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MEC2901 Mechanical Practice 1

Semester 1, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Examiner: Mainul Islam


The successful practice of the profession of Mechanical Engineering requires a clear understanding of the relationship between engineering theory and engineering practice. An ability to recognise when a particular theory is applicable and an ability to accommodate the deviations from the theory that occur in the real world is essential. Some knowledge of a wide range of practical techniques, propriety devices, materials, production and assembly methods is also necessary. The engineer must be able to assess a complex situation to identify the critical elements and develop a workable, cost-effective solution. This all requires considerable self-confidence, and the ability to work in and also lead a team. This course continues the step by step development of these skills commenced in ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 but within a Mechanical Engineering context.

This course presents a series of activities designed to develop specific skills and knowledge relevant to Mechanical Engineering. These activities are to be carried out on an individual or small group basis.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.

Course learning outcomes

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. conduct and evaluate engineering tests in accordance with set procedures;
  2. use common engineering length measurement instruments;
  3. operate Milling and Turning Machine tools to produce a simple component;
  4. determine the mass moment of inertia and measure the dynamic response of simple objects;
  5. employ safe working practices.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Linear measurement 5.00
2. Measurement of a fundamental property 10.00
3. Milling exercise 10.00
4. Performance tests (basic) 20.00
5. Electrical Engineering Activity 20.00
6. Turning exercise 10.00
7. Strip and assembly 10.00
8. Safety in manufacturing 5.00
9. Mass moment of inertia and dynamics of simple objects 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Students will need safety footwear when undertaking some activities in this course. Either safety shoes or safety boots are suitable.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Portfolio Yes 100 1,2,3,4,5
Date printed 10 February 2023