MECH2400_2011_Semester_2 - FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND...

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering MECH2400: MECHANICAL DESIGN 1 Semester 2, 2011 | 6 Credit Points | Coordinator(s): Paul McHugh 1. INTRODUCTION Aim: For students to experience a realistic the design process and to develop good engineering skills. Course Objectives: To develop an understanding of: 1. the need for and use of standard drawings in the communication and definition of parts and assemblies, 2. Efficient use of a CAD package 3. creativity, 4. the design process from initial idea to finished product 5. Methods used to analyse designs 6. standard components 2. LEARNING OUTCOMES Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. See assessment summary table below for details of which outcomes are assessed where. Outcomes are listed according to the course goals that they support. Design and Problem Solving Skills 1. Skills in idea generation methods 2. Skills in design analysis techniques and layout 3. Skills in design development and testing Professional Communication 4. Skills in freehand sketching and drafting practices 5. Skills in written and graphical communication Teamwork and Project Management 6. Skills in working as individuals and in teams For further details of course goals related to these learning outcomes, see online unit outline at http:// students/ view- unit- page/ alpha/ MECH2400 . 3. ASSESSMENT TASKS ASSESSMENT SUMMARY Assessment name Team- based? Weight Due Outcomes Assessed Assignment No 5% Week 1 4 Assignment No 10% Week 3 2, 4 Portfolio No 20% Multiple Weeks 4, 5 Assignment No 15% Week 6 2 Quiz No 5% Week 7 2 Assignment No 20% Week 9 1, 2 Assignment Yes 25% Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION Assignment: Assignment A - Freehand Sketch. Will be done during the practical session on Friday 31st July from 10am to 11 am.
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