This module focuses on the core methodologies required to design various machines and machine parts.This module introduces students to the theory behind Simple and compound machines, reliability of a system, gearing and gear ratio theory, spring decision and design criteria. Machine Design also introduces the students to some 3D printing for assembly. This helps introduce and develop the students’ 3D modelling skills.

This module is significantly engineering based and thus a good foundation in Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate Maths would put students at a slight advantage.

 All material is presented and explained in tutorials to bridge this gap should it present itself. Beginners level Solidworks is desirable but not necessary for this module.

Contact Information

sciencetech@nuigalway.ie

https://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/adult-and-continuing-education-courses/science-technology-studies-degree.html

Please select Undergrad CPD in Science & Technology – CPB1 when making your online application.

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