Advanced Manufacturing, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T126

Previous Code: MT3048.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Manufacturing is continuously transforming as it integrates automation, analytics, intelligence, digitalisation, and Internet of Things (IoT) into physical operations. In this major, you integrate techniques and methods to improve the sustainability and efficiency of manufacturing taking advantage of digitisation tools. You tackle complex problems, propose innovative solutions, and apply critical thinking to industry problems considering social, ethical and environmental factors. Job opportunities are varied and include Digital Product Design Engineer, Digital Process Engineer, Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Digital Twins Engineer, Systems Engineer, Automation Specialist, Robotics Specialists, Advanced Sensors Specialists, Industry 4.0 Transformation Specialist, etc. This major includes a mandatory 300 to 450 hour industrial placement as a completion requirement. 

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Program Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Program Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Program Advice

Recommended Sequence

This major is included in Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business.

Please follow the recommended sequence for your program as noted below.

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
Select one elective 10
  • Electives can be any Level for Year 1 Elective
 
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
Modern Digital Design and Development (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
Select one elective 10
  • Electives can be any Level 2 or higher for Years 2-4 Electives
 
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Digital Manufacturing and IIoT (not yet available) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
Design for Advanced Manufacturing (not yet available) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective subject must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective subjects must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Minor Alternate Subjects

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Biomedical Engineering, Minor
Indigenous Australian Studies, Minor
Materials Engineering, Minor

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
Select one elective (Level 2 or higher) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
Modern Digital Design and Development (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
Design for Advanced Manufacturing (not yet available) 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Digital Manufacturing and IIoT (not yet available) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective (Level 2 or higher) 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective (Level 2 or higher) 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Minor Alternate Subjects

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Biomedical Engineering, Minor
Indigenous Australian Studies, Minor
Materials Engineering, Minor
 

Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
Modern Digital Design and Development (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 2005 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Digital Manufacturing and IIoT (not yet available) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
Design for Advanced Manufacturing (not yet available) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
Minor Alternate subject 10
Select two electives 20
  • Elective subjects must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Pool

Subject Title Credit Points
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
CEDS 3001Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners10
ENGR 4038Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
HUMN 1013Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)10
HUMN 1058Indigenous Landscapes10
HUMN 2038Pigments of the Imagination10
HUMN 2048Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode)10
HUMN 3082The Making of the 'Aborigines'10
HUMN 3070Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)10
PERF 2011From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)10
PROC 1008Introduction to Materials Engineering10
PROC 2003Materials Selection and Design10
PROC 4001Advanced Materials Topics10
PROC 4002Engineering Materials from Waste10
VISU 2003From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies10
WELF 3008Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)10

Minor Alternate Subjects

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Biomedical Engineering, Minor
Indigenous Australian Studies, Minor
Materials Engineering, Minor

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

Mid -year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
Modern Digital Design and Development (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
MECH 2005 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
select one elective 10
Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
Design for Advanced Manufacturing (not yet available) 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Digital Manufacturing and IIoT (not yet available) 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
Minor Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Pool

Subject Title Credit Points
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
CEDS 3001Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners10
ENGR 4038Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
HUMN 1013Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)10
HUMN 1058Indigenous Landscapes10
HUMN 2038Pigments of the Imagination10
HUMN 2048Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode)10
HUMN 3082The Making of the 'Aborigines'10
HUMN 3070Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)10
PERF 2011From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)10
PROC 1008Introduction to Materials Engineering10
PROC 2003Materials Selection and Design10
PROC 4001Advanced Materials Topics10
PROC 4002Engineering Materials from Waste10
VISU 2003From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies10
WELF 3008Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)10

Minor Alternate Subjects

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Biomedical Engineering, Minor
Indigenous Australian Studies, Minor
Materials Engineering, Minor

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
BBus Core Subject 1 10
BBus Core Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
BBus Core Subject 3 10
BBus Core Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
BBus Professional Subject 1 10
BBus Professional Subject 2 10
BBus Major Subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
BBus Major Subject 2 10
BBus Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
Modern Digital Design and Development (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Digital Manufacturing and IIoT (not yet available) 10
BBus Major Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Design for Advanced Manufacturing (not yet available) 10
BBus Major Subject 5 10
BBus Major Subject 6 10
BBus Major Subject 7 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Autumn session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
BBus Professional Subject 3 10
BBus Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
BBus Professional Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
BBus Core Subject 1 10
BBus Core Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
BBus Core Subject 3 10
BBus Core Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
BBus Major Subject 1 10
BBus Major Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
BBus Professional Subject 1 10
BBus Professional Subject 2 10
BBus Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
Modern Digital Design and Development (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
BBus Major Subject 4 10
Design for Advanced Manufacturing (not yet available) 10
BBus Major Subject 5 10
BBus Major Subject 6 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Digital Manufacturing and IIoT (not yet available) 10
BBus Major Subject 7 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Spring session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
BBus Professional Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
BBus Professional Subject 4 10
BBus Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering Science are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Students who finish MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this subject as an elective.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective can be any Level for Year 1
 
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Modern Digital Design and Development (not yet available) 10
Digital Manufacturing and IIoT (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
Design for Advanced Manufacturing (not yet available) 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Mid-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
Select one elective (Level 2 or higher) 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
Design for Advanced Manufacturing (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Modern Digital Design and Development (not yet available) 10
Digital Manufacturing and IIoT (not yet available) 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240