MEEN2005W Design 1

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module covers a wide range of mechanical engineering design subjects, including Computer Aided Design, materials analysis, component deign and system design.

In addition to lectures, the students spend practical sessions in the design laboratory getting practical experience of mechanical design problem solving, computer aided modelling, design and components selection, under either individual independent work or teamwork environment.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Design simple machines, linkage mechanisms, gear trains.
2. Design and model machine components such as springs, screws and fasteners, bearings and gears, shafts.
3. Use computer aided design software to create and improve components and products design.
4. Develop design solutions to general problems of a mechanical nature.
5. Improve design capability in both independent work and teamwork.

Indicative Module Content:

1. Computer aided design, solid and surface modelling, explosion view and animation.
2. Design of engineering components: springs, bearings, shafts, gears, screws.
3. Design of power/motion transmission systems.
4. Design of gear trains, simple machines, linkage mechanisms, selection of motors and actuators.
5. Materials analysis.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Autonomous Student Learning - 70 hrs

Lectures - 24 hrs

Practical - 26 hrs

Total - 120 hrs
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
(MEEN2006W), (MEEN20080)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: individual assignments Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: FInal Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Group Project: Team-work project Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

1. Machine Design: An Integrated Approach, by Robert L. Norton
2. Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, by Richard Budynas and Keith Nisbett
Name Role
Dean Meng Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
kai zhang Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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