Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Professor Sabu John

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6007

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora East campus, Building 251, Level 3, Room 15

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description


In this course you study the fundamentals and advanced techniques related to manufacturing processes. In addition to the applied aspects of manufacturing processes, a sound analytical basis for some of the processes will be taught. Through the use of analytical approaches in conjunction with laboratory practicals you will learn how to control a manufacturing process for optimal production. This course builds a foundation of capability for the solution, analysis and synthesis of a wide variety of manufacturing problems.

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 onward. See the WAM information web page for more information.



Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Define and describe the fundamentals and principals of advanced manufacturing processes.
  2. Apply relevant theories to solve manufacturing problems
  3. Explain manufacturing processes via experimental and theoretical analyses
  4. Relate manufacturing theory to practice through laboratory experiments
  5. Improve a manufacturing process either working in a team or individually.

Overview of Learning Activities


Learning activities throughout the course include: lectures, tutorials, lab practicals.

This course will be run in face-to-face learning mode. It includes lectures and tutorials. The key concepts and their applications will be explained and illustrated in lecturers, combined with tutorials to develop students’ skills to solve problems.

Practical lab sessions will give you the opportunities to gain hands-on experience with manufacturing processes. You will work in groups to conduct lab practicals and prepare lab reports.

Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources including lecture notes, tutorial notes, reading materials, journal articles and a list of reference books, including prescribed texts, will be provided on Canvas. All lectures in this course will be recorded on Canvas. You can access these learning resources through myRMIT. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1 - Group Assignment: 20% 1. Polymeric composite manufacturing (10%).  2. Metal forming and shaping (10%).  Related to course learning outcomes:  1, 3 & 5 Description:  These group assignments will involve exploring improvements to manufacturing methods, based on current processes   Assessment 2 - Group Lab reports: 30% 1. Composite manufacturing site visit (15%).  2. Friction welding (15%).  Related to course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3 & 4 Description:  These group assignments will involve reflective considerations of manufacturing processes from both laboratory and  industry practice perspectives   Assessment 3 - Final exam: 50%  Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Description: This is a comprehensive assessment of your knowledge developed through this course study.