ENME311-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Engineering Design and Production Management

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


Engineering design reports, design for fatigue, fasteners, welded joints, cranes: use of engineering codes, pressure vessel design, hydraulic machinery.

In terms of the design material students are taught more in-depth engineering design methods than ENME 301 and cover procedures that are not included in the engineering science subjects. In particular, it furthers their skills in engineering report writing, calculation sets and drawing presentation. It introduces the use of standards. Overall students are brought to a level where they can undertake a substantial engineering design problem, in a methodical manner, and can produce a professional quality design report.

In terms of the production engineering module, the course continues by introducing the concepts of production lines and various methods of production management, manufacturing maintenance and design for the supply chain in the production environment.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Produce a conceptual and detailed design solution for an open-ended system that is only partially defined at the conceptual level
  • Produce a professional design report including calculation set, and drawings.
  • Design pressure vessels by creating a conceptual solution to a problem and applying standards to complete the detailed design
  • Design components and steel structures using sections, bolted joints and welds, subjected to fatigue loading
  • Produce design solutions that accommodate functional constraints as well as manufacturability, production economics, aesthetics, and safety.
  • Understand design responsibilities regarding risk, reserve/safety factors, and ethical considerations
  • Understand modern production management methods
    • 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
Assignment 1 23 Aug 2021 40%
Test 29 Sep 2021 25% Product Management Test
Assignment 2 11 Oct 2021 35%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Shigley; Mechanical Engineering Design ; 1st Metric Edition; McGraw Hill, 1986.

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.

Hosking, A K. , Harris, M R; Applied Mechanical Design ; 3rd Edition; H & H Publishing, 1997.

Shigley. , Mischke; Mechanicl Engineering Design ; 7th Metric Edition; 2003.

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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