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ES3C2 - Mechanical Engineering Design

  • Module code: ES3C2
  • Module name: Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module provides a systematic approach to the design of mechanical systems such as engine transmissions, and explores theoretical models of common machine elements for use in making strategic decisions about the arrangements of systems.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Choose appropriate assemblies and configurations of machine components for purpose; Select appropriate types of machine components for particular conditions of use; Use theoretical models of behaviour to decide the key dimensions and material choices for machine components; Use modern CAD analysis and optimisation tools to develop robust designs of machine elements and assemblies; Manage a complex design task at the product, sub-assembly and component levels of detail; Make judgements of the accuracy of analytical and numerical models of machine elements; Select analytical or numerical models of precision appropriate to the progressive stages of a machine design’s evolution.

Timetabled teaching activities

Autumn. This module includes 20 hours of lectures, 3 hours of examples classes and 3 hours of laboratory sessions. Required self-study: 104 hours plus 20 hours CAD time

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3c2

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3C2-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Design Study Report 30%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H310) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 4
Optional
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3