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,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


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, processes and practices of various manufacturing systems including: 

  • Common manufacturing methods including: solidification processes (casting, injection moulding), material removal processes (conventional and non-traditional machining), deformation processes (forging, rolling, extrusion) as well as additive manufacturing techniques (3D printing). 
  • Manufacturing support system principles including: manufacturing facility layouts design, quality control processes, and basic manufacturing economics. 
  • Basic principles of manufacturing process automation through an introduction to G-code CNC programming

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. Understand the working principles of various manufacturing processes commonly used in industry
  2. Apply theories to define key manufacturing process parameters
  3. Select a manufacturing process for a given application
  4. Understand the principles and functions of manufacturing support systems including quality inspection and control, manufacturing facility layouts design, and basic manufacturing economics.
  5. Program CNC equipment using the G-code numerical control programming language

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 in CNC machining, additive manufacturing and quality inspection 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: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Assessment item #2: Midterm class test
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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