Module Delivered in
|Short Title:||Mechanical Workshop Practice|
|Full Title:||Mechanical Workshop Practice|
|Module Coordinator:||MATTHEW COTTERELL|
|Description:||The purpose of this module is to enable the student to have the practical skills for basic workshop practice e.g., Marking out, Drilling, Turning, Milling and Grinding. (Contact: Michael Daly & Ray Kennedy)|
|On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to|
- Understand and apply workshop safety regulations to prevent and avoid accidents.
- Identify and use marking out tools, handtools, measuring equipment and to work to prescribed tolerances.
- Identify and produce different types of joints using rivets and screws and produce internal and external thread forms.
- Perform a range of operations on Workshop Machinery e.g. Drills, Lathes, Mills and Grinders.
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
|No recommendations listed|
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
|No incompatible modules listed|
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
|No requirements listed|
|No co-requisites listed listed|
Module Content & Assessment
Personal safety. Instruction on safe working procedures in the use of marking out, hand tools, and operation of machines and equipment.
Marking out, measuring equipment and hand tools
Care and use of marking out equipment including vernier height gauge, surface plate, vernier callipers, micrometers and dial indicator and files, hammers, hacksaws etc.
Cutting of Materials
Cutting, slotting and filing of straight and curved profiles.
Screw Threads and Riveting
Forming of internal and external threads by use of taps and dies. To identify and use rivets of different head forms, e.g. countersunk and snap-head.
Correct use of drilling machines, secure clamping of work, selection of cutting speeds and coolants used for the machining of a range of materials, use of reamers, counter-boring, spot-facing, counter-sinking and trepanning.
Parallel turning, taper turning using top-slide, surfacing, knurling, drilling, boring, reaming and parting-off of work exercises. Selection of spindle speeds, feeds and coolants. Use of different work-holding devices.
Use of vertical and horizontal milling machines, correct set-up and the secure clamping of work piece, correct speed and feed selection.
Use surface grinder to produce flat surfaces to good surface finish.
Safe manufacture and production of five projects involving all aspects of machine-shop applications including drilling, lathe, milling, surface grinding to the tolerances shown on drawings.
|End of Semester Formal Examination||0%|
|Type||Description||Outcome addressed||% of total||Assessment Date|
|Project||Exercise 1 - Benchwork & Simple Machining||None||12.0||Week 2|
|Project||Exercise 2 - Emphasis on Milling||None||12.0||Week 4|
|Project||Exercise 3 - Emphasis on Lathe||None||16.0||Week 7|
|Project||Exercise 4 - Benchwork and Machining||None||20.0||Week 12|
|Project||Exercise 5 - More difficult Lathe Work||None||20.0||Week 12|
|Short Answer Questions||Written Paper to cover related studies||None||10.0||Week 5|
|Short Answer Questions||Written Paper to cover related studies||None||10.0||Week 10|
The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
Module Workload & Resources
|Type||Description||Hours||Frequency||Average Weekly Learner Workload|
|Lab||Workshop Practice||5.0||Every Week||5.00|
|Lecture||Related Studies||1.0||Every Week||1.00|
|Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact)||Study||1.0||Every Week||1.00|
|Total Weekly Learner Workload||7.00|
|Total Weekly Contact Hours||6.00|
|Recommended Book Resources|
- Bruce J Black 2005, Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials, 3rd Ed. Ed., Newnes [ISBN: 0750660732]
|Supplementary Book Resources|
- Lawrence Smyth / Liam Hennessy, New Engineering Technology, The Educational Company of Ireland [ISBN: 0861674480]