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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers integration of design, engineering, and management disciplines in the modern manufacturing enterprises. Emphasis is given to the physics and stochastic nature of manufacturing processes and systems, and their effect on quality, rate, cost and flexibility. Students will learn the fundamental principles of engineering mass production in manufacturing environments, as it relates to modern industry and will be able to facilitate the steps and processes required to take products from design to production. Topics will include: Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), design for mass manufacture, design for assembly, process optimization, economies of scale and sustainability, standardization, organisation of work hierarchies and supply chains. Market push-pull strategies and 'Just in Time' manufacture will also be covered. Examples will be drawn from the automotive industry, FMCGs, electronics and the medical products industry.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRoger Lumley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMENM or SMENMB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManufacturing engineering and Technology 7th ed.RecommendedS. Kalpakjian, S.R. Schmidt, 2013Pearson
ReadingsMass ProductionRecommendedOpen University of Hong KongOpen University of Hong Kong

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply well developed, advanced and integrated knowledge of contemporary mass production engineering to safety, design and decision making in manufacturing facilities.

lectures, workshops

02. Solve engineering problems and design requirements through the application of critical analyses, reflection and synthesis of complex technical knowledge of mass production principles and productivity.

lectures, workshops

03. Produce professional, technical written and verbal reports that communicates effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

workshops, reports

04. Proactively conduct manufacturing projects that incorporates creativity, innovation and risk management to meet the requirements and viewpoints of clients.

lectures, workshops

05. Work effectively in mass production teams to use engineering knowledge and skills by demonstrating autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility.

lectures, workshops, group report

06. Apply established sustainable engineering methods and practices to the design of comprehensive manufacturing processes.

lectures, workshops

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