01 Engineering Design and Ethics

Level 4 - Online Engineering Course Unit

Unit Aim

The aim of this online engineering course unit is to introduce you to the basics of engineering design principles. You will understand how engineering design is managed, from customer design specifications, through to the development of a technical design report.

You will gain key engineering skills such as generating idea concepts, design modelling, and the basic processes to allow for appropriate designs for manufacture.

Following this, you will cover skills for presenting and communicating your design to a customer via presentations and reports.

Finally, you will cover engineering design in the wider society, including the ethics and frameworks that govern design around the world.

Learning Outcomes

During this unit, you will cover the below four learning outcomes:

LO1. Understand how customers deliver their engineering requirements through the use of a design brief, and subsequently derive an appropriate engineering design specifications
LO2. Develop technical solutions to a design specification.
LO3. Create and present an industry standard technical design report.
LO4. Explain the ethics and frameworks that govern design around the world.