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Programming for Manufacturing ZAE104

Cradle Coast


You will develop your knowledge of programming principles and techniques as a foundation to the range of programming skills that are required within the manufacturing industry. This will include developing an understanding of essential mathematical and programming concepts that are used to define variables, data types, control structures and functions. The concepts of program flow and logic will also be introduced in preparation for practical interaction with manufacturing systems that you will encounter later in units such as ZAT116 Digital Control Systems. Through a series of guided exercises, you will write programming code to undertake simple tasks, trouble shoot existing code, and solve manufacturing related math problems computationally. You will be supported by substantial online learning resources that will enable you to extend your current level of understanding in these areas of knowledge through a combination of self-paced and formally assessed tasks.


Unit name Programming for Manufacturing
Unit code ZAE104
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Equipment Design


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Term 2 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Explain and assess the uses and benefits of systems used in manufacturing and production industries

2. Apply relevant mathematical and programming principles and techniques to solve manufacturing problems

3. Apply program analysis, design, debugging, testing and documentation practices to resolve simple programming problems

4. Engage in self-regulated learning and self-evaluation to continuously develop technical understanding



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 030101

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1. Solutions to weekly problems (50%)

2. Personal Progress Report (20%)

3. Computational Manufacturing Assignment (30%)

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