DSGN06154 2019 Design 102

General Details

Full Title
Design 102
Transcript Title
Design 102
75 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
MEMA - Mech and Manufact Eng
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Molua Donohoe, Robert Craig, Sean Dalton, Paul Ferry, Michael Moffatt
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMECL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_B07 202300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering

The overall aim of this module is to enhance students’ knowledge of the design process and to equip them with the foundation skills needed to produce 3D CAD models and 2D detail and assemblies drawings of parts and products, typically encountered in mechanical and precision engineering and manufacturing industry.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the design process and employ recognised design techniques.


Produce freehand schematic, orthographic and pictorial sketches of engineering parts and products.


Use a solid modelling CAD system to create 3D models of parts and assemblies for common engineering devices found in mechanical engineering and manufacturing industry.


Create detail and assembly drawings of engineering parts, products and devices, in an efficient and conventional manner.


Read and interpret engineering drawings and produce drawings which conform to ISO standards.


Recognise the role the mechanical designer plays in incorporating standardisation, manufacturability and serviceability into the design of parts and products.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered in a computer aided design laboratory and, along with the necessary theory and freehand sketching, will involved the use of a 3D mechanical modelling CAD system to generate solid models of parts and assemblies and the drawings required to fully describe them

Students will be timetabled for three hours per week in a computer aided design laboratory.

In addition to the normal CAD lectures and practical classes, Designers / Engineering Practitioners working in industry will be invited as guest lecturers and site visits to companies will be arranged, where possible.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will involve the assessment of all assignments undertaken in class, design project activity completed independently and an end of semester assessment test.

Repeat Assessments

Students who fail the module but satisfy the attendance requirements will be required to resubmit all continuous assessment assignments and/or undertake an repeat end of semester assignment test.

Indicative Syllabus

The Design Process: Stages in the design process, design methods, procedures and tools, design strategies and plan-of-action for a particular design project.

 Freehand Sketching: Freehand sketching techniques, orthographic, isometric and oblique projection, sketching of pictorial, detail and assembly drawings, sketching of design projects.

 Computer Aided Design: Efficient part modelling tools and techniques, use of wizards and toolboxes for creating standard parts, holes and features, introduction to assembly modelling, insertion and arrangement of parts, views, patterns, instances, assembly mates, standard, advanced and mechanical mates, assigning colours, materials, part numbers and descriptive titles.

 Engineering Drawing: ISO standards and conventional representation of parts and assemblies, creation of detail drawings, complete shape description, dimensioning implications and feature specification, creation of assembly drawings, sectional assemblies, balloon references, bills of materials, creation of a complete set of working drawings for an engineering product.

Reading Drawings: Determination of form and geometry, shape description, determination of size and tolerance, size description, specification of manufacturing instructions, items and quantities in engineering assemblies, schematic drawings, electrical diagrams.

Individual Design Project Work: Design brief, design specification, concepts and alternatives, concept sketches, evaluation of alternatives, details drawings, project reports and presentations.

Functional Design: Role of the designer, role design plays in product success, use of standard features, fasteners, parts and materials, design for machinability, manufacturability, assembly and maintenance.

 As the module focus is mechanical design, the material covered and examples used will integrate mechanical engineering design philosophy, introduce students to common mechanical devices and highlight the approach adopted by mechanical designers. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment of Assignments Coursework Assessment Practical Evaluation 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 End-of-Semester Assessment Test Coursework Assessment Closed Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Design & CAD 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Design study and CAD practice 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2008-05-19 Engineering Design Methods Wiley
ISBN 0470519266 ISBN-13 9780470519264

Written in a clear and readable style by an experienced author of teaching texts, Engineering Design Methods is an integrated design textbook that presents specific methods within an overall strategy from concept to detail design. It also outlines the nature of design thinking, and sets it within broader contexts of product development and design process management. The book is much more than a manual of procedures; throughout, there is discussion and explication of the principles and practice of design. Building on the outstanding success of the previous three editions, this new edition cements the position of Engineering Design Methods at the forefront of engineering and industrial design as an essential text not only for students and lecturers but also for practitioners. The book promotes a flexible approach to the design process, and provides explicit, step-by-step advice on how to implement several separate design methods that have been shown to be of value in both education and practice. This revised fourth edition - promotes a flexible approach to the design process, provides explicit, step-by-step advice on how to implement several separate design methods that have been shown to be of value in both education and practice, contains new case studies and examples from industry that further broaden the scope of the book from engineering design into product design, includes a significant new chapter presenting user scenarios; a procedure for investigating potential product user wants and needs, that culminates in a design brief identifying an opportunity for developing a new product concept, features a book companion website with powerpoint slides for instructors. Reviewers comments: Engineering Design Methods is a valuable contribution to the engineering design literature. The engineering design methods presented are those that are of practical significance and the book is a must for anyone wishing to raise the standard of their design work. The design methods are described clearly and succinctly, examples are used to illustrate principles and design strategies are presented that show how the methods are best employed. Professor Graham Thompson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMIST, UK Professor Nigel Cross treatment of Engineering Design is a singularly successful treatment for my courses because it is short and concise enough to be read by virtually all students. Furthermore, his interpretations are open enough to allow the inquiring mind to fill out the picture, incorporating and extending the ideas to fit the reflective designers own needs. Professor Larry Leifer, Stanford Center for Design Reseach, Stanford University, USA This book is an excellent book as a textbook for design methodology both for undergraduate and graduate level Students will gain a firm foundation of design methods from problem definition to design evaluations from this book. Professor Kun-Pyo Lee, Department of Industrial Design, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Required Reading
2018-12-03 Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2019 SDC Publications
ISBN 9781630572235 ISBN-13 1630572233

Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2019 is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SOLIDWORKS by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginner to intermediate SOLIDWORKS user featuring machined, plastic and sheet metal components. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. The book is divided into five sections with 11 projects. Project 1 - Project 6: Explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple and complex parts and assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. Additional techniques include the edit and reuse of features, parts, and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, configurations, SOLIDWORKS 3D ContentCentral and the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. Project 7: Understand Top-Down assembly modeling and Sheet Metal parts. Develop components In-Context with InPlace Mates, along with the ability to import parts using the Top-Down assembly method. Convert a solid part into a Sheet Metal part and insert and apply various Sheet Metal features. Project 8 - Project 9: Recognize SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Intelligent Modeling techniques. Understand a general overview of SOLIDWORKS Simulation and the type of questions that are on the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate - Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA-FEA) exam. Apply design intent and intelligent modeling techniques in a sketch, feature, part, plane, assembly and drawing. Project 10: Comprehend the differences between additive and subtractive manufacturing. Understand 3D printer terminology along with a working knowledge of preparing, saving, and printing CAD models on a low cost printer. Project 11: Review the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) program. Understand the curriculum and categories of the CSWA exam and the required model knowledge needed to successfully take the exam. The author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

Required Reading
2015 Interpreting Engineering Drawings Nelson Education

INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, 8th EDITION offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art training that shows readers how to create professional-quality engineering drawings that can be interpreted with precision in todays technology-based industries. This flexible, user-friendly textbook offers unsurpassed coverage of the theory and practical applications that youll need as readers communicate technical concepts in an international marketplace. All material is developed around the latest ASME drawing standards, helping readers keep pace with the dynamic changes in the field of engineering graphics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Required Reading
2016-06-30 Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics Peachpit Press
ISBN 0134306414 ISBN-13 9780134306414

The 15th edition of Giesecke's Technical Drawing and Engineering Graphics is a comprehensive introduction and detailed reference for creating 3D models and 2D documentation drawings. Expanding on its reputation as a trusted reference, this edition expands on the role that the 3D CAD database plays in design and documentation. The text maintains its excellent integration of illustrations with text and consistent navigational features to make it easy to find and look up important information. This edition illustrates the application of both 3D and 2D technical drawing skills to real-world work practice and integrates drawing skills with CAD use in a variety of disciplines.

Required Reading
Technical Drawings: I.S.O.Standards Handbook Paperback Internat. Org. for Standardization

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Journal Resources


URL Resources

Covered in Computer Aided Design Laboratory

Other Resources

SolidWorks CAD software

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