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MECH6014 - Mechanical Workshop Practice

Title:Mechanical Workshop Practice
Long Title:Mechanical Workshop Practice
Module Code:MECH6014
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MATTHEW COTTERELL
Module Author: DAN O BRIEN
Module 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)
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Understand and apply workshop safety regulations to prevent and avoid accidents.
LO2 Identify and use marking out tools, handtools, measuring equipment and to work to prescribed tolerances.
LO3 Identify and produce different types of joints using rivets and screws and produce internal and external thread forms.
LO4 Perform a range of operations on Workshop Machinery e.g. Drills, Lathes, Mills and Grinders.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
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
Incompatible Modules
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.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite 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.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
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.
Lathe Work
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.
Surface Grinding
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.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Exercise 1 - Benchwork & Simple Machining 1,2,3 12.0 Week 2
Project Exercise 2 - Emphasis on Milling 1,2,3,4 12.0 Week 4
Project Exercise 3 - Emphasis on Lathe 1,2,4 16.0 Week 7
Project Exercise 4 - Benchwork and Machining 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 12
Project Exercise 5 - More difficult Lathe Work 1,2,4 20.0 Week 12
Short Answer Questions Written Paper to cover related studies 1,2,3,4 10.0 Week 5
Short Answer Questions Written Paper to cover related studies 1,2,3,4 10.0 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload 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 Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

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]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

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CR_EBIME_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 3 Elective
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Group Elective 1

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