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MANU7004 - Manufacturing Design

Title:Manufacturing Design
Long Title:Manufacturing Design
Module Code:MANU7004
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Manufacturing Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Description: This module cover the equipment and methods for setting up manufacturing processes
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Specify the facilities requirements of production line equipment
LO2 Solve facility layout problems
LO3 Apply priority rules and techniques to job shop scheduling
LO4 Select ancillary equipment necessary to support manufacturing operations
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Facilities Layout
Basic Layout Formats. Product Layout, Assembly Line Balancing, Flexible Line Layouts, Group Technology. Batch Processing. Process Layouts, Interdepartmental Flow graphs, Cost Matrices, Systematic Layout Planning
Production Scheduling
Elements of the Job-shop Scheduling Problem. Priority rules and techniques; one machine problem, two machine problems (Johnson’s algorithm). Advanced scheduling techniques. Shop-floor control
Materials Handling
Analysis of Material Movement and Storage Warehousing; Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS). Centralised and Decentralised Storage. Storage and Transport of Liquids, Solids and Gases. Flexible Handling Equipment: Fork Lift Trucks, Automated Guided Vehicles, Cranes and Gantries. Conveyors: Classification, Loading and Unloading, Unit Loads, Bulk Material Transport. Robotics: Classification, Programming, End-effector Design, Integration with other System Elements. Product Tracking: Bar Coding, Radio Frequency Tagging
Control of Work Environment
Workstation and Facility Design: Ergonomic Principles, Displays/Controls/Tools, Access for Operation and Maintenance. Control of Temperature, Humidity and Lighting. Control of Hazards and Personnel Protection. Mechanical Hazards and Machine Guarding/Interlocks. Process/Machine Emissions (Liquids, Vapours, Dusts, etc.). Physical Hazards: Noise, Vibration, Controls, Emergency Procedures, Personnel Protective Equipment. Environmental: Noise, Air, Water, Waste Disposal Regulations. Compressed Air, Vacuum, Cooling Water, Refrigeration. Lubrication Systems, Industrial Gases, Heating, Ventilation and Extract Systems. Clean Rooms. Dust collection and treatment of gaseous emissions
Ancillary & support equipment
Packaging Filling, Finishing, Heat Treatment and Painting Systems. Metal Cutting: Tool Management, Coolant Management, Chip Management and Waste Disposal Workpiece/Raw Material Handling. Metal Forming: Tool and Die Management, Transfer Systems, Coil Feeding/ Sheet Handling. Plastic Manufacturing: Storage, Transport and Mixing of Raw Materials. Recycling and Blending. Assembly: Parts Supply, Orientation, Transfer and Placement. Assembly Machines and Systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Continuous Assessment 2,3 20.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 80.0 End-of-Semester

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Chase/Jacobs/Aquilano 2005, Operations Management for Competitive Advantage, 11th ed Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 9780071260480]
  • Mikell P. Groover 2008, Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780132393218]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 6 Mandatory

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