Course Title: Mechanical Design 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Mechanical Design 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET2136

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: Dr Martin Leary

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6177

Course Coordinator Email: martin.leary@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10-12

Course Coordinator Availability: email for appointment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

OENG1204 Creative Engineering CAD 

MIET2514 Introduction to Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 


Course Description

This course is part of a sequence of Project Based Learning (PBL) courses and concentrates on the study of machine elements and their incorporation into simple machines.  
Within this course the following topics will be dealt with: Rolling contact bearings & seals; Belt drives and chain drives; Design for different types of loading; Shaft design; Keys, pins, set screws; Spur Gears; Helical gears, bevel gears and worm gears; Plain surface bearings; Couplings; Motion control: clutches and brakes; Bolted and welded joints; Tolerances and fits.  


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops and assesses the following program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): 

In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 

Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. 

Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. 

Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. 

Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to: 

  1. Apply a design problem solving methodology. 
  2. Apply a working knowledge of common machine elements  including their fundamental design, their modes of failure, the scientific concepts behind them, their selection and their  installation and successful use 
  3. Design simple systems using common mechanical components 



Overview of Learning Activities

Pre-recorded video will cover fundamental theory, online tutorials will introduce specific examples and self directed learning exercises (fully worked solutions will be provided online). These capabilities will be supported by self-directeed assignment work supported by face-to-face or online workshops where specific challenges are resolved as required. 


Specific outcomes includes: 

Bearings 

Shafts 

Failure Criteria – static loading 

Failure Criteria – dynamic loading 

Pulley Design 

Chain system design  

Bracket design  

Motor and Engine design 

Failure Modes and Effects analysis 

Root cause analysis 


Overview of Learning Resources

Online course materials


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements

Assignment 1 
Weighting 40% 
This assessment supports CLOs 1-3 

Class test 1 
Weighting 20%
This will be online and time-limited test that will be completed within a time window of minimum 24 hrs. 
This assessment supports CLOs 1-3 

Class test 2 
Weighting 20%.
This will be online and time-limited test that will be completed within a time window of minimum 24 hrs. 
This assessment supports CLOs 1-3 

Class test 3
Weighting 20%. 
This will be online and time-limited test that will be completed within a time window of minimum 24 hrs. 
This assessment supports CLOs 1-3