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Group Design Project – ENG500

Academic year 2017/18


Learning outcomes

  1. Identify and evaluate the key drivers for the design of a product including functionality, usability, environmental legislation, intellectual property and mass production.
  2. Use and create feasibility reports and design reports for new products.
  3. Apply good practices and avoid common mistakes of working in small groups.
  4. Identify the diverse engineering disciplines required for developing commercial products.
  5. Identify and evaluate common ethical, commercial and management issues in technology related professions.
  6. Identify and evaluate multiple, and possibly conflicting, requirements such employment contracts, national legislation, professional codes of conduct and personal ethics.
  7. Use and articulate a decision making process.



Assessments

  1. Coursework 1 is due December 15, 2017 January 12, 2018 and contributes 20% to the unit mark.
  2. Coursework 2 is due March 19, 2018 and contributes 80% to the unit mark.



New procedure to order parts and components


Using a computer connected to the university network, students can submit orders by using the form available on the K drive at this location:

When using the form, there are 2 fields that are specific to ENG500
  1. For supervisor name, please put the unit coordinator name, Chi Nguyen
  2. In the field with the label, Other, please put, ENG500

Students may order from any of the vendors listed on the form.



Procedure to use departmental 3D printers


The department has 3 Stratasys 3D printers which use the fused deposition modelling (FDM) technique with ABS polymer. The printers are located in Anglesea 0.23 lab.

Students are responsible for the preparation and creation of 3D CAD files. Requests and prepared files must be submitted on the K drive at this location:

Questions about access to the printers or scheduling of print requests can be sent to:



Notes from lectures





Suggested textbooks





Study resources


PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

RESEARCH SOURCES

PATENTS SEARCH

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONTRACTS

ETHICS

CODES OF CONDUCT

UK LEGISLATION

WRITING



Unit lecturer


Please contact Chi Nguyen with questions or suggestions.