Course Title: Design for Manufacture and Assembly

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design for Manufacture and Assembly

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 

 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2252

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,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

AERO2252

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: Dr Raj Ladani

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6532

Course Coordinator Email: raj.ladani@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B251 F03 R008


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

OENG1204 Creative Engineering CAD, or equivalent


Course Description

In this course you will learn to undertake abstract and concrete design tasks at an intermediate level, taking into account the aerospace structure requirements. You will study manufacturing and assembly technologies that are relevant to the design of aerospace components. This includes the capabilities, limitations and cost considerations of manufacturing and assembly in aerospace component design. You will also learn to identify the advantages and limitations of various manufacturing processes and the impact of material properties. Computer-based tutorials in this course will further your capabilities of computer aided design in digital manufacturing and assembly. This course will provide a project-based learning experience in the use of digital design techniques and the management of larger open-ended, team-based conceptual design tasks involving digital manufacturing using 3D printing and structural integrity testing in a laboratory.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes


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

  1. Describe the role of manufacture and assembly within the overall aerospace design process
  2. Develop three-dimensional computer aided design models for complex aerospace components
  3. Apply computer aided design principles for assembly of well-defined aerospace components
  4. Evaluate and select engineering materials and manufacturing and assembly processes relevant to the aerospace industry
  5. Quantify cost and metrics for manufacturing and assembly processes relevant to the aerospace industry.
  6. Design a complex, well-defined aerospace component accounting for manufacture and assembly.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include lectorials (combined lectures and tutorials), computer-based tutorials, a laboratory and assignments.


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on the University Learning Management System (Canvas), which is accessed through myRMIT. This material can include any course notes, tutorial files, lecture recordings and references.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: CAD Assignment
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 2, 3 & 6

This assessment will be a take-home assignment on computer-aided design of aircraft assembly to be completed within a time window of minimum 6 weeks.

Assessment Task 2: Quiz
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1 & 4

This assessment will be a formative quiz which will be online and time-limited within a time window of minimum 24 h.

Assessment Task 3: Group Design Assignment
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1 – 6

This assignment will be a group design report for the design, manufacture and structural testing activity to be completed within a time window of minimum 6 weeks.

Assessment Task 4: Test
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 4 – 6

This assessment will be a written paper on design requirements and analysis. It will be online and time-limited within a time window of minimum 24 hours and a maximum duration of 2 hours.