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MSc(Smart Product Design)

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Course Synopsis


Core

M6401 Product Design and Development
Multi-disciplinary approach to product design and development. Product development process and strategies. Need identification and product specifications. Generation and evaluation of ideas and concepts. Product architecture. Product aesthetics and form creation. Product semantics and identity.

M6402 Advanced Microprocessor Applications
Microprocessor architecture and concepts. Microprocessor families. Software building blocks and expansion methods. I/O interfacing and software development tools. Signal Processing in mechatronics

M6404 Advanced Mechanism Design
Overview of mechanism design and simulation. Analytical synthesis. Advanced mechanism synthesis. Computer-aided kinematic modelling and analysis. Computer-aided dynamic modelling and analysis

M6601 Physical Ergonomics in Design
This course focuses on the physical ergonomic aspect of human factors engineering. It covers users-centred design, occupational biomechanics, design of controls, anthropomentry in design, and the influence of physical environment on human performance.

 

Elective

M6102 Advanced Materials Engineering
Metallic materials and composites: metallurgical fundamentals and fracture, copper, stainless steels, advanced composite materials, heat resistant superalloys. Selection and service performance of materials: materials selection in design, materials testing, failure of engineering materials. Polymeric materials: polymer synthesis and classification, engineering polymers, polymer blends, liquid crystalline polymers. Ceramic materials: functional ceramics, optical ceramics, magnetic ceramics, colossal magneto-resistant ceramics, case studies. Superconductors.

M6141 Quality Engineering
Quality concepts, statistical process control, process improvement, design of experiments, reliability, quality management systems and design, product liability. Case studies and examples of industrial applications will be used throughout the course. The course develops an appreciation of advanced quality engineering techniques and a perception of how quality can be built into all stages of a product life cycle.

M6303 Fundamentals of Precision Engineering
History of precision engineering. Principles and definitions of precision machine design. State-of-the-art in research, prototyping and full production from ultra precision machining through micro-engineering, microelectronics and molecular manipulation. Application of displacement transducers to machines and instruments. Tolerance technology.

M6421 Advanced Design for Manufacturing
DFM principles and strategies. Classification system for manual, automatic and robotic assemblies. Evaluation of assembled parts. Analysing products for high-speed automatic assembly. Procedure for redesign. Design of parts for feeding and orienting. Vibratory and non-vibratory feeders. QFD process. Reliability analysis for product design. Selection of materials and processes. Design for repair and recycling.

M6423 Prototype and Rapid Prototyping
Introduction to prototyping. Soft and virtual prototyping. Fundamentals of rapid prototyping. Rapid prototyping systems. Rapid prototyping data format. Applications of rapid prototyping.

M6605 Human Factors Experimental Design
This course will cover introduction and research design process, experimental design methods, supplemental data collection methods, interpreting and reporting experimental results, statistical basics and linear regression, and analysis methods for human factors research.     

M6607 Accident Causation and Safety Management
The course gives a broad overview of models of accident causation, individual and cognitive factors in causing accidents, organizational issues and safety and health management. 

M6802 Engineering Measurements
Advanced principles of measurements which examine the static and dynamic characteristics of instruments. The design of measurements system through the application of sensing and signal conditioning elements for data acquisition. Overview of the operations of some specialised measurements systems which have important industrial applications. Advanced principles of measurements which examine the static and dynamic characteristics of instruments. The design of measurements system through the application of sensing and signal conditioning elements for data acquisition. Overview of the operations of some specialised measurements systems which have important industrial applications.

M6913 Systems and Project Management
This course will introduce the project management body of knowledge and its relation to systems engineering and management. The course will focus on systems approach to project organization, initiation, planning and control, life cycle costing, project budgeting, resource planning and scheduling, scope management, integration management, risk management and cost management. Case studies on the topic will be presented and discussed in class. Students will also develop case studies and present them in class.