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IND3319 - Facilities planning and design

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: B Chen


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit introduces the definitions and strategies of facilities planning and its relationship with business activities. Plant layout and flow analysis techniques, takt time, route sheets, operations, assembly charts and line-balancing are examined. Space requirements and evaluation of layouts, quantitative methods for determining warehouse capacity, packaging, shipping quantities and computer-aided layout follow. Materials handling, equipment, warehousing, ergonomics and human anthropometry, task analysis and physiology are introduced. Case studies on implementing and integrating facilities planning with process improvement systems such as lean production, JIT and TQM complete the unit.


Assignments: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

6 hours contact time (usually 3 hours lectures and 3 hours practice sessions or laboratories) and 6 hours of private study per week


Must have passed 72 credit points including IND2400 (or IND2311) and IND2401 (or IND1332 or IND2332)