University of Technology Sydney

49928 Design Optimisation for Manufacturing

6cp; 3hpw. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.; availability: all courses
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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Recommended studies: knowledge of computer programming



The increasing demand on engineers to make their 'best' possible decisions in product design and manufacturing process at decreasing costs and a faster pace requires knowledge of methods in design optimisation. Optimisation has become a necessary part of product design and decision-making activities in mechanical, manufacturing and mechatronic engineering. This subject emphasises applications of advanced optimisation techniques in product design, manufacturing and project planning. It introduces students to an array of optimisation techniques and enables students to learn to use advanced techniques applicable in solving real product design and manufacturing problems such as machine scheduling, flexible assembly system scheduling, supply chain planning, job shop scheduling, project planning and scheduling, etc. On successful completion of this subject, students are able to understand the fundamentals of optimisation techniques and apply appropriate optimisation techniques in various applications.

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Autumn session, City campus

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