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Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2023-2024 (archived)

Module ENGI2201: Engineering Design 2

Department: Engineering

ENGI2201: Engineering Design 2

Type Tied Level 2 Credits 20 Availability Available in 2023/24 Module Cap Location Durham
Tied to H100
Tied to H103


  • ENGI1131 (Electromagnetism and Manufacture)


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • The course will teach students about various aspects of the design process (i) through a series of lectures covering the principles of design and project management and (ii) through an extended design project where these principles can be put into practice.


  • Engineering design process including concept generation, embodiment and detailed design stages;
  • Teamwork & conducting project meetings;
  • Importance of project management for career progression & customising the project management administration level;
  • Project scoping, planning incl. WBS, Gantt charts and critical path analysis, project monitoring and controlling; Risk and contingency management for projects;
  • Engineering design elements and durability;
  • Sustainability and its impact on engineering design.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Students will have a knowledge of concept generation, the embodiment and detail design process;
  • Students will learn how mechanics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, electrical and electronic concepts are applied in engineering design;
  • Students will have a knowledge of project management including planning and costing.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Students will have experienced the specification and selection of materials, structural and machine elements, through their project work;
  • Students will recognise the design characteristics of a range of structural and machine components;
  • Students will be able to apply project management concepts to managing and planning their design projects.
Key Skills:
  • Students will have first-hand experience of team-working inherent in any group project;
  • Students will have presentation skills in pitching their design to a potential "customer";
  • Students will have report writing skills.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Engineering Design is taught through (i) a programme of lectures on Design and Project Management and (ii) a substantial group design project which provides supervised, experience based learning. Each student group is supervised by a tutor team comprising an external (industrial) supervisor and an internal (academic) supervisor who they meet in weekly Design Seminars. The assessment of this element is based upon the following elements: a feasibility report, oral group project presentation, a final design report, quality of final design, project management and team-work.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Design & project management lectures 6 2 per week 1 Hour 12
Design seminars 17 1 per week 2 Hours 34
Project group work, preparation and reading 154
Total 200

Summative Assessment

Component: Assessment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Presentation 10% Yes
Design Project Assessment 90% None

Formative Assessment:


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University