Course Title: Machine Design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6016 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Title: Machine Design

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

To enable students to design rotating machines using catalogues and standard machine designs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EA 804 Introductory Strength of Materials
EA 060 Engineering Design Cocnepts
EA 772 Introductory Dynamics
EA 711 Mechanical Drive Components
EB 650 Materials for Engineering

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EB703 Machine Design

Learning Outcomes

1: Identify different materials used in machine drive shafts.

2: Apply standard formulas and specifications to determine machine drive shaft sizes for various
power, deflection, torque and bending data.

3: Apply standard formulas and standard (tabulated) component data to determine machine drive shaft sizes, key sizes, spline sizes and pin sizes.

4: Select standard shaft drive machine components from manufacturers catalogues.

5: Select power prime movers from manufacturers catalogues.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
1. 1 x written open book examination at the completion of the course
2. 3 x written assignments/projects provided throughout the program.