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MEC2402

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)N/A (Clayton), A/Prof. Ong Kok Seng/Ms Lim Jen Nee Jones (Sunway)

Synopsis

A systematic method of capturing design requirements, tools for ideation, estimation and decision-making. Primary and secondary manufacturing processes, assembly techniques. Engineering graphics for problem-solving, manufacturing communication and ideation. Report writing, teamwork in solving design problems involving the integration of mechanical elements in prototype conception, construction and testing.

Outcomes

The student is expected to develop basic engineering design skills that include techniques for defining problems from open-ended specifications, tools for creating design concepts and systematic procedures for choosing between design alternatives. The student will also become aware of a range of manufacturing technologies, be able to design artifacts to suit those processes, and be able to communicate the design intent by drawings produced to the Australian Standard AS1100.

Assessment

Computer Labs, Tutorial work and Design Assignments: 60%
Examination (3 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies

Contact hours

2 hours lectures and 3 hours laboratory/tutorial classes and 7 hours of private study a week

Co-requisites

MEC2403 ( does not apply to students enrolled in Aerospace programs)