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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Group Project
Module Code MM344
School School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Brian Corcoran
Semester 2: Brian Corcoran
Autumn: Brian Corcoran
Module TeachersBrian Corcoran
James Carton
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat the module

This module aims to enable students to draw on the knowledge gained to date in their engineering studies to design an Engineering product/device.

Learning Outcomes

1. Produce a product design specification for an engineering design problem
2. Break down a problem into its component parts and develop concepts for each of these parts
3. Choose optimum solutions from concepts using appropiate analysis tools
4. Integrate components into a final design
5. Draft full engineering drawings and material specifications for a final design
6. Work efficiently and effectively within a team

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture12No Description
Group work36Team must meet 3 hours per week during semester 1
Independent Study77Research, Concept development and Meetings
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Documentation of project aims and objectives

Identification of project goals

Coordination of project specific student activities

Formal teaching of Product Design elements

Design Report composition

Design process and methodology

Project Management

Product Design Specification. Design Concept formulation

Failure modes, effects and critical analysis

Design verification and validation

Damping and suspension design

Presentation of scope of project and individual responsibilities (oral)

Design report composition and submission

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PresentationPresentation of concepts20%Week 8
Report(s)Final design report80%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    ECSAStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
    ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
    Date of Last Revision27-JAN-11

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