Engineering Design & Processes 2

Subject 436-311 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus only

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-one hours of lectures and case studies, 12 hours of practical work in Engineering Design and five hours of tutorials and laboratory work
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

436-286 Engineering Design and Materials 2, and 436-384 Engineering Design and Processes 1.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr John Gerard Weir
Subject Overview:

Unit 1, Engineering Design: Topics covered include general concepts of function, integrity, value, quality, efficient use of resources in the synthesis of solutions to design problems; gears and gear design; design for fatigue: characteristics of fatigue fracture, 2-D and 3-D stress conditions, cumulative damage hypothesis, Weibull distribution; design for wear: surface phenomena and tribology in design, application to bearings and seals; quantitative measures of reliability; and management of the design process: initial appreciation, information flows and networks, characteristics of manufacturing processes affecting product design.

Unit 2, Manufacturing Processes: Topics covered include principles, performance characteristics and process selection of manufacturing processes. Metals: metal forming as a system; metal forming processes including sheet metal forming, drawing forging, net shape manufacturing; process modelling; casting and moulding processes; and ceramics and powder metallurgy: pressing, plastic forming, injection moulding and casting; drying and firing.


Unit 1: Upon completion of this unit, students should have gained an appreciation of methods for synthesising solutions to open-ended design problems at an intermediate level of complexity in mechanical and manufacturing engineering; a deep understanding of the concepts and methods of designing for system and component integrity under conditions of fatigue and wear; and a deep understanding of information-based techniques for the management of engineering design.

Unit 2: Upon completion of this unit, students should understand the basic principles, objectives and performance characteristics of some major methods of shaping components; understand the variables affecting the performance of the various processes and the process capabilities; and, be able to predict main forming parameters, such as loads, pressures and work of deformation for simple deformation.


Two 2-hour end-of-semester examinations (55%); tests, continuous assessment throughout the semester of group and individual projects, assignments and laboratory reports not exceeding 16000 words (40 pages excluding computations, tables, graphs, diagrams) (45%). All components of assessment must be satisfactorily completed to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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Notes: MCEN30001 Engineering Design & Processes 2 was formerly 436-311.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement)Mechanical&Manufacturing
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical &Manufacturing) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical &Manufacturing)& Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical &Manufacturing)/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Engineering(Mechanical & Manufacturing) and Bachelor of Laws

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