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Unit description

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.

Unit content

Critical evaluation of design brief

Design of a simple powered machine using principles of systems engineering  

Synthesis of machine frame  

Power transmission and controls  

Materials selection  

Tribology  

Risk and safety assessment  

Model-based design using CAD  

Basic design for manufacture and cost estimation

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1communicate mechanical engineering ideas and design concepts through engineering graphics, oral presentations and written reports
2generate and develop design concepts
3produce engineering drawings to Australian Standard AS1100
4analyse a complex problem by separating it to its individual components
5use CAD and CAM packages effectively
6manage a project: team skills, project scheduling, and resource and time management using Microsoft Project
7communicate 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:

  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.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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