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Unit of Study MECH3002 - Machine Element Design (2022)

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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.

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

design typical machine components and joints against possible modes of failure, including yield, fracture and fatigue

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

demonstrate an understanding of safety issues, risk management and legal responsibility in engineering design

conduct and document design work as a team using CAD software package.

Prescribed learning resources

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 Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.