Unit of competency details

MEM23083A - Apply industrial engineering principles and techniques in competitive manufacturing engineering situations (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 01/Dec/2005

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by MEM23118A - Apply production and service control techniquesReplaced by two units. Not equivalent 19/Dec/2012
Is superseded by MEM23119A - Evaluate continuous improvement processesReplaced by two units. Not equivalent 19/Dec/2012

Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030101 Manufacturing Engineering  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030101 Manufacturing Engineering  31/Aug/2006 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers applying industrial engineering principles to competitive manufacturing engineering situations.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to selecting and applying industrial engineering principles and techniques for competitive manufacturing engineering situations.

Computer techniques, graphical methods and mathematical calculations should complement scientific principles chosen and include unit analysis, appropriate precision and accuracy and use conservative estimations.

This unit only has application in qualifications that are not points based.

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Path 1 

MEM23041A

Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations

MEM23051A

Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in mechanical and manufacturing engineering situations

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Identify the range of industrial engineering principles and techniques relevant to competitive manufacturing engineering

1.1. Research and report on industrial engineering principles relevant to competitive manufacturing engineering using appropriate sources of information.

1.2. The techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware associated with implementing industrial engineering principles in competitive manufacturing engineering situations. Research and report on industrial engineering techniques using appropriate sources of information.

2. Select industrial engineering principles and techniques relevant to competitive manufacturing engineering applications

2.1. For particular competitive manufacturing engineering situations the relevant industrial engineering principles can be selected.

2.2. For particular competitive manufacturing engineering situations, the relevant competitive (lean) manufacturing principles and techniques associated technologies, software and hardware can be selected.

3. Apply the relevant principles and techniques appropriately

3.1. The principles are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution.

3.2. Appropriate calculations and correct units are used to establish quantities. Coherent units are used in equations in a systematic manner to ensure meaningful solutions.

3.3. Significant figures are used in engineering calculations.

3.4. The techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain required solutions.

4. Quote the results of the application of the principles and techniques correctly

4.1. For applications involving engineering calculations the solution is quoted in an appropriate style.

4.2. For applications not involving engineering calculations the solution is quoted in an appropriate style.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Look for evidence that confirms skills in:

  • applying advanced scientific principles relevant to industrial engineering
  • analysing the given situation to determine what is required in the manner of a solution
  • analysing the given situation to determine which industrial engineering scientific principles are selected
  • selecting appropriate industrial engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware to suit the application/s
  • applying appropriate industrial engineering principles in determining the required solution
  • applying and manipulating formulas and calculations for engineering applications
  • using the correct units to solve engineering calculations
  • checking the validity of equations using a systematic method for ensuring coherent units
  • applying industrial engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware in a manner appropriate to the application and identified scientific principles
  • referring solutions to the original aim of the application
  • quoting solutions in appropriate units and using appropriate significant figures
  • presenting solutions referring to the original aim of the application

Required knowledge 

Look for evidence that confirms knowledge of:

  • industrial engineering techniques and related technologies, software and hardware associated with implementing scientific principles in engineering solutions and related to appropriate engineering applications
  • the limitations of industrial engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware
  • the relevance of scientific principles to industrial engineering
  • the applicability and limitations of an extensive range of industrial engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware
  • the choice of industrial engineering scientific principles for particular applications
  • the applicability of particular industrial engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware to specific applications
  • the choice of industrial engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware for particular applications
  • the method of application of the scientific principles
  • fundamental and derived quantities and explained
  • common systems of units
  • the procedure for converting between systems of units
  • common prefixes used with units and their values
  • the procedure for ensuring coherent units for meaningful solutions to equations
  • the concept of significant figures
  • the uncertainty of computations based on experimental data
  • the procedures for determining the significance of figures in calculations
  • the procedures for estimating errors in derived quantities
  • the method of application of the industrial engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware
  • the significance of the calculation solution style in relation to the original task
  • the significance of the non calculation solution style in relation to the original task

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply industrial engineering principles and techniques in competitive manufacturing engineering situations. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria, including required knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

This unit may be assessed on the job, off the job or a combination of both on and off the job. Where assessment occurs off the job, that is the candidate is not in productive work, then an appropriate simulation must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations. The competencies covered by this unit would be demonstrated by an individual working alone or as part of a team. The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate.

This unit could be assessed in conjunction with any other units addressing the safety, quality, communication, materials handling, recording and reporting associated with applying industrial engineering principles and techniques in competitive manufacturing engineering situations or other units requiring the exercise of the skills and knowledge covered by this unit.

Method of assessment 

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, samples and questioning. Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this unit of competency. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required. The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Guidance information for assessment 

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Manufacturing engineering 

Manufacturing engineering includes conceptual development, design, manufacture, construction, implementation, installation, optimisation, commissioning and maintenance of resources and processes employed for the manufacture of product and components, machines and systems for domestic, commercial, industrial, entertainment, civil, medical or military applications

Sources of information 

Includes reference texts, manufacturer's catalogues and industrial magazines, websites, use of phone, email and fax information gathering.

Industrial engineering techniques 

Industrial engineering techniques includes methods for applying work study and measurement, techniques for gathering and processing data for planning, designing and controlling processes, systems and services. Techniques for implementing competitive manufacturing, use of information technology and digital technology for control of process system or service is included. Gathering of data, understanding processes and materials may be enhanced by the development of basic capabilities with hand and power tools, experience of processes and materials properties.

Competitive  (lean ) manufacturing principles and techniques 

An integrated approach to manufacturing aimed at competing for market share by maximizing efficiency and minimizing cost by comparison with alternative manufacturers. Techniques used include sequential and cellular manufacture and assembly with multi-skilling of work-teams, work-place improvement (incl. Kaizen), Total Quality Management including use of TQM tools, Just In Time (JIT), quick change-over, process and productivity improvement, cost reduction, supply and demand chain management, quality optimisation, design for reliability, optimum maintenance, computer managed maintenance.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field 

Engineering science

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