Production Engineering

Course code MEC3204

The design and organisation of methods used in manufacturing to bring about the transformation process is of fundamental importance to a manufacturing firm.  In this course you will undertake a practical study to apply concepts developed during the course.  This course follows on from MEC2202 Manufacturing Processes.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 7  
    Credits 15 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 16 Jun 2019 to start 15 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites    

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • analyse various techniques and carry out a range of practical tests associated with metrology;
  • explain how the study of methods and work measurement can help the engineer solve many problems associated with the manufacturing environment;
  • interpret how the functions of production planning and control operate in a manufacturing organisation;
  • analyse the concept of inventory control and in particular, its application to the ordering and costing of materials in store;
  • analyse and apply methods for equipment selection and maintenance;
  • evaluate various layouts associated with manufacturing and explain when and how to apply them;
  • outline the principles of operation of flexible manufacturing systems, group technology, just in time systems and computer integrated manufacturing;
  • examine the applications of health and safety management in manufacturing organisations;
  • evaluate various investment options using net present value.
  • analyse different types of robots and their application characteristics;
  • discuss various types of automated material handling systems and their applications in the manufacturing industries;
  • discuss automated inspection and testing systems and their applications in the manufacturing industries;
  • discuss various characteristics of automated production lines and their applications in the manufacturing industries.


40% internally assessed

60% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.


No textbooks are required for this course