WTAME3

Mechanical Engineering WTA - Year 2 (Level 3)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Donovan

Level 3 - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering applies some of the basic principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that includes the design, production and operation of machinery; including hand tools and portable power tools, measuring and dimensional measuring devices, engineering marking-out equipment, various steel cutting and welding procedures, assembly, safe work practices and procedures.

This take-home project-based course will introduce you to the exciting world of engineering and will provide you with the ability to look into an engineering apprenticeship, or start a higher level of mechanical engineering qualification at Wintec.

Vocational pathway: Manufacturing and Technology

Number of credits: 30

Program structure: 1 day per week (8.30am-3pm) during the school term.

Duration of program: 32 weeks



Recommended Prior Learning

Entry criteria: To enter year two you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one, and 100% of the available credits relating to your chosen year two module. All students must either have, or be enrolled in Level 2 Math or are completing the equivalent unit standard at school to be eligible. Candidates who do not meet this may be accepted at the discretion of the WTA.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 2680 v7
NZQA Info
Join metals using the resistance welding process
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29651 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety when welding and thermal cutting
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29652 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of safety, health, risk assessment, and hazard ID and control on an engineering worksite
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30263 v2
NZQA Info
Perform fabrication operations
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30279 v1
NZQA Info
Cut steel using the manual gas cutting process
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30280 v1
NZQA Info
Cut metals using the manual plasma cutting process
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30438 v1
NZQA Info
Dismantle, inspect, and assemble component parts within assemblies
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.