Manufacturing Process Planning


The aims of this module are

  • to help the students develop an understanding of the underlying knowledge and related methods of Process Planning and Computer Aided Process Planning, and
  • to equip the students with the skills required in carrying out the process planning (PP) function.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the process planning functions, the role of process planning in manufacturing, the characteristics of traditional and Computer
    Aided Process Planning (CAPP) systems, the structure of typical CAPP systems and Group Technology (GT).

  2. Implement Manual Process Planning system in consideration of process planning criteria, and industrial considerations.

  3. Implement Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) systems in consideration of process planning criteria, and industrial considerations

  4. Identify relevant principles of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), philosophy, implementation and functionality, assembly systems and costing

  5. Identify issues relevant to green manufacturing, design for environment and recycling, part life cycle assessment, sustainability.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%