Courses & Units

Advanced Mechanical Design ENG723


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. The project provided will be industry based so that students obtain first hand experience working on an industry based project.


Unit name Advanced Mechanical Design
Unit code ENG723
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Jason Ali-Lavroff
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030101 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,085.00

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Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentFinal presentation (30%)|Report on preliminary design (30%)|Report on final design (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design 11e in SI Units
By Richard Budynas; Keith Nisbett

Australian Standards AS 1100.201-1992

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