Manufacturing Engineering 1 (Apprenticeship)


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

  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. Manufacture artefacts according to a process plan using a range of workshop machines/equipment that incorporate sustainable manufacturing technologies/processes. 

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