Manufacturing Engineering

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Manufacturing Engineering

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Materials Science Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    48610 Introduction to Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    The objectives of this subject are to: explain and provide examples of manufacturing processes involved in casting, forming machining and joining of materials; identify and describe the manufacturing process by which products are made of different materials: metals, polymers, ceramics and composites; demonstrate improved technical written and graphical communication skills by completion of specified laboratory reports and site visit reports; and demonstrate basic problem-solving skills relating to manufacturing and production. Students learn the processes and materials available, as well as a competent and practical approach to evaluating, selecting and recognising the connections between the materials/processes and engineering design.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Explain and provide examples of manufacturing processes involved in casting, forming machining and joining of materials??????????????????????
    2. Identify and describe the manufacturing process by which products are made of different materials??
    3. Demonstrate improved technical written and graphical communication skills by completion of specified laboratory reports and site visit reports
    4. Apply basic problem-solving skills relating to manufacturing and production????????????????
    5. Identify? the processes and materials available, and exhibit? a competent and practical approach to evaluating, selecting and recognising the connections between the materials/processes and engineering design??????
    6. Explain important social issues such as material and energy resources as well as environment protection??????
    7. Deconstruct the engineered product such as a fluid valve or an automotive differential and understand the operations that went into its manufacture and assembly
    This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.2, 2.3, 2.4] (A.1)
    Establish priorities and goals [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.3, 3.5] (A.2)
    Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.) [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.5 ] (A.5)
    Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.1)
    Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.1, 3.3] (B.3)
    Demonstrate research skills [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.4, 2.1] (B.6)
    Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.5, 3.6] (D.1)
    Reflect on personal and professional experience to engage independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning [EA Stage 1 Competency:3.3, 3.5] (D.2)
    Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.2] (E.1)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    This subject is presented via three parallel activities: Lectures, Projects and Laboratory/Industrial Visits. The topics are focused on sections of the textbook. The projects and labs./industrial visits are selected to reinforce lecture topics
    The subject will normally be offered in the autumn and spring semesters each year over 14 weeks.
    All students attend one lecture in a large group each week. Parallel groups of about 25 to 30 students attend a supervised project session, each of 1.5 hours duration per week. In the project sessions the students will break up into teams of five or six students. Each project session will be followed by a 1.5 hour non-supervised session.
    In addition, there will be five laboratory sessions and two industrial visits each of 3 hours duration. These are programmed about every second week.
    Presentation of the Subject:
    Presentation of the subject relies on considerable self-study. All students attend a once-weekly lecture and a project session, the first 1.5 hours of which is supervised. Lectures cover the fundamentals only and should be used as a guide to more intensive self (or group) study. Workshop sessions and site visits are held as per program. Note the time table, some days have no formal activity. The remaining subject time may be used for project work in the laboratories or for group study. Students should pace their progress according to the above schedule.
    Laboratory requirements and other significant resource issues
    Machining of parts requires the use of all machine tools including the NC mill and all welding equipment in the production processes lab (2-212). Other workshop equipment such as the workshop cranes is used in the projects. The CMM in the metrology lab (2-310) is also utilized.
    General Assessment Overview
    The assessment will include assignments and laboratory / industrial visit reports. Students are expected to spend additional time outside the classroom completing these activities. There will be a formal 3-hour exam at the end of the course.
    Please Note: Every exercise, demonstration and site visit is subject to assessment. All assessable material should be presented for marking no later than a fortnight after the final class for the particular project. Marks will be deducted for late and untidy work.
    Content
    This subject is about the fundamentals of manufacturing. It covers the well-established equipment and materials shaping and forming processes used in manufacturing. Students gain an appreciation and understanding of materials processing principles and their importance to design and manufacturing engineering.
    They learn the classification of processes and examine the fundamentals of casting, forging, machining and fabrication together with such other operations such as surface engineering and mechanical fastening. Students are introduced to engineering components and products, how they work, how they are made, their materials and why they are produced the way they are.
    The focus throughout the course is on the products that are designed and manufactured and the need to understand the capabilities and limitations of the various processes as well as their ?value adding? nature in a competitive, quality conscious, technologically oriented society.
    The constraints of manufacturing in a globally competitive world whilst at the same time addressing occupational health and safety as well as environmental issues will be addressed in the subject.
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Minor Project
    Intent: This assessment aims to help students understand the relevance of manufacturing to all engineering. They identify various manufacturing processes and give reasons for the manufacturer's choice of the processes.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.1, A.2, A.5, B.6, D.1, D.2 and E.1
    Weight: 15%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Depth and complexity of research 25 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, B.6, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Appropriateness of concept 15 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Correct use of units and significant figures 10 3 E.1
    Fluency of writing / Succinctness of writing 10 3 E.1
    Accuracy of spelling, grammar and punctuation 10 3 E.1
    Accuracy acknowledgement of sources 10 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Consistency of referencing style 10 3 E.1
    Neatness Legibility 10 3 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: Major Project
    Intent: To familiarize students with the manufacture and assembly of a complex engineering modern metal sub-system involving volume production.
    To enable students to present their findings in a significant engineering report.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.1, A.2, A.5, B.6, D.1, D.2 and E.1
    Weight: 20%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Depth and complexity of research 25 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, B.6, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Appropriateness of concept 15 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Correct use of units and significant figures 10 3 E.1
    Fluency of writing / Succinctness of writing 10 3 E.1
    Accuracy of spelling, grammar and punctuation 10 3 E.1
    Accurate acknowledgement of sources 10 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Consistency of referencing style 10 3 E.1
    Neatness Legibility 10 3 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 3: Laboratory and Site visit Reports
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.1, A.2, A.5, B.6, D.1, D.2 and E.1
    Weight: 20%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Depth and complexity of research 25 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, B.6, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Appropriateness of concept 15 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Correct use of units and significant figures 10 3 E.1
    Fluency of writing / Succinctness of writing 10 3 E.1
    Accuracy of spelling, grammar and punctuation 10 3 E.1
    Accuracy acknowledgement of sources 10 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 A.1, A.2, A.5, D.1, D.2, E.1
    Consistency of referencing style 10 3 E.1
    Neatness Legibility 10 3 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 4: Lab Quiz and Lab Report
    Intent: To enable students to identify and evaluate the significance of the various machine tools and manufacturing processes.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3 and 5
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.1, B.1, B.3 and E.1
    Weight: 15%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Appropriateness of concept 25 1, 2, 5 A.1, B.1
    Identification of errors/uncertainties 15 1, 2, 5 A.1, B.1, B.3
    Thoroughness of statistical analysis 10 1, 2, 5 A.1, B.1
    Correctness of calculations 10 1, 2, 5 A.1, B.1
    Clarity of writing 10 3 E.1
    Correct use of units and significant figures 10 3 E.1
    Fluency of writing / Succinctness of writing 10 3 E.1
    Neatness Legibility 10 3 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 5: Exam
    Intent: To enable students to gain an overview of their semesters' learning about materials processing, machine tools and manufacturing environments.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.1, B.1, B.3 and E.1
    Weight: 30%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Appropriateness of concept 25 1, 2, 4, 5 A.1, B.1
    Identification of errors/uncertainties 15 1, 2, 4, 5 A.1, B.1, B.3
    Thoroughness of statistical analysis 10 1, 2, 4, 5 A.1, B.1
    Correctness of calculations 10 1, 2, 4, 5 A.1, B.1
    Clarity of writing 10 3 E.1
    Correct use of units and significant figures 10 3 E.1
    Fluency of writing / Succinctness of writing 10 3 E.1
    Neatness Legibility 10 3 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

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