Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing and Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing and Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2455

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Professor Ma Qian

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 4491

Course Coordinator Email: ma.qian@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive review of current major additive manufacturing (AM) processes and the design-driven AM practices, assisted with hands-on experiences of utilising the state-of-art additive manufacturing facilities at the RMIT centre for AM. In addition, some fundamental concepts which are essential to understanding the AM processes of both metallic and non-metallic materials will be discussed in some detail.       

The main topics to be covered include

  • essential fundamental concepts:  sintering, melting, and phase transformations;
  • metal additive manufacturing by selective laser melting;
  • metal additive manufacturing by other laser based processes;
  • metal additive manufacturing by electron beam melting;
  • additive manufacturing of polymer-based materials,
  • additive manufacturing of ceramics;
  • additive manufacturing of sand moulds and precision casting;
  • digital scanning for design and AM;
  • other advanced near net shape manufacturing processes;
  • design for Additive Manufacturing – basic principles and software tools and case studies; and
  • economics of AM.

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 you who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631 )


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.
1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting 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
2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

3 Professional and Personal Attributes
3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Compare the capabilities and limitations of additive manufacturing in relation to conventional manufacturing technologies
  2. Replicate in other contexts the fundamental processes involved in additive manufacturing process
  3. Apply current design concepts and methods to additive manufacturing for product development


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include formal lectures, case studies, tutorials, assignments and project presentations that underpin the theoretical fundamentals. In addition, you will have opportunities to manufacture your designs using the additive manufacturing machines available at the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing.  

The internet based Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) will be used as a prime off-class communication system with you. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on the course Blackboard site, which is accessed through myRMIT. These materials can include any course notes, selected research papers, videos, relevant design software, recommended websites, tutorial files, references (e.g. text books; conference presentations; additive manufacturing magazines), discussion with invited experts and visiting RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing.  


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

Assessment Task 1: Design
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: Additive manufacturing
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3

Final exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3