MEC2304 Solid Modelling
|Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Solid Modelling|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||030701 - Mechanical Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Khalid Saleh
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://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=MEC2304)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||250||25||29 Aug 2019||2,3|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||750||75||21 Oct 2019||1,2,3,4,5|
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 assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
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 and obtain at least 40% of the available marks for Assignment 1.
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.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing