Engineering Design and Innovation
Engineer innovative and creative concepts and designs. Identify and solve practical problems, test and evaluate solutions. Use global and domestic case studies to detect design failures and find ways to minimise and avoid risks. Hone your writing skills.
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- 31 Aug 2020
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering design process and the Australian Standard for technical drawing AS1100.
- develop visualisation and drawing skills and construct 2D drawings and 3D solid models to communicate design.
- work constructively and effectively as an individual or as a member of a diverse team and apply project management principles to solve practical engineering problems
- apply the engineering design process, safe design principles and use innovation and creativity tools and techniques to develop an engineering solution.
- demonstrate developing professional reflection, oral, written and visual communication skills appropriate for engineering practice.
- Introduction to the course
- Engineering drawings
- Engineering design process and creativity in Engineering
- Advanced modeling
- Assemblies and tolerancing
- Engineering ethics and safety
- Detaining welds and finishes
- SolidWorks certification
- Universal design
- Major design and build project
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
This subject provides opportunities for students to build and extend a range of personal and professional skills. They will solve practical engineering design problems and recognise the roles of systems thinking, innovation and creativity in the design process. This subject will help students to develop visual communication skills such as understanding and producing 2D engineering drawings and 3D engineering models.
Students will be introduced to the exciting and complex world of engineering design and innovation. Activities and projects will help students to explore engineering problem solving, basic systems engineering concepts, creativity tools, engineering design process, project management principles, professional reflections, effective teamwork, principles of safe design, link between ethics and creativity, and developing oral, written and visual communication skills.
This subject will also develop 2D and 3D visualisation skills, which are essential to communicating designs. This includes; orthographic projections; isometric views; techniques for solid modelling; engineering drawing and dimensioning to AS1100 - abbreviations, drawing sheet layout; line types and text size; view placement; reference dimensions; tolerance accumulation; dimensioning rules; section views; and drawing revisions; detailing welds and surface texture; limits and fits and linear and geometric tolerancing. SolidWorks - basic (sketch, extrude and cut) and advanced modelling (patterns, equations, loft, sweep), creating assemblies, drawings, bills of materials, adding motion, photo rendering and saving animations.
- Drawing tasks (35%)
- Quizzes (15%)
- Major design and build project (50%)
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