Description: Communicate effectively using technical terminology related to the metals machining industry.
DRWG1670 Engineering Drawings/Layout Processes
Description: This module, when successfully completed, will provide an understanding of normal, sectional and auxiliary views on mechanical engineering drawings, together with knowledge of dimensions, tolerances, machining symbols, working drawing elements and operation sheets to conventional standards. Interpret mechanical engineering drawings and operational sequence sheets to determine layout, machining, and inspection operations on workpieces. Use engineering drawing symbols, aligned views, tolerances and thread designations. In addition, the student will be able to identify workpiece features, removed, partial, enlarged, broken out and to explain working drawing elements. Basic geometric tolerances and applying the system of limits and fits to workpieces as specified on tooling or engineering drawings is also covered. A variety of layout tools, instruments and accessories will be used to transfer dimensional information from drawings to workpieces. Layout geometric configurations on workpieces for subsequent machining operations.
MACH1450 Applied Trade Practices and Procedures
Description: This module, when successfully completed, will have generated the skills required to produce components to drawing specification on the engine lathe, milling machine, drill press and grinding machine.
MACH1460 Trade Theory
Description: This course provides the student with a theoretical background of: safe working conditions and hazards in an industrial environment together with the knowledge of specific safety measures and precautions to be exercised while operating various machine tools; also, understand the "WHMIS" Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. Fitting and hand assembly using bench hand tools and metal removing hand tools; direct and indirect measuring instruments, inspection checking and indicating gauges; the parameters of precision measurement, optical comparators and air gauging devices; the cutting process, tool geometry and cutting fluids; cutting tool materials, tool life and surface texture; engineering materials and their machining characteristics; metal sawing machines; drilling and related machining operations on drilling machines; facing, centre drilling, parallel turning, knurling, grooving techniques, drilling, reaming, boring, screw threads and eccentric diameters, internal and external taper turning and cutting advanced screw threads on engine lathes; horizontal, vertical and angular flat milling, form and combined surface cutting tools; using the dividing head, rotary table and boring head on a milling machine; pedestal grinding of single point tools and drills; and surface and cylindrical grinding techniques on grinding machines.
This course also provides the students with the study of heat treatment of ferrous metals and describing physical and mechanical properties; case hardening and the prevention of damage to heat treatable workpieces;knowledge of standard material classification and designation systems. Recognize and characterize metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in manufacturing.
MACH1470 Advanced Machining
Description: This module provides the student with a theoretical background of jig and fixture design, fabrication and construction. In addition, the student will be aware of considerations important in the production of jigs and fixtures for milling, grinding, boring and lathe work. The student will have a basic understanding of Computer Numerical Control Machining, the application of Cartesian co-ordinates, axis designation and some of the standard codes used in programming. The basic principles of statistical process control and how and why it is applied to industry are also covered.
MATH1550 Applied Trade Calculations, Charts and Tables
Description: This module, when successfully completed, will provide an understanding of terminology, basic concepts and applications of algebra, geometry and trigonometry in solving technical problems pertaining to metal machining. The fundamentals of International System of Units (SI) will be discussed to assist students in developing a functional knowledge of the metric system. Perform occupational calculations in the imperial and metric systems to solve technical problems pertaining to metal machining. An awareness and understanding of technical resources containing various data pertaining to metal machining is also covered. Mathematical tables, industrial standards, engineering materials tabulated values and machining operations-related data, tables and charts will be correctly selected, interpreted and applied in metal removal operations. Read and interpret technical data pertaining to metal machining.