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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 SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites [ENAG11005 Mechanics or ENTA 11009 Engineering Principles] and MATH11160 Technology 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 3 - 2015

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Distance
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% 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: 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
Study materials (summarised from the selected textbook) for each week's topics have been produced and uploaded on the Moodle site.
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
The widely used and most popular textbook in machine design, Joseph Shigley, has been re-adopted. Students appreciated the materials delivered.
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
This was unsuccessful because students were not very regular in submitting weekly workbook activities since this was not mandatory.
Source: Students
Feedback
Avoid using multiple textbooks.
Recommendation
Stay with the prescribed textbook but assignment and exercise questions should be taken from the textbook and other books.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students
Feedback
Improve Moodle navigation.
Recommendation
Unit Moodle site should be built up as new with updated materials, older materials must not be mixed up with new ones.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students
Feedback
A large amount of topics and materials covered.
Recommendation
For AD Engineering students, it is suggested to reconsider the unit schedule and content and reduce the number of topics in respect of this offering. Some students appreciated the wider scope of learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students
Feedback
Elaborated feedback on assignments appreciated.
Recommendation
Keep providing elaborate feedback and suggestions for improvement in assignments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students
Feedback
Delayed assessment item return.
Recommendation
Return marked assessment items within two weeks.
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 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8]
  2. Research and obtain information required to select components [2, 3, 4, 5, 10]
  3. Select and size components and explain the basis for selections [2, 3, 4, 5]
  4. Specify selected components using terminology relating to mechanical component selection [2, 3, 4, 5]
  5. Select fasteners for given applications and explain reasons for the selection [2, 3, 4]
  6. Describe and explain methods of indicating fits, finishes and tolerances, and apply these to component selection [2, 3, 4, 5]
  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 [2, 6, 7, 8, 9]
  8. Work and learn collaboratively and professionally to investigate and solve open ended problems, check work and present solutions [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

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