Mechanical Design 1 - ZEIT3700

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT3700 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ZEIT2504

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Students are exposed to the principles of machinery and component design: example topics include springs, bearings, gears, linkages, brakes and clutches, standard hardware, fasteners, tapers. Studies considering what components do, how they do it, how they were made, and possible forms are undertaken. Various design philosophies, such as safe life, fail safe and damage tolerance are discussed. Students will be exposed to conceptual design of systems and subsystems and to design as a constructive, systematic, integrative process. Other topics to be covered include methods for design selection, requirement analysis and mathematical modelling and optimization. Relevant project-based domain topics will be covered. The course will be a blend of lectures, tutorials and studio-based design activity with individual and group activities.

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