ENME484-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Special Topic: Industry 4.0: Intelligent Design and Manufacturing

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


Understanding the drivers and enablers of Industry 4.0. Recognizing the opportunities and challenges, such as future of manufacturing, impacts of Industry 4.0. Understanding key technologies including AI and IIoT in Industry 4.0. Applying techniques in designing real applications in Industry 4.0.

The course provides students an opportunity to get prepared for Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) with a focus on advanced applications in intelligent design and manufacturing. Students’ understanding and capabilities in design and manufacturing will be further developed with the latest technological developments in Industry 4.0, such as additive manufacturing, generative design, predictive maintenance, Industrial Artificial Intelligence (IAI), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), etc. Students will get familiar with both theories and industrial methodology/platforms of Industry 4.0 by working both individually and in groups. Hands-on experience will also be gained through labs and course projects.  Particularly, students will learn how to identify an industrial problem, implement Industry 4.0 technologies, develop intelligent design and manufacturing solutions, build prototypes using industrial methodology/platforms, and conduct performance analysis.

After taking this course, students will be well prepared for Industry 4.0 with key technological skills and hand-on experience to develop intelligent design and manufacturing solutions that are changing the whole society.


Course Coordinator

Yilei Zhang


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Project 1 04 Apr 2022 20%
Essay 16 May 2022 20%
Test 01 Jun 2022 30%
Participation 10%
Project 2 20 Jun 2022 20%


For detailed course, policy, regulatory and integrity information, please refer to the UC web site, or see relevant Course or Department LEARN pages, (which are available to enrolled students).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

International fee $5,625.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

All ENME484 Occurrences

  • ENME484-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022