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ENEM13018 - Materials and Manufacturing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit offers extended information on material behaviours and manufacturing properties, principles of manufacturing processes and technologies. The unit aims to deepen the understanding of the material selection process and enables you to identify appropriate manufacturing processes for a particular product design and development. You will study a wide variety of manufacturing processes such as bulk deformation processes, material removal processes, finishing and joining processes, micro/nano scale manufacturing, and other modern manufacturing techniques and learn product design, quality management, and manufacturing in a competitive environment. You will apply information literacy skills to obtain relevant engineering information and identify appropriate standards and practices.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites: (ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers or ENEG12005 Materials Science & Engineering) and MATH11218 Applied Mathematics or MATH11219 Engineering Mathematics. 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 34.78% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say
Machine shop visit too early in the term.
The visit is presently scheduled in Week 3 of the term. This aspect was recognised by the UC but could not be postponed due to the VET staff's inability to host it in the middle of the HE term. Negotiations are underway to see how this issue can be sorted.
Action Taken
No attempt made for a machine shop visit due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Source: In class
Machine shop practice is an invaluable learning experience.
The machine shop practice underscores the practical aspects enshrined in this unit. Every effort will be made to make it more inclusive and intensive in future offerings.
Action Taken
No attempt was possible to organise this event due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Lab experiments are a vital pivot for good learning experience in this unit.
Source: Have Your Say
Discrepancies in the use of some formulas across chapters.
This issue is recognised by the UC and sufficient emphasis was placed on it during the relevant tutorial sessions. This is the result of developing lecture material from several textbooks, resources and the UC's own experience in the field. Efforts will be made to homogenise the formulas and avert this confusion in future offerings.
Action Taken
Only the textbook was used with minor uses of a good and popular reference book. Accordingly, no such discrepancies occurred.
Source: Have your say source; UC and Lecturer
Major manufacturing processes would be good to learn in more depth.
On top of in-class learning, planned manufacturing industry visit, starting from Term 2, 2021, for students of all campuses will help students to learn a wider spectrum of machine manufacturing practices.
Action Taken
Source: Have your say
Feedback was informative but could be improved
Keep providing comprehensive written feedback in the assignment document indicating the errors and mistakes, amendments and sources where this can be learned more.
Action Taken
Source: Have your say source
More concise lecture and more videos on processes.
Provide industry-based short videos. 1 hr lecture, 1 hr tutorial, and 1 hr drop-in session.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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