Course code MašZ4060

Credit points 3

Design of Mechanical Engineering Factory

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation23.01.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Engineering and Energetics

Course developer

author Inženiertehnikas un enerģētikas institūts

Daina Kanaška

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Citi4016, Labour and Civil Protection

Ekon4005, Entrepreneurship I

MašZ4030, Metal Processing I

MašZ4031, Metal Processing II

MašZ4034, Metal Processing Machines I

MašZ4035, Metal Processing Machines II

MašZ4041, Engineering Technology II

MašZ4057, Engineering Technology I

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to get acquainted with the design issues of a mechanical engineering company. Students get acquainted with the issues of design of mechanical engineering company while developing of a new company and in the case of modernization of the existing company, depending on the type of production; also methods of calculation of the amount of personnel, planning techniques of the production area size of workshop and enterprise and different types of organisation of material, production and information flows.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge’s of the principles, sequence and stages of the factory’s design, determination of design goals, determination of volume and size parameters for capital equipment, personnel, production areas, analysis of material flows and choice of work organization form. Assessment - Test 1: Basic principles of design, goals, tasks, course and main stages.
Skills to choose optimal solution from several design solutions of the factory and to justify it’s advantages. Assessment - Test 2: Determination of structural and qualitative parameters of the production object, material flows.

Competence for the design of the engineering factory (workshop), their importance for ensuring of the company's efficiency and competitiveness. Assessment - Home work: Design of X mechanical engineering manufacturing company / unit.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Basic principles of design of manufacturing company, 1h lect.
2. Design tasks and their features, 1h lect.
3. Design process and main stages, 1h lect.
4. Planning of design goals, 1h lect.
5. The research production potential, 1h lect.
6. Development of production program, 1h lect.
7. Requirements for the location of the projected object, 1h lect, 4h practical work.
8. Logistics for concept development, 1h lect, 4h practical work.
Test 1: Basic principles of design, goals, tasks, course and main stages.
9. Sketch design, variants of solution, 1h lect.
10. Determination of structural and qualitative parameters of the object, 1h lect.
11. Choice of means of production, 1h lect.
12. Analysis of material flows, 1h lect.
13. Choice of organization form of production, 1h lect, 4h practical work.
14. Configuration, real planning development, 1h lect.
15. Modeling in process of company design, 1h lect.
Test 2: Determination of structural and qualitative parameters of the production object, material flows.
16. Examples of design of manufacturing companies, 1h lect, 4h practical work.

Home work: Design of X mechanical engineering manufacturing company / unit.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam. Exam task consists of:
- test on theoretical subject acquired in the course;
- practical assignment on the topics acquired in the course.

All tests and homework must be included.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Homework Designing a mechanical engineering company / unit X, the student independently seeks information for the development of homework - both in the branch company where he currently works and in literature sources; develops homework in accordance with the Theme.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The assessment of the study course examination depends on the assessment of the examination task and the cumulative assessment of the study course tests and homework.
The student can successfully pass the test or examination test if at least 50% of the test questions are answered correctly.
The homework and examination practical tasks are evaluated according to the assessment procedure set in the homework or examination practical tasks.
Students who have at least 7 marks in this study course may fail the theoretical test and equate the arithmetic mean of the test scores in the course with the assessment of the theoretical test.
The exam grade is calculated as the arithmetic mean of two exam tasks and the average grade of the semester, which is calculated as the arithmetic mean of the grade tests and homework.

Compulsory reading

1. Vārna J. Ražošanas organizēšana. Apgāds Valters un Rapa, 2004. 294 lpp.
2. Kalpakjan S., Schmid S.R. Manufacturing engineering and technology. - Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010. 1176 pp.
3. Mechanical and Metal Trades Handbook.Europa Lehrmittel, 2005. 420 pp.
4. Mechanical and Metal Trades Handbook, 2nd edition, 2010, Media Print Informationstechnologie, Paderborn, Germany, 420 pp.

5. Проектирование промышленных предприятий: Принципы; методы; практика. - Альпина Бизнес букс; Альпина Публишерюз, 2007. 340 c. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts: 09.02.2018.] Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Avotiņš J. Metālapstrāde. Jelgava: LLU, 2009. 400 lpp.
2. Vērdiņš G., Dukulis I. Materiālu mācība. - Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 240 lpp.

3. Варнеке Х., Брулингер Х.Расчёт затрат для инженеров. - Альпина Бизнес букс, 2008. 305 c. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts: 09.02.2018.] Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. Journal of Quality Technology.
2. Quality Engineerig (Journal).
3. Darba aizsardzības likums: LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts 20.06.2001. Stājas spēkā 01.01.2002. [skatīts: 09.02.2018.] Pieejams:

4. Latvijas Ergonomikas tiešsaistes vietne [tiešsaiste] [skatīts: 09.02.2018.] Pieejams:


Compulsory Course in Professional Bachelor study programme Machine design and Manufacturing.