Aims and Fit of Module
This module delivers fundamentals and practical skills on design and development of general mechanical systems according to the specified objectives on performance, cost, safeness, environment protection, reliability, etc.
Fundamentals cover the general knowledge regarding procedures of and relevant standards applicable to designing mechanical systems, including synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machines, modelling of kinematics and dynamics, selection of appropriate mechanical elements with corresponding motion and load analyses, and finally the manufacturing processes related to the designed system involving part/component fabrication and assembly.
Practical skills include mathematical modelling (e.g. statics and dynamics, motion/kinematics analysis, load and stress analysis, etc.), use of relevant CAD software and/or any other tool applicable for analysis and design.
A. Describe and define the fundamental concepts and principles in mechanical engineering design
B. Comprehend the mechanics analysis approaches for structural components and mechanical systems
C. Analyze the mechanical structures and apply appropriate design and analysis methods
D. Appraise and evaluate the applicability and the limitations of the techniques
Method of teaching and learning
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and supervised laboratory sessions.
Continuous assignments, which enable students to use the acquired knowledge in an integrated manner, are adopted to assess students’ learning outcomes.