*GLH (Guided Learning Hours) is the approximate time that the teacher will spend supervising or directing study time and assessment activities.
Students develop their understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and how their properties and characteristics impact on a design specification. They also examine different production processes and their applications.
Students plan and apply appropriate processes to make pre-production product using hand-held tools, measuring and marking equipment safely. They then carry out a range of manually controlled machining operations and perform quality control checks to review their finished pre-production product.
Students explore the role of computer applications in the design and manufacture of engineered products by creating computer-aided design (CAD) drawings to produce a batch of computer numerical control (CNC) manufactured examples of a product. They investigate methods used to compare items manufactured by manually controlled and CNC production, and develop their understanding of how computer control is used to produce engineered products in high-volume.
Students develop their knowledge and understanding of the techniques and procedures used, including ‘lean processes’ to ensure the quality of engineered products. They produce and implement a detailed set of procedures for the quality control of engineered products in a ‘real world’ situation involving high-volume manufacture of products.