MECH5551 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- The project is a capstone experience in which students integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in earlier units to a substantial real world design challenge relevant to their discipline. Students work in teams, typically with four to six members, and are supervised by an academic and/or industry mentor. Teams are responsible for managing their project as well as reporting against milestones and preparing the necessary design documentation. The academic objectives of the project are to lead students through a systematic engineering design and synthesis process and to better prepare them for professional practice as engineers. The focus of this unit is on teamwork skills and the design process.
- Students are able to (1) apply engineering synthesis and design processes relevant to mechanical engineering; (2) seek out the requirements and associated resources to assess the scope, dimensions, scale of effort and indicative costs of a complex engineering project; (3) apply technical knowledge, appropriate tools and problem solving skills to achieve a desired outcome to satisfy user requirements; (4) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a design project; (5) conduct oneself in a professional manner; (6) critically analyse design inputs, processes and outputs; (7) locate and evaluate relevant standards and technical literature; (8) use discourse conventions relevant to the discipline; (9) communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately using written, oral and visual means; and (10) contribute to and/or manage a complex engineering project activity, as a member and/or leader of an engineering team.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) weekly practice; (2) quizzes; and (3) project reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Andrew Guzzomi
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
MECH5502 Analysis and Design of Machine Components; for pre-2012 courses: completion of 26 points of engineering units
- MECH4429 Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice; for pre-2012 courses: none
- Advisable prior study:
- MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1, MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2, ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering (formerly ENSC1001 Engineering Challenges in a Global World), ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges, ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines, ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing, ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics, ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics
Dieter, G. E. and Schmidt, L. C. Engineering Design, 5th edn: McGraw Hill 2013
Wright, D. C. Design and Analysis of Machine Elements, latest edn: UWA School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.