In this unit, you will develop self-guided inquiry skills, enabling you to explore and continuously build on your awareness of advancements in the field of manufacturing and engineering. You will identify areas of new research and practice that aim to extend the precision, inter-operability/connectivity, automation, tele-presence, speed and scale, durability and sustainability of manufacturing systems, processes and outputs. This enables you to consider innovations at each stage in the design, production and application of engineered objects. This will include an examination of the presence and influence of high-tech and advanced manufacturing in Tasmania, and the international contribution that Tasmania makes to advanced manufacturing.
You will also undertake a project to redesign and improve an existing product incorporating Industry 4.0 technologies, and evaluate the ethical, social, environmental and economic impacts of new technologies.
This unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences. You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.
|Unit name||Advanced Manufacturing|
|Coordinator||Mr Mark Shelton|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Analyse Industry 4.0 technologies to develop innovative design solutions
- Evaluate the impact of new technologies from ethical, social, environmental, economic and personal perspectives
- Apply design thinking methods and practices to progress an design idea
- Use digital toolsets and digital literacies to develop effective engineering designs and models
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Burnie students: fornightly evening workshops
|Assessment||AT1: Future Directions Plan (30%)|AT2: Product Redesign (50%)|AT3: Portfolio of Evidence (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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