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Elective Modules (Level 5) - Mechanical Engineering

Elective Modules (Level 5) - Mechanical Engineering

Business Management Techniques (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Business Management Techniques (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Description

The aims of the module are to provide an introduction to the role, principles and application of management accounting in the planning, decision making and control of engineering projects, and to develop an awareness of the needs of project planning and scheduling; to develop numerical skills in the context of management accounting and to be able to communicate quantitative and qualitative information in a variety of contexts.

Assessment
The in-course assessment will take the form of a series of elements of assessment generally comprising 5-10 questions. It will assess their ability to research, interpret and analyse a problem and to produce a workable solution.

Module Tutor: Stephen Brown
Tel: +44 (0)1642 384444
Email: s.brown@tees.ac.uk

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Engineering Design (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Engineering Design (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Description

This module gives students an opportunity to experience the process of carrying out a design project and the production of a design report containing specifications in accordance with given customer requirements. A key aim of the module will be to enable students to appreciate that design involves synthesising parameters which affect the eventual design solution.

Assessment
Element 1, which will take the form of a design specification, will cover the key elements of design, the selection of a design method, and justification for it.

Element 2 will cover the selection of appropriate computer-based technology and the application of a range of communication methods in the production and presentation of a design report


Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Engineering Thermodynamics (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Engineering Thermodynamics (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Description

This module introduces students to the principles and laws of thermodynamics and their application to engineering systems. The module covers system definition, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, heat engine cycles, the measurement of engine performance and the layout and performance of steam plant.

Assessment
Elements 1, 2, 3 and 4 consist of a small number of questions (typically 4-6) which require a blend of short descriptive answers including the reproduction of diagrams; numerical calculations requiring the interpretation of technical descriptions and the identification and use of relevant formulae, tables and charts.


Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Plant Services (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Plant Services (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Description

This module introduces the relevant physical and chemical principles for use in the evaluation of the production, distribution and use of each of the common plant services such as steam, air and refrigeration services.

Assessment
Elements 1, 2, 3 and 4 each consist of a small number of questions (typically 4-6) which require a blend of short descriptive answers including the reproduction of diagrams; numerical calculations requiring the interpretation of technical descriptions and the identification and use of relevant formulae, tables and charts


Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Safety Engineering (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Safety Engineering (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Description

This module covers the fundamentals of contemporary Safety Engineering as applied to industrial processes. It consists of an introduction to the terminology, the nature and treatment of hazards, hazard analysis, risk assessment, emergency procedures and the application of protective measures associated with various hazards The main aims of the module are to provide a firm foundation for work in Safety Engineering and to act a basis for more advanced studies of safety practices.

Assessment
The in-course assessment will take the form of a series of elements of assessment generally comprising 5-10 questions designed to assess the students’ ability to investigate, interpret and analyse a problem and to produce a workable solution.

Module Tutor: Stephen Brown
Tel: +44 (0)1642 384444
Email: s.brown@tees.ac.uk

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Statistical Process Control (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Statistical Process Control (15 credits) - HND Mechanical Engineering / MGHND-OL

Description

This module will provide you with background knowledge and understanding of Statistical Process Control by explaining its underpinning statistical methods and providing the essential key tools used in SPC such as Pareto Analysis, Control Charts and inspection and sampling techniques. It is also shown how the method of SPC is applied in quality management techniques such as Six Sigma.

Module tutor: Derek Casson
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342526 
Email: d.casson@tees.ac.uk

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