University of Technology Sydney

49325 Computer-aided Mechanical Design

6cp; 3hpw Forms of attendance, mode of delivery and assessment requirements in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.; availability: all courses
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Recommended studies:

Key concepts, basic knowledge, and application of software in relation to numerical simulation and design optimisation skills in mechanical design engineering.

Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Management core or elective



This subject focuses on advanced topics in computer-aided mechanical design and substantially extends students' capabilities and skills by exposing them to state-of-the-art software. The theoretical basis of computer-aided design is developed so that students are aware of the underlying capabilities and limitations of the approach. Mechanical system simulation software is used for designing mechanical systems and controls, and to introduce virtual prototyping. A finite element analysis program is used for analysing stresses in mechanical components and systems. Although commercially available software is used, students are not simply trained in the use of that particular program. Rather, the software serves as a vehicle to illustrate the general approach to computer-aided mechanical engineering and the importance of having clear concepts and sound knowledge of the fundamental underlying principles.

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Autumn session, City campus

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