Advanced Manufacturing Processes

ADM80013 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 34 hours plus blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


Undergraduate students need to have completed 200 cp

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of specific laser-based and metal processing technologies and skills relating to the implementation of these technologies in modern manufacturing industry within both global and local contexts.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Describe the application of different types of lasers and the operating principles of related processes such as laser cutting, laser welding or laser cladding (K2, K3, K4, S1, A2, A3, A4)
2. Demonstrate an awareness of industrial laser technology and real world manufacturing applications (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, A2, A3, A4)
3. Relate the effects of the laser operating conditions to the relevant materials properties and product quality (K3, K4, S1, S2, S3, S4, A2, A3, A4, A7)
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the contemporary metal processing techniques (K3, S4, A2, A3, A4, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.