Manufacturing Systems and Design

PDE40001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21



200 credit points
Admission into Master of Professional Engineering



Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with sufficient knowledge and applicable experience in designing manufacturing processes and tooling for high quality products.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Appreciate the use of product features to enable efficient design for manufacture. (K3, K6, A3)
2. Use applicable formulae for decision making in the design of forging dies. (K2, S1, S2)
3. Design progressive dies and moulds for plastic and metal parts. (K3, K4, S1, S3, S4, A2, A5, A6, A7)
4. Appreciate the use of industrial robots for efficient manufacturing. (K6)
5. Apply Australian Standards to design product quality control processes. (K6, K4, S1)
6. Use applicable methodology for product reliability calculations. (K2, S2)
7. Use computer aided design for metal and plastic die design. (K2, S3, A2, A4, A6, A7)