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AMME2450: Design and Production

2024 unit information

This unit of study will provide students with an overview of the engineering design and manufacturing/production processes, with a focus on advanced manufacturing. The unit is intended to attract students from any discipline within the University. The core pedagogical method used in this unit is the adoption of the think make do approach to engineering design and design thinking, with students experiencing the general engineering design cycle of; problem definition, requirements generation, solution generation/ideation and evaluation, prototyping, testing, refinement, production etc. Students will have access to the School of AMME's Fablab to enable students to create prototypes as part of their major project design project.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Communicate effectively with various stakeholders in multiple formats, and to have improved your research and inquiry based learning skills.
  • LO2. Develop and improve your project management/planning and team work skills.
  • LO3. Work with professional effectiveness and demonstrate ethical conduct.
  • LO4. Work inclusively with students from multiple disciplines.
  • LO5. Understand basic principles of design and production and be able to design and prototype objects.
  • LO6. Gain specialisation in engineering related to design and production processes.
  • LO7. Develop inventiveness skills to help you perform effective problem solving.
  • LO8. Gain understanding of various math and science based engineering methods and tools.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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