'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'

Charles Eames

'To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'
Milton Glaser

HNC / D Engineering design resources:

1. Prepare an engineering design specification in response to a stakeholder’s design brief and requirements.



Project brief for engineering design HNC /D
Stillage Project Schools 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [189.5 KB]
HNC Eng design ass1.docx
Microsoft Word document [73.4 KB]

Things that could go wrong with a project:

Materials misspurchased

Sickness of staff

Design flaws

Manufacturing equipment failure

Tooling breaking

Transport failure

Natural Disasters

Weather Conditions 

Defects and flaws in the material

Client changes the remit of the job or timescale

CAD license runs out

2. Formulate possible technical solutions by using prepared examples of engineering design specifications.


HNC Eng design ass2.docx
Microsoft Word document [73.1 KB]

3. Prepare an engineering industry standard technical design report by using appropriate design calculations, drawings and concepts.



HNC Eng design ass3.docx
Microsoft Word document [73.1 KB]
Download this for a guide to the headings and content needed for a professional engineering report
Microsoft Word document [40.5 KB]

4. Present, to an audience, a recommended technical design solution by using real examples of stakeholder briefs.

HNC Eng design ass4.docx
Microsoft Word document [73.3 KB]
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