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Unit of study_

MECH2401: Human-Centred Engineering Design

MECH2401 aims to integrate various less technical aspects of industrial design, with a focus on designing for humans. Elements of human ergonomics, industrial design, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, team project work, marketing and product development form the basis for the unit of study. The unit is predominantly delivered in a studio learning environment, with involvement of industry practitioners and a major team project based on the creative design of products for human use. Group based problem solving and a project based studio learning environment form the core basis for student learning.

Code MECH2401
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. work effectively with other students in a small team
  • LO2. interact professionally with industry practitioners, tutors and class mates
  • LO3. plan and manage projects
  • LO4. work with fellow students as part of a small team
  • LO5. communicate engineered design solutions to problems both orally and in written form
  • LO6. communicate within project teams
  • LO7. perform research to analyse existing products, market demands/expectations, engineering standards and product viability
  • LO8. apply engineering knowledge and techniques to create technically feasible solutions to problems
  • LO9. apply engineering knowledge and techniques to create products suitable for use by humans
  • LO10. apply creative thought processes to generate ideas, solve problems and develop products
  • LO11. apply basic analytical engineering processes to help develop design solutions
  • LO12. apply principles of ergonomics and industrial design to create products for human use.

Unit outlines

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