Machine Design

MEE30003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23



Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to develop your ability to design and build complex engineering systems, understand the systemic implication of design decisions, understand design challenges and apply design theory.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Describe the basic principles of operation behind various machine elements. (K1, K3, K4)
2. Apply first principles to an innovative system so that it can be analytically modelled and optimised. (K1, K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3, A3)
3. Function within a team to design, build and operate a machine element. (K6, S1, S2, S3, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
4. Document an optimised design so that it can be understood and implemented by others. (K5, K6, S1, S3, A2, A5, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.