Overview

This unit of study aims to introduce the fundamentals of material science and CAD/CAM. This includes preparing the 2-D/3-D computer-aided design (CAD) environment and generating 3-D assemblies, using modelling techniques to represent engineering components and standard parts such as bearings, keys, seals, gears and fasteners; editing and creating 2-D manufacturing drawings with section views. This knowledge is applied to create components using CAM technologies.

Requisites

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Select engineering materials for industry 4.0 applications
  • Use computer-aided software to generate models and drawings (2D/3D) for work requirements
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, collect and analyse experimental data and produce a technical report
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the PLM principles in the context of sustainabilty of materials and CAD processes.
  • Build digital prototypes that satisfy industry requirements

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Class
8.00 11 weeks 88
Placement
Placement
3.00 4 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
4.17 12 weeks 50
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
PortfolioIndividual 20% 
ProjectIndividual/Group 30% 2,3,4,5 
ProjectIndividual/Group 30% 2,3,4,5 
TestIndividual 20% 

Content

1. Engineering materials and applications
      a) Classification of  materials
      b) Physical properties of materials
      c) Mechanical properties of materials
      d) Manufacturing processes for different materials
2. CAD/CAM software and applications
      a) Additive Manufacturing
      b) Subtractive Manufacturing
3. Digital Prototype and applications

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.