Course Title: Manufacturing Capstone Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Manufacturing Capstone Project

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Songlin Ding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6198

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Manufacturing Research Fundamentals is a prerequisite course.

Course Description

This course is taken in the final semester of the program. The course constitutes the major experimental project work activity for the program and engages you in achieving the objectives of a research project investigated and formulated in Manufacturing Research Fundamentals.
You will work on projects individually or in small groups; however, you will submit individual work.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to consolidate and expand the knowledge gained throughout the program through an in-depth experimental study of a highly technical application. This course will contribute to your development of the following capabilities:

  • Problem solving and decision-making
  • Advanced technical competence
  • Working in teams and professional networks
  • Leadership
  • Research

On completion, you will be able to demonstrate that you have mastered the techniques of:

  1. Applying appropriate analytical techniques to a substantial manufacturing problem.
  2. Carrying out an in depth experimental program.
  3. Compiling and presenting a comprehensive report orally and in written format.

Overview of Learning Activities

An allocated project supervisor will guide you through the process of undertaking experimental engineering research project. However most of the work will be self-directed.

Overview of Learning Resources

These are dependent upon individual project area. Assistance will be provided by the project supervisors. You are to meet with your supervisor at least fortnightly.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course will consist of:

  • Assessment of a formal thesis document.

The thesis will be marked based on the quality of the Structure, Program Plan, Content, and Presentation of the thesis

  • Publishing the results of research is an important aspect of learning as well as contributing to the body of knowledge on the topic being researched. Consequently, assessment will also include writing a paper on the findings of their research, and submitting it to a reputable journal