SHP101 - Shop

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Subject Title

Subject Description
The skills necessary to work in the machining field are only gained through practical experience working on the wide variety of machines and equipment available in a well equipped machining area.  The practical projects in this subject have been designed to challenge students while developing sound basic machining skills.  Safe working habits and procedures, time management skills and planning are emphasised and monitored.  Students gain basic machining related knowledge and experience that provides them with the opportunity to move on to more specialized fields, such as tool and die making, mould making, general machining, and computer numerical control.


Credit Status
Full credit status towards a college program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Machine stock material to drawing specifications.

2.  Manufacture projects within specified times as determined by industry standards.

3. Square up stock on a milling machine and machine to a given size and to drawing specifications.

4. Turn a piece of material on an engine lathe to a specific size.

5. Cut a thread, knurl, chamfer, cut a taper, and bore a hole on the engine lathe.

6. Grind, lathe HSS tool bits, to required angles and forms.

7. Grind HSS drills.

8.. Drill and tap holes in steel.

9. Use measuring instruments to inspect finished work pieces to drawing specifications.

10.. Write machining planning procedures from part drawings.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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