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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

successfully complete ENG20001 - Mechanics of Materials AND - Introduction to Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

Unit aim

Introduces students to basic principles of machine element design through team design projects.   Specific components include bolts, rolling bearings, stepped shafts and gears.  Industrial practice is addressed by considering the broad context of the choices presented to a design engineer, including considerations of safety and compliance with standards.    Mechanical failure in yielding, buckling, fracture and metal fatigue are addressed.

 

Unit content

1. Design, manufacture and assembly of basic machine elements  

2. Materials  

3. Machine frames   

4. Welded, adhesive and bolted joints, fasteners  

5. Stepped shafts  

6. Rolling element bearings  

7. Gear mechanics and manufacture  

8. Design for strength  

9. Design for other mechanical failure modes including fatigue, stress concentration  

10. Safety, ergonomics and standards

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 design typical machine components and joints against possible modes of failure, including yield, fracture and fatigue Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
2 apply formal procedures of engineering design and the methods for choosing between competing alternatives, and develop skills in recording design calculations and reasoning in a workbook Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
3 understand issues of safety, risk management and legal responsibility in engineering design Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
4 understand how to approach design problem formulation so that solutions can be sought Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
5 conduct and document design work as a team Communication and social skills
6 strengthen skills with CAD software package. Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. design typical machine components and joints against possible modes of failure, including yield, fracture and fatigue
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply formal procedures of engineering design and the methods for choosing between competing alternatives, and develop skills in recording design calculations and reasoning in a workbook
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. understand issues of safety, risk management and legal responsibility in engineering design
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. understand how to approach design problem formulation so that solutions can be sought
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. conduct and document design work as a team
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. strengthen skills with CAD software package.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Budynas, RG & Nisbett, K, 2015, Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, 10th edn in SI units, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-981-3151-00-0.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.