Title MC4VED Mass Customization for Vocational Education
Project Number DE/09/LLP-LdV/TOI/147203
Product Basic Car – Mechanical engineering module, Deltion College, Zwolle, NL
Title Basic Car – Mechanical engineering module, Deltion College, Zwolle, NL
Product Type modules
This module describes the subject matter of the first eight weeks of this programme in the basic mechanical engineering unit.
Two weeks of this unit were spent on the “basic car”, focusing primarily on the axles, the wheels and the mechanical propulsion system. Actually one week was available for this part of the unit, but there was an overlap with mechatronics.
Then there were six weeks during which the basic car was not the focus of the mechanical engineering hours. In these weeks a number of basic mechanical engineering skills were covered. Corresponding modules were Mechatronics, Fitting, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Battery-powered Propulsion, Industrial design.
Introduction to this module:
The students worked on a basic module for the first eight weeks of this programme.
This module familiarised them with the various programmes in the cluster.
Those who were still not sure which programme would suit best had eight weeks to decide according to their demands.
The intention was that they took on this project enthusiastically. The project was the basis for all of the programmes and was therefore part of the course schedule.
Once they had completed this project, they had already earned the first 7.5 study points in their programme.
Target group Cohort 2010-2011 Engineering Programme 4 94421, Deltion College, Zwolle, NL
The result was a “Basic Car” according to student groups' own specifications.
The idea was that to have the car completed after the first eight weeks of the course. The car was then presented during the first introduction evening to students' parents at Deltion College.
The following work processes and competencies were related to the project:
Core task / Work process – Engineering
Core task 1:
- Design products or systems
1.1 Collect and process design data
1.2 Produce designs
1.3 Choose materials and parts
Core task 2:
- Prepare production work
2.2 Make a drawing or drawing package
2.3 Organise people and resources
Core task 3:
- Supervise production work
3.4 Deliver work
- Decide and initiate activities
- Give instructions
- Cooperate and discuss
- Formulate and report
- Apply expertise
- Use materials and resources
- Plan and organise
- Deliver quality
- Follow instructions and procedures.
Area of application The module can be used in the professional disciplines of Mechatronics,Fitting, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Design.
Product Languages English