Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2008/09
ME10132 Experimentation, engineering skills & applied engineering with German
| Credits: 6 |
| Semester: 1|
|Assessment: CW 100%|
* Consolidate the written and graphical presentation of experimental data. Understand uncertainty in experimental measurements.
* Provide an appreciation of practical engineering skills.
* Introduce students to computer aided design.
* Use of word processors, spreadsheets, databases and the world wide web.
* To integrate engineering science and applications within the different engineering disciplines.
* To offer an insight into challenging and interesting topics within engineering.
* To provide students with an insight into different branches of engineering offered in the MEng programme.
* To introduce students to technical vocabulary in the German language.
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Interpret and communicate experimental results with analysis in a precise format.
* Recognise and model potential observed uncertainty in engineering problems.
* Carry out simple design tasks using CAD.
* Search for information in online databases and the web.
* Apply engineering science to engineering problems.
* Appreciate the relevance of engineering science in the context of their application to engineering.
* Understand the focus of the different branches of engineering and their interrelationships.
* Make a more informed decision about the branch of engineering in which they chose to specialise.
* Explain the working of simple physical phenomena in German. Read and understand simple technical texts in German.
Written communication; oral communication; data acquisition, handling and analysis; working independently; working as part of a group; communicating in the German language.
Interpretation and communication of experimental results and analysis. Experimental and measurement techniques. Uncertainty in engineering problems. Workshop skills. Oral presentation to small group. History of technology. The Institutions. The business as a system. Business structures and the influence of the size and ownership. Concepts of value added. Aircraft wing design. Automotive engine design. Computer controlled manufacture. Product design. Manufacturing systems concepts. Technical language.