Course Title: Industrial Systems and Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Systems and Environment

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU1381

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

MANU1381

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2014,
Spring2017

MANU1381

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2014

MANU1381

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2461

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Internet

JanJun2017 (KP3)

Course Coordinator: Dr Milan Simic

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6223

Course Coordinator Email: milan.simic@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

 

In this course you will learn the essential principles and concepts of applying information technology in industrial settings for the purpose of cleaner production, ecologically sustainable industrial development. 

You will apply systems thinking and systems life cycle approaches towards defining and solving complex, real-world, problems in the planning, developing and managing of engineering and technology based environments.  You will focus on the value of developing strategically focused corporate IT policies, and examine corporate issues of introducing corporate environmental policies. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) 

 

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

1. Needs, Context and Systems
1.1. Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)
1.2. Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders


2. Problem Solving and Design
2.1. Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team
2.2. Develop and operate within a hazard and risk framework appropriate to engineering activities


3. Professional Practice
3.1.      Communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with other people, including accurate listening, reading and comprehension, based on dialogue when appropriate, taking into account the knowledge, expectations, requirements, interests, terminology


 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply a systems approach to problem definition of sustainable industrial systems, cleaner production and ecologically responsible organisations.
  2. Investigate and consolidate ideas on the application of new sustainable technologies to satisfy legal, social and economic requirements of industrial systems in their operating environment.
  3. Apply recent developments in strategic planning and strategic management practice in the application and management of modern technology based information and communication systems
  4. Design and evaluate the effectiveness and impacts of technology development strategies against the goals of sustainable environment.
  5. Participate and contribute to the development of policies in technological development for the application of environmental management systems such as cleaner production monitoring. 


Overview of Learning Activities

 

Learning activities throughout the course include: Lectures, tutorials, presentations, group discussions, project work, and computer-based analysis exercises.


Overview of Learning Resources

 

All lecture Powerpoint slides, model answers of exercises in the lectures and tests in previous semesters are available from the RMIT Learning Management System. Except for lectures from guest lecturers (due to copyright restrictions), all lectures in this course will be recorded on Blackboard Collaborate. 

There is a prescribed text for this course. A list of journal articles will be used as reading materials. Copies of these articles can be obtained from RMIT Library journal subscriptions.


Overview of Assessment

 

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment item:  Assignment 1 (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  50%     
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3
Description:  Case study using systems thinking to analyse the technological problems of an ecological industrial system

Assessment item:  Assignment 2 (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  50%     
Related course learning outcomes:  3, 4, 5
Description:  A study of the impact of strategic planning on the development of modern technology based information and communication system supporting industrial systems operating in ecologically sustainable environment. A review of the effect of industrial technological policies on environment management.