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MECH1560: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (2015 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||MECH1560: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering|
Professor Cairney, Julie
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Prohibitions:||AERO1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||Objectives:
a) To develop an understanding of the role of Mechanical Engineers and the core concepts within the discipline.
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 (70%): The subject introduces the core mechanical engineering concepts of design and mechanisms, intelligent systems, applied materials and fluid machinery. An overview is provided of the range of roles and the skills and knowledge required of a Mechanical Engineer. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the subjects in the degree program and how they are applied by practicing engineers.
Workshop Technology (30%): On overview is provided of a range of machining and manufacturing processes, with hand on experience provided. Workshop Technology practical work is undertaken in: (a) Hand tools (b) Machining and (c) Welding. Safety requirements: All students are required to provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and 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.
|Additional Notes:||Limited Places due to TAFE component. Department Permission required for non-BE(Mech) students.|
Professor Cairney, Julie
Emeritus Professor Steven, Grant
A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
Professor Ye, Lin
Professor Behnia, Masud
Wood, David K
Meares, Shaun - firstname.lastname@example.org
La Fontained, Alexandre - email@example.com
Araullo-Peters, Vicente - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamed Kalhori, Hand Tools Demonstrator, email@example.com
Matthew Anderson, Hand Tools and Fibreglassing Demonstrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Gong, Hand Tools Demonstrator, email@example.com
Bryan Clarke, Soldering Demonstrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Bartos Machining Demonstrator email@example.com
Babak Ghanbarzadeh, Machining Demonstrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
|T&L Activities:||Lectures: one hour each week.
Tutorial: 2 x one hour tutorials each week. To re-enforce lectures, plus exercises relevant to assignments.
Workshop: Workshop Sessions as described on your timetable (3 hours per week for 5 weeks)
Independent Study: 6 hours per week.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Introduction to some analysis techniques and problem solving methods in statics, thermodynamics, and dynamics.||Design (Level 2)|
|Introduction to the role of mechanical engineers. Introduction to the processes and equipment used in mechanical engineering.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|Appreciate the various forms of information by researching text books, articles etc to be able to fully understand and solve assignment problems.||Information Seeking (Level 1)|
|Develop an ability to communicate effectively through assignments and reports. Devolop ability to lay out problems to improve communication.||Communication (Level 2)|
|Develop an appreciation of the roles of an engineer and their relation to society through exposure to case studies and mechanical engineering machinery.||Professional Conduct (Level 1)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 2)
Coursework assessment 1: Design
Coursework assessment 2: Mechanisms
Coursework assessment 3: Intelligent Systems
Coursework assessment 4: Oral report - selected components and machines
Coursework assessment 5: Materials and Fluid Machinery
Workshop Skills: Practical Work
|Assessment Feedback:||Marked assignments|
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
|Online Course Content:||
A Blackboard site is available with the resources for this Unit of Study:
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Introduction to the course, Description of the ME degree, Careers in ME, Dimensions and Units|
|Week 2||Introduction to Solid Mechanics|
|Week 3||Introduction to Design|
|Week 4||Introduction to Design II|
|Week 5||Introduction to Statics|
|Week 6||Introduction to Machine Dynamics|
|Assessment Due: Assessment 1|
|Week 7||Introduction to Feedback and Control Theory|
|Week 8||Introduction to Computer Science|
|Assessment Due: Assessment 2|
|Week 9||Introduction to Materials and Processing|
|Week 10||Materials Properties and Selection|
|Assessment Due: Assessment 3|
|Week 11||No lecture: student seminars|
|Assessment Due: Assessment 4|
|Week 12||Introduction to Fluid Mechanics|
|Week 13||Introduction to Thermodynamics|
|Assessment Due: Assessment 5|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 2)||Yes||26%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||54%|
|Information Seeking (Level 1)||Yes||10%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||10%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.