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MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1

Aim: For students to experience a realistic the design process and to develop good engineering skills. Course Objectives- To develop an understanding of: 1) The need for and use of standard drawings in the communication and definition of parts and assemblies to AS1100; 2) Efficient use of a CAD package; 3) Creativity; 4) The design process from initial idea to finished product; 5) Methods used to analyse designs; 6) Appreciation and analysis of standard components; 7) An understanding of power transmission elements.

Code MECH2400
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(ENGG1801 or ENGG1810) and (AMME1802 or ENGG1802); HSC Maths and Physics

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

  • LO1. Use freehand pictorial sketching methods, generate and interpret engineering drawings to AS1100 Parts 101 and 201.
  • LO2. Write basic engineering reports which combine engineering graphics and calculations.
  • LO3. Work on individual and group Projects solving introductory System Engineering problems.
  • LO4. Use basic skills in creativity and idea generation methods.
  • LO5. Perform basic stress and deflection analysis using referenced equations and Australian and International standards.
  • LO6. Design, build and test designs to performance specifications with a Systems Engineering approach.
  • LO7. Design power transmission components and combine them using a Systems Engineering approach.
  • LO8. Develop skills in the use of a CAD system - SolidWorks