MECH502 – Workplace Operations and Technical Skills

Module code
Module title
Workplace Operations and Technical Skills
To prepare students to apply advanced technical, operational and critical problem solving skills and knowledge to mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing or fabrication processes.
  • TC1802
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Apply advanced knowledge of structured processes, systems and strategies within a chosen discipline.
Demonstrate advanced technical and operational skills within a chosen discipline.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills to manage a mechanical engineering project, operation or complex job.
Apply contemporary problem solving techniques to resolve problem(s) in the management of a mechanical engineering project, operation or complex job.
Project management principles
-Project design, planning and implementation
-Setting milestone tasks/events against time
-Advanced technical skills
-Advanced problem solving techniques
-Application of best practices in workplace safety
-Training co-workers
-Quality systems
-Sustainable practices
-Customer service
Teaching and Learning Strategi
The primary methods of delivering the learning material is Inquiry-based and Project-based Learning by distance. Students will have the opportunity to undertake projects related to their work situation. Students will engage in interactive online learning and module work will be completed by distance via Moodle and Mahara.

Teaching and learning methods will include online delivery with work-based skills development, project-based interactive tasks, training videos, online research and creation of e-portfolios of evidence. Online forums and video conference tutorials will also be available where necessary via Zoom/Skype.

The e-portfolio components could consist of a combination of any of the following: test, assignment, project or formal report. Observational assessments may also be used where appropriate. The weight of the overall assessment is equally distributed across learning outcomes.

Regular feedback to students will be provided including assessment results.
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
Online resources will be available to students on Moodle.

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