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Over the history of industrialisation, the manufacturing industry has developed and deployed a diversity of manufacturing processes and technologies to fulfil ever-increasing demands from society for products and service. The aim of this subject is to provide students with the capacity to understand conventional and advanced manufacturing processes, as well as the ability to determine appropriate process pathways of processes for producing specific products.
This course consists of three main modules: 1) Fundamentals of manufacturing, materials and testing methods; 2) Conventional manufacturing processes and technology (e.g. machining, casting, forming and joining);3) Advanced manufacturing processes and technology (e.g. advanced machining, additive manufacturing, surface technology, micro and nano fabrication technology). This subject has a series of laboratory exercises that provide hands-on experience with manufacturing in real-life scenarios.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- 1. Illustrate and categorize the fundamental principles and characteristics of both conventional and advanced manufacturing processes;
- 2. Explain and apply engineering metrology and instrumentation to ensure product quality;
- 3. Determine the appropriate manufacturing methods for a specific component;
- 4. Evaluate the impact of process variables;
- 5. Operate selected conventional manufacturing processes;
- 6. Optimise selected advanced manufacturing technologies
- The ability to apply advanced skill and techniques of engineering science and engineering methods to solve real problems.
- The ability to comprehend complex concepts and effectively communicate this understanding.
- The ability to apply advanced skill and techniques in specialist area of engineering.
- The ability to plan work and to use time effectively.
- The ability to understand professional and ethical responsibiities.
Last updated: 10 November 2023