This unit of competency covers the evaluation of materials for their suitability in engineering-related projects or processes. It requires consideration of materials in regards to design requirements, sustainability, product manufacturability, facilities, services, plant and tooling requirements, and safe use.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM23138A

Prerequisites

MEM23004A - Apply technical mathematics

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - determining context, specification and performance requirements of materials in manufacturing and engineering-related applications; - investigating sustainability implications of materials in the context of their manufacturing and engineering-related use; - identifying materials processing principles, techniques and requirements, including associated facilities, services, plant, tooling and software; - identifying WHS, regulatory and risk management compliance; - identifying materials and material use and processing for integration with: lean manufacturing systems and techniques; manufacturing control software, such as system control and data acquisition (SCADA) software; - applying systems thinking, continuous improvement, and constraint and contingency management to evaluation of materials in manufacturing and engineering applications, and; - reporting and documenting results of evaluation.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of technical and professional assistance; - sustainability implications of materials and related manufacturing and engineering-related products and processes; - WHS and regulatory compliance requirements and risk management practices related to materials, including use of material safety data sheets (MSDS); - software options for materials and process analysis; - common materials, properties and structures in manufacturing and engineering; - cold working of metals; - metal heat treatment; - processes for working, shaping and joining or materials; - systems thinking, continuous improvement, problem solving and decision making, and constraint and contingency management principles and techniques, and; - reporting and documentation requirements.

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