DE3301 – Engineering Practice

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Module code
DE3301
Module title
Engineering Practice
Prescription
To develop an understanding of the skills involved in safely using engineering workshop machines and equipment and to develop an awareness of common manufacturing processes.
Programmes
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.Operate safely in an engineering environment and explain the safety requirement required by the appropriate regulations.
2.Operate mechanical engineering equipment.
Content
The emphasis for this course should be on the development of basic skills with knowledge of safe work practice to enable the student to understand and undertake simple engineering project and/or prototype development work.
Safety, workplace and personal hazards, safety procedures, current safety legislation and regulations.
Engineering machining - Lathe, milling machine, drilling machine, offhand grinding.
Observing heat treatment processes such as quenching, tempering, normalising, and annealing.
Understanding of welding processes - gas, arc, TIG and MIG.
Practical skill at MMA and MIG, understanding of thermal cutting and joining of metals, e.g. Brazing, hard soldering.
Observing a CNC machine in operation.
Light metal fabrication - bending and forming of sheetmetal, light structural sections, e.g. tube EWS.
Plastics fabrication, drilling, cutting, gluing, and fastening.
Assessment Criteria
Safety assessment Mandatory
Practical Projects 100