Manufacturing Engineering 1


Manufacturing Engineering 1 : aims to produce environmentally responsible engineers, who will conduct manufacturing activities with due regard to the environment, regulatory and legal requirements. The module introduces the learner to the basic skills required to be a manufacturing engineer. It is envisaged that the learners will have the capability to understand, analyse, design and/or select the machinery, tooling and processes necessary for the production of components. The practical element of this module will enable the learners to have the practical skills required to safely operate workshop equipment to produce component to a desired specification. Upon, completion of this module the learners will have obtained the basic necessary skills to gain employment working in a manufacturing engineering environment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recall and implement the safety procedures to put in place in an engineering workshop with due regard to the environmental, regulatory and legal requirements.

  2. Manufacture artefacts using a range of workshop machines/equipment, while applying the appropriate speeds and feeds for the selected machine operation.

  3. Identify and use various types of cutting tools and metrology equipment, including drill bits, turning tools, milling machine tools, vernier calipers, micrometers, dial gauges etc)

  4. Analyse and interpret engineering drawings to manufacture artefacts to the desired specification.

  5. Discuss sustainable manufacturing processes and technologies appropriate to a range of applications.

  6. Communicate and operate as an effective team member, by working cohesively in a manufacturing environment 

  7. Complete a basic process plan and dimensional analysis report of a manufactured component.

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