Master of Industrial Engineering

    • CRICOS Code: 102808M

    What will I study?


    The Master of Industrial Engineering is a 2-year (full time) program consisting of 15 core subjects and one selective subject.

    The Master of Industrial Engineering will give you advanced knowledge and skills in:

    • Manufacturing processes and technology
    • Manufacturing automation and IT
    • Industrial systems and simulation
    • Sustainable and life cycle engineering
    • Industry digital transformation and optimisation
    • Business management

    Note: The following subjects, listed only by code in the Explore this course section below, indicate new subjects and are not yet in the Handbook.

    MCEN90057 Manufacturing automation and IT (Semester 2)

    Automation and Information Technology is essential for the survival of a company within the current manufacturing environment. This subject takes a hierarchical view of manufacturing operations which are associated with a task, part, product and order completion. After a broad introduction to the role of automation in industry and beyond, this hierarchical approach to considering manufacturing operations is discussed. The subject discusses, in turn, the different requirements for manufacturing automation and information systems that are required to manage each of the different levels of the hierarchy culminating in an examination of automation and information systems beyond the factory as they apply to an industrial supply chain.

    Topics covered are grouped in terms of the different levels of the operational hierarchies, starting at the lowest level of device control and automation and working through to control and information requirements of the organisation and its supply chain. This subject will incorporate real-world problems and industrial grounding activities to reinforce aspects of the work practically.

    MCEN90054 Design and manufacturing practice (Semester 1)

    As manufacturers compete in the global market, their success largely depends on the ability to reduce time in the product development process, improve product quality and productivity, lower cost in the manufacturing process, fulfil customer recruitments, and address environmental concerns. Therefore, this subject aims to equip students with a systematic approach to undertake abstract and concrete design tasks, considering the broader engineering environment and the ability to select suitable manufacturing processes to realise their designs.

    Topics include an overview of the theory of design and concurrent engineering, conceptual and detailed design based on customer requirements, design for manufacturing and assembly, cost-effective design and environmentally conscious design. This project-based subject allows students to work individually and in a team environment to design and manufacture a functional product.

    MCEN90055 Manufacturing processes and technology (Semester 1)

    Over the history of industrialisation, the manufacturing industry has developed and deployed a diversity of manufacturing processes and technologies to fulfil ever-increasing demands from society for products and services. The aim of this subject is to provide students with the capacity to understand conventional and advanced manufacturing processes, as well as the ability to determine appropriate process pathways of processes for producing specific products.

    This course consists of three main modules:

    1. Fundamentals of manufacturing, materials and testing methods
    2. Conventional manufacturing processes and technology (eg, machining, casting, forming and joining)
    3. Advanced manufacturing processes and technology (eg, advanced machining, additive manufacturing, surface technology, micro and nano fabrication technology).

    This subject has a series of laboratory exercises that provide hands-on experience with manufacturing in real-life scenarios.

    MCEN90059 Probability, reliability and quality (Semester 2)

    Reliability and quality are essential elements for today’s products, processes and services, since failure in achieving either one can have major consequences. This subject aims to offer a comprehensive overview of methodologies and tools to evaluate and demonstrate reliability and quality of components, equipment, processes and systems, supporting more assertive decision-making from engineers who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries.

    This course consists of four main modules:

    1. Probability and engineering statistics
    2. Reliability and maintenance engineering
    3. Quality management and process control
    4. Design of experiments.

    Topics include basic probability rules; random variables and distribution functions; functions of random variables; ANOVA; design of engineering experiments; methods of reliability; management and applications to quality control and the reliability assessment of the product in an engineering industry.

    MCEN90058 Industrial engineering (Semester 1)

    Since the first industrial revolution, industrial engineering has evolved as a major engineering and management discipline, the effective utilisation of which has contributed to our increased standard of living through increased productivity, quality of work, and improvements in the working environment. This subject is being introduced to offer students an overview of Industrial Engineering as well as its core principles and approaches, allowing a deeper understanding of industrial engineers’ role in society and organisations.

    This subject introduces concepts and most common approaches of industrial engineering allowing students a wider view of their role. Topics covered are grouped in four modules:

    1. history and fundamental concepts of Industrial Engineering
    2. principles and techniques of lean production
    3. facility planning and production flow design
    4. work measurement and ergonomics.

    A diversified set of classroom and industry activities help to consolidate the concepts and illustrate their applicability, preparing students to the upcoming subjects of the course and enabling a wider view of Industrial Engineering.

    MCEN90056 Industry digital transformation (Semester 2)

    Digitalisation affects all aspects of the value chain and all levels of business. This subject embraces the wide range of industrial developments related to digital transformation, such as industrial internet-of-things (IIOT) and digital twins. Digital transformation of industrial systems is defined as the application of digital information (from multiple sources, formats, owners) for the enhancement of manufacturing processes, value chains, products and services.

    This subject consists of four modules. The first module provides an overview of the technologies, approaches, applications and rationale for modern digital systems deployments in industry. The following three modules then focus on three distinct dimensions to digital transformation in industrial systems that have been identified: Vertical Systems Integration (connecting production to the business), Horizontal Systems Integration (connecting a manufacturer to suppliers, customers and partners) and End-To-End Systems Integration (connecting concept, design, prototype and product development). Each of these modules will examine industrial challenges, solution areas, relevant technologies and applications.

    MCEN90060 Sustainable and life cycle engineering (Semester 1)

    Humankind faces global challenges related to economy, ecology and socio-policy, eg, population growth, climate change, and unequal development. Unsustainable consumption and production patterns have resulted in substantial economic and social costs and may endanger life on our planet. Engineers and scientists have developed methods and tools to evaluate and implement technological and societal processes to tackle the challenges of sustainability. Therefore, this subject aims to develop a holistic view of engineering the entire life cycle of a product or service from raw material extraction, production, usage to disposal.

    This subject consists of four main modules:

    1. sustainable development and life cycle thinking
    2. life cycle analysis tools
    3. eco- design and cleaner production
    4. closed-loop economy.

    This subject will engage students with the state-of-the-art research development and leading industrial practices in topics such as product life cycle management, life cycle assessment, sustainable manufacturing, circular economy etc. Guest speakers are also invited to provide broader examples from a global perspective.

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