MEEN20060 Mechanical Engineering Design I

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module covers a wide range of mechanical engineering design subjects, including technical drawing, free-hand sketching, Computer Aided Design and machine component and system design. Each week during the trimester, students will work on individual or group homework assignments consisting of sketching, CAD, and design tasks. Weekly practical sessions serve as optional drop-in "office hours" where students can get advice and feedback on the assignments.

Module Syllabus - specific topics:
1. Computer aided design and drafting
2. Technical drawings
3. Tolerances, limits and fits
4. Linkages
5. Gears
6. Motors
7. Shafts, Bearings, Belts, and Fixtures
8. Structural elements and failure theories

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Use international technical specification standards to produce detailed 1st and 3rd angle projection drawings of components and assemblies. Recognise and use correct drafting symbols and methods. Specify limits and fits and also geometric tolerances.
2. Design and draw machine components such as bolts, springs, seals, bearings and gears.
3. Use computer aided design software to create and improve components and products.
4. Design mechanical transmission systems.
5. Develop design solutions to general problems of a mechanical nature.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures will cover fundamental mechanical topics and will include in-class exercises and activities.
Worked examples of mechanical design problems will be provided to support self-directed study by students.
Frequent homework assignments will require students to apply their knowledge to design activities throughout the module.
Weekly "office hours" will provide opportunities for students to get advice and feedback on their homework. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Stage 1 Engineering

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Portfolio: Set of Engineering Sketches, Drawings and Designs. Also in-class tests. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Aisling Ní Annaidh Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33 Mon 13:00 - 14:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 15:00 - 16:50
Practical Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 15:00 - 16:50