University of Technology Sydney

41304 Production System Design

6cp; Standard face-to-face, block
Recommended studies:

Students are recommended to have completed 41301 Industrial Engineering, 41053 Materials and Manufacturing Engineering A or an equivalent introductory subject in the area of manufacturing engineering.


Manufacturing enterprises must design high performing production systems when facing requirements for increasing variety and flexibility. Production System Design tackles this challenge by systematically analysing, designing, and improving value streams. In this subject, students are equipped with knowledge and skills to classify production systems and understand performance and quality indicators in production systems. This includes methods, techniques and criteria for configuration and sizing of production systems, including buffering for production flows. Case studies from industrial practice are a vital element of this subject, to highlight the complexities of designing production systems.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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