ENEM14016 - Fluid Machinery

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This project-based unit will introduce you to fluid drive systems and the design and control of integrated drive systems for use in industries. It covers comparison of characteristics, construction, selection, design and operation of fluid drives and control systems; use of mathematical models to analyse performance; machine protection and control schemes; and evaluation of drive system performance. You will apply formulas and explain and record calculations. You will adopt professional approaches to work in teams and learn collaboratively to manage and complete projects. You will manage your own learning; investigate, design and check designed works performed; and communicate professionally using discipline language to present designs and problem solutions. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Pre-requisites: (ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics OR ENEM12001 Fluid Mechanics) and (ENEM12007 Statics and Dynamics OR ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics).

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 - 2021

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2021

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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
4. In-class Test(s) 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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.11% 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: Through Moodle site
Feedback
All aspects of the unit including weekly lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratories were managed properly. The teaching environment helped student learning. This was a student favoured unit delivery.
Recommendation
Keep it up and improve.
Action Taken
Employed the strategies.
Source: Through Moodle site
Feedback
Selection of two projects should be on different areas of the fluid power system.
Recommendation
Two fluid power projects will be crafted focusing on two different areas.
Action Taken
It was carried out: one in the hydraulic area and another one in the pneumatic area.
Source: Through Moodle site
Feedback
More SimScape demos.
Recommendation
In the next delivery, additional demos on SimScape simulations will be introduced. In 2019, five brief demos were provided on the fundamentals of SimScapes simulations.
Action Taken
One guest was employed to give a demonstration on top of the regular demonstrations.
Source: Through Moodle site
Feedback
Online quiz has an issue.
Recommendation
In 2020, a class test in place of online quiz will be introduced.
Action Taken
The inclusion of the class-test did not go ahead because of COVID-19 problem. However, the information and process of the online quiz were improved.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
The students think that the subject matters and assignments are good with specific criteria given. Project-based learning is a good way to learn.
Recommendation
Keep it up and improve
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
There are some issues with the way of conducting an online quiz and conducting lab activities remotely.
Recommendation
Soon, the COVID-19 problem will be removed and online labs and quiz activities will be replaced by face-to-face labs and class tests respectively.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
The equal marking scheme on team-based projects creates issues in student satisfaction.
Recommendation
A team charter approach was used in 2019 and it could be reemployed again to see the individual student's contribution in their team activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use mathematical models to design and analyse drives and performance
  2. Evaluate the charateristics of different drive systems with regard to application
  3. Design protection and control systems
  4. Analyse electro-mechanical power and energy conversion systems
  5. Evaluate methods to improve energy efficiency, including the use of renewable energy sources
  6. Create professional documentation using terminology, symbols and diagrams related to electric and fluid drives.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Intermediate
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5N 6I )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 6I )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5N 6I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5N 6I )

Advanced
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3I 4I 5N 6A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2A 3I 4A 5N 6A )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3I 4I 6I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1A 2A 3I 4I 6A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1A 2A 3I 4I 5N 6A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5N 6A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 6A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 6A )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 6A )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1I 2A 3I 4I 6A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.

Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)