MECH ENG 7025 - Topics in Welded Structures

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2024

This course presents the concepts behind welding and joining technology. These include welding and joining techniques, equipment and consumables, weldability of engineering materials, economics, standards, health and safety, testing and repair. The concepts are then applied to the design and fabrication of engineering components, process plant and structures. The importance of selecting the correct welding process and parameters for a particular application will be demonstrated by investigating several case studies. Since a weld/joint can have a profound effect on the performance of a component depending on the in-service conditions it experiences, the influence of service environment will be investigated. At the end of the course students should have the concepts to assist in the selection of processes and parameters to make appropriately designed, sound joints, fit for service in the operating environment.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MECH ENG 7025
    Course Topics in Welded Structures
    Coordinating Unit Mechanical Engineering
    Term Summer
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive - 10 days
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge MECH ENG 2020
    Assessment Assignments, laboratory experiments, final exam
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Reza Ghomashchi

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 Demonstrable knowledge of a range of welding processes, consumables and equipment and the capacity to select an appropriate welding process for a particular application ;
    2 Use analytical methods for understanding the variables for a range of welding process;
    3 Recognise the importance of economic, environmental and occupational health and safety factors when considering the application of a welding process;
    4 Recognise the effects of welding on the properties of a range of materials including high strength steels;
    5 Design welded structures for specific applications and environments
    6 Explain the effects of welding on the residual stresses and distortion within the welded structure.
    7 Define and describe the Australian and International Standards to which the design and manufacture of a particular structure must comply;
    8 Define and describe the record keeping required for compliance to Australian and International Standards for welded joints, welded structures, welding processes, welding consumables, welding personnel and welding inspection;
    9 Assess possible failure modes for the structure and their implications'
    10 Apply and communicate the concepts provided to new situations and to read and understand professional articles on the subject;

    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Entry to Practice Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer. The course develops the following EA Elements of Competency to levels of introductory (A), intermediate (B), advanced (C):  

    C B C C C C C C C C C C C C B B
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    3 - 9

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    3, 6, 9, 10

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1 - 10
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Workshops 10
    Tutorials and assignments 20
    Final exam 70
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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