Mechatronics BEng/MEng

Design and Manufacture 3 ENG3035

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The course will introduce techniques for material selection in mechanical design with an emphasis on environmental aspects.  The student's knowledge of manufacturing processes will be extended both in breadth and depth, this will include methods of creating permanent joints, extrusion of materials, moulding and surface coatings.


2 lectures per week

Excluded Courses





80% Written Exam

20% Report: report on second materials selection lab

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ gain an understanding of materials selection techniques to optimise selection for manufacturing and end use;

■ extend the student's knowledge of material properties and their impact on manufacturing, component design and the environment;

■ introduce permanent joining processes including welding and adhesive bonding and further expand the student's knowledge of production processes.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ select materials and manufacturing processes for engineering components using a variety of methods;

■ describe the relationship between material properties and manufacturing process or final product material requirements;

■ assess lifetime environmental impact as part of material selection;

■ select appropriate permanent joining techniques for use with ferrous, non-ferrous and polymer materials;

■ select appropriate permanent joining techniques to give desired end product properties;

■ describe the principles of permanent joint design for welded and bonded joints and calculate their strengths;

■ explain a wide variety of manufacturing techniques (building on knowledge from previous courses) with additional in depth coverage of rotation moulding, extrusion and surface coatings.

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.