ENG06084 2019 Manufacturing and Engineering Technology 201

General Details

Full Title
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology 201
Transcript Title
Manufacturing and Engineering
N/A %
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 designed to develop a student’s practical workshop skills while also giving in-depth knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques as well as engineering technologies commonly used in industry. After this module a student should have acquired the practical manual machining skills to produce relatively complex components, requiring several different set-ups, while working to tight tolerances.

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate knowledge of workshop safety, personal protection equipment (PPE) and general health and safety regulations.


Apply a good skill set in manual processes, including drilling, milling, turning, grinding and fabrication processes, and to competently operate such machinery and to be able to produce complex engineering components.


Manufacture components to geometrical specifications in an engineering workshop.


Use metrology equipment and demonstrate an understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.


Describe manufacturing and machining processes commonly used in industry to produce complex components including, CNC machining centres & turning centres, advanced grinding operations, advanced welding and cutting technologies.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module includes 4 hours per week in the workshop to facilitate learning by doing and 1 hour per week theory lecture.



Module Assessment Strategies

Practical Evaluation of Assignments and Theoretical Continuous Assessment



Repeat Assessments

Repeat Attend practical component. Repeat assessment of theory.



Indicative Syllabus

Healty & Safety

Understanding of workshop safety, personal protection, general health and safety


Dial indicators, verniers, micrometers, slip gauges, limit gauges, bore gauges, optical comparators, co-ordinate Measuring machine, surface testers etc.


Centre lathes operation; turning, facing, grooving, knurling, screw cutting, eccentric turning.Capstan & turret lathes, CNC lathe, turning centres, workholding equipment


Mill operations; facing, end milling, pocketing, form tools, horizontal and vertical mills, CNC mills, machining centres, 5 axis machining workholding equipment


Manual metal arc MMA, Metal inert gas MIG, tungsten inert gas TIG, resistance welding, robotic welding, orbital pipe welding, surface tension transfer, electron beam, laser, friction, plasma arc etc.


Grinding processes, composition of grinding wheels, care of wheels and balancing, dressing wheels, bench grinder, surface grinding cylindrical grinding Centreless grinding internal grinding.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation of Projects Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 60 % OnGoing 2,3,4
2 Continuous Assessment of Theory Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop General Engineering Workshop Practical 4 Weekly 4.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self directed learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2008 Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials Prentice Hall
ISBN STANFORD:36105131783347

This new edition of Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials continues its tradition of balanced and comprehensive coverage of relevant engineering fundamentals, mathematical analysis, and traditional as well as advanced applications of manufacturing processes and operations. Updated and thoroughly edited for improved readability and clarity, this book is written mainly for students in mechanical, industrial, and metallurgical and materials engineering programs. The text continually emphasizes the important interactions among a wide variety of technical disciplines and the economics of manufacturing operations in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Required Reading
2004 Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials Elsevier
ISBN 9780750660730 ISBN-13 0750660732

Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials is an ideal introduction to the workshop environment for students ready to embark on a career in engineering, or anyone who will be making use of an engineering workshop. Bruce Black distils workshop techniques and technology in a simple and straightforward style, with hundreds of useful illustrations included throughout the book. The third edition of this comprehensive and well-established text has been updated throughout, now featuring end of chapter review questions to aid student learning, and also includes new chapters on Moving Loads, as well as Drawing, Specifications and Data, with expanded material on Safety and Measuring Equipment. The broad coverage of this text ensures it will meet the requirements of a wide range of engineering courses world-wide. The new edition has matching to Performing Engineering Operations (PEO Level 2), covering units 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12, and will continue to cater for other courses at this level such as Intermediate GNVQ, BTEC First, Vocational GCSE and a range of NVQ Level 2 engineering courses from City and Guilds in the UK. * Practical workshop text, provides the essential information on workshop practice needed by all students new to the field of mechanical engineering * Simple and straightforward writing style, highly illustrated throughout, to increase accessibility for the reader * New feature - end of chapter Review Questions, to aid student learning

Required Reading
2012-10-02 Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing Wiley
ISBN 1118393678 ISBN-13 9781118393673

This text is an unbound, binder-ready edition. Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems, 5th Edition, is designed for a first course or two-course sequence in Manufacturing at the junior level in Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering curricula. Given its coverage of engineering materials, it is also be suitable for Materials Science and Engineering courses that emphasize Materials Processing. In addition, it may be appropriate for technology programs related to the preceding engineering disciplines. Most of the books content focuses on Manufacturing Processes (about 65% of the text), but it also covers Engineering Materials and Production Systems.

Required Reading
1979 Workshop Processes, Practices, and Materials Hodder Education
ISBN 0713134097 ISBN-13 9780713134094

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Learners are required to have their own safety googles, safety shoes and appropriate workshop attire.