Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics BEng/MEng

Mechanical Design 2 ENG2016

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course further develops the students' knowledge base and skills with respect to the methods and tools used to support the engineering design process.  It also covers commonly used machine elements, including but not limited to machine elements used for the design project.


1 lecture per week

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements


Recommended Entry Requirements


Excluded Courses





60% Report

20% Written Assignment

20% Oral Assessment and Presentation

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ further develop the students' knowledge base and skills with respect to the methods and tools used to support the engineering design process;

■ discover and appreciate the importance of team working for managing engineering product design projects in an industrial context.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ develop engineering drawing and CAD skills in an industrial context;

■ explain the need for physical models and prototypes in aiding product design;

■ use engineering science calculations/analyses for embodiment design of products;

■ explain the holistic nature of design and the consequences of this for communication in an organisation of the state of designing;

■ describe a range of machine elements available for mechanical design and to use specify them using a range of calculation and other methods;

■ describe multiple disciplines in the design of an engineering product and how they interact with each other.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the 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.