Course Title: Apply principles of advanced metrology in manufacturing
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: MIET7500
Course Title: Apply principles of advanced metrology in manufacturing
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Program Manager: Dr Bill Chau
Phone 9925 4661, email@example.com
Program Coordinator: Leon Mattatia
Phone 9925 4668, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher: George Zouev
Phone 9925 4935, email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 60
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
It is recommended the the learners attempting this unit have the required knowledge and skill as described in:
VBQU263 Apply principles of metrology in manufacturing
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply principles of advanced metrology to the manufacture of products during and after fabrication.
This includes process variability for large-scale production runs, effects and control of temperature, precise angular measurements and measurements of complex forms, such as screw threads, gears and cams.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
The unit applies to manufacturing processes in engineering. The metrology task is carried out by measuring part quality characteristics and comparing them with design specifications. It includes the control of tolerances in complex mechanical parts, methods of advanced measurement techniques, selection of sophisticated measurement instrument and the application of statistics to the measurement and production process.
This unit of competency is intended for courses at advanced diploma or higher levels.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBQU264 Apply principles of advanced metrology in manufacturing
1. Set up advanced metrology process
1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
2. Apply metrology process
2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
3. Evaluate metrology process for quality control
3.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are followed.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit
- reading and interpreting texts, drawings, specifications, standards and other applicable reference documents
- analysing job requirements
- selecting appropriate advanced metrology processes
- checking and controlling environmental conditions for advanced metrology
- solving problems that arise from unexpected situations
- calibrating and setting up complex measuring equipment
- storing and handling metrology equipment correctly recording results
- making correct entries into a metrology journal
- filling out a certificate of calibration
- calculating statistics and uncertainties of measurements
- determining viability of process
- using advanced metrology techniques to improve quality of production
- communicating verbally and in writing effectively
- working effectively with others
- standards and their traceability
- accuracy, precision, error
- minimising errors
- distribution statistics
- calculation of uncertainties
- tolerances and specifications
- complex measurement equipment
- precise measurement of:
- diameter and length
- screw threads
Details of Learning Activities
The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities.
Students will participate in a variety of learning methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with
individuals and groups as required.
|Session||Topic Content Delivery Including Learning activities ||Elements|| Assessment Task
Introduction to metrology. Review systems and Standards in Measurement, Traceability and calibration
|1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|2||Perform Conversions Metric-Imperial and Imperial-Metric||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|3||Inspection and Measurement of Screw Threads||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|4||Calculations of Complex Forms – Screw Threads 1||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|5||Laboratory Practical 1 - Identification and measurement of screw thread systems||1, 2, 3||Report|
|6||Calculations of Complex Forms – Screw Threads 2||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|7||Metrology of complex forms - Cam profiles||1, 2, 3|| Practicals and final test
|8||Metrology of Complex Forms: Gear and Rack tooth profiles - Session 1||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|9|| Metrology of Complex Forms: Gear and Rack tooth profiles - Session 2||1, 2, 3|| Practicals and final test
|10|| Laboratory Practical 2 - The measurement and Inspection of Racks and Gears - Session 1||1, 2, 3||Report|
|11|| Laboratory Practical 2 - The Measurement and Inspection of Racks and Gears - Session 2||1, 2, 3||Report|
|12|| Uncertainty and Confidence in Measurement||1, 2, 3|| Practicals and final test
|13|| Quality Systems and Procedures||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|14||Calibration of Measuring Instruments||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|15|| Summary and revision||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|16||Unit competency test||1, 2, 3||Final closed book test|
MIET7505 Apply Advanced Principles of Metrology in Manufacturing – Course notes
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Overview of Assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit:
- demonstrate essential knowledge and skills as described in this unit;
- demonstrate a representative body of performance criteria within a timeframe typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment;
- demonstrate a range of metrology processes on more than one occasion and in different contexts.
This includes a final report that describes the processes used in detail, the assumptions made, control and environmental measures taken,
the assessment of results obtained, all necessary statistical and error calculations, and recommendations with respect to inspected manufacturing process.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment acitvities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout this course. Evidence of the student’s competance can be gathered through a variety of methods, including:
- observation of processes and procedures
- oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills
- testomony from supervisors, clients and/or other appropriate personnel
- inspection of the final product or outcome
- a portfolio of documentary evidence
Candidates must gain a pass in all the components of the assessment/s in order to pass this competency.
Assessment 1 – Practicals x 2
To be competent in this unit the candidate must be able to set up an advanced metrology process, apply a metrology process and evaluate a metrology process for quality control.
The practicals involve analysis and implementation of the elements in this competency. You will be setting up various gauges, supports and fixtures. You will then take precision measurements using appropriate measuring instruments and taking readings. Then you will calculate and interpret the data to make a determination if the item being tested meets specifications. You will then be required to present these results in a technical report.
These practicals will have a combined weighting of 40% of the final overall assessment mark.
Assessment 2 – Final Test (Closed Book)
This assessment will focus on your ability to plan and set up an advanced metrology process, apply a metrology process and evaluate a metrology process for quality control. It will require you utilise statistics as applied to measurement and inspection. You will be required to identify appropriate gauges, measuring tools and fixtures to demonstrate this competency’s elements.
The test consists of multi-choice and short answer questions and complex calculations.
This test will have a weighting of 60% of the final overall assessment mark.
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set
in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge
To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed
under Assessment Task Section.
Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
|Competency / Module||Assessment 1 |
|Performance Criteria 1||Yes||Yes|
|Performance Criteria 2||Yes||Yes|
|Performance Criteria 3||Yes||Yes|
Please note: while your teacher will cover all the material in the above schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.
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