MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN

MEC3MCD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Mechanical components are all around us facilitating transportation and robotics through to defence and even in DVD players. In this subject you will be introduced to the core concepts in the analysis and design of mechanical components of machines. This includes principles of materials engineering, solid mechanics, materials selection, stress, deformation, wear, failure mechanisms and safety. Standard methodologies for conducting machine component design including gears, camshafts and screws will be presented and used to solve mechatronics problems of mechanical power transfer and conversion. Relevant engineering standards and codes will be included to provide the framework for the solutions to the above problems. 

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesThrough online lecture videos and workshops students will develop knowledge and skills that need to be applied in lab design classes and assignments.   

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEMS1MS AND EMS2EM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMEC2MCD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and analyse complex mechanical engineering problems using standard methodologies.
02. Design solutions to mechanical problems that are safe, sustainable and functional.
03. Select and analyse relevant materials to solve engineering problems considering safety, wear, failure, material properties and cost requirements.
04. Explain standards, codes and considerations relevant to aspects of machine design.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Synchronous lab (online or F2F)

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous online lecture with scheduled consultation support the remainder of the subject

WorkShopWeek: 17 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Synchronous workshop (online or F2F)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 Hour Central Examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Laboratory design tasks (1,100- word equivalent total)Each lab consists of a series of tasks involving calculations, simulations and mechanical sketches which are signed off by demonstrators in the laboratory

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Two written assignments (650- word equivalent total)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 x 45 minute written test (750-word equivalent) Mid-semester test

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Synchronous lab (online or F2F)

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous online lecture with scheduled consultation support the remainder of the subject

WorkShopWeek: 17 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Synchronous workshop (online or F2F)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 Hour Central Examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Laboratory design tasks (1,100- word equivalent total)Each lab consists of a series of tasks involving calculations, simulations and mechanical sketches which are signed off by demonstrators in the laboratory

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Two written assignments (650- word equivalent total)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 x 45 minute written test (750-word equivalent) Mid-semester test

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3