Mechanical Systems Design

MEE40002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


MEE30003 Machine Design

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.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Transform ordinary problems into engineering design problems that can then be readily solved and communicated. (K3, K6, S1, S2, S3, A2, A3, A4)
2. Apply professional engineering practices, including standards and codes of practice, on a design project to include safety, ethical, social, cultural and sustainable considerations. (K3, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A1, A2, A4)
3. Use design theory to manage and further develop as an engineer. (K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
4. Interpret poorly defined problems and determine the appropriate engineering knowledge and methods to solve those problems. (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A2, A3, A4)
5. Manage the process of developing a design and then documenting it as part of a team. (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
6. Use an appropriate electrical machine based on specific application requirements. (K3, K5, S1)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.