6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Available only to mechanical, aerospace or mechatronics engineering students.
The unit introduces a range of fundamental technologies, processes and manufacturing methods used in the creation of engineering artefacts, and explains their relative merits and limitations. 3D Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) tools are utilised to design and manufacture using advanced technologies.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Identify engineering technologies, processes, materials and artefacts;
- Select and apply appropriate protocols to ensure safety and environmental protection.
- Use a range of fundamental technologies to construct engineering artefacts.
- Design and construct an engineering artefact using at least one advanced engineering technology and incorporating the use of computer aided design.
Continuous assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. A unit requires on average three to five hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
Two hours of lectures (or equivalent), 4 - 5 hours of other scheduled activities (1-2 hours of tutorials and/or 3-4 hours of labs or practicals) and 7 - 8 hours of private study per week, for a total of 12 hours per week and 144 hours per semester not including the independent hours during mid-semester break, swot vac and exam periods. When the independent hours in these periods are included, the total workload is 204 hours per semester.
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