University of Technology Sydney

C22100v1 Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing

Award(s): Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing (ADAdvManufacturing)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus


This course is not offered to international students.

Course intended learning outcomes
Inherent (essential) requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


The Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing prepares students with a technical background or aptitude to excel in highly digitised and automated modern manufacturing industries. Managers and specialists need a blend of skills from across traditional fields to develop innovative and competitive manufacturing solutions. Advanced manufacturing sits at the nexus of automation, statistical learning, and the internet of things applied in production systems. Advanced manufacturing brings real-time data, automation, data analytics and intelligence to operations.

This course covers methods, skills, and tools used in advanced manufacturing and cyber-physical production systems. Students develop a blended skillset of physics, mathematics, data analysis, creativity and critical thinking. Topics in this course include industrial data science, manufacturing, industrial engineering, automation, product life cycle management, additive manufacturing, Internet of Things, collaborative robotics, sensors, and artificial intelligence. Students use modern tools and problem-solving techniques to tackle real-world challenges. Students explore complex system analysis and problem solving through case studies derived from the UTS Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and industry partners. A central component of the program is the teaching of scientific methods for solving complex, socio-technical problems. To this end, students learn to develop socially, environmentally, economically, and technically sound solutions in real-world contexts. Industry relevant and globally translatable skills are used to promote job-readiness and employability in fields ranging from manufacturing, aerospace, and mining to food production, medical, retail and construction.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically informed, able to work as respectful professionals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing graduates are socially responsible professionals, able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, to assess personal, organisational, social, ethical and environmental needs and impacts of manufacturing systems.
C.1 Design Oriented: Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing graduates apply design techniques and appropriate methodologies to develop manufacturing systems and components to meet stakeholder requirements.
D.1 Technically Proficient: Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing graduates apply a range of discipline fundamentals, mathematics, tools, and techniques to design, implement, operate and evaluate manufacturing systems.
E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing graduates work as effective team members, communicating effectively, and operating within diverse contexts.
F.1 Reflective: Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing graduates critically self-review their professional performance, to improve themselves and their teams.

Applicants must be currently employed full-time and complete an interview process hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology scholarships team in conjunction with the Course Director and nominees from industry partners.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year full-time basis.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 96 credit points, comprising 36 credit points of core subjects and 60 credit points from subjects in the Advanced Manufacturing stream.

Course completion requirements

STM91594 Advanced Manufacturing 96cp
Total 96cp

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
41301 Industrial Engineering   6cp
41039 Programming 1   6cp
48610 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering   6cp
Spring session
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
41053 Materials and Manufacturing Engineering A   6cp
68037 Physical Modelling   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
41302 Additive Manufacturing 1   6cp
41303 Fundamentals of Automation and Robotics   6cp
41304 Production System Design   6cp
41305 Industrial IoT Studio   6cp
Spring session
41306 Advanced Problem Solving Techniques   6cp
41307 Collaborative Robotics Studio   6cp
41308 Machine Learning and Industrial Data Science   6cp
41309 Factory Modelling and Simulation   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising of the Associate Degree of Advanced Manufacturing (C22100) and the Bachelor of Engineering Studies (C10408) Advanced Manufacturing Major.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222