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TRC3801

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc Professor Raafat Ibrahim (Clayton); Professor S G Ponnambalam (Sunway)

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies

Contact hours

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

Prerequisites

TRC2100, MEC2402

Co-requisites

TRC3000