MECH306 – Tools and Equipment

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Module code
MECH306
Module title
Tools and Equipment
Prescription
To provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to select, maintain and use both basic and precision measuring equipment, relevant to an engineering environment. Students will also gain a working knowledge of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) System and related ISO Standards.
Programmes
  • TC1701
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
105
Self directed hours
45
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Select, maintain and use basic measuring tools.
Select, maintain and use precision measuring tools.
Determine solutions to basic engineering problems through the application of ISO Tolerancing and Limits and Fits.
Demonstrate and apply basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to an engineering environment.
Content
-Selection of appropriate measuring tools for tasks
-Use of basic and precision measuring tools
-Maintenance of basic and precision measuring tools
-Calibration of measuring tools
-ISO System of Limits and Fits
-ISO Tolerancing
-Introduction to hole based/shaft based dimensioning systems
-Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
-Fabrication tolerancing symbols (alignment, square, parallel, concentricity) and welding symbols
-Working to specifications
-Time management and quality control
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The primary method of delivering the learning material is Project-based Learning. The teaching and learning material may incorporate workshop activities, laboratory tasks, lectures, online research, training videos, tutor directed learning, student managed learning, individual and group work.

Assessments will be a mix of formal and informal, conducted in group and individual settings. Observational assessments will also be used where appropriate.

Regular feedback to students will be provided including assessment results.

Over the course of a series of projects, it is anticipated that students will develop the skills and knowledge to meet or exceed the learning outcomes. These projects will provide the students with the opportunity to progressively develop their confidence and proficiency.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of evidence100
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, the student must complete and submit all components and gain a mark of at least 50 for each achievement-based component within the portfolio. Students must also meet all of the requirements of the competency-based tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks achieved in the achievement-based tasks
Learning and Teaching Resource
Relevant topics from the following resources:
-The ISO System of Limits and Fits - Tolerances and Deviations
-ISO - ISO Standards - ICS 17.040.10: Limits and fits - Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection: A Handbook for Geometrical Product Specification Using ISO and ASME Standards by Georg Henzold
-The Geometrical Tolerancing Desk Reference: Creating and Interpreting ISO Standard Technical Drawings by Paul Green

An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.