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ME2525 - Machine Element Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

An introduction to the design process. Exercise in design and construction. Functional and spatial design using layout and assembly drawings. Size tolerancing. Structural design; design to resist excessive deflection, yielding failure and fatigue failure. Machine design using standard machine elements and components. Introduction to the analysis and design of mechanical components such as shafts, bearings, keys, splines, gears, brakes, clutches, springs, bolted and welded joints.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to analyse and design common machine elements;
  • be able to communicate machine element designs through the use of assembly, working and detail drawings;
  • become more conversant with the design process;
  • become more familiar with the range and function of common machine elements. Students should be able to apply this knowledge to generating new, innovative designs.
Prerequisites: CS2001


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Dave Holmes.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.