XUE-3046 Design and Manufacture 5
Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
30.000 Credits or 15.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mr Dewi Rowlands
Overall aims and purpose
This module relates to the manufacture and hand-over of the prototype product designed in module 3045. The full range of workshop manufacturing methods are available to students to build a user-testable working prototype of their design. The module also focuses on creating a marketing video for the product, along with creating a poster to communicate the innovation and use of the product - the poster, product and video will be on display during the degree show at the end of the year. Also, students are required to create a digital portfolio of work suitable for presenting at a future job interview - this will showcase all of the student's best work over the three years.
- Product manufacture - potentially using the full range manufacturing capability of the workshop
- Promotional video production - storyboarding, filming, editing, captioning, sound editing and publishing
- Degree Show Poster - design and production of a large format poster to promote the student's product output
- Digital Portfolio - 'job interview ready' portfolio
See the learning outcomes.
A good overall grasp of all the learning outcomes and how they relate to one another.
A very good grasp of all the learning outcomes and the ability to reflect on their relationship to one another in an analytic way.
Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of effective marketing media and digital advertising techniques
Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of various complex manufacturing procedures
Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding in the use of relevant materials for a complex design and manufacture process
Demonstrate the use of IT to a professional standard, including: CAD, CAM, digital graphic design, digital media production
|COURSEWORK||Realisation of design outcome||50.00|
|COURSEWORK||Product Marketing Video||20.00|
|COURSEWORK||Degree Show Poster||10.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- 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
- 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
Subject specific skills
- Relate the manipulation of materials to the process of identifying design needs, researching and generating ideas as prototypes, models or proposals to promote intellectual and practical learning.
- Develop the skills, knowledge, and processes of the subject within a meaningful and coherent context, not in isolation
- Apply specialised ICT hardware and software related to Product Design and Technology effectively, including desktop publishing, web based media, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing systems (CAD/CAM).
- Be conversant with all practical elements of health and safety within the design and manufacture of products.
- Make informed choices regarding social, ethical and environmental issues which are related to the processes of design and manufacture
- Work effectively and in an organised manner within subject specific tasks
- Develop the skills, qualities and attributes required for working independently, as a participating member of a team and across organizations, through the close working relationships between students, lecturers, and industrialists.
- Appropriately implement the skills, knowledge, and understanding gained in both college and industrial situations
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- X1WF: BSc Design and Technology year 3 (BSC/DTECH)
- W240: BSC Product Design year 3 (BSC/PD)
- W242: BSc Product Design with International Experience year 4 (BSC/PDIE)