MPM792 - Operations Management

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

S Orr

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive offering (subject to minimum numbers):

The unit will be taught in intensive mode at Burwood (Melbourne) (room MA2.103) on the following dates from 9.00am to 5.00pm:

Block 1 - Friday 28 March & Saturday 29 March
Block 2 - Friday 2 May & Saturday 3 May


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

It is possible to use dial internet connected computer systems, but for better and faster downloading of information broadband access is recommended.


The unit considers operation management as a transformative, cross-functional process. It covers both manufacturing and service contexts and is based upon learning from case studies, simulations and examples. Topics include: operations and supply chain strategy; quality management; product and process design; capacity planning; scheduling; and materials and inventory management. A holistic approach is taken, and the emphasis is on dealing with individual aspects of operations within an overall strategic framework for business effectiveness.


Assessment 1 (group/3 students) - Written Assignment (3000 words) - 40%

Assessment 2 (individual) - Research Report (4000 words) - 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.