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MEC3452

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedSunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)S Wordley (Clayton); B T Tan(Sunway)

Synopsis

This unit builds on knowledge gained in second year design units and continues the use of group work and design projects as key learning methodologies to integrate theoretical knowledge and understanding. It includes use of an Australian or International standard and design software tools for 3D modelling, assembly, motion, and stress analysis topics. Topics on manufacturing processes will incorporate the discussion of a wide variety of processes in addition to those relating to composites and polymers. The unit will emphasize design methodology and design processes for manufacturing and assembly.

Outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of the steps to be undertaken in the solution of open-ended design problems.
  • Knowledge of methods used to demonstrate a design's viability.
  • Knowledge of drawings and 3D modelling in the design process.
  • Knowledge of a range of engineering software tools including stress analysis, vibration, mechanical system simulation, fluid dynamics and manufacturing software.
  • Find solutions to complex engineering problems using design methodologies.
  • Appreciate timing and budgetary constraints Undertake tasks as part of a team.
  • Communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical forms.
  • Appreciate the role of design in engineering practice. Confidence in identifying engineering problems and formulating solutions.

Assessment

Computer Labs/Tutorial work/Design Assignments: 70%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

5 hours contact time (usually 3 hours lectures and 2 hours practice sessions or laboratories) and 7 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites