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ME10001: Experimentation, engineering skills & applied engineering

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • AS30177 Action Plan for Research Project (Computing) (CW 16%)
  • Bridge Building (CW 17%)
  • CAD (CW 17%)
  • Ethics Essay (CW 16%)
  • Materials Lab (CW 17%)
  • Errors Lab (CW 17%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME10001 Reassessment Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students.
Description: Aims:
To communicate standard formats for the written and graphical presentation of experimental data using MATLAB.
To introduce uncertainty in experimental measurements.
To provide an appreciation of practical engineering skills.
To introduce students to computer aided design, the 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 introduce students to Health and Safety Practices in Engineering
To provide an appreciation of Engineering Ethics
To introduce students to the library and careers services
To introduce students to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Learning Outcomes:
After successful completion of this unit the student will 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.
* Follow Health and Safety Procedures.
* Understand the issues relating to Engineering Ethics.
* Understand the role of the professional bodies in engineering.

Skills:
Written communication; oral communication; data acquisition, handling and analysis; working independently; working as part of a group.

Content:
Interpretation and communication of experimental results and analysis. Experimental and measurement techniques. Uncertainty in engineering problems. Workshop skills. Oral presentation to small group. The Engineering Institutions. Engineering Ethics. Health and Safety.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME10001 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

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