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MECH1400: Mechanical Construction

This is a project based unit where students will construct and test a real machine of their own design using Computer Aided Design software, machine and hand tools. Students will be required to undertake research into the historical development of the machine and to learn the associated basic theory and analytic techniques to allow them to fully understand and analyse their design. Students will also learn how to construct a complex electro-mechanical benchtop test rig incorporating instrumentation and control systems and a graphical user interface, and how to interface their design with such a system to establish its performance characteristics. The unit ties in with the workshop component of MECH1560 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering. Skills developed become relevant in MECH2400 Mechanical Design 1.

Code MECH1400
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply statics, dynamics and thermodynamics analysis methods to real design problems
  • LO2. undertake a simple design and build project from conception to completion
  • LO3. apply theory and analysis to real machinery, use of machine and hand tools
  • LO4. demonstrate basic workshop skills, learning to use machine tools for production of complex parts
  • LO5. undertake research into existing design as part of developing new design
  • LO6. apply theory of systems engineering to real world design process
  • LO7. use self-reflection and critical thinking to improve your learning skills.
  • LO8. Constructively contribute ideas and address team issues through conflict resolution and critically evaluate self and peer contributions in a team based learning scenario

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.