Overview

This unit aims to teach students how individual machine elements work, how to select and calculate them correctly for specific applications, as well as how they function in a system. Students should develop the ability to design and build complex engineering systems, understand the systemic implication of design decisions, understand design challenges and apply relevant theory to an industry project. Students will learn to design elements of (complex) mechanical systems and ensure that all of its components work seamlessly.

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:

  • Describe the basic principles of operation behind various machine elements (K1, K3, K4).
  • Develop basic skills in design and apply them to a design problem (K2, K3, S1)
  • Apply first principles to an innovative system so that it can be analytically modelled and optimised (K1, K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3, A3).
  • Identify, discuss, and generate solutions to engineering and design problems and prioritise these solutions in terms of technical, economic and environmental factors (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A3, A4, A6)
  • Document an optimised design so that it can be understood and implemented by others (K5, K6, S1, S3, A2, A5, A7).
  • Appraise and assess the quality of their colleagues’ project work and reflect upon their own experiences within the unit (A4, A5, A6)
  • Use and improve negotiation, communication, presentation, planning, design, management, research and analysis skills (S2, S4, A2, A5, A6)

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Lecture
2.00 12 weeks 24
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Tutorial
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
8.50 12 weeks 102
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Final PortfolioIndividual/Group 100% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 

Hurdle

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

(i) an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and(ii) at least 40% in the final exam.Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement (ii) will receive a maximum of 45% as the total mark for the unit.

Content

  • Professional skills including engineering design, communication (written, oral, visual and technical), teamwork, creativity and innovation.
  • Knowledge of design processes, creativity techniques and skills development to conceptually understand ill-defined problems.
  • Machine elements and their specific characteristics, properties and requirements.
  • Technical and economic metrics and decision-making tools.

Study resources

Reading materials

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