Course Title: Advanced Engineering Computer Aided Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Engineering Computer Aided Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: A/Prof. Yongmin Zhong

Course Coordinator Phone: 99256018

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora East 251.03.53

Course Coordinator Availability: Best to first contact via email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Engineering Computer Graphics (MIET1088) or equivalent

Course Description

This course focuses on advanced techniques and tools in complex shape design for mechanical engineering applications.

Through the topics addressing the impact of geometric modelling in engineering design and analysis, students will be building up techniques and theories as well as using advanced tools in complex shape design for real-world engineering problems, strengthening the ability to execute comprehensive and professional engineering projects.

The interdisciplinary nature of geometric modelling and engineering design is addressed through the hands-on nature of the course work.The course material is structured to meet the needs of mechanical,aerospace, automotive and manufacturing engineers as well as general users of Computer Aided Design systems.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onward. See the WAM information web page for more information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • Professional use and management of information.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply advanced techniques and tools of geometric modelling and parametric design for engineering design applications.
  2. Apply theories, methods and procedures for complex-shaped parametric design and analysis.
  3. Execute professional CAD projects for engineering design applications in industrial practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Pre-recorded lectures, hands-on tutorials, and learner directed work on assignments.
Assignments focus on the applications of geometric modelling and parametric design techniques to engineering applications.

Overview of Learning Resources

The essential material will be covered in pre-recorded lecture videos.
For specific details please refer to the course coordinator.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.


Assessment tasks


Assessment Task 1:  (Project)
Weighting: 14%
This assessment task supports all CLOs.

Assessment Task 2:  (Project)
Weighting: 16%
This assessment task supports all CLOs 

Assessment Task 3: (Project)
Weighting: 20%
This assessment task supports all CLOs

Assessment 4: (Project)
Weighting: 50% 
This assessment task supports all CLOs