ENME301-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Engineering Design and Production Quality

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Design process, creative design, simple structures, shafts, bearings couplings and brakes; mechanical power transmission. Production quality, process design and production management.

In terms of the design material students are taught to do what design engineers do, namely to use innovative and creative skills; to continue to develop engineering communication skills, such as report writing, engineering drawing, and oral presentation; and finally to apply the science of engineering (learnt in the other subject areas) to real world engineering problems. The course introduces some of the main engineering components and shows how to select them and use them in design.

In terms of the production engineering module the course continues the thread of measurement and statistical process control from ENME221 by introducing the concepts of quality management, production planning and management, process and plant design, and health and safety practices.

The course lays the foundation for ENME311 in Semester 2 in the progression of design skill and by advancing the understanding of production issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Establish objectives and criteria for engineering design from conflicting user requirements.
  • Undertake conceptual design including creating solutions from scratch and evaluating their feasibility against competing functional and manufacturability constraints
  • Analyse and optimise designs by selecting appropriate methods and applying basic engineering sciences
  • Synthesise solutions for a novel engineering design-problem, where that involves assessing loads, making design decisions, and selecting machine elements
  • Produce an integrated engineering solution for a broad problem that is not fully defined and is open ended.
  • Undertake an engineering design problem in a methodical and professional manner
  • Produce an engineering design report with calculation set and engineering drawings.
  • Understand personal response strategies to deal with mistakes in a professional way
  • Design a bearing housing, shaft; select bearings, couplings, lubrication and seals.
  • Undertake CAD modelling and drawing using assemblies
  • Present design ideas orally and in writing
  • Understand the principles of production quality and production planning
    • 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.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Keith Alexander


Malcolm Taylor


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Concept Design 08 Mar 2021 15%
FTA Assignment 19 Mar 2021 5% Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) Assignment
Structure Design Report 29 Mar 2021 15%
Structure Load Test 06 May 2021 15% Takes place over two days: 06/05/2021 and 07/05/2021
Production Online Quiz 28 May 2021 20%
Bearing Housing 31 May 2021 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Shigley; Mechanical Engineering Design ; 1st Metric Edition; McGraw Hill.

Recommended Reading

Deutschman, Aaron D. , Michels, Walter J., Wilson, Charles E; Machine design : theory and practice ; Macmillan, 1975.

Hamrock, Bernard J. , Jacobson, Bo O., Schmid, Steven R; Fundamentals of machine elements ; WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1999 (full design text, including CD).

Hosking, A. K. , Harris, M. R; Applied mechanical design ; 3rd ed., 3rd reprint (ch. 12 upgraded); H & H Publishing, 1997.

Jacobs, F R. , Chase, R G., Aquilano, N J; Operations and Supply Management ; 12th Edition; McGraw Hill-Irwin.

Shigley, Joseph Edward. , Mischke, Charles R., Budynas, Richard G; Mechanical engineering design ; 7th ed; McGraw-Hill, 2004 (7th Metric Edition).

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 .

All ENME301 Occurrences

  • ENME301-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021