Design for Manufacture for Product Design (H7134)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module introduces you to the principles, methodologies and techniques of the best practice known in the Engineering and Product Design disciplines as 'Design for Manufacture.' Through this module, you will gain exposure to concepts of industrial engineering, operations management, materials and processes, product design, quality control, and sustainability.

In addition, you will gain an understanding of how these factors have an impact on the manufacturing feasibility of a product. Topics covered include: tolerancing, process capability, production types, product design specification, rapid manufacturing, industrial standards, sustainable design, technical drawing, cost estimation, and project planning.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 34 hours of contact time and about 116 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.


This module is offered on the following courses: