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Unit of study_

MECH9400: 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 element

Code MECH9400
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(ENGG1801 OR ENGG1810) AND (ENGG1802 or AMME1802). HSC Maths and HSC 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.

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