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MECH3032 – Engineering Fabrication

Module code
Module title
Engineering Fabrication
The aim of this course is to develop basic fabrication skills and techniques as well as develop good working practices when using engineering power tools.
  • NZ2715
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
LO1: Apply an understanding of basic fabrication principles.

LO 2: Perform basic fabrication operations under supervision.
Fabrication Principles:
- Fabrication machinery and components.
- Fabrication materials and processes
- Hazards
Fabrication Operations:
- Demonstrate introductory knowledge of fabrication processes.
- Metal selection, layout, marking, cutting, bending, forming, assembly.
- Cutting, bending, and joining allowances.
- Fabrication of simple objects.
- Simple regular transitions.
- Thermal cutting
- Correct use of portable hand held power tools
- Correct selection and use of hand tools
- Maintenance
Assessment Criteria
This course is assessed using competency assessment. Aakonga must complete and submit all summative assessments in order to pass and receive credit for this course. The listed unit standards are optional and are not required to pass this course.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Examples may include maintaining a record of:
- Learning Process
- Notes
- Drawings
- Sketching, technical terminology / jargon with meanings
- Theory and planning
- Written test
- Practical project work
- Photos
- Planning Sheets
- Tutor observations and checklists
- Health and Safety considerations
Learning and Teaching Resource
A range of teaching and learning resources:
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and other associated Acts and regulations
- Work Safe website:
- Online videos and you tube clips about worksite communication, safety and risk management (for example Hazardous areas, Confined spaces)
- Accident Compensation Corporation and Department of Labour. Metal Industry Guidelines for Safe Work. (Wellington: ACC, 2007). Available from DocName=PRD.
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDs)
- New Zealand Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation
- Fitting and Machining, Ed. Ron Culley, TAFE
- Occupational Safety and Health Service. Guidelines for Guarding Principles and General Safety for Machinery. Wellington: Department of Labour, 1995.
- Accident Compensation Corporation and Department of Labour. Metal Industry Guidelines for Safe Work. Wellington: ACC, 2007. Available from

Campus facilities and teaching and learning resources:
- Student support facilities
- Fully equipped workshops
- Moodle and/or other online learning platforms
- Workbooks (if required)

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