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

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22



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)