Course Title: Manufacturing Planning and Control

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Manufacturing Planning and Control

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Muhammad Nawaz

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99254491

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The students must have achieved a pass or higher in MANU 2095, or equivalent, to be able to undertake this course.

Course Description

Engineers who work in manufacturing industries are responsible for managing manufacturing resources. To effectively manage the resources, the engineers need to understand the planning process in manufacturing environment. This course is intended to covers the basics of the planning process in a manufacturing firm

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The students will develop the following capabilities as defined by Engineers Australia:

ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

manage information and documentation

communicate effectively with the engineering team and with the community at large

professional attitudes

Creativity and Innovation

Ability to manage information, documentation

understanding of the business environment

ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member

This course is concerned with the management of work flow through the manufacturing system.

At the end of the course, the students will be familiar with:

demand forcasting

translation of demand in to production capacity requirements

materials ordering to supply the production plan

inventory control, and the control of orders through production.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures will develop fundamental concepts of planning process in manufacturing environment. These concepts will be illustrated by examples. Tutorials will be designed to develop students’ skills in applying theory, covered in lectures, to practical cases. assignments will cover more complex situations than tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

Render, B; Stair, R. M; Quantititive Analysis for Management, 7th Ed., Prentice Hall

Overview of Assessment

Assignments: 30%
Test: 10%
Final Exam: 60%