Mechanical Engineering Design I

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanical Engineering Design I

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GENG1000 Computer Aided Engineering. Students are advised that in order to use the Universities mechanical workshop for the Warman Design-and-Build competition, for safety reasons, they are required to complete the "workshop practice" component in GENG1000.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    General procedures for solving design problems. Searching for design solutions using a range of techniques. Engineering drawing techniques. Assembly of machine components - limits, fits and geometric tolerancing. Introduction to the Australian Standards in relation to design.
    1. Introduce students to the fundamentals of mechanical engineering design, including detailed engineering drawing and conceptual design.
    2. Introduce students to limits and fits, size tolerances, geometric tolerances, analysis of linkages, conceptual design processes and safety in design.
    3. Enable students to apply concepts to a range of examples and problems.
    4. Enable students to participate in a group design and build project; ie. Warman Design and Build Competition.
    An introduction to a general procedure for solving engineering design problems;
    Improve student proficiency at creating and interpreting engineering drawings;
    Increase student awareness and understanding of some of the important aspects of an assembly of mechanical
    components - fits and limits, tolerancing, surface finish and the like;
    Participate in a group project, i.e. The Warman Design-and-Build national competition;
    Utilise Pro/Engineer to develop assembly and detailed engineering drawings.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.