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Unit of Study MECH3002 Machine Element Design (2024)

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    This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer)

Learning outcomes

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

design typical machine components and joints against possible modes of failure, including yield, fracture and fatigue

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

demonstrate an understanding of safety issues, risk management and legal responsibility in engineering design

conduct and document design work as a team using CAD software package.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Budynas, RG & Nisbett, K, 2015, Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, 10th edn in SI units, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-981-3151-00-0.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Solidworks CAD package.

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