Course Title: Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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: Tauqir Waraich

Contact Number: +61 3 9925 4310

Email: tauqir.waraich@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
  • Test1 and Test 2 
  • Project Work

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

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. 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
5Analysis 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, etc1.1, 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
7Detailed Analysis & Optimization of Design - Application of Engineering Scientific Principles, Codes of Practice, etc to refine the design.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
8

Design Analysis 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 Bearings

                                                               Test 1

1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6
9Design Analysis 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 Analysis 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 Analysis 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
12

Design Analysis 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 Bearing

                                                                Test 2

1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6
13Design Analysis 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
16Mechanical Drive System Project - Students to work through analysis of mechanical drive system, providing design calculations, engineering drawings and model/prototype.

(Design Project Report 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

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.


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 Blackboard


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%, Week 5
• Test 1, 15%, Week 8,

  • Test 2 15% Week 12

• Design Project Report, 60%, Week 16

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 and Performance Criteria

 

MEM14085A Elements and Performance Criteria
Assessments1.1 1.21.3 1.4  1.5 1.62.1 2.2  2.3 2.42.5  2.6 3.13.2 
Classroom Exercises x
 Test 1 x  
 Test 2 x x  
 Design project Report x x x x x x x x x x x x x

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 

                Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies
 Assessments

EA1.1

 EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6EA2.1  EA2.2EA2.3  EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3EA3.4 EA3.5 
 Classroom Exercises    x    x     x     x     x    x        x     x     x    x      x     x    x      x
 Test 1    x    x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x     x     
 Test 2    x    x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x     x     
 Design Project Report    x    x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x      x     x     x     x      x

 All assessments

MEM14085A

  3   3           3      3     3     3    3     3      3     3     2      2      2     0    2
 0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed
 1 Graduate attribute is assessed at one, but not less than one-third, of element            
 2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but not less than two-thirds, of element             
 3 Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the element            

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit 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 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 to 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 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 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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.


Email Communication:

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