The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course introduces students to general procedures for solving design problems and searching for design solutions using a range of techniques. Students will build on their knowledge of engineering drawing techniques and be introduced to the assembly of machine components - limits, fits and geometric tolerance.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply the fundamentals of mechanical engineering design, including detailed engineering drawing and conceptual design.

2. Apply concepts including limits and fits, size tolerances, geometric tolerances, analysis of linkages, conceptual design processes and safety in design.

3. Apply concepts to a range of examples and problems.

4. Work in a group design and build project; ie. Warman Design and Build Competition.


  1. Solving engineering design problems;
  2. Creating and interpreting engineering drawings;
  3. Important aspects of the assembly of mechanical components - fits and limits, tolerance, surface finish and the like;
  4. Group project, i.e. The Warman Design-and-Build national competition;
  5. Utilise Creo to develop assembly and detailed engineering drawings.
  6. Utilise microcontroller kits to sense and control objects.

Assumed knowledge

ENGG1003/GENG1003 due to programming involved in the mechatronics labs

GENG1000 Computer Aided Engineering


MECH1110 Mechanical Drawing/CAD and Workshop Practice (previously GENG1000 Computer Aided Engineering).

Students are advised that in order to use the Universities mechanical workshop for the Warman Design-and-Build competition, for safety reasons, they are required to complete the "workshop practice" component in GENG1000/MECH1110.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Mechatronics Tutorials

Written Assignment: 3D Computer Aided Design Assignments

Written Assignment: Conceptual Design Assignment

Practical Demonstration: Warman Competition

Report: Warman Report

Presentation: Warman Presentation

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks

Weeks 1 – 7 and weeks 11 & 12


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks starting in week 12


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

Weeks 8 - 10