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ENEM13018 - Materials and Manufacturing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit offers extended information on material behaviours and manufacturing properties, principles of manufacturing processes and technologies. The unit aims to deepen the understanding of material selection process and enable you to identify appropriate manufacturing processes for a particular product design and development. You will study a wide variety of manufacturing processes such as bulk deformation processes, material removal processes, finishing and joining processes, micro/nano scale manufacturing and other modern manufacturing techniques and learn product design, quality management and manufacturing in a competitive environment. You will apply information literacy skills to obtain relevant engineering information and identify appropriate standards and practices. Students enrolled in distance mode can opt to attend a Residential School.

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: (ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers or ENEG12005 Materials Science & Engineering) AND MATH11218 Applied Mathematics or MATH11219 Engineering 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 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
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. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Examination 40%

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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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
Inadequate explanation of assessment criteria.
Recommendation
The assessment criteria applied were the same as the previous year. Some assessments are open-ended and students are encouraged to discuss any specific issues with the unit coordinator. This aspect will be reviewed and the necessary improvements will be introduced in the next offering.
Action Taken
More interactive sessions were held in this term to specifically address this issue.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Permitting an additional equation sheet/notes into the examination hall.
Recommendation
The final exam is a restricted open book exam. All the necessary equations, material and manufacturing data are readily available therein. Students are continuously shown how to access this data through various working in the tutorial sessions. This practice will be reinforced in the next offering.
Action Taken
Students have been well advised on the examination model and what to expect. This sorted several of the issues.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Not enough emphasis on solving numerical problems during the term.
Recommendation
Students are expected to attend all tutorial sessions and work along with the lecturer who helps formulate solutions. Not all numerical problems will be fully solved in the tutorial sessions, only their formulation is provided. Students are advised to use calculators, substitute values and obtain final answers. They are always asked to compare their working with the solutions provided to all tutorial questions. This practice will be more closely observed and monitored in the next offering.
Action Taken
More attention was paid to solving tutorial problems fully. Some students were asked to solve some problems in the flow and share their answers to the rest of the class. This helped other students.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Machine shop visit too early in the term.
Recommendation
The visit is presently scheduled in Week 3 of the term. This aspect was recognised by the UC but could not be postponed due to the VET staff's inability to host it in the middle of the HE term. Negotiations are underway to see how this issue can be sorted.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In class
Feedback
Machine shop practice is an invaluable learning experience.
Recommendation
The machine shop practice underscores the practical aspects enshrined in this unit. Every effort will be made to make it more inclusive and intensive in future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Discrepancies in the use of some formulas across chapters.
Recommendation
This issue is recognised by the UC and sufficient emphasis was placed on it during the relevant tutorial sessions. This is the result of developing lecture material from several textbooks, resources and the UC's own experience in the field. Efforts will be made to homogenise the formulas and avert this confusion in future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Clearly establish the relationships between the microstructural of materials and their mechanical and manufacturing properties
  2. Explain various bulk deformation and material removal processes as applicable to ductile and brittle materials; and the machine tools that are used to carry out these operations
  3. Calculate numerically the forces, torques and power requirements for various processing different materials for bulk deformation
  4. Mathematically analyse the mechanics of metal cutting and the control of various process parameters to achieve optimum material removal and machining economics
  5. Apply the knowledge of engineering metrology, instrumentation and quality assurance of manufacturing of products
  6. Apply information literacy skills, obtain relevant engineering information and identify appropriate standards and practices
  7. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner, both individually and in teams

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment