Course Title: Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Prof. Songlin Ding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6198

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.03.19

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the technology used in manufacturing systems. You will also be introduced to the concepts of computer integrated manufacturing and relevant standards, feature technology, product life cycle management, computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer numerical control (CNC).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes of the Master of Engineering:

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders

3. Analysis

  • Apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences.

4. Professional Practice

  • Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership
  • Display a personal sense of responsibility for your work

5. Research

  • Demonstrate professional use and management of information.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify the main elements in computer integrated manufacturing systems;
  2. Apply knowledge of computer aided process planning, feature and group technology, and data exchange in manufacturing processes.  
  3. Apply the concepts/components of computer integrated manufacturing and integrate them in a coordinated fashion;
  4. Process product models with CAM tools and CNC machines.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include reviewing pre-recorded lectures, and participating in group based interactive in-class discussion and practical laboratory sessions.

In the discussion you will develop academic skills such as analytical reading and professional presentation. In order to develop your knowledge and skills, you will be expected to participate in interactive discussions and to critically engage with the weekly reading materials.

In lab sessions, you will be working in teams on practical projects which involve both design and manufacturing processes. 

Overview of Learning Resources

You are expected to have access to computing facility for completing some computational assignments and familiarisation of use of computers in office environment.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Task 1: Research project presentations
Weighting: 20%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: Lab report
Weighting: 30%
Related course learning outcomes: 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: Quiz
Weighting: 15%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2

Assessment Task 4: Assignment
Weighting: 35%
Related course learning outcomes: 3, 4