Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Engineering Systems and Components

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

DESCRIPTION The unit presents important engineering systems and components, their functions within larger systems, classification, variations and selection practices.

Common systems such as, but not exclusively, power plants, building services, manufacturing and assembly etc., and components such as, but not exclusively, joints, gears, clutches, brakes, hydraulics, sensors etc. are presented through lectures, assignments and industrial visits (subject to availability from industry).

Emphasis is placed on the categorisation and sub-division of systems into their components, boundary conditions and interfacing, and their inherent functions and hence selection criteria.

Study-unit Aims:

The unit aims to expose the student to some basic engineering systems and components and hence relate their functions to the rest of the study-units being followed throughout their engineering degree course.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Provide a list of common engineering systems.
- Explain their function within a larger system.
- Explain what sub-systems and components are commonly used in common engineering systems.
- Chose amongst common engineering components based on the function required.
- Select the type and size for the chosen component class.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Analyse and sub-divide some common engineering systems into their respective sub-systems and components understanding the function and interfacing of each.
- Select some common engineering components based on the required function according to best practices and/or established standards.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts:

- Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design - R.G. Budynas, . K. Nisbett, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 8 edition (October 25, 2006)
- Machine Design, an integrated approach - R. L. Norton,Prentice Hall; 3 edition (May 20, 2005)

Supplementary readings:

- Mechanical Design of Machine Elements and Machines, Jack A. Collins, Henry R. Busby, George H. Staab, Wiley; 2 edition (October 19, 2009)
- Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, Robert L. Mott, Prentice Hall; 4 edition (July 26, 2003)
- Machine Design, Timothy H. Wentzell, Delmar Cengage Learning; 001 edition (August 1, 2003)

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-units: MEC1401 and MFE1101

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Fieldwork, Lectures and Tutorials

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 Yes 30%
Assignment SEM1 Yes 70%

LECTURER/S Robert Ghirlando
Arif Rochman
Pierre Vella (Co-ord.)

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