Advanced Computer Aided Engineering

10 Units

Furthers students’ knowledge and expertise in advanced utilization of computer aided design software packages. Topics covered include: solid and surface modeling of complex mechanical parts; dynamic analysis of mechanical systems; introduction to computer aided manufacturing and advanced aspects of finite element analysis including linear buckling, transient dynamic finite element analysis, introduction to non-linear analysis, and steady state and transient heat transfer.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

Develop skills at using computer aided engineering software Understand the underlying mathematical principles behind finite element analysis Update industry with advanced computer aided engineering skills


This course includes the following topics:

  1. Solid and surface modeling
  2. Dynamic analysis of mechanical systems
  3. Computer aided manufacture
  4. Finite element analysis including a) Linear buckling b) Dynamic analysis c) Transient dynamic d) Non-linear analysis e) Steady state and transient heat transfer
Assumed Knowledge MECH2110 Mechanical Engineering Design 1 or equivalent MECH4400 Computational Mechanics or equivalent
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class - * Note, any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in week 1.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Regular Assignments
  • Presentations - Individual -
Contact Hours
  • Computer Lab: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for MECH6200
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