Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (MECH1560)
UNIT OF STUDY
Objectives: a) To develop an understanding of the role of Mechanical Engineers. b) To understand the content of the degree structure and how the subjects are applied. c) To develop an understanding of a range of machining and manufacturing processes required to make mechanical components. Introductory Mechanical Engineering (50%): Subject introduces the Mechanical Engineering degrees. An overview of the range of roles of a Mechanical Engineer (people, case studies, guests, etc.). The skills/knowledge required of an engineer and the relationship between the subjects in the degree program and how they are applied by practicing engineers. Fundamentals of machinery and equipment common to this degree, with some introductory analysis techniques and problem solving methods. Manufacturing Technology (50%): Safety requirements: All students are required to comply with the safety regulations. Students who fail to do this will not be permitted to enter the workshops. In particular, approved industrial footwear must be worn, and long hair must be protected by a hair net. Safety glasses must be worn at all times. Workshop Technology practical work in: (a) Fitting . Measurement, marking, hammers, cutting, tapping and screwing, reaming and scraping. (b)Machining . lathe, mill, grinder, drill, shaper, and finishing operations. (c)Welding . Practical work in gas and electric welding. (d)Blacksmithing and forging. (e) Foundary . moulding and casting.
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(1hr lec, 2hrs tut, 3hrs workshop) per week
Through semester assessment (100%)
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MECH1600, MTRX1701, AERO1560, MECH1751, ENGG1800
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