Unit Code: MCD535
Unit Name: Mechanical Workshop Practice
Description: Workshop practice is the backbone of the real industrial environment which helps to develop and enhance relevant technical hand skills required by the technician working in the various engineering industries and workshops. This course intends to impart basic know-how of various hand tools and their use in different sections of manufacturing as well as the use of metrology equipment in the assessment of manufactured products. The workshop experiences would help to build an understanding of the complexity of the industrial job, along with time and skills requirements of the job. Workshop curricula build the hands-on experiences which would help to learn manufacturing processes and production technology courses in successive semesters. The student will undergo each mechanical skill experience (Plant maintenance, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Machining, Welding) with remembrance, understanding and application with special emphasis on the attitude of enquiry to know why and how for the various instructions and practices imparted to them in each shop and also the general safety rules and work procedures in the workshop. Professional Ethics Engineering technicians are expected to understand the knowledge of ethics, also called the study of moral philosophy, which is the study of what is right or wrong, what we ought to do and not to do in all cases. In this part of the course, you will develop the knowledge on how to make decisions on engineering ethics in your professional and personal lives.
Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Apply knowledge of engineering practical fundamentals to Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, and Plant Maintenance to wide practical procedures and practices. 2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. 3. Conduct investigations of well-defined problems; locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technician practice and solutions to well-defined engineering problems. 5. Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well-defined engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts. 6. Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice. 7. Communicate effectively on well-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend the work of others, document their own work, and give and receive clear instructions. 8. Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent updating in the context of specialized technical knowledge. 9. Applies independent workshop learning practices. 10. Demonstrates self-awareness of own level of competence and identifies opportunities to extend own competence in a timely manner. 11. Comprehends the importance of engaging with a professional community, learning from its knowledge and standards.
Prerequisite: Passed MCD523.
Prerequisite Sentence: N/A
Credit Point: 12
Offered In: Semester 1