MEEN40250 Design and Innovation

Academic Year 2021/2022

The module focuses on the design process, in particular the early stages. Students will work in groups on a trimester-long design project, from defining a problem, through concept design, to final presentation of a detailed solution.

This module is only offered to students on the Master of Engineering Management programme; it is not available for Erasmus or other study abroad students.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:·(1) Outline management strategies to manage the product development process(2) Develop a Product Concept into a proven Commercialisable Product/Service(3) IIdentify Common Mistakes that arise during product development(4) Articulate best practices to minimise the occurrence of Common Mistakes (5) Describe design tools and techniques to optimise the Product Design Process(6) Use forward looking Technology Assessment/Forecasting Techniques(7) Identify and Protect Intellectual Property generated in Product Development(8) Complete a comprehensive Assignment to develop a new Product/Service

Indicative Module Content:

Design Process Life Cycle Models
Identifying Stakeholder Needs
Functional Requirements
Concept Generation and Selection
Detailed Design
Product Specifications
Product Architecture
Intellectual Property.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Project-based learning;
Peer and group work;
Reflective learning;
Student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Design and Innovation (EEME40020)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Group and individual assignments related to the semester-long project. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components

Not yet recorded

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
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Each week, the module coordinator meets with the student teams to provide feedback on recent work and advice for the week ahead. An online feedback system is used throughout the semester.

Name Role
Ms Martina Moyne 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) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 17:00 - 18:50