Course Title: Management of Automotive Manufacturing Engineering Processes

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management of Automotive Manufacturing Engineering Processes

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AUTO1025

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

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

AUTO1025

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Mr David Taylor

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4859

Course Coordinator Email: david.taylor@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course aims to enable you to gain a deep understanding of the manufacturing technologies and overlapping logistics in the automotive industry in the global marketplace. More specifically, the course will introduce you to the advanced methods and tools for design, analysis, optimisation and management of automotive manufacturing systems and processes. 


The course includes the following key topics: 

  • Logistics and supply chain management in the global automotive industry 
  • Advanced automotive manufacturing technologies 
  • Lean manufacturing 
  • Methodological design and analysis of automotive industrial systems 
  • Process planning (flow, analysis, stabilisation and optimisation) 
  • Process modelling and simulation 
  • Management and control of processes 
  • Manufacturing engineering software tools
  • Virtual plant layout 
  • Research skills 



 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following program learning outcomes in the Master of Engineering:

1. Needs, Context and Systems
• Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders
• Identify and assess risks (including OH&S) as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of engineering activities


2. Problem Solving and Design
• Develop and operate within a hazard and risk framework appropriate to engineering activities


3. Analysis
• Apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences.

4. Professional Practice
• Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
• Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership


5. Research
• Be aware of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
• Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering challenges

 

      


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

  1. Describe and plan the supply chain and integrated logistic system for automobile manufacturing 
  2. Design and manage automotive manufacturing processes using advanced technologies, planning and management methods and tools. 
  3. Model and simulate individual processes and develop a plant layout as a whole using manufacturing engineering software. 


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include lectures, a case study, group projects and other activities as specified in the learning package.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include the electronic learning package, lecture notes, class materials, recommended references, other resources as advised by course coordinator.


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: Investigative report
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2

Assignment 2: Group case study
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1

Assignment 3: Manufacturing system design
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3