Unit Code: MCD523
Unit Name: Engineering Workshop Practice
Description: Engineering technicians are expected to use basic workshop tools and measuring instruments to fabricate objects using metal and non-metals. You will gain an understanding of the workshop principles and practices mentioned for each workshop below. This course will also enable you to demonstrate extensive hands-on experience to fabricate a task utilizing the workshop practices learnt in the six workshops. Fitting workshop - Supervised hands-on training will help you develop an understanding and also demonstrate marking, cutting, drilling filling and dressing metal plate. Welding workshop - Supervised hands-on training will help you develop an understanding and also demonstrate Arc Welding and Oxy-Fuel Welding procedures. Carpentry and Joinery workshop - Supervised hands-on training will help you develop an understanding and also demonstrate the use of carpentry hand tools and making timber joints. Sheet-metal and plumbing - Supervised hands-on training will help you develop an understanding and also demonstrate joining PVC, Polythene and galvanized pipe connections, and riveting and soldering thin metal sheet. Electrical workshop - Supervised hands-on training will help you develop an understanding and also demonstrate basic electrical wiring circuits and connection. Electronic workshop - Supervised hands-on training will help you develop an understanding and also demonstrate knowledge on wiring materials and components used in electronic application and also knowledge and skills on soldering and de-soldering. OHS - Engineering technologists are expected to develop knowledge and understanding in the fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety Laws with Associated Regulations. To enable students to acquire the necessary skills to be able to identify hazards and assess risk in their workplaces and also develop control measures that are effective to eliminate or reduce the risk to an acceptable level. You will understand the requirements of the HASAW Act 1996 and Legal Notice 168 Regulation for the Training of Health and Safety Reps and Committees in Fiji’s Workplaces. Metrology - This course provides the basic foundation for mechanical measurement techniques used in manufacturing environments. The course will integrate the concepts, principles and techniques of mechanical measurement with the use of various types of instruments including micrometres, callipers, height gauges, and other types of measuring equipment.
Learning Target Outcomes: At the end of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Apply knowledge of engineering fundamentals respectively to wide practical procedures and practices. 2. Understands the range of tools available, selects a suitable tool and explains the selection including consideration of the limitation of the tools available. 3. Demonstrates an understanding of the moral responsibilities of an engineering technician including the need to self-manage in an orderly and ethical manner, to balance the wider public interest with the interests of employers and clients, and to uphold standards in the engineering profession. 4. Manages own activities with honesty and integrity and in an orderly manner to meet deadlines. 5. Contributes constructively to team decision making, earns the trust and confidence of other team members. 6. Presents work verbally in a clear and articulate manner, using visual aids appropriately. 7. Comprehends and responds appropriately to written and verbal instructions and appropriately instructs or briefs others in group exercises. 8. Applies independent workshop learning practices. 9. Demonstrates self-awareness of own level of competence and identifies opportunities to extend own competence in a timely manner.
Prerequisite Sentence: N/A
Credit Point: 12
Offered In: Semester 2