Work Systems in Manufacturing

ADM80002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce you to the fundamental principles of Work Systems in Manufacturing, and to develop an understanding of the nature and application of these principles to Human-Machine Systems.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
1. Apply skills for analysing work systems (K1, K4, A2, A4, S1, S2)
2. Describe basic skills for analysing human-machine systems (K1, K4, S1, S2, S3, A2)
3. Demonstrate the appreciation of work systems for current/modern manufacturing systems (K3, K4, K5, A2, A4, A7)
4. Discuss significant factors in the effectiveness and effectiveness of work system management (K3, K4, K5, A2, A4, A7)
5. Predict the impact of current techno/economic trends on manufacturing systems (K3,K4, K5, A2, 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.