Module XUE-2044:
Design and Manufacture 3

Module Facts

Run by School of Education and Human Development

30 Credits or 15 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Mr Dewi Rowlands

Overall aims and purpose

  1. To make students aware of the range of sources of inspiration that are available when designing.
  2. To develop students' observational skills when designing and to further develop students' design and presentation skills.
  3. To give students the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.
  4. To enable students to apply subject-specific knowledge and skills within the teaching situation or the workplace.
  5. To become aware of relevant environmental issues.
  6. To further develop students' skills in the use of CAD/CAM.

Course content

To make students aware of the range of sources of inspiration that are available when designing.
To develop students' observational skills when designing and to further develop students' design and presentation skills.
To give students the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.
To enable students to apply subject-specific knowledge and skills within the teaching situation or the workplace.
To become aware of relevant environmental issues.
To further develop students' skills in the use of CAD/CAM.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

See the learning outcomes.

good

A good overall grasp of all the learning outcomes and how they relate to one another.

excellent

A very good grasp of all the learning outcomes and the ability to reflect on their relationship to one another in an analytic way.

Learning outcomes

  1. Successful students will 1. have presented evidence that they have used several sources of inspiration to develop their design ideas; 2. have extended their design and design presentation skills and their understanding and knowledge of manufacturing procedures; 3. have a sound grasp of the environmental implications when designing and manufacturing; 4. have further developed their knowledge of CAD/CAM systems.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Total module 100

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Practical classes and workshops

120 hours contact time. 12 hours per week over a period of 10 weeks. Mixture of lectures, seminars, and practical sessions in the workshops.

300

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
  • Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
  • Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
  • Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
  • Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
  • Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in

Courses including this module

Compulsory in courses: