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Mechanical Engineering for EE Industry





Method of delivery

The participants are first taught the essential skills in mechanical engineering including GD&T, DFMA, tolerance analysis, and DOE.

The participants will then be taught stress analysis, finite element analysis, mechanical design for EMC, and plastic injection moulding technology.

Having acquired both pre-requisite knowledge and practical mechanical design and analysis skills, the participants would be able to perform a mechanical engineer’s task for EE industry.


Learning Outcome

  • Acquisition of technical competence in essential skills of mechanical engineering for EE industry.
  • Ability to design, analyze, and manufacture mechanical designs for electronic hardware.



Modules & Sub Modules

Part 1: Soft Skills

  • Refer to the common soft skill curriculum for details

Part 2: Technical Essentials

M1: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Mechanical Design

  • Fundamental rules of dimensioning in engineering drawings
  • General tolerancing principles and related principles
  • GD&T and conventional dimensioning comparison
  • GD&T modifiers and symbols
  • Rule #1 and Rule #2
  • Basic dimensions, virtual condition, inner & outer boundary, worst-case boundary, and bonus tolerance
  • Form Controls: flatness, straightness, circularity, and cylindricity
  • Datums: planar datum system and datum targets
  • Orientation Controls: perpendicularity, angularity, parallelism
  • Profile Controls: profile of a line and profile of a surface
  • Runout Controls: circular runout and total runout
  • Location Controls: concentricity, symmetry and position
  • Tolerance of Position Controls: MMC, LMC, and RFS basic theories and applications

M2: Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)

  • Design for manufacture
  • Part design for low cost manufacture 
  • Design for assembly methodology
  • Process capability Cp, Cpk, DPU
  • Tolerancing
  • Applying DFMA to company specific products and assemblies

M3: Tolerance Analysis for Product Development

  • Basic Statistics Overview
  • Types of Data Distributions
    Introduction to Tolerance Analysis
  • Why Tolerance Analysis is Needed
  • When Tolerance Analysis Should be Performed: CDOV
    10 Step by Step Tolerance Analysis
    Introduction to Process Capability Studies
  • Correlate the Design Tolerances and Process Capability
  • Practical Industry Application Examples

M4: Essentials of Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Planning a Design of Experiment
  • Design DOE test matrix and analysis of 2k full factorial experiments
  • Simple linear regression
  • Analysis of full factorial experiments
  • Introduction to screening experiments and fractional factorial designs
  • 9 Steps hands-on DOE workshop

M5: Practical Stress Analysis and Finite Element Analysis

  • Introduction to stress analysis
  • Essential engineering units
  • Essential stress measures
  • Simple stress calculations
  • Stress concentration factor
  • Characteristics of statically indeterminate systems
  • Overview of structural integrity assessment
  • Introduction to finite element method
  • Understanding and interpreting the scope of work
  • Linear and nonlinear systems
  • Different types of time and frequency domain solutions
  • Guides for working with CAD geometries
  • Effective finite element mesh
  • Working with material properties
  • Practical understanding of loads and boundary conditions
  • Understanding and making sense of FEA results
  • Verification and validation of FEA results (ASME V&V 10-2006 Standards)
  • Developing a QA system for FEA
  • Roles of simulation and analysis software
  • Duty and responsibility of FEA engineers
  • Continuous professional development (CPD) and NAFEMS

M6: Essentials of EMC for Mechanical Engineers

  • Introduction
  • Basic theories
  • Shielding
  • Grounding and bonding

M7: Essentials of Plastic Injection Moulding Technology

  • Introduction of plastic injection moulding
    Overview of plastic materials
  • Product design
  • Moulding process
  • Injection mould
  • Injection moulding machine

Part 3: Company specific customized modules

  • Modules to be designed specifically for the host companies