You will develop self-guided inquiry skills, enabling you to explore and continuously develop 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 includes innovations at each stage in the design, production and application of engineered objects. You will focus on assessing the positive and negative impacts of ‘disruptive’ technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, micro- and nano-electromechanics (N/MEMS) and ‘Industry 4.0’ on society, individuals, the environment and economics. You will also examine the presence and influence of high-tech and advanced manufacturing in Tasmania, and the international contribution that Tasmania makes to advanced manufacturing. You will reflect on our own role and professional development plans in the context of local and global innovation and development.
|Unit name||Advanced Manufacturing|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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1. Conduct self-guided inquiry to develop and main awareness of advancements in the field of engineering and manufacturing
2. Evaluate the impact of new technologies from ethical, social, environmental, economic and personal perspectives
3. Differentiate and explain connections between place-based and global innovations
4. Create and justify professional development plans based on areas of professional interest and abilities
|Band||Field of Education|
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1. Reflection on industry developments (10%)
2. Case study (50%)
3. Assignment: ethical issues (40%)
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