MEC2408 - Advanced engineering technologies - 2018

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.



Organisational Unit

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies


Dr Scott Wordley (Clayton)
Dr Mohd Zulhilmi Paiz (Malaysia)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


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:

  1. Identify engineering technologies, processes, materials and artefacts;
  2. Select and apply appropriate protocols to ensure safety and environmental protection.
  3. Use a range of fundamental technologies to construct engineering artefacts.
  4. Design and construct an engineering artefact using at least one advanced engineering technology and incorporating the use of computer aided design.


Continuous assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Clayton Campus:

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.

Malaysia campus:

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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