Component Construction

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to give an insight into a broad range of issues in relation to the construction of product details regarding production, assembly, durability, use, expression, distribution and disposal/recycling as integrated in construction and material choices of products or a product line. The students learn to apply these principles by systematic and concurrent inclusion of appropriate methods and system. The students get insight into various product configurations with the use of both traditional and new manufacturing processes and materials and learn to create new combinations in an integrated process.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of theory and practical solutions on appropriate detailing in relation to a broad variety of materials and constructions in general available from existing databases
  • Must be able to account for and evaluate the typical and state of the art principles for appropriate design of details in plastic, metal and other relevant materials
  • Must be able to account for and reflect on the general principles for the exploration of critical aspects concerning the design of the detail and the general construction layout in relation to construction, production, assembly/disassembly issues and use

Skills

  • Must be able to use data bases, research and structured data collection to get knowledge on smart detailing in relation to a broad variety of materials and constructions
  • Must be able to analyse typical and state of the art principles for the construction of smart construction details in plastic, metal and other relevant materials and communicate these in clear form
  • Must be able to use general principles for the exploration of critical aspects concerning the design of the detail and the general construction layout in relation to construction, production and use

Competences

  • Must be able to find and analyse critical aspects concerning the construction and design of product details and their relation to a wide range of product layouts and to integrate their findings in a new product construction, where critical aspects on materials, manufacturing, user experience and durability have been handled and designed into an integrated product

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examComponent Construction
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKomponentkonstruktion
Module codeAODITM1K162
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design