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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BEng Product Design Engineering - Sandwich

Academic Year 2021/22

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Programme Title BEng Product Design Engineering - Sandwich Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Engineering
Programme Code PDE-BENG-S UCAS Code H151 HECoS Code 100182 - Engineering design - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 4 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 480
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Engineering (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 03-04-19

Regulation Information

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

None

Programme Specific Regulations

Module Attempts

Each opportunity a student has to complete an assessment is counted as an attempt. So, for example, a May exam and an August resit during the same academic year would be counted as two attempts. Students that elect to miss an opportunity will be recorded as Absent and will still have it counted as an attempt. If the Board of Examiners approves an application for consideration of exceptional circumstances, submitted for a missed assessment, this will not be counted as an attempt.

The number of times a student can attempt a module is subject to the following limits:

Stage 1, 2 & 3 modules: 2 attempts

Progression to Stage 2
Students must pass a minimum of 100 Stage 1 credits including the four modules:
• MEE1001 – Mathematics1
• MEE1004 – Mechanics of Materials 1
• MEE1008 – Dynamic Systems 1
• MEE1018 – Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 1

Additionally to progress to stage 3 it is necessary to pass the mandatory zero-credit Laboratory Programme 1 module (MEE1011), unless exceptional circumstances have been granted.

Transfer to the non-sandwich programme

Students may transfer to the corresponding non-sandwich programme. Students that have not secured an appropriate placement by the 31st August immediately prior to their final year will be transferred to the corresponding non-sandwich programme.


Transfer to MEng programme

Transfer between BEng and MEng can take place after Stage 2.

BEng students will normally be considered for transfer to the corresponding MEng programme when they have:
• passed all Stage 1 and 2 modules;
• obtained an overall weighted average mark of at least 55% after Stage 2

Average marks will be rounded to the nearest integer. Students who pass at resit will have these marks capped at 40% for the calculation of averages.

Students considered to have reached an appropriate academic standard will be invited to transfer before the start of Stage 3. Students who do not wish to transfer are under no obligation to do so.


Graduating with a BEng honours degree

In addition to the minimum 320 credit requirement (+120 credit placement year), a student must also pass a major individual project to graduate with a BEng (Hons) degree. The project module must contribute to the degree classification and failure or absence of the individual project may result in the award of an Ordinary degree.

The classification of a BEng honours degree is based on a weighted average mark, where the calculation for students entering at Stage 1 is:
mark = 0.1*(Stage 1) + 0.3*(Stage 2) + 0.6*(Stage 3)
For students entering at Stage 2, the weighted average mark is calculated as follows:
mark = 1/3*(Stage 2) + 2/3*(Stage 3)


Sandwich Year

The BEng placement is normally undertaken between Stage 2 and Stage 3

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

To produce graduates who will:

• be pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for, often complex, concepts to become reality;

• seek to achieve sustainable solutions to problems and have strategies for being creative, innovative and overcoming difficulties by employing their skills, knowledge and understanding in a flexible manner;

• be skilled at solving problems by applying their numerical, computational, analytical and technical skills, using appropriate tools;

• be risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of their social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional responsibilities;

• be familiar with the nature of business and enterprise in the creation of economic and social value;

• appreciate the global dimensions of engineering, commerce and communication;

• be able to formulate and operate within appropriate codes of conduct, when faced with an ethical issue;

• be professional in their outlook, capable of team working, effective communicators, and able to exercise responsibility and sound management approaches;

• have significant experience of working in a professional engineering environment.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate enhanced cognitive skills in analytical, creative and critical thinking.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development of cognitive skills is promoted through project work and assignments.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment rewards instances of creative and logical approaches to problem solving and decision making by assessing process as well as product.

Make use of a range of problem solving, decision making and project management skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal design review meetings are part of the operation of individual and group project activities

Methods of Assessment

Students are continually assessed with respect to their technical contribution, contribution to project deliverables and effective team working

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the methodologies and professional practices associated with product design and development.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures are presented, but students also acquire knowledge and understanding experientially in assignments and project work.

Methods of Assessment

Technical reports, concept and functional prototypes, oral presentations, poster exhibitions, oral interviews

Use the main technologies used in product design and development, including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Rapid Prototyping (RP) systems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Laboratory classes, Design-Build-Test projects

Methods of Assessment

Computer based assessment, concept and functional prototypes

Understand relevant engineering science, including statics, materials, dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes

Methods of Assessment

Assignments, class tests and formal examinations

Understand the manufacturing methods and processes available to the product designer.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Laboratory classes

Methods of Assessment

Laboratory report

Apply a range of software tools to support design, analysis and decision making.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

CAD and CAE is an integral part of Design-Build-Test projects

Methods of Assessment

Technical reports, presentations

Understand the business and management systems associated with manufacturing products

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Assignments, formal examinations

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Sketch and draw illustrations of product concepts.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorial classes

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio of work

Produce physical models that demonstrate product concepts.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorial classes

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio of work

Create detailed 3D computer models of product designs.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorial classes

Methods of Assessment

Computer based class test

Generate a Product Design Specification (PDS).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Assignments

Apply appropriate engineering science in design analysis and decision making.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Project assignments

Methods of Assessment

Technical reports, concept and functional prototypes, oral presentations, poster exhibitions, oral interviews

Employ appropriate software tools in design analysis and decision making.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Project assignments

Methods of Assessment

Technical reports, presentations

Create product prototypes utilising a Rapid Prototyping (RP) system and various engineering workshop processes.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Integral part of Design-Build-Test projects

Methods of Assessment

Concept and functional prototypes

Conduct market analysis, and develop designs viable for mass production

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Assignments

Select appropriate materials and manufacturing processes for a product.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Assignments, formal examinations

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate a wide range of enhanced personal and inter-personal skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, team projects

Methods of Assessment

Continual assessment

Present technical information in various ways including oral, written and graphical communication.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, team projects

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations, oral interviews, technical reports, posters

Demonstrate enhanced ICT skills relevant to professional engineering practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and team project assignments

Methods of Assessment

CAD and CAE file submissions, computer-based class tests

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Placement Year MEE3099 3 120 YES YES 30 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Laboratory Programme 1 MEE1011 2 0 YES YES 2 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Introduction to Product Design 1 MEE1033 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Professional Studies 3 MEE3002 4 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Design & Prototyping Projects 2 MEE2026 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Mechanics of Materials 2 MEE2001 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Mathematics and Computing 2 MEE2029 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Professional Studies 2 MEE2005 2 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Project 3B MEE3030 4 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Product Design & Development Studies 3 MEE3053 4 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Mathematics 1 MEE1001 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Dynamic Systems 1 MEE1008 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Design and Manufacturing 2 MEE2012 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Computer-Aided Engineering 3 MEE3013 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Employability 2 MEE2098 2 0 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1 MEE1018 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Plastics Engineering 3 MEE3065 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Mechanics of Materials 1 MEE1004 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Engineering Design 1 MEE1027 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Manufacturing Technology 2 MEE2034 2 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Manufacturing 3 MEE3014 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Dynamics 2 MEE2006 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%

Notes