ENG06076 2019 Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

General Details

Full Title
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
Transcript Title
Manufacturing and Engineering
75 %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
MEMA - Mech and Manufact Eng
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Brian Hanrahan, Paul Ferry, David McMoreland
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMECL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

This module is an introduction to manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies. This module is intended to enable the student to acquire the basic practical skills in engineering workshop practice, to produce mechanical components using relevant manufacturing methods. Students will recognise the importance of workshop safety and develop the necessary knowledge and practical workshop skills in manufacturing techniques.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate good knowlege of health & safety in a workshop environment and employ safe working practices when operating machine tools.


Identify and use various types of measuring and marking out equipment, including scribers, squares, calipers, vernier instruments and micrometers.


Demonstrate basic fabrication skills to produce components using hand processes, drilling operations, bending & forming operations and basic joining methods including welding.


Produce basic machined components to a certain degree of accuracy using turning and milling operations, operating the machines in a correct and safe manner.


Demonstrate a good understanding of workshop processes and equipment, through the description and identification of such processes and equipment used.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will participate in an active-learning environment, which will foster excitement for engineering through the series of assessment. A series of demonstrations will be used and students encouraged to contribute to the discussions around these demonstrations. A clear link between the theoretical and the practical aspects of these technologies will be reinforced throughout the module.

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative feedback will be used on an ongoing basis. Students will receive constructive feedback on their strengths and areas that need further improvements. Peer assessment and self assessment will be encouraged throughout the project using checklists and clear marking criteria.

Continuous assessment will involve the assessment of all assignments undertaken in class, both practical and theoretical.

Repeat Assessments

This will normally require repeat attendance; however, for students with high attendance, an appropriate repeat assessment may be set, at the discretion of the Examination Board.

Indicative Syllabus

Health & Safety

Health and safety standards and regulations, Safety signs & signals, Workshop health & safety precautions, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Marking Out and Measuring

Datums, coordinates, Marking out equipment; surface table/plates, angle plates, vee blocks, engineers square, centre square, scribers, height & surface gauges, dividers. Measuring equipment: rules, vernier instruments, micrometers.

Cutting Tools & Fluids

Cutting tools, cutting tool materials,cutting speeds & feeds, cutting fluids.

Hand processes

Files, hacksaws, power tools, bending and forming operations.


Pillar drills, tool & work holding methods, drilling operations; drilling, reaming, countersink counterbore, tapping.

Joining Methods

Mechanical fasteners, screw threads, locking devices, riveting, soldering, brazing, gas welding.


Centre lathe, work holding equipment, Centre lathe operations; facing, parallel turning, chamfering, drilling, tapping.


Horizontal & vertical milling machines, work holding equipment, Milling operations; face milling end milling slot milling.




Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation of students practical work Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Assessment of students theoretical knowledge Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 1,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Tiered Classroom Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2015 Workshop processes, practices & materials Routledge

Required Reading
2016-03-15 Machinerys Handbook & Toolbox
ISBN 0831130911 ISBN-13 9780831130916

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Provided on supporting moodle page

Journal Resources


URL Resources

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