|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||5 February 2023|
Pre-requisite: MEC2301 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or GCNS or GDNS or MEPR or MENS
Most engineering products form part of a system which can be broken down into sub systems, assemblies, and components. A considerable amount of design synthesis and analysis must be done on the system as a whole before a product or process design specification can be drawn up. It is therefore important that the engineer can recognise what forms a system, a subsystem, and a component, and how the performance of the whole system is affected by the performance of its constituent parts.
In this course, the student engages in assignments and workshops to develop the student's ability to discern the relevant factors and design accordingly, to interact within a design team, and to communicate ideas and concepts through oral and written presentation. An essential skill for the design engineer is to be able to work across disciplines and therefore they often must "learn" new specialisations. In this course the student is introduced to several specialist topics not covered elsewhere in their course of study. This is a senior course, and it is assumed that the student has the maturity, knowledge, and skills base commensurate with having completed the first two years of their undergraduate course.