Course Title: Select and apply mechanical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: MIET7063C

Course Title: Select and apply mechanical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Daniela Achim

daniela.achim@rmit.edu.au

 

Segei Eljaste

sergei.eljaste@rmit.edu.au

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

None.

Course Description

This unit covers selecting appropriate methods, processes & construction techniques within mechanical and manufacturing engineering.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23071A Select and apply mechanical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

Element:

1. Research and categorise methods, processes and construction techniques for applications.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Research and categorise methods, processes and construction techniques for mechanical and manufacturing engineering applications. Information sources to include equipment suppliers' printed data and websites.
1.2. Identify methods, processes&construction techniques to suit continuous production, mass, batch or jobbing shop production, prototype applications. Identify applications suitable for sequential or work cell manufacture or assembly.
1.3. Identify manufacturing requirements of TQM, JIT, competitive (lean manufacturing) and group technology.
 

Element:

2. Evaluate and select appropriate methods, processes&construction techniques for particular mechanical engineering applications.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Appropriate scientific principles have been considered or applied to enable methods, processes&construction techniques choices.
2.2. Appropriate materials properties knowledge has been provided for in methods, processes&construction techniques choices.
2.3. Appropriate materials handling procedures are implemented including compliance with OHS&E requirements, legislative and regulatory requirements.
2.4. Appropriate calculations and assumptions have been used to enable methods, processes&construction techniques choices.
2.5. Appropriate waste and pollution treatment and recycling techniques and policies have been applied to applications.
2.6. Suitability of application to continuous production, mass, batch or jobbing shop production, prototyping sequential or work cell manufacture or assembly has been appropriately considered in choice of methods, processes and construction techniques.
2.7. Manufacturing requirements of TQM, JIT, Group Technology and Competitive (lean manufacturing) environments have been researched and evaluated for a range of applications.
2.8. Measurement and test methods for particular product or process outputs have been evaluated and selected.
 

Element:

3. Specify and implement methods, processes&construction techniques for mechanical and manufacturing engineering applications.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Appropriate methods, processes&construction techniques for particular applications have been specified and implemented.

Element:

4. Apply basic workshop knowledge and skills relevant to mechanical and manufacturing engineering applications.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Identify the range and applications of basic workshop skills.
4.2. Relevant basic workshop skills can be demonstrated.
4.3. Appropriate basic workshop skills have been applied to particular engineering applications.
 


Learning Outcomes


N/A.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the selection and application of mechanical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques encountered in meeting the workplace performance requirements and compliance standards.
 


Teaching Schedule

 Topics                                                                                  Resources           Assessment                      
1

Introduction

 

  
2

Methods, Processes and Construction techniques

Casting, moulding and forming;metal hot and cold working; fabricating, machining and handworking;

  
3Methods, Processes and Construction techniques

Materials handling/moving/storing; waste and pollution treatment and recycling.

  
4

Mechanical Engineering

The engineering discipline, conceptual development, research, design, manufacture, implementation, installation, commissioning and maintenance of mechanical products, processes, systems or services

  
5

Mechanical Engineering

Converting energy into power and motion, materials into product and components into machines and systems for domestic, industrial, public or private services, entertainment and military applications.

  
6Workshop 1 Assessment 1
7

Total Quality Management

A customer driven amalgamation of quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement.
 

  
8

Total Quality Mangement

Tools of TQM; flow charts, pareto, ishikawa (cause&effect), process capability analysis, sampling and control charting, run charts, correlation analysis.
 

  
9

 JIT

System of ordering, manufacturing and supply of raw material, component parts and product at the point in time required by the process system or service.

  
10

 JIT

Minimize buffer stocks and inventory and the associated costs of buffer stocks and inventory.

  
11

Competitive Lean Manufacturing Principles and Techniques

An integrated approach to manufacturing aimed at competing for market share by maximizing efficiency and minimizing cost by comparison with alternative manufacturers.

  
12Competitive Lean Manufacturing Principles and Techniques

Techniques used; sequential and cellular manufacture and assembly with multi-skilling of work-teams, work-place improvement (incl. Kaizen, a gradual and continual improvement to products, processes, systems and services.),

  
13

Competitive Lean Manufacturing Principles and Techniques

Total Quality Management; use of TQM tools, Just In Time (JIT), quick change-over, process and productivity improvement, cost reduction, .

  
14

Competitive Lean Manufacturing Principles and Techniques

Supply and demand chain management, quality optimisation, design for reliability, optimum maintenance, computer managed maintenance

  
15

 Information sources

Reference texts, manufacturer’s catalogues and industrial magazines, websites, use of phone, email and fax information gathering

  
16 Group Assignment Assessment 2
17-18Final Quiz Assessment 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Dawling, Carew, Hadgraft Engineering your Future

J S Oakland, Total Quality Management,

K G Swift and J D Booker Process Selection from Design to Manufacture


Other Resources

Class notes (weeekly, per topic)
 


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to select and apply mechanical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques.

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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 activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.

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 activities to their teacher/assessor.

Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Tasks section of the Course Guide Part B

You are required to complete all the following three assessment tasks:

Assessment one - Workshop 1 = 30%

Assessment two - Group Assignment 1 = 40%

Assessment three - Quiz 1 = 30%
 


Assessment Matrix

 

Assessment types and elements:

                                                             WeightingElements
 
1Assessment 1 Workshop 130% 4.1-4.3
2Assessment 2 Group Assignment 140% 1.1-3.1
3Assessment 3 Quiz 130% 1.1-4.3

To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievment of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks. students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per class observation, student laboratory and reports.

All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) Grade. Only if competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coded choices listed below:

 Please note the time of assessments is subject to teachers schedule.

GradeGrade Level                                       Competency Level                                                   
CHDCompetent with High DistinctionThe learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks
 
CDICompetent with DistinctionThe learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution
 
CCCompetent with CreditThe learner will elegantly apply facts rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence
 
CAGCompetency achieved GradedThe learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task to solve a problem
 
NYCNot Yet CompetentAlthough the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task
 

Other Information

Course Information

Please note while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support.

Students are strongly encouraged to make full use of this service.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Special Consideration:

Special consideration is a variation to an assessment which takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances which have affected a student’s performance in an assessment or prevented them from attempting an assessment task including an examination.

 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find the latest information about the purpose eligibility and process of special consideration and the online form.

If you seeking an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assessment Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without an approved extension will not be accepted or marked.


Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.


Email Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails: suggest daily



 

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