Courses & Units

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 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. Through a series of guided exercises, you will write programming code, trouble shoot existing code, and solve manufacturing related problems.

This unit also incorporates learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, for you to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.

You will be introduced to:

  • a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
  • principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
  • reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
  • ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry


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

Simon Little

Teaching staff

Simon Little, Rob Lewis

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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Domestic students

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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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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and discuss the use of programming in manufacturing and production industries
  2. Apply programming principles and techniques to complete tasks and/or solve problems
  3. Appraise your skills and knowledge development in the context of programming for manufacturing
  4. Identify and evaluate the importance of quality in programming applications



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

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1. Industry Interviews (20%)

2. Portfolio (40%)

3. Programming Application 40%)

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