Module Title:Design and Manufacture
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, demonstrations, research, project work and some study will be used to ensure the student has a wide range of experiences.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an in depth understanding of manufacturing, the design process and computer aided methods.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Manufacture components in a workshop environment in a safe manner.
LO2 Select the appropriate fabrication, shaping and fastening process required in the manufacture of components and/or assemblies.
LO3 Understand and apply welding technologies
LO4 Outline measurement and inspection procedures.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

6427 MANU H2602 Design and Manufacture
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
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
• Manufacturing
o Manufacturing methods. o Sustainable manufacturing. o The use of computer aided methods. o Computer numerical control o Rapid Prototyping - 3D Printing
• Workshop safety and risk assessment.
o Understand the procedures for conducting a risk assessment of a workplace o Understand the procedures for conducting a risk assessment of a new piece or modified piece of machinery o Machinery Directive and International Standards of machine design
• Welding Technology
o Detailed instruction including MMA, TIG, MIG, Ultrasonic, laser and various resistance welding processes o Weld joint preparation, inspection and safety according to BS 499 o Current welding procedures and standards for accrediting welded structures
• Measurement and Inspection
o Understand the operation of mechanical, optical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic comparators. o Understand and carry out the measurement of screw thread and gear teeth. o Surface texture in terms of BS 1134 and BS 2634
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Practical70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other A number of written examinations will assess the extent to which the student has achieved the module learning outcomes Written Reports and Group Presentations on course related topics with respect to application in Industry 1,2,3,4 30.00 Every Second Week
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Workshop assignments & project of students own choice, Laboratory design reports and projects, End of term practical exam - Christmas & Summer 1,2,3,4 70.00 Every Second Week
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 1.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.50
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 6.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory