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TRC3801

Faculty of Engineering

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Assoc Professor Raafat Ibrahim (Clayton); Professor S G Ponnambalam (Malaysia)

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Manufacturing Operations, Models and Metrics. Automation and NC/CNC. Material Transport and storage systems. Manufacturing Systems: Single cell, Assembly line, Cellular Manufacturing and Flexible Manufacturing systems. Manufacturing Support Systems: CAD/CAM/CIM, Process planning, Production planning including material requirement planning, manufacturing resource planning, shop floor control, inventory control.

Manufacturing excellence: push/pull systems, pull control systems, JIT, TQM, simulation of manufacturing systems.

Outcomes

Students are to gain an understanding of the manufacturing systems taxonomy, manufacturing systems, CNC Programming, Cellular and Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Material Transport and storage systems, manufacturing support systems such as process planning, production planning and control. Students also learn modern manufacturing systems such as, pull systems (KANBAN and CONWIP), and Just-In-Time systems and to evaluate manufacturing systems using simulation.

Assessment

Laboratory work and assignments: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory classes, 1 hour tutorial classes and 6 hours of private study a week

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Prerequisites