Course Title: Industrial Manufacturing and Control System

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Manufacturing and Control System

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Program Manager

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 57 Level 5 Room 26

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces Industry 4.0 and its application to modern manufacturing and business, Internet of Things and cloud environment, Internet of systems, additive manufacturing, automation and robotics.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

1.1   Descriptive, formula ­based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.

1.2   Procedural­ level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.

1.3   In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub­disciplines of the practice area.

2.2  Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.

On completion of this course, you should be able to:   1. Explain the basic concepts of Industry 4.0 or latest technology and its impact on manufacturing 2. Define the principles of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud environment and its application to modern manufacturing needs of business 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the additive manufacturing practices 4. Configure and optimise automation systems, sensors, feedback and control 5. Demonstrate applications of automation systems, sensors, feedback and control 6. Demonstrate applications of Industry 4.0 technology into manufacturing


Overview of Learning Activities

Face to face teaching: to obtain an introduction to electrical fundamentals, electronic devices and circuits, and an introduction to application of these principles to basic problem solving.   Personal reading (e.g. prescribed sections of the textbook:  to reinforce/strengthen your understanding of principles and applications.   Test(s): assessed during semester. Solutions will be discussed in the class to provide you with the feedback that helps to improve the for final examination.   Simulation, Videos, Lab sessions: to understand the key concepts, practical applications, analyse results. You are encouraged to watch videos on special topics available in the RMIT library. The lab work/simulations allow you to develop skills in understanding the application of the concepts of Industry 4.0.   Problem based learning: practical problems given to solve both individually and in smaller groups to strengthen team-based learning.    


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne. The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards, handbooks, and web­based resources.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.  

Assessment 1: Project 1 - Automation solution 

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30 

Assessment 1 assesses the following learning outcomes: 

CLO 4, 5 


Assessment 2: Assignment 1 - Smart factory planning 

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20 

Assessment 2 assesses the following learning outcomes: 

CLO 1, 2, 6 


Assessment 3: Assignment 2 - 3D printing application 

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20 

Assessment 3 assesses the following learning outcomes: 

CLO 3, 6 


Assessment 4: Project 2 - Advanced applications  

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30 

Assessment 4 assesses the following learning outcomes: 

CLO 1, 2, 4, 5, 6