ENME311-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Mechanical Engineering Design

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course will cover more in-depth engineering design methods than ENME301 and cover procedures that are not included in the engineering science subjects. The subject matter will have a core mechanical design focus, with additional experience in calculation sets and drawing presentations. In particular, it covers fatigue in steel structures, the use of standards, pressure vessel design, and sustainability in manufacturing using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). Overall students are brought to a level where they can undertake a substantial mechanical engineering design problem, in a methodical manner, and can produce a professional quality design report.

This course is an elective for Mechanical Engineering students who are not undertaking a Minor.

Learning Outcomes

  • Washington Accord (V4) Summary of Graduate Attributes attained in this course:
     WA1 – Engineering Knowledge
     WA2 – Problem Analysis
     WA3 – Design/Development of Solutions
     WA4 – Investigation
     WA5 – Tool Usage
     WA6 – The Engineer and the World
     WA7 – Ethics
     WA9 – Communication
     WA10 – Project Management and Finance
     WA11 – Lifelong Learning

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

    1. Cranes, Heat Exchangers, Springs, and Heavy Machinery
             1.1. Produce a conceptual and detailed design solution for an open-ended system that is only partially defined at the conceptual level (WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4, WA5) (EIE3, EIE5)
             1.2. Produce a professional design report including calculation set, and drawings (WA10) (EIE2)
    2. Fatigue, Welded Joints, and Bolted Joints
             2.1. Design components and steel structures using sections, bolted joints and welds, subjected to fatigue loading (WA1, WA2, WA3)
    3. Pressure Vessel Design, Use of Standards
             3.1. Design pressure vessels by creating a conceptual solution to a problem and applying standards to complete the detailed design (WA2, WA3, WA4, WA8, WA12)
             3.2. Produce a professional design report including calculation set, and drawings (WA10)
    4. Health and Safety in Manufacturing, Strategic issues for NZ Manufacturing
             4.1. Produce design solutions that accommodate functional constraints as well as manufacturability, production economics, aesthetics, and safety (WA3, WA4, WA6, WA11)
             4.2. Understand design responsibilities regarding risk, reserve/safety factors, and ethical considerations (WA6, WA8)
    5. Sustainability, Safety of Sustainability in Production
             5.1. Understand how to apply safety and sustainability standards to the modern production context (WA6, WA8, WA11)
    6. Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Multimedia Review
    • University Graduate Attributes

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

      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 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 E5 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 Rehua 009
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see Mechanical Engineering Head of Department


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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