MSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMDME501
Course Unit DetailsMSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design (Required Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand the concepts of design for manufacturing.
  2. Define product specification and standardization.
  3. Improve selection methods of materials and shape.
  4. Understand designing rules for manufacturing and assembly processes.
  5. Improve design methods for quality, reliability and optimization.
  6. Develop new approaches to managing design and manufacturing processes.
  7. Define the components of product design and manufacturing processes and their relationships from concept to customer.
  8. Define the design management process and how manufacturing can be successfully. brought to the market place to satisfy customers in an effective manner.
  9. Undertake a methodical approach to the design and product development.
  10. Use new designing methods and manufacturing processes during development of products.
  11. Combine the theoretical and practical knowledge in order to plan carefully the designing and manufacturing of new products.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·       Need Identification and Problem Definition

·       Concept Generation and Evaluation

·       Embodiment Design

·       Properties of Engineering Materials

·       Selection of Materials

·       Selection of Shapes

·       Review of Manufacturing Processes

·       Design for Casting

·       Design for Bulk Deformation Processes

·       Design for Sheet Metal Forming Processes

·       Design for Machining

·       Design for Powder Metallurgy

·       Design for Polymer Processing

·       Review of Assembly Processes

·       Design for Quality

·       Design for Reliability

·       Approach to Robust Design

·       Design for Optimization

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Manufacturing Engineering and technology, Six Edition, Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid, Prentice Hall
  • Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials, Fifth Edition, Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid, Prentice Hall
  • The Mechanical Design Process, David G. Ullman, McGraw-Hill
  • Engineering Design, George Dieter, Linda C. Schmidt, McGraw-Hill
  • The Mechanical Design Process, David G. Ullman, McGraw-Hill
  • Engineering Design, George Dieter, Linda C. Schmidt, McGraw-Hill
  • Kevin Otto, Product Design, Techniques in Reverse Engineering and New Product Development, Kristin Wood, 2001
  • Karl T. Ulrich, Steven D. Eppinger, Product Design and Development, McGraw-Hill 3rd ed. 2004
  • Rudolph J. Eggert, Engineering Design, Prentice Hall, 2005
  • Ansel C. Ugural, Mechanical Design, An Integrated Approach, Mcgraw Hill, 2004
  • Ch. R. Mischke, J. Edward, Mechanical Engineering Design, McGraw-Hill, 7th Edition, 2004
  • Barry Hyman, Fundamentals of Engineering Design, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003
  • Steve K. Howell, Engineering Design and Problem Solving, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002
  • Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M. Marshek, Fundamental of Machines Components Design, McGraw-Hill, 2000
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The taught of course is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks. Furthermore theoretical principles are explained by means of specific examples and solution of specific problems.

Individual or small group modelling performed with the use of common industrial packages such as Solidworks, Cosmos, MDesign.

Project: Analyze and optimize a real case study. Investigate the influence of all factors described in the case study.
Assessment methods and criteria
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO