Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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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,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Dong Qiu

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4487

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 57.3.12D

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

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 pre-recorded lectures, lectorials, and lab practicals.

This course will be run in both face-to-face and online learning mode. It includes lectures and tutorials. The key concepts and their applications will be explained and illustrated in pre-recorded online lecturers, combined with face-to-face lectorials 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– Formative Online Quizzes (15%)
Related to course learning outcomes:1, 3 & 4.
Description: A series of online quizzes to aid the understanding of all learning modules. This is an individual assessment.

Assessment 2 - Group Assignment on Polymeric Composite Manufacturing (25%)
Related to course learning outcomes: 1, 3, & 5.
Description: This assignment will involve exploring improvements to manufacturing methods of polymers and composites, based on current processes.

Assessment 3 - Individual Assignment on Casting and Metal Forming (35%)
Related to course learning outcomes: 1, 3, & 5.
Description: This assignment will involve in-depth understanding of the two major metal manufacturing processes and solving real engineering problems based on the relevant theories.

Assessment 4- Group Lab Reports (25%)
Related course learning outcomes: 3, 4, & 5.
Description: This group assignment will involves the reflective study of the Friction Welding process based on laboratory experiments.