ENME406-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Engineering Product Design and Analysis

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course develops engineering design skills with a particular focus on the proficient use of modern CAD-integrated finite element analysis (FEA) tools for optimising product attributes. Modern CAD software is used to produce detailed part and assembly models, which students then analyse. Major topics include: fundamental principles of FEA, design of organic shapes by free-style CAD, CAD-integrated analysis (e.g. stress/strain, thermal loading, dynamics), non-linear analysis (with experimental validation), optimisation, user needs, and the recursive nature of the product design process.


Course Coordinator

Digby Symons


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 24 Jul 2023 10% MATLAB, 1D FEA of a tapered rod
Tutorials 5% 3 x ABAQUS computer lab exercises (24th July, 7th Aug & 21st Aug)
Test 1 24 Aug 2023 20% Fundamentals of FEA
Assignment 2 21 Sep 2023 15% FEA report U-bend beam
Test 2 19 Oct 2023 20% Advanced FEA concepts
Main Project Report 27 Oct 2023 30% Application of FEA to design problem


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 $1,164.00

International fee $5,750.00

* 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 ENME406 Occurrences

  • ENME406-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023