Course Outline

MEC300 Mechanical Design 2

Course Coordinator:Selvan Pather (spather@usc.edu.au) School:School of Science, Technology and Engineering

2022Semester 1

USC Sunshine Coast

USC Moreton Bay

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.

Please go to the USC website for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?

Description

We live in a world of change which is driven by innovation and the desire for more efficient
and sustainable machines and devices. This course provides you with the knowledge and
skills to understand the design need, recognise the theory required and to synthesise an
integrated solution. Machines comprise of a number of components working together to
create a useful and efficient device. The course introduces you to the fundamental theory,
applications and interaction of a number of machine components, which will work in an
integrated manner to achieve the design requirements of the machine.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Learning materials – On-line Learning Materials. 2hrs Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On-campus tutorials 2hrs Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 2 – On-campus workshop 2hrs Week 1 13 times

Course Topics

  • Revision of Stress/Strain Analysis
  • Stress Concentrations and Factors of Safety
  • Buckling of Columns
  • Fatigue
  • Threaded Fasteners
  • Riveted and Welded Joints
  • Design of Springs
  • Lubrication and Plain Bearing
  • Roller-element Bearings
  • Design of Spur Gears
  • Clutches and Brakes
  • Belt Drives
  • Shaft and Shaft Fittings

What level is this course?

300 Level (Graduate)

Demonstrating coherence and breadth or depth of knowledge and skills. Independent application of knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Meeting professional requirements and AQF descriptors for the degree. May require pre-requisites where discipline specific introductory or developing knowledge or skills is necessary. Normally undertaken in the third or fourth full-time study year of an undergraduate program.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming... Professional Standard Mapping * Engineers Australia
1 Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate analytical principles to describe, design and predict thebehaviour of standard machine components. Knowledgeable
1.3, 2.3, 3.6
2 Apply correct theoretical models to the design of appropriate machine components Empowered
2.2, 2.3
3 Demonstrate creative and design skills and methodology in the design of two artefacts. Engaged
3.3, 3.6
4 Present clarity of thought and expression in written and oral communication of design Engaged
2.3, 3.2, 3.5

* Competencies by Professional Body

CODE COMPETENCY
Engineers Australia
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.

Pre-requisites

(ENG221 or MEC221 and (ENG227 or MEC227)

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Anti-requisites

ENG228

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

Feedback provided during engagement in weekly formative tutorial exercises will demonstrate the level of proficiency and understanding of the course material. 

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Written Piece Individual 35%
Each assignment would require, on average, 3 hours of independent effort.
Throughout teaching period (refer to Format) Online Submission
All 2 Portfolio Group 15%
Design output and associated report --- max 2000 words using appropriate diagrams/drawings
Week 13 To be Negotiated
All 3 Examination - Centrally Scheduled Individual 50%
2 hrs
Exam Period Online Submission
All - Assessment Task 1:Assignments
Goal:
You will develop skills and understanding of analytical design principles, material selection criteria and performance behaviour of standard components, which will allow you to design appropriate fit-for-purpose machine parts.
Product: Written Piece
Format:
Questions will be set for each of the three assignments from the material covered in the on-line learning resources and tutorials up to, and including, the week prior to the submission. (Instructions will be provided on CANVAS).
Submit: Assignment 1 by 8:00 am on Monday of Week 4, Assignment 2 by 8:00 am on Tuesday of Week 8, and Assignment 3 by 8:00 am on Monday of Week 12.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Demonstration of knowledge using correct terminology, diagrams and methodology.
1 2
2
Application of correct formulae; including all workings showing a logical sequence to the problem solution
2
All - Assessment Task 2:Workshop Portfolio
Goal:
This activity will allow you to demonstrate creativity, innovation and design methodology in designing, building and testing machine components and systems
Product: Portfolio
Format:
The projects are completed by groups of 3 students. The portfolio and the built mechanical device are to be submitted by the group. The portfolio should NOT be longer than 10 pages
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Analysis of materials selection, design and functionality of machine components.
2
2
Structured approach to design, fabrication and display of artefacts.
3
3
Presentation of the report meeting the specified page limit; demonstrating depth of discussion and reflection on the project
4
All - Assessment Task 3:Final Examination
Goal:
You will demonstrate your knowledge and 
understanding of the design principles, material selection criteria and performance behaviour of standard components.
Product: Examination - Centrally Scheduled
Format:
The final open-book, on-line exam will assess the contents of the entire course. The duration of the final exam will be 2 hours (during centrally scheduled exam period, open book). You will be required to provide responses to a number of typical problems similar to those given in the tutorial and assignment questions throughout the semester. Your exam solutions will be used to evaluate your understanding of the total course material.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Demonstration of knowledge using correct terminology, diagrams and methodology
1 2
2
Application of correct formulae; including all workings showing a logical sequence to the problem solution
2

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

Schedule

Period and Topic Activities
Week 1 : Introduction, Revision of Mechanics of Materials
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise (problem solving)
Revise MEC221 Mechanics of Materials Course topics, Introduction to Workshop Projects (group creation)
Week 2 : Stress Analysis of Curved Beams; Buckling
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), and Workshop Project 1 - engine disassembly
Week 3 : Stress Concentrations
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), and Workshop Project 1 - engine disassembly
Week 4 : Fatigue Analysis
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), and Workshop Project 1 - engine disassembly and display planning
Week 5 : Power Screws and Threaded Fasteners
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), and Workshop Project 1 - engine sectioning and display planning
Week 6 : Rivetted and Welded Joints
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), Workshop Project 1 - engine sectioning and display planning, and Project 2 - Creative design
Week 7 : Design of Springs
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), Workshop Project 1 - engine sectioning and display planning, and Project 2 - Creative design planning
Week 8 : Lubrication and Plain Bearings
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), Workshop Project 1 - engine sectioning and display planning, and Project 2 - Creative design fabrication
Week 9 : Rolling Element Bearings
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), Workshop Project 1 - engine display assembly, and Project 2 - Creative design fabrication.
Week 10 : Design of Spur Gears
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), Workshop Project 1 - engine display assembly, and Project 2 - Creative design fabrication.
Week 11 : Brakes and Clutches
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), Workshop Project 1 - engine display assembly, and Project 2 - Creative design assembly.
Week 12 : Belt Drives
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), and Design Exhibition.
Week 13 : Design of Shafts
Engage with on-line learning resources, undertake tutorial exercise and revision examples (problem solving), and  preparation of workshop portfolio.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.

Required? Author Year Title Edition Publisher
Required Robert C. Juvinall,Kurt M. Marshek 2020 Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, 7th Australia and New Zealand Edition with Wiley E-Text Card Set 7th Wiley

Specific requirements

Fully enclosed shoes must be worn in the engineering laboratory. If you do not have the correct shoes you will not be allowed to do the workshop task. You must also undertake the laboratory induction before you can undertake any task in the workshop/laboratory.

How are risks managed in this course?

Risk assessments have been performed for all studio and laboratory classes and a low level of health and safety risk exists. Some risk concerns may include equipment, instruments, and tools; as well as manual handling items within the laboratory. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 

Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.

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