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Mechanical Engineering

PGDip (Full Time)

Year:14/15
UCAS Code: 
Minimum Length:12 Month(s)
Maximum Length:12 Month(s)
Credit Points:120
Director of Studies:Mr MB Widden

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

 

appreciate the need for a systems view of design
use requirements capture methods in the context of system design
demonstrate skills in concept scheme generation
demonstrate skills in scheme selection
demonstrate skills in system modelling

understand the meaning and significance of factors which determine the performance and stability and performance of machine systems.
be able to set out the scheme design of a machine/system which incorporates principles derived from this understanding.
be able to recognise and analyse significant detailed features of the machine system.
be able to calculate the geometric and kinematic performance of a robotic arm.
be able to calculate the drive forces or torques required for given loads on a robotic arm.
be able to program a robotic arm to carry out simple pick and place tasks.
understand the principles of actuators
select appropriate actuators
appreciate current advances in actuator technology

understand hierarchical architectures and objectives of intelligent control systems.
use modern computational aids for the design of control systems.
understand and design discrete-time model-based controllers;
understand and design simple rule-based controllers.
understand and design fuzzy logic controllers

describe common representations of 3D geometry
describe examples of data exchange standards
understand 2D and 3D NC machining methods
manipulate some of the algebra associated with 3D surfaces and images
create 3D designs using a combination of CAD CAM facilities available in the department
discuss current and future trends in computer integration in design and manufacture

be able to compare magnitudes of available energy flows from the sun and other resources
have an appreciation of the practicalities of different renewable energy schemes as replacements for fossil fuels
be able to estimate energy output from a wind turbine or a wave energy converter under given site conditions

work with a small group effectively.
understand customer requirements and generate appropriate concepts.
undertake detailed design and arrange for manufacture.
integrate elements of a system.
test and demonstrate a working design solution.


 
General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
 

The overall aim is that at the end of the scheme of study students should be able to advance the knowledge base in design and evaluation of mechanical products and systems.

 

They will also have developed their skills in information retrieval and handling, and in team-working.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...

 

appreciate the need for a systems view of design
use requirements capture methods in the context of system design
demonstrate skills in concept scheme generation
demonstrate skills in scheme selection
demonstrate skills in system modelling

understand the meaning and significance of factors which determine the performance and stability and performance of machine systems.
be able to set out the scheme design of a machine/system which incorporates principles derived from this understanding.
be able to recognise and analyse significant detailed features of the machine system.
be able to calculate the geometric and kinematic performance of a robotic arm.
be able to calculate the drive forces or torques required for given loads on a robotic arm.
be able to program a robotic arm to carry out simple pick and place tasks.
understand the principles of actuators
select appropriate actuators
appreciate current advances in actuator technology

understand hierarchical architectures and objectives of intelligent control systems.
use modern computational aids for the design of control systems.
understand and design discrete-time model-based controllers;
understand and design simple rule-based controllers.
understand and design fuzzy logic controllers

describe common representations of 3D geometry
describe examples of data exchange standards
understand 2D and 3D NC machining methods
manipulate some of the algebra associated with 3D surfaces and images
create 3D designs using a combination of CAD CAM facilities available in the department
discuss current and future trends in computer integration in design and manufacture

be able to compare magnitudes of available energy flows from the sun and other resources
have an appreciation of the practicalities of different renewable energy schemes as replacements for fossil fuels
be able to estimate energy output from a wind turbine or a wave energy converter under given site conditions

work with a small group effectively.
understand customer requirements and generate appropriate concepts.
undertake detailed design and arrange for manufacture.
integrate elements of a system.
test and demonstrate a working design solution.



General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...
 
 development and employability skills)

The overall aim is that at the end of the scheme of study students should be able to advance the knowledge base in design and evaluation of mechanical products and systems.

 They will also have developed their skills in information retrieval and handling, and in team-working.

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