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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)P J Gregory


Introduction to the productive enterprise and the contribution of industrial engineering towards a more effective and competitive work environment. Productivity measurement and factors affecting productivity improvement. Work measurement, computerised time standards, work sampling, time study, methods of analysis and design. Manufacturing processes; design for manufacture; material selection; analysis of a pump body -its dissection and assembly. Principles of motion economy. Process charting and value stream mapping; factors affecting lean manufacturing. Quality and organizational culture; job design and evaluation; Simulating and analysing work measurement data.


To develop an understanding of the productive enterprise, and the contributions of the industrial engineer to create a more productive and competitive enterprise

To understand the concept of productivity, its measurement and the factors influencing productivity improvement

To be able to carry out basic work measurement and time standards procedures

To be able to describe a number of manufacturing processes used in manufacturing products, and to have an appreciation of the scope of manufacturing in Victoria

To assess work practices and work design using value stream mapping, work measurement, time studies, and charting techniques

To examine the nature and quality of work as they relate to job design

To model, simulate and analyse work measurement data for decision making in the areas of lean manufacturing and productivity measurement

To develop written and oral presentation skills.


Assignments and tests: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours of lectures, 3 hours of problem solving/laboratory classes and 6 hours of private study per week