The module consists of a practical group project involving mechanical and electronic hardware and software. Also included is a series of supporting lectures. Students work in groups of typically five. The project provides an opportunity for students to gain experience not only in technical areas such as sensor data acquisition, programming and mechanical hardware design and construction but also in transferable skills including team working, project management, technical presentations and report writing.
Total contact hours: 38
Private study hours: 112
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Practical Work (Individual) 10%
Specification and preliminary design (group) 10%
Group presentation and demonstration (individual) 25%
Final group report 10%
Final individual report 25%
Supervisions (individual) 20%
Group mark 20%
Individual mark 80%
Project Management for Engineering Design, 2007, ISBN:9781598291759
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
1. Demonstrate an ability to apply and review underlying concepts and principles of analysis ,design, quality, and sustainability.
2. Demonstrate an ability of applying engineering techniques to their projects with awareness of commercial, industrial, ethical, EDI, security and risks.
3. Demonstrate and apply an understanding of data acquisition, mechanical design, and interfacing between hardware and computer and relevant software.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of teamwork, project management, self-reflection and professional practice to their project.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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