Subject Details - 10 Engineering (Metal trades)

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Curriculum AreaBusiness, Enterprise & Technology
Subject Length1 semester
Contact PersonDesign and Technology Coordinator
DescriptionEngineering (Metal Trades)
Length: Semester 1
This subject will focus on a ‘design, make and evaluate’ methodology using various materials for project construction.
It is assumed that students have completed Year 9 Metalwork to a satisfactory standard. Students will be involved in developing further skills in metalwork such as general machining techniques and welding and fabrication as well as some CAD/CAM experience.
Students will be given opportunity begin certificate I in engineering through participation of selected competencies appropriate for this level of entry.
TopicsPractical skills will involve:
Plasma cutting
Oxy-acetylene welding
MIG welding
General machining
Hand tools and hand held power tools skills
Planning skills
OH&S requirements
CAD/CAM
AssessmentMajor components are practical tasks and Project work. Theory and written work are used to assess knowledge and understanding. Planning, production and critiquing of individual or group Projects.
Relationship To Further StudySuccessful completion can lead to Engineering VET Cert II.
PrerequisitesIt is assumed that students have completed Year 9 Metalwork to a C+ standard.
It is extremely important that students come to all classes with a willingness to demonstrate good health and safety practice
It is important that students understand that they will be required to apply mathematical principles to theoretical and practical tasks.
Special ConditionsSafe working practice is essential. Sturdy shoes and safety glasses must be worn at all times.

All students must have agreed to the expectations and behaviour contract, (signed by their parent/guardian, themselves and their teacher), before undertaking any practical tasks.
CostsThere may be a charge for components and materials if students build a significant project and wish to take it home.