ENAM12006 - Mechanical Component Selection

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students select and specify common mechanical engineering components like drive line components, bearings and fasteners. They determine requirements for components, research to find information to guide selection, select and size components, and specify the selected components. They select fasteners and indicate fits, tolerances and finishes required for mechanical components. Students describe the roles and responsibilities of members of engineering teams and develop skills required to work and learn independently and collaboratively, and to solve problems and present solutions. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and make frequent use of the Internet.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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 Eng 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40% response rate.

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.

Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The two assessments are heavily weighted (50% each) which is putting students under immense pressure.
Recommendation
This is very tricky. Students complain about their work commitments and prefer to have only 2 submissions during the term. This practice will continue into the future and revisited if this issue is mentioned again.
Action Taken
Assignment weightage unchanged; we may think to allocate at least 20% marks on Workbook instead of pass/fail.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Workbook is too intensive and time demanding.
Recommendation
Presently, the workbook is not assessed but given only a P of F. There is an option to tweak the assessments, reduce the workbook load and assign a mark to them. This will be seriously considered and implemented in the next offering.
Action Taken
For next Term delivery this will be considered.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
Enhance delivery materials and style of delivery.
Recommendation
As this is a distance education, the appropriate Learning Guide connected to prescribed textbook should be prepared for the individual week for students that may guide them through their learning experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
Change of textbook.
Recommendation
Replace the existing textbook (currently Peter Childs) by the best one, in this area, Joseph Shigley, et al. or by Juvinall Marshek which are the most popular and used worldwide.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students
Feedback
Weekly workbook should have to be more interactive by students and lecturer.
Recommendation
Feedback on weekly workbook activities should be provided instantly every week.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Determine requirements for components in mechanical assemblies and systems from design notes, related sources of information and from analysis of performance and purpose
  2. Research and obtain information required to select components
  3. Select and size components and explain the basis for selections
  4. Specify selected components using terminology relating to mechanical component selection
  5. Select fasteners for given applications and explain reasons for the selection
  6. Describe and explain methods of indicating fits, finishes and tolerances, and apply these to component selection
  7. Describe the roles and responsibilities of members of engineering teams and the procedures used to maintain safety and quality in design, production and operation
  8. Work and learn collaboratively and professionally to investigate and solve open ended problems, check work and present solutions

The learning Outcomes for this Unit are linked to Engineers Australia stage one competency standards for Engineering Associates.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment