Course Title: Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


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


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023


RMIT University Vietnam


172H School of Engineering


Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2021

Course Coordinator: Prof Songlin Ding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6198

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.03.19

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides in-depth coverage of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. It contains a high proportion of hands-on study, particularly in the areas of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Apart from the key area of CAD/CAM and CNC it includes studies of Concurrent Engineering, Group Technology, Computer Aided Process Planning and Flexible Manufacturing Systems. You will work in computer labs and workshops to complete group projects by using knowledge gained from a wide range of other subjects previously or concurrently studied which include mechanical design, process planning, CNC tool path generation, and CNC machine tool operation.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level.

This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

1. Knowledge and Skill Base
1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

2. Engineering Application Ability 
2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

3. Professional and Personal Attributes
3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership. 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Relate concepts and components of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to practical challenges
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge of computer numerical control (CNC) and CNC programming
  3. Use commercial CAD/CAM software to process product models
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge of the operation of CNC machines.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is practice-oriented with pre-recorded lectures, tutorials and practical lab sessions in the Computer Laboratory and the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory. You will be working in teams on practical projects which involve both design and manufacturing processes. Team members will submit 2 - 3 progress reports and the team will present one project report. The final outcome of the project will be parts machined by the students on CNC machine tools.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided with course information, learning materials and copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books and digitalized materials at RMIT libraries will be available as well. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School for the project work.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks are in one of two schedules: A or B. You will be advised at the start of the teaching period which of the schedules apply for any given teaching period and location.


Schedule A (Melbourne offering MANU1418)

Assessment task






Lab Report



Research Project and Presentation







Schedule B (Vietnam offering MANU2474)

Assignment 1 - In class Problem Solving Activity 
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3

Assignment 2 - Lab 1
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3

Assignment 3 - Lab 2
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3

Assignment 4 - Lab 3
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-4

Assignment 5 - In class problem solving activity 
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-4