Course Title: Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: MIET7542C

Course Title: Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vettri Chinnadurai
Phone: +613 9925 4667

Serge Eljaste
Phone: +613 9925 4661

Appointments by email

Amita Iyer

Program Manager
Ph: +61 3 9925 8311

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 mechanics principles

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the integration of mechanical fundamentals to achieve an engineering or related task. It includes identifying task parameters, personal and team functions, chain of responsibility and work health and safety (WHS) guidelines. It includes investigation of machines, mechanisms and mechanical systems, and mechanical fundamentals, such as mechanical methods and processes, workshop techniques, materials, scientific and mathematical principles and computer software. It requires completion of the task in cooperation with the team and documentation of the process and outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM14089A Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task


1. Investigate scope of engineering task

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify mechanical and related fundamentals to be integrated into engineering task

1.2 Identify stakeholders to be consulted

1.3 Confirm WHS, regulatory requirements, risk management and organisational procedures

1.4 Review functions and features of machines, mechanisms and mechanical systems required by the task

1.5 Review software techniques required for task analysis and graphics


2. Integrate mechanical fundamentals

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use systems thinking to address contingencies and constraints, problem solving and decision making, and continuous improvement to achieve integration task

2.2 Integrate mechanical fundamentals to achieve task objectives

2.3 Seek technical and professional assistance or clarification of design information, as required


3. Report results

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Record results of investigation, evaluation and integration

3.2 Provide documentation, such as diagrams and calculations, programs and files

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster in conjunction with MEM14085A (MIET7541C) and MEM30009A (MANU7352C). You must enrol in all three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies MEM14085A, MEM30009A and MEM14089A. Please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM14085A (MIET7541C) for the learning activities and Engineers Australia Mapping Information.

Teaching Schedule

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM14085A (MIET7541C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Roger Kinsky. Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials. McGraw-Hill
Val Ivanoff. Engineering Mechanics. McGraw-Hill


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

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:

Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.


Assessment 1: Test 1 

Assessment 2: Project 

Assessment 3: Laboratory practical reports 

Assessment 4: Test 2


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):


Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered

Test 1


Lab practical

Test 2
























































Assessment Tasks

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM14085A (MIET7541C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Assessment Matrix

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM14085A (MIET7541C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Other Information

Private Study Hours are approximately 40-45 hours for this cluster course.


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 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 find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

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 lodgment 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 to find more information about special consideration 


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

Please Refer: to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.


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