MEC3448 - Engineering technologies - 2019

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)

Quota applies

Please note that this unit has quota places in Clayton and Malaysia campuses.

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Available only to Mechanical, Aerospace or Mechatronics students.


MEC2408Not offered in 2019


This 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 rapid prototyping and additive techniques.


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 artefact, using computer-aided design (CAD), rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.


Continuous assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of 4-6 hours of scheduled learning activities and 6-8 hours independent study per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. If independent study during mid-semester break, SWOTVAC and exam periods are included, the total workload can exceed the minimum expected workload.

NOTE: This unit is commonly taught in block mode (a single 5-hour workshop class each week) and these may be scheduled to finish as late as 10pm. Please contact your campus unit coordinator for more details.

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