This unit aims to develop students' ability to use software tools to solve engineering problems. Students will prepare computer models of parts, assemblies, and documentation for manufacturing, further use of Finite Elements analysis in design with experience working on a real-world project. To underpin the projects, students will learn how to use computer aided technologies. Students will build and develop professional skills in decision making, professional presentation, goal setting, visual communication and time management. Students will also apply these professional skills while working on an industry project.


ENG10001 Humanitarian Engineering Design Project

EAT10001 Engineering Design and Innovation
EAT10027 Humanitarian Engineering Design Project

Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Manage and execute a design conceptual framework ( Design- Drawings - FEA - Sustainability - Phot rendering and Animation) to address environmental challenges faced by industries and communities. (K6)
  • Apply maths and computation tools to design complex engineering subsystems. (K2, K4, S2)
  • Conduct a detailed literature review project using a wide variety of resources and apply disciplinary research methods. (K4, S1)
  • Develop presentations, peer reviews and engineering report writing skills. (A2)
  • Collaborate successfully in teams demonstrating professional, ethical, and inclusive behaviour. (A3, A7)
  • Confidently use specialist tools (e.g. CAD, CAE, AVR and Matlab tools) to solve complex engineering problems. (K2, K4, K5)
  • Use self-management skills to lead their own learning and professional development aligned with their professional purpose. (A6)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
3.00 12 weeks 36
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
7.50 12 weeks 90


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Applied ProjectIndividual/Group 55 - 70% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
Assignment 1Individual/Group 10 - 15% 2,6,7 
Test 1Individual 10 - 15% 4,6,7 
Test 2Individual 10 - 15% 2,6,7 


Computer Aided Design

• Introduction to CAD - the screen, menus, toolbars, commands, drawing elements, editing, filing, printing.

• Creation of 3D parametric models of parts using solid modelling.

• Assembly of parts with constraints.

• Mechanism modelling and kinematic modelling.

• Introduction to surface modelling.

• Preparation of engineering drawings to industry standard.

• Creating Virtual 3D models.


Computer application to engineering problem solving

• Use generic computer software for solving engineering problems which may include: Engineering Equation Solver Matlab.

• Use specialised computer software for solving engineering problems which may include: Solidworks, ANSYS and Simulation softwares.

• Use specialised computer software for Visualisation which may include: 3DS Max and EON Reality.


Graduate Attributes:

  • Communication Skills – Verbal Communication
  • Communication Skills – Communicating using different media
  • Teamwork Skills – Collaboration and negotiation
  • Teamwork Skills – Teamwork roles and Processes
  • Digital Literacies – Information Literacy
  • Digital Literacies – Technical Literacy

Study resources

Reading materials

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