10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces the fundamental principles, applications and analyses of the main manufacturing systems. A manufacturing system is a method of organising the transformation of raw materials into finished goods, using manual labour, machine tools and material handling systems, and range from handicraft and manual to fully automated systems. The type of system is generally dependent on production volume and product variety. The module will provide an overview of different manufacturing strategies and systems with which students can identify, evaluate and optimise their own workplace manufacturing system. Assessment will be through coursework (essay).

Restrictions on availability: Foundation Degree, BEng, Higher Apprenticeship, Degree Apprenticeship students in relevant employment

Staff Contact: WHITE LINDA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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