• Class Number 6342
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • John Holmes
    • David Tychsen-Smith
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
    • Ninad Bhat
SELT Survey Results

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. Formulate the most appropriate manufacturing process and material for a given product, considering various requirements including cost, physical properties and process capabilities.
  2. Execute a project considering the manufacturing design principles.
  3. Perform a range of different manufacturing processes.
  4. Present a manufacturing design in the form of an engineering report.
  5. Critically analyse advanced manufacturing processes and their implications for design and manufacture.

Field Trips

Manufacturing field trip to Canberra Glassworks (https://canberraglassworks.com/)

Additional Course Costs

Manufacturing field trip to Canberra Glassworks (https://canberraglassworks.com/); Group manufacturing project.

Required Resources

Software support: Solidworks, Granta CES EduPack

Textbook Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Kalpakjian and Schimd 7th Edition (SI) Prentice Hall

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction
2 Engineering Materials - Metals and Alloys
3 Engineering Materials - Ceramics and Glass Quiz 1
4 Thermomechanical processing - Casting and Forging Quiz 2
5 Thermomechanical processing - Extrusion, Rolling, and Sheet forming Quiz 3
6 Machining and Welding Quiz 4
7 Additive manufacturing and Industrial design Quiz 5
8 Individual and Group Manufacturing Projects
9 Individual and Group Manufacturing Projects
10 Individual and Group Manufacturing Projects
11 Individual and Group Manufacturing Projects
12 Individual and Group Manufacturing Projects Individual Manufacturing Project & Group Manufacturing Project
13 Examination Period Final exam

Tutorial Registration

Do not need to register

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Quiz 10 % * * 1,5
Individual manufacturing project 25 % 25/10/2022 04/11/2022 1,2,3,4,5
Group manufacturing project 40 % 28/10/2022 04/11/2022 1,2,3,4,5
Exam 25 % * * 1,5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,5


5 quizzes from week 3 to 7. Each quiz has the same weight (2%). The quiz should be completed by each Friday from week 3 to 7, and will be returned in the coming weekend.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 25/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 04/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Individual manufacturing project

In this project you will be able to choose a small mechanical device to make. You will need to use a range of different manufacturing processes to make the different parts. You should reflect on the processes used, including limitations and capabilities. The final submission will include a demonstration of the working mechanism.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 28/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 04/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Group manufacturing project

The aim of this project is to give students the opportunity to build a team. You will work with teammates to conceptual framework and design, select materials from different suppliers, and manufacture using different techniques, and build a gadget related to personal transportation. 

Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,5


Three-hour written examination in the university exam period.

Value: 25%

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission


Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).


Research Interests

Design and advanced manufacturing of light alloys

Characterisation, Modelling and Machine learning of processing-microstructure-property relationships in metallic materials.

Surface property, corrosion mechanism, and functional applications of metallic materials

Application of advanced analytical tools including aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy, electron backscattered diffraction and transmission Kikuchi diffraction, and in-situ synchrotron.


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John Holmes

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Ninad Bhat

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David Tychsen-Smith

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