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MTE3544

Faculty of Engineering

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Professor Terry Turney

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students learn to understand the interrelationship of innovation and invention, the generation and exploitation of intellectual property. By following the life cycle of manufactured goods, they see environmental effects and follow obsolescence to waste and the recycling chain. Students learn to use aids to decision making, including the identification of likely critical processes. Entering the manufacturing environment, they receive overviews of quality management and quality control, and the relationship between design, manufacture and product life. They glimpse the major forces governing workplace relations and work place conditions in Australia.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. understand the interrelationship of innovation and invention
  2. understand the generation and exploitation of intellectual property
  3. understand the life cycle of manufactured goods from genesis to obsolescence
  4. follow obsolescence to waste and the recycling chain.

Students will have

  • an understanding of management structures
  • an understanding of the major forces governing workplace relations and work place conditions in Australia
  • an appreciation of aids to decision making, including the identification of likely critical processes
  • an overview of quality management and quality control
  • an appreciation of the relationship between design, manufacture and product life.

Assessment

Four written assignments: 80%
Examination (2 hours): 20%

Workload requirements

24 one-hour lectures, 18 one-hour tutorials and 102 hours of private study throughout the semester

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