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Manufacturing Project ZAE202


In this unit, you will undertake the strategic planning of a manufacturing project. To support the development of a project proposal, you will assess a range of possible models, templates and approaches to project design, including real examples of project strategies and proposals drawn from relevant industry settings. You will also engage in face-to-face discussions with industry practitioners to understand the requirements and context for your project. Informed by what you learn from these industry sources, and your own inquiry (research), you will define strategic aspects of your intended project, including the project purpose or intent, high-level business case and costing, environmental impact, feasibility, stakeholder engagement and communication plan, risk management plan, indicative resource plan and implementation roadmap (definition of detailed solution and design specifications are not in scope for this unit). This project design will be used to inform your work in the ZAE204 Advanced Equipment Design, ZAE205 Fabrication Project and ZAE207 Project Closure and Review units.


Unit name Manufacturing Project
Unit code ZAE202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Equipment Design


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

1. Select and apply contemporary approaches to project design and specification

2. Undertake inquiry and engage with practitioners to inform engineering project design and planning decisions

3. Advocate for the role of project design in innovation and entrepreneurship

4. Apply critical thinking skills to effectively communicate ideas and plans effectively to stakeholders



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1. Report (20%)

2. Project proposal and plan (50%)
3. Team presentation (30%)

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