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Unit description

Introduces students to the interactions between manufacturing, materials performance and engineering design processes. Students explore this through a team-based reverse engineering exercise. Common and new manufacturing processes are addressed. Students undertake Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing (CAM) exercises, including numerically controlled production of a component.

Unit content

Design as a problem solving activity

Interactions between manufacturing and design processes

Common and new manufacturing processes

Materials behaviour in manufacturing

Design within manufacturing and material constraints

Computational modelling in design

Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) exercises

Reverse engineering, manufacturing and assembly project

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1appreciate the engineering design process and the role of engineering standards in graphical communicationKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2develop skills in computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM)CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3develop skills in solving engineering problems using a logical frameworkCreativity
4understand the role of modelling and simulation in manufacturingCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5develop knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials and use it to reverse engineer a componentKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6develop communication skills in writing and master appropriate graphics, data manipulation, and word processing softwareCommunication and social skills
7work effectively in teams.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. appreciate the engineering design process and the role of engineering standards in graphical communication
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. develop skills in computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. develop skills in solving engineering problems using a logical framework
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. understand the role of modelling and simulation in manufacturing
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. develop knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials and use it to reverse engineer a component
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. develop communication skills in writing and master appropriate graphics, data manipulation, and word processing software
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. work effectively in teams.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Kalpakjian, S & Schmid, S, 2014, Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, 7th edn, Pearson. ISBN: 0133128741.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project report25%
Project20%
Project report25%
Individual assignment30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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