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Archived Version 2004 - 2005

Module Title Product Design, Development and Value Analysis
Module Code MM523
School School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Module Co-ordinatorProf Dermot BrabazonOffice NumberS379
Level 5 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
The objective of this module is to further develop the students understanding of the design process and to build on the skills learned in the Engineering Design and CAD module through application in a design project.

Learning Outcomes
Having successfully completed this module the student will be able to: 7 Understand the key elements in the design process. 7 Generate alternative design solutions to meet design requirements using a systematic approach. 7 Understand the role of rapid prototyping in new product development. 7 Describe quality and regulatory requirements. 7 Perform a risk analysis for a product. 7 Explain the methodology of cost evaluation and value analysis. 7 Complete a design project using 3-D solid modelling, including optimisation and sensitivity analyses.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 24
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 64.5

Total 112.5
Assume that a 7.5 credit module load represents approximately 112.5 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
· New product development process, customer input, product specification, prioritisation of new product projects, concept analysis, market launch. · Concurrent engineering · Interaction of materials, processing and design. · 3-D computational modelling; sensitivity design analysis, optimisation design analysis. · Role of rapid prototyping in new product development. · Quality issues (ISO 9001), regulatory requirements, hazard identification, risk analysis. · Engineering statistics, statistics and design, statistical design of experiments. · Product value analysis. · Product design case study (including 3-D solid modelling tasks).
Continuous Assessment50% Examination Weight50%
Indicative Reading List
Essential: 1. Cooper, R.G., "Winning at New Products, Accelerating the Process from Idea to Launch", 1993, Perseus Books. 2. Hales, C., "Managing Engineering Design", 1993, Longman Scientific and Technical. Supplementary: 1. Shigley, J., "Mechanical Engineering Design", McGraw Hill. 2.
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