Course Title: Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: MIET6316C

Course Title: Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Yadana Wai (MC1A, MC1B and MC1C)
Telephone number: 9925 4461
Email: yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au
 

Tutorial teachers
Daniela Achim (MC1A)
Telphone Number: 9925 4523
Email: daniela.achim@rmit.edu.au

Sergei Eljaste (MC1B)
Telephone number: 9925 4661
Email: sergei.eljaste@rmit.edu.au

Leon Mattatia (MC1C)
Telephone number: 9925 4668
Email: leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit covers applying basic scientific principles and techniques to appropriate mechanical and manufacturing engineering situations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23041A Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations

Element:

1. Research and identify the range of basic mechanical scientific principles and techniques relevant to mechanical and manufacturing engineering

Performance Criteria:

1.1. The basic mechanical scientific principles relating to mechanical and manufacturing engineering researched and reported on from appropriate sources of information and examination of applications.

1.2. The basic mechanical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware required to implement scientific principles relating to mechanical and manufacturing engineering situations.

Element:

2. Select basic mechanical scientific principles and techniques relevant to particular mechanical and manufacturing engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1. For particular mechanical and manufacturing engineering situations, the relevant basic mechanical scientific techniques and principles can be selected.
2.2. For particular mechanical engineering situations, the relevant basic mechanical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware can be selected.
 

Element:

3. Apply the relevant basic mechanical scientific principles and techniques appropriately

Performance Criteria:

3.1. The basic mechanical scientific principles are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution.
3.2. Appropriate calculations and coherent units are used in the solution of engineering calculations.
3.3. Significant figures are used in engineering calculations.
3.4. The basic mechanical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain required solutions.
 

Element:

4. Quote the results of the application of the basic mechanical scientific principles and basic techniques correctly

Performance Criteria:

4.1. For applications involving engineering calculations the solution is quoted in an appropriate style.
4.2. For applications not involving engineering calculations the solution is quoted in an appropriate style.
 


Learning Outcomes


Not Applicable


Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of applied basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations,

Classroom tutorial activities are  to consolidate the theories of basic dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics applicable to mechanical engineering situations.

Practical activates in a laboratory contains a simulated basic scientific principles for engineering and/or related problems.

Research activities are to understand the basic scientific principles used in mechanical engineering. Assignments are related to design/ selection/ calculations of basic scientific principles in mechanical engineering problems.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non teaching hours. The estimated time for the out of class activites are : assignments (6 hours) and research and report (2 hours).

Teaching WeekTopic
1OH&S Brief, Induction to course, Engineering Units and Conversions
2 Engineering Units and Conversions, Vectors and Scalar
3 Dynamics-Kinematics (Linear)
4 Dynamics-Kinematics (Rotational motion)
5 Dynamics-Kinetics (Linear and  Circular)
6 Dynamics-Kinetics (Rotational motion)
7 Dynamics-Work, Energy and Power
8 Dynamics-Work, Energy and Power
9 Dynamics-Linear momentum
10 Lab
11 Theromdynamics-Energy and Energy Transfer
12 Thermodynamics-Gases
13 Fluid Mechanics- Basic fluid properties & Fluid system components
14 Fluid Mechanics-Fluid statics, Pascal principle, Archimedes’ principle
15 Revision
16Final Assessment (Competency)
17Assessment Feedback
18supplementary Assessment (Competency)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Fundamentals of Physics -Hilliday & Resnick


References

Class notes and Tutorials


Other Resources

Any relevant books and online resources


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations.

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks

To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
 

Assignment One (CA/NYC) 20% of final marks
Assignment Two (CA/NYC) 30% of final marks
Final open book test (CA/NYC) 50% of final marks

Students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per student assignments and test which will be used to assess their competence.
All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) grade. Only if Competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices listed below:
CHD: Competent with High Distinction
CDI: Competent with Distinction
CC: Competent with Credit
CAG: Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementPerformance Criteria
Assignment 11

1.1

1.2

Assignment 2

2

3

 

4

2.1
2.2

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4

4.1
4.2

Final Test

2

3

4

2.1
2.2

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4

4.1
4.2
 

Other Information

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice, maths and science developmental support and advice, English language development.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre  to find more information about Study and learning Support. Students are strongly encouraged to make full use of this service.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from a long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) to seek advice and support to complete your studies. Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Special Consideration
Special Consideration is a variation to an assessment which takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances which have affected a student’s performance in an assessment or prevented them from attempting an assessment task, including an examination. Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Current%20students/Administration/Assessment/Special%20consideration/ (unresolved) to find the latest information about the purpose, eligibility and process of special consideration and the online form. If you are seeking an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Asssessment Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without an approved extension will not be accepted or marked.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please refer to www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

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