Course Title: Computer Aided Manufacturing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computer Aided Manufacturing

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Program Manager

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT City Campus

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides in-depth coverage of Computer Aided Manufacturing. It contains a high proportion of hands-on learning, particularly in the areas of CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) to run the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine. It includes studies of concurrent engineering, industry 4.0 manufacturing systems, computer aided process planning and set up the environments for manufacturing using CAD/CAM. You will work in computer labs and workshops to complete group projects by using knowledge gained from a wide range of other subjects previously or concurrently studied which include mechanical/manufacturing design, process planning, CNC tool path generation, and CNC machine tool operation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
1. Knowledge and Skill Base
1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

2. Engineering Application Ability
2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.

3. Professional and Personal Attributes
3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

On completion of this course you should be able to:
1.Relate concepts and components of computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) to practical challenges and for setting up the environments for manufacturing.
2.Use commercial CAD/CAM software to process 3D scan, 3D models and reverse engineering.
3.Demonstrate the knowledge of computer numerical control (CNC) and CNC programming.
4.Demonstrate the knowledge of the operation of CNC machines.

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:
This is a hands-on and practice-oriented course. It is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practical lab sessions in the Computer Laboratory and the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory. You need to attend lectures/tutorials/labs where syllabus material will be presented with examples and practical demonstrations. By completing the tutorial questions, assignment, and laboratory exercises, you will gain further practical knowledges and skills used in Computer Aided Manufacturing process. You will also be working in teams on practical projects which involve both design and manufacturing processes.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the course CANVAS. Your
course CANVAS will give you access to important course-related information such as announcements, staff contact details, online lecture notes and exercises, tutorials, assignment, and other learning resources. Access to CANVAS will be instructed in detail during the course introduction session. Lists of relevant reference books and digitalized materials at RMIT libraries will be available as well. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School for the project work.
You are advised to check your student e-mail account daily for important announcements.

Overview of Assessment

☒ 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 1: Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:
PLO 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 3.2
CLO 1, 3

Assessment 2: Lab Reports
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:
PLO 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2
CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment 3: Project/Presentation
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:
PLO 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.6
CLO 1, 2, 3, 4