Course Title: Participate in product engineering

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU5913C

Course Title: Participate in product engineering

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4238 - Certificate IV in Custom made Footwear

Course Contact : Robyn Lyons

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Robinson
Ph: 03 9925 9252

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to participate in product engineering in a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) enterprise, in this instance specific to the Footwear industry

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN4002A Participate in product engineering


1. Identify and confirm specifications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Sample material or product is examined to confirm structure

1.2 Detail of structure or composition is documented, where required, to assist in production planning


2. Identify options for production

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Evaluation of material or product structure is conducted to identify options for production

2.2 Options are assessed to determine most effective and efficient method of production , ensuring highest quality and yield from raw materials, and ease of production


3. Identify potential machine or production changes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Existing resources, machines, production techniques and scheduling arrangements are examined in relation to the production requirements

3.2 Any potential requirements for change are identified and documented in accordance with workplace practices



4. Prepare cost estimates

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Material requirements and economic batch sizes are identified

4.2 Labour hours, times and other statistics required are identified and estimates made

4.3 Available machine hours are determined and estimates made, where required

4.4 Overall costs are estimated and documented in accordance with workplace practices



5. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Production planning records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary, in accordance with workplace practices

Learning Outcomes

In this unit students will develop knowledge and skills associated with communication to interpret production specifications, calculate costs, maintain records and prepare reports. Initiative and enterprise, planning and organising and problem solving are required to examine production options and determine required variations to specifications, processes and schedules. This unit also requires an ability to learn and apply new information. Self management skills are used to ensure work meets quality and work standards.

Details of Learning Activities

Integrated learning consisting of theory and practical components, including guest lecturers/industry experts, relating to product engineering for footwear; carried out in a simulated workplace environment, to enhance the development of the skills and knowledge required to develop footwear product.

Teaching Schedule


1-2 Analysis of chosen design
2- 4 Develop specification sheet
5-9 Production requirements
10-13 Costing and Materials
14-15 Development of final submission
15 Submission

16 Feedback on Submission

Sessions for Product Engineering will be conducted as discussions and/or presentations during scheduled sessions. Where possible Industry contacts via either classroom presentation or workplace visit will aid towards the students knowledge in this unit.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary. Assessment will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task One:
Identify criteria and produce a completed specification and production sheet for chosen style

Assessment Task Two:
Identify, document and produce a detailed costing analysis for the production of chosen style.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1
Specification sheet
Assessment 2
Costing Analysis
1. Identify and confirm specifications             X            X
2. Identify options for production             X            X
3. Identify potential machine of production changes             X            X
4. Prepare cost estimates             X            X
5. Maintain records             X            X

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