Short Title:Manufacturing and Services Systems
Full Title:Manufacturing and Services Systems
Module Code:MTEC H3001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:GERARD RYDER
Module Description:The aims of this module are: To provide students with an understanding of modern manufacturing systems in both a technical and managerial context; To expose students to various manufacturing technologies, drawing on world-class examples based in Ireland; To equip students with an understanding of the underlying principles involved in evaluating manufacturing systems and technologies, including the factors to consider when designing, implementing and automating manufacturing facilities. To understand and apply lessons from world-class manufacturing companies in service industries.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the factors necessary to consider when optimising the workflow in either manufacturing or service based organisations. Consideration should be given to how organisations are organised, the relationships between different departments at different stages of the product development process.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of different types of automated process technologies, identify advantages/disadvantages of each type and their impact on the process.
LO3 Utilise a number of system analysis tools to better understand a manufacturing or service based organisation.
LO4 To evaluate how technologies and processes evolve in time. To include (not exclusively)Software tools, design tools, manufacturing technologies and material handling technologies.
LO5 Evaluate the lessons that could be learnt by service industries from observation of world class manufacturing organisations.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Analyse a manufacturing or service process. to include: Identification of a process (service or manufacturing) within your place of work; Describe the process using flowcharts, layouts and include a brief description of any issues identified during a survey of personnel involved in the process and through the use of your systems analysis toolkit. This CA is part of a joint CA between this module and the Project Management Module. 2,3 10.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Identify one possible improvement that could be made to the selected process and analyse the potential effect this change would have on the performance of the process. This submission will take the form of a short report of 5 pages. This submission is part of a joint CA between this module and the Project Management Module. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and activities delivered in the class 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Work performed by the student outside of the class. To include (but not exclusive to): research, reading, analysis, writing. 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Ni-Bin Chang, 2011, Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications [ISBN: 9780071630054]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Groover, M 2001, Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes and Systems, 2nd Edition Ed., Wiley
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Moodle Site: Gerard RyderSystems Analysis Toolkit

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BTECH_D Bachelor of Science in the Management of Innovation and Technology 5 Mandatory