MEC2304 Solid Modelling
|Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Engineering & Surveying|
|School or Department :||Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering|
|Version produced :||8 December 2013|
Examiner: Peter Penfold
Moderator: Chris Snook
Recommended prior study: ENG1100
Many graduates from engineering programs find employment in design areas where solid modelling software is used for design purposes and to produce working drawings. It is therefore appropriate for students to be instructed not only in the use of solid modelling software but also those modelling techniques that best facilitate design and preparation of subsequent working drawings.
This course will provide opportunities for students to develop skills in the use of feature based, parametric solid modelling. The course also develops the student's skills and confidence in those techniques and principles deemed to be essential for solid modelling. Furthermore, it aims to develop their awareness of the importance of modelling as a design, drafting, communications and manufacturing tool.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- construct any given geometrical shape, conic section and develop any surface;
- understand general solid modelling techniques employed in design and manufacture;
- demonstrate proficiency in developing a solid model for an engineering product or device using a 'feature based' CAD system;
- produce engineering assembly drawings and working detail drawings for an engineered product or device from a CAD solid model;
- propose a solution to a given engineering problem which requires the production of a solid model and subsequent working drawings.
|1.||Geometric constructions and developments||10.00|
|2.||Features of mechanical components||10.00|
|3.||Principles of feature based, parametric solid modelling||40.00|
|6.||Manufacturer's reference materials||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=02&subject1=MEC2304)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
Boundy, AW 2012, Engineering Drawing, 8th edn, McGraw Hill, North Ryde, NSW.
Parametric feature-based solid modelling software (prior to the start of the semester the Examiner will inform you on the software to use and from where it can be obtained or accessed).
Engineering Drawing Handbook SAA-HB7 Standards Australia.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||250||25||30 Aug 2013|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||750||75||21 Oct 2013|
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade in a course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.
Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.
In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).
If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.
The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.
Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.
Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete - Make up). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study.
Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).
Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide.