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Course module: 202300053
Project Design of a Mechanical Tool & Academic Skills 1
Course infoSchedule
Course module202300053
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personing. T.G.M. Krone
ir. W. de Kogel - Polak
ing. T.G.M. Krone
Contactperson for the course
ing. T.G.M. Krone
M.J.B. Moester
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 1 B-ME
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Systematic design, afterwards students are able to:
  • Analyze a design problem
  • Recognize and apply the phase of the design process
  • Generate concepts and motivate the choice of the final concept
  • Develop a concept to a detailed design, taking into account the dimensioning, material choice and manufacturability
  • Build a prototype based on self-made drawings and work preparation for in the workshop
  • Test and evaluate the prototype
  • Work in a team
Academic skills
Afterwards the students are able to:
  • Hold an effective meeting including making minutes
  • Present their own work in a professional manner
  • Setup a basic project organization including a group contract, professional communication and planning
  • Reflect on the quality of the teamwork and make adaptations to the project organization accordingly
  • Reflect on their motivation to become a mechanical engineer
  • Reflect on their academic writing skills in English
  • Explain what types of assessments are used in the ME programme and how to prepare for the different assessment types

This is a part of module 1, ME 1 Design and Manufacturing of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering. See here for the complete description of the module.

Systematic design
In specific project lectures the basics of the methodical design process will be discussed. Think about a step-by-step plan (the design phases), analyzing, concept generating, concept selection, , detailing and prototyping.
Academic skills

In a workshop and individual assignment, the students reflect on their motivation for becoming a mechanical engineer and work on their academic writing skills in English. Further lectures and workshops are scheduled to explain and practice several skills necessary to work in a project team. The tutor guides the students through the meeting process and helps to optimize. The students have to present their work twice during the project and write a report on their design, but technical report writing is not the focus of this module.

This course can only be taken by ME students.
Module 1
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Exam project

Academic Skills

Statica assignment related to project

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