• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Matthew Doolan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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Some activities that form part of this course will be delivered on-campus in Sem 2 2020.

This subject introduces the elements of a number of basic manufacturing processes and associated materials behaviour required in the design of mechanical devices. The configuration of machine tools is discussed in the context of orthogonal cutting and the basics of materials deformation processes, including, casting, forging, sheet-metal forming and polymer processing. Graphical representation techniques include sectioning, conventional representations, dimensioning, tolerancing further develops computer-aided design skills (CAD). Also included are 24 hours of practical workshop experience with assorted hand and machine tools to produce a manufactured article.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Justify the most appropriate manufacturing process and material for a given product, considering various requirements including cost, physical properties and process capabilities.
  2. Complete a design project considering the design for manufacture principles.
  3. Perform a range of different manufacturing processes.
  4. Clearly present designs for manufacture in the form of an Engineering Report.
  5. Critically analyse new advanced manufacturing processes and their implications for design and manufacture.
  6. Professional Skills Mapping: Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Other Information

There is a significant lab component to be taken in this course. Students who are unable to do it during/at the end of the semester and are graduating in S2 2020 or S1 2021 should consider taking an alternative course. Please contact the course convener or Student Services to discuss your specific case and identify a replacement course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research Report (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Lab Report (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Design Report (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Final Exam (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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35 one-hour lectures, 11 three-hour workshops, 1 metrology lab, 1 turning lab, 1 sheet forming lab and 1 half day field trip/lab

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this course us currently not available.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN1215 and ENGN2217. Incompatible with ENGN6212.

Prescribed Texts

Kalpakjian, Serope & Schmid, Steven R. Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, SI 6th Edition Prentice Hall



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8980 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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