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.


57%: Practical (Laboratory)
43%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Group submission (written))

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: