Mechanical Dissection


The module aims to develop an appreciation for the details that must be addressed in designing and manufacturing a machine or product. Students will develop a deeper understanding of how actual devices are made, how they function, and what they are made of as well as a greater appreciation for why things are done the way that they are.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the importance of materials technology

  2. Disassemble and reassemble mechanical systems/artefacts in order to better understand their function.

  3. Describe specifications in the design of mechanical systems and how they relate to their operation.

  4. Illustrate the function of mechanical components through communication methods such as graphical models, working drawings, bill of materials, posters, videos.

  5. Work in a team and cooperative learning environment.

  6. Describe engineering terminology and how they relate to the function of mechanical components.

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