Mechanical Engineering Design

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanical Engineering Design

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MM223 and MM212 and MM314 and MM312

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The design process is an exciting undertaking that calls upon many disciplines in order for it to produce the desired result. The designer must be equipped with a variety of creative, problem solving and analytical skills in order for them to achieve the optimal design. The designer must be aware of materials, mechanical elements, manufacturing processes, stress analysis techniques/methods, physics involved, ergonomics, safety requirements, standards and costs involved and the ability to create these ideas on paper or using graphics tools. Students will use an industrial Finite Elements Analysis (FEA) package to analyze a given design task and thereby derive suggestions for improving the design based upon the results.

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