ENME221-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Engineering Design and Manufacture

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


Manufacturing processes, metrology and conceptual design. Introduction to CAD.

The course seeks to make students aware of effective design communications, the design decision-making process, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM), Additive Manufacture and the use of standard engineering components/materials/processes such as metric fasteners, rolled hollow sections (RHS), and fusion welding. To achieve this, students will actively undertake embodiment and detailed design tasks and laboratory exercises set in the context of the formalized design process.

Course Aims

1. You will learn SolidWorks CAD (Computer Aided Design) to a level that you can competently
produce part and assembly models and from those create manufacturing and communication
drawings. Animation of mechanical devices will be self-taught as an assignment task.
2. To competently design a product you must appreciate how it can be made. In this course you will
learn about manufacturing processes. Typical industries whose products are likely to use the
processes discussed include aerospace, automotive, mechatronic, fabricated metals, heavy and light
machinery, bioengineering, and plastics. We will not look at continuous flow processes such as used
in a milk treatment plant.
3. You will gain an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of these processes and the
relationships between product designs, method of manufacture and market requirements.
4. To ensure your designed parts fit together you need to be able to confirm their critical dimensions.
You will develop a fundamental understanding of Metrology, the science behind measuring parts with
a variety of measuring instruments and equipment. Good measurement practices, error determination
and reporting will be learnt.
5. You can’t make something to an exact size so you will learn about using geometric and standard
tolerances to tell the manufacturer the upper and lower limits of a part dimension.
6. Design for manufacture and assembly is essential for any part or device you need to make. You
will learn about the principles for sound DFMA.
7. You will build on your application of engineering design methodology.
8. Industry guest speakers will describe manufacturing processes and design related challenges they
have faced and how they have overcome them.
9. Excellent written job applications and interviewing skills are essential for getting the right job for
you. You will learn how to find jobs, present quality applications, and conduct yourself in interviews.
10. You will experience using laser cutting as a way to make 3 dimensional assemblies.
11. Mechanical engineering covers a very wide range of activities and product development. Internal
combustion engines combine many of the processes, materials and principles you will learn
throughout your studies so you will experience stripping and rebuilding an engine. But this lab in no
way suggests that engineers only work on engines.
12. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) processes are commonly used to direct the motion of tools on
automatic machines. You will experience programing and operating a CNC machine.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

1. Select appropriate processes, materials and components to produce equipment that will satisfy a mechanical design specification.
2. Show understanding and confidence in designing mechanical components.
3. Competently use SolidWorks CAD software to produce robust solid modelled parts, assemblies,
and manufacturing drawings.
4. Select and specify dimension tolerances.
5. Select and use appropriate metrology equipment.
6. Program a CNC machine.
7. Design and make a 3D assembly using laser cut parts.

Course Structure

The course is essentially presented as a one-semester lecture series coupled with relevant
tutorial and lab sessions. In addition, the course is supplemented by compulsory Laser
Cutting/CNC and Metrology laboratory work and a small-engine strip down and rebuild
project. The course will begin with an intensive Solid Works (CAD) module that will consist
of tutorial sessions, refer to your timetable and group allocations for your sessions. The Metrology and Laser Cutting/CNC sessions will be staged throughout term three. Term four will include a single afternoon lab session where, in a group of four, you will strip down a small engine, learn how it works, observe the design practices used and how it was manufactured. Then you will reassemble it and prove it still works!

Course content includes: Solid works CAD, CNC, Metrology, Casting, Limits and Fits, Common
Metal Sections, Fasteners, Welding and Brazing, Plastics, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances,
Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Cutting and Bending, Rolling and Forging, Powder
Metalurgy, Extrusion and Drawing, Theory of Machining, Gauge Design, Turning and Drilling,
Milling, Gear Forming, Composite Forming, Shaping, Broaching, Sawing, Abrasives, Surface
Treatment, Surface Texture Measurement, Chemical Machining, Spark Erosion, Additive
Manufacture (3D Printing), 3D Scanning, Virtual Reality, Employment Applications and
Interviewing techniques.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to the approval of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic). PROD110 Introduction to Product Design is accepted as an alternative to ENGR101 Foundations of Engineering.

Course Coordinator

Don Clucas

Course Coordinator:
Dr. Don Clucas, Associate Professor (Design, Manufacturing, 3D Printing), Room: E521, tel: +64 3 369 2212, don.clucas@canterbury.ac.nz

Dr Malcolm Taylor, Senior Lecturer (CNC and Metrology), Room: E531, tel: +64 3 369 2139

CAD Tutorial Co-ordinator:
Bruce Robertson, Design Engineer (CAD Tutorial, CAD and CNC Assignments), Room: 213 Mechanical Wing, tel: +64 3 369 2384, Bruce.Robertson@canterbury.ac.nz

To contact us outside of lecture/tutorial/lab time you can send an email, phone, or come and see us. It is usually wise to make an appointment so you can ensure we will be available when you visit. Questions related to the CAD and CAM tutorials should be asked during the tutorial sessions


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 40%
CAM/Laser Design Lab 10% Assessed during the Lab
Cad Tutorial A 22 Jul 2021 4%
Cad Tutorial B 29 Jul 2021 4%
Cad Tutorial C 05 Aug 2021 4%
Design Assignment 24 Sep 2021 18%
Engine Assignment 15 Oct 2021 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Boundy, A W; Engineering Drawing ; 8th ed; McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Mikell P. Groover; Principles of Modern Manufacturing ; SI version; 2011.

SAA/SNZ HB1; Techinical Drawing for Students ; 1994.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

* Harassment of any sort will not be tolerated.  Each UC student is here to learn and to experience a friendly and supportive community.
* It is every student's right to expect: respect and courtesy from staff and other students, including freedom from harassment of any sort; fair treatment; the ability to speak out about any issues that concern them, without fear of consequences for their safety and well-being.
* Furthermore, each student has the responsibility to: respect the rights and property of others; attend to their own health and safety, and that of others; and behave in a manner towards each other that does not reflect badly on the student body or the University.
* If you, or someone you know, has experienced harassment, please talk to your lecturers, directors of study, or head of department.

Dishonest Practice
* Plagiarism, collusion, copying, and ghost writing are unacceptable and dishonest practices.
* Plagiarism is the presentation of any material (test, data, figures or drawings, on any medium including computer files) from any other source without clear and adequate acknowledgment of the source.
* Collusion is the presentation of work performed in conjunction with another person or persons, but submitted as if it has been completed only by the named author(s).
* Copying is the use of material (in any medium, including computer files) produced by another person(s) with or without their knowledge and approval.
* Ghost writing is the use of another person(s) (with or without payment) to prepare all or part of an item submitted for assessment.

Do not engage in dishonest practices. The Department reserves the right to refer dishonest practices to the University Proctor and where appropriate to not mark the work.
The University regulations on academic integrity and dishonest practice can be found here.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $986.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

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