Module Title:Project 3 (Mechanical)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The following methods will be used to teach this module:  Practical project assignments prepared using project based learning techniques  Mechanical workshops training sessions to enhance student practical skills  Facilitator-assisted documentary research to gather detailed technical information  Lecture on engine power calculations to assist with engine theory aspect of project.
Module Aim: To give the students the understanding, competency and basic practical skills necessary to:  Develop written Health & Safety procedures pertinent to the project  Manufacture and Assemble a working engine model  Test the engine for correct operation  Design / build rigs to measure the engine power output and propeller efficiency  Develop a theoretical engine model and compare with practical results  Generate pertinent documentation to build and test the project  Present the final, working project using relevant communication techniques  Work as an effective member of a small team
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Develop and describe a set of operational procedures for personal safety and to ensure correct equipment operation
LO2 Demonstrate the effectiveness of working in a small group
LO3 Analyse formal project planning and design methods for a mechanical project
LO4 Demonstrate the process of prototype build, assembly and testing
LO5 Effectively operate mechanical workshop machinery
LO6 Communicate effectively through written, graphical, interpersonal and presentation skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Health & Operational Safety
 Safety procedures for personal safety  Operational procedures to ensure correct equipment operation
Project Planning
Main project tasks to be completed by a specified completion date. Gannt chart showing proposed tasks in chronological order
 Design to include relevant calculations. The student must clearly explain the design decisions and trade-offs;  Manufacturing methods and materials used to complete the project  Generation of either computer based or manually drawn schematics using industry standard engineering drawing symbols
 Creation of apparatus components efficiently without excessive waste  use of standard materials, fasteners and equipment where appropriate  Finishing of the apparatus to a high standard  Verification of the apparatus to conform to the project design
Apparatus Assembly
 Building of the apparatus using standard tools, fasteners and maintenance techniques  Apparatus quick assembly without using excessive toolwork and/or manpower
 Comparison between the theoretical and actual project operation, showing specific calculations  Explanation of any problems or complications with the project design
 Preparation of all relevant documents to operate the project correctly  Final project report  Project logbook/task cards as appropriate
Final Presentation
 Basic operational theory behind the project  Presentation of the final project showing the project in working order  Use of clear presentational skills throughout
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Engine build 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 n/a
Project Rig design to measure thrust 3,6 10.00 n/a
Project Theoretical Engine model and report 2,3,6 10.00 n/a
Project Dynamometer / Rig manufacture and assembly 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 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
Practicals Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 3.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEAER_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Engineering 5 Group Elective 1
CW_EEACS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Systems 5 Group Elective 3