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Unit Code: PEB601

Unit Name: Design Project I

Description: This unit introduces the practice of engineering design. You will complete a system design proposal on a given complex engineering problem that exposes you to the conceptualization, analysis, synthesis, testing, and documentation of an engineering system. You will need to consider design issues such as modularity, testability, reliability, and economy. You will apply the engineering principles that you learn in other units in the programmeme to analyse your engineering design and to develop testing procedures to validate your system. You will use laboratory instruments and prototyping facilities to develop hands-on skills to demonstrate viability of your proposed engineering solution. In your design, you will need to show how you comply with legislative and professional ethics requirement. The given complex engineering problem will involve engineering design from all three engineering disciplines (civil, mechanical and electrical engineering). You are required to form teams across all three disciplines and contribute to the system design accordingly. Examples of complex engineering problems include mass commuting system between Suva and Nadi, off shore wind farm, distributed hydro scheme, geothermal power system, emergency flood control, unified water supply system. The course is project based learning supported by lectures and tutorials to strengthen your knowledge in the engineering design process. You will be assessed on the unit learning outcomes through a number of assessments individually and in groups.

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Prerequisite: N/A

Prerequisite Sentence: None

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 2