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Unit information: Electromechanical Design and Manufacturing Principles in 2022/23

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Unit name Electromechanical Design and Manufacturing Principles
Unit code EENG10003
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Mr. Hopkins
Open unit status Not open
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School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Unit Information

This unit is a project-based unit with some early lecture-based teaching, assessed entirely through coursework.

The unit provides students with the basic analysis tools and design knowledge necessary to tackle the design of an electro-mechanical problem. The unit will introduce design tools and analysis methodologies applicable across the electrical and mechanical interface. 

Students will be set a design task related to an electro-mechanical system employing the design/drawing skills and knowledge of manufacture methods taught earlier to reinforce and apply the concepts covered by other units, in a synoptic assessment. . This will enable them to create links between engineering disciplines and apply their knowledge to work to a design brief/specification.

Working in small groups each group will be required to produce design calculations for the problem set and then manufacture and experimentally validate this design.

Students will then be required to submit a joint report detailing their design calculations, drawing, experimental finding, critical appraisal, and reflection, forming the basis of the summative assessment.

Your learning on this unit

Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. Use previous taught theory to interpret a requirements statement and come up with design specifications
  2. Keep records of design/laboratory work
  3. Model the electro-mechanical (or other cross-disciplinary) process in an appropriate manner
  4. Design components to an appropriate standard and select suitable manufacturing techniques
  5. Communicate design ideas/concepts, parts and assemblies in a form that can be manufactured by a technical workshop
  6. Take appropriate measurements, and analyse results
  7. Explain limitations of their designs, compromises on cost, performance and complexity

How you will learn

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, sketching/drawing/design workshops and self-directed exercises.

How you will be assessed

The unit will be assessed through two summative assessments.

  • Lab book Hand-in (40%) – All ILOs
  • Group Report (60%) – All ILOs


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.