10 Machines and Systems

Level 4 - Online Engineering Course Unit

Unit Aim

The aim of this online engineering course unit is to introduce you to the parts, components and systems that make up the larger mechanical engineering machines, vehicles and systems in today’s society.

You will explore how machines are a complex system of many different components and many of the common components will be studied, from the large such as shafts, cams, and gears to the small such as rivets, screws and bolts.

You will broaden your knowledge of practical applications of engineering components and machines, and will be able to describe common components with typical engineering applications.

Learning Outcomes

During this unit, you will cover the below four learning outcomes:

LO1: Explain the function of lubrication, seals and bearings in machines
LO2: Explain the function of fastenings, cams, and mechanisms in machines
LO3: Explain the function of power transmission components and systems
LO4: Illustrate the layout and explain the function of actuation, power plant and refrigeration systems