000 words which excludes the copies of the reports which are part of the portfolio) 10%
Test Two (2) CAD Skills Tests 20%
Presentation Group presentation related to one technical report (3 students per team, 10 minutes per presentation) 10%

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