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ME30068: Group business & design project - I

[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: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Case Study (CW 22%)
  • Group Seminar and Reviews (CW 23%)
  • Feasibility Study (CW 55%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME30068 Re-Assessment Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To give each student the experience of a real engineering design situation as part of a group.
To locate the contribution of the engineer, whether in design, R&D, manufacture, in the context of securing the firms broad commercial goals by means of effective product and market related policies and practices.
To introduce the students to issues associated with entrepreneurship, sustainability and the environment.
To introduce the student to team working.
To introduce financial management procedures, marketing, ethics, risk assessment and business law.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Extract and evaluate pertinent data and apply engineering analysis techniques in the solution of unfamiliar problems [EA6m, P4m].
* Identify the entrepreneurial aspects and key drivers for business success in an engineering design scenario [EL7m].
* Work in a multi-disciplinary team [G3m, G4].
* communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences [D6].
* Describe the commercial, economic, legal and social context of their design decisions, including professional and ethical conduct and health and safety issues, and evaluate environmental and commercial risk [EL2, P5, EL1m, EL5m, EL6m].

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; written communication; oral communication; working as part of a group; leadership.

Content:
Evaluation study. Business lectures and workshops. Business game. Case studies. Seminar.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME30068 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

ME30068 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

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