Major - Advanced Manufacturing

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3048.1

Related Courses

3691.6 | Bachelor of Engineering Science |

3728.4 | Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business |

3740.4 | Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) |

3771.1 | Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) |

Manufacturing is continuously transforming as it integrates automation, analytics, intelligence, digitalisation, and Internet of Things (IoT) into physical operations. In this major, you integrate techniques and methods to improve the sustainability and efficiency of manufacturing taking advantage of digitisation tools. You tackle complex problems, propose innovative solutions, and apply critical thinking to industry problems considering social, ethical and environmental factors. Job opportunities are varied and include Digital Product Design Engineer, Digital Process Engineer, Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Digital Twins Engineer, Systems Engineer, Automation Specialist, Robotics Specialists, Advanced Sensors Specialists, Industry 4.0 Transformation Specialist, etc. This major includes a mandatory 300 to 450 hour industrial placement as a completion requirement.

Major Structure

This major is included in Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business.

Please follow the recommended sequence for your course as noted below.

3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering Science are required to enrol in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Students who finish 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this unit as an elective.

Year 1

Autumn

300743 | Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary |

Or

200237 | Mathematics for Engineers 1 |

300963 | Engineering Physics |

300027 | Engineering Computing |

300964 | Introduction to Engineering Practice |

Spring

200237 | Mathematics for Engineers 1 |

Or

200238 | Mathematics for Engineers 2 |

300463 | Fundamentals of Mechanics |

300021 | Electrical Fundamentals |

And one elective

* Elective can be any Level for Year 1

Year 2

Autumn

300035 | Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines |

300040 | Mechanics of Materials |

300005 | Circuit Theory |

301438 | Specialisation Workshop 1 |

Spring

300480 | Dynamics of Mechanical Systems |

300735 | Automated Manufacturing |

300044 | Microcontrollers and PLCs |

301439 | Specialisation Workshop 2 |

Industrial Experience

301441 | Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) |

Year 3

Autumn

300967 | Engineering Science Project 1 |

301410 Modern Digital Design and Development

300764 | Mechanical Design |

301412 Digital Manufacturing and IIoT

Spring

300968 | Engineering Science Project 2 |

300043 | Mobile Robotics |

301413 Design for Advanced Manufacturing

And one elective

* Elective must be Level 2 or higher

3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Year 1

Autumn

300743 | Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary |

Or

200237 | Mathematics for Engineers 1 |

300963 | Engineering Physics |

300027 | Engineering Computing |

300964 | Introduction to Engineering Practice |

Spring

200237 | Mathematics for Engineers 1 |

Or

200238 | Mathematics for Engineers 2 |

300463 | Fundamentals of Mechanics |

300021 | Electrical Fundamentals |

And one elective

* Electives can be any Level for Year 1 Elective

Year 2

Autumn

300035 | Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines |

300040 | Mechanics of Materials |

300005 | Circuit Theory |

301410 Modern Digital Design and Development

Spring

300480 | Dynamics of Mechanical Systems |

300735 | Automated Manufacturing |

300044 | Microcontrollers and PLCs |

And one elective

* Electives can be any Level 2 or higher

Year 3

Autumn

301411 | Materials Processing and Applications |

300764 | Mechanical Design |

301412 Digital Manufacturing and IIoT

And one alternate unit

Spring

300043 | Mobile Robotics |

301413 Design for Advanced Manufacturing

300487 | Mechatronic Design |

And one alternate unit

Industrial Experience

300741 | Industrial Experience (Engineering) |

Year 4

Autumn

301245 | Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) |

300056 | Robotics |

One alternate Unit

And one elective

* Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher

Spring

301246 | Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) |

301000 | Computer Aided Engineering |

Specialisation Alternate unit

And one elective

* Elective units must be Level 2 or higher

Alternate Unit Pool

301416 | Advanced Materials Topics |

401140 | Biomechanics |

301122 | Biomedical Electronics |

Students are advised to select 301475 Biomedical Engineering from Autumn 2022

301121 | Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis |

301417 | Engineering Materials from Waste |

301421 | Introduction to Materials Engineering |

300361 | Introduction to Human Biology |

301415 | Materials Selection and Design |

101756 | Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners |

101751 | Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode) |

101754 | From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode) |

101755 | From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies |

102805 | Indigenous Landscapes |

101758 | Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode) |

101752 | Pigments of the Imagination |

101753 | Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode) |

101759 | Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode) |

101757 | The Making of the `Aborigines' |

3771 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn session

301333 | Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) |

300964 | Introduction to Engineering Practice |

301334 | Advanced Engineering Physics 1 |

300027 | Engineering Computing |

Spring session

301337 | Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) |

300021 | Electrical Fundamentals |

300463 | Fundamentals of Mechanics |

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300040 | Mechanics of Materials |

300035 | Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines |

300005 | Circuit Theory |

301410 Modern Digital Design and Development

Spring

301342 | Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers |

300480 | Dynamics of Mechanical Systems |

300044 | Microcontrollers and PLCs |

300735 | Automated Manufacturing |

Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.

Year 3

Autumn

301411 | Materials Processing and Applications |

300764 | Mechanical Design |

301412 Digital Manufacturing and IIoT

And one alternate unit

Spring

300043 | Mobile Robotics |

301413 Design for Advanced Manufacturing

300487 | Mechatronic Design |

And one alternate unit

Industrial Experience

300741 | Industrial Experience (Engineering) |

Year 4

Autumn

300969 | Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations |

300056 | Robotics |

One alternate unit

And one elective

* Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher

Spring

300970 | Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations |

One alternate unit

And two electives

* Elective units must be Level 2 or higher

Alternate Unit Pool

301416 | Advanced Materials Topics |

401140 | Biomechanics |

301122 | Biomedical Electronics |

Students are advised to select 301475 Biomedical Engineering from Autumn 2022

301121 | Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis |

301417 | Engineering Materials from Waste |

301421 | Introduction to Materials Engineering |

300361 | Introduction to Human Biology |

301415 | Materials Selection and Design |

101756 | Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners |

101751 | Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode) |

101754 | From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode) |

101755 | From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies |

102805 | Indigenous Landscapes |

101758 | Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode) |

101752 | Pigments of the Imagination |

101753 | Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode) |

101759 | Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode) |

101757 | The Making of the `Aborigines' |

3728 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn

200237 | Mathematics for Engineers 1 |

300963 | Engineering Physics |

BBus Core Unit 1

BBus Core Unit 2

Spring

200238 | Mathematics for Engineers 2 |

300463 | Fundamentals of Mechanics |

BBus Core Unit 3

BBus Core Unit 4

Year 2

Autumn

300027 | Engineering Computing |

BBus Professional Unit 1

BBus Professional Unit 2

BBus Major Unit 1

Spring

301421 | Introduction to Materials Engineering |

300021 | Electrical Fundamentals |

BBus Major Unit 2

BBus Major Unit 3

Year 3

Autumn

300035 | Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines |

300040 | Mechanics of Materials |

300005 | Circuit Theory |

301410 Modern Digital Design and Development

Spring

300735 | Automated Manufacturing |

300480 | Dynamics of Mechanical Systems |

300044 | Microcontrollers and PLCs |

300043 | Mobile Robotics |

Year 4

Autumn

301411 | Materials Processing and Applications |

300764 | Mechanical Design |

301412 Digital Manufacturing and IIoT

BBus Major Unit 4

Spring

301413 Design for Advanced Manufacturing

BBus Major Unit 5

BBus Major Unit 6

BBus Major Unit 7

Industrial Experience

300741 | Industrial Experience (Engineering) |

Year 5

Autumn

301245 | Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) |

300056 | Robotics |

BBus Professional Unit 3

BBus Major Unit 8

Spring

301246 | Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) |

301000 | Computer Aided Engineering |

300487 | Mechatronic Design |

BBus Professional Unit 4

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