ENEM13015 - Design of Machine Elements

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Design of Machine Elements is aimed at integrating and applying prior knowledge in fundamental design, materials sciences, mechanics of materials, statics and dynamics coupled with design strategies and knowledge of machine elements to design various machine components. These skills and knowledge will help you to design, analyse, synthesize and deliver robust engineering solutions. You will acquire strong analytical knowledge of machine elements, their design and load carriage and power transmission mechanics.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: MATH11219 Engineering Mathematics AND (ENEM12009 Structural Mechanics OR ENEM14012 Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis)

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

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 20%
2. Project (applied) 50%
3. Project (applied) 30%

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 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.31% 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
Some students lack knowledge of fundamental Engineering Drawing and modelling packages such as AutoCAD, Inventor and Solidworks, making it challenging to complete some assessment components.
Recommendation
Student who are not confident with AutoCAD or Solidworks should be prepared to complete additional independent study. More assistance will be provided in the form of targeted tutorials in this respect.
Action Taken
Students found lacking in CAD were directed to several online resources and tutorials for additional training. This helped improve their performance in the unit.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Vast unit content.
Recommendation
This issue was addressed to some extent this year by moving two topics to other units. It, however, became imperative to still discuss those topics to keep the transitioning students abreast of the related knowledge. This issue will be overcome in the next offering.
Action Taken
With the progressive graduation of the transitioning cohort, this issue is settled.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students' lack of sound knowledge in engineering drawing and CAD has made it difficult to process some of the assessment tasks.
Recommendation
This issue has been long recognised and efforts are underway to enlighten the students on AS1100.101-1992. Emphasis on engineering drawing and CAD will be continued in future offerings and ad hoc help will be offered to students found lacking in this area.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have You Say
Feedback
This is one of the best PBL units offered in the program.
Recommendation
Thank you. The unit will be further enhanced and improved through several more innovations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students asked for more problems to solved and discussed in the tutorials.
Recommendation
This aspect will be incorporated in the next offering. Special video tutorials are being created to address this deficiency. Several new case studies will also be discussed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop detailed design of machine components to Australian and International Standards
  2. Apply the formal procedures of detailed machine design, including requirements, solutions, modelling and evaluation to solve problems
  3. Analyse and design a range of machine elements, explain the physical basis of their design, usage and operational limitations
  4. Interpet various design codes and standards
  5. Work effectively in teams by: identifying individual roles and responsibility, interacting positively with colleagues, and communicating effectively at group meetings
  6. Communicate as professionals through the production of drawings (computer aided) and Bill of Materials, and through written technical reports.

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Project (applied)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural 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
2 - Project (applied)
1 - Written Assessment
3 - Project (applied)