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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||communicate mechanical engineering ideas and design concepts through engineering graphics, oral presentations and written reports|
|2||generate and develop design concepts|
|3||produce engineering drawings to Australian Standard AS1100|
|4||analyse a complex problem by separating it to its individual components|
|5||use CAD and CAM packages effectively|
|6||manage a project: team skills, project scheduling, and resource and time management using Microsoft Project|
|7||communicate effectively with clients and suppliers towards production of a system design with components supplied from various sources.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- communicate mechanical engineering ideas and design concepts through engineering graphics, oral presentations and written reports
- generate and develop design concepts
- produce engineering drawings to Australian Standard AS1100
- analyse a complex problem by separating it to its individual components
- use CAD and CAM packages effectively
- manage a project: team skills, project scheduling, and resource and time management using Microsoft Project
- communicate effectively with clients and suppliers towards production of a system design with components supplied from various sources.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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