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ME30313: Aerospace group business & design project - I

[Page last updated: 27 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 10%)
  • Design Review Seminar (CW 20%)
  • Primary Report (CW 45%)
  • Secondary Report (CW 25%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To give each student the experience of a real aerospace 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 the issues associated with entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the technical process that is engineering design.
* Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the business and entrepreneurial aspects of engineering.
* Work in a multi-disciplinary team.
* extract and evaluate pertinent data and apply engineering analysis techniques in the solution of unfamiliar problems
* Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences
* Understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering, demonstrate a knowledge of professional codes of conduct and how ethical dilemmas can arise
* Know and understand the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes
* Be aware of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues, and be aware that these may differ internationally
* Know and understand risk issues, including health and safety, environmental and commercial risk, risk assessment and risk management techniques and be able to evaluate commercial risk
* Understand the key drivers for business success, including innovation, calculated commercial risks and customer satisfaction
* Understand the use of technical literature and other information sources
* Know relevant legal and contractual issues
* Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis
* Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader

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:

ME30313 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

ME30313 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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