This coursework aims to develop a number of key capabilities required in the mechanical product innovation process. Specifically these include: creativity, management, experimental methods, analysis and synthesis, and the application of information technology tools. The aim will be met by tackling a product innovation project based on satisfying a requirement associated with a mechanical application.
This Individual coursework utilises a commonly available car accessory and provides the opportunity to select, justify and specify a prototype for your alternative design.
This will require students to draw from their knowledge of all modules covered in level 1 and 2 of their degree programme so far.
Working individually you should produce a detailed solution and validation for an alternative to a passenger vehicle scissor jack (http://www.eurocarparts.com/Scissor-Jacks). Your solution should demonstrate an innovative approach to solving the problem and the solution should be easily stowable in the vehicle without significantly reducing the available load space.