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Compulsory workshop training course for Chemical and Process Engineering students.
The purpose of Workshop Training is to give students a basic experience and appreciation of workshop processes. In particular to provide: • Experience of basic workshop processes (drilling, turning, milling, welding, hand tools)• Develop an appreciation of the capabilities (limitations) of these processes• Develop an awareness of workshop safetyThe skills learned will be useful for completing the degree (e.g. 3rd Pro Project), and for the student’s career. The latter because Professional Engineers are expected to be able to design parts that can be practically manufactured (i.e. design-for-manufacturing, DfM), and have intelligent problem-solving conversations with production colleagues. It is NOT necessary for a Professional Engineer to be an expert machine operator, but they do need to understand the issues and have an appreciation for the skills of others in the engineering team. This course (or equivalent) is a mandatory part of the BE qualification.In this course students will be taught how to safely operate various machines, and will manufacture their own simple parts.
The learning outcomes will be as follows:Basic workshop practice Understand safety requirements for engineering manufacturing workshopsUse an engineering vernier calliper and micrometer for measuring partsInterpret a simple engineering drawingBasic machining practicesSafely use a lathe to turn a simple component Safely use a milling machine to make a simple face cutApply oil quench heat treatmentWelding workshop Understand safety requirements for welding workshopsUse manual metal arc processes (arc welding) to make groove and fillet weldsTest welds, e.g. butt welds to destruction with U bend test and section cut on a bandsaw and, ( if time allows) fillet welds in destructive bend testIdentify typical visual weld defects and explain causesNote that the projects may change from time to time. Also, the amount of time spent on the various activities varies with discipline.
Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Students must log in My Timetable to make their selection of a suitable time. Student may make only one enrolment. Students who enrol in one occurrence and subsequently wish to change to another should discuss this with their departmental coordinator beforehand if they wish to avoid attracting additional course fees.CONTACTCourse Supervisor: Dr Dirk Pons, ext. 95826, room E527Workshop Team Leader: Mr Garry Cotton, 03 369 2134, Course Instructors (Tutors): Mr Garry Cotton, Mr Daved Hurring, Mr David RathgenThe various Engineering Departments have somewhat different workshop training courses: different in content, duration, and timetable. Students should contact the coordinator in their department: Mechanical Engineering: Dr Dirk Pons, Mechatronic Engineering: Dr Dirk Pons, Civil Engineering: Dr Rajesh DhakalForest Engineering: Dr Simon FairbrotherChemical and Process Engineering: Rachel Rogers, 03 369 3484, room 405 Link buildingElectrical and Computer Engineering: not covered in these arrangementsOPERATIONAL DETAILS: Chemical and Process Engineering Departmental Coordinator: Rachel Rogers Course duration: 24 hrsStart times: 9amBookings: via My Timetable. Any problems contact Rachel Rogers
For further information see
Chemical and Process Engineering
Head of Department
Personal Protection: stout footwear; long hair tied back, and no loose clothing. Safety glasses and a dust coat are provided.Health and safety regulations:A health and safety briefing will be provided by the Tutor. Among others, the following apply:• Personal protection (see above) MUST be worn at all times in the workshop• NO SMOKING• No food or drink is allowed in the workshop• Any student who is considered to be under the effect of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave the workshop• No radios/walkmans, head-phones, cell phones, sun glasses, or headgear (other than long hair protection) are allowed in the workshop. Long hair MUST be tied up or securely tucked away• At no time is a student to leave the workshop unless the instructor in charge gives permission• No tools or equipment are to be removed from the workshop at any time• Disruptive individuals may be asked to leave the session• Students are requested not to wear rings or loose jewellery while in the workshop
EXEMPTIONSExemptions from the Workshop Training Course may be granted by the course supervisor for the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering. Normally this will only be considered for: • NZCE/Diploma students• an engineering trade qualification• equivalent course done elsewhere• substantial formal work experience (self-taught experience in a home workshop will not usually be sufficient grounds for exemption) Those students who believe they may be eligible for an exemption should apply early in their first year of Professional study.
Pass criteriaIn order to achieve a pass in this course, students must meet the following criteria:• Reach a satisfactory standard in attitude and safetyo Safety is very important. Failure may occur if a student demonstrates a careless attitude towards the safety of self or otherso Engineers are expected to be professionally responsible regarding safety. As observed by the Institute of Professional Engineers NZ, ‘Engineers have a substantial role to play as part of this activity because they are trained in cause and effect thinking, and can predict a range of likely outcomes and their consequences’ • Reach a satisfactory standard in the production of specified engineering componentso It is necessary to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Tutor that the student is able to safely use the workshop processes (drilling, turning, milling, welding, hand tools) to a basic levelo Students will not be failed for inability to reach target manufacturing tolerances/quality, providing that the student makes a credible attempt• Satisfactory attendanceo minimum of 32 hours (Mechanical and Mechatronic students)o minimum of 24 hrs (CAPE students) o minimum of 12 hrs (Civil students)Failing is rare…but possible
Absence: • Prompt arrival is required for all classes. (Students who arrive late will be marked as absent!)• If a student knows he/she is going to be absent, then they must contact the instructor in the training room during the scheduled class 364 2987 extension 7336 as well as Ranee Hearst during business hours (369 3784, firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition the student concerned must contact the course supervisor to arrange a time when they can make up for the lost instruction and contact hours. • Students must attend for the whole course. Students who miss more than one hour of class must present formal notification (e.g. a doctor’s note) otherwise it is likely they will be requested to re-enrol at additional cost to themselves.
Exemptions from the Workshop Training Course may be granted by the course supervisor for the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering. Normally this will only be considered for: • NZCE/Diploma students• an engineering trade qualification• equivalent course done elsewhere• substantial formal work experience (self-taught experience in a home workshop will not usually be sufficient grounds for exemption) Those students who believe they may be eligible for an exemption should apply early in their first year of Professional study.
For further information see
Chemical and Process Engineering