MGTE 21022


Status : Core Pre-requisite : G.C.E. (A/L) Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe principles and techniques of measurement
  • Formulate design requirements and specifications for engineering a product
  • Apply concepts of value engineering for evaluating cost-effectiveness in terms of security, reliability, safety and performance of a product
  • Describe applications of engineering sciences relating to properties of materials, thermodynamics, digital systems and logic circuits.

Basic measurements, measuring methods, measurement uncertainty and error, types of measuring instruments and sensors, statistical control of processes.

Phases of product design and development, concepts of conceptual, parametric and industrial design using basic principles of engineering sciences, value engineering in product design and improvement, designing for performance and reliability during technical life cycle of product.

Properties of engineering materials and their selection, applications of thermodynamics in consumer products and production systems.

Principles of digital systems, analogue to digital conversion, applications of logic circuits and logical controls, types of sensors for data capture. Systems for control, feedback.

Lectures, case discussions and assignments.

End of course unit examination, case study presentations and group assignments.

  1. Pfeifer, T (2012).Production Metrology, Oldenbourg Verlag Munchen Wien
  2. Harms, H R and Kroon, DK (2007). Production Systems Technology. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
  3. Srivastava, P K (2004).Programmable Logic Controllers with Applications. BPB publications.