ENME301-14S1 (C) Semester One 2014

Engineering Design and Production Quality

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 24 February 2014
End Date: Sunday, 29 June 2014
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 7 March 2014
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 23 May 2014


Design process, creative design, simple structures, shafts, bearings couplings and brakes; mechanical power transmission. Production quality, process design and production management.

In terms of the design material students are taught to do what design engineers do, namely to use innovative and creative skills; to continue to develop engineering communication skills, such as report writing, engineering drawing, and oral presentation; and finally to apply the science of engineering (learnt in the other subject areas) to real world engineering problems. The course introduces some of the main engineering components and shows how to select them and use them in design.

In terms of the production engineering module the course continues the thread of measurement and statistical process control from ENME221 by introducing the concepts of quality management, production planning and management, process and plant design, recall, packaging and health and safety practices.

The course lays the foundation for ENME311 in Semester 2 in the progression of design skill and by advancing the understanding of production issues.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
 Establish objectives and criteria for engineering design from conflicting user requirements.
 Undertake conceptual design including creating solutions from scratch and evaluating their feasibility against competing functional and manufacturability constraints
 Analyse and optimise designs by selecting appropriate methods and applying basic engineering sciences
 Synthesise solutions for a novel engineering design-problem, where that involves assessing loads, making design decisions, and selecting machine elements
 Produce an integrated engineering solution for a broad problem that is not fully defined and is open ended.
 Undertake an engineering design problem in a methodical and professional manner
 Produce an engineering design report with calculation set and engineering drawings.
 Understand personal response strategies to deal with mistakes in a professional way
 Design a bearing housing, shaft; select bearings, couplings, lubrication and seals.
 Undertake CAD modelling and drawing using assemblies
 Present design ideas orally and in writing
 Understand the principles of production quality and production planning



ENME340, ENME336

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Keith Alexander


Ee-Hua Wong


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Design assignment 1 10 Mar 2014 12% Oral presentations on 13th and 14th March account for 1/3 of the marks allocated to this assignment
Design assignment 2 07 Apr 2014 24% Beam Test on 15th & 16th May account for 1/2 of the marks allocated for this assignment
Manufacturing assignment 1 (process design) 11 Apr 2014 25%
Manufacturing assignment 2 (life cycle analysis) 28 May 2014 15%
Design assignment 3 03 Jun 2014 24%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

Recommended Reading

Jacobs, F R. , Chase, R G., Aquilano, N J; Operations and Supply Management ; 12th Edition; McGraw Hill-Irwin.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $841.00

International fee $4,638.00

* 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 ENME301 Occurrences

  • ENME301-14S1 (C) Semester One 2014