Mechanical Design Engineering BEng/MEng

Mechanical Design 3 ENG3017

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

To provide grounding in state of the art methods supporting innovative engineering design.


Two hours per week

Excluded Courses





90% Report

10% Oral Assessment & Presentation

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to illustrate, practise and develop an appropriate level of practical knowledge and skill relating to the integrated activities of Innovative Engineering Design and Manufacture.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ use the methods of industrial design practice and develop and present design ideas in a professional manner;

■ employ modern design methods and strategies to generate and evaluate innovative solutions to engineering design and manufacture problems and opportunities;

■ employ CAD and visualisation tools in support of innovative engineering design and manufacture activity;

■ research and assimilate user and market needs;

■ use formal methods to support idea generation and creative thinking;

■ apply human factors to the design of engineering products;

■ apply their acquired innovative engineering design skills and knowledge in an integrated manner via the design and presentation of a product capable of economic manufacture;

■ apply a range of design methods within a design project;

■ use CAD and visualisation tools for design representation.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.