This unit is based on a series of problems designed to both introduce students to the design process and to apply knowledge introduced in other Year 1 units of study. The problems will therefore emphasise creative thinking in design, generating and evaluating alternatives against a range of technical, environmental, social and economic criteria, and making the final design decisions. The unit also incorporates a module on professional drawing practice including projections and views, dimensioning, different drawing types and using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
|1.||Apply a systematic approach to engineering design;|
|2.||Find, organise and evaluate information on a range of topics related to problems in engineering design;|
|3.||Identify and evaluate technical, environmental, social and economic factors impacting on the solution of engineering design problems;|
|4.||Use computer-aided design (CAD) software to develop and present design solutions;|
|5.||Communicate effectively with others orally, in writing and by means of engineering drawings;|
|6.||Demonstrate an ability to learn individually and collaboratively in a team environment; and|
|7.||Use a personal reflective journal and demonstrate improvements in their effectiveness as learners.|
|Test||Two CAD skill tests (2D and 3D)||20%|
|Portfolio||Individual portfolio of engineering designs||35%|
|Report||Teamwork including technical reports and presentation (approx 1000 words per team member)||45%|
Communication Skills Handbook for First Year Students in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science 10th edn
VU, Faculty of Arts, (2013)
Melbourne: Victoria University
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