Course Title: Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6130 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Title: Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the application of mechanical modelling techniques for computer-aided engineering (CAE) purposes. It includes model creation for purposes such as computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerical control (CNC) applications, rapid prototyping and stress analysis, and as a basis for generating orthogonal drawings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)


1. Identify model parameters

2. Develop model

3. Finalise modelling

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Overview of Assessment

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:


Assessment 1: Initial design and project plan TEST

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10


Assessment 2: Interim project report and poster

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40


Assessment 3: Final project report and model completely fabricates

(20% for report, 20% for completed model, 10% for Presentation, Teamwork & Weekly Journals)

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):


Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria CoveredInitial design and project planInterim project report and posterFinal project report and modelParticipation and teamworkPresentation
2.1 XXXX
2.2 XXXX
2.3 XXXX
2.4 XXXX
2.5 XXXX
2.6 XXXX
3.1  XXX
3.2  XXX
3.3  XXX
3.4  X X