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ENAM12006 Mechanical Component Selection
Mechanical Component Selection
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General Information


This unit introduces you to the relationship between material properties, structure, and functional performance of mechanical components such as gears, shafts, bearings, fasteners etc. You will apply material selection to determine the load for individual machine elements. Subsequently, you will learn to determine the shape and sizes of components by the way of comprehensive analysis, estimation, and selection. You will select and specify common mechanical components like drive line, shafts, axles, gears, bearings, mechanical fasteners, and other relevant parts and modules complying with the relevant standards and codes. You will specify fits and tolerances, and finishes required for mechanical components.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENAG11005 Mechanics or ENEG11006 Engineering Statics, and MATH11160 Technology Mathematics or MATH11218 Engineering Foundation Mathematics.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback


The extension of students' professional knowledge helped them relate to the topics easily.


The topics will be kept and updated.

Feedback from Student feedback


Audio quality in video recordings was poor and difficult to follow.


Zoom session will be moved to the room with AV Full.

Feedback from Student feedback


Textbook extracts from outside resources were difficult to follow in the study guides, underutilising the prescribed textbook for the course.


Lecturing notes were mainly based on the prescribed textbooks. But, some workbook questions were from outside resources. They will be improved and more questions will be from the prescribed textbooks.

Feedback from Student feedback


A corrected assignment paper from each assignment posted shortly after the marking of each would be beneficial.


In this term, for each week workbook questions, a corrected paper was uploaded into the moodle site each week. Similar work will be done for the assignment questions.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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