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ME4515 - Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Application of modelling and simulation to the design of components and systems. Use of computational mechanics and finite element analysis in design. Major design project involving a complex engineering system or component from any field of mechanical engineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop in students advanced skills at analysing, designing and/or optimising various mechanical systems;
  • to develop student skills in conducting major projects with minimal supervision.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Project report - (40%) - Group & Individual
  • Final Project Report 50% Oral Presentation 10% - (60%) - Group & Individual.
Prerequisites: ME3525


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Greg Wheatley.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 1 hours lectures - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
  • 60 hours workshops - Computer Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.