Modiwl ICL-1014:
Engineering Design

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module aims to equip students with the necessary design skills to undertake an engineering based project. Learner will use their knowledge to undertake a given brief where they must demonstrate the skills that they have learned throughout the module. The module prepares students for the Work based project which will be undertaken in the third year.

Cynnwys cwrs

Indicative content includes:

Engineering product development

  • Review product design requirements through the use of tools like the requirement trees
  • Apply brainstorming techniques to engineering problem solving
  • Produce product design specifications that identify and prioritise design requirements and design definition
  • Determine a product’s architecture, understanding the importance of geometries, dimensions and tolerances
  • Understand and apply dimensional tolerances to engineering product drawings
  • Integrate industrial design issues such as aesthetics and ergonomics with core engineering design concerns including functionality, and design for manufacture to design products to customer specifications
  • Understand and apply calculations and estimations to evaluate unit costs for a product design
  • Understand and apply calculations and estimations to evaluate the unit weight for a product design
  • Communicate product designs, including drawings, solid and assembly modelling, producing product reports and making presentations

Engineering Design

  • Propose engineering designs to open ended engineering problems that are feasible in terms engineering mechanics, economics, and other competing requirements of the design
  • Illustrate simple design concepts with hand drawings
  • Use industry standard computational tools to aid the application of theoretical models to the quantitative design of functional systems
  • Put forward reasoned arguments for how these designs address the product design specification, whilst appreciating the uncertainties and gaps in design data
  • Understand how teams of engineers can work together to solve complex problems
  • Communicate design ideas and solutions and the rationale behind them with sketches, detailed drawings, technical reports and presentations to various stakeholders
  • Analyse the stages of an engineering design project

Materials Science

  • Understand basic concepts of material properties and material structures.
  • Have knowledge of specific material classes: metals, polymers and ceramics; and how to extend this to hybrid material classes e.g. composites and foams.
  • Be familiar with concepts in materials of: selection, processing, applications in engineering, behaviour in use including: degradation, fracture and failure.
  • Think about and link concepts in materials: from everyday knowledge, the underpinning science, and engineering applications; and appreciate the importance of materials understanding in all engineering disciplines.

Meini Prawf


Equivalent to the range 60%-69%. Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.


Equivalent to the range 70%+. Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.


Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the design process.

  2. Effectively apply knowledge of product development.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
ADDRODDIAD Design Scenario Report

Written report covering the product design for the given scenario.

ADDRODDIAD Product Development Report

Written report covering a product development process.


Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu


A series of interactive lectures, web-based learning, problem solving exercises, individual and group activities and linked tutorials.

Private study

Tutor-directed private study, including individual assessments.


Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Apply an understanding and appreciation of continuous improvement techniques
  • Formulate and analyse requirements and practical constraints of products, processes and services, place them in an engineering context and manage their implementation;
  • Solve problems logically and systematically;
  • Assess and choose optimal methods and approaches for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of engineering solutions.
  • Systematically review factors affecting the implementation of a project, including safety and sustainability;
  • Plan, budget, organise and manage people and resources;
  • Use both verbal and written communication skills to different target audiences;
  • Communicate proposals persuasively and respond positively to feedback;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with relevant subject specific and general computer software packages.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current advances and contemporary approaches in the discipline and have strategies for keeping that awareness current;


Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

Rhestr ddarllen

Cather, H., Morris,R,. Philip,M. and Rose,C. 2001. Design Engineering. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

Simmons, C. and Maguire, D. 2004. Manual of Engineering Drawing. Oxford: Elsevier Newnes

Tooley, M., and Dingle, L. 2004. Higher National Engineering. Oxford: Elsevier Newnes

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