MECH ENG 3103 - Manufacturing Engineering & Quality Systems

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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Manufacturing engineering and quality engineering are core systems used by organisations in the process of developing new products and getting them into production. Topics include: technological and manufacturing paradigms and the process of innovation, supporting systems, methodologies and techniques comprising design for manufacture and assembly, failure mode effect analysis, process control plans, statistical process control, and 8D problem solving. A number of subject-matter experts from industry will present specific manufacturing and quality engineering systems and techniques, together with specific case studies to illustrate their application.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MECH ENG 3103
    Course Manufacturing Engineering & Quality Systems
    Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week, plus site visits
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge MECH ENG 2020
    Course Description Manufacturing engineering and quality engineering are core systems used by organisations in the process of developing new products and getting them into production. Topics include: technological and manufacturing paradigms and the process of innovation, supporting systems, methodologies and techniques comprising design for manufacture and assembly, failure mode effect analysis, process control plans, statistical process control, and 8D problem solving. A number of subject-matter experts from industry will present specific manufacturing and quality engineering systems and techniques, together with specific case studies to illustrate their application.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Ross Bensley

    NameRoleBuilding/RoomEmail

    Prof Ross Bensley

    Lecturer Engineering South Building, S131a ross.bensley@adelaide.edu.au
    Dr Alexander Shamshurin Lecturer alexander.shamshurin@adelaide.edu.au

    Dr Brad Gibson

    Lecturer brad.gibson@adelaide.edu.au
    School Office: Room S116, Tel: 83135460, Email
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    The aim of the course is to introduce the management of manufacturing systems for success in today’s global competitive environment. Emphasis will be placed on the inter-dependent methodologies and technologies required for the design and operations of a world-class modern manufacturing business and how they relate to manufacturing success. A considerable part of the course is devoted to advanced quality management systems and their influence and cross relation on the development of new products and the manufacturing of goods in industry. At the conclusion of the course students will:

    1 Have a solid foundation in the theory, concepts and principles of manufacturing engineering and quality systems
    2 Have accessed, read and analysed a range of seminal articles and key reference materials underpinning the discipline
    3 Developed the the conceptual frameworks, analytical and critical thinking skills that enable them to generate innovative solutions to a broad range of isues and problems
    4 Be able to work independently and as an effective member of a team in order to apply their acquired knowledge and skills to both theoretical and practical problems
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Extensive notes are provided – no textbook is needed

    Recommended Resources
    • Operations Management (5th Ed), M. Davis & J Heineke, McGrawHill International (2005), ISBN: 0071114084

    • Engineering Design (3rd Ed), G. Dieter, McGraw Hill (2000), ISBN: 0073661368

    Online Learning

    All course materials, lecture slides and assessments are available through MyUni.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    FREE TEXT ENTRY: Areas must provide an explanation of the approach to learning and teaching for this course, and the relationship of these e.g. lectures supported by problem-solving tutorials developing material covered in lectures

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    It is expected that students spend approximately 45 hours of their own time on lecture preparation, reading, tutorials, assignments and the industry visit over the course of the semester.

    Learning Activities Summary

    Operations Management

    • The strategic business context
    • Global competition, competitiveness and manufacturing strategy
    • Strategic Manufacturing
    • Innovation and technology management
    • Technology development, product design and competitive advantage

    Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)

    • Product development cycle
    • Material and process selection for functionality and cost
    • Failure Mode Effect Analysis [FMEA]
    • Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis [DFMEA]
    • Process Flow Charts
    • Machine Failure Mode Effect Analysis [MFMEA]

    Quality Management & Control

    • Quality Management Systems
    • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
    • Process Control Plans [PCP]
    • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
    • Standard Workplace Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures [SWI][SOP]
    Specific Course Requirements

    Students will be given the opportunity to make a formal visit to an advanced manufacturing facility. During the course of the industry visit students will see firsthand how the manufacturing and quality systems and techniques are used in the day to day operation of the production facility. All students are strongly encouraged to attend the industry visit to enhance their understanding of the Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Systems, their capacity to complete the assignments and exam as well as to better prepare themselves for employment opportunities.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    The assignments take the form of open-ended industry problems, which tests students’ ability to bring information (from class and from their research) to bear on the given problem. As there is no single right answer to the assignments, answers that demonstrate a well-reasoned approach to solving the problem, taking account of all of the parameters that impact on the solution and follow the format discussed in class, attract full marks. This tests the students’ ability to provide a technically correct answer that is succinct and readily understandable by others. The assignments are marked and the results included in the final assessment. Feedback is provided on each student’s work. The assignments are complimented by non-assessed case studies and class exercises. .

    The examination is a summative assessment and is intended to assess the student’s knowledge and understanding of the course material and how it fits into the global engineering context. To achieve full marks they are challenged to transfer scenarios from class into more complex scenarios in the exam.

    Due dates for the individual assignments will be posted on MyUni prior to the start of the semester and covered in the unit introductory lecture at the start of the semester.

    Assessment Related Requirements

    Attendance of the Industry Visit is voluntary.

    Assessment Detail

    Assignments (30%), Tutorial presentation (10%) and final exam (60%)

    Submission

    Submission instructions will be published on MyUni prior to the start of the semester and also covered during the unit introduction lecture.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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