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Course module: 201900022
Design Engineering
Course infoSchedule
Course module201900022
Credits (ECTS)1.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
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Lecturer K. Nizamis
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Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksPart of Semester 2 B-ME (UT-VU)
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
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  • Distinguish and define different design process models and methods.
  • Describe and discuss the relations between design process models and methods and the context in which they are employed.
  • Select and apply the appropriate design process models and methods, given a project context.
  • Describe and discuss mainstream design process methods.
  • Apply and reflect on the added value of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in a project context.
  • Apply and reflect on the added value of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) in a project context.
  • Apply and reflect on the added value of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in a project context.
  • Discuss the selection of appropriate CAD tools and discuss how choices in design process methods and models can influence the quality of design outcomes and design processes.
This is a part of Semester 2 of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (UT-VU) See here for the compete description of this semester.

DESIGN ENGINEERING is the second course in the DESIGN & MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING learning line. The course addresses the capability to employ suitable design method(ologie)s, tools and techniques in the appropriate industrial context. With that, the course explores the different types of existing design approaches and contextualizes these in terms of the company, the type of product being developed, the type of development project and the capability/capacity of the engineers involved. After all, a large multinational in the automotive industry develops products in a different manner than a small local engineering company does. Such differences do not only address design methods, but they are equally significant for the way in which companies employ e.g. CAD/CAPP/PLM/CAQ tools and especially for how companies select such tools. As a case study, the course will elaborate on the differences between a number of 3D modelling tools (such as SolidWorks and Siemens NX) in relation to the way in which product development processes and design trajectories are organized. In this, the relation between the design method, tools, techniques and the quality of both the resulting product and the development process is elaborated upon.

Please note: This course takes place in Amsterdam and is only accessible for BSc UT-VU ME students.
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering-VU
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offered on canvas
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Presence dutyYes

Assignments and Written test

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