Module Title:Workshop Practices
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Module Aim: To introduce students to the basic principles of good workshop practices and manufacturing technology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the correct safety procedures in accordance with the latest Health and Safety Act.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of the correct procedures for the use of measuring instrumentation, preparation and marking out raw materials, use of hand tools and fabrication of engineering components in a workshop environment.
LO3 Demonstrate in a workshop environment the fundamental principles of metal removal, describe cutter tool nomenclature and perform basic engineering calculations leading to metal removal.
LO4 Demonstrate an understanding of the selection of appropriate materials for various industrial applications and engineering components.
LO5 Develop 2D models and the generation of 2D drawings of these components using CAD systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Identification of hazards and dangers in the workshop environment. Health and safety at work.
Use of hand tools
Scriber, square, ruler, jennies, callipers, thread gauge, feeler gauge, radius gauge, files, punches, hammer, hacksaw, chisel
Gauging and measuring. Use of Vernier callipers, micrometres, height gauges, depth gauges, dial test indicators. Use and care of slip gauges, sine bar, angular slip gauges, Vernier callipers, precision balls and rollers
Fabrication, jointing methods & assembly.
Permanent joints e.g. riveting, soldering, brazing, silver soldering, gas welding, manual metal arc welding, adhesive bonding. Semi-permanent joints e.g. locking devices, screwed fastenings, keys, dowels and circlips
Machine tools and accessories
Introduction and safe operation of drilling machines, centre lathes, and milling machines. Practical demonstration of surface, cylindrical and off-hand grinding machines.
Forming Processes
Sand, die and investment casting, Cold rolling and wire drawing, Hot rolling, forging, extrusion and upsetting, Injection and compression moulding.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Report on hand-tools 2 10.00 Week 3
Written Report Safety Report on inspection of an engineering facility 1 10.00 Week 6
Short Answer Questions Class Test 1,2,3,4 20.00 Week 12
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lathe work, milling work, tapping & drilling, Welding & fabrication, forging 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 Every Second Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 11.87
Total Hours 250.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory