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During 2021 we will continue to support students who need to study remotely due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Make sure you check the location code when selecting a unit outline or choosing your units of study in Sydney Student. Find out more about what these codes mean. Both remote and on-campus locations have the same learning activities and assessments, however teaching staff may vary. More information about face-to-face teaching and assessment arrangements for each unit will be provided on Canvas.

Unit of study_

MECH1400: Mechanical Construction

Learn about selected historical events, research methods, analysis techniques, application of theory and analysis to real machinery, use of machine and hand tools. This is a project based subject where the students will design, build and test their own designs. Historical developments in the area of the project are researched and applied and research into relevant fields is required to fully understand and analyse the project problem. The unit ties in with workshop component of MECH1560. 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. place the mechanical engineering profession in historical context
  • 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.