Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Prof. Ma Qian

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4491

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Advanced manufacturing technologies are key enablers in modern manufacturing and play a significant role in increasing the efficiency, competitiveness and profitability of modern manufacturing industry.

The course is designed to expand the knowledge of new manufacturing technologies and their application in modern manufacturing

This course will provide you with an understanding of specific advanced and emerging manufacturing technologies and skills relating to the implementation of these technologies in modern industry within both global and local contexts.  The focus is on additive technologies both metal and polymer based such as Selective Laser Melting, Direct Laser Metal Deposition, Electron Beam Melting and Fused Deposition Modelling.       

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)

3. Analysis

  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate:

  1. an appropriate degree of competency in the evaluation of various additive and rapid manufacturing technologies and their application in modern manufacturing processes.
  2. appropriate levels of understanding of the principles of additive manufacturing from CAD design to part manufacture, particularly in-so-far as how that understanding is used in practical applications.
  3. competency in specification and use of materials, both metal and polymer, in additive manufacturing processes.

Overview of Learning Activities

Course material will be presented using a mix of conventional lectures and laboratory demonstration of additive manufacturing equipment at the RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct. 

The course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the operating principles of a range of advanced manufacturing technologies and the manufacturing scenarios in which they can be applied.

Overview of Learning Resources

The primary learning resources available for this course include:

  • Course materials provided online through “myRMIT”
  • Recommended references

You will also find invaluable information in and through the RMIT Library

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 Task 1:  Assignment
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLO 1

Assessment Task 2: Lab report
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLO 2

Assessment Task 3: Classwork
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 4: Exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3