MMSY-MAJ - Mechanical and Materials Systems

Mechanical and Materials Systems

Description

Mechanical and Material systems is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, mathematics and materials science for the design, research , analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of products and machinery and is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines. This discipline requires an understanding of concepts that includes mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, manufacturing technologies, structural analysis and tools such as computer-aided design. Engineers with mechanical and materials systems major are employed in a diverse range of industries including mining, defence, manufacturing, Infrastructure development, automotive, aerospace, health, power generation, ship building, food processing, energy and agriculture.


Other Information

  • Programs and Courses

  • Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse NameUnitsSchoolP&C LinkPublic Page
    ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN2217 Mechnical Systems Design 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN3212 Manufacturing Technologies 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN3601 Engineering Materials 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN4420 Sustainable Product Development 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN4511 Composite Material 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN4615 Finite Element Analysis 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web

    Learning Outcomes to EA Stage 1 Competency Mapping

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Describe the core concepts in mechanical and material systems including mechanics, thermodynamics, material behavior, structural behaviour and manufacturing processes. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    2Demonstrate technical competence in the area of mechanical and materials systems including problem identification, analysis and design. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Demonstrate the competency in the usage of computer-aided-design tools tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Design mechanical system components tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Apply the core knowledge to build and analyse representative mechanical systems tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Apply and transfer the approaches of interdisciplinary systems engineering to mechanical and material systems tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    7Demonstrate critical thinking abilities in the area tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Summary

    1. Knowledge and Skill base

    1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. tick
    1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. tick
    1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. tick
    1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. tick
    1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. tick
    1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. tick

    2. Engineering Application Ability

    2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. tick
    2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. tick
    2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. tick
    2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. tick

    3. Professional and Personal Attributes

    3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. tick
    3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. tick
    3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. tick
    3.4 Professional use and management of information. tick
    3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. tick
    3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. tick

    Learning Outcomes to EA Stage 1 Competency Mapping

    ENGN1217 - Introduction to Mechanics

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Identify and manipulate forces and their resultants in one- two- and three dimensions. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    2Recognise and classify moments and couples created by forces. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Employ mechanical equilibrium and free body diagrams to solve mechanical statics problems, including bending moment diagrams. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Acquire skills for testing the bending of a beam and the construction of a bridge model subject to testing. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Analyse and demonstrate the stability conditions of mechanical equilibrium. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Define and evaluate the fundamentals of mechanical testing of materials (tension, compression, shear). tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN2217 - Mechnical Systems Design

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Develop an understanding on the use the material data obtained from standard mechanical testing methods for structural design applications tick tick tick tick tick tick
    2Analyse the structural response behaviour by breaking the response of structure into axial, bending and torsional deformation modes tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3 Design simple connections for use in structural mechanics tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4 Develop an understanding of stress concentrations in structures tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5? Analyse thermal behaviour of structural members tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6 Develop a knowledge of combined loading behaviour in structural systems tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    7Design and optimize the design of three dimensional frame structures using finite element analysis tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    8 Develop an understanding of experimental mechanics techniques through the use of strain gage measurements and photo elastic experiments tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN2222 - Engineering Thermodynamics

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Evaluate physical properties of solids, fluids and gases. tick tick tick tick tick
    2Formulate mass and energy balances for closed and open systems without and with chemical reactions, and perform their exergetic analysis. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Evaluate thermal effects associated with gas mixing, separation, and chemical reactions, and determine the equilibrium composition of such systems, tick tick tick tick tick
    4Apply thermodynamic principles to design and performance analysis in interdisciplinary engineering applications, with focus on energy, materials, biomedicine, and manufacturing. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Identify efficiency improvements for thermal and thermochemical systems, including their cost-effectiveness. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Write succinct engineering reports based on experimental observations and theoretical analysis. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN3212 - Manufacturing Technologies

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Articulate clearly a range of different manufacturing processes. tick tick tick
    2Determine appropriate parameters for different manufacturing process. tick tick tick tick
    3Justify the most appropriate manufacturing process and material for a given product. tick
    4Apply design for manufacture principles. tick tick tick tick tick
    5Perform a range of different manufacturing processes. tick
    6Clearly present designs for manufacture in the form of an Engineering Report. tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN3601 - Engineering Materials

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Plasticity and plastic deformation concepts as they apply to the plastic forming of metal sheets tick tick tick tick tick
    2Understand the principles and importance of electrochemical and corrosion behaviour of metals tick tick tick tick tick
    3Understand the basic electrical and dielectric properties as they apply to engineering ceramics and metals tick tick tick tick
    4 Appreciate how a knowledge of electrochemical and dielectric properties can be used to determine the energy storage properties of electronic materials and their devices tick tick tick tick
    5Understand and utilize the concepts of thermoelctrical behaviour, piezoelectric behaviour and electrochromic behaviour through the study of engineering nanomaterials tick tick tick tick tick
    6Gain detailed information on the processability and types of engineering polymers, ferrous alloys and non-ferrous alloys. tick tick
    7Gain experience in the use of research-grade potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrochemical and energy storage test equipment, as well as in the use of electron microscopes and X-ray diffraction units. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    8Understand the basic principles and operating procedures relating to scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction tick tick tick

    ENGN4420 - Sustainable Product Development

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1apply international standards to undertake product life-cycle analysis tick tick tick tick tick
    2determine the energy needs and carbon footprint for product development and manufacturing tick tick tick tick
    3design a manufacturing process using cleaner production technologies tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4develop an end-of-life product strategy and integrate this strategy into the preliminary product development stage tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN4511 - Composite Material

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Identify the properties of fiber and matrix materials used in commercial composites, as well as some common manufacturing techniques tick tick tick
    2Analyze and design elastic properties of both long and short fiber composites based on the constituent properties tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Evaluate function and performance of composites using stress, strain and stiffness tensors and ideas from matrix algebra tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Explain and understanding linear elasticity with emphasis on the difference between isotropic and anisotropic material behavior tick tick tick
    5Analyze a laminated plate in bending, including finding laminate properties from lamina properties and find residual stresses from curing and moisture tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Create and design engineering structures and projects associated with fibre-composites tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    7Predict the failure strength of a laminated composite plate tick tick tick tick tick tick
    8Gain knowledge of issues in fracture of composites and environmental degradation of composites tick tick tick tick tick
    9Use the ideas developed in the analysis of composites towards using composites in engineering design tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    10Continue to develop the ability to critique and synthesize literature, review results and to apply the knowledge gained from the course in developing new ideas; in designing and evaluating scientific investigations; and in assessing, interpreting and understanding experimental data tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN4615 - Finite Element Analysis

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1 Interpret the philosophy behind principles, design and modelling considerations in using finite element analysis tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    2Describe the general steps used in the finite element analysis to model problems in engineering tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Develop stiffness matrices for spring, truss, beam, plane stress problems and three dimensional problems tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4 Develop the finite element formulations for heat transfer problems tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Describe the concept of direct equilibrium method and potential energy method for structural mechanics problems tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Explore the issues in convergence of solutions using finite element analysis tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    7Develop expertise in the usage of commercial finite element software tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    8Create and design engineering structures using finite element methods. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    9Predict the safe design limits for engineering structures tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    10 Communicate effectively through a written report the creation of optimized design of engineering structures. tick tick tick

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