Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: A/Prof. Andrey Molotnikov

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9654

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 57.01.09

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Necessary knowledge of phase diagrams, liquid-to-solid and solid-to-solid phase transformations, and metallurgical processes.

Course Description

Advanced manufacturing technologies are key enablers in modern manufacturing and play an essential role in increasing the efficiency, competitiveness and profitability of the modern manufacturing industry.

This course is designed to expand the knowledge of new manufacturing technologies and their application in the modern manufacturing industry. 

This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of specific advanced and emerging manufacturing technologies and their implementation in modern industry within both global and local contexts.  The focus is on additive technologies such as Selective Laser Melting, Direct Laser Metal Powder Deposition, Selective Electron Beam Melting, Metal-Wire Based Laser, Plasma and Electron Beam AM processes, Fused Deposition Modelling, Stereolithographyetc.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)

2. Analysis

  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate:

  1. an appropriate degree of competency in the evaluation of various additive and rapid manufacturing technologies and their application in modern manufacturing processes.
  2. appropriate levels of understanding of the principles of additive manufacturing processes from design to part manufacture and to part qualification, particularly in-so-far as how that understanding can be used in practical applications.
  3. competency in specification and use of materials, both metallic and non-metallic, in additive manufacturing processes.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities throughout the course include lectures and tutorials. The lectures will be pre-recorded and will be accessible through Canvas. The key concepts and their applications will be explained and illustrated in in face-to-face tutorials to develop your skills to solve problems. Additionally, the laboratory tour of additive manufacturing equipment and processes at the RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct will give you some hands-on experience within this field.  

The course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the operating principles of a range of advanced manufacturing technologies and the manufacturing scenarios in which they can be applied.

Overview of Learning Resources

The primary learning resources available for this course include:

  • Course materials provided on the CANVAS Learning Management Platform through myRMIT and 
  • Recommended references distributed through CANVAS 

You will also find invaluable information in and through the RMIT Library

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 Task 1:  Assignment 1: Fundamentals of Manufacturing
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLO 1

Assessment Task 2: Assignment 2: Group Assignment - Case Study on Manufacturing a Product
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLO 2

Assessment Task 3: Polymer Additive Manufacturing
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2

Assessment Task 4: Final Online Quiz
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3