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Unit of study_

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 and (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802); HSC Maths and Physics

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

  • LO1. demonstrate your developed skills in freehand pictorial sketching, and generate and interpret engineering drawings to AS1100 Parts 101 and 201.
  • LO2. demonstrate your developed skills in writing basic engineering reports which include engineering graphics and calculations.
  • LO3. work as an individual and as part of a team to solve abstract and analytical mechanical engineering problems.
  • LO4. use basic skills in creativity and idea generation methods such as group brainstorming, analogy, inversion and lateral thinking.
  • LO5. perform basic stress and deflection analysis using referenced equations and Australian and International standards.
  • LO6. design, build and test designs that address abstract performance specifications.

Unit outlines

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