Course Title: Design for Manufacture

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design for Manufacture

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2069

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

MANU2069

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Joe Elambasseril

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4847

Course Coordinator Email: joe.elambasseril@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course develops your capabilities in designing for manufacturers. You will build on prior knowledge of engineering to examine the design of products for manufacture. You will study the role that assembly plays in the manufacturing cost structure. Topics that will be covered include:

  • the economics of manufacture, and the assembly component cost in a manufactured product
  • assessing an existing product for design efficiency
  • redesigning the component to reduce manufacturing costs by parts integration
  • cost evaluation of complex machinery and factory installation using high-speed machines to manufacture and assemble a complex part


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders 

2. Problem Solving and Design

  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems
  • Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team 

4. Professional Practice

  • Initiate, plan, lead or manage engineering activities
  • Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Display a personal sense of responsibility for your work

5. Research

  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering challenges


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify components to integrate and cost with near-net shape forming and advanced manufacturing processes
  2. Price product manufacture recognising that assembly is a major cost component.
  3. Price the cost of assembly of a manufactured product
  4. Redesign a product to reduce assembly costs
  5. Interpret data sheets and design high-speed machinery to feed, orientate and insert components into an assemblyly


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities can include lectures, lecture-tutorials or lectorials, quizzes, major and minor assignments and a final exam.

The course will be based heavily on Project-Based Learning (PBL) and will involve team activities. 

It is vital that you keep up-to-date with all learning activities. Details of assignments will be posted via Blackboard or via email. There will also be milestones for your project which must be achieved by certain dates. Tutorial activities have been designed to enable you to achieve these milestones within the appropriate time frame.

This course is designed to commence your technical knowledge of product design for assembly and automation. Some assessments have also been designed to give you practice in the interpretation of data, the management of information and the final major project will test your written, communication skills.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related schedules and resources will be provided to students via on the course Blackboard or email. This can include supplementary course notes, tutorial material, lecture material, problem sheets and solutions.


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 Tasks

Assignment 1
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assignment 2
Weighting 30%. 
This assessment tasks supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Examination (Final) 
Weighting 50%
This assessment tasks supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5