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MECH5551 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Content
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.
Outcomes
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) demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability; (6) critically analyse design inputs, processes and outputs; (7) locate and apply relevant standards, regulations, 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.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) major project; (2) minor project; and (3) reflection on learning. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Andrew Guzzomi
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and MECH5502 Analysis and Design of Machine Components; for pre-2012 courses: completion of 26 points of engineering units
Co-requisites:
MECH4429 Applied Engineering Thermodynamics and 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
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Incidental fees
True
Recommended
texts

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

 

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