Product Design

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Product Design

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In this module students will draw on their knowledge gained in semesters 1 to 4 in Mechanical and electronic design, software engineering and other supporting modules to design a simple engineering product/device as a group activity. The design specified in the portfolio from semester 1 is then built and tested in semester 2. There is some facility for redesign based on risk analysis and prototype testing in semester two prior to full implementation of the design.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Produce a Product Design Specification for an engineering design problem.
    2. Break a problem down into its component parts prior to conceptualising possible solutions.
    3. Choose an optimum solution from their own concepts using appropriate analysis techniques.
    4. Integrate the various components of their design into an overall final design including full component drawings and material specifications.
    5. Perform a risk analysis, verification and validation of their final design.
    6. Work in an efficient manner as a team.
    7. Project Management
    8. Conduct prototype testing.
    9. Realise a fuctional protoype from fully specied design drawings.
    10. Adapt and optimise a design based on results from experiments.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.