• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Photonics, Engineering

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. Employ material selection tool Granta CES EduPack and CAD software SolidWorks for manufacturing design.
  7. 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. 

Professional Skills Mapping:

Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quiz (10) [LO 1,5]
  2. Individual manufacturing project (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Group manufacturing project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Exam (25) [LO 1,5]

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Thirty five one-hour lectures, eleven three-hour workshops, one metrology lab, one turning lab and one sheet forming lab

Inherent Requirements

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Master of Engineering. Incompatible with ENGN4212.

Prescribed Texts

Kalpakjian, Serope & Schmid, Steven R.Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, SI 5th Edition Prentice Hall

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge of engineering design


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Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4740
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
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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
7418 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View

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