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Introduction to Fabrication ZAE105

Cradle Coast


You will work in a simulated manufacturing environment and undertake small-scale project work to create fabricated objects using common materials. This will include activities such as component fabrication, sheet metal work, welding and joining, surface finishing and coating, and forming and shaping using various materials and approaches. To enable this, you will learn to apply key fabrication processes and techniques, interpret geometrical and quantitative information in engineering design specifications, prepare required toolsets and machinery, manage the fabrication process end-to-end, analyse outputs and finished products, and evaluate their conformance to requirements and standards. You will also learn the mechanics of materials used, and how to specify the complete fabrication lifecycle consistently, accurately and effectively using industry standards applicable to technical and business documentation. This unit will continue the first-year project, commenced in ZAE101 Introduction to Manufacturing and continued in ZAE103 Introduction to Equipment Design. In this unit, the proposed and designed product will be fabricated, ready for its testing and commissioning in ZAE106 Quality Manufacturing.


Unit name Introduction to Fabrication
Unit code ZAE105
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Equipment Design


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Term 3 On-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 3 20/7/2020 10/8/2020 25/8/2020 25/9/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Apply engineering principles and interpret technical information to plan, manage and execute fabrication processes

2. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of fabrication processes, and quality and accuracy of fabrication outputs

3. Document and communicate fabrication processes with special attention to safety needs



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 030101

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



1. Fabrication Practice (40%)

2. Design Implementation (30%)

3. Written responses to fabrications scenarios (30%)

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