ele4dfm design for manufacture




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Design for Manufacture traditionally applies to the initial design of a new product where a methodology is followed to ensure that the product is: easy to manufacture at an economic cost, built to required quality; and able to achieve the required reliability. In modern manufacturing environments, automation is an integral part of the production process. This subject considers adapting design for production and designing and implementing effective automated production lines to produce products to a specified quality and cost. The subjects includes a site visit to a relevant automated production facility.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAvinash Baji

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed EMS1CAD and MEC3MCD; OR must be admitted into one of the following courses: SMTNE, SMELE, LMEM and no other rule applies.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProduct Design and Development, Sixth EditionPrescribedUlrich, Eppinger 2016McGraw-Hill
ReadingsDesign for Manufacturability Handbook, Second EditionPrescribedBralla, 1999McGraw-Hill

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge and skills that demonstrate best practices in product Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly.

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02. Plan projects that address complex issues including costing, timing and delivery.

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03. Understand the theoretical and practical relationships between design, materials, manufacturing method and cost.

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04. Evaluate and specify standards, quality systems and product compliance.

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05. Develop and implement intellectual property strategies based on value and return on investment.

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06. Understand the importance of prototyping and opportunities to save cost and time.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAvinash Baji

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Two Individual Reports (800 words each)Week 4 & Week 83001, 02, 03, 04
Two 3 min. Individual Presentations (300 word equiv)Week 4 & Week 81001, 02, 03, 04
One Group Project Report (1000 words per student)Week 122001, 02, 05, 06
One 2 hour Written Examination (2000 word equiv)4001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06