Unit aim

Enhances students' understanding of historical, social, cultural, economic, personal and environmental issues related to the metal industry. The design and manufacture of metal products is considered. The unit extends students' skills and methods for a variety of metals in marking out, cutting, machining, fabricating, joining, modifying properties, colouring and finishing and their understanding of the use and maintenance of tools and machinery.

Unit content

1. Historical developments in the metal industry and their impact on manufacturing processes, materials and work practices 
2. Past and present impact and influences of the metal manufacturing industry on the economy, society and the environment 
3. Structural, technical, environmental and sociological factors related to the metal industry 
4. Personnel issues and workplace health and safety related issues related to the metal industry 
5. Tools and machinery used in the metal industry and the impact of emerging technologies on the way manufactured products are made and used 
6. The practice of design and production/manufacture in the metal industry including the development of time and finance plans 
7. Contemporary skills and methods used for a variety of metals in marking out, cutting, machining, fabricating, joining, modifying properties, colouring and finishing 
8. The use and maintenance of a range of appropriate tools and machinery used in the manufacture of metal products 
9. Project management (including WHS issues) and communication through the design and manufacture of a complex metal based project using contemporary processes, tools and machinery and the completion of supporting documentation which is to include time and finance plans.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • The is no text to purchase however we do provide you access to a text that is out of print. Copies are available in MySCU, however you may come across copies for your own professional library, look for it at markets and second-hand book stores: Abelson, B & Pateman, A, 1988, Metalworking Part One and Part Two, 2nd edn, McGraw-Hill, Sydney. ISBN: 0-07-452582-4.
  • You only need to download this document: NSW Board of Studies, 1999, Industrial Technology Stage 6, Revised 2008, Board of Studies NSW, Sydney. ISBN: 0-7313-4228-3.
  • You only need to download this document: NSW Board of Studies, 2003, Industrial Technology 7-10, Board of Studies NSW, Sydney. ISBN: 1-7409-9741-7.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online

Teaching method
Workshop on-site full day  (4 days)
Tutorial online 1 hour (3 weeks)
Structured online learning self paced (self paced)
Assessment
Teaching Resources40%
Practical skills60%
Notice

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Fee information

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