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|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Term 3||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
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|
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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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