TECH 2004 - Industry 4.0

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

Modern engineering is connected, digitally supported, team-based, and distributed. This course introduces Industry 4.0, including concepts such as: smart factories and cyber-physical systems; integration of production, supply chain and service systems to enable value added networks; utilisation of emerging technologies such as big data analytics, the Internet of Things, autonomous systems, simulation (and virtual reality), horizontal and vertical integration, cloud systems, additive manufacturing, and so on.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code TECH 2004
    Course Industry 4.0
    Coordinating Unit Centre for STEM Education and Innovation
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites TECH 1003
    Course Description Modern engineering is connected, digitally supported, team-based, and distributed. This course introduces Industry 4.0, including concepts such as: smart factories and cyber-physical systems; integration of production, supply chain and service systems to enable value added networks; utilisation of emerging technologies such as big data analytics, the Internet of Things, autonomous systems, simulation (and virtual reality), horizontal and vertical integration, cloud systems, additive manufacturing, and so on.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr William Robertson

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Discuss the theory, concepts and principles of manufacturing engineering and quality systems;
    2 Analyse a range of seminal articles and key reference materials underpinning the discipline;
    3 Develop range of isues and problems; and
    4 Demonstrate the ability 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.

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.3   1.6   2.1   2.3   2.4   3.2   3.3   3.5   3.6   

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  • 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
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    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 may 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
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Weekly tutorials 20 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 
    Multiple assignments 30 Individual Summative Week 5 1.
    Final exam 50 Individual Summative Exam period 3. 
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.


    Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.

    30% (3 tutorials: 6%, 12%, 12% )
    70% (open book examination)
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    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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