Course Title: Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: MANU7352C

Course Title: Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vettri Chinnadurai

Phone: +613 9925 4667

Serge Eljaste

Phone: +613 9925 4661

Appointments by email

Dr. Amita Iyer
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
Program Manager
Tel: (03) 9925 8311
Fax: (03) 9925 4189

Nominal Hours: 40

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

MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings

Course Description

This unit covers contributing to basic mechanical system design, and selecting the components and mechanical features required to perform simple functions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30009A Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems


1. Research equipment function and operational requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1. All relevant drawings, specifications, manuals and documentation are obtained in accordance with workplace procedures.

1.2. Appropriate personnel are consulted to determine requirements.

1.3. Information collected is interpreted and draft functional and operational requirements are prepared and verified with supervisor or design team.


2. Prepare a preliminary sketch/drawing/specification

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Appropriate components, assemblies and fasteners are selected to perform the required function.
2.2. Where required, components and/or materials are selected from supplier/manufacturer catalogues.
2.3. Appropriate and relevant codes are applied to the sketch/drawing/specification in accordance with workplace procedures.
2.4. The preliminary sketch/drawing/specification is referred to a higher authority for approval in accordance with policy and procedures.


3. Issue or file completed sketch/drawing/specification list as required

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Approved sketch/drawing/specification is stored and catalogued in accordance with standard operating procedures.
3.2. Approved sketch/drawing/specification is issued in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster in conjunction with MEM14089A (MIET7542C) and MEM14085A (MIET7541C). You must enrol in all three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies MEM14085A, MEM30009A and MEM14089A. Please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM23109A (MIET7548C) for the learning activities and Engineers Australia Mapping Information.

Teaching Schedule

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM14085A (MIET7541C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

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: Test 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10


Assessment 2: Project

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30


Assessment 3: Laboratory practical reports

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20


Assessment 4: Test 2

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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


Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered

Test 1


Lab practicals

Test 2


















































Assessment Tasks

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM14085A (MIET7541C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Assessment Matrix

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM14085A (MIET7541C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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 to  to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to  to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven 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 two working days after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to  to find more information about special consideration.


Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to  to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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