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TRC3801 - Mechatronics and manufacturing

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): S G Ponnambalam


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2009 (Day)


Manufacturing Operations, Models and Metrics. Automation and NC/CNC. Material Transport and storage systems. Manufacturing Systems: Single cell, Assembly line, Cellular Manufacturing and Flexible Manufacturing systems. Manufacturing Support Systems: CAD/CAM/CIM, Process planning, Production planning including material requirement planning, manufacturing resource planning, shop floor control, inventory control.

Manufacturing excellence: push/pull systems, pull control systems, JIT, TQM, simulation of manufacturing systems.


Students are to gain an understanding of the manufacturing systems taxonomy, manufacturing systems, CNC Programming, Cellular and Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Material Transport and storage systems, manufacturing support systems such as process planning, production planning and control. Students also learn modern manufacturing systems such as, pull systems (KANBAN and CONWIP), and Just-In-Time systems and to evaluate manufacturing systems using simulation.


Laboratory work and assignments: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory classes, 1 hour tutorial classes and 6 hours of private study a week





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