In this unit mechanical engineering students will design solutions to a real-world engineering problem using the engineering design process. Initial research conducted will be used to develop a set of project requirements and scope. A holistic design process will start from concept design to detail design and will include critical analysis of solutions using the FMEA approach and life-cycle assessment.
|Unit name||Advanced Mechanical Design|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Professor Tim Finnigan|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Develop a project scope and design requirements by investigating salient issues relating to a design problem.
- Design a engineering solution to a real-world problem, including an FMEA and life-cycle assessment
- Function independently in the development of a professional engineering design report
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The unit involves one 2-hour workshop and one 1-hour tutorial each week during semester. Supporting information and videos will be made available on-line via the MyLo page for the unit. There is one industry-based activity in week 6 that will require attendance at an engineering site within short distance from campus. All workshops and tutorials will be held at the Sandy Bay campus, unless otherwise specified.
|Assessment||Assignment 1 (25%)|Industry design challenge (5%)|Design package (60%)|Final presentation (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design 11e in SI Units
Australian Standards AS 1100.201-1992
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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