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ME50348: Advanced computer aided design

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, EX-OB 30%*
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • CV19 Assignment 1 Report & Presentation* (CW 10%)
  • CV19 Assignment 2 Report* (CW 10%)
  • CV19 Project Report* (CW 40%)
  • CV19 Assignment 4* (CW 10%)
  • Open book Examination of more than 72 hours* (EX-OB 30%)

*Assessment updated due to Covid-19 disruptions
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME50348A - Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an understanding of: the use of computer aided techniques in the overall design process; the use of modelling within engineering design synthesis and analysis; the different types of modeller and their applications; data exchange and tools for capturing and managing engineering knowledge. To give experience in the use of CAD and related techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Describe how computer-aided techniques can help in the design, modelling and analysis aspects of typical design tasks.
* Understand how those techniques can be applied to aspects of design from concept through to manufacture
* Critically evaluate the practical advantages (and disadvantages) of those techniques in different application areas.

Problem solving; numeracy; IT; working independently and in small groups; written communication.

Computer aids for design, analysis and manufacture, their relation to design needs. Use and operation of a commercial CAD system and parametrics and application to design tasks. Use of computer-aided techniques from concept through to manufacture. Use and operation of product life-cycle management (PLM) and related collaborative tools and application to design tasks. Design optimisation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME50348 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering