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ACM100 Engineering Fundamentals

Introduces students to the engineering profession and its disciplines. The unit deals with engineering analysis, modelling, and laboratory practice. It provides the basis for further study in the three traditional disciplines of mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. Students learn to apply their mathematics and physics to the analysis of engineering problems. Hands-on laboratory work, and report writing develop skills in these two important areas. The deliver of the unit, and its assessment, is designed to bridge the gap between school and the more formal teaching of engineering in the later years of the course.
The unit consists of four components. Component (a) is scheduled for semester 1 and the remaining components for semester 2.
(a) (Mechanical) - introduction to mechanical engineering: statics, kinematics, and dynamics, with applications to machines and structures;
(b) (Electrical) - introduction to electrical engineering: electromagnetism and basic circuit theory (including electrical safety);
(c) (Civil) - introduction to civil engineering - mechanics of structures, elements of design, hydrostatics; and
(d) (Physics) - atomic physics, waves and geometrical optics (taught by the Department of Physics).

Special notes
teaching staff (Coordinator) Dr V Karri
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [38% (BSc 6pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 141 lectures, 48 tutorials, 75 hrs laboratory
prerequisites TCE Mathematics Stage 2 and TCE Physics (or HSC equiv) or satisfactory alternatives approved by the Academic Dean of Engineering and Surveying
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment each component will be examined at the end of the semester in which it is taught and the four individual results will be combined into a single assessment for Engineering Fundamentals. A minimum degree of proficiency in each section is necessary to obtain a pass in the subject. Further details tba
required texts, etc
Mabie HH and Reinholtz CF, Mechanisms and Dynamics of Machinery,  Wiley.
Riley WF and Sturges LD, Engineering Mechanics - Statics,  Wiley.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science Schedule (S3G)
Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)






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ACM110 Engineering Fundamentals (CSE)

Is a modified form of unit ACM100 (above), and is intended for students undertaking Computer Systems Engineering (CSE). It consists of components (a) (Mechanical Engineering), (b) (Electrical Engineering) and (d) (Physics) of ACM100, but without the workshop processes component of (a).

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [24%]
teaching pattern full year - 104 lectures, 37 tutorials, 51 laboratory
prerequisites TCE Mathematics Stage 2 and TCE Physics (or HSC equivalents) or satisfactory alternatives approved by the Academic Dean of Engineering and Surveying
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment As for the relevant sections of ACM100
required texts, etc
as for ACM100.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)







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ACM150 Engineering Drawing

Develops the students' spatial imagery through the study of descriptive geometry and gives instruction in standard projections used in contemporary drawing office practice. Studies cover methods of projection; elements of plane and solid geometry; development of surfaces of revolution; introduction to computer aided drafting; and exercises with CAD.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr E Middleton, Dr CG Foster
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [12% (BSc 3pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 1-hour lecture and 1.5-hours practical work a week
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3x3-hour tests of descriptive geometry - an average mark of 60% for the first two tests is considered satisfactory. Students performing below this level are given supplementary exercises and must pass a third test in order to qualify for a pass grade. All students must satisfactorily complete 2 exercises in CAD
required texts, etc
prescribed instruments - 150mm compass, screw adjusted; 150mm dividers (instruments to be of good quality, preferably in a case); Metric scale AS1212-1: 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10; Pencils - 2H, H, F or equiv clutch pencils; Parallel ruler, set squares (45ƒ 250mm, 60ƒ 300mm); Protractor (full circle), eraser, drafting tape.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science Schedule (S3G)
Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Bachelor of Technology (Electronics & Computers) (N3G)





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ACM190 Engineering Fundamentals for Technologists

Is a modified form of ACM100 (above), and is intended for Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Technology students. It consists of component (b) (Electrical Engineering).

Special notes
teaching staff staff of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [10%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 39 lectures, 13 tutorials, 18 laboratory
prerequisites Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment as for the relevant sections of ACM100.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Technology (Manufacturing Technology) (N3F)







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