MEM09011B Apply basic engineering design concepts
Nominal Hours: | Diploma/Adv Dip: Elective (Group 3) | Competency Based
Assessment Plan A: (One Semesters: 18 weeks)
Updated Oct 2014
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Assessment is by a written REPORT, fulfilling all criteria according to Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria
This report requires you to design something. It needs to be something fairly simple, or it can be an existing product where some design modifications are made by the student. These design changes are to be detailed according to the performance criteria.
Typical length: 10-15 pages
Contents: Description of design problem, research, brainstorming of possible solutions, concept sketches, selection of best design (probably by decision matrix or Pugh method), standards and regulation constraints, minor calculations if required, specification of design by description / drawings / CAD model / scale model / prototype.
Example report. See the following link. A simple design study on modifications of a wheelbarrow.
Note that the technical content of this example (force analysis) is not required in this unit. Analysis involving engineering mechanics (forces, stresses, motions) would normally be required in the 2nd year Mech Eng unit MEM14085A, which can be combined with this unit into a larger and more comprehensive project.
Quiz = Computer Based Testing: Typically consists of practice mode (iTester) and assessment mode (Moodle).
Exam = Written test submitted on paper, all working shown neatly.
* Pre-requisite tests embedded in these subjects.
Engineering mechanics: An introduction to statics, dynamics and strength of materials
RRP $80.95 (June 2009)
(*CAUTION: This subject contains two unofficial pre-requisites: MEM30005A Forces and MEM30006A Stresses. MEM30005A must be done prior (pre-requisite), but MEM30006A can be done concurrently (co-requisite) Assessment is a combination of multiple choice tests, written tests, and submitted reports (print/email).
- Lab Reports: Specification for lab reports. (Including error analysis where required)
- Project Reports: Specification for project reports.
tasks: Computer based learning and assessment using the
Procedures and rules. For most computer-based assessments, homework must be presented before Tester (exam mode) can be attempted. In some cases, certain programs (e.g. Excel) are excluded from running with Tester during an exam.
Interpret technical drawing*
This unit best to be combined with MEM14085A Mechanical Engineering Analysis
MEM09011B UNIT INFORMATION
This unit covers applying in situ design skills by personnel who are then responsible for the manufacture of the design outcome either individually or as part of a team.
This unit includes the determination of requirements such as location, assembly or other parts of the manufacturing or engineering process and where the designer must consider the impact of the design on other equipment, process or personnel, for example safety aspects of the design.
Design tasks undertaken include the application of design concepts to, for example, the fabrication and modification of structures, plant and equipment, and design of tooling and gauges, production control systems, fluid power layouts, electrical circuits etc.
The unit applies to the fields of mechanical, production, electrical/electronic, fabrication, and fluid power.
Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria
|1. Determine design requirements||
1.1. Design requirement is established from job sheets, instructions or in consultation with appropriate people.
1.4. Sources of expert assistance are identified and used as required.
|2. Create design||
2.1. Design meets end use requirement.
Knowledge and Skills
Glossary (Range Statement)