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TC S362
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Manufacturing and Inspection Technologies
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Spr 2018
Higher 1 term 5
Spr 2019

Course Coordinator: Mr Jimmy Li, BEng (Hons) (CityU of HK); MEng (HK PolyU); MBA (CityU of HK); PGCBA (UC Berkeley); Prof.Dip (HKBU); MIET; MHKIE; MIEEE

This course is one of the core courses of the BSc / BSc (Hons) in Product Design, Testing and Certification programme. This course provides comprehensive coverage of manufacturing and inspection technologies.

Advisory prerequisite(s)
Students enrolling on TC S362 are advised to have completed SCI S319/TC S319 Quality Management for Science and Technology.

The overall aims of this course are to provide students with:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and information on manufacturing and inspection technologies;

  • The ability to design, evaluate and manage a manufacturing process;

  • Knowledge in computer-aided manufacturing technology; and

  • Knowledge and skills in inspection for analysis and selection of inspection systems for manufacturing processes.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Foundations of manufacturing

  • Design of a manufacturing process

  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)

  • Inspection technologies

  • Effective inspection systems for manufacturing processes

Learning support
There will be regular tutorial and surgery sessions spread throughout the course.

There will be two practical sessions (day schools) in TC S362. Each session will last for three hours, and students are required to attend at least one of these. Students will work in teams to complete various assigned tasks. If students do not attend at least one of these, then they will fail the course (even if they passed both the continuous assessment and the examination).

There will be two tutor-marked assignments and a written final examination.

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To access the OLE, you will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course. All tutorials and surgeries will be video-recorded and available for playback from the OLE.

Students will need access to a computer system suitable for connecting to the Internet. The recommended minimum computing requirements are:

  • Pentium IV CPU

  • SVGA display card and monitor

  • 1 GB RAM

  • 500 MB free hard disk space

  • Broadband Internet access

  • Keyboard and mouse

Set book(s)
Kalpakjian, S and Schmid, S (2014) Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, 7th edn, Prentice Hall.