Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing

10 Units

This course aims to further students’ knowledge in the use of computer aided engineering software for solids and surface modelling, computer aided manufacturing, computation fluid mechanics, and selected topics in FEA. Students will also be familiarised with the concept of rapid prototyping and the control of a Numerically Controlled Work Centre. This course is strongly recommended if you are considering the Formula SAE project for your final year project.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Model a range of complex geometries
  2. Demonstrate the file relationships between parts and assemblies
  3. Generate machining strategies and toolpaths from solid models
  4. Generate geometry suitable for CFD and other FEA analysis
  5. Undertake CFD analysis of engineering systems
  6. Effectively communicate results and findings
  1. Computation fluid dynamics software and modelling
  2. Advanced solids modelling, assemblies and surface modelling
  3. Essentials of numerical control
  4. Selected topics from FEA
  • If you have completed MECH4580 you cannot enrol in this course.
  • Due to resource limitations, enrolment into MECH6200 will be capped at 30 students with a priority system being used to determine which students are allowed to enrol. Outside enrolment will be blocked to ensure the priority system is utilised and capping ensured. Priority system: 1st priority: students who are active within the NURacing Formula SAE Team. 2nd priority: prospective project students intending to use computation fluid dynamics or advanced solids modelling as part of their project. 3rd priority: students who will have graduated before the next MECH6200 offering. 4th priority: any other student. Students are to submit an expression of interest for a position in MECH6200.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Major Project Selection Report
  • Written Assignment: CFD Assignment
  • Written Assignment: Advanced CAD and FEA Assignment
  • Written Assignment: Computer Aided Manufacturing Assignment
  • Project: Major Project

Contact Hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
2 separate sessions of 2hrs Computer Lab.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for MECH6200
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