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ES4E5 - Lifecycle Engineering of Manufacturing Systems

  • Module code: ES4E5
  • Module name: Lifecycle Engineering of Manufacturing Systems
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module seeks to integrate and consolidate students’ understanding of the full lifecycle behaviour of manufacturing systems. It provides systematic analysis of the models, integration mechanisms and performance indicators for the different life phases (from design and planning through to decommissioning or reuse) of a manufacturing system. The module assumes fundamental knowledge in Maths (algebra, calculus, probability & statistics) and Engineering (modelling & simulation).

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to... • Analyse the changes and issues associated with the different life phases of a manufacturing system (MS) • Select a suitable modelling framework and represent the full lifecycle of a typical MS. • Identify different models, tools and data required for the different life phases of a manufacturing system. • Simulate and predict systems maintainability, reliability and end-of-life. • Model the knowledge life cycle of a typical MS and identify critical integration issues • Conduct a full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a MS • Simulate and predict system’s Life Cycle Cost (LCC) • Optimise the whole life cycle of a typical MS

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures : 20 hours Seminars: 10 hours Laboratories : 6 hours Revision examples: 2 hours

Departmental link

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

Other essential notes

Students must pass both examination and assignments.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4E5-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Individual assignment (10 page maximum) 20%
  20 minute group presentation including peer assessment 20%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37A) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37D) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 5