This pillar will allow the students to build skill sets and knowledge base that will give opportunity to have a full comprehension of the manufacturing process. In reality SMEs will not always have the full compliment of machinery or industrial manufacturing processes. It is therefore important that students have an appreciation of state of the art processes available to them through outsourcing. Graduates who find employment will be encouraged to complete Continuing Professional Development to maintain cutting edge knowledge of manufacturing possibilities which will contribute to the aim of the project to create products that are aesthetically pleasing and are not limited by archaic ‘outdated’ knowledge.
This module aims to prepare students for the complete process of manufacturing considering conceptual design to manufacture of full scale products (furniture).