MEC4407 - Engineering design 3 - 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


Ms Jianchun (Cindy) Huang ( and Dr Tony Vo (Clayton)
Dr Chiew Yeong Shiong (Malaysia)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


MEC2406 or MEC3416






This unit provides students with the opportunity to work in teams to complete an integrated design project (IDP) which draws upon the knowledge and skills that they have developed throughout the course of their degree. It also includes instruction in the use of design software tools for 3D modelling, assembly, finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and design optimisation. Societal, health, safety, legal and cultural aspects will also be considered where appropriate.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. use industry-standard engineering software tools for design (CAD) and simulation (stress analysis, dynamics, fluid dynamics, optimisation) of complex engineering problems
  2. design a product, process, service or resource that responds to an opportunity, meets a need, or solves a problem
  3. reflect on teamwork, project management, leadership, and conflict resolution in the context of the group projects and activities
  4. appraise societal, health, safety, legal and cultural aspects of an engineering project
  5. interpret design regulations and requirements
  6. communicate findings of design projects through written and oral forms
  7. manage a design project, demonstrating optimal use of resources and delivering the desired outcomes within the given amount of time.


Continuous assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

1 hour lecture, 2 hours practicals, 2 hours laboratories and 7 hours of private study per week

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study