Introduces the design of mechanical systems. Students work in teams to address a design brief. Scope includes full mechanical design and detailing of workshop-ready engineering drawings, complete specification of material selection and manufacturing processes, risk and safety assessments, systems integration, model-based design using CAD, and design for functionality, reliability and manufacturing. Cost is estimated.
Critical evaluation of design brief
Design of a simple powered machine using principles of systems engineering
Synthesis of machine frame
Power transmission and controls
Risk and safety assessment
Model-based design using CAD
Basic design for manufacture and cost estimation
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||communicate mechanical engineering ideas and design concepts through engineering graphics, oral presentations and written reports||Communication and social skills|
|2||generate and develop design concepts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||produce engineering drawings to Australian Standard AS1100||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||analyse a complex problem by separating it to its individual components||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||use CAD and CAM packages effectively||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||manage a project: team skills, project scheduling, and resource and time management using Microsoft Project||Communication and social skills|
|7||communicate effectively with clients and suppliers towards production of a system design with components supplied from various sources.||Communication and social skills|
- Budynas, RG & Nisbett, K, 2015, Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, 10th edn, Edition in SI units, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-981-3151-00-0.
Teaching and assessment
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