Course Title: Sustainable Automotive Manufacturing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainable Automotive Manufacturing

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: A/Prof. Fugen Daver

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6008

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MANU2095 Manufacturing Systems

Course Description

In this course you will study the concepts and principles of process analysis and quality improvement in the manufacturing systems, with particular reference to vehicle manufacturing. Topics include: Process capability and control; FMEA; Six Sigma; Process problem solving; Inventory and material flow systems; ‘Just-in-time’, Lean Manufacturing and Quality Principles. At the end of this course, you will have developed an appreciation of the environment of automotive manufacturing, and through class activities you will develop skills to solve real life automotive problems step by step.

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 students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(;ID=eyj5c0mo77631 )


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

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.

2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.

3.4. Professional use and management of information.
3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe the concepts and principles of process analysis and quality improvement in automotive manufacturing systems

  2. Apply process and quality control processes to design and improve sustainable automotive manufacturing systems.



Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities throughout the course will take the form of lecture material delivered face-to-face with PowerPoint presentations, tutorials, group discussions, weekly home assignments and a group assignment.

Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on the course Blackboard, which is accessed through myRMIT. This can include lecture material, problem sheets, and references.

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

Weekly Home Assignments
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2

Group Assignment
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2

Final Examination
Weighting  40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2