Course Title: Apply principles of metrology in manufacturing
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: MIET7505
Course Title: Apply principles of 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 4668
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply basic principles of metrology to the manufacture of products during and after fabrication.
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 mechanical parts, methods of measurement, selection of measurement instrument and the application of statistics to the measurement process.
This unit of competency is intended for courses at diploma or higher levels.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBQU263 Apply principles of metrology in manufacturing
1. Set up metrology process
1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
2. Apply advanced metrology process
2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
3. Evaluate advanced 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 metrology processes
- checking and controlling environmental conditions for metrology
- solving problems that arise from unexpected situations
- calibrating 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
- using metrology to improve quality of production
- communicating verbally and in writing effectively
- working effectively with others
- measurement systems
- international and Australia’s measurement systems
- accuracy, precision, error
- distribution statistics
- calculation of uncertainties
- tolerances and specifications
- measurement equipment
- measurement of:
- straightness and flatness
- roundness and concentricity
- surface texture
- limit gauging systems
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
|1||Introduction to Metrology||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|2||Linear Standards in Measurement||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|3||Specifying Tolerance and Allowances||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|4|| Geometric Tolerances, Methods for Measurement||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|5||Laboratory practical’s Session:1||1, 2, 3||Report|
|6|| Statistics and Metrology||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|7|| Angles Measurements, Gauges, Surface Texture||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|8||Calibration||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|9||Laboratory practical’s Session: 2||1, 2, 3||Report|
|10||Uncertainty in Measurement||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|11||Laboratory practical’s Session: 3||1, 2, 3||Report|
|12|| Reference Planes, Optical Metrology||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|13|| Laboratory practical’s Session: 4||1, 2, 3||Report|
|14||Angle Measurement||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|15||Measurement by Comparison||1, 2, 3||Practicals and final test|
|16||Final competency test||1, 2, 3|| Final Test
MIET7505 Apply Basic Principles of Metrology in Manufacturing – Course notes, available from RMIT Bookshop
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Student ’S’ Network Drive:
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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.
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 – Laboratory Practical’s x 4
To be competent in this unit the candidate must be able to set up a metrology process, apply a metrology process and evaluate a metrology process for quality control.
The practical’s 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 report.
These practical’s 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 a 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.
This test will have a weighting of 60% of the final overall assessment mark.
|Competency / Module||Assessment 1 |
|Performance Criteria 1||Yes||Yes|
|Performance Criteria 2||Yes||Yes|
|Performance Criteria 3||Yes||Yes|
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