SEM723 - Simulation, Testing and Validation for Additive Manufacturing


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

For students enrolled in S462: Completion of 22 credit points

For students enrolled in S751: SEM725



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour practical per week, 1 x 2 hour studio per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2 hour online practical per week (recorded), 1 x 2 hour online studio per week.

Students have the option to attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.


The practice of additive manufacturing involves testing and validating new materials and materials processed in new ways. Metal additive manufacturing applications operate in highly regulated environments, and therefore require significant and complex testing, analysis and validation to meet safety regulations. In SEM723, you will learn to execute best practice for testing, analysis, validation and comparison of digital simulations to manufactured samples. You will gain expertise in metal additive manufacturing processes, including process planning and data analysis.  Metal additive manufacturing is increasingly used in industries such as aerospace, biomedical and automotive. You will be able to provide expertise to characterise metal parts produced for different operational environments.

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