Mechatronics BEng/MEng

Design and Manufacture 1 ENG1015

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces students to typical parts and components found in mechanical engineering systems, such as bearing, shaft, valve, gears, pumps.  The course also includes an introduction to applications and working environments, principal materials, forming and joining processes, including fasteners, and manufacturing system.


1 lecture per week

Excluded Courses






90% Examination

10% Coursework: 2 Engineering Practice exercises



In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ introduce the students to the basic parts and components of mechanical systems and their manufacture for engineering applications;

■ develop the students' awareness of the role of engineers in engineering environments.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ identify and describe typical engineering components of mechanical systems;

■ specify and select components for engineering applications;

■ describe the relationship between function, materials and manufacture of basic engineering components;

■ select the appropriate materials and manufacturing processes for simple engineering components;

■ describe manufacturing organisations and manufacturing systems using the correct terminology.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.