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ES2D1 - Manufacturing Engineering Design

  • Module code: ES2D1
  • Module name: Manufacturing Engineering Design
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will develop strategies to identify product requirements, identify design constraints, think creatively, solve problems, identify solutions and foster a holistic approach between design and manufacturing.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: • Use computational tools to aid in decision making processes of design and identify which process parameters influence variation in final product characteristics. • Identify which design features really matter and how to modify a design to give it greater robustness against variation in the manufacturing process. • Apply risk reduction techniques at the design stages to reduce manufacturing and assembly problems. • Appreciate and apply the principles of value analysis for design for manufacture (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) to identify opportunities for cost reduction. • Apply software simulation and programming tools in the analysis of functional components. • Function as part of a team and demonstrate understanding of the importance of personal and shared responsibility, teamwork, and communication e.g. by producing professional quality design documentation.

Timetabled teaching activities

• 5 x 1 hr Lectures/briefings; • 5 x 1 hr Software training laboratories; • 10 x 2 hr Seminars; • 4 x 4 hr Workshops/manufacture. Total: 46 hours

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Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material, theory and design project.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES2D1-15)
A (Assessed work only) Design Application Poster 20%
  Individual Design Proposal (4 pages) 30%
  Group Design Report/Prototype (50 pages) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 2
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 2
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 2
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 2
Optional Core


  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 2
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 2
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 2