Mechanical and Industrial Eng. (MECH)

MECH 2001  Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300035  

Kinematics is the study of the motion of objects, and Kinetics is the study of the causes of the motion. The focus for this unit is on rigid body kinematics which involves the study of a solid body with little or no deformation in planar motion, such as those in machines. The motion of key machine components and the forces they generate gives rise to design problems. Students gain an understanding of the relevance of kinematics and kinetics in the analysis and design of mechanical systems and of methods to ensure machines operate efficiently and safely.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1016 AND
ENGR 1018
  
Equivalent Subjects: MECH 2002 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines (WSTC AssocD)  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 2002  Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines (WSTC AssocD)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 700244  

In this unit rigid body kinematics is analysed from the freedom-and-constraints point of view and graphical approaches to velocity and acceleration analyses are covered. The unit looks at how one or more particles move in one, two or three dimensions and how forces cause these movements. It also looks at how forces and couples cause the movement of a single rigid body in two and three dimensions. The movement of multi-body mechanisms and gear trains and the geometry of gear teeth and cams are studied.Offerings of alternate units are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate unit.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1017 AND
ENGR 1019
  
Equivalent Subjects: MECH 2001 - Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 2003  Mechanics of Materials  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300040  

Mechanics of Materials is the study of the stresses and deformation of a body made of any elastic solid material, and how these are related to the body's shape and the load applied to it. This unit looks at how and why structural components including bars and beams deform and break. It concentrates on how these are affected by the geometry of the body and loading. Types of loadings considered include normal loads, torsional loads and bending loads. The main objective of the unit is to introduce students to the aspects of stress, strain and internal force development in the components and the methods to determine the deformation and deflections of the components. Energy methods and impact loadings are also considered.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 1018  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5707 Mechanics and Materials MECH 2004 Mechanics of Materials (WSTC Assoc Deg)  
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MECH 2004  Mechanics of Materials (WSTC AssocD)  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 700116  

Mechanics of Materials is the study of the stresses and deformation of a body made of any elastic solid material and how these are related to the body's shape and the load applied to it. This unit looks at how and why structural components including bars and beams deform and break. It concentrates on how these are affected by the geometry of the body and loading. Types of loadings considered include normal loads, torsional loads and bending loads. The main objective of the unit is to introduce students to the aspects of stress, strain and internal force development in the components and the methods to determine the deformation and deflections of the components. Energy methods and impact loadings are also considered.Offerings of alternate units are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate unit.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 1019  
Equivalent Subjects: MECH 2003 - Mechanics of Materials  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 2005  Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301342  

This unit will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub - Hassall St, Parramatta campus. This unit introduces mathematical tools and analytical reasoning useful for a wide range of professions, as well as highlighting mathematical foundations that have contributed to advances in engineering. The course content focuses more on useful concepts at the core of applied mathematics rather than theoretical mathematics. Students learn a range of concepts and methods from applied mathematics and how these apply to various fields of engineering.

Level: Undergraduate Level 2 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1035  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 3001  Advanced Dynamics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300763  

This unit covers the analysis and control of dynamical behaviour of mechanical systems. It discusses the fundamental principles in controlling mechanical dynamic systems. In particular, the unit will cover contents in: multi-degree of freedom vibration analysis and modelling; open and closed loop systems; transfer function and state variable methods in mechanical system modelling; concepts of stability; design and analyse control systems using root-locus, bode diagram and state-space methods for mechanical systems.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MECH 3004 OR
MECH 2001
  
Incompatible Subjects: ENGR 3006 - Control Systems  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 3002  Advanced Mechanics of Materials  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300761  

This unit builds on the Mechanics of Materials to provide students with knowledge about impacts of deformation, stresses, strains and strength on materials and components essential in understanding how to improve mechanical design. Students' analytic and problem solving skills are developed through analysis of impacts including non-elastic deformation, orientation of the reference axes, and how materials fail. Using knowledge about materials, students evaluate impacts on materials, the mechanisms to control properties of materials, and use mathematical calculations and techniques to determine stresses and strains on simple components. Overall, students develop the capacity to select appropriate materials and improve mechanical design.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MECH 2003  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 3004  Dynamics of Mechanical Systems  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300480  

This unit looks at how non-rigid components deform and oscillate. It looks at undamped and damped systems undergoing free vibration, steady state forced vibration and transient forced vibration. The principles of virtual work are used to investigate the equilibrium and dynamics of mechanisms.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MECH 2001 AND
MECH 2003
  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5694 - Dynamics and Mechanical Systems  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 3005  Mechanical Design  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300764  

This unit introduces students to the design of machine components. The unit covers the design of components to ensure their functionality, strength and durability. Components designed include drive components,gears,shafts,belt drives, and bearings and structural components, welds and treaded fasteners.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MECH 2003 AND
MECH 2001
  
Equivalent Subjects: MECH 3003 - Design of Servo-Systems  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 3006  Mechatronic Design  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300487  

Through practical lab exercises and a design project, students will integrate basic skills of mechanics, mechanical systems, and automation in the practice of engineering design (Design for X and system engineering) as applied to mechatronic devices and systems. Students will perform detailed design analysis on important machine elements such as bearings, brakes, clutches, shaft, motor and to integrate those elements to form an automatic mechatronic system is the intended outcome of undertaking this unit. The project-based tasks incorporated into this program build team work experience as well as each student's individual capabilities.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MECH 2003  
Equivalent Subjects: LGYA 5708 - Mechatronic Design 1 LGYA 5709 - Mechatronic Design 2  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 3007  Thermal and Fluid Engineering  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300759  

The unit provides an understanding of thermo-fluid principles and their engineering applications related to thermal processes and energy conversion used in power plants, heat pumps, wind turbines, and airplanes. Students analytical skills are developed through the evaluation of laminar, turbulent and compressible fluid flows, as well as combustion processes and products. Students are introduced to special thermal and fluid engineering topics, including alternative energy options for Indigenous Australians. In addition to examining the theoretical principles, students evaluate thermodynamic systems and apply basic computational techniques to solve thermodynamics and fluid flow problems in practical laboratory sessions.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): CIVL 2003 AND
MECH 3008
  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 3008  Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300760  

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of thermodynamics which involves energy in the form of heat and heat transfer. Students explore the basic laws and properties of thermodynamics to discover how energy is converted and transferred. Students will apply their knowledge to evaluate power and refrigeration cycles, industrial devices, as well as to design a simple industrial device.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1019 AND
ENGR 1011 OR
ENGR 1028
  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 3009  Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (WSTC AssocD)  (10 Credit Points)  

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of thermodynamics which involves energy in the form of heat and heat transfer. Students explore the basic laws and properties of thermodynamics to discover how energy is converted and transferred. Students will apply their knowledge to evaluate power and refrigeration cycles, industrial devices, as well as to design a simple industrial device.Offerings of alternate units are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate unit.

Level: Undergraduate Level 3 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 1012 AND
MATH 1017 AND
LGYB 0486
  
Equivalent Subjects: MECH 3008 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 4001  Computational Fluid Dynamics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300999  

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of computational fluid dynamics. The unit covers the conventional methods for solving the ordinary and partial differential equations. The numerical method for solving the inviscid flow and the viscous flow problems will be introduced. The students learn the application of the commercial software in the engineering problems.

Level: Undergraduate Level 4 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): ELEC 1006 AND
MECH 3007
  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 4002  Computer Aided Engineering  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301000  

This unit describes the basics and fundamentals of computer aided engineering focusing on the advanced topics of finite element methods, which is a powerful numerical tool for analysing a wide range of engineering problems. Through applied projects students will apply the finite element method (FEM)-based computer aided engineering (CAE) and its applications in the fields of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer and product design and development as well. The development of students' academic skills in research and communication are also achieved through the completion of FEM-based CAE projects.

Level: Undergraduate Level 4 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 3020  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 4003  Mobile Robotics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300043  

To develop an understanding of the basic concepts involved in Mobile Robotics. The areas of mobile robot mechanics, localisation, map building and path planning of mobile robots will be introduced. Various sensors and their applications in mobile robotics are also to be introduced.

Level: Undergraduate Level 4 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 1018  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 4004  Robotics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300056  

The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of the basic concepts involved in Robotics. The kinematics, dynamics, control and sensing aspects in robotics will be introduced. In addition, the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) and their applications in robotics will also be introduced. There will be considerable use of MATLAB in the unit.

Level: Undergraduate Level 4 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MECH 3004  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 4005  Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations  (10 Credit Points)  

Advanced Engineering Thesis 1 - Preliminary Investigations unit consists of a research project designed and implemented under the direction of an academic supervisor and research mentor. This unit is the culmination of studies for students who have completed their first three years of an undergraduate degree and provides substantial training in Preliminary Investigations. Under staff supervision, students are allocated a particular topic for their research, design their own programme of research, and perform the research. The emphasis of this unit is on the application of research knowledge gained in other units to the practical conduct of the individual research project. This unit provides final year Advanced engineering students with the opportunity to undertake research on a specialist topic within their Key Program of undergraduate study.

Level: Undergraduate Level 4 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 4006  Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations  (10 Credit Points)  

Advanced Engineering Thesis 2 - Detailed Investigations unit consists of a research project designed and implemented under the direction of an academic supervisor and research mentor. This unit is the culmination of studies for students who have completed their first three years of an undergraduate degree and provides substantial training in detailed Investigations. Under staff supervision, students are allocated a particular topic for their research, design their own programme of research, and perform the research. The emphasis of this unit is on the application of research knowledge gained in other units and in Engineering Thesis 1 - Preliminary Investigations to the practical conduct of the individual research project. This unit provides final year Advanced engineering students with the opportunity to undertake research on a specialist topic within their Key Program of undergraduate study.

Level: Undergraduate Level 4 subject  
Pre-requisite(s): MECH 4005  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 7001  Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301023  

This unit introduces students to commonly used numerical methods used in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The unit covers the theory and the application of CFD for solving engineering problems. The numerical methods for solving the in viscid flow and the viscous flow problems will be introduced. The students learn the application of the engineering software in the engineering problems.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 7002  Advanced Computer Aided Engineering  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301022  

This unit focuses on advanced topics in computer aided engineering and their applications in mechanical engineering in analysing a wide range of engineering problems. The objective of this unit is to advance students' knowledge and skill level on the finite element method (FEM)-based computer aided engineering (CAE) and its advanced applications in the fields of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer and product design and development as well. Academic skills on research and communication are ensured to be achieved through conducting FEM-based CAE projects.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 7003  Advanced Dynamic Systems  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301019  

This unit covers three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body. The principles of virtual work are used to investigate the equilibrium and dynamics of mechanisms. Some key aspects of mechanical vibrations are introduced, including vibration response, vibration isolation and vibration measurement.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 7004  Advanced Mobile Robotics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301020  

This unit is designed to develop an understanding of the concepts involved in Mobile Robotics. The areas of mobile robot mechanics, localisation, map building and path planning will be introduced. Various sensors and their applications in mobile robotics are also to be introduced.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 7005  Advanced Robotics  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300599  

This unit is designed to introduce the engineering concepts involved in Robotics. The kinematics, dynamics, control and sensing aspects in robotics will be introduced. In addition, the concepts of artificial intelligence and their applications in robotics will also be discussed and assessed.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Incompatible Subjects: LGYA 5817 - Advanced Robotics LGYA 5833 - Mobile Robotic Systems  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 7006  Advanced Thermal and Fluid Engineering  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301021  

This unit covers fundamental principles in the thermal and fluid engineering. While the main focus will remain on incompressible fluids, effects of compressible fluids will also be discussed. The contents of this unit include fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. Students will learn the engineering applications of thermal and fluid principles.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 7007  Mechanical System Design  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 301018  

This unit advances students understanding on product design and development of machine components and assemblies using systems engineering approaches. The unit covers a review on the design of main components of machinery to ensure their functionality, strength and durability, which includes drive components - gears, shafts, belt drives, and bearings, and structural components - welds and treaded fasteners. The machine assembly design is delivered based on systems engineering. Academic skills on research and communication are ensured to be achieved through conducting systems engineering approached-based mechanical system design projects.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 7008  Mechatronic System Design  (10 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 300600  

This unit will advance the skills of mechanics, mechanical systems and automation in the practice of engineering design as applied to mechatronic devices and systems. The ability to perform detailed design analysis of machine elements as well as control systems as applicable to manufacturing and process machinery is the intended outcome of undertaking this unit and project-based tasks will form part of the learning process and team work experience.

Level: Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject  
Incompatible Subjects: LGYA 6106 - Servo Systems Design (PG) LGYA 5832 - Mechatronic System Design  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject  
MECH 9001  Higher Degree Research Thesis - Engineering (Industrial Design)  (20 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 800063  
Level: PhD and Research Masters Level 9 subject  
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MECH 9002  Higher Degree Research Thesis - Engineering (Mechanical)  (20 Credit Points)  
Legacy Code: 800185  
Level: PhD and Research Masters Level 9 subject  
Restrictions: Please see the Subject Details page for any restrictions for this subject