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MEC3903 Mechanical Practice 3

Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 16 May 2022

Overview

The successful practice of the profession of Mechanical Engineering requires a clear understanding of the relationship between engineering and engineering practice. An ability to recognise when a particular theory is applicable and an ability to accommodate the deviations from the theory that occur in the real world is essential. Some knowledge of a wide range of practical techniques, proprietary devices, materials, construction methods etc is also necessary. The engineer must be able to assess a complex situation, identify the critical elements and develop a workable, cost effective solution. All of this requires considerable self-confidence, and the ability to work with and lead teams.

The course comprises two parts - engineering metrology and computer assisted machining. It is the aim of this course to provide students with practical skills associated with each of these areas. Metrology activities include precision measurement of component features, form and geometry utilising specialised measuring instruments and equipment. Subsequent analysis and presentation of measurement data also form part of metrology. Computer assisted machining encompasses NC programming methods, program preparation, program verification and machining utilising computer software and technologies. The activities will be carried out individually and in groups.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2022 External
Date printed 16 May 2022