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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students with the fundamental theory of mechanical design and how to apply this in designing and analysing a wide range of machine components. Students will gain an understanding of the basic and advanced elements used in machine design. These include the characteristics of gears, bearings, shafts, keys, fasteners, weldments, springs, brakes and clutches, and flexible elements. It also provides analytical and case-based knowledge to make machines as integrated systems of machine elements. 

Unit content

1. Design, manufacture and assembly of basic machine elements  

2. Materials  

3. Machine frames   

4. Welded, adhesive and bolted joints, fasteners  

5. Stepped shafts  

6. Rolling element bearings  

7. Gear mechanics and manufacture  

8. Design for strength  

9. Design for other mechanical failure modes including fatigue, stress concentration  

10. Safety, ergonomics and standards

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1design typical machine components and joints against possible modes of failure, including yield, fracture and fatigueCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2apply formal procedures of engineering design and the methods for choosing between competing alternatives, and develop skills in recording design calculations and reasoning in a workbookKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3understand issues of safety, risk management and legal responsibility in engineering designKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4understand how to approach design problem formulation so that solutions can be soughtCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5conduct and document design work as a teamCommunication and social skills
6strengthen skills with CAD software package.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. design typical machine components and joints against possible modes of failure, including yield, fracture and fatigue
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply formal procedures of engineering design and the methods for choosing between competing alternatives, and develop skills in recording design calculations and reasoning in a workbook
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. understand issues of safety, risk management and legal responsibility in engineering design
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. understand how to approach design problem formulation so that solutions can be sought
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. conduct and document design work as a team
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. strengthen skills with CAD software package.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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