6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit will emphasise engineering design with a focus on designing a system rather than the individual components of a system. In this way the unit will integrate mechanical design with material selection, manufacture, and control systems, and
the needs of in-service monitoring to optimize system performance. Quality management systems, Lean techniques and Life-cycle assessment will be applied to the proposed product or service to understand system variability, maximize and maintain value-creation and assess environmental impacts.
This unit uses case studies, group work and design projects as key learning methodologies to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical outcomes. Students can expect a strong practical focus with extensive use of computer aided design and analysis software.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Identify, interpret and analyse problems from an engineering perspective but also consider the relevant social, cultural, environmental, legislative, ethical and business factors.
- Utilise creative problem-solving methodologies, decision-making and design skills to develop innovative concepts, products, services and solutions.
- Select and utilise appropriate computer modelling techniques and experimental methods, whilst ensuring model or test applicability, accuracy and limitations of the methods.
- Function with a team while applying industry standard project management tools and practices.
- Generate findings in both written and verbal formats and critique and evaluate the work of others.
- Function in regular self-assessment and peer-assessment of individual and team performance as a primary means of tracking continuing professional development.
Continuous assessment: 70%
Examination (2 hours): 30%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
5 hours contact (typically 2-3 hours of lecture and 2-3 hours tutorial/practice/lab) and 7 hours of private study per week.
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