ENEM20004 - Finite Element Methods for Engineering Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This project-based learning unit will use cutting-edge computational design techniques to solve complex multidisciplinary problems in mechanical, structural and electromechanical engineering. You will formulate innovative design ideas for authentic applications and use latest finite element simulation software to obtain accurate insights into how they will perform in practice. You will be introduced to the variational principles in statics and dynamics of structures and machines, Finite Element Methods and analysis procedures, principles of multivariate analysis, and parametric design optimisation techniques. You will apply these procedures to model and simulate a variety of problems at the interface of mechanical, structural, electrical and mechatronics disciplines. You will achieve hands-on experience in using an industry standard finite element analysis software package.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2022 Profile

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 Postgraduate 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

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 60.87% 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
Feedback provided to some assessments was not clear.
Recommendation
The UC provided a lot of general feedback to the class and did not transcribe all of it individually. This will be taken care of in the next offering.
Action Taken
More elaborate explanations will be provided in the next iteration of the unit.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students demand face-to-face lectures
Recommendation
This is a common demand from all international students. They need to however get attuned to the emerging trends in distance and cloud-based learning pedagogies. The UC will make every effort to help students overcome this challenge through improved local on-campus support.
Action Taken
More frequent and personalised zoom sessions will be held for students who need them.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Unit provides a good balance of theory and practice
Recommendation
This practice will be continued and will be progressively enhanced in subsequent offerings
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
More guidance required in assessments
Recommendation
This issue is being addressed in the current installment. Students will be encouraged to seek clarifications as required.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The unit doesn't suit online study
Recommendation
Students who face challenges pursuing this unit online will be offered additional zoom sessions as and when required.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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