ENME301-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Engineering Design and Production Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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

Design material: students are taught to use innovative and creative skills; to continue to develop engineering communication skills, such as report writing, engineering drawing, and oral presentation; and to apply the science of engineering 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.  
Production engineering: 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, maintenance strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Washington Accord (V4) Summary of Graduate Attributes attained in this course:
     WA2 – Problem Analysis
     WA3 – Design/Development of Solutions
     WA4 – Investigation
     WA5 – Tool Usage
     WA6 – The Engineer and the World
     WA8 – Individual and Collaborative Teamwork
     WA9 – Communication
     WA11 – Lifelong Learning

  • Course topics with Learning Outcomes (and Washington Accord (WA) and UC Graduate Attributes) identified.

    1. Design: Design and the Design Process; Design Considerations, Calculations and Specifications; Shaft Design; Bearing Selection and Life; Lubrication and Seals; Couplings and Drivelines; Clutches and Brakes; Belts and Chains; Design for Castings and Injection Moulding; Springs; Fatigue
             1.1. Establish objectives and criteria for engineering design from conflicting user requirements (WA4)
             1.2. Undertake conceptual design including creating solutions from scratch and evaluating their feasibility against competing functional and manufacturability constraints (WA3)
             1.3. Analyse and optimise designs by selecting appropriate methods and applying basic engineering sciences (WA2)
             1.4. Synthesise solutions for a novel engineering design-problem, where that involves assessing loads, making design decisions, and selecting machine elements (WA3, WA4, WA9) (EIE3)
             1.5. Produce an integrated engineering solution for a broad problem that is not fully defined and is open ended. (EIE3, EIE5)
             1.6. Undertake an engineering design problem in a methodical and professional manner (WA3) (EIE3)
             1.7. Produce an engineering design report with calculation set and engineering drawings (WA10) (EIE2)
             1.8. Understand personal response strategies to deal with mistakes in a professional way (WA12)
             1.9. Design a bearing housing, shaft; select bearings, couplings, lubrication and seals (WA3)
             1.10. Undertake CAD modelling and drawing using assemblies (WA5) (EIE4)
             1.11. Present design ideas orally and in writing (WA10) (EIE2)
    2. Production: Production Systems Introduction, Manufacturing Operations, the Assembly Line, Process Planning, Production Planning, Quality Control
             2.1. Understand the principles of production quality and production planning (WA6)
    • 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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 09:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 12 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 12 May
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office
19 Feb - 25 Feb
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 102
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 102
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Civil - Mech E201 Mech Computer Lab
11 Mar - 17 Mar
02 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E201 Mech Computer Lab
11 Mar - 17 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Civil - Mech E201 Mech Computer Lab
6 May - 12 May
02 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E201 Mech Computer Lab
6 May - 12 May


George Stilwell


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Test 1 14 Mar 2024 17% Production Management
Assignment 1A 26 Mar 2024 15% Report, Calculations and Drawings
Assignment 1B 15% Structure Test date TBC
Test 2 09 May 2024 17% Production Management
Assignment 1 20 May 2024 6% Production Management
Assignment 2 27 May 2024 30% Bearing Housing


For detailed course, policy, regulatory and integrity information, please refer to the UC web site, or see relevant Course or Department LEARN pages, (which are available to enrolled students).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $6,000.00

* 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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