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Short Course: Introduction to Product Lifecycle Management

An introductory short course to learn the foundations of managing a product throughout its entire lifecycle – from its initial ideation and creation to its end-of-life, and everything in between! In this program you will learn from Australia’s leaders in digital transformation, LEAP Australia and Western Sydney University.

Please note that you’ll be working through this Course alongside students of ENGR 2035 – Modern Digital Design and Development Subject.

If you are a student from the ENGR 2035 – Modern Digital Design and Development subject, you will have to register in this course with your subject coordinator.

*The course has reached maximum capacity. We kindly invite you to complete the Expression of Interest form above to be put on the waiting list.

Short Course: Introduction to Product Lifecycle Management

Course Overview

Often overlooked as an important aspect to a products development, Product Lifecycle Management involves managing all the product data and business logic in designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing and retiring a product – the closed loop manufacturing cycle.

Developed in collaboration with leading experts in PLM technology, LEAP Australia, participants can expect industry-led classes, hands-on experience, and practical real-world case studies to gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world of innovation and competitive enterprise.

Course Details

Entry Criteria: This course is available to WSU students only. Students can enrol from any background or level of expertise.

Whether you’re a curious student, a budding engineer, or an aspiring entrepreneur, this course is your gateway to understanding how to navigate the nuances of PLM and use its power to drive innovation, efficiency, and competitiveness.  

Equips yourself with real-world insights into industry best practices, enhance your employability and readiness to tackle challenges in modern product development and management.

Cost: Course fees waived for Western students

Course Structure

The Product Lifecycle Management Program will consist of:

  • Online, self-paced learning using Open Learning Platform
  • Face to Face training sessions  
  • Hands-on skills development at Western Sydney University Campus

Time Commitment: 30 hours spread over 3 weeks

  • 1 online module each week
  • 3 online lectures
  • 3 face-to-face workshops

Online lecture dates:

  • Mondays: 13/05, 20/05 & 27/05/2024 
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Location: Zoom

3 face-to-face workshops, options of: 

  • Thursdays: 16/05, 23/05 & 30/05
  • Time: 2pm-5pm
  • Location: Parramatta Engineering Innovation Hub, Room @ PC-02.4.35
OR
  • Fridays: 17/05, 24/05 & 31/05
  • Time: 9am – 12 pm
  • Location: Kingswood Campus, Room @ KW-Y.1.15

Completion Criteria

  • Attend (3) x weekly face-to-face Practical workshops
  • Submit (3) x Lab Worksheets during each Practical workshop
  • Complete (3) x Summary Quizzes for each weekly learning module
  • Provide (1) x short feedback form

Please note that you’ll be working through this Course alongside students of ENGR 2035 – Modern Digital Design and Development Subject.

If you are a student from the ENGR 2035 – Modern Digital Design and Development subject, you will have to register in this course with your subject coordinator.

Cohort 2

13 May – 31 May 2024

Interactive sessions aiming for the below learning outcomes:

  • Identify the difference between PDM and PLM and the main benefits of each within a diverse range of industry applications.
  • Apply skills and knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness of PLM and its impact on design control.
  • Develop methods and frameworks to ensure correct design change processes.
  • Interact with PLM to learn about best practices for design control, approval, issue, manufacturing, and support.

The Benefits

A short course that will equip you with the skills to optimise production processes and drive innovation.

Accelerate Innovation

Identify new opportunities for growth and integrate product lifecycle management methodologies to creatively problem-solve.

Process Optimisation

Leverage LEAP’s expertise to enhance product performance and manufacturing processes, leading to higher-quality end products and streamlined operations.

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Enhance your ability to collaborate with diverse teams and develop effective communication and cooperation skills within industry. 

Enhance Career Opportunities

Proficiency in PLM systems and practices that makes learners more competitive in the job market, boosting your job-readiness and opening more doors for your future!

University-Certified Short Course

Gain official recognition from Western, validating your expertise in this critical field. This certification bolsters your professional credibility and provides a tangible demonstration of your commitment to excellence.

Job Ready Innovators Program is designed to meet the demand for a new forms of technology and innovation-oriented and work-integrated training.

The aim is to increase the level of technical and innovation skills, practical experience, lifelong learning, and jobs in a rapidly changing technology environment in collaboration with industry.

This program will help you to learn about new technologies to get you job ready!