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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Mechanical, Medical & Aero Engineering Short Name: ENG1058
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: XU W Dr (M, M & A Eng)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Spring Semester
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment



Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)


Workshop practices






Engineering Drawing and CAD






Design test






Sustainability coursework






Qualifying Condition(s) 



A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.



Module Overview


This HE1 module covers four major and important areas directly relevant to the engineering design. There are design principles engineering drawings and CAD, basic manufacturing skill and practices, and sustainability of engineering design. Each area will be delivered in different ways but the knowledge and skills learnt are essential for student working on the design project in the following semester. This module provides a comprehensive overview of engineering design and the necessary skills to carry out the an engineering design and  manufacturing of the final product upon specific requirement from customer.

Normal entry requirements for degree course in Engineering
Module Aims

To provide students with:


An understanding of the skills and knowledge in design and sustainability to participate in engineering product development. And introduce the basic engineering practices in component manufacture including actual the operation of machine tools. Introduce students to the environmental and social constraints that need to be considered by engineers and to put engineering in its global context and thereby to provide students with the conceptual understanding they will need to pursue professional careers.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, you will be able to


a) Communicate ideas of the shape and form of components through drawings generated by manual and computer methods


b) Using CAD software to create 3D mechanical component and assembly models and produce corresponding engineering drawings.


c) Understand the principles of the design process and the materials and components used and apply the principles in real applications such as the Design-make-evaluate project in the following semester.
d) Gain rudimentary skills and knowledge in basic workshop practice and will understand the need for the formal organisation of engineering production and be able to plan and undertake the manufacture phase of the Design-make-evaluate project.


e) Demonstrate knowledge of the interactions and integration management between engineering systems, environmental and bio-systems and socio-economic enterprise systems in sustainable development


Module Content

Lecture content:-


Orthographic projection, sections, assembly drawings, sketching techniques, isometric projection.  Drawing office practice, dimensioning, limits & fits,  example of tolerancing. 


Mechanical assemblies:


Introduction to design and design management.


The design process,  design specification,  rational design choices,  design for form, strength and safety. 


Case Studies in Component Design & Production: liquid route processing, solid state route processing, bicycle wheels, drinks containers



Engineering Drawing Exercises:


Drawing exercises, the solution of set examples on the principles of projection and drawing by freehand methods.



CAD Assignments:


Computer Aided Design, the solution of set examples in design using CAD software.


“In-class” assignment on component design.



Workshop sessions to cover the following processes and machine operations:


Appreciation of machine tool capabilities and costs


Centre, capstan, turret and automatic lathes


Shaper, slotter, planing machine, broaches


Horizontal, vertical and universal milling machines, jig borer


Cylindrical, surface and centreless grinders: laps and hones


NC and CNC systems: machining centres


Gear cutting, finishing and measurement


Jigs and fixtures


Press tools


Transfer machines and link lines


Limits and fits, standards, metrology, geometric measurement and surface texture measurement: automatic size control


Advanced welding techniques (MIG, TIG, electron beam)


Production of engineering components in polymers and in composite materials


Special techniques, production considerations in design, NDT, heat treatment, protective treatments etc.


Jigs and fixtures


Press tools


Transfer machines and link lines


Limits and fits, standards, metrology, geometric measurement and surface texture measurement: automatic size control


Advanced welding techniques (MIG, TIG, electron beam)



Substantiality: 10 lectures


Introducing Sustainability


Total Factor Productivity


Maximum Sustainable Yield


Consumption: Ecological Footprint


Energy systems and sustainability


Economics and sustainability


Assessing sustainability


Practising sustainability


Case study


Methods of Teaching/Learning

20 hours design lectures, 12 hours engineering drawing exercise plus “open book” online test during each session, 18 hours CAD exercises and assignment, 40 hours workshop practice and 60 hours of independent learning. Substantiality (semester 2): 10 lectures and 40 hours independent learning.


Selected Texts/Journals

Essential reading

(Hard copies will be provided and PDF files are available on Ulearn)

Engineering drawing manual  for ENG1058

Engineering Drawing exercise books for ENG1058

CAD manual for ENG1058


Required reading

Engineering Design Principles by Ken Hurst, ISBN-10: 0340598298

Mechanical Design by Peter R N Childs ISBN-10: 0340692367

Manual of Engineering Drawing: Technical Product Specification and Documentation to British and International Standards by Colin Simmons, Dennis Maguire, and Neil,

Engineering Drawing with CAD Applications by O. Ostrowsky

Engineering Drawing Problems Workbook (Series 4) for Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics by Paige R. Davis and Karen Renee Juneau


Recommended reading

Design and Component Production (A reference guide for engineering students), available on Ulearn

Kiely G, Environmental Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 1997. (ISBN 00770 91272)

Azapagic A, Perdan S and Clift R (eds.), Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Wiley, 2004.

Morse, S. (2010). Sustainability: A biological perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, . 288 pages. ISBN 978 0 52183 533 6.


Last Updated
1 October 2010