Course Title: Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related industries

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: MIET7612

Course Title: Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related industries

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr M M Younus Ali
Course Coordinator and Teacher
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (SVEHS)
Building 57, Level 5, Room 34
RMIT University (City Campus)
115 Queensberry Street, Carlton South
VIC  3053, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9925 4646


Dr. Amita Iyer
Program Manager
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
Program Manager
Tel: (03) 9925 8311
Fax: (03) 9925 4189

Nominal Hours: 60

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 describes the knowledge and skills required to learner to investigate advanced manufacturing technologies that have been recognised as innovative and/or cutting edge and have significantly improved production processes, products and/or services and present the findings. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU22451 Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related industries


1. Determine the applications of advanced technologies in manufacturing

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Sources of information on advanced manufacturing technologies in the engineering and manufacturing industries are identified.   1.2 Real world examples of advanced manufacturing and engineering achievements are located.   1.3 Impact of advanced manufacturing technology on product and/or service is determined.


2. Investigate an advanced technology and its' impact on a process, product and/or service

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Application and parameters of the technology being investigated are defined and its’ integration with existing production methods are clarified   2.2 Design principles of the technology are explored and documented   2.3 The value adding dimension of the technology is analysed and evaluated   2.4 Impact on workforce capabilities and/or customer demands and market competitiveness are determined   2.5 Future developments in the technology and its application are examined


3. Present research on advanced technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Research material is compiled and the format of the presentation is planned   3.2 Presentation of the investigation is prepared, trialled and amended as required   3.3 Research is presented to relevant audience/stakeholder.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

• Lectures 
• 3D Printing
• Review questions
• Reports, etc.


Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA 1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency VU22451 in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1

Introduction and Overview of the course, OHS, etc

Week 2

Engineering Ethics and Skills (Technical Report Writing and Presentation)

Week 3

Introduction to the Project (Introduction to Truss Bridge Design)

Week 4

Introduction to Bridge Modelling using REVIT and Some Important Videos on BIM

Week 5

Project Modelling continues using REVIT

Week 6

Introduction to 3D Printing (using Zortrax 3D Printer)

Week 7-13

Continue working on 3D Modelling and 3D Printing

Week 14

Assembling the Project

Week 15

Testing of the Project Work and Preparation for Presentation

Week 16

Presentation on the Project and Final Report Submission

Week 17-19

Finalising the results

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Revit 2019

Z - Suite Software

Zortrax M200 Plus Manual

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course, you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Initial Design and Project Plan
Assessment 2: Interim Report
Assessment 3: Final Report,Presentation and Curriculum Vitae

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered






























Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Initial Design and Project Plan
Assessment 2: Interim Report
Assessment 3: Final Report,Presentation and Curriculum Vitae

These clustered units will be assessed as Competent or Not Yet Competent. 

The students must complete all three assessments successfully to be deemed competent. To be deemed competent (CA) in these clustered units, student will need to gain satisfactory (S) results in all three assessments.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities. The estimated time is minimum 20 hours outside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
    • Current
    • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
  • maths and science developmental support and advice
  • English language development

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 

Special consideration: 

Please Refer to find more information about special consideration 


Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

Please Refer: to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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