Foundations of Mechanical Design 1 (MECH5400)


For students to experience 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. the efficient use of a CAD package 3. creativity, 4. the design process, 5. methods used to analyse designs. 6. Standard components

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2 hours of lectures, 2 hours of tutorials and 1 hour of computer lab per week


Through semester assessment (100%)

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Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of programming in MATLAB and a knowledge of Engineering Mechanics (statics)



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