Course Title: Manufacturing Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Manufacturing Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2017


Stansfield College


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 4 09,
Offsh 1 10

Course Coordinator: Dr Maciej Mazur

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4120

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 55.03.09

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will learn the principles, procedures and practices of manufacturing systems including machining process, additive manufacturing processes and manufacturing support systems. You will acquire the fundamental knowledge and develop skills for CNC programming. You will gain extensive hands-on experience and an in-depth understanding of machining and additive manufacturing processes and quality inspection by completion of lab practicals and professional practical workshop.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1 Knowledge and Skill Base
1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2 Engineering Application Ability
2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

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

  1. Conceptualise classification of machine tools and machining tools used in the manufacturing industry
  2. Program CNC machine tools using machine language (G codes)
  3. Apply theories to characterise machining process and evaluate tool wear during machining
  4. Relate principles and procedures of additive manufacturing processes
  5. Conceptualise principles and functions of manufacturing support systems including production planning and control, computer-integrated manufacturing, quality inspection and control
  6. Conduct a manufacturing project in a professional manner

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities throughout the course include: lectures, tutorials and lab practicals. This course will be run in the face-to-face learning mode. It includes lectures and tutorials. The key concepts and their applications will be explained and illustrated in lecturers, combined with tutorials to develop your skills to solve problems.

Practical lab sessions will give you the opportunities to gain hands-on experience about CNC machining and manufacturing processes. You will work in groups to conduct lab practicals and prepare lab reports.

Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources including prescribed texts, lecture notes, tutorial notes, reading materials, journal articles and a list of reference books will be provided onthe University's Learning Management System (LMS), all lectures in this course will be recorded on the LMS. You can access these learning resources through myRMIT. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the practical lab experiments.

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 #1: 3 reports for 3 lab practicals (group)
Weighting of final grade: 30%
Related course learning outcomes: 2, 4, 5, 6

Assessment item #2: Midterm class test
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Assessment item #3: Final exam
Weighting of final grade: 50%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5