Module Title:Computer Integrated Engineering 3
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The module will be delivered using lectures and tutorials with a mixture of presentations, example exercises, question and answer sessions, group discussions and online resources. Laboratory classes will be delivered to students working in groups to obtain experimental data with subsequent individual reporting/assessment.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of manufacturing, the design process and computer integrated engineering. A key element of the module is to develop the student’s team working ability. Part of the assessment for this module is a group based project (in groups or four or five) to model and present a significant engineering artifact such as, for example, a complete car or aircraft.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the significance of the engineering design process and the part it plays in the manufacture of products and components;
LO2 Describe and implement various computer aided methods;
LO3 Understand the significance of parametric modelling & Finite Element Analysis and the part they play in the design of products and components;
LO4 To work effectively as part of a team in an engineering project environment.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

6419 GRAP H1601 Technical Graphics 1
6426 TECH H2609 Technical Graphics 2
6427 MANU H2602 Design and Manufacture
6433 COMP H3613 Computer Integrated Eng 3
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• Advanced CAD/CAM Modelling:
o Advanced assembly design and analysis, o Advanced drafting; o CAM principles and techniques, o Scheme design / Virtual prototyping. o Additive manufacturing processes o Mechanism Design: o Mechanism Design and Dynamics with SolidWorks. o Surfacing o Creating Mechanism Connections o Contextual design
• Finite Element Analysis
o General Pre-processing o Modelling Connections o Remote Boundary Conditions and Constraint Equations o Static Structural Analysis o Modal Analysis o Thermal Analysis o Multistep Analysis o Results and Post-Processing
• Computer integrated engineering
o Computer aided methods and implementation o Parametric modellers o Implementation of Computer integrated manufacturing
• Automation and Control Technologies:
o Material Handling and Identification Technologies o Fundamentals of NC Technology o Computer Numerical Control o Distributed Numerical Control o Applications of NC o NC Part Programming
• Product Design and CAD/CAM in the Production System:
o Product Design and CAD o CAD System Hardware o CAM, CAD/CAM, and CIM
• Process Planning and Concurrent Engineering:
o Process Planning o Computer-Aided Process Planning o Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacturing o Advanced Manufacturing Planning
• Production Planning and Control Systems:
o Aggregate Production Planning and the Master Production Schedule o Material Requirements Planning o Capacity Planning o Shop Floor Control o Inventory Control o Extensions of MRP
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Written, online and Computer applications examinations. Group presentations 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will be assessed on their ability to work as part of a design team, and present a significant engineering artifact such as, for example, a complete car or aircraft. Students Will be assessed under the following criteria • Use Project planning tools, demonstrate an ability to coordinate the project and function as a design team member. • Demonstrate skills in producing high quality engineering schematics/Drawings of individual components and assemblies • Demonstrate skills in animating moving mechanism components within the chosen model. • Be able to interface 3D CAD skills with other engineering software. • Produce a CAD portfolio containing all material 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory