1 x 1-hour lecture per semester
11 x 2-hour workshop-1s per semester
2 x 4-hour workshop-2s per semester
1 x 7-hour project work weekly
1 Admission into MESCMC-Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical)
1a Admission into MEMC-Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
1b Admission into MESC-Master of Engineering Science
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR2781 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Knowledge such as can be obtained in ENGR1711 Engineering Design or ENGR8711 Engineering Design GE.
Topic description

Implementing elements of the design specification, concept development, testing and evaluation, and operation of an engineering system based around the National Weir-Warman Design and Build Competition. Project management and communication with other engineers and the community. Engineering report of all aspects of the design.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with essential practice in mechanical engineering design, communication and management.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Effectively apply design process principles (i.e. problem identification, concept generation, concept selection and design embodiment)
  2. Demonstrate communication skills (e.g. logical cohesion, writing a research paper, integrating evidence and the effective presentation)
  3. Demonstrate project management skills (e.g. materials selection, sourcing and budgeting)
  4. Demonstrate professional skills (e.g. team work, record keeping)
  5. Understanding of OH&S principles and practices
  6. Develop risk assessments and standard operating procedures for a developed product
  7. Conduct independent research into a design problem to critically review, analyse, evaluate, and present findings in a structured, referenced, and well-written research report