ENME301-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016

Engineering Design and Production Quality

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2016
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2016
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 4 March 2016
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 20 May 2016


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


Malcolm Taylor


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Design assignment 1 07 Mar 2016 15%
Optional oral presentation 08 Mar 2016 (provides opportunity to boost grade for design assignment 1)
Production Management Test 1 18 Mar 2016 5% In class
Design assignment 2 02 May 2016 30% Beam Test accounts for 1/2 of the marks allocated for this assignment
Design Assignment 3 30 May 2016 30% Bearing design
Production Management Test 2 03 Jun 2016 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

Recommended Reading

Deutschman, Aaron D. , Michels, Walter J., Wilson, Charles E; Machine design : theory and practice ; Macmillan, 1975.

Hamrock, Bernard J. , Jacobson, Bo O., Schmid, Steven R; Fundamentals of machine elements ; WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1999 (full design text, including CD).

Hosking, A. K. , Harris, M. R; Applied mechanical design ; 3rd ed., 3rd reprint (ch. 12 upgraded); H & H Publishing, 1997.

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

Shigley, Joseph Edward. , Mischke, Charles R., Budynas, Richard G; Mechanical engineering design ; 7th ed; McGraw-Hill, 2004 (7th Metric Edition).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

* 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

  • ENME301-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016