Course Title: Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MIET7541C

Course Title: Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Leon Mattatia
Contact Number: +61 3 9925 4468
Email: leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanic principles

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills needed to undertake a range of mechanical engineering-related analyses. The analyses may relate to design, fitness for purpose evaluations, installation and commissioning, and other mechanical engineering-related tasks. Documentation of the design process includes calculations, specifications, computer-aided design (CAD) files, risk analysis, sustainability and life cycle assessments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM14085A Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques

Element:

1. Investigate mechanical analysis context and need

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review the context and negotiate parameters of the mechanical design or task in consultation with stakeholders

1.2 Identify relevant engineering scientific principles and required analysis techniques

1.3 Investigate life cycle design and sustainability implications of mechanical design or existing plant or equipment

1.4 Determine specification, documentation and graphical techniques required for analysis

1.5 Confirm work health and safety (WHS) and regulatory requirements, codes of practice, standards, and risk management relevant to mechanical analysis task

1.6 Determine available sources for any required technical and professional assistance

Element:

2. Apply mechanical analysis techniques

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Plan, schedule and coordinate the analysis task

2.2 Create adequate and accurate calculations, preliminary graphics and maintain analysis process records

2.3 Evaluate multiple solutions against analysis criteria

2.4 Apply systems thinking to problem solving and decision making

2.5 Incorporate professional and technical assistance, as required

2.6 Apply specification, documentation and graphical techniques modelling, mock-up or prototyping techniques, where required, to achieve or test solution

Element:

3. Report results

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Record results of analysis

3.2 Provide documentation, such as calculations, specifications, diagrams, CAD files, mock-ups or prototypes


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities:

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Classroom Group Brainstorming activities
  • Project Work

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM14085A in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DelieveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 and 3.2
2Introduction to the Engineering Design Process - Identification of Need. Problem Definition, Synthesis, Analysis & Optimization, Evaluation of Design, Presentation of Engineering Report1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6
3Life Cycle Design, Fitness for purpose, Strength, Durabilty, Design for manufacture, Work Health & Safety, Risk Analysis, Environment and Sustainabilty, Cost Implications in Engineering Design1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6
4Communication & negotiation with stakeholders, Definition of Engineering Problem; Brainstorming of Alternative Solutions1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6
5

Analysis and Evaluation of Alternatves, Decision Matrix Analysis based on Design Criteria (e.g. Strength, Safety, Corrosion Resistance, Weight, Durability, Ease of operation, cost of manufacture & running costs, maintenance cost, Power/Fuel consumption, Efficiency, Safety, Durability, Recyclability, Environmental Impacts, etc

(Brainstorming Exercise Due)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6
6Selection of most appropriate solution - Decision Matrix analysis. Detailed Analysis & Optimization of Design - Application of Engineering Scientific Principles, Codes of Practice1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6
7

Detailed Analysis & Optimization of Design - Application of Engineering Scientific Principles, Codes of Practice, etc to refine the design.

(Decision Matrix Exercise Due)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6
8Design of Machine Components - Calculations applicable to design of Friction Belt Drives, Clutches, Power Screws, Brakes, Geared systems, stationary and rotating Shafts subjected to bending and torsion & selection of anti-friction Bearings1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6
9Design of Machine Components - Calculations applicable to design of Friction Belt Drives, Clutches, Power Screws, Brakes, Geared systems, stationary and rotating Shafts subjected to bending and torsion & selection of anti-friction Bearings1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6
10Design of Machine Components - Calculations applicable to design of Friction Belt Drives, Clutches, Power Screws, Brakes, Geared systems, stationary and rotating Shafts subjected to bending and torsion & selection of anti-friction Bearings1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6
11Design of Machine Components - Calculations applicable to design of Friction Belt Drives, Clutches, Power Screws, Brakes, Geared systems, stationary and rotating Shafts subjected to bending and torsion & selection of anti-friction Bearings1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6
12Design of Machine Components - Calculations applicable to design of Friction Belt Drives, Clutches, Power Screws, Brakes, Geared systems, stationary and rotating Shafts subjected to bending and torsion & selection of anti-friction Bearings1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6
13Design of Machine Components - Calculations applicable to design of Friction Belt Drives, Clutches, Power Screws, Brakes, Geared systems, stationary and rotating Shafts subjected to bending and torsion & selection of anti-friction Bearings1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6
14Mechanical Drive System Project - Students to work through analysis of mechanical drive system, providing design calculations, engineering drawings and model/prototype.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 and 3.2
15Mechanical Drive System Project - Students to work through analysis of mechanical drive system, providing design calculations, engineering drawings and model/prototype.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 and 3.2
16

Mechanical Drive System Project - Students to work through analysis of mechanical drive system, providing design calculations, engineering drawings and model/prototype.

(Major Assignment due)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 and 3.2
17Project Feedback session - fine-tuning of project submission1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 and 3.2
18Project Feedback/Submission of Design Project Report1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 and 3.2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials & Classroom Exercises; On-line video resources


References

Meriam, Kraige & Palm, William J, Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 6th Edition, John Wiley & Sons,

Beer, F.E. & Johnston, R. & Eisenberg, E.,Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007

Baumeister, T. et al, 1987., Marks’Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers., McGraw-Hill

Shigley, J.E., and Mitchell, L.D., 1983., Mechanical Engineering Design., McGraw-Hill.,
ISBN 007056888X

Applied Mechanical Design – Hosking and Harris (1981)

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials by ROGER KINSKY (1998)


Other Resources

Notes provided during class & resource material including references to videos on the Student Drive and the Learning Hub


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

 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Test 1

Project

Lab practicals

Test 2

1.1

 X

 X

 

 X

1.2

X

X

 

 X

1.3

X

X

 

X

1.4

X

X

 

X

1.5

X

X

 

X

1.6

X

X

 

X

2.1

 

X

X

 X

2.2

 

X

X

 X

2.3

 

X

X

 X

2.4

 

X

X

 X

2.5

 

X

X

 X

2.6

 

X

X

 X

3.1

 X

X

X

 X

3.2

X

X

X

 X

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

• Classroom exercises, 10%
• Major Assignment, 30%
• Design Project Report, 60%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM14085A Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEM14085A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.2
Classroom exercisesXXXXXXXXXXXX  
Major AssignmentX  XXXXX  XX  
Design Project ReportXXXXXXXXX

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

        Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies         
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Classroom exercises X X   X X X X X   X X  X X
Major Assignment X X  X  X  X X X   X     X
Design Project Report X X  X  X X X  X X   X X  X X
All assessments
MEM14085A
 3 3 2 0 3 2 3 3  3 3 2 0 2 3
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. 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 is 30 hours outside the class time.

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.

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability 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 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge 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 2 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 7 calendar days (from the original due date) 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.

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity 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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