ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT

EMS3DPJ

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

 The aim of this subject is to integrate material developed in earlier subjects and reinforce these concepts through the undertaking of a project in machine automation. It introduces project management, quality systems and reliability engineering. The subject uses the project as a vehicle to teach the project management in a practical sense, as well as introducing total quality control, quality design functionality, and statistical analysis for process control. Reliability engineering is introduced as a component of the subject, along with life cycle management. Students are given an opportunity to demonstrate practical project management skills by maintaining detailed documentation of the project work, including calculations, which culminates in a formal report.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3CTS and ELE3DEC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE3PRO

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProject ManagementRecommendedHaynes, M.E., 1997 (2nd edition)Crisp Publications Inc.
ReadingsQuality Engineering HandbookRecommendedPyzdek, T., 2006 (2nd edition)Marcel Dekker
ReadingsReliability EngineeringRecommendedElsayed, E. A., 2012 (2nd edition)Wiley

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Write a detailed project plan and management report demonstrating time management skills, and perform RISC and SWAT analysis.

Activities:
Project management and report writing skills are reinforced in lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Construct and program a working mechatronic system.

Activities:
Lectures will aid studetns in an understanding of the steps in the development of their project, its construction and programming. Workshop and lab work will force this.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Write a detailed management report of the project development and lifecycle, including disucssion on time management, quality and reliability.

Activities:
Various aspects of project management discussed in lectures, with examples provided in workshops, then applied to real project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Write a concise technical report.

Activities:
Lab book use throughout the subject both in the lab and outside.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three 30 minute online exercises and quizzes (1,500-word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
One 2,000-word management report25 03
One 1,000-word project plan10 01
Demonstration of project hardware/software (2,000-word equivalent)25 02
One 2,000-word technical report25 04