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Unit of study_

MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering

The unit aims to teach the fundamentals of manufacturing processes and systems in mechanical, mechatronic and biomedical engineering, including traditional and advanced manufacturing technologies. This unit aims to develop the following attributes: to understand the fundamental principles of manufacturing technologies for the above mentioned engineering areas; to gain the ability to select existing manufacturing processes and systems for direct engineering applications; to develop ability to create innovative new manufacturing technologies for advanced industrial applications; to develop ability to invent new manufacturing systems. At the end of this unit students will have a good understanding of the following: merits and advantages of individual manufacturing processes and systems; principles of developing new technologies; comprehensive applications and strategic selection of manufacturing processes and systems. Course content will include: CAD / CAM: An introduction into the use of CAD and manual CNC coding as separate tools combined with an introduction into the kinematics and structural requirements in the construction of a CNC machine. Rapid Engineering: An introduction into the most current Rapid Engineering methods currently in use. Manufacturing Processes: Common processes and their science (machining, casting, powder metallurgy, metal working, welding) and their relative merits and limitations.

Details

Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Unit code MECH3660
Unit name Manufacturing Engineering
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2021
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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MECH2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR MECH1560 OR ENGG1800
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Paul Briozzo, paul.briozzo@sydney.edu.au
Demonstrator(s) Md Musharraf Hossain , m.hossain@sydney.edu.au
James Truong, jtru9181@uni.sydney.edu.au
Jordan Fazio-nagy, jordan.fazio-nagy@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Karina Margaret Taylor , karina.taylor@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Md Musharraf Hossain , m.hossain@sydney.edu.au
Thai Nguyen, thai.nguyen@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment group assignment Rapid Engineering Laboratory
Group Report and video submission
10% Multiple weeks Report and video no longer than 90 sec.
Outcomes assessed: LO14 LO6 LO10 LO11 LO12
Assignment group assignment Robot Assembly Laboratory
Group Video submissions of the UR5 robot and the use of V-Rep.
10% Multiple weeks Video submissions no longer than 90 sec.
Outcomes assessed: LO14 LO6
Assignment CNC Laboratory
Refer to the CANVAS module on the CNC Laboratory.
10% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO10 LO11 LO12
Assignment Assignment 1 - Computer Numerical Control and Automation
Report and LabVIEW File Submission
20% Week 05
Due date: 01 Apr 2021

Closing date: 22 Apr 2021
n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2 LO1 LO12 LO11 LO10 LO9
Assignment Assignment 2 - Manufacturing Processes and Automation
Report and LabVIEW File Submission
20% Week 10
Due date: 14 May 2021

Closing date: 04 Jun 2021
n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO6 LO8 LO7 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2 LO12 LO11 LO10 LO9
Assignment group assignment Project - Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automation
Group Project - Incorporating Machine Design and Automation
30% Week 13
Due date: 04 Jun 2021

Closing date: 25 Jun 2021
n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO14 LO12 LO11 LO10 LO9 LO6 LO13 LO8 LO7 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
group assignment = group assignment ?
  • Assignment 1: Assignment 1 has two parts and incorporates the content of the early part of the unit of study from the areas of CNC machining and automation systems using LabVIEW. Assignment 1 is an individual assignment. 
  • Assignment 2: Assignment 2 has two parts and requires students to compare manufacturing processes in the design of a component and automation system using LabVIEW. Assignment 2 is an individual assignment. 
  • Report: A Group report and combines elements of Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automation.

  • Rapid engineering laboratory: A group report focusing on the rapid engineering laboratory and individual research must be submitted no later than two weeks of attending the rapid engineering laboratory.
  • Robotic assembly laboratory: A group video focusing on the robotic pick and place assembly laboratory must be submitted via the CANVAS ARC video submission system.
  • CNC Machining laboratory: Attendance of the CNC demonstration and a small online module to reinforce the experience.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks Non-contact independent work doing research, homework, and working on assignments, group meetings and prior readings across multiple weeks, Independent study (78 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO14
Week 01 1. Introduction to Unit of Study and CNC Machining; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Introduction to Automation and Testing Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 02 1. CNC Machining; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Data Acquisition and LabVIEW Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 03 1. Cutting Forces plus Jigs and Fixtures; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Analogue Sampling and LabVIEW Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO6 LO9 LO10 LO12
Week 04 1. CNC Machining - Structure and Kinematics of CNC Machines; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Data Processing with LabVIEW Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO6 LO9 LO10 LO12
Week 05 1. CNC Machining - Review Lecture; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Software - Design Patterns Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO6 LO9 LO10 LO12
Week 06 1. Manufacturing Processes - Casting Part 1; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Review Lecture Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO14
Week 07 1. Manufacturing Processes - Casting Part 2; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Automated Inspection Systems Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12
Week 08 1. Manufacturing Processes - Shrink Fits; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Finding Measurements in VBAI Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO14
Week 09 1. Manufacturing Processes - Welding Part 1; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Measurements and OCR in VBAI Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO14
Week 10 1. Manufacturing Processes - Metal Forming Thin; 2. Manufacturing Automation - VBAI Tools and Vision in LabVIEW Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO14
Week 11 1. Manufacturing Processes - Forging Part 1; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Motion Control and Embedded Systems Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO14
Week 12 1. Manufacturing Processes - Forging Part 2; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Motion Control using LabVIEW Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO14
Week 13 1. Manufacturing Processes - Powder Metallurgy; 2. Manufacturing Automation - Review Lecture Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO14

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Prescribed readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed through Canvas.

  • Paul Briozzo, MECH3660 8660 9660 Manufacturing Engineering.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. Display familiarity in the use of CNC machining in manufacturing
  • LO2. Understand the basic principles of automation and testing
  • LO3. Understand the methodology of analogue sampling using the method of LabVIEW
  • LO4. Understand the methodology of data acquisition using the method of LabVIEW
  • LO5. Understand the development of software design patterns structure using the method of LabVIEW
  • LO6. Understand the fundamental principles of manufacturing technologies for mechanical and mechatronic engineering
  • LO7. Understand the principles of automated inspection systems using the method of LabVIEW
  • LO8. Understand the fundamentals in finding measurements using the method of LabVIEW, VBAI, OCR and Vision
  • LO9. Discuss the major problems in the current manufacturing practice and provide suggestions to overcome or improve them
  • LO10. Determine the functional requirements of a product in terms of application and suitability
  • LO11. Discuss the merits and disadvantages of an individual manufacturing method
  • LO12. Determine the basic manufacturing considerations necessary to realise the function, including the selection of materials and the manufacturing method, taking into account the strength and reliability
  • LO13. Understand the fundamentals in motion control using the method of LabVIEW
  • LO14. Contribute to effective team processes

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
Content related to Manufacturing Processes and Automation have been expanded in 2020.

Appeals to assesment results are subject to Clause 3.1.2, https://www.sydney.edu.au/policies/showdoc.aspx?recnum=PDOC2012/253&RendNum=0,

i.e. 15 working days (3 weeks).

The major group project require you to review your performance and that of your team members using SPARKPLUS. Individual marks for group assessments will be adjusted based on these reviews.

 

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