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SED202 - Mechanical Design and CAM

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michael Pereira

Incompatible with: SRC221
Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

Cloud (online):  Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend 2 x 8 hour practicals per trimester.


The unit covers the following areas: seminar safety aspects, basic fitting and machining operations, CNC operations, introduction to metal and plastic fabrication; an overview of bearings and the selection and specification of rolling element bearings; cams and cam profile design; spur gear geometry; CAM packages; and Product Development.   The student will understand the product development process and how concept development and rapid prototyping fit into this schedule.  The student will demonstrate theory and practice of mechanical design on base mechanical components.


Individual CAD assessment 15%, Individual CAM assessment 15%, Team Assembly and Operation assessment 20%, Team Summary Report 25%, Individual theory assignment 25%.

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