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MEM30009A

Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems (36 hrs)

Nominal Hours: 36 | Diploma/Adv Dip: Elective (Group 2) | CompetencyBased  
Assessment Plan A: (One Semester: 18 weeks x 2 hrs/wk)
Updated Mar 2013

Task Topic Description and Link to Notes Quiz # Practice
iTester
Assess
Moodle
Lesson
schedule
Assess schedule Work Load% Must Pass
1 Fasteners: Screw fasteners / keyways / splines / pins / rivets 11201 2 4 5% Y
2 Bearings: Shafts / bearing selection / lubrication / seals 11202 3 5 7% Y
3 Shaft Drives: Belts / chains / gears / couplings / universal joints / cams / brakes / clutches 11203 4 6 7% Y
4 Lifting Systems: Power screws / lifting jacks / hoists / winch equipment / springs 11204 5 7 6% Y
5 Motors: Electric motors / IC engines 11205 6 8 6% Y
6

Hydraulics and Pneumatics: Advantages and disadvantages / compressors / power packs / components / circuits and applications / electrical control

11206

7 9 7% Y
7

Fluid Components: Valves, pipes and other components / typical piping systems

(This is completed in Fluid Dynamics MEM23041A)

10702

 

8 10 6% Y
8

Mechanical codes and standards

(This is completed in Materials Selection MEM30007A)

10208

 

9 11 6% Y
Theory TOTAL  Exam         50% -
 

PART B: PROJECT & REPORT

Student's choice of project, or;

Maze Robot

(These practical components can be fulfilled by the Robot Contest in stage 1).

             
9 Research  (Comp 1.1,  1.2,  1.3) n.a.     11 13 15% Y
10 Preliminary specification  (Comp 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4) n.a.     13 15 15% Y
11 Issued specification (Comp 3.1, 3.2) n.a.     15 17 20% Y
  (Robot) Project TOTAL           50%  
  TOTAL           100%  

(Note: these topics are normally done in Stage 2, but many students with industrial background can tackle these right away)

CBT = Computer Based Testing: Typically consists of practice mode (iTester) and assessment mode (Moodle).
Exam = Written test submitted on paper, all working shown neatly.

*Where applicable.

 

Prerequisites
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM30002A Produce basic engineering graphics
MEM30003A Produce detailed engineering drawings

This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.



MEM30009A UNIT INFORMATION

Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria

1. Research equipment function and operational requirements 

1.1

All relevant drawings, specifications, manuals and documentation are obtained in accordance with workplace procedures.

 

1.2

Appropriate personnel are consulted to determine requirements.

 

1.3

Information collected is interpreted and draft functional and operational requirements are prepared and verified with supervisor or design team.

2. Prepare a preliminary sketch/drawing/specification

2.1

Appropriate components, assemblies and fasteners are selected to perform the required function.

 

2.2

Where required, components and/or materials are selected from supplier/manufacturer catalogues.

 

2.3

Appropriate and relevant codes are applied to the sketch/drawing/specification in accordance with workplace procedures.

 

2.4

The preliminary sketch/drawing/specification is referred to a higher authority for approval in accordance with policy and procedures.

3. Issue or file completed sketch/drawing/specification list as required

3.1

Approved sketch/drawing/specification is stored and catalogued in accordance with standard operating procedures.

 

3.2

Approved sketch/drawing/specification is issued in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Glossary 

Components, assemblies and fasteners May include shafts, seals, bearings, fasteners, splines, cam, lifting systems, pneumatic circuits, hydraulic circuits, piping systems 


Knowledge and Skills 
Skills
  1.    reading and interpreting specifications and drawings 
Knowledge
  1. relevant codes and standards
  2. basic mechanical components: shafts / bearings / seals / fasteners, thread systems / splines / cams
  3. drive components: electric motors / IC engines / brakes / clutches / belts and pulleys / chains and sprockets / gears / couplings / universal joints
  4. lifting systems: lifting jacks / hoists / winch equipment
  5. pneumatic systems: advantages and disadvantages / compressors / pneumatic components / typical circuits and applications / electrical control
  6. hydraulic systems: advantages and disadvantages / power packs / pumps and other components / typical circuits and applications / electrical control
  7. pumps and piping systems: purpose of pumps and piping systems / pumps, valves, pipes and other components / typical piping systems

Delivery Plan

1. Equipment function requirements
  1. relevant drawings
  2. specifications
  3. manuals and documentation
  4. workplace procedures
  5. determination of requirements
  6. interpretation
  7. drafting
  8. verification
2. Preliminary sketch, drawing or specification
  1. selection: components / assemblies / fasteners
  2. supplier/manufacturer catalogues
  3. application of relevant codes
  4. approval
3. Completed sketch, drawing or specification
  1. storage
  2. cataloguing
  3. issue


RESOURCES

Teaching and Learning Resources

TAFE library catalogue is available online: TAFE NSW Library Network Catalogue

Useful reference materials/learning resources are:

MEM05 TAFE NSW Unit Resource Manual for this unit of competency.
Resource Distribution Centre,
Unit 3/61-71 Rookwood Rd,
Yagoona NSW 2199
Ph 9793 3347, Fax 9793 3242

Manufacturers' catalogues for components and systems
MEM05 TAFE NSW Unit Resource Manual for this unit of competency