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Melbourne City and Bundoora
Gain the expertise to lead change, adopt new technologies and implement new operating practices in manufacturing businesses.
Worldwide, manufacturing companies are undergoing dramatic change. The combination of new technology, customer expectations and global competition is forcing new approaches to automation, factory design and manufacturing systems.
As the pace of change accelerates, it creates demand for trained professionals who can strategically apply new technologies and modes of manufacturing in industry.
Manufacturing companies already use computerised information systems, but there is a need to achieve true systems integration through the adoption of 'whole enterprise' modelling approaches. Production machines and processes are increasingly under computer/microprocessor control and this requires more sophisticated approaches to maintenance management.
RMIT University is ranked among the world’s top 150 universities in mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering (2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject).
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Most lectures take place at the Melbourne City campus and some lab classes run at the Bundoora campus.
Some projects in the Master's Research Project course may require travel to the Bundoora campus. Alternative projects based entirely at the Melbourne city campus are available.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
Learning and teaching activities are designed to develop the capabilities required by the contemporary manufacturing environment.
The program includes courses in additive manufacturing and utilises the facilities available at RMIT's Advanced Manufacturing Precinct.
Graduates from the program will develop the potential to take a leading role in management and technology development.
Graduates will be equipped to pursue senior positions in manufacturing engineering, operations or consultancy such as:
- a team leader implementing new technology and operational strategies
- an operations manager responsible for the competitive performance of a manufacturing unit
- a consultant providing specialist technical advice to manufacturing industry
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia.
Professor Milan Brandt is the Technical Director of RMIT's Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and the Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing. He is the leading Australian researcher in the area of macro processing with lasers and has conducted work in laser cladding, cutting, drilling, welding, assisted machining and more recently additive manufacture.
Professor Sabu John is mainly involved in teaching, research and administrative duties. He currently lectures in smart materials and processes and strategic manufacturing planning in the School of Engineering.
Associate Professor Roger La Brooy has extensive research and teaching experience in control, robotics and advanced manufacturing. He teaches MANU2069 Design for Manufacture in the program.
Associate Professor Songlin Ding has worked in industry and universities with a focus on biomedical engineering, CAD/CAM and advanced manufacturing processes. He is the Program Manager of MC224 and teaches MANU2078 Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
Program and course information
Update your skills in the dramatically changing manufacturing industry
Gain knowledge and skills to lead change, adopt new technologies and implement new operating practices in manufacturing businesses.