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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IMechE /IET

Final award BEng/ BEng + DIS/BEng + DPS/ BEng + DInts
Programme title Product Design Engineering
Programme code MMUB02
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake the additional period of study, normally between Parts B and C, leading to the award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies, the Diploma of International Studies, or the Diploma of Professional Studies.
UCAS code H770 / H771
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/mechanical-manfacturing/productdesignengineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:29:00 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a fully accredited engineering degree course that bridges the traditional disciplines of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and industrial design.
  • To deliver a systematic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of engineering science, manufacturing technology and modern engineering management techniques.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop appropriate design skills.
  • To develop the ability to solve engineering problems using contemporary ideas and techniques.
  • To encourage students to manage their own learning, communicate effectively and make use of primary source materials.
  • To foster an appreciation of the essential practical and commercial aspects of engineering.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Periodic Programme Review

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering

UK SPEC Engineering Accreditation

IET and IMechE Accreditation 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

This programme seeks to combine creative and technical design skills with the core engineering knowledge of manufacturing processes and technologies. On completion of the programme, students will have acquired a broad base of knowledge and experience relevant to product design and manufacturing engineering.  They should be self reliant and able to contribute well in team situations.  By using a wide variety of teaching and learning methods, enhanced by our exceptionally strong research links with industry, graduates will have gained the technical ability and commercial awareness to be able to work in either industrial or research environments. They will have acquired a sound basis for a career in either manufacturing engineering or engineering product design.

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:-

  • the underpinning science, mathematics and other disciplines associated with careers related to product design and manufacturing engineering.
  • engineering principles, quantitative methods, mathematical and computer models.
  • the design process and design methodologies
  • codes of practice, industry standards and quality issues as applicable to a career in product design and manufacturing engineering.
  • management techniques and business practices and of the commercial and economic context of an engineering business.
  • intellectual property issues and of environmental, legal and ethical issues within the modern industrial world.
  • the characteristics of engineering materials, equipment and processes and an awareness of basic mechanical workshop practices. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • define a design or manufacturing engineering problem and generate innovative solutions
  • interpret numerical data and apply mathematical methods to the analysis of engineering design problems
  • analyse, objectively evaluate and apply the principles of industrial design, engineering design and manufacturing design to product design and development
  • demonstrate an awareness of form, function, fit, environment and safety as  applied to design and production;
  • select and apply appropriate IT tools to product design and manufacture problems
  • show initiative, innovation and intellect in problem solving.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • manage the design process taking account of customer constraints such as cost, health and safety, risk and environmental issues. 
  • use appropriate computer software and laboratory equipment;
  • Research information, generate and evaluate product design ideas;
  • Communicate product design ideas through the presentation of concept drawings, computer graphics and conventional sketching;
  • prepare engineering drawings computer graphics and technical reports and give technically competent oral presentations;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing technology in relation to design and production;
  • Demonstrate basic organisational and management skills.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a high level of numeracy;
  • apply creative and structured approaches to problem solving;
  • communicate effectively through written, graphical, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • design and implement basic computer based information systems;
  • work independently;
  • work in a team;
  • organise and manage time and resources effectively

4. Programme structure

4.1    Part A - Introductory Modules

 

4.1.1     Semester 1

                       (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MAA306

Mathematics for Manufacturing Engineering

(20)

10

   MMA102

Engineering Science 1

(20)

10

   MMA604

Materials and Manufacturing Processes

(20)

10

   MMA401

Product Design (Ergonomics &Visualisation)

(20)

10

   MMA400

Manufacturing Design 1

 

10

   MMA501

Integrating Studies 1a

 

10

  

4.1.2     Semester 2 

                     COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MAA306

Mathematics for Manufacturing Engineering

(20)

10

   MMA102

Engineering Science 1

(20)

10

   MMA604

Materials and Manufacturing Processes

(20)

10

   MMA401

Product Design (Ergonomics &Visualisation)

(20)

10

   MMA504

Integrating Studies 1b

 

10

   MMA900

Electronics and Electrical Technology 1

 

10

 

 

4.2    Part B - Degree Modules

 

4.2.1    Semester 1 

                  COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MMB112

Engineering Science 2

 

10

   MMB310

Engineering and Management Modelling

 

10

   MMB400

Industrial Design

 

10

   MMB501

Integrating Studies

(20)

10

   MMB504

Application of Product Design

(20)

10

   MMB610

Manufacturing Technology

 

10

 

 

 4.2.2     Semester 2 

                    COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MAB206

Statistics

 

10

   MMA210

Manufacturing Management

 

10

   MMB301

Software Engineering

 

10

   MMB403

Design of Machine Elements

 

10

   MMB501

Integrating Studies

(20)

10

   MMB504

Application of Product Design

(20)

10

                       

 

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year

 

                      COMPULSORY MODULE

 

Code

 

 

Title

 

 

Modular

Weight

   MMI001

Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS)

120

   MMI002

Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)

120

 (In order to be considered for the award of DIS or DPS students will need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks in an approved placement and meet the specified report submission for the award, for further details contact the industrial training coordinator for the School or visit https://engskills.lboro.ac.uk/mm/mmstudent.html  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme) 

   MMI003

Diploma in International Studies (DIntS)

120

(In order to be considered for the award if DIntS students will need to complete 45 weeks approved overseas placement.  This may be industrial or academic study or a combination of the two.  At the end of the placement students are required to submit a report and dissertation, further details are available via the School’s Exchange Coordinator) 

 

 

4.4    Part C - Degree Modules

 

4.4.1    Semester 1 

                      (i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MMC501

Individual Project

(40)

10

   MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

 

10

   MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

 

10

   MMC205

International Project Management

  10

  

                       (ii)   OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20)

                       No more than 10 credits from EACH group

 

                              Group A Modules

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MPC102

Fracture and Failure

10

   MMC606

Additive manufacturing for Product Development

10

   MPC013

Polymers and Applications

10

   MMC600

Advanced manufacturing Processes and Technology 1

10

 

                              

                              Group B Modules

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC400

Design for Assembly

10

   MMC201

Organisational Structure

10

   MMC108

Manufacturing Automation and Control

10

   

 2.4.2    Study Overseas 

                  Students may choose to study Part C – Semester 1 at an approved Overseas Higher Education Institution.  The mix of subjects of the learning programme must be approved in advance by the Programme Director.  The proposed programme of learning will normally include work on an Individual Project with a modular weight of 10.

 

 2.4.3    Semester 2

 

(i)COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular  Weight

   MMC501

Individual Project

(40)

30

   MMC401

Product Design

 

10

 

                         (ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20)

 

                         Students choose optional subjects with a modular weight of 10 from Group A and 10 from Group B.

                               Group A Modules

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC603

Metrology

10

   MMC204

Management of the Human Resource

10

 

                              Group B Modules

Code

 

Title

 

Modular

Weight

   MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

   MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

   MMC300

Product Information Systems- Computer Aided Design

10

   MMC203

Manufacturing Planning and Control

10

In exceptional circumstances, a student may substitute another degree level module (weight 10) from the University’s catalogue, for one of those listed, subject to the prior approval of the Programme Director.  The student is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of any such selection can be incorporated into their individual timetable.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C or I and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX. 

5.2 Re-assessment

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in Parts A and B of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period (SAP).  Final year candidates will normally be required to re-sit during the next academic year but may be granted the option of re-assessment in SAP at the discretion of the examiners.  Where a candidate has achieved fewer than 60 credits in a part of the programme, reassessment in the relevant part is not available to that candidate in the special assessment period.

5.3 Limitations of Accreditation

IMechE accreditation will not be granted for BEng candidates who commenced the programme before 2007 and are re-assessed in individual project module MMC501.

IET accreditation will not be granted for any candidates who are re-assessed in individual project module MMC501.

5.4 Transfer to M.Eng Product Design Engineering

Transfer to the M.Eng programme is available at the end of Part B to those students who achieve the progression standard set out in the extended degree programme (MEng) regulations together with an overall average year mark of at least 60% in Part A and 60% in Part B. In exceptional circumstances the Programme Director may allow students to progress to the extended programme (MEng) who score higher than 60% in Part B and lower than 60% in Part A.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates’ final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The overall average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60, to determine the degree classification.

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