MECH307 – Fitting

Module code
Module title
To provide students with basic theoretical and practical hand fitting skills, wear component replacement skills and applications of different fluid power systems.
  • TC1701
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Apply lean methodology to assemble, fit and test mechanical components under supervision.
Explain and demonstrate how to select, install and replace bearings and seals.
Describe and apply the principles of pneumatic power systems.
Describe and apply the principles of hydraulic power systems.
-Basic lean and 5S concepts including waste elimination
-Pneumatic theory
-Hydraulic theory
-Removal and installation of static seals
-Introduction to removal and replacement of rotary seals
-Removal and installation of bearings
-Basic fitting skills
-Safe working practices when working with equipment
-Working to specifications
-Continuous improvement
-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:
-Bearings and Seals: a Basic Guide to Failure Diagnosis and Repair by Moline, Ill.: John Deere, 1992
-Audel Mechanical Trades Pocket Manual (Audel Technical Trades Series) by Thomas B. Davis
-Pump Wisdom: Problem Solving for Operators and Specialists by Heinz P. Bloch
-AS 1101.1:2007 - Graphic Symbols for General Engineering. Part 1. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
-Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems by Bolton, W

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